3-6 June 2011 Masjid Tan Sri Ainuddin Wahid and JK Pemuda (Remaja Belia) IKRAM Daerah Johor Bahru Tengah hosted a special school holiday activity for form 1 to 3 students in the JBT locality. A total of 25 selected student were offered to join for a trip to Kelantan.
Initially our plan was to travel by train, but unfortunately there was some problems with the KTM server. They said their server was offline and by the time it was online again, there weren't anymore tickets as they were fully booked. So we opted to travel by bus instead.
We gathered at Masjid Tan Sri Ainuddin Wahid on Friday night. After all the registration were completed, we packed our bags into the bus. We set out from Taman Universiti at about 9.30 PM. When we entered the PLUS Highway, we watched Shrek Forever After...haha...after finishing watching that movie, we watched The Last Airbender.
|Participants of Travelling With STYLE|
|The bus we used, nice bus but terrible drivers|
|Checking to make sure all the participants were in the bus|
Then we stopped at a restaurant in Segamat for half and hour. After that, went back into the bus and resumed our journey. Usually, when my family travel to Kelantan, Jalan Tun Razak is the most boring part of the journey....haha....my advice, if you want to sleep, don't sleep until you've reached Jalan Tun Razak...haha...if you cannot sleep, do something else like listening to music, read a book or watch a movie....haha....
After finishing The Last Airbender, I slept and woke up when the bus stopped at a gas station. Then we resumed our journey and slept until Subuh time. We stopped at a mosque in Ajil. Prayed Subuh there and read the Mathurat together and at about 7.00 AM, we continued to Kota Bharu. Before that, each person were given a number representing the Juz we have to finish reading before we go back to Johor. For example, if you got the number 10, that means you have to finish reading the Juz 10 from the Quran.
After lunch, we went straight to Sekolah Rendah Islam Aman for some activity with IKRAM Kelantan. We want the participants to get to know other students and teens from Kelantan. Firstly, the facilitators from Kelantan and Johor introduced ourselves and then we separated the boys and the girls. Played some games. At about 6.30 PM, we went back to our hotel.
|Arif explaining about the Mathurat|
|Reading the Mathurat together|
|The mosque in Ajil we stopped for Subuh|
|Reading the Quran in the bus|
|Restoran Nasi Ulam Kampung Kraftangan, KB|
|Some of the girls enjoying their lunch|
|My favourite lauk...haha....|
|Some of the boys eating lunch|
|SRI Aman, Kelantan|
|A little introduction session with IKRAM Kelantan|
|Played some games but I don't quite remember what they had to do in this one....haha|
|Looked like they enjoyed themselves...hehe|
|In front of SRI Aman signboard|
|Took some pictures before heading back to the hotel|
After that, we had a little meeting with the AJKs and decided that tomorrow's plan to pray Subuh at Masjid Tok Guru had to be canceled due to the driver's attitude. They complained that they haven't got a place to rest. So we said to them, fine..tomorrow at 9.00 AM we check out from the hotel and go to Kota Bharu for shopping and sight seeing. They agreed (of course the agreed! they can rest longer!!!).
After praying Maghrib...Arif, Aslam, Zharfan and I decided to give our room to the drivers...tak sanggup kitorang nak share bilik dengan driver tak guna tu....when I gave the room key to one of the driver, he just nodded...not even saying a simple thank you!!! Then asked me, how were they going to get the bus out from the parking because the bus was blocked by cars in front and at the back. Then he blamed us. He said, "Kalau awak beritahu awal-awal yang awak nak keluar malam ni, dah lama saya parking luar...". Oii!!! We told you we were going out that evening!!! Are you deaf or something??? But alhamdulillah they got the bus out eventually. But that caused a traffic jam. So we made our way to Kg. Salor for the BBQ. Tok Ayah prepared food for 60 people...OMG! Haha...
|Kak Siti mending the burgers|
|Syazwan and Salam helping out|
|Ngam!! Best tak Arif baham ayam tu? Haha~|
During the BBQ, Dr Hafizah called the drivers and asked them what seems to be the problem. I dunno what she told them but after that, our plan to pray Subuh at the masjid was back. She said the drivers agreed to drive us to Masjid Tok Guru the next morning. Haha! Take that! Dah kena sound baru nak buat! But personally, I think the drivers takkan terima punya teguran dari Dr Hafizah tu....mesti buat bodoh je...depan orang dewasa dia berlakon baik la konon....podah!
