Crossing the east-west highway

We enjoyed our two nights at the Humaira hotel in Tanah Mera. We found a very enthusiastic Chinese restaurant owner who fed us a couple ohf times. It was interesting talking with him about living in a predominantly Muslim state. He was a bit grumpy because the day before a local politician had said that non-muslims should dress modestly during Ramadan, and recently new rules for policing dress had come into effect for Muslims in the state, which he was worried would effect his family. We also bought murtabak from the happiest guy in Malaysia twice. This is a kind of onion/egg/meat mix folded into roti to make a parcel and fried. Makes a really good lunch. Continue reading

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