Wuhuu…we had to wake up early due to the Bicycle Ride launching was very early in the morning! But the atmosphere was so calm, so much oxygen! It was pretty nice morning. So we had our breakfast at the Hotel Jelai. I had Cute Nasi Lemak!
After that we were taken to the starting point of the 11KM bicycle ride at Taman Tasik Raub. That was my first time seeing a Dato Sri Ng Yen Yen the Minister that acts like civilian, she was on a bicycle! She took part in the 11KM ride on her own! *salute*
The ride took part all over Raub Town, we entered all the small villages. Dato Sri Dr Ng Yen Yen is very famous among Raub people! I could actually hear people cheering “Yen Yen!Yen Yen!” in many languages. She is indeed very close to the locals.
The villages in Raub comprises of Malay,Chinese and Indian villages. I could see a malay auntie selling Kuih at a Chinese Morning Market! Truly 1 Malaysia! Everyone seems very happy and healthy. I wonder what’s the secret..*ermm*
When the ride ended, we were served various local food for breakfast. From Lontong, Ice-cream pop, to DURIAN! It was splendid 2nd breakfast for me.
Can you believe that a Minister sat down with us blogger to have Durian with us? She was literally opening the Durian for us and kept asking the officers to give our table more Durian. Glad that she was happy that I managed to get bloggers to go and do some coverage. 🙂
Who knows, ended up our table became the Press Conference table,while eating Durian!LOL.. We had so many media asking question while Dato Sri Ng Yen Yen and I savoured some Durian. It was so funny because she was so down to earth and friendly, I felt sitting besides someone I have known so many years.
It was a truly nice experience traveling to Raub, Pahang. My first time there and I fell in love with the small town. Can’t wait for my next traveling! Till then…keep on traveling peeps! 😀
Thank you Tourism Malaysia, Tourism Malaysia Pahang! 😀