FPMPAM SARAWAK MEDICAL CAMP 2
EXTRA CAMP ACTIVITIES. THE FUN PART
We left KLIA with 33 pieces of
Mainly boxes of drugs carefully
labelled by Garrick and Poh Teng.
We all travelled light to help save
extra cost of excess luggage,
resulting in some wearing one pair
of jeans for 7 days. That was duely
The cabin luggage was so full on
the flight to Kuching that one piece
of cabin luggage got displaced,
providing our first “hiccup”.
It was later found.
At Kuching Int Airport, Poh Teng is busy counting the boxes of drugs.
All came through safely.
The missing luggage was a piece of cabin luggage. Later found
Supper ( 11.30pm ) at 101 Rest Kuching. Here I collected my hand sanitisers and glucometers.
101 Rest – Satay was decent. Hokkien mee was below par. Maybe it was too late?
On the morning of 28th May 2015, there was a morning “free and easy”
The team went trekking to the waterfall and river just beyond the Kg Duyoh Homestay.
I did not join them for fear of my Left THR
Lunch at Kg Rantau Panjang, on site. For me, water and Kolomee will do
Then air con break at YB’s office.
Tea or dinner at Kg Bogag Camp.
Eat whenever you can. Free and easy eating
Dinner at Kg Duyoh Homestay.
The curry was great
Dinner at Kuching after Camp 2.3 at Kg Rantau Panjang. Seafood Restaurant.
The vege was great and also the fish.
The whole team with Impian Volunteers. Dinner courtesy of FPMPAM
Then back to Hotel, bath and sleep.
What is the largest vein in the body?
While we were in YB’s office for Air Con break, this riddle was asked.
A certain medical student answered and was thoroughly embarrassed with her answer.
Guess what? Guess who?
Dinner at homestay.
Food tasted good. Hunger or great food or ambience.
Always good when YBs come a calling to cheer us up.
He is with us, and for us.
Thank you dinner hosted by YB Christina Chiew
Peking Duck with adequate alcohol.
This was the last night. Tomorrow many must return back to Semananjung.
Dr Margaret Leow
This picture does post a small intrigue.
Whose hands are on Dr Margaret Leows shoulder and waist? Care to guess?
That was a nice Reisling, I picked up in Kuching near Hotel
Some of these young girls can drink. Believe me.
31st May. Time for some to return back to Semananjung.
7 left and 13 stayed back to celebrate Gawai with the locals
As some left for the airport, some visited the Kuching Riverfront.
I was just too tired after a failed attempt to the Serikin market.
This boat is a bit crowded.
But all looks happy and cosy
On 31st May night, for those of us staying back for Gawai, our logistics partner arrange for us
to visit Annah Rais, where there is a traditional longhouse.
The journey to Annah Rais from Hotel, was really challenging. Narrow and winding. 90 mins.
A couple pewed and one nearly pewed ( saved by “fong yow” ).
This pic is at Annah Rais. I am not sure what camera technique this is.
At Annah Rais. The traditional gongs
Preparing for Gawai tomorrow
Gawai at Kg Biawak, Lundu, ( near the Indon border ).
The headman can out to greet us and also address us.
As you can see, the famous Tuak bottle. There is carbonated drinks.
Fatty meat is everywhere. Quite nice. Quite tough.
Cakes too, very sweet
The cups are there. Everyone drinks from them. I did not notice cups being washed.
Water is scarce. They offered me. I also drank from those cups.
Sweet cakes and cookies
Lemang and curries
Of course beers
This lady when with us and every house is her relative.
She must be the head lady of this village.
She said to call her “aunty”
Our host took us to a nearby Homestay with a stream and pond and ask if we
would like a dip.
Looking at the water, we decline
One car when back to Kuching Hotel
The other van detoured to the Beach nearby
Memories. It will soon get blur and blurer, and blurer.
FPMPAM Sarawak Medical Camp 2 comes to a close.
Goodbye Kg Bogag, Kg Serikin, Kg Rantau Panjang, and Batu Kitang.
It was our pleasure to be with you.
Thank you Impian Sarawak. Thank you so very much. You did great job.
We owe you one.