One of my classmates used to live in Lim Chu Kang area and and i once kept pestering her to show me a nutmeg cos she said there's a nutmeg tree near her house. In Penang, they serve nutmeg syrup drink which is so refreshing on a hot day.
It is actually very easy to make nutmeg syrup. You first need abt 3 kg of the nutmeg fruit, slice the fruits into 2; then slice the flesh into thin slices; put them all into a pot; put a lot of rock sugar (just dump the whole bag in); add water to just cover the fruit slices; bring to the boil and then lower the heat but let it keep at it for abt 20 mins; turn off the gas and wait for it to cool.
You've got concentrated nutmeg juice (nearly a syrup). A thick syrup can be obtained by the steaming method but in my opinion too complicated for the average joe.
If you prefer a stronger flovour, do not skin the fruit and add in the seed together with the red membrane around the seed.