Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Putrajaya Joy Ride on a Beautiful Morning of 19 May 2013

A total of 24 riders participated in this event on 19 May 2013. I was very happy to receive such an encouraging response despite it was a last minute decision to call for one.
My neighbour Tey & the family were there too, welcome thy neighbour. I am happy that they are  still enjoying the sport after my sweet persuasion and I am sure they got no regret.
Melody from Hong Kong for the first time cycling in Malaysia with her new Dahon Expresso. Initially I was a bit worry about her endurance but after when she started to ride I was sure she can complete the ride in fact she enjoyed it very much. We hope to see her again for our future events.
The rest of the cyclists were our regular friends from My Cyclist Friends group and here we were heading to Precinct 8 for breakfast.
 The breakfast was good and essential.

 The roads in Putrajaya is pretty safe during the weekends .... though there are lesser vehicles on the road children is required to be guided at all time.

After a short ride on public road we were then cruising at the lakeside of beautiful Putrajaya.
Preparing ourselves for a group photo what a beautiful back drop.
Hiding under the shade and taking a breather.

This another interesting spot of Putrajaya.
White sandy beach & picnic.

Pullman Lakeside Hotel and its charm...

The heat was getting unpleasant and we slowly roll back in a single obedient line.
11.45am - Ride completed & satisfied.
 For a simple and quick lunch at Umai D lake cafe next to the Monument.

By 1.00pm all were done and we parted our separate way home..... 

That's all folks & hope to see you all again for another ride.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Yong Tat Seafood Restaurant @ Kg. Teluk Gong, Perlabuhan Klang

From Setiawangsa to Yong Tat is a bit far away but for the love of food and for a special occasion I do not mind. Sorry I missed the chance to capture the Lala Fried Bihun it was kind of unique and was delicious, most customers have it on their tables.
Fresh steamed prawns - super juicy and tasty 
Steamed fresh La La clams - the clams were meticulously placed on the plate steam with Chinese wine , fine slices of ginger, chilli padi and I tell you you must try this....just don't leave this place without this.
I like this roasted free range (kampung) chicken perfectly roasted crispy on the skin and juicy in the inside...mmmm yummy.
Marmite fried crabs - though the crabs were not really big but they were fresh and the taste was awesome.
Steamed Soon Hong (顺风鱼) fish - simple yet scrumptious.
These baby squids was intriguing, fresh and deliciously chewy.....
Oyster omelette was a disappointment the oysters were too small and it was like mere eating a fried plain egg omelette.
Mushroom was the closest dish for a vegetable selection.
The special occasion was a birthday celebration for Yun Nee & Happy Birthday to her. Thanks for the wonderful & interesting seafood dinner.

Yong Tat Seafood Restaurant (榮達海鲜餐室)
Jalan Telok Gong
Kg. Teluk Gong
Port Klang
GPS : 2.947354,101.38022

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My First Time Cycling to Titi, Jelebu Negeri Sembilan

The group Photo on this day of 24 May 2013.
 The preparation at Hulu Langat for a ride to Titi, Negeri Sembilan starting from Batu 18, Hulu Langat which is estimated to be a distance of 92km.

 After a distance of 10km of cycling we reached a "T" junction and took a brief breather.

 I always like cycling along this route it's so refreshing with lesser vehicles (especially lorries) as compared to Genting Sempah.

 At last we reached the state border between Selangor & Negeri Sembilan, a place popularly known as Perez (officially is Peras). Initially I thought that was the end of the ride for this stretch and will head back to the "T" junction to ride on to the other side of it. I was wrong and had to proceed beyond the border to Titi. I took the challenge and making my first crossing beyond this border to a town called Titi.

3 said back to Batu 18 but the rest said "this way to Titi".
 The initial ride from Perez to Titi was the best and most enjoyable it has a long roll of downhill at times capturing a maximum speed of 53km/hr. I had the thought of what will happen when we come back on this slope. I was the last one in our group everyone were waiting for me at this place and I thought it was good to have a rest here. Unfortunately no and had to proceed with the pedalling as everyone were hungry and thinking of the noodle at Titi. Pretty unfair though they waited and rested but not me.....

 Some of the attractions along my ride to Titi.

My first visit to Titi.
I met these cute Malay boys they were such friendly and sporting kids...

 The town of Titi  is a simple and quiet place comprising mostly single storey shops. There is hardly any shop more than 3 storey ...kind of a dwarfed town. Hakka is the main dialect so if you can speak this lingo you are at home.

One of the 2 shops we visited for food, this shop sells kueh kuih and amazingly there are so many types. Obviously we were fascinated by the spread so colourful .... buy buy buy and eat eat eat eat. After all we were hungry.
 Suddenly this town was invaded by helmeted people and patronising their thing for sure the people in Titi are absolutely friendly.

 The colour and variety of these snack foods are truly amazing some of them cannot be seen in Kuala Lumpur. The selling price is RM0.60 per piece and the portion is generous.

  Mike & Siew Kheong just couldn't wait to try the snacks....
This was the shop we chose for our break.
 My cyclist friends were enjoying the delicious foods and drinks. We had a good time chatting and sharing our love for cycling. 

My pick for the day. Yummy and satisfying.
As I have said the people in this town are very friendly, not only they served us noodles the lady boss helped us to arrange for a truck.
Within minutes this comfortable vehicle came answering our prayers.
Four bicycles were loaded safely secured and ready to ferry four senior riders....

These were the four who opted for an easier way out for the difficult stage i.e. Titi to Perez. We were very proud of this alternative plan ....brilliant isn't !!!! After all, we just want to have fun and I respect the rest who took the challenge.
Kenneth helping Daniella with her flat tyre.
A patch that did not work for her and had to abort her ride shortly after leaving Titi. Watch out for this Iron Lady she will surely be back.
My salute to these cyclists taking the ultimate challenge to cycle back the toughest route.
Tony our saviour who made easy our 23km ride from Titi to Perez. Thank you Tony (we will be back on July for your durian). We have another 22km ride back to Hulu Langat Batu 18 but mostly downhill ..... how wonderful.....

Beautiful Titi ..... I shall return.