Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Sumatran trip

I got home two days ago. Arrived home pretty exhausted from Padang.It was a hectic 8-day trip starting with Rao-Bukit Tinggi-Padang and home.

Mula-mula sampai Rao, excited sebab suasana kampong dan suasana Islam. Surau banyak and pagi2 when the azan went akan ada orang ngaji, orang bertazkirah, budak2 ngaji pakai microphone.Lagu memang lagu melancholic.Teringat my Sumatran guru ngaji aruah Pak Aji Asmawi. Dia ada cakap pasal sawah, pasal budak2 mengaji merendai-rendai. I experienced those.Nice feeling.

Dr Afi gave me his bro in law to take care of us 4. Door to door service from airport to 7 hours ride ikut jalan mcm pi Cameron Highlands to Rao (biasa 4.5 to 5 hours kalau bawak laju but Reza was careful). Fatin muntah2 macam nak terkeluar isi perut. I ok je sebab mcm jalan Raub lama. Macam balik kampong le. :)

Afi put us at this Wisma Rao and each of us got a room.No aircon here.Kipas pun tak seberapa laju. But nasib toilet dlm bilik. Air sejuk (frm bukit katanya). We met local people..Datuak Amran who showed us around and found what he suspected my waris..lineage Maharaja Datuak Morah so I met his anak2. The position now belongs to someone else.I told them I had returned to claim my rights.Haha.

So I saw kampong moyet I..Tanjung Durian bersebelahan dgn Tanjung Alai. Frozen in time.I loved Tanjung Durian. Bersih dan permai. Ada budak panjat pokok jambu air to give us some.So sweet.

Then Reza took us around the next few days (Haji Ijal did the second day and kita jalan with Datuak Amran.Visited his school.Kena kerumun dgn budak2 darjah satu.So sweet). Pastu kita pi tengok sisa2 Srivijaya.Besoknya Reza bawak naik puncak bukit to show where istana or candi Srivijaya.I makan kat warong atas bukit tu.Lauk Minang.Fresh gila.Dan sedap giler.Dengan bayu bertiup lembut.Open space.Boleh tidur kat pangkin bertikar dia tu.Fuiyoo.

More later.Byk sangat ceritanya.

our homestay


sungai Rokan dulu banyak emas

kampung tua

rumah padi

Tanjung Durian

masjid Tanjung Alai

panjat pokok nak ambik jambu air for us

uniform mereka

melawat sekolah rendah di Rao

gulai asam, masakan tradisi Rao

Duduk di Perak sebelum ww2

5 comments:

Iskandar aka DR Bubbles said...

Ceritalah lagi! Kita jeles habis ni! Hahaha!

Faridah said...

Memang best cerita Rao ni. :D

Mohamad Abdul Malik said...

Best juga kalau dah jumpa lineage Moyet di Tanjung Durian tu. But was it from our We Wahi's side or from Imam Long's side. Or were the lineage connected or interelated with each other.

Thanks.

Faridah said...

That was Wea Wahi's side. imam Long I takda the susurgalur...waiting for Shazwan habis research dia. Imam Long was the ulema's side.Wea Wahi's the "Maharaja" side.Wallahualam.

Mohamad Abdul Malik said...

Oh thanks. That was how I thought it was a long time ago.