Jessie Yang
The quiet island of Langkawi with its explicit nature still is plunged in rustic beauty.The vast expanse of paddy fields bears witness to the fact that rice cultivation is the oldest surviving industry in Malaysia. The Rice Field Museum of Langkawi bears to the past days of the land.
The scare-crows, the buffaloes, and the birds that you can find here give you a picture of the simple rustic life when agriculture was the main profession of the people.
The Field of Burnt Rice
Located near the Langkawi Airport, the Field of Burnt Rice is a place that you would find in every map of Langkawi. The story as known is that the place was originally an old rice field. Datuk Karma Jaya in 1821 ordered the field to be burnt so that no paddy could go to the Siamese who were involved in a war with the people of Langkawi. Locals believe that during the heavy rains some amount of burnt rice come out of the ground.
Part of the  Rice
 the description of the history of agriculture development in the Malaysia in the form of engravings. it start from the primitive era to current modern era. Without proper and systematic agriculture system, they still can depend on fruits, hunting of animals in order to continue living.
 the existence of slavery amongst the  during those times  were not a hindrance for them to learn about and to familiarise themselves with  the agricultural system. A village would form a group and their families would open up new land to settle down and for cultivation, and develop agricultural tools and equipments in order to strive for a better conditions.
After independence the  development in agriculture technology was realised with more effective agricultural policy and greatly started to move forward towards achieving success.

View for the big drawing in the Rice Field Museum

 a view that show late evening
This accrylie painting  shows the panoramic view of agriculture in Kedah, the state that is famous  as the Rice Bowl of Malaysia. the painting shows the spectacular evening sun shining over a typical village as though giving a signal . This painting was drawn by 42 artists who painted spontaneously whilst undertaking  research on arts and local culture.

The Collage shows the historical living activities of farmers doing the jobs of land ploughing using buffaloes, land preparations  raking, planting of seedlings , harvesting, pounding and grinding of paddy grains.

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