Thursday, August 30, 2007

Hitch-hiking with Chew Eu Jin 1974

At Zoo Negara, Kuala Lumpur.

I befriended this chap (also at the age of 16) who initiated the idea to go travelling by way of hitch-hiking. Both of us together with his younger brother Yu Gee (now he is a well known child doctor in Penang)  hitch-hiked to Singapore from Butterworth.

Dr. Chew anxiously waiting and soliciting a free ride to Singapore.

At the Kepong round-a-bout, continuing our journey to Singapore after our stay Kuala Lumpur. Currently at this round-a-bout is intensified with fly overs and no more a mere simple round-a-bout.

At one of the Ipoh land marks, a round-a-bout near the Menteri Besar's official house which still exists today.

I remember on that night in Ipoh, we were so desperate and had to sleep at the car porch of Miss Teoh's house in Ipoh Garden. No one was at home that night (maybe it was the wrong house, I don't know). neighbour was observing these 2 young Chinese boys trespassing people's property; luckily no complaint or incidences whatsoever, we managed to sleep through the night and head for KL the next day.
With Junior Chan at Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur.

With Robert Chan at Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve.

Over in KL, we stayed with the Chan's family @ Ipoh Road (a house somewhere opposite the existing Kompleks Mutiara). That is where I met Robert Chan, the magician and a great entertainer. A real fun guy. Way to go, bamboo juice... Robert is the one who shown us around KL and that was my first trip to KL. He is now happily staying in Bangsar with his wife and son. All the best to you, Robert & family.

At Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve, the cable car service is now defunct.

By the way, Eu Jin is now living in Singapore, one of the rare one who do not know how to drive a car. He used to ride a Honda Cub to Badlishah School which I really admired him for having such a luxury those day.

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