The Story of Cassava (Part 2) : Getting the most from Boiled Cassava leaves

Written by @joehairie and @Lan
(Photos by curiostraveller.com)
For Kulafoods Australia

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Thought of the day-“Why try to explain miracles to your kids when you can just have them plant a garden?”-Robert Brault

This article is about a small garden project by Roslee Ladalo and it took us 8 months to have the entire article completed. The article is divided into 3 parts. This is Part 2 of  3. To read Part 1, click HERE.

The 3rd harvest was on April 1, 2017. It was that harvest that produced the biggest cassava and in many quantity. The trees were mature enough and someone asked us to get the leaves as well. This entry is about that cassava leaves, describing ways to get the most from that produce. The focus is the health benefits especially when it comes to consuming the leaves, cooked (and we are going to show the steps in cooking it), of course!

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The Story of Cassava (Part 1) : Sustainable Food from Roslee Ladalo’s Self Sufficient Garden @ Kg.Ketiau, Putatan, Sabah.

Written by @joehairie & @Lan 
(Photos by curiostraveller.com)
For @kulafoods Australia

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Thought of the day-“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.”-Audrey Hepburn

This article is about a small garden project by Roslee Ladalo and it took us 8 months to have the entire article completed. The article is divided into 3 parts. This is Part 1 of  3. 

Malaysians named cassava as ‘Ubi Kayu‘, once known as staple food, bragged by the elders that had to consumed it all day long during the Japanese Era in Malaya and Borneo. It’s the only food available at that time as Cassava grow wild, practically, everywhere. Decades later, Cassava (Ubi Kayu) has become sort of ‘Tea Time‘ product for Malaysians. To have deeper understanding about this Ubi Kayu, our team prepared one lengthy article that took us about 8 months to complete! This is a story about Cassava and the effort by Roslee Ladalo in cultivating it, producing sustainable food in his own self sufficient garden located in Kg.Ketiau, Putatan, Sabah.

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North Borneo Railway : Part 3-Photo Gallery

Content arranged by @Lan & Edited by @joehairie
(Photos by curiostraveller.com team members)

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In part 1 (link), we published an entry describing the history of North Borneo Railway while in part 2 (link), we wrote about our own experience being on board the train, a return trip to Papar from Tanjung Aru Railway Station. In this part 3, we will be sharing some of the photos, showing all the places that we’ve seen during that memorable trip on September 24, 2016. We do hope that you will be inspired to do the same journey and after that, do share your experience with us!

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North Borneo Railway : Part 2-The Experience

Written by @joehairie. Content arranged by @Lan.
(Photos by curiostraveller.com team members)

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It left our beloved civilization, from the concrete jungle into the real green jungle.  It went through some villages, mangroves, jungles and plantations until it reached a small town where the locals were a bit slower in doing things in comparison to those in state capital. They looked pretty happy with what they are doing daily. We both kind of loving that way of life, free from the city’s stress. There’s no massive traffic jam here. Local kids were excited to see the train coming, waving hands as if they are mates of us. We saw them waved again during the return trip. Did they actually wait? Welcome to North Borneo Railway, Arman said to us and we wish you the same, this is part 2 of 3 in regard to our experience on board North Borneo Railway, a great service by Sutera Harbour Resort & Sabah State Railway Department.

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North Borneo Railway : Part 1- About & History

Content arranged by @Lan & Edited by @joehairie
(Train ride on Saturday: September 24, 2016)
Photos by curiostraveller.com team members
Photos copyright belongs to curiostraveller.com, North Borneo Railway & Sutera Harbour Resort
Special Mention & Credit: North Borneo Railway by Sutera Harbour Resort & Sabah State Railway Department, The Engine Museum (United Kingdom), Our Angels (Tracy, Ana & Clara)

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No other experience on other train service is able to beat our experience being on board the North Borneo Railway. The experience will last forever in our thoughts. Yes, this is not the Eastern & Oriental service but this service is in North Borneo, Sabah Malaysia, it’s a ride on a classic train. Not the Shinkansen or bullet train as in Tokyo to all over Japan either but the return trip to Papar from Tanjung Aru station by North Railway Borneo took us to the ‘past’. It made us understand one big thing, the history. It made us ably to appreciate all the elements of a classic train by just being on a single ride! A ride of a lifetime that we strongly recommend to all of you, without any hesitation, not even a second!

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Cukur Jambul-Malay Rite of Passage @ Remimi’s residence: Kg Ketiau, Putatan, Sabah

The Rite of Passage for Mohd Aqif Akmal bin Asri

(Photos by @joehairie)

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“Culture makes people understand each other better. And if they understand each other better in their soul, it is easier to overcome the economic and political barriers. But first they have to understand that their neighbour is, in the end, just like them, with the same problems, the same questions. “– Paulo Cuelho

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Blueberry Kitchen Cake House @ Putatan

“Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first”-Ernestine Ulmer

“First we eat, then we do everything else”-M.F.K Fisher

(Photos by @joehairie unless stated otherwise)

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We are happy to announce that we have found another amazing eatery at Putatan area. This particular eatery is specializing in producing and selling cakes/pastries while at the same time offering customers some interesting ala carte menu(s). Blueberry Kitchen Cake House is now about 4 months in operation already. Although new, this place is definitely catching up with the many established cafes in Putatan and Kota Kinabalu area. We went to this place, not once but twice. We wanted to ensure that the brand and its offerings really worth the mention in this blog. What were our thoughts about this place?

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