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Salak is a kind of a palm tree (Arecaceae family) that specifically grows in Indonesia, Brunei and Malaysia. It is very well known in the Philippines, Thailand, Singapore and Southeast Asia. Salak also goes by the name of snake fruit or snake-skin fruit because of its rough and scaly reddish-brown skin. Its skin is almost identical to that of the pattern on a snake’s skin, sometimes covered with small spikes. Because of its botanical name salacca zalacca, it is also known as salacca fruit. It has more than 30 varieties, and most famous are Salak Bali and Salak Pondoh.