Monday, August 31, 2009

OUTSTATION - JB

Last week, SH was on outstation trip to JB. It's a business trip that he needs to do once in two or three months to meet up with his clients located in JB area. He has this love and hate feelings on outstation trip. He loves it as it takes him away from the office pressure for two or three days. He hates it as it's very tiring and the work pressure is still there when clients from KL call for updates on issues!

He always takes the flight to go to JB. However this time around, he decided to drive as he had to include a visit to a client in Pagoh that he had just acquired. So, I left immediately after Subuh armed with an overnight suitcase.

Along the way, after passing Tangkak he was excited as he saw Gunung Ledang from the highway. He pulled over and took this photo. It was only two weeks ago that he climbed Mount Kinabalu and he told himself that he was hanging the hiking shoes until next year. However, he must say that he misses his hiking activity and he just can't wait to resume it after Puasa.

Gunung Ledang from PLUS highway
This is really a mumbo jumbo entry and this blog has become a diary of of all SH's activities instead of hiking activity! Well, what to do, no outdoor activity during puasa month. He still does his exercise though , however it's restricted to gym work outs and he normally halves the routine. Instead of doing 30 mins of treadmill, he'd do 15. Instead of doing 3 sets of 15 sit ups, he'd do 2 sets, so on and so forth.
Anyway, SH finished his appointments early but he was so tired and not really in the mood to buy any 'juadah' for iftar. He decided to have his iftar with fast foods as below. A can of Milo drink, potato chips, chocolate and a bun from Deli France.

As for my dinner, SH went to Tepian Tebrau located near the new Thistle hotel. It's his third time coming to this hawkers centre. The funny thing is he always goes to the same stall, the first stall next to the signboard to have my ikan bakar.

Tepian Tebrau
Yummy ikan bakar and iced longan
And here too that SH discovered baby crab. It's served deep friend coated with flour. Very nice and crunchy. For the first two occasions, he ate it with the company of a friend/boss and this time around he ate alone and he ordered the same serving of baby crab. After having too much of it, he felt as though he was eating 'cekodok' with crab favor. He He He!

Baby crab

10 comments:

John Iverson said...

I always wanted to go to Ledang... can you take me there? thanks for all your kind words... By the way, your trip is nice

The Author said...

can also... must plan for enough peole for one car, then it's worth it... i want to go there again, kalau boleh nak naik Sagil dan turun Asahan... tapi memang tak boleh... kalau kereta kat Sagil meti turun kat Sagil... kalau trip naik bas memang boleh... i'll update you...

Anonymous said...

hahahah...it's true, most muslim hikers would hang their hiking shoe untill end of raya! btw, to thing:
1. very nice pic. the first pic, the one that you took with ledang at the back. d Ledang not so clear tho, but the perspective of the river and the trees at the river bank, the image of the tree int he water...NICE!
2. hahahahah..u were making me lough! cekodok with crab flavor?come on...deep fried baby crab is a nice, sedap meal! dun downgraded it as cekodok only!

n please let me know if u r going to ledang again. i would like to join u. i'll email u personally later on my email add. chow....

The Author said...

Anonymous - rasa mual lah banyak makan baby crab. banyak sangat tepung, sebab tu rasa macam cekodok ketam?? Pasal G Ledang, definitely I'll go there again... maybe in March next year as part of the preparations to go to The Pinnacles...

DrSam said...

reserve and conserve the energy in this holy month and then continue with the more exciting adventure later.

There is acces to the mountain from Sagil as well?

The Author said...

DrSam - yes, there's access via Sagil. It's more popluar, I believe...

Anonymous said...

really?going to the pinnacle??? count me in!!!!

::: ReActivate ::: said...

::: askm bro the author [huhu] salam Ramadan & belated salam merdeka as well.. tak sangka bro akan 'bersara' from hiking until next year.. betul ker nih? the reason? as long you happy its fine to me.. by the way, whether its a mumbo jumbo, i think its great to see a different side of you sometimes, 'selalu' pon ok gak nih [hehehe].. i love to read bro.

::: i remembered last time i went to gunung ledang, i used asahan for starting point to climb.. tapi perjalanan ke atas melalui asahan boring ler.. too quiet: no sound of cengkerik, hard to find water, too dark & scary.. tiba2 teringat cerita pontianak masa tuh [hehe] to add more, the renjer told us we can hear tiger's roar if we r lucky.. thats scary.. apa2pon itulah dinamakan adventure kan..

::: bro, pic gunung ledang tuh very beautiful.. i missed gunung ledang so much bila tengok pic di sini.. kat highway pon selalu nampak.. mcm dengar lagu raya sudirman.. sayu jeerr tengok.. anyway, sedap tul saya tengok babycrab tuh.. menggiurkan [huhu] time tengahari nih..

~ salam Ramadan bro, selamat berbuka.. thank u bro for the comment.. i appreciate it so much..

The Author said...

reactivate: thank you for the comment, good tip. will not use Asahan then. via Sagil is more like mini Mt. Kinabalu, there are rock surfaces and lots of steps...

Azlan said...

bro, still interested to climb Mt Yong Yap? if you still interested, you can contact me through my email which i put at my blog. btw, Mt ledang via sagil, i'm also likes the idea. Nice view & nice track.