I had found Budihardjo Chandra's name in two social networks, one is in Google+ and the other LinkedIn. I wrote to him and a month passed by with no response. When the year end came, I decided I will fly over to the city of Medan from Penang to take my chances in Medan to find Tjong Yong Hian's heritage within a planned 7 days trip. Penang could be my base where I had already started family history work there with contacts already established while I had to visit the new city of Medan and turn it into an adventurous trip. I guess this is the excitement that comes along with family history work.
Adventure 1 - Penang. Learning about Cheong Fatt Tze and visiting his Blue Mansion.
I had stopped over in Ipoh to pick up some personal things from the Toh family to bring to Stella(a significant name found in my mission journal), the oldest daughter back from UK who was assisting 'Mama Toh' in getting her old heart pacer replaced at the Penang hospital. After picking the bag up I stopped at the McDonalds to get a snack and was delayed as I couldn't start the car again and therefore had to call the AAM for assistance. Seems like the adventure started early! They got the car started suggesting that I needed a battery replacement and as it was already past midnite, I decided I will take a slow drive to Penang and would park the car by a tyre/battery shop and wait for it to open and I managed to achieve that.