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Wednesday 6 July 2016

Pantai Morib

42700 Banting
Coordinates: 2.748488, 101.443302

Today is Hari Raya Aidilfitri or Eid al-Fitr (feast of breaking the fast) is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting.

In Kuala Lumpur the few days leading up to Hari Raya Aidilfitri marks the mass exodus of almost the entire population to their respective hometowns, regardless of race or religion.

Driving in and around Kuala Lumpur is an absolute pleasure with very light traffic peppering the various roads, freeways and highways?

With nowhere to go and nothing to do we decided on a leisurely drive to the nearest beach we know, Pantai Morib or Morib Beach located some seventy kilometres away. Due to the very light traffic a trip to Morib would normally take a couple of hours, but we arrived within the hour.

a warning about adultery at the base?

newly added ornaments

low tide stretches 1-2km out to the Straits of Malacca

quiet seaside front

even this vendor had little business

not exactly what I'm used to, but a beach nonetheless

the little square at the front of the beach

From Wikipedia: Morib Beach is a quiet seaside tourist attraction. It was one of the first landing points on the west coast for the British and Indian Army liberation forces during end of World War II in 1945. A stone marker to commemorate the British Indian army’s landing at this beach during the Second World War can be found.

commemorative stone marker

a solitary piece of history

Apart from the entry in Wikipedia, nothing else can be found in terms of literature on the place.

After a thorough inspection of the place, we adjourned to a hawker stall nearby to enjoy some refreshing coconut water.

hits the spot

care for some?

Thus ends our day at Pantai Morib, and we drove back in relative peace and calm made possible by Hari Raya Aidilfitri.

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