Along his road trip across 10 states, Mok JC takes picturesque images of the scenes in Malaysia.
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Have you ever wanted to go on a road trip like they do in the movies? Just chilling and driving for hours, enjoying your company, stopping by some famous places along the way, inhaling that pristine breath of fresh air and just creating precious memories? Travelling goals, huh?
Well, that’s exactly what this Penangite did with his significant other. They went off a road trip from Penang, around the roads circling Peninsular Malaysia, and then back to their home.
Their journey went like this, connecting the dots around the map of Peninsular Malaysia via Malaysia Federal Route 3 and 5.
Penang – Perak – Kelantan – Terengganu – Pahang – Johor – Melaka – Negeri Sembilan – Selangor – Kuala Lumpur – Selangor – Perak – Pahang – Penang
Malaysia Federal Route 5 (FT 5) is one of the north-south federal highways that run along the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia while Malaysia Federal Route 3 (FT3) is also another north-south federal highway that runs along the east coast. FT5 spans across Jelapang, Perak to Skudai, Johor while FT3 spans across Rantau Panjang, Kelantan to Johor Bahru, Johor.
As a professional photographer, Mok JC went on a road trip for 11 days and 10 nights around 10 states in Malaysia capturing breath-taking pictures of his pitstops along the way. Who knew Malaysia could look so good.
There are pictures of roads, alleyways, buildings, monuments, houses, shops, beaches, forests, lakes, fields, waterfalls and tons more. Hey, Malaysia is indeed diverse, culturally AND geographically.
Mok Jc shared his trip on his Facebook, expressing the details of his journey from Penang until Pahang which was around 2,500 km. He even shared the expense that he used up for the trip which was approximately RM2,600 for two people.
Of course, not all road trips go according to plan, the photographer also faced some challenges along the way and shared them in his post.
Even on his first day on the road, his car had some problems where the car’s water coolant was boiling. They also had problems with directions as Waze was not able to show routes due to no data coverage in some areas. He also found himself to be the only person early in the morning to hike up a mountain that he never knew existed. Quite an adventurous journey, wouldn’t you say?
He even used his drone to capture incredible and astonishing pictures of big buildings, vast street views and huge landscapes from an eagle’s eye view. Hey, we’ve never seen Malaysia like this before!
We reached out to Mok Jc for further insights on his trip. He shared a piece of advice for people out there who might wanna go on a road trip like this, in the future.
Even if your car has just gone through the full car maintenance service, you still need to observe the vehicle’s behaviour during the trip. Long drives on wavy roads are not what we usually do in town, so make sure to pay attention to your car thoroughly.
I’d love to attempt another trip again like this in Malaysia but next time, with deeper exploration and better preparation.Mok JC, Wedding Photographer to TRP
Also, I’m also keen to go on a trip like this to other countries too so that’s in the bucket list as well.