The Edible Park in Nusajaya - 3rd Feb 2018

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Today, Lawrence and I attended the soft launch of the Edible Park; part of the Medini Green Parks program in Nusajaya. You can easily identify the park by these three whales, and I am reliably informed that everything in the park is indeed edible. Opposite the park is the Warisan Heritage Forest, although the term ‘forest’ looks a bit optimistic at the moment. I was surprised to learn that cycle paths joined up much of the developments in Nusajaya, and certainly a fair number of cyclists turned up to sample the delights of the cafe.

The cafe offered some very healthy and tasty options, and we started off by sampling some freshly made beetroot beer and ginger ale, followed by delicious chocolate cake from some very enthusiastic people!.

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The park is very new, so it will need time for the vegetation to mature and make the place look lush. But it is a little oasis in the building site which is Nusajaya, and I can imagine it becoming a meeting place for anyone interested in ‘Green Living’. Guys from Green U Market set up some stalls here today, along with other vendors, so let's have a look at some of them:

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These organic farmers were selling roselle, and roselle tea featured on the menu of the cafe.

I saw these two guys running up the hill, and took a photo because I thought they looked like bees. It turned out that they were bees, selling Beeshop honey! I tasted a couple of varieties and came away with cinnamon honey which should make a delicious glaze on cakes. If you too are a honey fan, there is apparently a Beeshop outlet in the new Paradigm Mall.

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I have been to Johor Green markets before, and there is always an attempt to engage the younger generation. This guy from Nictar (pineapple plantation) is an expert in making owls from pineapples, and the youngsters are encouraged to help add the eyes etc to the owl’s face.

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Today’s event was very well attended, and this bodes well for the future of the park. The Grand Opening, otherwise known as the Edible Festival, will take place on 3rd March, with many more vendors and activities in store. So, do come and take a look around at Johor’s one and only Edible Park!

In the meantime, please note that the cafe will be open on Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm, with plans for a Sunday brunch if support is there. The market vendors will be there on every 1st Saturday of the month.

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