Right now, as I travel in Malaysia, these are some impressions of my arrival.
I am staying with a brother who goes by ZAIN HD -- he is incredibly gracious with incredible adab. He is described as an idea generator and flashmob master in Malaysia. Zain allowed me to sleep in his hammock and the view I had is below as well. I heard the rain, the Call to Prayer, and saw the sun rise from this incredible perch.
I walked around the neighborhood and noticed some things. I saw that the sewers in this part of town are open air, simply trenches, that convey water. I noticed something that was the case in Jordan + the UAE -- eggs not being sold in the refrigerated section but on a shelf. My mother in law keeps eggs on the counter and they are fine - are us westerners unduly paranoid here?
Also, I have to confim this but the final picture is of what I believe is Palm oil.
Oil palm plantations accounted for roughly 57% of Indonesiaʼs deforestation from 2000 to 2010. Together, Indonesia and neighboring Malaysia supply about 87% of the worldʼs palm oil. Palm oil is used for food and the production of biodiesel.
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