After getting his dream minibus, he took the whole family on a five-hour road trip.
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After staying indoors and not meeting family members for so long, the idea of a road trip with the whole family sounds like a dream.
56-year-old Rozmi Mat Sidek from Terengganu finally realised his dream of owning a minibus to take his family on road trips.
When the interstate travel ban was finally lifted, the family wasted no time planning to go back to their hometown.
One of his daughters, Rasyiqah Rozmi, shared on Tiktok snippets of the family’s grand adventure back to their hometown of Jelebu, Negeri Sembilan to meet her grandparents.
Her clip garnered 34.3k likes and 339.2k views.
“Going back to our hometown in Jelebu. The place where my father was born and raised. Meeting his parents after over a year of not meeting due to COVID-19,” Rasyiqah wrote in her caption.
The video showed the family of 15 travelling in the minibus which can fit up to 17 people. According to mstar, Rasyiqah has eight siblings and three of them are married with young children.
Okay nahhhhh khas untuk korang! Ni semua rezeki daripda Allah untuk kami sekeluarga. “A family that travels together stays together” ❤️ ##foreverlove♬ DJ Beta Janji Beta Jaga Slow Bass – Yudha Paramata
The family made the minibus as comfy as possible such as stocking up enough snacks and water for the journey. To keep the floors clean, they placed a box beside the door to keep all their footwear before entering the vehicle.
They also brought along pillows, blankets and lined the floor with comforters so two people who want to sleep lying down can do so comfortably.
Travelling with a family of 15 in a minibus sounds crowded. Fortunately, the minibus is spacious on the inside complete with an overhead air-cond for each passenger.
Rasyiqah shared that three members of the family including her dad took turns to drive the minibus during the five-hour journey to Jelebu.
During the trip, the family loved singing out loud to songs. Her father loves belting out the song by Blues Gang called Apo Nak Dikato.
Other than visiting relatives in Jelebu, the family took the opportunity to visit Port Dickson too.
Since this trip back to their hometown was a success, her father plans to take the entire family around Peninsular Malaysia next.
“After this, my father plans to take the entire family around Peninsular Malaysia. From Terengganu to Kelantan to the north then straight to the south and back to the East Coast,” Rasyiqah said.
Rasyiqah’s travel videos also showed how everyone can have an enjoyable and safe road trip. Here are some tips from the family on how to prepare for the long journey.
Things To Bring On A Road Trip
- A box to hold all footwear to keep floors as clean as possible.
- A bag or container to keep rubbish to avoid littering in public.
- Pack enough food and drinks to lessen the need to stop at roadside stalls. This helps to reduce the chances of getting Covid-19 in this current time.
- Bring along pillows, blankets and comforters for a good rest throughout the adventure.
- Cameras and smartphones to record the good memories!