Located approximately 20 minutes outside of Bandar Hilir (depending on traffic), Pantai Klebang is popular stretch of Melaka beach, known for its delicious coconut shakes and food truck businesses. It is also the site of some extensive, albeit photogenic, land reclamation.
I had taken my nephew Kimi and niece Lily to Tanjung Tuan Recreational Forest for MNS’ annual Raptor Watch event with the promise of a day at the beach. After a short hike we arrived to find that the tide was out. That was the beginning of our discoveries….
After three days spent counting raptors at Tanjung Tuan, the MNS birders I volunteered with suggested I return for Raptor Watch. As it’s the kind of thing I thought my nephew and niece would enjoy, I roped them in for the ride.
After many missed opportunities, I finally fulfilled a lifelong ambition – counting raptors at Tanjung Tuan.
Richard and U-Chen were meant to meet at KL Sentral at 10am to catch the train to Putrajaya, where I would pick them up for the drive down to Melaka. I was expecting to hear from them as soon as they were on board the train but hadn’t so at 10.30am I messaged them both to no response. Coupled with the haze and threat of rain, I wondered if Melaka would happen at all.
When your galpal is back from Paris for a visit and 2 other girlfriends have just celebrated a birthday, what else could it call for than a girlie getaway.
Melaka may be Malaysia’s most historic city but it has enjoyed a creative scene that is vibrant, exciting and recognised even by its local government. Here’s just a small sample of some of the street art I’ve spotted in its narrow alleyways and along the riverside over the years.