Then about 11.00 PM we head back to the hotel...we were quite tired. When we reached the hotel, some of us wanted to go to the pasar malam next to our hotel. I wanted to compare the prices here and at Rantau Panjang. But obviously it is more cheaper at Rantau Panjang. After about half and hour, Arif and I went back to the hotel. We now shared rooms with the kids. Actually, it's quite okay sharing rooms with them, we can bond with each other you know. Biarlah orang driver tu guna bilik tu. Eventhough the room was packed, we still slept soundly. Penat la katakan...hahaha...
The next morning, I woke up at 5.00 AM. I knocked on the driver's door to wake them up. But there was no answer. I knocked again for a second time. Still no answer. Third time, no answer. At about 5.30 AM, suddenly the bus came and parked in front of the hotel. Apparently, the drivers went out or stayed in their bus instead in their room! What the heck??? Kalau macam tu baik kasi we all je stay dalam bilik tu. Tak guna!
We had to change our plan from praying at Masjid Tok Guru to Masjid Sultan Ismail Petra in Kubang Kerian instead because when we estimated the time, we wouldn't make it in time to pray jemaah at Masjid Tok Guru. After prayer, at about 7.00 AM, we went to Pulau Melaka. Tak dapat Subuh dekat Masjid Tok Guru pun takpe, at least pergi melawat pun ok. There was the residence of Kelantan's Menteri Besar, Tok Guru Nik Aziz. Waaaa...jakun kejap...hehe...his formal house is in Kota Bharu but he doesn't live there. He lives in his simple home at Pulau Melaka. The area of his house was the Masjid Tok Guru, a pre-school, a secondary school and Maahad Darul Anuar. We prayed Dhuha in the mosque. It's just a simple mosque, no fancy designs, but you can feel peace when you walked into it. We took pictures in front of Nik Aziz's house. He was not at home at that time because he had a state government meeting or something in Kota Bharu. Wah, could you image if he was at home, surely he would invite us in and maybe have a cup of tea and some breakfast...that would be awesome! Hehe...
|At Masjid Sultan Ismail Petra, Kubang Kerian|
|In front of Tok Guru Nik Aziz's house|
|The minaret of the Masjid Tok Guru|
|Side view of the mosque|
|Full view of the mosque from the front...nice pic by the way [by Aslam]|
|In front of Maahad Darul Anuar|
After that, we headed back to the hotel, had breakfast, got ready to check out. At about 10.00 AM, we checked out from the hotel and headed to Kota Bharu. First stop, the famous Pasar Khadijah. Aslam and I were bored because you only go to Pasar Khadijah to buy things like veggies, spices, serunding, and all kitchen stuffs...haha...besides, it was so hot in there...so Aslam and I went to Kota Bharu Trade Centre for the air-cond....hahahaha! Then we headed to Rantau Panjang! Oh yeah!! The best place to buy football jersey...haha...bersepah-sepah and murah-murah semuanya...after spending about 1 hour and a half there, we got into the bus and head back to Johor. We stopped for dinner in Terengganu. To save time, we didn't order the food according to who wants what but instead we ordered nasi goreng paprik and nasi goreng kampung altogether.
|Waiting for our food...so hungry at that time...Aslam's so hungry, he even ate the tissue box...HAHAHA!|
|Nasi goreng paprik~|
After dinner, we continued our journey back home. The ride home was a bumpy ride compared to the time we were on the way to Kelantan. Why? Because when we were on the way to Kelantan, the boys sat in front while the girls sat at the back. On the way back, we switched places. Girls in front, boys at the back....huhu...now we know how the girls felt...one time, I was literally flew out of my seat! Haha... the driver also drove quite fast...but maybe it was because I sat at the end of the bus, maybe that's why. Huhu.
We stopped for Subuh at Ayer Hitam Tol. When I got up from my seat, suddenly I felt this agonizing pain coming from my back...huhu...I have a back ache for sitting awkwardly. We arrived in Taman Universiti at about 7.45 AM...we estimated to arrive at around 8.00 AM so right timing. Went back home and slept almost the whole day....hahaha.... that night, Qayyum and Taufik invited me to play badminton at UTM....jom! Hehehe....