March 18, 2012
Friends and Family Outing in the 60's to Bukit Aup
Just recently Facebook helped me connect with a grand daughter of the late Rev Ling Kai Cheng. And we have started a marvellous journey of sharing our knowledge and heritage .
And I am writing this for her mother who happens to know most of the people in this photo.
Ease Chen's uncle and aunt were also best friends with my late Third Uncle(Tiong Ta King) and my late Aunt (Lu Kie Kee) .
In the photo is James TC Wong's (blogger) mother (furthest left)...and James himself (the little boy). The two little girls must be James Wong's sisters.
My two cousins Dr. Gracia and Ivy are standing...The late wife of Lau Hieng Ing is third from the right sitting atop the landrover. Next to her could be Belinda Lau.
My third uncle is standing behind. And my third aunt is sitting in the front with very fashionable sunglasses.
I love the sunglasses the people in the photos are wearing.
All sunglasses must be from the International Optics owned by an uncle Tiong Dak King. There are two branches of International Optics in Miri which continue to provide excellent services with kindness from the heart!
Today the l Malaysia Cultural Village is sited in almost the same place where the photo was taken. In the 1950's Bukit Aup was a good place for picnics and outings for the whole family. A visit to the neigbhouring longhouses was a thrill for many people too. A small road connected Bukit Aup to Sibu via Sungei Merah. Or brave people would take long boat rides from Sibu by the Igan River to reach the end of the Aup Road which ended near the Igan River next to the longhouses.
Today this area is well populated and more development seems to be taking place.