For those who do not know, Kruzer usually alternates between an overnight trip and a day trip as the months go by. So having had an overnight trip to Kruzer’s favorite spot – Fraser’s Hill – in January, it means that there will be a day trip in the next month, which is February.
Well, this is not always the case. There are some instances where we miss a month because of big holidays like Christmas etc, or when we try to plan our overnight trips over weekend public holidays i.e. our upcoming overnight trip to Banding in April instead of March.
So back to our day trip in February:
07:30am – 7 Bikes and 13 people arrived at GP Esso. Most seemed to be in good spirits, filled with buzz and anticipation.
About half an hour or so, we moved off from GP Esso and headed to our first “feeding ground”.
Unlike the breakfast venues I’ve been to, Bale Equestrian & Country Club provides a picturesque view of lush greenery and tranquility. Facing the equestrian field and having a sumptuous breakfast while having the place to ourselves in complete serenity – you can say that it is one of the best breakfast I’ve ever had.
Before we could digest our very hearty breakfast, it was time to move off to our next destination – Malacca.
Continuing with our journey, I decided to take some on-the-go shots to kill some boredom. That’s when I spotted Greg doing the “Look Mum, No Hands!” act. Please kids, don’t try this at home. And fellow riders, don’t “Monkey See, Monkey Do!”
Finally at about 1pm thereabouts, we arrived at Malacca Town. Riding through the congested roads of Malacca is never easy, especially when you are traveling in a big group in the hot sun.
Fortunately, we managed to make our way to our lunch venue without anyone getting lost. The dense cloud over and slight drizzle also made the weather cool for us to ride in.
Within an hour or two, the skies finally gave way to showers of rain, leaving us sitting along the corridor of a shophouse to wait.
When the skies started clearing up and the rain evolved into a drizzle, we made our way to Shah’s Beach Resort for tea.
At this point, you must be wondering why the frequent food stops. Well, that’s what R.E.S trips are – Rest, Eat, Slack – in which this sequence can be permutated in various number of sequences before heading home.
Actually, our purpose of having tea at Shah’s Beach Resort was to kill some time before Cliff’s Sunset Retreat opens at 5:30PM.
But arriving at 5:15PM, we were surprised to see that the place was closed. (Usually they open earlier than 5:30PM) Unwavering and determined, we decided to wait until 5:30PM to see if our favorite hangout place in Malacca would open for business.
Our fears turned to joy when one of the staff opened the gate minutes before 5:30PM. After which, we spared no hesitation in making ourselves comfortable.
The calm waters reflecting the colors of the nearing sunset certainly calms the soul, and provide a beautiful and romantic setting for our dinner.
Apart from dinner, we also threw Kelvin a surprise birthday celebration! (Happy Birthday Kelvin!)
Though we arrived back in Singapore at about midnight, it sure was fun to go on a ride with good company and good food. No doubt, we can Rest, Eat, and Slack in Singapore. But it’s the journey that ultimately soothes the itchy rums of our riders, and the jaunts in a foreign lands that make it ever more exciting.
And having said that, I enjoyed myself today. You know what, my stomach can vouch for that.