Friday, March 11, 2011
EarthView team member Dr. Domingo is currently teaching and studying in Melaka (Malacca), a city and state in the country of Malaysia. He has found that the strong Portuguese influence there is reflected in Branyo music and a dance known as Jingli Nona.
Through the wonders of the Internet, he sends his greetings to the rest of the EarthView team and to the students we are meeting today in Wakefield. He is delighted to be learning about the role of Malaysia in the production of cacao, which is the major ingredient in chocolate. He found a very interesting map that shows Malaysia among the other major producers. The map is in the shape of a cacao fruit. (Cocoa is made by processing the large seeds of this fruit.)