Gurney Drive

Gurney Drive by night
View from our room – Gurney Drive by night.

So much has changed yet so little that I have forgotten about this place. The road is an unceasing torrent of traffic now. The roadside burger stalls with their mouthwatering aroma have long disappeared. Towering skyscrapers stand on plots where grand mansions used to occupy. These are not what Gurney Drive used to be, not how I have remembered it.

Nonetheless, the familiar sights and sounds and sensations are still there. The sea wall, the casuarina trees, the waves lapping against the narrow stretch of sandy beach and the salty taste of humid breeze greeted me as Wuan and I strolled along the seafront promenade. All these are gentle reminders of how much I used to love coming here to just free my mind from all the cares of the world.

Author: Peter Tan

Peter Gabriel Tan. Penangite residing in the Klang Valley. Blissfully married to Wuan. A LaSallian through and through. Slave to three cats. Wheelchair user since 1984. End-stage renal disease since 2017. Principal Facilitator at Peter Tan Training specialising in Disability Equality Training. Former columnist of Breaking Barriers with The Borneo Post. This blog chronicles my life, thoughts and opinions. Connect with me on Twitter and Facebook.

6 thoughts on “Gurney Drive”

      1. Dont think Kluang is famous for sighseeing except checking out the REAL Kluang railway station there. Dont think have time for a cuppa coz its a 1-nighter to celeb my grandpa’s 80th birthday 🙂 You too hv loads of assam laksa, char kueh tiao and char ho fun for me! Oh, dont forget to tapao nasi kandar when u return.. I do that always. HAHA!

        1. Ah, so you are gonna feast in Kluang at grandpa’s birthday bash. Bon appetit! I don’t think I will tapau nasi kandar. Don’t want to overkill on my indulgences.

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