KMS 3- For the 3rd edition of our Kembara Mengejar Sejarah we decided to ride in our own backyard as the last edition was a real endurance ride where we reached home at 10pm.
For this ride we planned to go see the Istana Bandar(Royal Palace ) in Jugra. From there we will head up the hill to see the lighthouse and the viewing point from which we can see the Malacca Straits. Following this we will head to Carey Island to see the Hatters Castle - the beach - and finally to see the Indigenous people(Orang asli) , the Mah Meri tribe.
Early morning RV
Briefing by our ride leader.
Lining up to get our convoy on the road. pic by Han
We generally don't have formal rides with convoys ,but as we are going to pass through many traffic lights and with a large number of bikes ,we had to semi formalise the ride to ensure no one gets lost or left behind.
pic by Han
After about an hour we reached our first destination.
Initially the gate was locked ,but after some sweet talking we managed to get it opened for us :-)
Istana Alaeddin / Istana Bandar - built in 1905
We went around the Castle admiring the architecture from a different time.
After enjoying this gem we headed out again. pic by Han's tripod :-)
Not too far away after riding up hill somewhat we reached here.
An awesome panoramic view of the Malacca straits.
Thats Carey Island on the right there.
Jugra light house hill
After taking in the view and the sea breeze we headed down and north.
Here we stopped on the bridge linking Carey island and the mainland pic by Han
Oue first stop was here
1920s built and still strong
Lovely timber floors
Verendah for the white planters
Large landscaped lawns
See the nice hot weather
Carey island ''beach''
Its like being in the middle east
Thank god for the sea breeze.
After really hydrating ourselves at the beach ,we headed to our last stop of the Mah Meri village.
The Arts and Crafts/ Cultural center
Not so authentic as this is mainly for toursit
Further down the road we met this guy. now this is authentic.
Master craftsman hard at work. Very nice guy.
Across the road was the weaving centre for women. The wood carving in only done by the men.
Curing the leaves.
A place to rest,work and eat. This is the real village life.
No playstation for this boys. A simpler life but harder though.
After visiting all this places we rode to Klang for a late lunch and then made our way home.
From the time the ride started to one hour after reaching home i drank 5 liters of water and that was just to replace the water lost due to the heat.
The ride was good and interesting and the guys were a good bunch and many new friendships were made.
Now we have to plan for KMS 4 ...suggestions ??