Tuesday September 12, 2006
Pinang tree with a ‘face’ on a frond
KEPALA BATAS: A scary-looking face on a pinang tree has been drawing curious crowds to a village house in Kampung Paya near here.
As word about the tree spread, streams of visitors have been flocking to the kampung to look at the tree, which stands at 7.25m. The image faces east.
Miah said it was the second time an unusual shape had appeared on the 10-year-old tree.
The first formation was in the shape of an eye, she said.
The frond will probably last another two weeks. By then it should shed naturally. So far, nobody has asked to keep the frond, she added.
A few people were seen gathering at Miahs backyard to look at the tree when The Star visited the place yesterday.
Village elders advised onlookers to just look and not to make comments.