When I saw someone shared on Facebook about places of interest at Port Dickson, this particular picture of a colorful sky ladder has caught my attention. Hence I google about the location.
I decided to bring my family there for a short trip over the weekend.
This place is located at Kampung Sri Parit Lukut, Port Dickson.
From the main entrance of Kampung Sri Parit Lukut, you can reach the destination in less than 5km.
Relying solely on Google Map or Waze navigation, we wasn’t sure how the route supposed to be. We got a little hesitation when it lead us this road. LOL! However, we braved it up and drove all they way there……………….
By passing vegetable farms, oil palm plantations, narrow and uneven road…I think I would call it an adventurous trip. 😀
Along the bumpy road, we saw 2 beautiful lakes.
And finally reached the Sky Ladder Pineapple Farm!
The farm collects a very minimal entrance fee of RM1 (Adult) and RM0.50 (Children)
It was really sunny. The kind and friendly, Mr. Yap offered to drove us around the farm instead of us walking uphill. Mr. Yap is also one of the partner of this farm. Furthermore he also gave some briefing about the pineapple plantation, also the cycle of planting and harvesting.
Pineapples are widely grown here spanning the area of 5 acre land. What we are seeing here are mainly Moris Pineapple. That’s because Moris is well known for its sweetness and crunchiness. Mr. Yap also mentioned that in future they will consider the plant MD2. Apparently MD2 is known for its exceptional sweetness, golden yellow flesh, consistency in size and ripeness.
Other species like Josaphine, N36 (N36 and Josapine were locally developed for the local fresh fruit market), Nanas Batu, Nanas Sarawak, Yankee, Nanas Hijau and Moris Gajah.
Pineapples grow well in warm climates and it is one of the popular fruits all over the world because of its pleasant taste and smell. Moreover pineapple is a good source of Vitamin A and B and fairly rich in Vitamin C. It is also source Bromelain, a digestive enzyme, which helps to digest food by breaking down protein.
The plant has a short, stocky stem with tough, waxy leaves. Furthermore pineapple plants have a tiny root system and rely a lot on their leaves for water and nutrition.
Unfortunately we couldn’t get to see any pineapple fruits at the moment. Mr. Yap told that by another 2+ months, they should be expecting fruits. During the harvesting period, they could fetch up to 6000 pieces of pineapples.
But we still managed to see these gorgeous crown which will turn into pineapple fruit.
Next, we moved on to the corn plantation. Although most of the corns were harvested, but we could still spot some corn which are readily to be pluck.
Mr. Yap gave us the opportunity to pluck the corn by ourselves. It was a good experienced and the kids were so thrilled.
We also tasted the corn raw. It was so sweet and juicy.
It must be our lucky day, spotted a Lady Bug on the corn. Nowadays it is so rare to see lady bug.
Fresh corns that we’ve harvested! Can prepare corn soup already. hehe…
A Minangkabau House, an icon of Negeri Sembilan built next to the corn field. Apparently this wooden house is made of Chengal Wood.
This is the main attraction for Instagrammers or photo enthusiast. The ladder leading to sky. Hence its named “Sky Ladder”.
Pure pineapple juice are also available for sale. Each bottle are priced at RM6.50. Best to quench your thirst under the hot weather.
Next, we moved on to the mini Animal Petting Farm.
Kibbles for animal feeding are sold here for RM3 per pack.
We had fun feeding and get up close to these farm animals.
Mr. Yap also shared about his upcoming plans. He planned to organize educational tour especially to school children and also tourists.
Although the weather was quite hot. But this trip gave us a good experience and a memorable one!
School holidays will be coming soon in a week time. Many of us will be avoiding traveling overseas during this period of time. However you can still plan to travel local by road or to fill up this school break with some activities.
Put aside gadgets and television. Why not bring the urban kids to a farm?
Farms are educational playgrounds. By visiting a farm they can see where and how they get their foods. Furthermore, taking children to the farm gave them a better understanding on how plants are grown.
Sky Ladder Pineapple Farm
Operation Hours: Open daily 9am – 6pm
Phone: 017-617 3633
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/Sky-Ladder-Pineapple-Farm-108462103924548/