Photographer's Note

Planting paddy is never ending life cycle as seen in this photograph taken near the small village Lanjut, some 30 km north east of Alor Star. Soon the young rice seedling will grow in these flooded fields. There are different views, who invented rice cultivation. According to some records dating back about 5.000 years the wet rice cultivation is an invention of the Thais and Protomalays in Southern China, others claim wet rice cultivation was invented in Korea, what is sure, that today rice is a key staple food for millions or better billions of people around the globe.

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Additional Photos by Urs Muller (Urs) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1444 W: 83 N: 3294] (14082)
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