Friday, June 24, 2011

Of Pantai Puteri Malacca...

One of the greatest things about living in a peninsula is that the sea is always not that far away. About a month ago I was at the home of Pokcik Hassan at Batu Rakit, Terengganu. His beautiful country home is with a seafront of the China Sea and today I am at our condo with a seafront of the Straits of Malacca; Hassan's on the east coast and mine on the west coast. It is actually not that far; just a few hours drive from Kuala lumpur. Voila! One is at the seaside.

Last Monday May 20, 2011 I took a slow drive from Ampang Jaya and arrived at Pantai Puteri Malacca just before noon. And stayed there a few days at our condo, enjoying the sea and the fresh air; a place with a different environment than that of our home in Ampang Jaya, a suburb of Kuala Lumpur. On the first evening a relative and his spouse who happen to be in Malacca then, came over for dinner. And later stayed on for a long chat over coffee at our place. It was indeed a colorful evening full of laughter and joy.

The next day early in the morning I took a slow walk along the beach out-front and took some images of the happening there and sharing it here. The images I believe tell a story by itself. I stop at a butcher selling his fresh meat at a roadside stall and watch him meticulously cutting the meat for sale. Had our stay here is longer I would have bought the fresh meat and do a B B Q with friends. Next time maybe!

The scenery at the seaside was green with the Casuarinas and other trees growing well near the beach. The beach is a nice place to sit in the early morning and late evening to while the day away but I found it not that suitable for swimming. Anyway I saw many local folks here use it more for fishing rather than for swimming. This beach is always dotted with folks enjoying their picnic with families and friends. The west coast of the country is part of the Straits of Malacca where hundreds of ships ply the busy sea route all the time, thus the beach at time became polluted with debris and the seawater became dirty. Anyway the sea always brings fresh air to those living at the condominium which is just two hundred meters away.

At some part of the beach there are Fisherman shack and I could see many boats parked on the beach making it a picturesque sight indeed. When they came ashore they would sell their daily catch on the beach and one could get fresh fish literary right from the sea. Indeed it would make a great grilled for dinner.

On one side of the road there are many food-court that sell foods at a relative cheap price. Some of the Fisherman daily catch are also sold at the stalls here. One of the mornings I went to get Nasi Lemak for our breakfast and saw Roti Canai been prepared for frying. It looks tasty but since we had decided that our breakfast for that day would be Nasi Lemak, I did not buy any Roti Canai.

Well folk since this place is faraway from the city, life here is somewhat slow; a different culture of living than in the suburb of KL. Indeed a great place to get lost from time to time.

Have a nice day.


Wan Sharif said...

Ah ..the luxury of having time and space to oneself... priceless!

Pak Idrus said...

Wan Sharif, thanks for the visit and the good words.

Well I work for 32 years to make a living and raised a family. That done we are now enjoying life in the golden age our way.

Have a nice day.

Zendra-Maria said...

Salam Pak Idrus... The roti canai dough looks prepared for an enticingly fluffy yet crispy outcome! Must keep Pantai Puteri in mind for this next time....

~CovertOperations78~ said...

Salam, Pak Idrus! You are right -- we Peninsula dwellers take the beach for granted because we don't realise how close to the coast we live. Friends in the States who live in landlocked states don't have the luxury of going to the beach for the weekend. The photos you took are great, as usual. I love it that you and Makcik have so many adventures together. First the East Coast, then Melaka... it's like the two of you are doing the Amazing Race!

Pak Idrus said...

Zendra-Maria, thanks for the visit and sharing your thoughts on the subject of this posting.

Yes that dough look good and I had not made a decision to get the Nasi Lemak that morning I would surely go for the Roti Canai.

Our Condo complex at Pantai Puteri is under renovation and once completed would be a place to be.

Have a nice day.

Pak Idrus said...

~Covert_Operations'78~, Ee Lynn thanks for the visit and sharing your thoughts on the subject of this posting. Thanks as well for the good words on us.

Well not many countries have beaches like us, within just a few hours of drive. We all should take advantage of this places provides for by nature.

As for us it is our way of enjoying life in the golden years. Have a nice day and take care.