Sunday, December 14, 2008

An evening in Malacca...

From time to time we would drive to Malacca and stayed at our condo there. The resort is now under a new management and has been rename as the Bidara Putri Beach Resort Malacca. As the deputy chairperson of the resort I have to visit it from time to time to see how things are there. So last week we decide to get there and stay for a night, as well meet the folks who manage the Resort. For a change try their buffet and found that it is indeed good. This resort was once the four star Mutiara Melaka Beach Resort. The original management group has left the place and the association of the owners have been running it. In a way just to see that place is not vandalised. After trying with a numbers of companies to manage we eventually sign a 15 years lease with a IIUM* company; a company set up by the IIUM to do business in the hospitality industry. With that it look like the management of the place is improving but as yet to come to the standard of its hay days. As it is the association is happy and hope that the resort keep improving as years goes on.

That evening whiles there I walk the stretch of beach in front the condo, a mere 50 meter from the lobby of the hotel and took my time to wonder the beauty of the beach and the activities along it. It was nice once a while to be at the beach alone in the evening watching the sun making its way down the horizon. Yonder I could see many ships that ply the Straits of Malacca. All kind of ships big and small crossing the narrow straits all the time and a few would dock at the Petronas refinery just nearby. At the beach front the fishermen has erected a shack of sort for them to rest after coming back with their catch. A nice place to sit and relax and enjoy the peace and tranquility of the evening. I sat there for a while and took a few snaps and above are some of the images of the wonderful evening in Malacca. The large images showing the evening sun was taken from the balcony of the condo. The low position of the sun cast a long shadows on the trees in the compound of the resort. I love to watch the sun from this vicinity and the scene has never been the same. Every evening it is a different scene altogether. Sort of a mystic sight indeed to watch and wonder from the balcony of our condo.

Have a nice day. [*IIUM is International Islamic University Malaysia]


Howard said...

Wondeful photos, Pak Idrus! I'm glad you are putting your D60 to good use! You are an inspiration to us all!

The Malaysian Explorer said...

Thanks for the nice photos of Melaka. Oh a D60! No wonder the shots were briliant.

Wonder if I can use some of your photos of Melaka on my site at

The Malaysian Explorer

louis said...

What a sunny contrast to the snow outside my window right now (
Do you mean there is actually a place somewhere on earth that's not freezing this Sunday evening, lah?

Great sunset photo.

Pak Idrus said...

Howard, thanks for the visit and the kind words on my kind of photography. Well, It is indeed a great toy to have at this age. I am learning along the way and it always made my day.

Have a nice day.

Pak Idrus said...

The Malaysian Explorer, Sir thanks for the visit and the kind words on my kind of photography. I am still toying with the D60 and like you hinted that it is indeed a wonderful tool to do a good photography. I am still learning to use it to the fullest and hope to do better as I go along.

As for the images in my blog, by all means use it and I am honored.

Have a nice day.

Pak Idrus said...

louis, thanks for the visit and sharing your thoughts on this subject. As for that scenes from your window, after been in the same space that you took that images of the snow, I now could even felt the feeling of joy seeing that white of the first day of winter.

Yes the first day of snowfall is the greatest moment of earth. So very clean and innocent and I love that moment in time. Oh yes just come an live in Malaysia and you can hall the sun all around the year but sadly no snow at all.

Have a nice day.

Rita Ho said...

That is a spectacular sunset photo, Pak Idrus. None of the usual red and orange colored rays but just as pleasing to the eyes. :)

In a couple of days, the 8 boats of the Volvo Ocean Race will be passing the Straits of Malacca en-route to Singapore. How I wish I could be on your condo balcony to witness that!

Warmest regards to you, Kak Asmah and Lin. Hope Lin is enjoying Singapore!

Pak Idrus said...

Rita Ho, thanks for the visit and the kind words on this posting.

Well that evening the sun set was different. It was just a cool thing to watch and wonder. I was expecting that amber and red color but until it set beyond the horizon it remain of the same color that I captured in the posting. True from the balcony it is a great view. Always a moving postcard of sort all the time.

When you are back you can stay there as my guest as long as you like and watch the sun set every evening, I am sure David and you would love to walk along the beach in the early morning or the evening and enjoy the peace and tranquility that you could only get at such place.

Thanks for the greeting. Asmah and Lin are now in Singapore and I am alone here. Best wishes to David and You and do have a nice day.

Rita Ho said...

Thank you very much for your kind invite to stay at your lovely condo, Pak Idrus! We appreciate it very much!

Let's plan for a trip there together when we have our dates firm, go makan, jalan and watch the haribulan. :)

Pak Idrus said...

Rita, thanks for the return visit. Just let me know when you are going to be here and we shall plan for the makan angin.

Have a nice day.