Saturday, 24 May 2008

Quaint territory

Palm plantation

My refurbishing dream, I would like to paint them in shiny black.(If I got one)

The coffee house

Paddy field

Dinding river

At our stopover on the highway, I got my chocolate drink from here, and these guys were very nice and bubbly ,they even posed for my camera

The pool at orient star , even lumut being a small town , Malaysia is filled with nice hotels and resorts, this hotel have the nicest service staffs,and the guy who served us is on his way to become a Geologist, I wish him all the best and may he get to enter that prestigious Uni he applied for.

I was hungry and only ate some fast food , and I am not a fan of fried rice , but when this came my whole perception about fried rice changed, that was a nice meal indeed.(I should really put on some make-up)

Beautiful tree by the sea

I LOVE em' fried rice

At a pub and restaurant near our hotel

At an Italian restaurant with the staffs whom are from Myanmar and Indonesia.. I promised to go back see them soon.

Old shop houses , reminds me of the good old days.

Lumut waterfront

Summer breeze makes me feel fine

A refurbisher's dream


I saw a big lizard on the tree while talking /making friends with the Town council officers

Coconut plantation

A traditional wooden kampung house and a little food stall in front of it, it was in the afternoon and the place was packed , it is like everytime is siesta time and these people...don't they cook at home?

A mosque

Lumut town.

On my way there , I saw many estates and plantations of Palm ( we are the biggest producer of Palm oil in the world), rubber(among the biggest producer) , mangoes, bananas and tapioca, reminded me of the visits to my parent's goodfriend whom were an Estate Manager in the 80's .The additional beautiful landscape of rivers,mangroves and villages made me realized that life is beautiful, and I am very lucky to be alive till today.

The short break is something that I need,I spent few years of my life living in this state in the Mid Northern Malaysia. I hopped on the interstate bus and despite making few friends and amused by many characters on the bus, I have decided not to do it again as it is making my body ache.I did not get myself to the Pangkor island as I found the weather were too hot for me ,I think it was almost 40 degrees celcius and we are talking burning hot here. If I were to continue to be in this temperature ,no doubt my Lupus outbreak will soon emerge but I have to say I really had a GREAT time in Lumut despite not going to the island, Lumut have plenty to offer . I will go again in few weeks time and will go to the Island as well.My true objective of going there is to get some little work stuff sorted, So it's like killing 2 birds with one stone.I have to say that The fried rice at the Orient Star is among the nicest I've had for ages , or maybe it was because I was pretty hungry.Lumut is filled with nice friendly people and navy officers allover.I think I can live here , despite no nice shopping mall in the area.
The rural side of Malaysia are the nicest, I enjoy the view of the Kampungs(villages) and I found everything is so laid traffic jam and I love the idea of planting my own vegetables fruits and herbs in my huge backyard.
Because I have already make plenty of new friends now in Lumut,I have to go back there again real soon.But for now I have to make do with the memories of the quaint little town.

Lumut from wikipedia
Lumut is a small town (population 31,880) in the state of Perak, Malaysia, situated about 84 km south of Ipoh, 2 km from the town of Sitiawan and it is the gateway to Pangkor Island. It is a quaint little town famous for its beautiful seashell and coral handicrafts. This once little-known fishing town has since become the home base of the Royal Malaysian Navy.

Lumut in Malay means moss, lichen, or seaweed. In its early days, the beach is said to be rich in moss, so the local people called it Lumut. Lumut jetty now is the staging-off point to various beautiful offshore islands, including Pangkor Island.

I am still tired from that 4 hour journey, I need to go lie down and get some rest I have to go to my friend's party a bit later ... need to recharge.x


nagawulan said...

Thanks for your wish, Azura.
I am better now.

waliz said...

i'm glad u had a good time there!

ChronicMomma said...

Thanks for sharing your pictures, the trip looked beautiful!!

I hope you are well,

AeRiN cRyBaBy said...

best arr pegi bercuti yek...errr..tu nasi goreng usa ker nasi goreng jer?hehehehehe...

Zen Chef said...

Glad to have you back Azura. I love the pictures. Thanks for sharing! Sounds like a really nice trip. Me want some fried rice now! :-)

Hannan said...

the hotel's pool looks very nice...
maybe I should go there and take a look for myself!

ZumMallen said...

Such beautiful photos. I really love this blog.

AzAzura said...

Naga-Not a prob, glad u r better now xo

Waliz- thanks dear xo

Michelle-my pleasure and the trip was nice indeed.xo

it was a nice too crave for some fried rice at the mo!xo

Hi doctor! yes the pool was nice , you have sometime when you come back don't you? can go cuti cuti Malaysia LAH xo

What a kind comment Im glad you love it. xo

Julie said...

Hi Azura! How are you feeling? Better, I hope? Thanks for sharing all of the pictures. It is a nice reminder how different it is everywhere in the world....But that is a good thing, isn't it?

Hannan said...

no update huuh?

A Z R A said...

babeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee, nice pics, and no you dont need make up, you look good already!!! xoxo!......its been a long time since i last singgah here eh! ;)

AzAzura said...

Hannan ,
It's comin :)

Hey lady! welcome back.Oh Azra darling so sweet of you,Thanks , "yeah right i don't need make up, people run away when they see me without it xo