Pokok Ipoh adalah sejenis tumbuhan yang terdapat di hutan Malaysia serta di negara-negara ASEAN yang lain. Nama sainsnya Antiaris toxicaria Lesch.
Pokok Ipoh mempunyai getah beracun yang digunakan sebagai racun untuk hujung sumpitan orang asli. Racun ini bertindak dengan serta-merta dan akan membunuh mangsa yang terkena sumpitan. Untuk mengelakkan keracunan kepada pemburu, bahagian daging pada mangsa perburuan akan dipotong dan dibuang. Ciri-ciri daun pokok Ipoh ini ialah hujung daunnya berbentuk tirus,oblong elliptik,pangkal daun berbentuk bulat. Secara umumnya daun pokok ini adalah nipis.
hmmmm..........kamik nak gi kemeh!!!!!!
I took a walk to the Ibu Thein Memorial Muzeum while I was in Jakarta 2 weeks ago.
To those whom does not know who Ibu Thein is,well....she's meet her lord.
She was the Indonesian first lady.The well fed first lady.
Stepping into the gallery,a gallery full with presents, presented to her while she was the first lady.
My oh my......the collection whooophs..wow..amazing collection!!
There is this one massive big huge tree I reckon its Meranti,chengal,Jati a size of a badminton court,a height a guess of at least 50 feet or more being on display.
The very least the age of the tree is 200 years old.
The amazing thing is the tree was dug so deep and it roots are still hanging and left dry for the artistic effect.
The tree branches are left to natural dried.
The miracle of the tree is, someone or rather a group of master craftmen were commission to crave the epic of Ramayana and Mahabrata on the tree trunk.
Yes....full story epic of the Hindu epic story on a tree trunk varnish to absolute perfect craft and presented to the late Ibu Thein as a present for X'mas.
Wow....stepping out of the gallary,reminds me of my beloved ibu's firm advised on my first day at school in 1966.
Wir..,"didunia ini tidak ada tempat untuk orang yang tidak bersekolah".
The master craft who crafted that piece of epic,did really goes to school,
and school he does and no 'University' in this world would dare to challenge his ability of his skills,patience,preserverence,determination on his mastercraftmenship.
But what wonder me most is why cut down a tree to give the first lady a X'mas present????
Was it an ego trip?
The taker would gladly accepts it!
It would be not polite not to accept a present given but I am sure the tree hurts when his trunk was curved for public exhibit.
Might be the tree soul would cried out loud,
'.......look at me,I'm no fool no more than you do?
Possibility to put up a mamak rojak stall beneath the tree with lot's of sotong and cendul pulut, eeek.......!!!
Will be queing together with Ipoh's amoi.
Ayo...ma!! Ipoh mali,ma!! manyak cantik lol!!
That's rakyat's staple diet we are talking about,man!!!!!!!.
I say...Free Birdddddddd.....What say you!!
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