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I visited the Bukit Puteri the last time we went back to Kuala Terengganu.
We can see beautiful views of Kuala Terengganu and the Terengganu River from the hill.
Bukit Puteri is a 208-metre hill facing the Terengganu River.
‘Bukit’ means hill and ‘puteri’ means princess.
It was formerly a fortress between 1831 and 1876.
It is a very beautiful place.
Last month, Uncle Fauzan invited us for dinner at his house in Kuala Terengganu.
He is my father’s good friend.
He is a flight instructor for KIST Aviation Academy (KISTAA).
We ate delicious mandi with hummus and salad that Uncle Fauzan cooked for us.
Mandi (Arabic: المندي) is the traditional dish of Yemen.
Uncle Fauzan is a very good cook.
I love to play the drums set and the guitar whenever we visited his house.
He has a set of drums, some keyboards, some guitars and other musical instruments.
Uncle Fauzan can play all kinds of musical instruments.
The best part of my visit was trying the Microsoft Flight Simulator.
It was really fun when I’m controlling my flight so that it won’t hit the trees or falling into the sea
It was very late when we went home 🙂
Last two weeks, I went to Ki Hassan’s house.
Ki Hassan’s name is Hassan A. Karim.
He is my grandfather’s cousin.
Ki Hassan is a good man.
He teaches the students around the area for free.
His house is by the beach in Mengabang Telipot, near Kuala Terengganu.
We played in the large backyard facing the beach.
The drink was very delicious and I ate my favorite snack, ‘kerepek bawang’.
I really had a wonderful time over there.
On 29th July 2011, I went to the Taman Jaya Mosque in Jalan Pusara, Kuala Terengganu for a Friday Prayer.
That Friday was the first Friday when people can perform their Friday Prayers at the mosque.
I walked to the mosque with my father since it is near my grandmother’s house 🙂 🙂 🙂
It is a beautiful new mosque.
My father took some pictures of the mosque after our prayers.
On the 18th July, I visited the Taiping Lake Garden ( Taman Tasik Taiping ) in Perak on the way back to KL from Butterworth, Penang.
The place is very, very, very beautiful.
The Taiping Lake Gardens is the first public garden established during British rule in Malaysia.
They started to plant the garden with grasses, flowers and trees in 1884.
Now there are many beautiful big, old trees along the road in the garden.
When we drove pass, I fell like going into a tree tunnel 😉
All of the trees are more than 100 years old.
Lots of the branches of the huge trees bend towards the lake and their leaves touch the water 🙂
I wish that I can go there again and stay at the hotel around the park so that I can spend more time watching and make drawings of the trees 🙂
In the evening we drove to Sungai Dua again for our dinner at ‘Aziz Mee Pak Ngah Sg2‘ restaurant(please click here).
My parents wanted to try ‘mee udang‘(prawn noodle) at another restaurant
The ‘mee udang‘ has more prawns than the ones at the Restoran Aur Gading(please click here), but the prawns are much, much smaller.
My parents said that the ‘mee udang‘ at the Restoran Aur Gading is much more delicious.
Anyway the ‘mee udang‘ in this restaurant is much cheaper than the ones at the Restoran Aur Gading.
My sisters ordered ‘kuey teow goreng‘ and I ordered ‘kuey teow sup‘.
There are lots of vegetables and beef slices in the soup.
Anyway some of the beef slices are too hard to chew 🙂
This ‘kuey teow sup‘ is much, much more delicious than the ‘kuey teow sup‘ at the Restoran Aur Gading.
My sisters said that their ‘kuey teow goreng‘ are tastier that the ones at the Restoran Aur Gading too 😉
There is a huge paddy field across the road facing the restaurant.
It is very, very beautiful.
The sky was very beautiful when we were about to go back to our hotel.
This restaurant is very hot at noon so, better come here in the evening 🙂 🙂 🙂
‘Mee Udang Sungai Dua'(please click here) is very popular in Penang and there are lots of ‘mee udang'(prawn noodle) restaurants in Sungai Dua.
Last week, Pak Cik Burhan(please click here) showed us a restaurant that he said is the original restaurant selling very delicious ‘mee udang’ in Sungai Dua.
The name of the restaurant is ‘Restoran Aur Gading’.
- Restoran Aur Gading, Sungai Dua.
The restaurant is by a river and we can see the river while eating.
I saw some people fishing by the river.
The place is beautiful and there are lots of trees around the restaurant.
Pak Cik Burhan and my parents ordered the ‘mee udang’.
My parent enjoyed the ‘mee udang’ very much!
They said that the ‘mee udang’ is very, very tasty but I think it is too hot 😉
My sisters ordered ‘kuey teow goreng'(fried flat noodle).
I ordered ‘kuey teow sup'(flat noodle in clear soup) 🙂
The ‘kuey teows’ are not that tasty but the ‘mee udang’ are really good.
So, if you want a delicious ‘Mee Udang Sungai Dua’, you can visit this restaurant.
Have you ever catch a feather from a flying bird?
I caught one on July 17, 2011 on the field in front of the Dato’ Haji Ahmad Badawi in Butterworth, Penang.
I walked across the field with my father to take some photos of me standing in front of a SEMAIAN banner (please click here).
As we walked back to the Dato’ Haji Ahmad Badawi Hall, we saw some pigeons on the field.
So I walked slowly towards them as not to scare the pigeons.
But they flew away…
Suddenly, one of pigeon’s feather flew out of it’s wings.
It flew in the air.
I ran after it and I caught it before it falls to the ground
And I took the feather back to Kuala Lumpur 😉
On Sunday, July 17, 2011 we had a wonderful durian party at Dato’ Haji Ahmad Badawi Hall, in Butterworth, Penang.
The party started after the seminar(SEMAIAN) that we attended at the hall.
We were going back to the hotel when the uncles from ‘GABUNGAN’ brought us a very big bag of durians.
They said the durians were from orchards in Balik Pulau where the best durians from Penang come from.
The durians were very sweet and tasty.
We had the party outside the seminar room, facing a nice green field, full of pigeons.
It was the best durian party that I ever had
To eat the durians, we must first open the fruits 🙂