Jan 10, 2013

Gold Coast Morib Travelogue : It is us at Bukit Jugra & Jipun Char KueyTeow (Day 1-11 Aug 2012)

"A trip to Gold Coast Morib, what do ya think?"
That was the first question popped by an old collegemate of mine. Talking about the old times back in Tunku Abdul Rahman College, it has been 4 years since I last saw them. I blame it on the speed of time that ages each and every one of us. I guess it was time for nine of us to go for a trip and have our little bonding session.

The Sleepy Dudes
Breakfast in sleepy mode

Our day started with an early meet up, where 9 of us in 2 cars conjured for a brief breakfast session at Restaurant Ful Lai in Kuchai Lama. I had my breakfast at Kashmir Cafe with my tanner half so basically I watched these sleepy guys had their breakfast.

Overlooking the River Langat winding its way to the sea

I specially requested to try out the famous beggar chicken from Restaurant Bukit Jugra in Banting for lunch. However, luck wasn't on our side as our dear organiser did not make 3-day booking in advance. Nonetheless, we made a little winding trip up to Bukit Jugra and managed to catch this beautiful horizon.

The Freshly Made Pedicure
The ever welcoming blanket of green

The sun was considerably merciful on us near noon. The random breeze made it all sweeter. All of us were delighted at the promising view that welcomed us at the top of the hill. While some were busy shooting away, some were enjoying the warmth sitting on the soft blanket of grass. As for me, I did both!
The Fallen Leaves
The fallen leaf on Bukit Jugra

Little did I know that one can actually paraglide from Bukit Jugra too! Not until I started to google about Bukit Jugra as I was writing this post. Come to think of it, that flat ground surrounding the white house makes a perfect landing for paragliding activities. I should try this one day :)

The Jugra Posers II
8 of us here, then where is the 9th?

9 of us came here in 2 cars. Look at those happy faces! I trust that they enjoyed this little detour as much as I do. It would be perfect with beggar chicken but oh well! At a spur moment, one of us decided to replicate this photo of "You are the apple of my eyes" movie. Little do I know what is this movie about but I just played along. It was fun but the photo did not quite come out well.

Replication failed!

After awhile, some of them got bored and decided to walk down the slope on slippers. I was terrified by the idea of missing a step yet I had to catch up! Though it was fun, every step I took was beyond the  usual gingerness.

The Jump!
The Rock-and-Roll Jump

The slope winded to this nicely brick-parqueted flat ground where we did our little rock-and-roll jump! Well, it wasn't themed until the moment I started to write about it just because I did look like a rocker :p
Guess I need to train my jumping more.

Titanic Replication
The brokeback Titanic scene

I must say, these friends of mine are cute in their own ways. Funny, outgoing, and young (I hope so!). They just know how to have fun and I am always happy around them. Hee, clubbing too! Oh, by the way, the man in white was the organiser of this trip, Bernard, and the man in blue pants was my driver of this trip, Will :) Both are single and available!

Seven of Us!
More and more group pictures!

Before we left, we did a final group shoot. Ah, it did bring back some good memories; those times when we were young and naive, playful and mischievous.

The Solitary White House
How this huge white house became a miniature from the top of Bukit Jugra

On the way down from Bukit Jugra, we crossed path with this white house again. I had no idea how high is Bukit Jugra above sea level, but from the top of Bukit Jugra it was like a mini toy house. Nature does have a way on things eh?

The Organiser with Ma Chai
The organiser, Bernard with Aki on left and Fei on right

It took us an hour plus to reach this particular char kuey teow shop in Banting, named Jipun Char Kuey Teow, located at Jalan Beringin, off Banting’s main road. It was supposed to dark and moist char kuey teow but what I had on my table was this plate of dry and dark char kuey teow with my cup of unsweetened cold barley.

Jipun Style Char Kuey Teow
Dry and almost bland Jipun char kuey teow

For what I read about this supposedly wet Jipun char kuey teow and what I had tasted myself, consistency was one thing that was missing. Let's not talk about presentation for this RM3 char kuey teow, the taste was mainly eating black soy sauce itself and the noodle was dry and sticky. It was not spicy, not salty but bitter; the kuey teow was less oily (which was good, health wise), it seemed to be the wrong kuey teow selection. Overall, this was really bad.

Oh well, guess that is part and parcel of food hunting.

Signing off,


  1. HiTomi,

    Great post!

    Fun photos, the Rock'N Roll jump is full of energy!

    I think the food photos and your narrative on all the yummy food caused me to gain a few Kg. - then maybe it was that doughnut I had this morning.

    Great post, lots of fun.

    More please!


    1. My boyfriend teased me that my jumping skill needs lots of improvement. Evil him lol! I passed it off as Rock n Roll :)

      The food wasn't that spectacular. So I presume it would be your greediness that contributed to the few Kgs :p


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