Ok now lets continue… after me + wife arrived at Lahad Datu, we stayed at Taman Warisan where my father in law stay.. next visit was going to visit the grave at Jalan Segama, Batu 1. The journey took about 15 minutes to reach there from the city.
This was the grave of the wife’s late grandmother, she’s a pure chinese converted to muslim. The wife was her very da manja grand daughter (jgn kasi tau urang ha!)
The main entrance to the grave yard. This place was claimed to be around since 50 years ago..
View from the inner part.. Curik-curik ambik gambal..
Some might find this place quiet strategic for selling Icecream, me.. no!. This old man was scarry, the way he look at you and how he sorrowfully shout…
Done with the horror part.. Now the next visit was Kampung Sharif (not Sarip, Samsing Kg. Dusun yah) located at ‘Pulau’. Normally ‘Pulau’ in malay means an island, but this place was actually inland.
Here’s how this place got the name as ‘Pulau’
As what you can see, from the whole area covered with sea and now this place covered with lots of kampung houses.
Kg. Sharif.. the place was quiet relaxing, lots of coconut tree around, nice scenery.
Typical inland kampung house in Lahad datu. This was the house of my father in law’s sister, the husband was the kampung chief aka ketua kampung.
View from the inner part.. Such a quiet interesting art the folks had on their house ceiling isn’t it..
Never seen this kind of ceiling, normally people put a crafted plaster ceiling on their house not like this one.. they put their own creativity towards their living.
Another fine quality art they have.. hand made rotan ‘buaian’. Usually used for practising your vocals the time you trying to get a baby sleep.
Posing ala model kampungan la kunun.. peewit!!
Move on to another house where my father in law used to play around while he was one jajal fellow during his glorious years back in the 50’s.
Spotted one good reason why people call Sabah…
… Land of The Headhunters.. uwek!!
Now move to the makan-makan part.. After a short visit at Kampung Sharif, we now move to sister in law’s friends house at Taman Aman, a modern housing area situated about 10 minutes from the city for Raya visit. Here we’ve been serve to one of the finest Soup in town.. Behold.. ‘Sup Kondro’
‘Sup Kondro’ formerly came from the Sulawesi and ate by the Bugis. ‘Kondro’ actually stand for chicken or ayam in malay, Here in lahad Datu, the Bugis people are 15% of the population and the Majority would be the Suluks.
This one call ‘Buras’.. actually is a cooked rice covered with pandan leaf and normally eat with Sup Kondro. But the taste is nothing like an ordinary rice since it was cooked with firewood.
This was my Lunch of the day… Usually I don’t eat soup, but that day i finished 3 bowls of Soup Kondro.. slurppp!!! The one who cook the soup is a Bugis herself, name Timah, still young, perawan + bujang.. pity she don’t want me to take her pic, this girl really can cook!!
Now we stop here till meet again..mangantuk suda nih!