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Favorite thing: Along the coastline of Terengganu, I enjoyed the tall elegant casuarina trees. We are often used to coconut tree fringed beaches but casuarinas which are natives to Southeast Asia and Pacific Ocean area.

Casuarina can grow up to over 30 meters high. They are like tropical coastline pine trees with cone fruits and lone pine scaly leaves. The roots of these trees can hold the sand together and grow well despite the poor nutrient of the sandy soil below.

Many planted casuarinas provide excellent shade on the beach but beware if you walking bare footed to not step on the fallen "needles leaves" and "cones fruits".

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jan 19, 2008
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