Friday, December 10, 2010

Majlis Khatam Al-Quran, Berendoi & Berkhatan, Kampung Selboh, Parit,Perak

2 days x 1 nite trip to the small town of Parit, Perak

crossing border from Selangor into Perak

The leisure drive to the quaint town of Parit , via  Saujana Utama/Puncak Alam, Ijok, Bukit Rotan, Assam Jawa, Kuala Selangor, Tanjong Karang, Sekinchan,   right across Kuala Selangor, Sabak Bernam where we stopped for a cup of coffee and banana-wrapped nasi lemak. Continued the journey across into Perak state passing by Sungai Besar and a right-turn at Hutan Melintang heading toward Teluk Intan.

crossing over into state of Perak 

beautiful view in Sabak Bernam
long stretch of green  padi field

The leaning tower of Teluk Intan (Teluk Anson)

Teluk Intan - visited Dr. Mas Adi Sidek (Suriani/Bahar's cousin) and his family at the  Hospital quarters. Last met Mas Adi at Paman Sidek/his parents home in Pantai Bersih about more than 26 years ago when we were staying in Butterworth and now is the head/a senior Medical Officer in Teluk Intan GH.

Rosli (Zaidah)'s  kampung home in Selboh, Parit, Perak

Have seen a lot of improvement/renovation done to this house. Must compliment Rosli since he has done a very good job taking care of his elderly mother whom I met during  performing our Haj in 1992. Being an obedient and caring son , Allah SWT has greatly rewarded Rosli and his family. His eldest daughter studying medicine and the other children doing very well in their studies, smart and obedient too.

the peaceful Parit, Perak

We took a tour of this serene town. New upgraded facilities/infra done for the rakyat of Parit and yet the town remained a beautiful and peaceful town, where everyone knows everybody and call by names even hailing/heloo/hi can be heard from the sidewalk coffee shop across the lane. ... 'mane komei ? kabor kitei...'  Perak lingo that sound foreign to my ears yet lingering in my mind.

a newly built pedestrian bridge

Cempaka Sari Rest House
right in the centre of the town, opposite  the mosque

the Cempaka Sari bazaar
yet to be fully operational

~ Berkhatam Quran, Berendoi and Berkhatan ceremonies of Rosli Rashid & Zaidah Mohd (my sis-in-law) family 

dressing up the participants
Illiya (Rosli & Zaidah's daughter) being done-up by her aunty MakSu
(Haji Othman & Aida youngest daughter)

the dais ~ pelamin complete with bunga telur and
 red velvet 'sulam tekat'/embroidery  cushions

Quran reading session

the Berendoi (Naik Buaian)
The baby will be placed in this decorated cradle and a group of ladies
singing the song 'Dendang Siti Fatimah' - in Perak

en example - Song called ' Anak di dalam Buaian'

Ayuhai anak di dalam buaian,
Pejamkan mata jangan tangiskan,
Lagu Berendoi kami dendangkan,
Di dalam majlis tanda kesyukuran.
Lamalah sudah kami menanti,
Namun engkau tak kunjung tiba,
Dengan takdir ilahi rabbi,
Kini engkau sudah menjelma

Izhar dressed in baju Melayu & samping songket
carried on the shoulder by his uncle
accompanied by kompang