Thursday, November 25, 2010

The Lims Make A Random Trip to Kuala Selangor

This holiday is rapidly shaping up to become a 'Cuti-cuti Malaysia' one!
First my trip to Penang with the girls and David, and next a random road trip to Kuala Selangor, and my dad's suddenly got this hankering for driving around. So we're probably headed up north - Penang (AGAIN!), Terengganu (more beaches, hallelujah! But no bikini cos the Terengganu people mught stone me or something) - and onwards to the east coast and then back to KL.

But first, pics of Kuala Selangor!
 Blue skies, clear roads, and palm trees as far as the eye can see. Gorgeous.

 First stop: Bukit Malawati! Cos my dad said we had to see the lighthouse, apparently it's super awesome or something.

 It's just a lighthouse -___-
Visitors aren't even allowed in!

 The place is very well-fortified, though. Apparently when the Dutch first landed on Malayan soil, they landed here and then made their way to Melaka.

 We were like SUPER excited when we saw this! "Oooh oooh red cannon! So cute!" 
Upon closer inspection, though, it turned out to be a foam fire extinguisher on wheels, imported from the UK and used in Malaysia from 1840 to 1950. And I thought that the current blue one we use is unwieldy!

Oh, and there are monkeys EVERYWHERE. I took a gajillion pics of those monkeys, but because they weren't really in a photo-taking mood, I ended up with a gajillion pictures of monkey-shaped blurs. Except for this one. I really like how they both seem to be watching out for each other. They are REALLY ugly though. Even for monkeys.
 After taking all those monkey pictures, we got hungry! So we headed for the river, with its abundance of seafood restaurants.

Pretty! The expanse of water and sky is just.. whoa. Definitely not something I see very often.

 Ginormous prawn keropok muahaha. Don't jealous.

 My dad saw this boat from a distance and waited by the rail of the restaurant to snap a picture! I couldn't be arsed, stuffing my face with aforementioned prawn keropok. I'm glad my dad was so enthusiastic, cos this is an awesome pic! I've never even been close to a boat like this before. It's almost like something from a movie.

 And the food arrived, yay! Due to allergies and cholesterol within the family, we didn't order crabs or prawns which is like suuper wtf la ok T_____T I was like "CRAA - *sigh* ok, sotong can or not?"


 Yum, the most awesome sotong EVER. Seriously. Calamari at its best. Crunchy, crispy, delicately-flavoured, oh my GOD. I ate half the plate on my own.
Sharing? Whazzat?

 After eating, we surveyed the small town and decided to drive along this road and see where we end up!
After going past a whole bunch of wooden houses, separated by wooden boardwalks that looked on the verge of collapsing, we arrived at the end of the road. And decided to take pictures!
 My brother, the amateur model, and my dad fully utilising his iPhone.

 My mum couldn't be arsed to get out of the car into the hot sun, just to take pictures.

 Ooops, caught in the act!
I was wondering why my dad was laughing like a hyena, but didn't know why til he showed me the picture. -___-

 On our way back from Kuala Selangor, we saw a sign that said Beach. I can't remember the name of the beach, oops. Not a fabulous one, rather dirty and rocky, but still! A beach with sea water and a sea breeze!

Look at that glorious blue sky.
Thank you for the fantastic weather, weather gods.

Btw, none of these pictures have been photoshopped. So if the sky looks brilliantly blue, it's because it really was that blue!


aisya said...

bestnya boleh jalan2..
x macam sy, syg sgt kat ukm.. sampai xnak tinggalkan ukm langsung...