Learn how pepper is grown and harvested by hand, in a pepper plantation hidden by the limestone karsts of Ipoh.
In Malaysia, pepper is usually found in Sarawak. In recent years, pepper farmers have started planting them in Peninsular Malaysia. One such pepper plantation is in Ipoh, hidden by the beautiful limestone karsts in the town outskirts. Ricky is the owner of an organic pepper plantation in Ipoh, and occasionally hosts workshops to train pepper farmers.
Visiting this pepper plantation gives you a glimpse of how the farmers care for their plants, and harvest them when the time is right. You will also see how the fruits are harvested, sorted and naturally processed into white or black pepper. Lunch at the plantation will be provided.
Learn to harvest pepper like a farmer
Follow a farmer into a pepper plantation in the outskirts of Ipoh. Take the opportunity to pluck pepper fruits by hand, the way the farmers do. Then watch how it is sorted and processed to become white or black pepper.
Have lunch on the plantation before you head on to your next adventure.