Thursday, October 2, 2008

Hari Raya Visit

Yesterday was the first day of Syawal in the Muslims calendar. It's Hari Raya and I was following my wife to visit some of her colleagues.

Most Muslims in Sibu live around Jalan Kampung Datuk. The place was sure happening with many cars and people along the road, creating traffic jam and bottle neck. People from all races can be found here visiting their Muslims friends houses

While I was navigating through the traffic, I saw this antique Volkswagon

Like the Chinese, some of the kids were playing the fire crackers

This is how a typical Malay house look like at Jalan Kampung Datuk

Some of the houses are quite hidden from the main road and one need to negotiate the wooden planks to reach the destination. Those wearing high heels might experience some problem

This is the interior of one one of the house we visited

There were many food been served to us. One of them is the famous Sarawak Kek Lapis (Layer Cake)

Rendang masak hitam were served in almost all the houses we visited. It is beef cooked in spices in the traditional malay style.

Rendang and curry are best eaten with rice, ketupat (rice dumpling wrapped in coconut leaves) or bread. All the food taste really nice and I had my stomach full after just visited 3 houses.

Everyone was having a good time.

10 comments:

Johnny Ong said...

sarawakians subscribe to astro too? saw that astro control gadget there. i thot the numerous big satellite dishes would have satisfied many sarawakians

Ivana said...

So...crowded and so happy!!
in manado here, idul fitri also crowded. oh ya, I have an award for your blog in my blog.If you have time, please accept it. Thanks and selamat hari raya idul fitri

Borneo Falcon said...

Yes, Sarawakian subscribe Astro too over here. However, Some people opt for big satellite dishes like in my case, my parents opt for satellite dishes

Bengbeng said...

you have captured the essence of hari Raya in Sibu well in yr selection of pics.

WanWan said...

wow.. cool... enjoy the RAYA... great..

Mark said...

Great place to stay.. i like it..

Ailecgee said...

Looks like a real enjoyable festivity. The place is not much different from some places here in the Philippines. Thanks for giving us some view of Sarawak.

salingPUSA said...

I heard that the end of the Ramadam is celebrated with a feast where people eat a lot of food. Is that true?

Borneo Falcon said...

Well, put it this way, a lot of food will be served but that depends on certain individuals. Some people will eat a lot, some will eat in moderation. I assume some also eat a lot when breaking the fast during the Ramadan month

Revarius said...

Hai... i don't know if your muslims too... heheheh MInal aidin wal faidzin... happy idul fitri day... hmmm i want to eat that food...

@Salingpusa: yeah That's True...

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