Today, the rainy season tried for a comeback, and we dodged it in our bus. Our morning city tour informed us of the architectural and landmark history of Kushing, and also included stops at a chinese temple and a local history museum. Doris, our local guide, shared both her rich understanding of the chinese culture and the complexities of living in countries which contain multiple racial and religious communities.
But first, let's talk about good luck, marriage, and freedom of religion in Malaysia. On the way out of the hotel this morning, we chatted for a few minutes with a Malaysian groom and his best men, and admired the rings and pearls they were carrying to the wedding ceremony. Joking at his lack of nervousness, he did admit to starting to feel it. We wished him a good life as he left the hotel.
And yesterday, the Sarawak Supreme Court ruled that a Christian woman, who had married and converted to Islam, could not return to her Christian faith upon her divorce. There is evidently a limit to freedom of religion here.
To see all of the photos taken today, click on Saturday, Mar 3rd, Mirs, Sarawak, Malaysia.