Ketapang sinonim dengan pantai

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Pokok ketapang adalah jenis pokok yang membesar sehingga mencapai 115 kaki (35 m) ketinggian, berbanding dengan pokok kelapa yang mencapai ketinggian 60 kaki (± 18 m). Bayangkan, pokok kelapa pun dah tinggi. The Indian almond / catappa tree can reach a height of 115 ft (35 m), compared to the coconut tree which can reach 60 ft (± 18 m) in height. Just imagine, a coconut tree is considered tall enough.

Yang ni masih muda dan tak berapa tinggi lagi.Selain tumbuh di tepi pantai, pokok ketapang juga ditanam di taman-taman awam. This catappa tree is still young and not so tall.Besides growing on sandy beaches,the catappa trees are also grown in public parks.

Buah ketapang muda berwarna hijau. Ia kemudian berubah menjadi kuning. Biji dari buah yg tua boleh dimakan dan rasanya lemak,seolah rasa badam. A young fruit is green in colour. It eventually turns yellow. The seed from a matured and dried fruit is edible and it has almost that almond taste.

Sejenis ulat suka memakan dan hidup pada daun-daun ketapang. A kind of worms like to stick and feed on the catappa leaves.

 

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Yat-yat /Sebastian in ‘The Little Mermaid’

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Yat-yat ialah haiwan kecil pantai dan termasuk dalam kumpulan yang sama dengan udang dan ketam iaitu kelas ‘Crustacea’.Seperti udang dan ketam,yat-yat apabila dimasak ,kulitnya bertukar menjadi merah.
Sekarang payah nak dapat yat-yat bila dikorek pasir di kawasan agak kering.Ia mudah didapati di gigi air.Yat-yat bergerak laju.

The sand fleas are little faunas living in the wash zone of the shore.They are crustaceans.Like the prawns and crabs, these sand fleas will turn red when cooked. Nowadays it’s hard to find them in the sand (away from the water)but we can get them easily in the water.They are fast moving creatures.

The sand fleas are also known as beach fleas or mole crabs.

Kata Ah Teik (awak2) yat-yat yang dicelup tepung (tepung kentucky) dan digoreng sedap sungguh.According to Ah Teik (f/vessel crew) the sand fleas are deliciously eaten as fritters.

Fry the sand fleas with our favourite batter and the way we like it.Delicious…..Alhamdulillah. Goreng lah yat-yat dengan tepung dan cara yang kita suka.Sedaap….Alhamdulillah.

 

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