Thursday, August 7, 2008

Lobsters anyone?

Meet the "Fork-less" - Giant Halfway

Testing my new Topeak Touring system on an old Brompton. British WW2 Machine Gun bunker

Impressive brand new Immigration Building at Tg Pengilih, Johor

Big Pat on plush Big Apples

Idyllic coastal views - note huge container ships on horizon

Local competition on the road
My Perth friends, Pat & Justina's visit once again provided the perfect reason to do an overseas day ride to Sungei Rengit, South Malaysia. A one hour ferry ride saw 8 of us foldies arrive in the spanking new impressive Immigration Building at Pengerrang. What a surprise welcome we got when the Malaysian Tourism people were there, all excited to see us and insisted on our group photo. Who knows, we may very well be famous one day in some tourism brochure?
It was truly a Folder Meet. 4 Dahons, Giant Halfway, Brompton, Tikit and a Birdy Monocoque made for a delightful melange. I've done this 17km coastal ride too many times but I never get tired of it. Blessed with cloudy skies, breezy winds, empty roads, quaint villages and great company, the day was memorable.
Our target was a Lobster lunch for which Sungei Rengit is famous for. We ate at Beautiful Village Seafood Restaurant and the Black Pepper Lobster was delicious beyond description. Together with 6 other courses and drinks, it worked out to be US$15 each. Very reasonable indeed considering the lobster made up 2/3 of the total bill, with an auspicious red table cloth included.

Black Pepper delights
We are planning an over-nighter next month which will coincide with the Pasar Malam (night markets). Lobsters anyone?
* Every 4th and 18th are Pasar Malam days. Plenty of local fare and shopping.

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