In the village that hosted us, the Banghuris Homestay, we have been passionate in what are the various activities pursued by the locals, even the most modern. Here we are, for example, in a greenhouse where they practice hydroponic cultivation which is a special technique to grow plants out of the ground. Let’s move on, then, to see how they extract the latex for rubber production: we will discover really interesting facts about what just looks like a cut in the bark. Watching the work of local craftsmen seems almost magical. We are now looking at how coconuts are processed to make the pots. In the pictures you will find the job result. Filippo is really excited and he cannot wait to realize some of these, once back at home, for some flavoured plants to put on the balcony!
Now it’s time to say goodbye to this village and their inhabitants who have shown us and taught new things, but most importantly, made us feel like we were at home.
During the journey to Kuala Lumpur Filippo took the opportunity to launch the drone, to film and capture in the best way the beauty of the Seri Wawasan Bridge in Putrajaya, administrative/ governative centre and brand new city. Its construction works, in fact, began in 1991! The city was named in honor of the Malaysian Prime Minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman who was also Prince of the Sultan of Kedah. In Maltese, in fact, “Putra” means “prince” and “Jaya” “excellent” or “successful”. We arrive in Kuala Lumpur at sunset, but the temperature is definitely unsustainable: 43° C but because of the humidity, we perceive above 50° C, as shown by the indicator in one of the photos on high-rise buildings. We go to admire the magnificent Petronas Towers, the two Malaysian twin towers that now are positioned at the 8th place in the ranking of the tallest skyscrapers in the world. The high temperatures are caused by El Niño, which is creating several problems of drought and heat. It seems to be chasing Filippo from last year, when #Overland16 went to Bolivia and Peru! Very charming also at night, they stand enlightened in the sky: the magnificent Petronas Towers, the two Malaysian twin towers are now positioned at 8th place in the ranking of the tallest skyscrapers in the world.