|Beggar's Chicken & Beaches
The coastal region between Klang and Port Dickson is relatively unknown. There are no spectacular tourist attractions here. But for the 'connaisseur', there is enough to enjoy. Nice beaches, the Jugra Hill, and of course the famous Beggar's Chicken restaurant. Enough reasons to spend a lazy day in the region.
We went there on 21/1/2005.
It's the end of the world and you will get lost easily. Don't give up! At the foot of the Jugra Hill you will find the Beggar's Chicken restaurant.
There is a clear sign, if you can read Chinese, that is ;-). The famous Beggar's Chicken restaurant. Please enter.
The restaurant is a basic one, and almost deserted except at lunch and dinner time. Then there will be a crowd.
The Beggar's Chicken restaurant at Jugra claims to prepare the original Beggar's Chicken. It is a popular place and table reservation is necessary, at least two days in advance.
Although the beggar's chicken is the 'signature' dish, there is more. What about the Beggar's stomach? And who can resist Longevity Soup?
The Beggar's Chicken is special by its preparation. Stuffed with herbs and packed in paper, it is cooked in the heat of glowing ashes.
Some experience is needed to handle the chicken 'packages', to prepare them for the hungry customers.
The preparation of the chicken is quite spectacular. And the taste is absolutely delicious.
It may look more like a construction site, but no, this is a restaurant....
After removing the embers and the protecting paper, the chicken is ready for serving.
And the customers are waiting for their food.
Although the Beggar's Chicken has given the restaurant its reputation, there is a lot more to enjoy.
A look into the kitchen. Here you see another one of the signature dishes. Fish cakes, arranged to look like the original fish.
The first dishes have arrived! Time to take pictures.
This is what we ordered for three persons. Clearly our mistake, as it would have been enough for 6-8 people.
We could finish only about half of the food we had ordered and clearly needed some exercise afterwards!
We are completely satisfied, but there is so much more. Good that the restaurant supplied doggie bags!
Opposite the restaurant there is a Datuk temple, from where you have a good view of the restaurant and surroundings
The temples invites for some moments of rest and relaxation
A Datok temple is a Taoist temple where a Malay(!) Holy Man is worshipped, so pork will never be offered, as Muslims are not allowed to eat pork. An interesting case of adaptation.
After taking care of the needs of the body, this is a good time to take care about the needs of the mind.
Burning (fake) money at the temple is a traditional part of the temple ritual.
Of course it has to be checked whether the money really burns!
The Jugra Hill, at 242 meter above sealevel, has beautiful views of the delta and the sea
Deep down the temple and the restaurant. The river is the Sg. Langat. Far away the Straits of Melaka
A few raptors were gliding and soaring high above us.
After enjoying the view we went down to Morib beach.
The beaches of the Straits cannot be compared with those of the East Coast. Still, they are pleasant places to enjoy the sun and the sea
The beach at Morib has many facilities for families and is well-shaded.
The beach is nothing special at Batu Laut Beach, but there are nice mangrove forests
On a hot day the icecream seller is doing good business
The last beach before Port Dickson is Bagan Lalang. A nice and quiet beach.
The beach at Bagan Lalang has nice white sand. And the sky could not be more blue..;-)
Bagan Lalang Beach. On weekdays you have the beach for yourself, but during weekends it will be crowded.
Constructing a new house in Kg Bagan Lalang. Let's first build the toilets, they must have thought, then we will see...
Time runs slow here. No stress, no hypertension, just enjoying life.
Two fishermen, showing their catch.
The fishermen had caught a small Pufferfish. Here they show that it has teeth. The poor creature must have been scared to death.
When you want to escape the bustle of Kuala Lumpur for a day, this is a nice destination. Remember, you must make advance reservations for the Beggar's Chicken restaurant.
The telephone number is 03-31202515