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Second Day of Tiger Chinese New Year at Pengkalan Hulu

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If you are a long follower of my blog, you must have already know that every second day for Chinese New Year, daddy will drive us down to Pengkalan Hulu, Perak, somewhere far inside, near to the Thailand border where my uncle’s house is located. It’s the same every year ever since I was small. Why there? It’s my grandma’s hometown.

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My uncle’s house very boring one, there’s no Astro, no broadband, no shopping mall, no aircon, very hot at there. There’s only a TV with local TV station and my entertainment at there was watching local TV show and drove there around to see what’s around.

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It’s very hot day, don’t know why so hot and there’s no air con. Dad drove us around the town and went as far as to the Thailand border. Too bad we didn’t bring passport, or else we would already get over it to check Thailand out.

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Went to Klian Intan again, 10 minutes drive from Pengkalan Hulu town, it’s a kampung where my grandma’s real hometown. No idea why we went there, probably because we had no place to go already.

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Very small little place, with population less than 400 I guess.

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Back to the house again and watch TV. Still remember there’s Stephen Chow’s movie showing on that afternoon, it got rid a little bit of our boredom.

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At 5pm, we had our meal ready, it’s a very early dinner for us. Usually I have dinner at later than 7pm, but at there, they eat at 5pm. Wow.

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A very unfortunate thing occurred that night and that’s my mom’s handphone had accidentally dropped into the toilet bowl, luckily there’s no shit or pee. But still it feels yucky and dirty. Phone is dead and I dare not try to turn it on because it had been into the bowl before. A chance for mom to get herself a new phone. Hohoho. She always doesn’t want to change her phone to a better one and now there’s a chance for her already.

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We went back to Penang at night and it’s late. Brother and I were hungry again and I brought him to Abu to eat Fried Maggi Mee. We were too hungry and we had double, in the end, full until cannot sleep that night. Shit.

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Nick is an interior designer and tech enthusiast based in Penang, Malaysia who constantly exploring places, indulges great food, discovering good design and is a shutterbug. Nick usually writes about Penang, happenings, travel, food, design and personal thoughts.


  • yee feng
    March 3, 2010 at 7:56 am

    waoh~~~ u really went to pengkalan hulu and klian intan…. i think i saw the gandma before…. i forgot who is she ady!!! haiz~~

    • Nicholas Chan
      March 3, 2010 at 10:24 am

      I every year also go de. She's my ah ma de brother de Lao PO. Hahas.

  • moonchang
    March 15, 2010 at 8:03 am

    although is quite ULU.. but it's a beautiful, peacefully and natural place compare with big city… who said don't have broadband and astro.. i think just mayb ur uncle house never install… coz my house have.. haha.. my hometown is klian intan too.. i love it very much..

    • Nicholas Chan
      March 15, 2010 at 5:10 pm

      ya. he didn't install, he go back like once a fortnight nia… go back clean clean house…


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