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Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Trip to Singapore!

Bismillahi 'r-rahmani 'r-raheem

Assalamu'alaikom Brothers and Sisters,

Sorry I haven't updated my blog in a while as i was busy with a few things.


I just got back from a trip to Singapore. The first thing that hit me was of course, the weather! It was just sooo hot!

I managed to stop by Wardah Bookstore which was a haven of Sufi books. I just felt like buying everything there if I could! My hubby and I did some sightseeing and got to visit the Sultan mosque which was just massive and really historical. We also got to stop by the Maqam of Habib Nuh al-Habshyi, a great saint of Singapore who rests on a hill near the shoreline of the island overlooking the horizon of skyscrapers of the Singapore Business District. The experience at the maqam was amazing. It was my first ever visit to a great tomb and I was overcome with both anxiety and awe.

Singapore was also soo full of shopping to do. We paced around the busy markets of Geylang, Bugis, Little India and the all-s0-Western Orchard Road. Arab Street was my favourite with its array of shophouses of garments and crafts.

We were also thrilled to gather for a regular Naqshbandi zikr session with an overwhelming crowd of mureeds at a majestic mosque. For my hubby, it was a rejoicing with mates from when he used to reside in Singapore, especially with Shaykh Zakaria, the khalif of the Singapore jamm'at who has such a bubbly personality and always seemed to put on smiles and laughter on everyone's face.

The highlight of Singapore though was the mouth-watering asian delights. There was kuih lapis, a traditional Malay layered-cake, Ice Kachang, a mouth-watering desert dish of ice shavings topped with sweetened milk and syrup, and my hubby's favourite, Burger King's Singaporean speciality, Rendang Burger, a regular type burger with beef patty thats dipped in spicy traditional Malay rendang sauce. Yummmmm!

Oh yea, forgot to mention that this was my actual first time on a plane out of my homeland. The view in the sky was breathtaking! The photos of the trip aren't developed yet, but I can't wait to post em up soon inshallah.

Wassalam,
Aaisha

2 Comments:

Blogger Edward Ott said...

Assalam Alaikum

Travel by plane always fun. cool music and i think i asked you before, what it is?

Salam

8 June 2006 at 00:31:00 GMT+10  
Blogger The HAQQ said...

wa alaikom assalam

yes it was fun. thanks
its "Talib al Habib: Salawat Badr"
Great song!

wassalam
Aaisha

12 June 2006 at 00:29:00 GMT+10  

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