It’s true what people said. The loss of one people is the gain of the other. Well, this saying is not to be perceived in a negative connotation. It’s just to paint the scenario happened. That was what happened to me .
One for the nostalgia.
This year, I don’t teach Year 6 pupils; hence the likelihood of me joining any school activities pertaining Year 6 pupils is definitely scarce. So happened that this annual trip for Year 6 pupils witnessed lacks of male-teachers due to some of the colleagues had to bail out in the eleventh hour. Initially, I was feeling reluctant but then I pitied Kak Wahida because it would be quite hassle to handle 70++ pupils without male teacher (you know adolescent kids!). So, took my travelling bag and off I went!
A pupil took this for me on the cruise boat’s top. Scenic, isn’t it?
From the balcony of in-house garden at Kompleks Sri Perdana, Putrajaya. Majectic! This is Malaysia y’all. Do come! (,”)
The first destination was the Sri Perdana Complex; which houses the house of Prime Minister of Malaysia. Instantaneously, the ambiance of entering White House ala “The Butler” movie was eminent! We were scanned by the officers there and were greeted by the aides in the compound. Unfortunately, we were not allowed to photograph the interior designs or ornaments inside the complex! Anyway, we were asked to cover up our shoes with blue nylon (Hermm….); perhaps to avoid from the dirt and everything.
Lining up and to be scanned before entering.
Briefing before entering. No camera allowed – unfortunately!
Blue nylon wrapper to avoid dirt! Hmmmmmm…..
In the interior garden.
It was really majestic inside. The signs of wealth is inevitable with frames of pictures decorated with pink diamonds (which I think must cost a fortune per frame!) and golden paintings. I love the idea of house garden with balcony. Such majestic vista, Subhanallah! It was a rare chance that individuals hardly get by, innit?
The Putrajaya Lake Cruise. Unfortunately, quite unprofessional. Read the following scene. Hopefully, the management takes note and never shun any parties deem as “mediocre” as all customers PAY, hence, should be treated EQUALLY. If not, you are going to get bad reviews from mouth to mouth.
Next, we went to Putrajaya Lakeside Cruise. Tentatively, the officer who dealt with Cikgu Arfah asked our entourage to be there before 12.00 o’clock in the afternoon so that we would be able to catch up with other destination (Wet World in Shah Alam). But, ALAS! When we arrived there, the officer which I think was Cik/Puan Hawa or whoever was absent and didn’t acknowledge our arrival to the crew and we were asked to wait until 1.00 o’clock before we could board the boat because caterers were still in “process of preparing food”!!! THIS WAS UNACCEPTABLE because we running against time for Shah Alam’s Wet World! Kak Wahida & Cikgu Arfah were frustrated and we complaint to the people there but prove to no avail – and the officers just LEFT US???!!!! We were angry and at the verge of calling the CEO namely Puan Zaharah (as per stated in the business card) but luckily for the officers, she didn’t pick up the phone! Alhamdulillah, in the middle of chaotic atmosphere, the boat captain came to alleviate our angst and ordered the caterer to prepare the meals! At last by 12.45 p.m. after 45 minutes of waiting; we finally allowed to board the boats!
Luncheon on the boat to alleviate the hungry and angry atmosphere!
But yeah, the scenery was breathtaking. The 1 hour journey was very therapeutic seeing God’s beautiful creations around Putrajaya. And what’s more, we got to eat; which coincided with what people say – “hungry men make angry men!”. Subhanallah!
Under the bridge!
Around 1.45 p.m.; we went to Putra Mosque for Zuhr but it was raining heavily. Still, we managed to push off to Shah Alam and arrived there circa 4.00 p.m.
One of oldest theme parks in Shah Alam. Ala Hong Kong’s Ocean Park!
Quite small but just nice. (,”)
I rarely explore Shah Alam so I never knew about the existence of such water park. So happened that Kak Ida, the clerk in my school who joined us told me that the park was an old amusement park way before Sunway Lagoon was built! I guess Wet World was like the Hong Kong’s Ocean Park (old). Still, the kids enjoyed themselves. I was itchy to jump into the water but I didn’t bring extra clothes and somehow, the idea of bathing with the pupils seemed awkward; so I cancelled the intention. I just loafed around taking pictures and had chit chatted with my colleagues.
The kids were enjoying themselves!
Around 6.00 o’clock, we pushed off to Sultan Salahuddin Aziz Shah’s Mosque; or affectionately known as the Blue Mosque. I’ve always wanted to go there because I always seen the mosque via TV when I was little! It was so big and apparently once was touted as the biggest mosque in South East Asia until the throne was toppled by a mosque in Indonesia. It was regal and majestic and I think it suits to be the icon for Shah Alam. Subhanallah! We pushed off from Shah Alam after Maghrib prayer (after quite heated atmosphere) and arrived in Serendah approximately circa 8.50 p.m. On whole, it was a great experience!
Subhanallah! Love the ambiance of the mosque. Finally, I made it there! Yeay! It’s kinda lame jubilation because as a child who grew up far from KL and Selangor, you always see the mosque in TV and always wanted to go there. Hahaha!
On Sunday, it was all for the social calendar! Had opportunity to watch “Escape Plan” starring two legendary action stars – Arnold Schwazernegger, the ex-California Governor & Slyvester Stallone. I thought the movie was entertaining although of course, it is not an Oscar material! Hahaha… I guess Jim Caviezel was dangerously enticing as the antagonist – a crazy ex-army who has the habit of clutching the freedom of the detainees to the max! Kudos to the brilliant scriptwriter and I learned new thing from the movie – a SEXTANT is used to determine the angles between two things; and can be used to distinguish constellations! Amazing, innit? I give 3.5 stars out of 5 stars!
The movie poster.
Above all, it is a wonderful trip! Truly like people say – “The loss of one people is the gain of the other” (,”)
19th October 2013. (,”)