Tuesday, 12 February 2008

Labis trip

It has been almost more than 1/2 yr since I last update my travelogue. Guess my travelogue is very rusty now. Haven't gone for holiday since my kelong trip in Aug 07. Yuppie, going for holiday soon in Apr. In the meanwhile, shall blog abt my CNY trip, abt a city pumpkin going to a village. =)

Intend to go overseas during CNY but my mom dun want, so in the end my whole family went back to my mom hometown - Labis. I never spend my CNY there before except when the year I was born so which means it's already 23 yrs. Time flies. I used to went back with my mom n sis during school holiday. After I went to secondary school, I never went back during school holiday anymore. In the past 8 years, I only went back twice including this time. My cousin even joked that we are living in faraway land.


A brief intro about my mom hometown cos definitely a lot of people don't know where is this place. Labis is the second largest town in the district of Segamat, Johor, Malaysia @ northern part of Johore State. The journey from Johor Bahru to Labis is ~ 2hrs. Labis is an agricultural town whose main export is rubber (extracted from wikipedia). To me, Labis is really a village. A village that u seldom see in Singapore.

For this trip, I wldn't be blogging in details cos really nothing much to blog lah. Let the pictures tell the story:



Taking snapshots while waiting for my cousin

Do i look like my mom???


Cos ppl say i resemble mom while my sis resemble dad


Reaching Labis


Railway track


To prove tt i'm in Labis, haha


Narrow road


Definitely can't see power cables above the ground in S'pore


Can find double storey house here


Abandon house?


Wow.. personal statellite


Woods for cooking


My cousin posing infront of the wok.


The dishes cooked using fire wood is delicious. Yummy!


Well in the toilet


Preventing the mosquitoes from flying into the room


Big tank for collecting water


Kitchen

Backyard



This metal case is for storing rubber latex


Forgot wat is the purpose of this machine but is related to the rubber latex


Noodle stall inside a house
My mom's primary school
Park
This is for staging the chinese opera
Playground
1st sunset of the rat year
Anybody struck gold???
Rooster
Every morning I would woke up by the rooster and dogs before dawn
I call this flower powder plant cos when there is really powder inside the seed.
Powder
Grasshopper
Lemon
Yam plant and the yam is grown underground
Chilli padi
Forgotten wat is this fruit...
Peas
Catus
Cocoa plant
Flowers
Brinjal
Rambutan tree
Super short coconut tree
Papaya tree
Is this tree dead?

Hibiscus

Pineapple
Ladybird
芙蓉花
Can spot different flower colour on the same plant?

My cute cousins posing

"Planting"

My sis blowing bubbles with my cousins
My cute cousin


论辈分,I'm their 表姨 but all call me 姐姐 so i'm not that old. =p


Lion dance
Lucky numbers
Ice kachang
Roti canai a.k.a. roti prata

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi there,
Looks for info on Labis, as I need to attend a dinner there and have a half day free session.
As your blog mentioned, looks like nothing much to visit there. Is Labis really such a ullu place?
Anyway, interest to know whether there is hotel in the town to put a night and also some place of visit?
Otherwise will need to go to Segamat to spend a night.
Regards
Alex Song

Anonymous said...

hi, Labis have 2 hotels there. besides that, have place like natural park such as hot springs, water fall and also Taman Negara.

Have a lot of nice food there, is a nice and peaceful place for you to relax especially the citizen who are very stress.

The Angel Who Sprinkled Her Stardust said...

I was randomly searching for some photos from Labis and i stumbled upon your blog. Seems like it's been a while since u last posted this.
I spent my childhood there and its such a lovely place with people who are simple and genuine.

I grew up in singapore, and by comparison, singaporeans are a butch of self absorbed imbeciles and ive always hated that blow hole.

Anyways, cheers for posting the photos that allowed me to have a modicum of reminiscence towards Labis as I used to go back every Chinese New Year but can't return this year cuz im waiting for my Australia residency approval :(

Hopefully someday we shall bump into each other in Labis since its such a small place.
x
J

Anonymous said...

hello~ i've found ur blog accidently, and i live in Labis n at Jalan Tien Han!! what a surprise!

NG seh cheong