Today my original destination was Teluk Intan, about 35km away, which should be an easy day, so I gave myself an extra hour sleep and get ready by 8am. The morning sky in Sabak Bernam was covered with dark cloud & started to rain, after 2 days of hot sun ride, I thought today maybe I could have a SPA treaties 🙂
Finishing a KL priced, lousy tasteless wonton mee, I’m heading out the town. The rain getting bigger & bigger, there’s no sign of slowing down at any rate, but I kinda enjoy riding in rain except on and off a few bastard drivers splash water when they speed passing me. Look like JPJ’s efforts to educate drivers to behave nicely & respect others road users was a complete failure.
Resting at Shell station, completely soaked in rain.
The petrol boy later convinced me to attack Setiawan instead of Teluk Intan,
a) if I went to Teluk Intan, tomorrow I need to back track the same road about 9km to reach the Setiawan junction;
b) the distance is 59km and now is 9am, given my previous days experiences, should ok fine, maybe a bit late arrives.
So…decision made, target reset => Setiawan.
That changes turn out a good decision, though the last 2 hours was pretty tough due to hot temperature, I just have to make more frequent stop for drinks.
I don’t understand, from the business POV, who would have invest such an oversized restaurant in the middle of nowhere?
2 hours riding into nothing but endless palm trees, I found this Tiong Mutiara Restaurant. It is 11am++, worried after this point there maybe no more food stall in another 2 hours, I had my early lunch here. I ordered nasi lemak with fry egg & veggy, plus a teh-O ais cost me RM3.20. Good deal 🙂
Yummy nasi lemak
A true life saver 🙂 cendol pulut, RM1.50
Pulut is the sticky rice added into ordinary cendol. It not only quench your thirst but also fill your stomach.
You can find many stall selling drinks up to Kg. Kota Setia, after that basically there’s nothing until Batu 14 Lekir or Kg. Sungai Tiram, got to make sure you brought enough water with you. The final 8km from Kg. Batu Lapan Lekir to Setiawan was an easy ride, once you enter Kg. Koh, go straight all the way until you saw the sign “Yaohan Hotel” on top of an 3 storey end lot building. If travel from Kg. Koh, this is the first hotel in sight. RM50/room, air-cond, attached bathroom, TV, bike-in-lobby. Yaohan was pretty old & cleanliness ok. If you skipped Yaohan, go further down the road, there’s a junction point you to Lumut, turn left, you should find at least 5 newer hotel in different class at your choice. There’s a Tesco at the edge of the town too, beyond Tesco everything gone back to palm trees 🙂
Once in a glorious time, Yaohan hotel