Melaka To Mersing 2-2-2011

Captain_Slash

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Joined
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Bikes
BMW 310GS Honda Wave 125 Honda MSX 125
2 Feb 2011

The route 5, 50, 3

Total distance 246 km

I leave Melaka and its an okay ride along the 5 but nothing interesting to photo
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At N01.51.818 E102.57.534 I stop here for breakfast
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A samba chicken for 55 Baht, this is Indian Muslim food and it was very nice
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Along the 50 it rains occasionally, heavy for a very short spell then quickly clears up
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Just down the road and its as dry as a bone, some good bends along here
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Theres a lot of water laying around along this road
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Its looking a bit wet over the hills
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A lot of heavy traffic along this road today and I wasnt going to stand there all day to get this picture without any tin boxes in it, as you can see some good curves
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Some serious flooding here
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The water is just flowing in through the trees plus wherever the river is, I cant see the river, its under water
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Rain, good scenery and a twisty road, I get them all today
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The flooding just gets worse
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Only the roof of this building is showing
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The flooding doesnt want to be much higher than that
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I take a left signposted to Mersing, the road sign says its the 3 but my gps finds no number for it, whatever the number its a real good fun road.
I ride until I reach the 3, turn left and ride to Mersing
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I check in here, they only have one room left for 200 Baht
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N02.25.863 E103.50.193
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A comfortable double bed and a fan
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The very friendly Muslim Lady on the desk tells me to bring my bike inside and park it at the bottom of the stairs
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Walking around town I spot this, KFC by another name
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About 200 metres further along and its the real thing
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But this sign catches my eye and needs exploring, the Swiss owners turn up and tell me that they open at 18.00 hours so I go for a further walk and return then
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N02.25.903 E103.50.219
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180 Baht for this vegetarian pizza that was very filling and quite nice, my LP book listed a different place as doing a nice pizza but they were 100 Baht more expensive for the same meal so they shit out on my custom.

Get the gdb file here http://www.captainslash.com/melaka-to-mersing/
 

Captain_Slash

Community Manager
Joined
Jun 28, 2011
Bikes
BMW 310GS Honda Wave 125 Honda MSX 125
No Phil I had a brand new Lonely Planet book to glean most of my info from so I already knew where I was heading, some of the accommodation places I stayed at were on the gps and I used that to guide me in but often they were not listed on it
 
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