Tuesday, 7 June 2016


This is the kesidang or breadflower plant growing in the herb garden.  The flowers give off a smell like that of the pandanus leaves, only that it has a bit of floral scent as well.  There is a belief that it would not be advisable to pluck scented flowers from this plant (or similar plants with sweet smelling flowers) when dusk sets in.  According to traditional beliefs, spirits, ghosts and other beings from another realm might be around and plucking the flowers might just be an invitation for them to follow the person who does the plucking.

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