On the plus side, my dad eventually came along after having tummy trouble in the morning so everyone was present at the family trip. All the stuff I bought were yummy - fish ball/fish cake, water jambu, mango. We skipped the crowded Mango King and went to the paddy museum...
The paddy talk
Across the aisle at the paddy talk
We gave up on having seafood for lunch. We couldn't even eat together as my brother's car was stuck in traffic somewhere. Ended up in this kopitiam. Luckily the food was pretty nice.
Like my noodle!
After a long-ish drive (seriously walking would have been faster), made it to the wishing tree...
The three of us
The way various deckchairs and chairs were tied to the trees with thick ropes were quite ingenious. Pic below of JE with her BFF cousin Elyssa (I doubt Elyssa's BFF is JE, and actually SE claims her BFF is JE and ok, let's leave it as "it's complicated" teehee)
With my BFF
In hindsight, we should just have gone straight to the beach for lunch. The food-stalls looked really happening and the few things we ordered were good.
Me and my little shell
Kakak trying to help SE down. SE refusing to be helped
The beach would be nicer in the evenings once the scorching heat has eased off. Maybe another trip in the future. Without traffic jams and human jams. With paddy in the fields, yummy food/snacks and seafood.