Saturday, March 24, 2012

My Trip to Borobudur 10 - 14 March 2012


It was a very good experience for me as a Buddhist, visiting Borobudur for the first time. I have not fulfilled my dream this year to travel to a country I have not been, at least I been to a place I have not been before.

We departed on 10 Mar 12 with Air Asia. The company was good as I have a lot of very nice people travelling together. The temple is over 1,200 years old. There is no cement use at all in the entire construction. That reminded me of Angkor Wat. There are lots of very beautiful sculptures at the walls, all have a story behind them.

Other Places Visited
Another place we went is the Buddhist College, STIAB. Over there, I attended the STIAB Hostel Opening Ceremony, cultural night and camp fire with some of the students there. Most of the places we went are near volcano. And near volcano are usually a lot plantation. Most people plant vegetables there. A lot of the people there are also farmers, I can see they are contented with life.

Throughout the trip, my wife and I are well and good. We enjoyed the local food very much. On the 4th day of our trip, we checked in a 5-star hotel at Semarang. The hotel was nice and the room is so comfortable. As usual, we took breakfast at the hotel on the 5th day of our trip which is also our last day of the trip. After breakfast, I still feeling okay. We checked out from the hotel and headed for shopping in the city. When we arrived at the shop, I started feeling uncomfortable. Both my wife and I had food poisoning and had to see a doctor after our returned to Singapore.

I like to express my gratitude towards the organiser for arranging such a wonderful trip. Every place we go & every hotel we stayed have been carefully  thought through thoroughly before they are selected. The people which make this trip possible are Suriaty Simon, Evelin, Vincent Chua, Chong Jin and Soon Kiat. Thank you all so much.

1 comment:

B.Martin said...

Hope you had enjoyed a lot on that trip.Sweet pics.
Thanks a lot for sharing your trip. sell my house