repelling unwanted visitors

When it rains heavily rats sometimes used to visit our garden and thus wreak destruction.  Then I’d have to use a rat trap to catch them and then dispose of them, which wasn’t fun.

pandan leaves

pandan leaves

Now, when I put some cut pandan leaves there, they don’t come.  I bought a handful of leaves from the Balik Pulau market for 50 sen (or 4RM in Tesco) and they will last several months, as it doesn’t matter if they dry out.

I can’t guarantee it will work for you, but at 50  sen for a few months you don’t have much to lose.

If I can find and grow pandan it would be even better…



  1. Pandan are so easy to grow in Penang heat. They thrive when their roots are soaked in water with plenty of sun. However, you might want to leave little fishes in the water with the pandan plant to eat up those mosquito larvae.

  2. Hey there! We have plenty of Pandans growing in our garden, would be happy to share one with you! I live in the Tanjung Bungah area. Let me know!

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