Written by Shirley T
Saturday, 14 July 2012 00:00
On the island of Penang, Balik Pulau is the home to the king of fruits. Durian farms become popular destinations overnight, greeting visitors from local or abroad, serving primarily the die-hard durian fans! But if you imagine a durian outing with a hike to an orchard, lush greenery in the backdrop, a decent 'kampung' house to greet you, then consider Green Acres for a durian buffet!
"What started as a dream to live a healthier lifestyle in a farm turned out to a never ending journey of learning and discovery!". This is quoted exactly from the information shared by the owner of Green Acres. Started in 2009, the search for a retreat home eventually led to designing a sustainable building at which water is pushed uphill by ram pump and electricity is generated by solar panels.
Not only that, this 16-acre orchard is also the home to over 500 fruit trees, including 300 durian trees, herbs, gingers and chillies. Located at Kampung Titi Serong in Balik Pulau, Green Acres provides a feast on 'healthy' durians in the sense that the fruits are harvested from the pesticide-free durian trees except the occasional treatment on sick tree. Green Acres offers their farm's signatures from Musang King, Ganja to Ang Bak Kia, and all variety depending on the package, grade and durian season. Durian buffet starts as low as RM25 with a group of 8 people and promotion ends by 31 August. Call Uncle Chong at +60 12-428 6368 for further information.
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