The Mission Accomplished @ day 21!

Hi! My name is Frankie and I am on a mission to visit ‘cuti-cuti’ Malaysia by TRISHAW also known as ‘BECA’ and at the same time, raise funds for 4 charitable organisations, namely NCBM, WAO, WINGS and Malacca SPCA.

100% OF YOUR GENEROUS DONATIONS GO DIRECTLY TO THE SUPPORTED CHARITY ORGANISATIONS. Kindly donate generously because every cent we raise really makes a lot of difference. Dig Deep!!!

In the beginning... (read more)

HAPPY 1st ANNIVERSARY!

MALACCA AND PENANG CELEBRATE 1ST YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE CITY LISTING. Congratulations! Bravo!

Welcome to my country, MALAYSIA: Truly Asia.

Dear All,

Thank you for visiting my website. Ever since I came home on the 1st July 2009, I am until today still busy with this charity event. Perhaps the only good thing was that I no longer wake up at 4 in the morning. Ha! Ha!

Welcome Home Our Beca Man

2 days ago (4th July, Sat) the residents of my housing estate (Taman

A visit to St Nicholas’ Home, PENANG

30th June 2009: We (Ah Seng, Ricky and I) were honoured to be invited by St Nicholas’ Home, an event organised by the National Council for the Blind, Malaysia (NCBM).
 
The reception we received were overwhelming and grand, something that we just didn’t expect. There’s nothing more that one can ask for!. Mr Ooi Chee Khoon (St. Nicholas’ Home Executive Director), Rev Andrew Phang (Home Chairman), Mr Ivan Ho (NCBM Executive Director) and Mr Moses Choo (NCBM Assistant Executive Director) among others gave us a very warm welcome. Then we were greeted by a ’Kompang’ group (a traditional Malay music instrument) at the entrance, and followed by the Lion dance performance. By the way, both performances were conducted by the blind and visually impaired persons.

Day: 21 (Butterworth - George Town, PENANG)

The FINAL LEG of the Journey (27th June): Can you still remember the 3 youngest Sun-Chaser team members: Calvin, Alysia and Jordan?

Well, the three of them were in town and together with Uncle Richard + Robin Chye, Beng Beng, Janice, Boon, Felycia, Tricia and Ricky. I was very happy to see them ALL for joining me to the final line. My sister, Janice and family came to Butterworth last night at 10 P.M. while the rest (from Malacca) came to the hotel only this morning at 3 A.M.

We left Butterworth and took the ferry across the channel at around 9:30 A.M. 

Once again, thank you very much to CHM Hotels: Cititel Penang has hosted our stay here in Penang (and also during our visit to Pangkor). We were met by Ms Foo Siew Lin (Cititel Communications Manager) at the Penang Pier and two Penang trishaws sponsored by the Penang Trishaw Riders Association Chaiman, Mr Koay Beng Hong.

Day: 20 (Yan Besar - Butterworth)

We started our journey at 4 in the morning. The first part of the journey along the Jerai Mountain was very hilly and we have to come down and push most of the time. I think we may have missed out the beautiful scenery along this stretch because along the way on the left hand side was the mountain and on our right was the coastal shoreline. It was too dark for us to see anything.

We could hear thunder but luckily it didn’t rain. About an hour later we hit the flat land and back to the smooth and easy ride. We had our breakfast at around 7.30 A.M.

We covered around 80 KM on this stretch of our journey and by 10 AM we were already in Butterworth.

Day: 19 (Langkawi - Yan Besar)

We took the 1st ferry leaving Langkawi for Kuala Kedah at 7.30 A.M. 1 ½ hours later we already in Kuala Kedah, had our breakfast, walked to the police station and set up our trishaw preparing for the journey.

Once again, thank you to the Kuala Kedah Police Station for granted us the permission to park our trishaw and car in the police station.

Well, just like most places our next target was to Yan and heading toward Sg Petani. We will usually decide where and when to stop after we have checked out the place. After a 40++ KM ride we arrived at Yan Besar @ 1 PM and decided to break for lunch. From there we checked out with the locals about Jerai Mountain (Gunung Jerai) and then decided to put up a night in Batu Hampar, Yan Besar at the foot of Jerai Mountain.

Once again, we left our trishaw at the police station, YAN Police Station. The road heading to Batu Hampar from the main road was quite a distance away and therefore, we decided the best thing to do is to leave the trishaw at the police station.

Langkawi

Chill out time! We didn’t do much during our time in Langkawi, just taking things slow and easy. We were staying in a chalet along the Cenang beach area and so swimming was part of a morning and evening  activity for us.

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