Dated: 2019 Apr 15 Mon 9 Shakban 1440H
Durian Blossom


Previous Unloads:


2019 Apr 15: The Durian Blossom

2018 Jan 26: The Farm in Pasir Akar

2017 Sep 16: A Home at Last

2017 Sep 10: Under the Shadow

2017 Apr 15: SMKPM 1966 Reunion

2017 Feb 19: The Much Waited Wedding

2016 Mar 25: A Time For a Solace

2016 Feb 20: A Time to Remember

2015 Sep 26: A Wedding of the Season

2014 Jun 5: A Tango with the Night

2013 Nov 3: Missing You

2013 Oct 28: An Imperfectus Conferment

2013 Oct 12: Sandakan at Last

2013 May 30: Romancing the Wave

2013 Apr 20: Agro-Euro Study Tour

2013 Mar 2: The Lagoon of Merang

2012 Dec 31: The Band Has One Last Song to Play

2012 Dec 3: Degree Conferment in Dec

2012 Jun 23: To Bogor Again

2011 Oct 7: Southern Flight to Bogor

2011 Jul 20: Minding the Innocent Creatures

2011 Jun 20: Seeing the Birds in Medan

2011 Mar 5: A Hop to Chiang Mai University

2010 Apr 25: Receding From the Sea

2010 Mar 28: To the Bornean Land Below the Breeze

2010 Feb 28: On the Beach of Kijal

2010 Jan 17: To the Bornean Land of the Hornbill

2009 Nov 10: Dedicated to My Teacher, CheGu Ghazali Hanafiah

2009 Jul 25: A Bridge to Bayan Lepas

2009 Jul 16: UDM Maiden Degree Conferment

2009 Jul 1: The Tanjong at the Muara of Terengganu River

2008 Dec 28: The 2008 Year Event

2008 Aug 12: Kenyir Re-Visited

2008 Aug 08: Taken to the Memory Lane - UKM 1970 in 2008

2008 Jun: Bukit Besar - The Last Bastion

2008 May: An Old Man and the Sea

2008 Apr: Drifted from the Past

2007 Nov: Ke Tepian Sang Seluang Melaut

2007 Mar: Duku - The Fruit of Terengganu

2006 Oct: The Faces of Ramadan

2006 Aug: Convocation UKM #34 2006

2006 Jun: Bidong Revisited

2006 May: Kenyir, Here I Come

2005 Nov: Jalan Hale Revisited

2005 Apr: In the Backyard (and Frontyard)

2005 Jan: Seri Puteri Eventually Visited

2005 Jan: SAS Re-Revisited

2004 Jul: In the Heart of Two Cities

2004 May: Cameron Highland Revisited

2003 Nov: Reunion of Class of 66

2002 Sep: A Consequential Events from Feb 2002

2001 Dec: Digging Deep Into the Root: SKBT Revisited

2001 Jul: 29th Covocation of UKM

2000 Dec: Just An Unlucky Day

2000 Jul: A MiniReunion of Class of 66

1999 Dec: Study Tour to Taiwan

1999 Sep 23: A Week on Leave

1999 Sep: The Officiation of Smart Technology Centre, UKM

1998 Apr MOU and Launching of Chito-Chem (M) Sdn Bhd

1997 Dec: Rally Nationwide Vision

1995 Dec: SAS Revisited

1994 May: First Asia Pacific Chitin and Chitosan Symposium (APCCS)

1991 Aug: Study tour to Medan, Indonesia

1991 May: A Visit to Langkawi, the Land of Mahsuri


After my employment in Unisza ended in Feb 2014, I kept my interest in following the LADANG UNISZA PASIR AKAR development, as a kind of enjoyment and satisfaction. During my visit to the farm, 2016 Mar 9 Wed, I planted a DURIAN tree. The MUSANG KING. The durian tree I planted is my 'ghost', watching for me. My last visit was 2018 Jan 26 Fri. Today revisit, 2019 Apr 15 Mon, was with mixed excitement with its new phase of development. It has blossomed, merely after exactly THREE YEARS of planting. NA accompanied. And for the first time she's been to the farm.

A well managed santuary was established for the farm. The security was in a proper post, and functioning. I was asked for an ID. And the vehicle was dipped in a pool of disinfectant before entering the farm area. At the rendezvous point, two of the farm staff hi-ed me, they remembered me well. They were helping me in 2016 Mar when the plantlet was 'sew-ed' into the soil.

On the exit, the img of the flower buds of the durian gathered my excitement into anti-climax. The tree is in new phase. The production phase. The durian fruit is the king of the fruit. At the current mood, the fruit could attract up to 75 rm/kg, thus one fruit could fetch a quantum of hundred rm. When the trees began to give the fruit, and the fruits began to 'broadcast' the smell, the sky of UNIZA FARM began to emit a strong infrared, detectable as far as Putrajaya. When the fruits began to ripe, the right to ownership become applicable. In its natural existence, who owns the land, owns the tree, irrespective of who planted the tree, except if gazette-ed otherwise. At the end of the day, when one is of no interest to any one, who care who the one is.