In this next video, which is part of a series produced for use on the New Godruma Dhama Farm website, we take a look at the process involved in producing Tapioca Chips on Iskcon Malaysia`s New Godruma Dhama Farm. Peter Quest of www.lovelyplanettv.com takes you through the process.
Here`s a previously unpublished video of the start of my first railway journey - from Bangkok`s Hualamphong Train Station, as I embarked on the sleeper train, over the border into Malaysia and down to Butterworh Station (Penang). From there (and not shown on the video) it was down on another overnight train to Kuala Lumpa to meet the Krishna`s courtesy of my friend Simheswara Dasa, (General Secretary of Iskcon Malaysia) who met me at Kuala Lumpa`s Sentral Station.
Come on a little train journey from Penang towards Bangkok and listen to the thoughts of Peter from www.lovelyplanettv.com. Enjoy the views and then sit back, relax, watch the world go by and listen to the music as the train makes it`s way from Malaysia towards Thailand.
1 of 4 short videos from Iskcon`s New Godruma Dhama Farm near Lanchang, Malaysia. This video shows the production of Sugar Cain Juice & Syrup.
In this, the 3rd of 4 short video`s about New Godruma Dhama, an Iskcon (Krishna) farm near Lanchang in Malaysia, we take a look at Cow Care and Protection. Don`t you just love those big beautiful eyes?
Protecting and caring for cows is one of the most important activities here at New Godruma Dhama.
...Following the Hindu ideal of a simple life in harmony with nature as you would expect on a Krishna farm , cow care is a priority here and the cows,bulls and calf's at New Godruma Dhama live in a atmosphere of peace and tranquility.
...Milked by hand and allowed to bread naturally, the special care these cows receive mean these sacred animals are treated with respect and of course are free from the threat of slaughter just as as our Lord Krishna requested.
...Lovingly cared for throughout their happy life's, our cows at New Godruma Dhama are provided with everything they need.
This is the 2nd of 4 brief video`s which have been produced solely for use on the New Godruma Dhama Farm website. In this short clip, farm Manager, Gopesa Govinda Das explains a little about the growing of Jackfruit on Iskcon`s New Godruma Dhama Farm in Malaysia.
The jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus), also known as jack tree, jakfruit, or sometimes simply jack or jak) is a species of tree in the Artocarpus genus of the mulberry family (Moraceae). It is native to parts of South and Southeast Asia, and is believed to have originated in the southwestern rain forests of India, in present-day Goa, Kerala, coastal Karnataka, and Maharashtra. The jackfruit tree is well suited to tropical lowlands, and its fruit is the largest tree-borne fruit, reaching as much as 35 kg (80 lb) in weight, 90 cm (35 in) in length, and 50 cm (20 in) in diameter.
The jackfruit tree is a widely cultivated and popular food item in tropical regions of India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines. Jackfruit is also found across Africa (e.g., in Cameroon, Uganda, Tanzania, Madagascar, São Tomé and Príncipe, Ethiopia, and Mauritius), as well as throughout Brazil, west-central Mexico, and in Caribbean nations such as Jamaica. Jackfruit is the national fruit of Bangladesh.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
WOW.... BBC Tees 2pm 17 April (Friday). I`m on my good friend John Foster`s show ...talking about my adventures with Krishna in Malaysia :-)
A set of short video`s by Peter Quest of www.lovelyplanettv.com with highlights from the fabulous Hare Krishna Sunday Love Feast which takes place each week at the Krishna Temple in Kuala Lumpur. This video is from the SUNDAY LOVE FEAST on Sunday 15 March 20
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Peter Quest of www.lovelyplanettv.com takes a look inside the Krishna Food for Life Society shop in Ipoh and speaks to the President of the local Krishna Temple who runs the shop with other devotees.
There is only one train each day, an overnight sleeper train, which leaves Penang heading for Bangkok. I had a ticket for the 2pm train on Saturday as I had to be in Bangkok to catch my Sunday night flight for the first leg of my journey back to the UK, via Dubia.
I arranged with a Krishna devotee, with whom I`d been sharing a room with at the Penang Temple Centre, for a lift to the train station, about 15 minutes away. I waited around at the Temple at 12 noon, as arranged. At 12.15pm, as he was nowhere to be seen, I put Plan B into action.
One thing I have learned is that there is always a way out of a problem. And to have a plan B is a very good idea.
With my bags I walked to the taxi rank in the old town and got in a taxi. The one hour or so wait for the train at the station turned into 3 hours as the train was late. I finally boarded at around 4pm.
On board the train I met a pleasant young guy from Korea who now lives in Bangkok. He had the seat opposite to me and would take the top bunk as I had booked the lower, wider bunk, for a few ringgit more. I shot some video footage of the passing countryside and towns as we traveled along which I`ll edit and turn into a presentable video sometime soon.
Although the sleeper train is fairly comfortable, and certainly much more comfortable than a lot of the beds I`ve been sleeping on in Malaysia in the last few weeks, only I could have been blessed with the compartment above the wheels of the train which were not exactly round. My body jolted through the night as the wheels below sped over the minute gaps/joints in the rails of the track. I felt every one of them. Actually, I guess it must have been the track not the wheels as the journey became somewhat smoother as the journey unfolded.
I awoke early on Sunday morning, not with a bad back but with a sore throat. It progressively became a little worse and turned into a runny nose and a few aches as the day continued. Only I could return to the UK from a hot and steamy tropical country with what amounts to a cold.
The train arrived in Bangkok at just after noon on Sunday. I spent the day exploring a little of the city but mainly sat in street bars, drank a few lagers, ate a few Thai snacks and watched the world go by. I met a young lady, a delightful 24 year old, called Kook, who I chatted to with difficulty because her English was not very good. In retrospect I really should learn a little of the language of the countries I wish to visit. I did understand what the words 'Bum Bum' mean`t though and so, when she mentioned these words I then knew that what I`d read about some of the wonderful ladies of Bangkok was true.
Did I contemplate Bum Bum with this beautiful Thai lady? Whether it went any further or not is for me to know and for you to guess. Later I bought her a drink in the street bar we were in before I said goodbye and she disappeared into the hot Bangkok afternoon. (Imagine a cutaway to ocean waves in an old movie).
Later that afternoon I even tried a Tuk Tuk but was ripped off. The journey from the train station into the area of the city I chose to visit, about a 10 minute ride, cost 75 Baht (around £1.50) in a taxi. I returned to the train station before going to the airport that evening as I had left my big rucksack in the luggage locker as I didn`t want to carry it around the city. I returned by Tuk Tuk, just for the experience and paid 300 Baht (around £6). My own fault though as I should have barted with the driver.
The flight from Bangkok to Dubia was pretty non eventful as I slept for most of it as I was feeling pretty rough because of my sore throat and runny nose. I`d perked up a bit on the next flight, a few hours later from Dubia back to the UK and again appreciated the wonderful service of the Emirates crew where nothing is too much trouble for them.
For an international airport, Newcastle airport is a pretty depressing place after you`ve experienced the wonderful airports of Bangkok and Dubia. And the cold of North East England certainly took me by surprise as I stood, shivering in my shorts, on the platform at Newcastle Central Rail Station waiting for my train back to Darlington. I guess I should`ve been more suitably attired for this final leg of the journey but I couldn`t remember which compartment and in which bag I`d put my warmer clothes.
My friend Gill welcomed me back at her home in Darlington with some nice home made hot vegetable soup and a couple of night nurse pills for my cold.
Please watch out for more of my Malaysian video`s coming soon.
Next stop... Back to SE Asia in about 4 or 5 weeks time as the adventures of the mature adventure traveler continue.
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