Friday, April 21, 2023

 6/10/2022 to 10/10/2022 Church Pilgrimage 


Day 1

Our journey began here - meeting point for the bus to pick us up. 

a quick walkabout the church. 
Then its about 3 hours bus drive before reaching Kuantan.  During the journey, we had a wonderful time of worship,  praise and prayers  lead by Brother Clement who is our leader for the trip.  

Our first stopover for lunch @ Restoran Hai Tian 

the signature dish - Prawns Curry in coconut

sweet sour fish 

steamed egg with japanese tofu 

sotong sambal 


my bestie Sue 

view of the St. Thomas Church from our hotel.  A rather rundown hotel- Grand Continental Hotel chosen for its close proximity to the church for early morning mass.
Time off to visit Telok Cempadak - Kuantan 

Surprisingly the beach is very clean 

spotted spiderman. 

our wonderful seafood dinner @ Pak Su Seafood Restoran 

right by the seaside.. 

baked stuffed crabs.. 

sharkfins soup 

fried tofu thai style 

fried kailan 

seafood in pumpkin. 

grilled squids

steamed fish. 

Day 2 

St. Thomas Church 

After morning mass we went back to hotel for breakfast and then its on the road again to Kota Bahru.

The Grand Renai Hotel Kota Bahru.

our lunch at the hotel 

How can we not visit the iconic market in Kota Bahru while we are here. 

buffet breakfast at the hotel 

Mass @ Fatima & Holy Rosary Church 
We are joining the feast day celebration !

They had a procession around the church at the end of the service.  Then it was time for buffet dinner (the cost of our trip also contribute to  sponsor a roasted lamb)  fellowship songs and dancing too. 

Goodbye and a much needed good night rest. 

Day 3 
Buffet breakfast at hotel.

On the road again towards Cameron Highlands. 
stopover for lunch at Gua Musang 

the signature claypot mutton 

Reached Cameron Highlands, visited the Strawberry farm, shopping for sweet corn etc before finally checked in Heritage Hotel before sunset. 
We had our buffet dinner the hotel.

Day 4

Sue with the eldest member of our trip. 

The Chapel of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cameron Highlands 

Sunday service.
Departed from Cameron Highlands after service and moving on towards Ipoh.

Another yummylicious lunch 

baked crabs in bread 

After lunch we checked in to the Excelsior Hotel Ipoh. 

Visited the Church of our Lady of Lourdes

This church has just been newly renovated.  

Dinner was at a Hainanese restaurant run by husband and wife. 
delicious homecooked -style cooking 

Day 5 
I did not joined the group for the morning mass and breakfast. 
We checked out and traveled to Batu Gajah 

St Joseph Church @ Batu Gajah 

visited the Gaharu Tea valley 

The best leader and guide - both of them were so patient and gentle with all of us- feeding us so well spiritually as well as physically. A BIG Thank you and God Bless.