Last night the Governor’s Gala, much socializing and then a good night’s sleep. Kim and I awoke refreshed and headed downstairs for breakfast. It was an amazing buffet style meal, with Malay food, Muslim food, Chinese food and Western food. Enjoying the meal were folks from all over. Some Russian aircrew, a couple of families from the Middle East, quite a number of people from Australia. Spoken languages overheard included English, German, Spanish, Chinese, Malay, Japanese, Korean and so on. An interesting start to the day.
Following breakfast it was time to pack up, check out and wait in the lobby for Jaclyn, Kent and family to pick us up for the day’s activities. While waiting Kim made the acquaintance of a new, but slightly taller, friend and I managed to find a very comfortable chair. It was very busy around the hotel entrance and it took a while for Kent to work his way to the front door. They arrived, and off we went for today’s adventures.
After having a brief lunch, Kent pointed the van about an hour out of Johor Bahru to a most interesting place near to Kota Tinggi. First we chatted with some of the local residents (see left photo), then we arrived at the Tien Hoe Kung Temple which was established in 1884.
The temple, located along the river, was filled with people who had come to pray (as Vince was doing with his grandmother) or meditate. Valen and father Kent were praying at some of the outdoor stations while Jaclyn spend considerable time trying to keep track of everyone.