It didn’t take much deliberation before Jianmin and Peiyee agreed to our idea of travelling across the causeway for a casual shoot. Afterall for Peiyee, who is Malaccan, journeying back held the significance of a homecoming. The couple spared no delay in sharing the best bits of their lives with us. Before long, we were skipping down the streets of Malacca, where Peiyee brought us out for her favourite coconut ice cream and bak kut teh. She readily opened her home to us and her parents even made us a brimming pot of steamboat. Even though we were strangers in a foreign land, their warmth and generosity kept our hearts full. Everything felt familiar, comfortable and intuitive.
Venturing into the sand dunes, we were immediately struck by its pristine beauty. Undulating curves of bleached sand stretching on to infinity. And as the first rays of sunset streaked across the sky, the majesty of the scene was overwhelming. Cowed into a reverent silence, all we did was stop and stare. Darkness fell right when we decided to call it a day, and we grew anxious trying to locate our way back. Thankfully however, we spotted some kind locals who agreed to give us a ride and even found our missing driver. All in all, another fond memory to keep for a rainy day.