Monday, 16 January 2012

Here come the Project Managers!

26 plane journeys
20,000 miles (approx!)
17 plates of plane food
400kg of luggage
21 bottles of factor 30
one green feather boa
and 4 secret stashes of chocolate...
...can only mean one thing, the Volunteer manager's have arrived!

Selamat datang! Welcome!

So how have we initiated the volunteer project managers into Raleigh fieldbase life?

Take a look...

After a warm welcome from the fieldbase team we spent the afternoon getting to know each other and letting the Project managers settle in after their mammoth journey to get here.

Dinner that night was Malaysian style at the local restaurant 'Salim Restauran' in Lintas.

The speciality is Roti which is basically a form of malaysian bread, roti meaning bread in Hindi, Urdu, other North Indian languages, and Malay.

The dish is composed of dough made of ghee, egg, flour and water.The entire mixture is kneaded thoroughly, flattened, oiled and folded repeatedly. It is then allowed to proof and rise, and the process is repeated. The final round of preparation consists of flattening the dough ball, coating it with oil and then cooking on a flat iron skillet with a lot of oil. The ideal roti is flat, fluffy on the inside but crispy and flaky on the outside.

We tried various types of roti:

Roti kosong, a flatbread pan-fried till crispy on the outer layer. Served with curry sauce or Dhaal.

Roti susu, a sweet version which is drizzled with condensed milk and rolled up.

The ultimate roti is the tallest roti in the world, roti tissue which was definitely a show stopper and has an almost melt in the mouth texture. Roti tissue is a much thinner version of traditional Roti canai, almost as thin as a piece of 40-50cm round-shaped tissue. The wafer thin bread covered in sugar is wrapped into a cone shape and stood about 3 foot high on the table! Delicious.

Over the next two weeks everyone will be trained up and visit base camp in the jungle, visiting projects and preparing for when the venturers arrive, which we can't wait for!

1 comment:

Jay said...

Message for Chaitaly! Project manager at Sepilok.

Hi babe, have been reading about all that has been going on through the link you sent to my email and hope you are having a fantastic time in the jungle! It sounds so AMAZING with what you guys are doing...!

All that has been going on here is lots of cold weather and snow all weekend. So we are all still on the underground with red noses from the cold!! You are def better off! Lol.. Everything else is good here and everyone is well. I will email you some more recent pictures when you are back on email.

Am missing you loads and cannot wait to hear how its all going. Lots of love and miss you lots PW!! Take care babe!! JJ...xx