June 27, 2008

Of Melaka and Genting

Peluang melawat ke Melaka tempoh hari tidak mungkin aku lepaskan, memandangkan telah lama tersimpan hasrat untuk menjengah sendiri sisa kekayaan kota Hang Tuah itu. Ternyata perjalanan kurang dua jam dari Kuala Lumpur bersama Khairil terasa singkat malah terisi dengan cerita-cerita seronoknya sewaktu di sekolah penerbangan dulu. Aku pasti, dia pun turut gembira untuk kembali semula ke Melaka. “You’ll see a small plane flying over the city when we get there. I use to fly that.”

Tak sah kunjungan ke Melaka kalau tak melawat kota A’Famosanya. Hmm… I thought it was bigger though. Satu lagi kes cliché like the one of the National Monument (bukan Kak Memon yer). Picture can be very deceiving.

Peluh mula menitik dek kehangatan hari, tapi penjelajahan perlu diteruskan. Destinasi seterusnya ialah tinggalan gereja lama di puncak bukit St. Paul, Christ Chruch dan Stadhuys building. You can never miss that brightly red colored building complex from afar. Teruja aku melihat deretan beca yang sarat dengan bunga-bungaan bewarna cerah. Yang mana hendak dikagumi dulu? The beca or the bunga? Or shall I say the state of the art sound system installed in the beca? I think they should play the visit Malaysia tunes instead of Hurry Up by Che’nelle.

Its claim to be the latest tourist attraction in Melaka; the Taming Sari, the revolving-observation-you-can-never-be-wrong-of-it’s-size tower. Pengalaman 7 minit di ketinggian 110 meter memang berbaloi dengan harga tiket yang dikenakan, provided that you are not height-freaks. Owh you can buy the portable 4 x 4 x 5 feet gazebo displayed at the tourist center just beside the tower. You can put it in your living room if you want to.

Did I mention about the Baba Nyonya’s asam pedas? Definitely a must try if you asked. And where to have it? If you answered at of the many authentic peranakan houses along the Jonker Street, then give yourself a well deserve 10 points, which I don’t quite have the chance to experience it myself. “Sorry we are close now. And no picture allowed,” said one lady dibalik pagar besi yang lengkap dengan kebaya nyonya nya. Mungkin di peluang lain, I have to come back…

“Jom ke Genting plak,” ajak Khairil. Satu perlawaan yang teramat bodoh untuk aku tolak. Menyeluk perkasam biar sampai ke pangkal lengan, aku dan Khairil terus saja ke kota lain yang sarat dengan keriangannya itu.

It was one trip that I shall never forget for the rest of my life. And for that I shall forever be thankful to Khairil. I really enjoyed the company. Where to next? Destination unknown…


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eqbalzack said...

lawa2 picnye nye....

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