Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Worker finds monkey’s face on coconut

An odd-job worker, who bought a sack of coconuts for a relative’s kenduri, was shocked to find one of the coconuts had the features of a monkey’s face etched on the shell.

Sulaiman Ahmad, 37, from Kampung Telok Temelah, Baling, found this after peeling off the husk.

He said he had bought 104 coconuts from a shop in Sungai Korok, Alor Star, a few days ago for the kenduri to be held on Monday.

He said except for one coconut which was very small, the rest were of normal size .

“The coconut had a thick husk and the thick shell was slightly oblong instead of round.

“I was peeling the husk and was surprised to find what looked like the eyes, nose and chin of a monkey carved on the shell,” he said.

Sulaiman said hundreds of visitors starting coming to his house after they heard about the strange find.

He said a traditional medicine man had offered him RM500 for the coconut but he turned it down.

“I just want to keep it as a remembrance as it is so unusual. And I don’t think I want to break it either,” he added.

Story here.

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