When our office announced that staff could go to Kuala Sepetang, Taiping to participate in a tree planting event, there were lackluster interest because it would be on Sunday. For me there was no second thought, Taiping is my wife hometown and she does not mind planting a few mangrove trees there.
There were a few of us Raja Mahadi, Azmi, Lucas Low, Zahrin, Andrew, Siti and me brought along family members to make up the numbers. I led the convoy and directed them to Casavilla Hotel located at the Kuala Sepetang-Taiping junction. This was the only hotel available that could gave us 8 rooms, the other preferred hotels in Taiping were all fully booked. This was school holidays and our trip was not planned earlier.
Nevertheless on Sunday we were at the site early, a prepared site just a hundred meters from the Kuala Sepetang Forestry Office, the host for the event. Actually the tree planting event was the Perak Girl Guides activities and we were there to show support.
In the evening we went to Kuala Sepetang again but for other purpose, mee udang of course. We chose mee udang Mak Jah because it was shown on TV. There was struggle to get seat as there were many visitors but we got our tables after waiting for a while. The mee udang came and true to the folklore tales told by many, indeed there were many udang exposed and hidden and tangled with the mee. How was the taste? Well it was worth the trip and I am sure everybody slept happily that night...