Malaysian garden at Eden

Learn about yardlong beans, papayas, chillis and more.

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Explore this contemporary Malaysian home garden which provides year-round food. You’ll see herbs and flowers, vegetables and fruit, including things like star fruit, yardlong beans and pak choi.

Home gardens like these, known as 'kampungs', also provide their inhabitants with building materials, medicines and produce to barter or sell at local markets.

The miracle tree (Moringa oleifera), for example, has edible leaves, beans, flowers and roots. Its seeds are used as water filters and its oil for watchmaking.