Staying the night at the Awana Genting Longhouse has brought many memories to mind. I remembered staying at my late grandmother's house at Papar and her house didn't have proper water facilities and electricity for that matter. But despite of that, she was content and almost peaceful with her way of living. Simple life, no stress.
Thus at this Awana Genting Longhouse, I half expected taking a bath at an 'open' bathroom. Which means only a big drum of water with no roof above our heads and no doors. But I guess that kind of restrooms are not acceptable for commercial use. Haha. Thankfully no bathrooms like that existed. But we did have to sleep on mattresses that laid on the wooden floors of our dormitory. We were grouped into six people per room. I shared a room with Pamela, Andi Gita, Hanis, Fie, and Rizma. Well, in real long-houses down at Sabah, the people of the Rungus clan slept only on woven mats. A mattress was unheard of.
After taking our baths in which I preferred bathing with cold water, we had a barbecue dinner at Pasar Ikan Bakar situated just next to Awana Genting Longhouse.
|Olivya and Andi Gita.|
|A dining experience to remember.|
|Tian Chad squatting to catch the perfect pictures.|
|Taking a picture with Siti before we ate.|
|The restaurant's signage.|
|So much meat!|
|The finished product. *Drooling|
|I've eaten the meat with Nasi Lemak. =)|
|Singing Malay songs suits her voice very well indeed.|
|Each and everyone of us were blindfolded. (Picture credit to TianChad.com)|
|Ahh.. a big picture of me on the Blind Trail. (picture credit to TianChad.com)|