Kota Gelangi is part of Jengka , which is the largest FELDA settlement in Malaysia. FELDA, being one of the biggest plantation operator in the world offers a re-settlement program for identified group of people in Malaysia to elleviate the rural poverty issues.
As we are heading for the wedding reception which usually gonna take place at noon, there fore we had to make an early move and it takes us, one and half hour from our home to Kg.Awah exit from east coast hiway. The traffic along the east-coast hiway was quite heavy but it run smoothly despite some drivers whom failed to abide the road ethic by cruisng at slow speed on the fast lane..
To get to the house of my dad second cousin, of which the wedding will be held, it took us further 2 hours to get to Kota Gelanggi via Jengka.It is an interesting journey as all you can see throughout the whole stretch of road was rows of oil palms trees on both sides of the road, and not the typical country view, plus the main row was critically narrow in comparison to other state-road, so overtaking was most of the time-difficult.
|petrol station deep inside the settlement|
|our tour guide|
|wedding tent - Jengka style!|
|Archway to the place|
|narrow road with oil palms on both sides of the road|
The wedding was held in a typical country style where everybody gives a helping hand to ensure the reception went smoothly from the preparation of the food to the event. There's even a lucky draw among the participant - a sporting way to bright-up the whole event. Of course, the event was held outdoor under the canopy shed, so under the typical heat and humidity of Malaysia and having to wear 'baju kurung', having to spent an entire evening at such event is such 'adventure'! Not that I'm complaining from the point of being city folk but mainly it was all due to the heat!!
When my dad finally decided to leave later in the evening (of course we are all eagerly waiting for this moment - to run away from the scorching afternoon heat), the rain starts to pour in. Right timing mother nature!
On our way back, we stop by the road just before we get back to the hiway, to buy some local fish known as 'ikan patin' or also known as 'siamese shark' which is so famously known at this part of the country. It cost us RM14 per kilo, and as none of us were a fan of this fish with an exceptional of my dad, so we only had two of it - fresh from the catch!
Later, we also had another stop at Sg Dua for a 'durian break'. We had two-small size 'musang king' on the spot - heaven!! an exquisite desert to end the trip with.