Port Dickson
Am I right to say that Port Dickson is one of few places in Malaysia that still retains its Westernized name (other being example: Georgetown in Penang)?

If I am not wrong towns like Port Klang used to be known as Port Swettenham during the colonial days, while Jesselton is now known as Kota Kinabalu in Sabah.

Anyway, this seaside town, commonly called PD by the locals, is also know for its beaches and charcoal production in the past and it's also known as the "Army Town" of the country nowadays in recognition of its military services rendered (source: Wikipedia)

Honestly speaking PD is a spot like many said beforehand - a place to relax and let their hair down to seek solace from those hustle and bustling scenes of those urban areas. Thus, it’s not uncommon to see a number of resorts along the beach to allow urban folks to do so in this military town in the state of Negri Sembilan.

The resort where we chosen to put up for a night is one of those more popular ones dotted along the stretch that offers day-trippers to indulge in that peaceful ambience to relax themselves.
 

波得升
位于森美兰州的波得升,由于它面向马六甲海峡加上幽美宁静的沙滩长久以来都是新马一带民众常去的海边度假胜地。

因为这个先天的条件使得这原本生产木炭的小镇聚集了许多大大小小规模的度假旅店和设施来满足游客的需要。

总的来说波得升其实就是让人远离城市喧闹的避风港,也没什么多让人对这个地方联想到到其他的方面的东西。
 

CAREFREE AND RELAX AWAY @ PD 无忧无虑于波得升
   

Jonker Street
It was not my first time to Malacca though, but I thought it would be good to share some bit of information of one of the main attractions of this old town.

Jonker Street or Jalan Hang Jebat (named after the famous Malay warrior during the period of Malacca Sultanate) is located in the center of the town area where many visitors get to see the shophouses predated since the late 19th and early 20th century.

In the old days, the street is also known for its poultry trade that it is literary known as “Poultry Street” in Mandarin or “Antique Street” (because of the congregation of shops selling antiques).

Meanwhile, according to what I gathered the name “Jonker” is actual a Dutch word means “squire” that it was said this was a street once inhabited by people belong to those affluent group of the society during the Dutch colonial period, although some argued the word “Jonker” could have meant “Junk” (Chinese vessals in the old days) given the town's role as a trading port centuries ago.

古董街。鸡场街。汉哲巴街
以上三种称呼都属于古城马六甲镇的一条指标街道。

街名为汉哲巴(Hang Jebat)是马六甲皇朝一位著名的马来武士,由于早期这里是贩卖活鸡集中地就直接叫做[鸡场街],或是这缘故才会有许多有名的鸡饭团的店家在这营业吧?

更别说这里更是很多游客来这添购古董摆设的好去处。
 

CHICKEN RICE BALLS, CHENDOL @ JONKER 回味古董街鸡饭团,晶露
   
Conclusion
While this is a pretty short write-up on this short getaway with my buddies after such a long while but it was a fulfilment of a feat since it was the kind of road trip that we had been planning for a long time since the days before the likes of Facebook, Foursquare, Instagram and also when GPS was such a luxury.

Nonetheless, with the world so well-connected nowadays it is a click and snap of a finger to utilize those abovementioned to get us around and keep a log of where we had been to (like example that all these shots depicted above were shot entirely using my iPhone and digitally enhanced before loaded them up on those said social media platforms).

To view more of the shots and writeup, please access through "Instagram" app on your mobile using #kphpdm (pictured right).


结论
这次只是短暂跟死党们的出游,所以纪录的事项也不多。但毕竟这次陆地出游可说是酝酿已久的行程。

庆幸的事由于现在卫星导航系统的普及化,加上社交媒体的多方功能使得这次行程易如反掌,因为有了这些配备不必担心会走太多的冤枉路,也可以利用它们来记录途经过的地点和情景。

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