Scary Trip to Temburong

 Yesterday morning, I was the guest of honour to give out flags to school children at the Amo Primary School in Temburong. The event starts at 8.30 in the morning, so it was decided that we had to leave Bandar Seri Begawan at around 7.15 in the morning. That basically also meant that I had to leave the house at 6.30 in the morning which is not a biggie as I often go to Damuan for my morning walk between 5.45 and 6.00 in the morning anyway.

It was a very misty morning. The mists were unusually thick during the drive from the house to the Royal Wharf. What I did not realise was that the mists were unusually thick too along the river trip to Bangar. We could not see very far ahead and the boat had to keep its lights on to warn oncoming boats. The boat driver had to do this:

One hand on the steering wheel and his head out of the front trying to see where we are going. It was just white mists outside. Every now and then his assistant had to do this cleaning of the mists (yes, there was no window wiper):

I was very glad when we finally reach Bangar at about 8.00 am.

I was glad to be able to give out the flags to the little school children in Amo Primary School. Amo is a school out in the outbacks of Temburong (about 20 kilometers from Bangar) but had dedicated and highly qualified teachers. The Senior Academic Teacher, Cikgu Elena, had only taught for two years but she is armed with a BEd from UBD and a Masters from Hull University. She came from the village next door, Kampong Parit. Last year they even managed to get one student with 5 'A' for his PSR.

Some photos of our trip to the school:


Trueheart said…
Hope we get the bridge soon. It's funny how people realise the perilous/incovenience in life of others only when they experienced it first-hand.
They say we should count our blessings, I think we should count the ways we can pass on the blessings to others.

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