Sabak bernam is 155 Km from KL. that if u drive through jalan lama. honestly, better to take jalan lama than highway. toll 40 sen je... aisey, da lupa, effectively 1st Jan, naik jadi 60 sen. plus, lagi dekat compared to highway. i tried going back to KL ikut highway, dah la lalu celah2 hutan dan ladang kelapa sawit... there were time i wondered if i'm using the right route, nasib baik jumpa jugak signboard kaler hijau. although guna jalan lama dapat kurangkan dalam 20 km, but as people said, "it's not the destination, but it's the journey that counts". lebih kurang macam tu la... throughout my journey to SB, byk panorama2 dan tempat2 menarik utk disinggah. ada bukit melawati yg terkenal dgn tmpt mencerap anak bulan dan juga tinggalan kota penjajah belanda. also kampung kuantan yg terkenal dgn kelip-kelip/api-api. tapi rasanya nowadays, kelip2 da kurang... macam cicadas, kelip2 juga serangga yg sensitif dgn cuaca. no wonder kalau binatang tu nk pupus memikirkan kesan pemanasan global. last time aku tgk api2 pon masa sekolah menengah dulu2. Kalau ada kesempatan, nk juga singgah di Kuala Selangor Nature park, hutan simpan paya bakau. tapi kalau rajin nk merayau la dlm tu. Bab makan lak nak try ke Pasir Penampang yg ada fresh seafood. As for SB, which is around 40 km from Kuala Selangor, on your way there, u can see paddy fields seluas2 pandangan.
as u can see from the picture above, the place where i work is just a walking distance to the beach. not actually a sandy beach, instead its a grinded-shell-&-clamp beach. that's what the philipino trainers said. just the other day we went to the beach. those trainers are fun to be with, since they're trying hard to learn to speak malay. malay language is somehow unique and easy yet confusing at times. they always having trouble with some words as the words has double meaning. even so, they're not having problem to order for food. "teh ais satu"... "nasi goreng ayam satu". that's the only dish they know apparently. hahahaha... they also cannot stand spicy foods. so, it's whether nasi goreng ayam or nasi goreng cina. the one sticking his butt out is my roomate and also the operation leader here, while the 2 fellas is the philipino trainers ~ dennis n sagid. turn out that dennis can play basketball, but it sucks to have only 2 guys know how to play basketball here. turn out, after few hoops, we played futsal. the sport facility here is great actually, but since the co-ordinator of this college (the one with authority) is a big ass-hole, we cant fully enjoy the facilities here. the hotel got this beautiful swimming pool, but we werent allowed to swim. also cannot go kayak at the lake in front of the hotel. we even need to request for balls (volley, basket and football). supposely they should try their best to entertain us, not letting us to beg them. The picture on the right is the pool that i mentioned. my room facing the pool... it feels like the pool calling out my name each time i see it. damn.
Anyway, this project here in sabak bernam, i think it is more to a holiday than work. i didnt recall any heavy-duty task like what i did in KL. i brought my PS2, so everyday i 'kitai' my boss here in Pro Evolution Soccer 2008. hahaha. he's getting better though. but still no match for me. he won twice (just to make him look good ~ hahahahah). everynight we went out with the trainers for dinner. looking for new places. just the other day we went to Hutan Melintang in perak just for ikan bakar. its worth it. because the food is great and also i'm not driving. hahahah. why? because the journey itself took nealy 1 hour to get there. after asking around, i thought we were bluffed by this old uncle. because he told us that the ikan bakar place is about 15 minutes away from pekan sabak bernam, turn out to be 30 minutes. so the extra 15 minutes is mostly filled with doubt and hope. but we did reach there.
it's a holiday... and a getaway. au revoir.