12 Apr '11, 7am

The Annotated Budak: Spot the horse by @budak

The Annotated Budak: Spot the horse by @budak

Satellite images show a broad creek and sand bar at the southern tip of Pulau Semakau where the island's old mangal meets a younger grove of trees planted to replace the victims of a landfill at sea. The walk to this tipping point brings us past the pillars of fallen piers and a coastal forest that has reclaimed what was once a village of half-forgotten souls. Solid earth soon slopes into soft mud and the bright hues of trees with their feet on the ground give way to a darker wood of brine and tannin. Instead of sinking in, this flooded forest thrusts up and reaches down with roots that breathe through fine pores and brace their branches against a bank of sediment. In the stream by and around the mangroves are shoals of young fish that hover above beds of seagrass and amid the safety of loose skirts . The halophytes form dense colonies that recall scenes from fresher strea...

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The Annotated Budak: Fruit of the forest by @budak

The Annotated Budak: Fruit of the forest by @budak

budak.blogs.com 03 Apr '11, 5am

, which is grown in villages and occurs also in the forests, has the largest fruits. They ripen greenish-yellow to light o...