We then headed to the Chinatown Waterfront (Coordinates: 5° 19' 52.50", 103° 7' 56.25"). It was our first time here since the completion of the Kampung Cina land reclamation project. The Pulau Warisan was a sight to behold!
|the vanity twins J|
|posing some more|
|our ride in the background|
|even more posing|
|Felda's gleaming new hotel in the background|
|the archway leading to the reclaimed land|
|posing with the archway|
|pair of glamour pusses|
|last few poses before we leave|
|ok, that's it|
As a local boy, Kampung Cina has both changed (one way traffic going the opposite direction!) and not changed as well. I know it sounds strange because while things may have changed on the outside, despite all this progress I'm glad my ancestral home has not lost its ‘soul’.
|at Kampung Cina|
|the refurbished archway|
|this temple fell victim to fire some time back|
|good to know its good as new now|
|I think my father was born here|
|Jalan Kampung Cina|
|more delicacies J|
|sweet toothed pair|
We then paid a visit to our former family home (which used to bear the address No. 18 Kampung Padang 20300 Kuala Terengganu) which has since been levelled and turned into a parking lot by Hotel K.T. Mutiara (Coordinates: 5° 19' 46.50", 103° 8' 11.25"). It was a sombre and nostalgic experience.
|what's left of our old house (back gate)|
|remnants of the old fence|
Lunch was at our favourite chicken rice shop (Restoran Chuan Kee, Jalan Kota Lama 20300 Kuala Terengganu, Coordinates: 5° 19' 45.50", 103° 8' 4.50"). Nothing has changed at all, and the proprietor (and family) still remembers us.
|this shop was covered in a earlier post|
|the proprietor (in white cap) remembers us|
|hard at work|
|I only remembered to take photos AFTER all the food was all gone!|
Later in the afternoon, Brendan continued his fun and frolic at the pool!
|he goes on...|
|... and on...|
|... and on!|
|view of the hotel|
|main lobby on the left|