|Date taken : 24 Dec'13|
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
|Typical Sarawak country road, from Kuching to Bintulu|
At the town of Sri Aman we had our lunch in the car while fospa and fosma ate at a cafetaria in the center of the town. Fospa had a hearty meal of rice with fish and vegetables of the 'Cekur manis' (Savropus androgynus) with the local pumpkin or Labu merah fruit (Cucurbita moschata) (See picture at inset).
|We had lunch inside the car at a cool and heavily shaded car parking area in the town center.|
|Fospa had to put the orchids inside the car to prevent damage to the flowers .|
|Sri Aman town|
|Vegetables and fruits at the tamu or jungle produce market|
|Shoots of the 'Lalis' - Plectocomiopsis geminiflora, a rattan species which is cooked as vegetable.|
At the top of the picture is the stem of the rattan climber not yet unbarked.
|Rain most of the way because this is end of year monsoon period.|
|Cantin at Selangau pit stop|
Thursday, October 31, 2013
|View of Sibu town in the distant as we drove on the Ulu Lanang tol bridge.|
|Road after Ulu Lanang tol bridge,Sibu.|
ETA Kuching - 8.15 pm
On this 45th trip to Kuching we encountered many stretches of the Sarawak trunk road under repair. This is an ongoing project by the Federal government to make driving along the country road more safe. Thus for many years to come they will be more such works undertaken and more inconvenience to road users. First pit stop was at Selangau for an early lunch. At the car park where we rested, we saw a small Pulasan (Malay) tree bearing young fruits. Selangau is a convenient stop over between Bintulu and Sibu. It is a one and a half hour drive from Bintulu.
|Young fruits of the 'Pulasan' at car park, Selangau.|
|Mama Daisy resting on the dashboard at Sebangkoi rest area, Sarikei.|
|Water lily pond at Sebangkoi rest area, Sarikei.|
|Path walk around the Sebangkoi rest area, Sarikei.|
|Forest view at Sebangkoi rest area, Sarikei.|
On many stretches of the Sarawak trunk road from Kuching to Miri will be constructed overtaking lanes to help out in the safety and driving convenience of the trunk road users. This project will take on a few years and started in 2012 in a big way.....
|Overtaking lane under construction|
|A completed overtaking lane along Sarawak trunk road|
|Entrance to Sri Aman town from Temudok rest area.|
|Mountain view on approaching Serian|
|Medium rain while approaching Kuching city.|
Thursday, August 29, 2013
|Fospa resting his arm on Mama's back....fantastic therapy|
It has been about two weeks that we spent the holidays in Kuching. Now that the Hari Raya celebrations are over, fospa decided that we should go back to Bintulu on Monday, 26th of August. On this 45th trip to Bintulu we had an additional passenger on board. Fospa and fosma agreed to give him a free ride to Bintulu. We started the journey around 9.30 am in fine weather.
|Mama Daisy and Inul having a last look at the house..|
Underneath the leaves cover is hidden our special passenger. The leaves were taken from the garden to be used as shield against the hot sun. The special passenger is a tomcat belonging to fospa's niece.
First pit stop was at Serian. At the Serian fish market there were many foreign tourists who took pictures and having fun time talking to the fish mongers about the different types of fishes for sale.
|Sibu traffic junction..|
Inul saw many buses and lorries stopping at Selangau. Selangau is the last pit stop before we drove straight to Bintulu. From Selangau it took us 1 hour 30 minutes to reach Bintulu.
|Canteen at Selangau....|
|Blackie...the special passenger|
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
|Inul and Mama Daisy|
|Inul on fosma's lap|
|Typical Sarawak trunk road - narrow and two-lane single carriageway of about 600 km length from Kuching in the south to Miri in the north.|
|Sebangkoi water lily pond|
|Durio grandiflorus (Durian munyit)|
|White flowers of the Durio grandiflorus (Durian munyit)|
|Durian flowers on water lilies at Sebangkoi|
|Driving into the sunset , between Sri Aman and Serian stretch...|
Friday, July 26, 2013
We left Kuching at 9.30 in the morning and the whole journey took about 11 hours.
Here's more pics of our 44th trip to Bintulu.
|Road under repair between Serian and Sri Aman|
|On this trip the sky was blue throughout Sarawak's countryside. We encountered not a single drop of rain.|
|Scene of an accident involving a Kancil car and a motorcylce at Sg. Kedang, 36 km from Sarikei.|
|The black Myvi driven by fosma is ahead of us...|
|Inul takes a rest at Selangau pit stop.|
Fosma arrived earlier at the farm than us.
We only arrived home at 8.30 pm.
With this trip we clocked in another 600 km, thus making a total of 51,400 km of accumulated travelling time for Mama.
Mama Daisy is a calm, patient and keen traveller. Inul is just following in her catwalk ......
|The moon at the farm on our arrival.|