During one September weekend, we had another family outing
at Sunway Pyramid. This time around, we were very lucky because we got to watch
Malaysia Day celebration organized by Sunway Pyramid. It was quite a pleasant
surprise since we didn’t have any idea that there was going to be a festival.
As we were admiring the decorations at one of the concourse
areas, dragon dance music can be heard loudly in the air. Its catchy rhythm
attracted our attention to search for the source of the music. All of a sudden,
a green dragon troupe came descending the escalator.
Wait, there were another 4
lion dance troupes following the dragon. By this time, Imran and Zarra were
already ecstatic with joy. Irfan on the other hand clung tightly to Hubby
because he’s scared of the loud music.
It did not stop there, next came down a group of kompang
players. The air was filled with kompang sounds.
The atmosphere was not yet calm down from the kompang sounds
when we heard Indian drums’ beatings. Wow, upbeat sound of Bangra music was
being played by a group of young Indian lads.
It was a very good exposure to Imran and Zarra. They asked a
lot of questions regarding the music. I hope they learned something. 1 Malaysia
Night indeed it was!
Scribble down by
Unaizah Mohamed Sulhi
This is an entry about these two wonderful kids. They're close. In fact, Irfan is closer to Zarra compared to Imran. Maybe this is due to 2 years age gap between them compared to 4 and 6 years age gap between them and their eldest brother.
The first thing Irfan asks every morning as soon as he wakes up is his sister. "Kakak mana?" In whatever situation, Irfan surely remembers his sister. They play together. Of course, they quarrel too. Zarra is more considerate towards Irfan and can tolerate him better than Imran. In short, sayang benar la Irfan kat kakak dia and it shows.
Stuffed with nasi lemak and bihun goreng, we continued our
journey to Kawasan Rekreasi Sungai Inki in Kalumpang and arrived there around
noon. We straightaway went to Abah’s friend’s chalet, Chalet Keluarga Sakri. It
is located at the end of rows of chalets at Sungai Inki recreational area.
To get there, first we must cross over the river using a
Chalet Keluarga Sakri is a nicely landscaped chalet with
camping areas, picnic areas, accommodation and praying room. There’re also farm
animals running around much to the kids delight.
Sungai Inki is one of the many rivers in Hulu Selangor
district. When we arrived at the recreational area, there were already many
people around. Some were eating, some were in the water, some were cooking or barbecuing,
some were talking, some were sleeping and others were just lazing in the sun.
Kids were full with laughter playing in the water.
At the entrance of Sungai Inki picnic area, there are some stalls selling snacks,
beverages and pelampung (life buoy). There’re also toilets for visitors’ usage
with RM0.50 charge per entry. Parking spaces are very limited.
The clear river water is refreshingly cool with shallow and
deep spots to suit your preferences. Be careful too because some of the rocks
are slippery. One thing sad is that there were rubbish in the water and also in
the picnic area. It’s such a pity when picnickers littered and dirtied this
beautiful place. I can’t fathom Malaysians’ way of thinking and social ethics.
Dustbins are everywhere but still these uncivic-minded people throw rubbish and
everything unwanted just about anywhere they like.
End of September last year, there was a family picnic with
Hubby’s family. Early morning that weekend, all of us got ready all psyched up
looking forward to a day of splashing in cool refreshing river water. Our
destination was Tanjung Malim. En route to the picnic spot, we stopped for
breakfast at Gerai Haji Din Nasi Lemak.
Nasi lemak is a popular dish among Malaysians. It is
versatile because it can be eaten at any time of the day. Since we arrived a
bit later in the morning, not all of us can taste Gerai Haji Din’s nasi lemak.
There were only three plates of nasi lemak left. As substitutes, some of us ate
bihun goreng. Taste wise, it was acceptable.
Address: Medan Selera MDTM, 35900 Tanjung Malim, Perak.