I have managed to cut down the material from the bike ride Nicholas and I did from Bangkok to Singapore.
When I can get to some great bandwidth I’ll upload the HD version.
On July 12th 2009 Nicholas Ward and Adam Teale left Bangkok Thailand and rode their bicycles south through Thailand and Malaysia, and after 2100km and nearly a month of riding, made it to Singapore
Here it is via Vimeo:
Dude, where’s my Jakkayarn? from Adam Teale on Vimeo.
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So close to Singapore! Nearly the home stretch! That’s if can make it…
I am covered in some sort of bites, assuming them to be mosquito bites, but yes I’m not a doctor. Fingers crossed I don’t have dengue, n1h1, malaria or any other excellent disease.
We said goodbye to Steven and the Shirah’s guesthouse and continued towards Singapore eventually stopping at a town called Batu Pahat.
Got some great vegetarian food here with ‘fake meat’ (why even bother?).
BP is a pretty decent sized town but was a bit of a struggle to find a place to sleep. Ended up in a brothel but the price for the room inc. girl for the night was too high. 🙂
Ended up at the cheapest place we could find called “Fairyland” – 30RM.
Total KM: 95km
We have spent the past 2 days hanging out in the peaceful port town of Melacca full of history and tasty food.
My favourite being the “Hainanese Chicken Rice Balls”.
Balls of rice cooked/soaked/steamed?? in chicken stock – apparently the tastier ones are made with real chicken stock.
We stayed at the coolest place on our journey yet – 15RM a night at the “Shirah’s Guesthouse” run by 2 great guys Steven and Zaki.
Rice ball. Tasty food which Mr.Teale can not have enough of. To be honest I have to control myself too.
Cruising around the historic city. So many old house and buildings.
Outside the Museum of Melaka.
Some Arty store down town China town.
Another nice ‘Wall’ for Adam.
Having a break.
Having some local noodle dish. Big dish 4 RM each. Another delicious dish.
Taking off for some more local food.
Adam, Zaki and Steven. Mr. Teale trying to convince these guys to buy a mac.
Shirah’s Guest house.. Best people best Atmosphere.
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Not a bunch to say except that the highlight of the day was getting fresh pineapple and pineapple juice just as we entered Malacca.
Had some good luck finding a place to stay – Shirah’s guesthouse run by a guy called Steven – sounds like he’s travelled a lot!
Looking forward to checking out Malacca tomorrow.
Total KM: 66km