25 December 2011

Xmas 2011 In KT Day 2

It’s Christmas! Woke up bright and earlier and headed to the hotel’s café for breakfast.

the usual usual
We then headed to:

Chinatown Waterfront
Coordinates: 5.331250, 103.132292

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


posing some more


more poses


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


hallowed grounds


Jalan Kampung Cina


more delicacies 


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
Coordinates: 5.329466, 103.136279

which has since been levelled and turned into a parking lot by Hotel K.T. Mutiara. It was a sombre and nostalgic experience.

what's left of our old house (back gate)


remnants of the old fence


(sigh)

(sigh)

(sigh)
Lunch was at our favourite chicken rice shop:

Restoran Chuan Kee
Jalan Kota Lama 
20300 Kuala Terengganu
Coordinates: 5.329306, 103.134583

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


remembered to take photos AFTER all the food was all gone!
Later in the afternoon, Brendan continued his fun and frolic at the pool!


mer-boy


he goes on...


... and on...


... and on!


view of the hotel


main lobby on the left