Sunday, August 2, 2009

I Met Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad @ The Loaf, Langkawi (Oct '08)

Do you know that Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad owns The Loaf? asked by my friend, Joyce.

"Yeah, I know..." I replied.

"His office is up there..." Joyce pointing up on the 2nd floor of The Loaf at Telaga Harbour Park, Langkawi. Obviously she was joking at that time.

The story itself is old, it goes way back to October 2008 when we were having a lovely trip to Langkawi. I guess probably many might not know Tun actually owned a bakery shop by the name of The Loaf. It has 2 outlets, one in Langkawi and the other one is in Pavilion, KL.

So then, I ignored Joyce comments and we chilled at a restaurant nearby. Then, we saw a small crowd passed by and then Joyce was pointing... "That's Tun Dr. Mahathir..."

Its hard to believe Tun was actually in his bakery.

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The lovely The Loaf at Telaga Harbour Park...

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Tun "spot check" his bakery??

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Crowd became bigger as many saw Tun is in his shop. I wasted no time and asked a permission to take a picture with him....

"Tun, how are you? Can we have a picture with you?" - Superwilson

"If you want to take a picture. I have to charge" - Tun Dr. Mahathir

"....... " - Superwilson

"I charge 10 cent per picture" Tun Dr. Mahathir joked... (phew)

Then, he quickly asked his assistant to take a picture of us.

As our ex-prime minister, he was humble and he remained a fatherly figure to many Malaysians. Its hard to believe he became a "baker" (owner of the bakery) right now. He took some time and enjoyed his tea with many passerby greeted him, including foreign tourists. Tun made our day, its honoured to greet him in person.


Address:
LOT NO. C9 PERDANA QUAY
TELAGA HARBOUR PARK
PANTAI KOK 07000, LANGKAWI, MALAYSIA
TEL: +604-959-4866
FAX: +604-959-4803
http://www.theloaflangkawi.com/

6 comments:

tRiEi cRiSiS said...

ooo... he owns a bakery?!!!
hm... very very interesting...

fbb said...

yeah, actually he is quite down to earth. he goes to the same barber as i do, RM11 per haircut, and i've bumped into him a couple of times, and always wished him, "good evening tun". but no chance to take pic with his tunship la.

Nicole said...

wahh...lucky you~!!

I never met Tun before!

xin said...

wow so lucky of u to have met him!!! did u pass yr namecard to him? :P

ai wei said...

i added u in my *news* blog roll.
wahhhh, u are lucky to have a shot with Dr Ma.!!!

yoon see said...

Wow! You are so lucky!
Did you get his signature?