We went to the Kampung Cempaka Association as Ah Kow is a karaoke member there. He pays RM 10.00 a month so he could sing. The association seems to be popular with senior citizens. When we went there many of them were patiently waiting their turn to belt out their songs.
Later we went to a coffee shop that doubles up as a liquor store to have our coffee. I was surprised by the great variety of cheap locally produced whiskey, brandy, rum, gin and vodka. It seems they are popular with the Indian residents there, as the limited time we spent there saw Indian youth streaming in regularly to pick up a bottle.
Ah Kow is fond of saying that this is the Malaysian version of the ghetto.
Ah Kow, the feisty fighter. Although he has undergone several sessions of chemotherapy for his lung cancer, he has refused to let the disease unravel his desire to lead a full life