Monday, July 21, 2014

The Sematan Palm Beach Resort Family Trip with Wilson Chin and Friends

My weekend trip is went to Sematan Palm Beach Resort with my friends and family. Its a hot Saturday, and from Kuching we have to drive to Sematan, the journey takes about 1 1/2 hour.

Upon reaching the Sematan town, we stop by at the market to buy durian. And ate the durian on the spot too, very delicious when you get to eat with a bunch of good friends. Everyone want a piece of the durian, and we can eat as much as we want.

The sky was dark when we reach the resort, so since is hot that hot my friends and I get change and swim in the sea. They have a swimming pool, and the water in the pool are a bit salty.

That night, I ate a lot. My friends bring a lot of food over, and we also barbecue, and share our food with our neighbor. After dinner, we then play the lantern, and follow by a movie. Overall it was a fun trip :) will come back again in the future.
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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Durian harvesting at Pasir Pandak, Borneo Sarawak

The durian season starts now in Sarawak! I follow my cousin to the place where they supply the durian called the Pasir Pandak. This is my second visit to this place, the owner have a very big land, and planted a lot of durian trees.

Read my first visit here, and it was 5 years ago (click to read)

We need to use a basket, and carry the basket all the way to the hill top. Cause there are a few types of durian, and the good one are at the top. Along the way up hill, there are durians all over the place. So I just pick it up, and dunk into the basket behind me. Yet to reach to the top, my basket are full of durians already. Its very heavy, as both of my shoulder are painful because of the straps.

We manage to get a few hundred durian back to the hut, and bring is back home. That day I had durian for lunch and dinner O_o"
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Saturday, July 05, 2014

Visitation to the Spaoh Town, Borneo Sarawak

Spaoh is a small town and district in the Betong Division in the state of Sarawak, Malaysia, formerly known as Saribas District. I was driving all the way from Kuching to there, and the journey took around 4 hours.

This is the first time I visit this place, as previously I only heard about Betong. And Spaoh is the town after Betong. From the main highway, to the entrance (the Puffer Fish statue), and into the town it took around 20 mins, the road to town are like snake, with turns here and there.

The Spaoh town is famous for the puffer fish (ikan Buntal in local), and yes as we all know that this fish is poison. But if you know the way to handle, this is actually a supreme dish for them. So this place will also organise a puffer fish festival to cheer the small town up.

The time I visited was the Muslim fasting month, so during the evening I am in luck for some delicious local food. The muslim are getting ready for open fast so food are everywhere :)

A small town like this, they have a police station, school, and few rows of old wooden shop. The owner told me that the age of the shop is around 70 years old, and was passdown as a family business. I saw some picture of his children in their graduation gown. The children will not stay here again as they have a better opportunity in the big cities, but the old folks no mater how sick they are, this will still be the place that they chose to spend the rest of their life.

After a few hours stay, my friends and I then drive back to Kuching again. Another 4 hours drive :)
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Sunday, June 29, 2014

One of the Buddhist Association in Kuching, called the Kuching Tze Yin Buddhist Orthodox Association (古晋慈云佛教会)had a monthly visit to some unfortunate people, and I was asked to go and help. I'm more than happy to do this.

My job is to take picture, drive the van, and carry the heavy stuff. All donation are welcome, as all the funding will goes to the people who really need it.

I like to do visiting like this, cause it reminds me on how lucky I am to have everything that I need, whereas some other people are struggling to live. But I still have a lot of bad habits to correct. Hope that all the people that was under this program will be able change their living condition slowly from bad to good.

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