Hi all – its been a record 5 days since I last posted something. Ode to my busy weekend and my subsequent grogginess.
Last weekend, we (very uncharacteristically) headed out to the Sempalit Groundnut factory, the Tauhu Factory in Raub followed by the Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary and Deerland. (What? What and where are these places you ask?)
Yes, I dont think these places are very well publicised except among local tourist bus establishments but it was kinda interesting. At the Tauhu place and the groundnut factory – we were entertained for just about 5 seconds after which we entertained ourselves while the aunties were busy buying heaps of ‘Shandong’ groundnuts and drinking “Tau Cheong” Soy Bean Milk.
Then it was on to the Tauhu ‘factory’ – very much a hit (and MISS!). All we enjoyed was pretty good ‘tau cheong’ while the crowd watched the process of making tauhu (in Mandarin!)
Im not sure how many species of deer there are, but this breed was very tame and gentle. We had the opportunity to feed the deer running around us, most of them about waist high and some of them taller (with small horns). They were all very gentle although when they stood on their hind legs to reach up for food, they were a teeny bit scary. It was amazing the way they used their luscious lips to take the fruit from your hands, it was as if they were toothless.
My body ached and groaned that night – and I was in bed by 1030pm. Now I just have to wait another 10 years for the next naturistic excursion. I’ll blog more about the elephants in another post.