Alhamdulillah, today is our third day staying at the training area called a Gelanggang, at our Silat Guru hj Mokhtars place. Its been a struggle getting online as we had a little glitch with PC and network but alls ok now. 

Our Journey started on monday evening from Cape Town airport, stopping over at Johannesburg and then to Doha. We arrived on schedule at Doha airport on Tuesday morning, but upon arrival we were told that our flight was full and we had to stay at the Doha Hotel until 6pm the same day. this provided us free opportunity to roam the streets of Doha, Qatar and also perform solah at the local mosque.

We then flew over to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and arrived wednesday morning. The first thing I noticed when flying over Malaysia was the beautiful areal view of millions of palm trees, which is indeed a  spectacular sight. Meeting Tuan guru Hj Mokhtar at the exit gate was such a relief but even a greater honour and brought back so many memories. Smiling all the way to the Kampung (village) in Ayer Molek, melaka,  and chatting lightly about various topics made our 3 hour drive so short. We stopped along the road for a traditional malay breakfast of Nasi Lemak (coconut rice), fried egg, and sambal ikan bilis (spicy sauce with dried crispy anchovies) and salad. 

Training started immediately after arrival at the gelanggang. Silat, silat and more silat is what is expected of us here. All we can say is Alhamdulillah the knowledge being unfolded is truly awesome, and we recieve great hospitaliy from Our Guru and his Family. The weather is hot and rains daily... but the food is so tasty haha.. 

Ok thats all for now. We will update some more Inshallah... soon soon :)

Pak Hilmy & Faheem 

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