Last day in Kuala Selangor......
After breakfast , the kids nak swim. Alamak.....still early tapi panazzzzzzz....
My dad & my mom chaperoned the kids first......then I followed but I lepak kat tempat teduh , bawah pokok. My dad stayed near the kids.....mom later joined me under the shades.
Lepas swimming , duty Atok to comb Yna's hair. Bawa shampoo tapi conditioner habis. Kusut-lah rambut Yna sebab berendam dalam air klorin pool tu. I grew up with my dad always combing my long hair when it's kusut masai.....hehehe! He's very gentle.....and he's very patient with chores like this , walaupun rambut kusut tapi tak sakit or perit bila my dad sikat-kan.
While we were packing our luggages in the room , MP pergi panaskan engine kereta. Entah apa yang dia godeh sampai pintu belakang kereta tak boleh tutup! Nasib baik dia yang buat , kalau I yang buat......eeeeee......takut.....mesti kena marah! Sure punya lah.....My parents pun dah faham sangat pe'el MP. Ni sebab MP sendiri yang silap tekan apa benda tah kat pintu kereta tu.....dengan sabar-lah kita-kita semua menunggu. Dekat sejam jugak kita menunggu MP & staff De Palma dok godeh sana-sini and finally.....Yay! Semua OK. Pintu pun OK. Kita semua juga OK. Hmmmmm.......OK lah sangat....lama tu tunggu!
1 way up the hill , make 1 round around the hill & turun balik.
We made few stops as we towered the hill. Our 1st stop was at Perigi Beracun. We had to walk down some stairs to go to the well. My dad went venturing to a museum building across the well but it was closed.
......and.....our people just can't leave historical site as they should be. Mesti nak buang sampah merata jugak. Sampai-kan dalam perigi buta ni pun nak dibuang-nya sampah. So shameful.
Say what you like but Yes! Aku beraya dengan monyet. Kenak ngan kitak? Monkeys are not stupid animals , they're infact very clever,,,,,,most of the time much clever than some of us.....duhhh! We enjoyed their company & they enjoyed our company. Most of all , either you're a monkey or you're a human being or just a tiny kelip-kelip , 1 factor remains the same,,,,,,we are all God's creation. Just who are we to look down at one another *wink* :-)
These Silverleaf monkeys travelled in groups. So they'll move from one spot to another together. Before those 'stakeout human monkeys' go on blabbering about me & monkeys......Ya,,,,,I waited for the monkeys to capture some piccys. Perhaps you wouldn't do what I did but I'm sure if you were in a situation where animals are present,,,,,,,you'd do pretty much the same , tak kira lah binatang apa pun. And on this very day,,,,,,it's me and the monkeys. So,,,,,sue me. Owh!.....another reason why zoos & safaris was being created......for humans to pay and see those animals *wink*
This was our next stop , at the Baitul Hilal area *salah satu tempat tengok anak bulan*. I would say it's the heart of the hill laa....
Jalan sehala....tu yang during weekends & public holidays kereta tak dibenarkan naik ke bukit ni. Sesak.....dengan kereta , dengan orang , dengan monyet lagi.....hehehe!
Tengah panas terik , ada pulak Abang jual cendol kat situ.......apa lagi....stop kejap order cendol.
Cendol with pulut for me please! The cendol was good. Not saying it because I was thirsty but because it's actually very good :-)
Cari spot untuk duduk pekena cendol. Monkeys were everywhere here. Tengok gambar MP. Masa mula dia duduk bawah pokok tu , tak de monyet. After few minutes,,,,,,monyet bawak geng....hahaha!
Food supply for the monkeys memang banyak dijual kat bukit ni. Tengok ramai pengunjung beli kacang panjang to feed the monkeys.
Baby ni memang gerek. Monyet nak tarik kacang panjang dari tangan dia , tapi dia tak lepas-kan sampai monyet tu give-up...hehehee!
More monkeys at our next pit stop. Kali ni my mom pulak buat amal jariah kasi monyet-monyet makan. My mom gasak kasi Cheezels si Ashel. Last-last dengan plastik-plastik monyet rembat bawak lari.....
Kat Batu Hampar ni dikisahkan tempat pesalah dipancung kepala. Google-lah for the full history & story. I can only imagine of such heartless event taking place at this very spot. Poor souls that had to die in a cruel way , regardless what wrong they've done :-(
There was a tree near the Batu Hampar that was being referred as The Bleeding Tree sebab bila ditoreh batang pokok tu , ia akan mengeluarkan getah berwarna merah. Tak pulak dilabelkan pokok yang mana tapi this was the nearest to the Batu Hampar. Suka tengok susunan batu-batu besar kat kota lama ni......
Me , the kids & my dad took a stroll around the old fort where one of these cannons dikatakan meletop dengan sendirinya in the month of Ramadhan in the 70's. Banyak cerita yang diceriterakan dari mulut ke mulut tentang meriam-meriam kat sini. Everything still remain a mistery......
Kalau betul-betul round tempat ni dengan feel.....dapat rasa maya keadaan kat sini. Dunno why but I sense lots of pain & sorrow here. Cantik,,,,part of the fort macam istana lama Inggeris.
Last pit stop......Makam Di-Raja. Tapi tutup.
A story : When I was a kid , my parents pernah bawa me & my brother bercuti ke Bukit Melawati ni. Masa tu we stayed at the old rest house. Hari tu masa datang sini , nak jugak jengok ke rest house lama tu tapi tak jumpa jalan. Biasa-lah , tempat macam ni banyak sejarah....banyak pantang larang....'keras' katanya. Masa I menginap kat rest house atas Bukit Melawati ni dulu....my brother was playing with me kat luar bilik penginapan , jarak jauh jugak dari bilik ke tebing bukit. Tiba-tiba my brother macam ditolak dan bergolek jatuh dari edge of the hill ke bawah. Berlaku sepantas kilat....and it was out of a sudden. My parents were not stupid to let their young kids play betul-betul tepi lereng bukit. It was not their negligence , it was some other force that had pushed my brother as me & my brother stayed very close to my parents. My brother was lucky coz dia tergolek sikit ke bawah bukit dan tersadai atas batu bukit yang besar. My dad cepat-cepat capai dia dari atas tebing bukit tu. Kalau tak ada batu bukit , I'm sure my brother will not be around now sebab rest house tu memang terletak tinggi kat atas Bukit Melawati. *I have goosebumps writing this now*
As it was closed , we took photos from outside of the mausoleum. Kat sini ada Meriam Penggawa. An interesting story about Meriam Penggawa can be read HERE.
Last round around pekan lama Kuala Selangor sebelum balik ke KL.
Before going home we headed to Taman Melawati for some seafood lunch. Kat Kuala Selangor tak dapat makan seafood , so makan-lah kat Restoran Cina Muslim Mohd Chan Abdullah. Dim Sum for starters and home made Chrysanthemum Tea to quench our thirst.
And.......my Yna's paying for lunch today guna duit raya dia. Good girl....hehehe!
Oh! Boy! Took me ages to finish posting my raya posts. Dah nak masuk raya haji dah.....hehehe! Sorry peeps. I just don't have the time to sit still and write. Perhaps I should start writing short entries like many bloggers does......but again.....it's just not me. See how lah.
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