After the tiring 5 days cooped in Institut Pendidikan Guru Kampus Bahasa Antarabangsa in Lembah Pantai (which is SO near the Midvalley, by the way), the MBMMBI course ended. Initially, Kakak was persuading me to go to Bukit Tinggi with her to take care Rifqi since Abang Zam was said to have a convention in KL. However, I can’t committed to that because I still didn’t know whether there would be any activities held in the school. Turned out that there wasn’t any activities held on that Saturday; so off I proceeded with plan to Lumut for beach retreat just to de-stress myself! Yeay!
We arrived at Blue Bay Resort which came with affordable price and went out for sunset scenery and seafood savouring. Subhanallah, the scenery was really peaceful and mesmerising! Went to a so-called famous place in Lumut called “Medan Ikan Bakar” which was situated near the famous Marina Cove Resort as well as opposite the man-made island Marina Pangkor. On whole, the food were alright – the same “Siakap 3 Rasa”, “Kailan Ikan Masin”; and of course my favourite “Sotong Goreng Tepung” or deep fried calamari. Still, those delicacies are no where to beat those in Bagan Lalang – or perhaps because we didn’t choose their special menus! But anyway, the consolation would definitely be the breathtaking sunset view, I say!
After that, just roamed around Lumut and visited the so-called hotspots there such as Lumut Waterfront & also did had a peekaboo to the man-made island Marina Pangkor and it’s arch-like curved bridge. Karaoke at a place in Titi Panjang and called it a night.
The next day on Sunday, roamed around the Lumut town and also to Teluk Batik- a famous beach spot in Lumut. The sea was very tempting! Why I said that? The waves were subtly strong and the weather was nice with breeze breathed upon your face. Ahhhh… such a heavenly place, I could tell! Too bad I didn’t bring any wet-piece (my heart was yearning to go jumping into the sea!). It was a therapeutic moment to savour these creations of God SWT. Maybe it’s because I am a Penangite; so the sun and sea are like my ‘thangs’… I felt totally soothed and calmed by these elements. I love the idea of a live near the sea and Lumut is kinda cool. Reminds me of Penang!
On the way back, we purposely dropped by at Kuala Kangsar; just to savour the delicious food especially its Kuala Kangsar’s Laksa! I can tell you as an avid fan of Laksa, the one in Kuala Kangsar is the best laksa I’ve ever taste -even better than my Nothern hommies – Northern Asam Laksa! The laksa itself was thick but soft; and was very fulfilling once in your mouth. Got that sensation? Go there and try! And coincidentally, we arrived around lunch time; so of course it was impossible to miss the luncheon at Sayong Riverfront, aite? With its typical Malay cuisine comprising of “Sambal belacan”, “udang masak merah” & “ikan keli bakar” (roasted catfish) and of course cockles; stomachs were immensely FULL! Alhamdulillah!
Performed Zohor prayer at the Moroccan-inspired architectural Ubudiah Mosque situated at the nearby Bukit Chandan; and I couldn’t stop being in awe for its beautiful and soothing landscape. I always like mosques – they boast exquisite interior and exterior designs and there’s always an infinite aura in them that make you feel so at home. Planned to see the historical keris of “Taming Sari” (the legendary keris of Hang Tuah which was bestowed to him by Sultan of Malacca and now is in possession of Perak Sultanate as the latter is descended direct from the genealogical line of the former!) at Muzium Sultan Azlan Shah but prove to no avail as the exhibition ended quite long ago. Sigh….! So, around 3.00 O’clock, pushed off back home to Central Region.
On whole, it was a nice therapeutic “Cuti-Cuti Malaysia” for me. Although it was tiring, but certainly I had nice time visiting great tourism places in my Motherland, Malaysia. There are so many good spots and new places in Malaysia to enrich my knowledge and cultural sentiment horizons. What are you waiting for? Explore Malaysia y’all!