“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life...” - Mark Twain
|(Dark sky all the way to the north...)|
The weather is not always perfect for riding but who's complaining...
The bikers gang met at Sungai Buluh R&R around 0630 and started riding around 0700. Met with a few more bikers at Simpang Pulai. A few bikes already crossed the border a day earlier and will be waiting for us in Danok.
Border crossing at Bukit Kayu Hitam was fast. We had lunch at Danok and rode to Hatyai from there, We reached Hatyai early. After checked-in at Grand Plaza Hotel, some of the gang decided to take a tuk-tuk to the floating market and spent an hour watching the crowd. The floating market was crowded with tourists as well as the locals. There were variety of halal food being sold from the boats. There was also a live band entertaining the crowd.
Dinner was sizzling seafood at a restaurant, a walking distance from our hotel. Later we had a round of foot massage and later at night, a full body massage. Teh tarik followed later after midnight at a nearby warung.
The next morning we checked out at noon. After border crossing we had our lunch at Joe Cendul restaurant. On the way to KL, starting from the Kuala Kangsar exit, there was a massive traffic jam caused by a broken-down bus near the Manora tunnel. A biker met with an accident and the rest of us took a break at Mydin Jelapang and waited for him to settle the police report and arrange for transportation to bring the bike back to KL.
It was almost 0200 in morning when we finally split ways and rode back home...
|(The gang cramped into a tuk-tuk...)|
|(Hatyai Floating Market...)|
|(Checking the directory to get around...)|
|(A variety of food to choose from...)|
|(Dinner at a seafood restaurant in Hatyai...)|
|(Riders checking their bikes...)|
|(All geared up and ready to ride home...)|
|(Unfortunate accident near Kuala Kangsar exit...)|
|(The bikers gang...)|
(Date: 6 - 7 April, 2013)
Total Mileage: 1,050 km
Route Taken: KL - Bukit Kayu Hitam - Hatyai
Bikers gang: Mus/Mun, Din/Yati, Munawar/Ros, Fadli/Joana, Diami/Ani, Chon, Tawfik, Rozlan, Ayami, Aa'la, Sham and Syed