Escape to the Countryside

After a rest day on Wednesday we set off reasonably early yesterday.  Our destination was not quite Malaysia but very close to it.  We caught the train to Kranji Station where we then caught the Kranji Shuttle to Bollywood Veggies.  Yes, you read the name correctly.  Please click on the link and read all about this venture and the amazing woman behind it as it is far more than I can begin to describe here on the blog.

Ivy is a strong, articulate woman who is not afraid to speak her mind.  Some of the signs reflect this.

023We strolled around the garden, discovered plants that were new to us and gleaned ideas for our own garden.

010The cleverly named Poison Ivy Bistro serves up a menu based on produce from the garden.  It was a little early for lunch during our visit but we sampled the delicious banana cake.

024Part of Ivy’s philosophy is that it is the responsibility of the rich to take care of those who are poor or less fortunate.  We were privileged to meet May, who has not only struggled against enormous challenges in her life but has written an inspiring book which chronicles her story.

025I purchased a copy of the book which May kindly signed for me.  You can check out more about her story on her Facebook page.

Then it was farewell to the farm and back on the shuttle bus to another adventure but more of that in the next post.

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