Ride to the new Batang Sadong Bridge

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During the last Hari Raya holiday, my friends and I had a day ride to the newly completed Batang Sadong Bridge. However, we were not the first to be there. I’m not sure whether this is the longest bridge in Sarawak but the length is 1.48km.

It was officially opened on 18 December 2016 by Datuk Sri Najib Abdul Razak and it cost 231 millions. The bridge is connecting Asajaya and Simunjan. 

I went there by bike together with my two other friends. They’ve been here before but not me. So I think, I was the only person feeling excited that day. Hehehe!

After selfie, we moved on to Simunjan town. The journey took about 30 minutes from the bridge by bike. I’m not sure how long it will take if by car.

Emmm…nothing much had changed. But this town will be crowded on Sunday and its fish market is very popular I heard.

Orait then, till we meet again.

 

Serian Scout Run 1.0: The actual day

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I have not been running for more than 20 years now. My last run was in 1993, and that’s because I was a school athlete.Frankly speaking, I didn’t have a clear idea on why I signed up for Scout Run 1.0. But this time around, I brought my students along.

I didn’t sleep well the night before the run because I was anxious. So, I won a spot as the earliest participant to reach Serian Mini Stadium. Haha! Looking at the bunch of runners joining the run made me excited.

Meeting my friends at the run, I took photos with them. And of course, during the photo sessions, there’ll be people whom you not know appear suddenly in frame.

Prior to the run, we had Zumba, led by two beautiful women. It worked on me because I sweat a little doing all the moves, not to mention, all those laugh I had for fifteen minutes flexed my face muscles.

Since I didn’t take breakfast that morning, I was grateful with the presence of Ayam Brand crew who served us simple chicken sandwiches. I wanted to eat two but was too tired to do so.

At the starting line, I did selfie with my students once again. We were all excited about the run after being informed that medals would be given after completing the run.

The only thing was, they all left me behind. Hahahaha! I wished I’m still young and fit. Anyway, all of use completed the run and got our medals. It’s time to show off our medals right?

Sorry, the medals were still wrapped in plastic. Finally, before leaving the stadium, we took photos in front of the nicely designed wall of fame. On it, there were names of companies and individuals who supported and sponsored the event. The organiser must be doing very well for this event.

Thumbs up to Serian Scout Council for a very successful run. I hope there will be Serian Scout Run 2.0 next year. Till we meet again…bye!

BLESSINGS CAFE @ KOTA PADAWAN

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Kota Padawan or commonly known as, the 10th Mile by the locals is no ordinary town because of its booming food business especially at night. There are three open air food centres located near SJK Chung Hwa which offer mainly local Chinese food. On top of it, for those looking for a more private and classy surrounding cafe, it is recommended to dine in at Blessings Cafe near 688 Superstore.

I didn’t have the chance to speak to the owner regarding the cafe but listening to his English accent, I think he’s a foreigner married to a local lady, whom I overheard spoke in Bidayuh to a customer before.

The cafe is beautifully design to suit couples and families who wish to enjoy good food and unwind themselves with relaxing music from the 90s and below. The choice of food is just nice for my appetite because they have Asian and Western cuisines.

Do not worry about the price as it’s reasonably set and affordable as compared to any other cafes I had been to. A short waiting time is guaranteed. That’s why I am a regular customer to this cafe. On the night I decided to blog about this cafe, I ordered these food. I guess, you will have to dine there to try out other dishes. Like what people said, “Seeing is believing” but on this matter, “Tasting is believing”. Hahaha!

Chicken Wings with Sweet Sauce

Pineapple Fried Rice, served with Egg and Pork

Pattaya Fried Rice

Chicken Spaghetti

The operation hours is from 3.00 pm to 12.00 pm. Have a nice day yeah?

p/s: They serve beer too.