Malaysian rock climbing instructor carves spoons from council tree trimmings

To create a spoon, wood is whittled, chiselled and scraped before being polished. Photos: Noel Yung

Noel Emmanuel Yung Shen Yu, 32, is always thrilled to come across council tree trimmings or fallen trees around his neighbourhood. The rock climbing instructor uses chopped tree branches and trunks to make wooden kitchen utensils such as spoons and forks.

“Wood from rain trees (Samanea saman), yellow flame trees (Peltophorum pterocarpum) and mango trees are some of the types I can get my hands on quite easily.

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