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Bikers' Gourmet Safari

TRAVELS WITH SAMADHI is pleased to present the Bikers’ Gourmet Safari, a culinary and travel adventure exclusively created fin conjunction with the World Gourmet Summit 2016. Held from 23rd to 24th April, the Safari will bring those with a hunger for adventure and a passion for good, unpretentious food across the border to explore the flavours Peninsular Malaysia’s southernmost states of Johor and Melaka.
From traditional homemade cooking to outstanding seafood freshly caught off Johor’s impressive coastline, a huge yet wonderful weekend of culinary celebration awaits!
TRAVELS WITH SAMADHI is a unique collection of tours crafted by us for like-minded SAMADHIANS to enjoy off the beaten path adventures. Our itineraries showcase Malaysia at its best, including places of interest not found in usual tour itineraries. Enjoy the journey and experience SAMADHI.

23 to 24 April
Breakfast provided.
Start of Bikers’ Gourmet Safari, with 4 resting points in between before reaching Malacca (see itinerary below)
Enjoy a 1 night stay in The Majestic Hotel, Malacca
Breakfast before setting off back to Singapore

With Personal bike
Rider Only - SGD525 incl. GST
Rider plus 1 Pillion  - SGD625 incl. GST
Bike Rental
Rider Only - SGD 1300 incl. GST
Rider plus 1 Pillion - SGD1500 incl. GST
*based on twin share room 
BIKERS’ GOURMET SAFARI (with optional Royal Thai dinner at Tamarind Hill)
 22 to 24 April
Royal Thai dinner in Tamarind Hill on April 22
 Breakfast before start of Bikers’ Gourmet Safari, with 4 resting points in between before reaching Malacca
 1 night’s stay in The Majestic Hotel, Malacca
 Breakfast before setting off back to Singapore

With Personal bike
Rider Only - SGD700 incl. GST
Rider plus 1 Pillion – SGD800 incl. GST
Bike Rental 
Rider Only – SGD1550
incl. GST
Rider plus 1 Pillion - SGD1750 incl. GST

Day One
1st stop
Homemade steamed bao, Gelang Patah, Johor
Wee Hoi Kopitam’s famous steamed bao (buns) are homemade by hand, with a variety of fillings from braised pork belly to salted preserved vegetables, and even peanuts.
2nd stop
Wonton noodles, Pontian, Johor 
This dish has a distinctive spicy and tangy sauce that you either love or hate. With family recipes that have been handed down over the generations, compare it at Kedai Mee Ah Chuan, Hui Mian Zhi Jia Noodle House and Heng Heng before deciding which takes the crown!
3rd stop
Southern delights, Batu Pahat, Johor
An amazing variety of hawker fare awaits at Banang Hawker Centre. From roti canai to Indian rojak, the humble kaya toast to silky half boiled eggs of every Malaysian childhood, a stop at Batu Pahat Hawker Centre is also a must.
4th stop
Fresh Seafood, Parit Jawa, Johor
Known to locals as “the attap house under the big tree”, this restaurant in this small fishing village makes up for in freshness and simple perfection. Only steps away from the fishing boats, signature dishes include asam pedas (spicy tamarind) fish, stingrays in sambal and the legendary Dragon’s Tongue – a kind of sole.
5th stop
Otah-otah, Muar, Johor
Otah-otah is made from spiced mackarel, prawn or squid wrapped in coconut leaves grilled over an open flame. Delicious as a snack or as an accompaniment to a meal, the otah-otah Muar at Cheng Boi is famous and fragrant.
6th stop
Nonya dinner in Malacca
7th stop
1 night in The Majestic Hotel, Malacca
Day Two
 1st stop
Traditional Chinese Food, Machap Baru, Melaka
Mei Yuen is known for its simple Cantonese dishes including kung pao chicken feet and its braised meat noodles - dark and sloppy but inviting and moorish.
2nd stop
Meaty Specialties, Tangkak, Johor
Meaty mightiness reigns here. First stop is Jia Jia Bak Kut Teh where lettuce leaves part to reveal an assortment of delicious cuts of pork stewed to perfection in a claypot. Tangkak is also known for its beef noodles, best savoured at Kuang Fei. 
3rd stop
Foochow Cuisine, Yong Peng, Johor
Another pushcart to legend story, Yuan Yean’s Foochow fishballs are still handmade using 100% ikan parang with no MSG or preservatives. Or Hwu Restaurant is a must stop for its signature red-yeast rice wine chicken and other Foochow classics. 
4th stop
Roast Duck, Skudai, Johor
Lapan Dua Dua Restaurant’s fresh roast ducks are uniquely infused with the dang gui herb and roasted to a crisp. Also good is its preserved vegetables stewed with roast duck and tamarind. Mouthwateringly good and an amazing finish to a weekend of fantastic food!
Date: 23 - 24 April 2016
Venue: Tamarind Hill Singapore
Ticketing: Event Closed
Hosting Chef: Wanthana Nikonsaen