Kuala Gula Trip-Part 1

Tempted by this website, 4 colleagues and I have our hearts set to visit the mangrove forest on Oct 25th.

 

We followed the directions given by our Garmin until a point where we were at least 20km into the oil palm plantation and saw a sign of trespassers-will-be-shot.

 

“Better don’t proceed! Later we get shot!” Chalor urged.

“The GPS is showing that the forest is somewhere ahead of this earth track…” I said. After 5 minutes into driving, the map was showing off road message and it started to keep on repeating the “recalculating” tone. Teetering on the brink of giving up the plan of visiting the mangrove forest and opted for Taiping Zoo instead, Yi Hao said he had to answer the call of nature, so we stopped by at the Hua Seng Keng temple.

 

I was staring at this banner while someone handed me a leaflet about the day tour available. One of the places to be visited was the mangrove forest! What a providence!  We happily settled with the RM70-day-tour package.

 

First stop of the day: Hua Seng Keng temple

I must say this is a temple of technologies (ok, maybe I’m ignorant…)!

Case 1:  

Before….

Kneel and you’ll be rewarded with the holy water!

Case 2:

 

Automated bell and drum! Make a donation and then you could hear the “tuk-tuk-qiang” by pressing a button

We still had fun, albeit we were at the 18-level-Hell!

I called this “Afterlife building”; the upstairs=heaven; the downstairs=hell

I was trying to tickle the 马面…

白无常 & Yi Hao: *tongue out* 

Yi Hao’s query: *pointing at the statue with the upper body naked* How come there’s somemone from Paleolithic era???

My answer: He lived long enough to die only during one of the Chinese dynasty…

We disported ourselves jadedly merrily by posing with the sculptures…

Initially, my colleagues were all smiles before the shot, then I said we must show terrified face as we were about to be gulped down by the dragon!

Seeing Yi Hao’s pose, people might think that he’s the next-life of one of the 四大天王!

Yi Hao’s trying to peep under 观音’s skirt!

Wearied by constant posing and laughing, we were then brought to Restoran Wan Ling for lunch.

Lunch included in our tour package, but we had to pay for the drinks ourselves!

…/Part 2

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