Pin Your Adventure!

mt kinabalu
Climbing Mt. Kinabalu
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
(Nature Quests)

white water rafting
White water rafting
Gopeng, Perak
(Water Extreme)

eating sago worms
Eating Live Sago Worms
Mukah, Sarawak
(Food Travels)

zorbing
Zorbing
Taman Tasik Titiwangsa, Selangor
(Thrill Seeker)

parasailing

There are so many adventures to be had in Malaysia. The one above is parasailing in KK, Sabah. Some are less than an hour’s drive away from KL. I’ve had so much fun just inside my country that I’ve even forgotten some of the places I’ve been and the things I’ve done.

parasailing boat

This is where a fun app on Facebook comes in – Nestle Drumstick’s Home of Adventure is an avenue where you can submit your best adventures based on four (4) categories – the ones I’ve included at the beginning.

instructions

There’s a search function too and you can choose between East and West Malaysia. I’m going to go to East Malaysia coz that’s where I’m from. I chose somewhere close to Sibu, where I was born, for Food Travels (with a bit of Thrill Seeker thrown in).

sibu

I just need to Pin the location and write a simple description. You’ll need to put in your name, IC and cell phone number so they can contact you if you win. It’s that simple!

This is where I wrote:

The place where you can *eat* live sago worms (grubs) – just pluck off its head and nom away! :D

and then there’s an optional feature to add a photo or video.

Here’s my sago grub eating video if you’re not too squeamish. Heh.

It’s fun to do and best of all you get a chance to win RM 35,000 in cash prizes. The top 10 winners each week will be awarded RM 500 so go on ahead and Pin Your Adventure now! :)

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21 thoughts on “Pin Your Adventure!

    • Heh! It’s not actually a worm per se, we just call it that. :)

      It’s a sago grub, it looks like a GIGANTIC maggot.

      Sorry for ruining your lunch, but it actually tastes pretty good. Creamy. :D

      Cheers!

  1. when i was still at bintulu, few of us went to the wet market determined to nom don alive sago worms but the sight of them wiggling ar made us all gave up! we still bought a few home.

    and we pan fried the worms! they tasted like fried prawns though. yum!

    • It’s a bit of a delicacy in Mukah, which is near my hometown of Sibu.

      Nice! It’s available in the Sibu wet market too – my hometown, but the tradition comes from Mukah so me and a friend went over there to eat one.

      It’s HARDCORE over there – they even sell a whole bag of live sago grubs still wriggling like big, fat maggots for RM 10.

      It’s delicious pan fried too but eating them raw is the way to go – gotta pluck of the head though – it has sharp teeth for gnawing through sago palms. :)

    • Haha! It’s good stuff mate – I ate a lot of grubs that day. :)

      They’re also known for our local version of sushi – umai, made with raw fish slices and eaten with sago pearls.

  2. Aiya you submit sago worm dy. I try so submit another but the site is slow.
    Usually only native eat it but I like fried one. I am from Bintulu then move to Mukah, please to meet you. :))

    • Heh! No worries, you can submit it again! :)

      Yup, it’s usually locals who eats it but I love it too – especially umai with a pinch of lime and sago pearls.

      It’s a pleasure to meet you, thanks for reading Kai Ling! :)

    • Haha! It’s good! The people in Mukah use a lot of sago.

      There’s also sago pearls which fisherman eat in lieu of rice when they’re out fishing – paired with raw fish and a squeeze of lime, it’s also one of the specialties there.

      I think umai is more well known than sago worms which not a lot of people eat. You’ll love it if you try it though. :D

  3. Hey there, HB! Did you join the contest? If you did, good luck! =D

    Gross, I can never stand the taste of worms. Just like tomatoes, I’ll end up puking instead.

    • Yup, I did! :)

      Thanks Ciana!

      Well, these are technically grubs, they look like maggots which puts people off but they taste alright. :)

      Why does tomatoes make you puke? :x

    • Yup! They give out RM 500 each week, I figure I’ll submit one of my various stuff each week until I win. Heh.

      Yeah, I guess you’re right but with the good comes the bad, but I won’t trade it for anything! It’s been a good life.

      You have a great one ahead too! All these friends who loves you, I guess we just went down different paths in life, neither wrong but I love how you’re living your life too. I hope I can be that when I’m older.

      Cheers buddy! :)

    • Haha! Thanks Vincent!

      Yeah, I remember you way back then bro. Thanks for reading! :)

      There’s this good local sashimi from there too – it’s called umai, slices of raw fish eaten with sago pearls. They’re very big on sago in Mukah. It’s quite close to my hometown and a bit sad it’s turned into the main hub of SCORE (a huge government project in Sarawak) – it’ll lose it’s small town charm in the process.

      Oh well, that’s development I guess. :)

    • Haha! You have to pluck it’s head off before you eat it. :)

      The sago worms have nasty pincers that can rip through your skin – they’re used to burrow into the trunk of sago palms trees. I had one bite me once, it was quite a pinch, wouldn’t want that to happen in your mouth.

      That’s why people pluck off the head before eating it raw – so the pincers don’t get at your tongue.

      It’s great stuff, you should try it Merryn! :D

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