I wanted the kids to get early exposures and experience on life in other parts ofthe world, near and far...other countries, other kampongs or other continents. As described in past stories, they have been to Egypt, Mekah and Madinah...once for Faiz and Thaqif and twice fo Dini.
Where else have they been??? Faiz and Dini were once in Japan, when their uncle was working in Nagoya. They were there for 10 days and the uncle brought them around Japan...of course Tokyo Disneyland and around Tokyo. Of course we were not there!!!It was the best time to go to Japan....there is so much to learn from the people of the land of the rising sun.
All 3 had also experienced visiting Indonesia...Jakarta, Bandung & Puncak. It was during one of my working trips to Jakarta and we took the opportunity to see the country....chaueffer driven!!They visited the Ci Ater hot spring, Tangkuban Parahu volcanoe, the Safari at Puncak etc...loved the place and I'm sure they learnt different sets of values from that trip.
They had also visited southern Thailand during one of the visits to Nenek's kampongs. This include coverage of araes such as Haadyai, Songkhla, Pattani, Narathiwat, Yala & Betong. Again....there were different things to see and learn.
Apart from those family travel, Dini had also visited Turkey with the grandparents when one of the granduncle was an army attache in Ankara. That was the time when she performed her umrah when she was eight!
We will continue to travel and encourage travel...it has countless benefits. We've seen the hard lives of Thais and Indonesians....in December we plan to expose them to the luxuries of Singapore and we hope they will continue to learn about life, people and geography.