Sunday, March 15, 2015

Mount Hosanna Chapel with Wilson Chin, Borneo Sarawak

This is the Mount Hosanna Chapel, while on my way back from Sri Aman, I drop by this place, and it is located about 157 KM from Kuching city (near Seri Aman), Malaysian Borneo. You can see this chapel just beside the Kuching - Sri Aman highway.

What interesting about this place first is the design of the chapel, and second will be the story behind it, and it goes like where God spoke to the philanthropist who funded the church construction and healed his wife which is diagnose with critical illness.

When I meet one of the chapel members there, and asked about this, he deny this. And told me that this is not true, and it was the priest himself who raise the fund to build this chapel.
So I walk up to the chapel, and visit the place. Saw a priest is currently blessing the members.
The building looks like three big candles,  it means Trinity. In Christian doctrine, the Trinity is the unity of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit as three persons in one Godhead

The scenery are nice up here, and this reminds me of mount Singai and mount Sentah which a church was build on the mount also

Borneo, Sri Aman (Simanggang) Trip with Wilson Chin

I visited Sri Aman is also called Bandar Sri Aman, and was formerly known as Simanggang. Sri Aman means "town of peace" in the Malay language. Located on the Lupar River, it is 193 kilometers, I use 2 hours to drive from Kuching.

There will be a big welcome sign upon entering the Sri Aman town, I always wanted to come here, and finally I have the chance. Something very special is it Sri Aman...
Saw a very big golden monkey statue when I reach the town, and I am born in the year of the monkey, so I have to take picture with my buddy.
The special thing about this town is this river, its called the Lupar River. This river is famous for the benak, or tidal bore. The tidal bore comes in from the river mouth and fills up the river very rapidly in the course of about 10 minutes. The wave crest at Sri Aman is up to 2 to 3 metres high. This is one of approximately 400 rivers and estuaries in the world where this phenomenon happens.

I asked a few guys who are fishing there, why there is no tidal bore? They told me to come back again on April, where the big one will come. And the town people will treat it as a festive, many people will come here to witness this rare phenomena.
The Borneo Crocodile Hunter Wilson Chin (me)
This museum is called the Fort Alice, it was situated just next to the wharf. It was built in 1864, is the oldest heritage building in Sri Aman, constructed following the victory of Rajah Charles Brooke, the second Rajah of Sarawak, over Rentap, the last of the major Iban chieftains, in 186.

The Fort was named after Charles Brooke's wife, Margaret Alice Lili de Windt. It served as a defensive structure controlling the Lupar River.
A lot of complain had been made about the restoration of this fort, and now from my observation I believe the work had been done. Its not open to the public yet, the guard told me that the district officer will get a suitable date to declare the opening of this museum to the public in future. 

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Ambulance Service from Kuching to Sibu

I'm a social volunteer workers, and this week I was told that I need to send a terminal ill patients from Kuching to Sibu. This lady had liver failure, and the doctor can't do much. So the family members decided to bring her back, and spend some quality time with her for the last time. The problem is that Sarawak General Hospital does not send the patient, that is when NGO comes in. I was acompany by a male staff nurse, and we depart 01.30pm from Kuching.

Riley is the male staff nurse, and I'm the driver.

Stop by at Lacau Town, and we normally will go to the first coffee shop to eat something, but notice that they are currently under renovation. So we can't eat there, we just took a 5 minutes toilet break, and proceed on with our journey to Sibu.

I saw a very unique scene when I'm near to Sarikei, the clouds formation, they form a circle shape, and the run ray penetrate the circle, which makes it very beautiful to see. But I didn't manage to took the photos, and this picture was took by Riley on different direction :S
Riley is doing some paper work for the patient, and also get ready the medicine in-case something happen to the patient.

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After 6 hours of driving, we finally reach Sibu, and send the patient to her family. Wish her all the best. For us, we then have our dinner, and start walking around the Sibu town.

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The latest building in Sibu will be the SanYang building.

<3 watch pretty girls on a fashion show.
The next morning after breakfast, we head back to Kuching

Sunday, March 08, 2015

Mount Singai with Wilson Chin and Friends

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Boring life in the office, now in a modern days like this, most of us are facing the lifeless boring computer everyday. This machine occupied most of our time in life :(  I always feel sleepy when I'm with my computer, and tired too. 

To spice up my weekend, I join my team to a hike at the Batu Kawa-Bau area. We hike the mount Singai, and this is the first hike in 2015 after Chinese New year. 

This hike I used around 2 hours, where as on my last hike I used 1 1/2 hours. I felt really exhausted, and this is not good. Have to keep pushing myself to hike more.  

The breathtaking view on the summit of Mount Singai. 

My hiking team