I’ve just finished uploading the food pictures from my China trip into my Facebook account this afternoon. Have yet uploaded the rest of the pictures. Maybe gonna do it some other day when I feel like it. Hahaha … Anyways, coming back with the fourth part, which also happen to be the last part of the day tour. Gonna cover on Jiang Xin Zhou (江心洲) aka Grape Island and a tiny bit of Confucius Temple (夫子庙).
The car ride from Lion Mountain to Jiang Xin Zhou (江心洲) is longer, about half an hour time. And the roads leading to the place weren’t exactly at the very best conditions. Part of the island was being bought over by some Singaporean developers to turn the island into a resort. Therefore, residents around the area were instructed to move out. Majority houses were already demolished.
As you can see, most of the houses were already demolished.
Grape Vineyard. Grape plucking is not available until July.
Our main intention of going to Jiang Xin Zhou is strawberry plucking. There are quite a few strawberry farms around the area. But our tour guide brought us to a farm which he usually goes. He claimed that these farms have the freshest vegetables, fruits and poultry. He even added that these farmers don’t even have to sell their vegetables to the markets in town. The local people would come all the way to their farms just to buy fresh vegetables and poultry.
The main entrance of the farm that we were being brought to.
Freshly grown vegetables.
We were then being led to a part of the farm whereby strawberries were grown. We were pretty much disappointed when we saw the size of the strawberries grown. They were small. Unlike those grown in the UK, plump and juicy. Despite being small in size, they were still sweet.
Our tour guide helped us with the strawberry plucking too but there weren’t much to be plucked in the end. The best ones had already being plucked on the day before. If you want to get the best strawberries, it’s better to go on weekend if you don’t mind crowds.
We paid for like RMB24 for this amount of strawberries, which is about B$5.
We also bought a plastic bag full of freshly grown “chye sim” for only RMB3, which is about B$0.60. So damn cheap!
Such a poser for a cat. xD
What a sad looking dog. *aww*
Friendly looking dog but it looked like it has not showered in ages. It was wiggling it’s tail when I came forward.
Not advisable to touch these animals even if you find them cute coz you are not sure if they have rabies. Unless you have gotten yourself anti-rabies vaccination beforehand.