Cycling in A Cemetery : Bukit Cina, Melaka
If you are into off road cycling, you might want to consider cycling in Bukit China the next time you're in Melaka. Of course, this is a sport that won't appeal to everyone. While the windy, gravel-strewn and undulating trails are perfect for thrill-seekers, they'll terrify some inexperienced sods who might jolly well crash into a 400-year old grave. Yes, you heard me correctly!
Bukit Cina is a cemetery set on top an ancient hill . While some folks might think I'm irreverent or disrespectful for suggesting something like this, let me just say that the bike trail offers a spectacular view of the town and the watery Straits of Melaka. Plus, the trail, overstrewn with trees will give you an all time high if you're a seasoned biker. So if you're super-superstitious, I'd suggest you try another sport.
Equipment: A well serviced Mountain Bike ( check the bloody brakes! ), helmet ( in case you crash into a grave), gloves, protective eye wear, water bottles or other hydration equipment, mosquito repellent, etc.
A'Famosa Golf Resort
A'Famosa Golf resort offers a spectacular golfing. The 27-hole course, designed by Australian architect Ross.C Watson, has many exciting attractions, like its live crocodiles! It is uniquely crafted in a setting of lakes, tropical flora and beautiful landscaping.
• 7am-6pm (Weekdays)
• 6.30am-6pm (Weekends & Public Holidays)
Equipment: There are plenty of ways to relaxation here like at the A'Famosa Water World or at A'Famosa Equestrian Club.
Seibukan Karate Do Member?
If you are a member of Okinawan Shorin Ryu Seibukan Karate Do, you may visit or meet your fellow member here in Melaka.
Melaka has its own setup known as Okinawan Shorin Ryu Seibukan Karate Do Association of Negeri Melaka. Here members may exchange knowledge and thought. Even can practice at the Dojo.
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Mountain Biking in Melaka
Now, for those of you who know me, I'm into all kinds of sports. Off road biking is no exempt, I've got all kinds of scars to show for it. Though I'm not keen to collect another, I'm putting 2 bike links here to remind myself to do this the next time I'm in Melaka. That'll oughta work off the fats accumulated from the eating binge there.
A'Famosa Golf Resort
The golf course comprises three distint nines that all play to a par-36... They play to varying degrees of difficulty... The Rocky Nine has an abudance of boulers outcrops... Playing to 3216m from the black tees, some of the holes are located along the NS Hiway... Playng to 3220m, the Palm Nine is peppered with tress along its fairways... The shortest of the nine is the Crocodile Nine at 3156m and plays towards the Waterworld Park... Golfers must be aware of real crocodiles on hole #7...
Equipment: The clubhouse has the noraml men and ladies changing room... It has a pro-shop... For F&B there is the Golfer’s Terrace and Bonus Café... Besides these, it has a business centre and an extensive range of conference and banquet facilities for both corporate and social events.
Orna Golf & Country Club
This Taiwanese owned club has 3 nines viz the East, West and North Nines, each playing to 3066m, 3133m and 2796m repectively from the blue tee... The fairway is very undulating with water coming into play in many holes... The 7th, 8th and 9th holes of the East course are particlualr challenging water holes... The greens are also undulating and trickly and 3 puts are the norm...
The club has accommodation for golfers who would like to stay and play... It has both individual rooms as well as bungalow (for up to 6 golfers) for daily stay... The Chinese restaurant (Restaurant OGCC) is highly popular for wedding dinner reception in Melaka...
Equipment: Buggy is on fairway for normal play except when the fairway is very wet after continuous rain... With the very undulating and wide fairway, playing with buggy on track is very demanding on one's physical fitness... In short, you will not enjoy the round of golf if buggy is not on fairway...
Tiara Melaka Golf & Country Club
This 27-holes course is designed by the golf architects Nelson, Wright & Howard... It comprises the Lake Nine, Meadow Nine and the Woodland Nine... Playing to 2936m from the blue tee, the Lake is dominated by large expenses of water which can be very intimidating to high-handicap players... The Meadown plays to 2977m is more open with ferns and flowering plants... The Woodland has a woodland setting which is heavily wooded with many matured trees along the fairways... On the whole it is a nice course to play on...
Equipment: The club house is of Melaka heritage... There is a big swimming pool, changing rooms, golfer terrace, Chinese restaurant and a Pro-shop...
Ayer Keroh Country Club
Designed by the late Deputy Prime Minister, Tun Ghafar Baba, the 27-holes golf course was carved out of virgin jungle in 1964... Playing to par-72, the original Tunku and Ghafar Nine play to a long 6504m with the Tunku Nine at 3258m and the Ghafar Nine at 3246 from the blue tees... Later a additional nine was added in the mid-90s... The par-36 Governor Nine plays to 3172m...
The three nines hug a lake known as the Ayer Keroh Lake which comes into play at quite a few of the holes... There are fair share of bunkers and other obstacles at strategic places, but the course is notorious for the jungle that lines both sides of almost every fairway... It is avery long course by any standard and the cow-grass fairway is metriculously maintained...
Equipment: There is the usual man and lady changing rooms... The golfer's terrance overlooking the swimming pool serves light meals and drinks... Pan West maintains a pro-shop at the club...
Tiara Golf melaka-A Nature beauty Golf Course
"What makes Tiara Melaka so memorable is not only the exhilarating beauty that surrounds you, but also the fact that each of the 27 holes stand out on their own. No two holes are similar.Third hole of the Woodlands Course - a Hole that will win top honours as the best in Malaysia.
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AyerKeroh Golf-1 of the oldest golfcourse in M'sia
The original course consisted of two nines referred to as Tunku and Ghaffar's Nine. A third nine (Governor's Nine) was added in the mid-nineties. The three nines hug a lake known as the Ayer Keroh Lake which comes into play at quite a few of the holes. Ayer Keroh has its fair share of bunkers and other obstacles at strategic places, but the course is notorious for the jungle that lines both sides of almost every fairway and unmercifully punishes each and every wayward shot. In AKCC - " A ball lost IS indeed a ball lost".