People use kertuk for entertainment, communication and security purposes. This post will only focus on one of the purposes of using the kertuk which is for security reason.

The durian tree

It has been three times this year a durian three in Hj Nor’s farm bears fruits. Something strange has happened as durian tree usually produces its fruits only once a year. But this year not two but tree timesthe durian bear its fruits. Although it is just a plain village durian, the taste of the fruit is beyond imagination. So don’t you dare thinking on how it tastes. huhuhu

Hj. Nor was searching for his newly fallen durian

However, for the past two times the durian beared fruits, Hj Nor was not able to fully feel the delight and share the appreciation with his relatives. This was due to the occupation of the wild and hungry squirrels from all over the village to his durian tree. It was amazing to observe how these squirrels were able to detect which durian were almost ripe (hawker who sells durian need to keep this detector to choose which durian is ready to be sold to the customers) and then, drill the hard durian skin for their meal.

When Hj. Nor pulls the string, the tins hit each other and make noise which would scare the squirrel away.. huhuhu

Therefore, Hj Nor has taken a drastic measurement to eliminate his rivalry this time around. He has made his own version of kertuk. The traditional version of kertuk would use bamboo rods but Hj. Nor uses the tin containers to chase the squirrel away. Although the kertuk was hang just on a duku tree below the durian tree, it still manages to scare the squirrel. The writer suspect that the squirrels are not to desperate to eat the durian as that was not the only durian available in the village. There are also a few other durian trees bear fruits next to the farm.

Say no to squirrel, say yes to durian.. huhuhu

As a result, Hj Nor is able to enjoy the durian to the fullest. He can share the durian to many visitors who came to his house  especially in this festive season. People nearby and even from KL, Pahang, Terengganu and many more were able to taste of the fresh and juicy durian.

Alhamdulillah ‘ala kulli hal wafi kulli halin wanni’mah..



  1. Nor said,

    September 27, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    awesome la cik. innovative. haha.

  2. Hafzan Lazim said,

    September 29, 2009 at 11:30 am

    The best post ever!!!!! some kind of lost treasure. btw Hj Nor Rockk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. warid85 said,

    September 29, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    Say no to squirrel, say yes to durian..

    superb motto

  4. paih said,

    September 29, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    the hardest part was to persuade Cik to be the model in pulling the string of the kertuk.. Other candidates (haziq, azhan) were not capable of showing the best technique in doing it.. huhuhu

  5. Nor said,

    September 30, 2009 at 5:16 am

    apo baloo laa sek mung nih. hhahaha

  6. Hafzan Lazim said,

    September 30, 2009 at 11:13 am

    apo baloooo laaaa. hahahhahhahah

  7. i1 said,

    April 25, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    ziarah amalan mulia…

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