Wednesday, December 31, 2014

52nd trip to Bintulu - 63,000 km (6 Dec'14)

Typical Sarawak trunk road

Inul at Selangau pit stop
 Six days after attending a wedding in Kuching , we
are off again to Bintulu.  We left Kuching at 9.15 am and arrived Bintulu at 8.30 pm.  We did not make many pit stops on this trip because we're in a hurry to reach home.  Overallwhole it was a fine trip and fospa took many shots of us (Me and Mama Daisy) on his handset.  Here's more pics of me and Mama....
Mama Daisy eating some tuna during pit stop

Poor Mama, she is squeezed..

51st trip to Kuching - 62,400 km (26 Nov'14)

At the jump seat
 In many of our recent travels, Inul is becoming more naughty and brave.  Inul likes to squeeze with Mama Daisy for a share of the jump seat (see inset).  Apparently Mama Daisy is getting kinder and more compassionate as she ages.  This is our 51st trip to Kuching.  The purpose is mainly to attend fospa's nephew wedding.  We left Bintulu at around 9.15 am and arrived Kuching at abour 8.30 pm. We had lunch at Selangau.  We did not stop at Sibu town, just by passed it.  Just before arriving Kuching we stopped at Siburan town to buy Kentucky fried chicken for dinner.  Inul loves KFC, too...hmmmm yummy yummy...
Inul looking lout at Selangau pit stop area

View of Selangau shops.  We had lunch here.

Last pit stop was at Siburan.
Inul loves to eat Kentucky fried chicken too..

51st trip to Bintulu - 61,800 km (15 November'14)

Inul - a big girl now!
 On this trip we focus on the roundabout near Serian.  Before entering the town of Serian the town's icon which is the king of the fruit or Durian is clearly seen.  Below the icon are the words "Selamat Datang ke Bandar Serian" which means Welcome to Serian town.  On this trip we arrived Serian at around 10 am after a short 35 minutes travel from Kuching.  On this 51st trip to Bintulu we made a few pit stops viz, Serian, Sri Aman, Jakkar and Selangau.  We arrived Bintulu at about 8.30 pm.  Here are more pics showing the Durian fruit in ferro-cement style....

Road leading towards Sibu town

Town arch at Sri Aman

50th trip to Kuching - 61,200 km (1 November'14)

Ibans starting to plant paddy in their village plots, near Sri Aman

Typical Sarawak trunk road
 We were happy to go to Kuching on this trip.  The reason being we were going to spend a holiday in Kuching with fosis and her husband.  We left Bintulu at 10.15 am and arrived Kuching at 8.30 pm, which was more or less within our normal traveling time.  As time goes by, fospa would habitually like to make many pit stops to cool the engines as well as to have much bodily rest.  On this journey we saw that the Ibans who stay along Sarawak's country roads were busy planting their paddy plots.   Here's more pictures showing the Sarawak trunk road that measures 600 km from Bintulu to Kuching.
Signboard before reaching Betong rest area
Typical view of Sarawak trunk road.

The kind of facilities provided at Temudok rest area, near Sri Aman
Translation : Surau (a small mosque); Kedai Runcit (Provision shop); Tandas (Toilet); Gerai Makanan (Food stalls)

50th trip to Bintulu - 60,600 km (22 August'14)

Our car parked beneath a flowering Tabebuia rosea tree at Serian.

 After an extended stay in Kuching, we were ready to return back to Bintulu.  We left early, around 9.15 am and arrived Bintulu at night around 8.30 pm.  It was raining for the most part of the journey especially from Sibu to Tatau, we encountered heavy rains.  Not many pictures were taken on this trip.   However there were many pictures taken of cakes in Serian.  Serian is the first pit stop after Kuching.  It is here that fospa and fosma would take their morning breakfast at every start of the long journey to Bintulu.  With this trip we achieved a totoal of 60,600 km.
Cakes sold a plenty at Serian hawkers centre