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After our first visit to Lubok Cina to meet the Ling’s family, Kok-Liang, Tracy, Wee-Peng, Patrick, Meng-Hong and I left the place and drove back to the town of Melaka. It was 4:00 pm in the afternoon and we were starving. Since Pengkalan Balak is not far from there, we headed to the beach and look for some local food.
The town was lively in the afternoon when we arrived. Just at the corner of the street to the beach, we found a Malay food stall with many diners. In fact, we didn’t have many options as it was Hari Raya; many Malay-operated shops were close for business. We parked our car and had a meal there. Nevertheless, the food was yummy especially the cucur udang (in Malay: mixture of prawn fritters with fried tofu, cucumber and others ingredients topped with wonderful peanut sauce). Many customers ordered the dish too.
After the meal, Patrick and Meng-Hong who drove in a car returned to town for dinner with their family. They left but the rest of us stayed for sightseeing at the beach. There is a Turtle Sanctuary Centre not far from where we ate. It took us some time to drive and locate it however was already closed after 4:00 pm when we found the centre. Without disappointment, we walked along the rocky beach, then sat under the trees and enjoyed the scenery of the seaside and the life of typical fishing village:
We had a very good time at Pengkalan Balak. Thanks to Kok-Liang, Tracy, Wee-Peng, Patrick, Meng-Hong for their company. May all beings be happy.
When I told Kok-Liang that I was looking for a nice beach to shoot beautiful sunset last Sunday, he suggested me to travel to the north of Melaka and made me a generous offer by giving me a ride. Initially we checked the time, weather, tide and everything was good. However, due to some unforeseen circumstances (Wee-Peng), we could not make it in time for the sunset.
Nevertheless, Kok-Liang insisted that we could check the place up first. The both of us traveled all the way north to Masjid Tanah town, made a turn to Tanjung Bidara and headed further north to Pengkalan Balak, and it took us 40 minutes drive from Melaka to arrive in Pantai Pengkalan Lama (pantai in Malay means beach), which was night time when we reached.
Pantai Pengkalan Balak is a Malay fishing village located between Melaka town and Port Dickson. It is 10 minutes drive from another famous beach, Tanjung Bidara which shares the magnificent sweep of the state’s coastline. Along the beach, there are many chalets built providing overnight shelters for locals as well as foreigners.
We didn’t spend much time there as it was too dark to find a good spot for future sunset shooting. After taking a short walk along the beach and enjoyed the night scenery of the fishing village, we traveled back to Melaka town. Thanks to Kok-Liang for taking me there and Pantai Pengkalan Balak would be a good spot to plan for my next sunset shooting.
Sharing some shots taken. May all beings be happy.