Wednesday, July 25, 2007

What was it like to be in a kampung?

It was different :)

First we were greeted with tonnes of rambutans everywhere! On the first day of our arrival, we got excited. On the second day, we were (well) still excited. Then, we started to be 'fed' rambutans in every house we paid a visit. On the sixth day, we got fed-up even at the sight of the fruit!

We stayed in a decent place this time. Thanks to my previous bad experience with hotels, I am more careful in selecting a place for our six days stay. Below is the pic of my room :P Nice huh?



My room was a stark contrast from the rural households we visited during the work trip. Below is one of such house. A typical Malay house with poor lighting and air-conditioning. There will be couple more photos in my flickr. Check that out too.


Besides doing work (which I am suppose to do), I learnt alot about the other side of Malaysia. Born and bred in Kuala Lumpur, I didn't even know the existance of a place called Trolak until I was told to pack my things and stay there for a week. Next stop will be Kuala Selangor, and I will visiting couple of oil palm estates there. It will take me probably another 10 days to put up the next post.

I wish I could write down how much I miss everyone, but I couldn't. Till my next post, a huge hug from me!

*kampung = village

15 comments:

Zul said...

For me, kampung is always the best break away from the kl havoc and noise. There's nothing like it... Oh I miss my kampung a lot...

puvanan said...

looks like u are having a great time traveling around. Happy working!

(¯`•._.•[Raaji]•._.•´¯) said...

hmm this seems pretty interesting. I am glad you are learning a lot :)

Michael Song said...

where's the kampung mate?

pria said...

Is that the leech fruit?? Good u had loads of fun and nice pictures.

anits said...

The rambutans look yummy!!!..kampung area is always the best! the peace and the green nature...is really great!
Take care ammu

Keshi said...

WB Ammu I missed ya! And now Im bakk too :)

I love Rambutans!! SL has alot of em. And that room looks like HEAVEN.


HUGGGGGGZ my dear!
Keshi.

Abru said...

Hi Ammu,
Enjoy ur trip....

I think I've seen this fruit, but I was not knowing that it is edible!!!
I don't know the name. Is it the one which have semi hard shell and have red seeds inside??

Michelle said...

such pretty pics! the room looks so cozy!

Jeevan said...

The mist surrounded background in flickr is awesome! Hope u r doing good there, take care dear.

Seal in Astral said...

hehehe now you are less expensive with good life place.... The nature is just within you reach ...i miss it!

I wander wht will be left for the future ...nature as in picture and virtual nature and animals?

Seal in Astral said...

pssst: wht is google reader?

AVIANA said...

hi,

first, thank you so much for you comments...i really appreciated them...

second, i read about your travels alot...i still don't know exactly what you do....what do you do that has you travelling....

:)

God's Little Angel said...

Hii Ammu,

I've gotta tag for you!

enjoy!

chaitanya said...

The place looks very nice and trust me it is good break from noisy, nauseatic city life that we have with tonnes on dust sitting on us.
I loved this kinda of "Kampung" houses, the peace of mind you will never get it anywhere.
Try to sip a hot coffe and watch the rain from your house.. you will feel damn nice !! Njoy.