Saturday, December 26, 2009

Today in Limbang (day 3)

The two boys were bored. They pestered me to bring them to Bukit Mass to "climb mountain". Actually there is a park there for people to run. So, after much pestering, I drove them there just before it started to rain.
See...they were interested in the playground. Instead of sitting on it, Tim was "pushing" it!
In the supermarket, that was what these two boys were doing! They were so restless... then Jos saw something and pestered us from one supermarket to another....
.. that's right! A water gun. Instead of buying two, we bought only one for the two to share and cost RM2! So they took turn to shoot target and of course at each other! They were quiet for the rest of the afternoon!
While mummy was busy with her "sightseeing" or window shopping, I looked at pictures or things that she was not interested in. This photo of oranges caught my attention. See where the leaves came out from! It is so fake.
Mummy was trying out this for fun and remarked that she got one of these when she was young. Nice to look at ...
... but totally of no use to us!
Then this attracted my attention. I was shocked for a second. How could anyone try to sell "fail VCD" at a price. Must be some sort of nut! Then, I realised that they are selling "VCD file" and in BM, file is called fail!
While visiting my 4th brother (he is selling telecom stuff), I noticed 2 boxes of "seed". I was flipping through the packages ... cabbages, cauliflowers, etc. Mummy was interested and bought four of these. Now I have to plant them at home. Will blog if I have any success. Otherwise, I will keep quiet.
We decided to "drive around". We passed by our ex school, Limbang Gov't School, where we studied in the early 70's.
... the abandoned Limbang airport which is just next to the school. The runway is running parallel to Bukit Mas.
We decided to drive up to Pandaruan Check Point, the crossing over point to Temburong. This was the place in the 60's, 70's where we would buy cheap Brunei petrol! The humble quite place is now replaced with an immigration checkpoint opening 6:00AM to 6:00PM daily. This is also the place you must cross for those wishing to go to Sabah by road. I didn't manage to see the river!
On the way back, we drove up Bukit Mas opposite the old airstrip. Half way up, there is this Buddhist Center. Further up the steep hill, is the telecom tower. I was disappointed that I couldn't see anything beyond due to tall trees.
This evening, I went to visit my niece who opened the Strawberry cake shop in town. She made very good cakes and baked very good bread. I can safely say that the prices are generally cheaper than Miri and tasted better. This is a family business. Shown here are two of her daughters.

5 comments:

Janice said...

baking runs in the daddy's family. lolz

suituapui said...

LOL!!! I was caught for a moment by the "Fail VCD"! Didn't buy liquor? I guess you can also get those in Miri, right?

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Limbang looks good through your lenses....

wenn said...

nice statue!

Gabriel said...

owh...nice pics! especially the abadoned limbang airport! hehe...