Up the river…

On Saturday, the 6th of April, the third day of our Sacred Heart & St Elizabeth’s 50th Anniversary Reunion celebration, we went on a cruise in this old-time motor launch…

LINDA

…up the majestic Rejang River, the longest in the country to this very nice wooden house…

Our destination

…about an hour away. You can click THIS LINK to their Facebook page to find out more about it or THIS LINK to watch the youtube video.

We had a group photograph, one for the memory…

Group pic
*Photo from Robert’s Wooden House Facebook page*

…at the jetty before we left on the boat ride. Not everyone signed in for this event because in that brief weekend in town, they had other commitments so they did not have the luxury of time for everything.

I was attracted to the artworks on the walls of the employees’ quarters…

Wall art 1

…the moment we landed – they were all so very nicely done…

Wall art 2

…I must say. They should do the same…

Wall art 3

…here and there in the town to brighten up the place a little – we do have  a few scattered here and there, usually not noticeable enough to grab the attention of people passing by.

At the house…

Robert's wooden house

…one can get to see all kinds of interesting antiques…

Antique telephone

…and stuff – I did take a lot of photographs of quite a lot of them…

Old school food cupboards

…and shared them on Facebook and while we were there, those in the know…

In Robert's wooden house

…shared some very interesting stories of the place, the history, the culture and even the politics of the people, the town, the state and the country.

Lunch was included, catered by the people here who have now relocated to where our one-time favourite Thai restaurant was. There was the fried rice…

Fried rice

…and the fried noodles…

Fried mee

…and this was either chicken or fish…

Chicken or fish

…I don’t quite remember now and there was Japanese egg tofu…

Japanese egg tofu

…and a dish of mushroom and broccoli…

Mushroom broccoli

…and fruits…

Fruits

…and needless to say, this…

Kompia

…was the main attraction and all were gone in no time at all.

It certainly was a delightful excursion, a pleasant experience indeed…but we could not linger around longer as after that quick lunch, we had to make our way back to town to go back and rest before the grand finale that night…and that will be in tomorrow’s post! Make sure you come back for that, ‘kay?