Thursday, 24 May 2007

Perhentian Adventure

"SHAN MIN”. My name was spelled out clearly on the card held by the guy from the J&W car rental at arrival hall, Kota Bharu airport. We have arrived!!!!

“Broom.. broom”.. the car started… Boone was stepping on the accelerator pedal but the car didn’t move…???? Don’t tell me the car is not working… aiyoh… the gear was still at the neutral position, no wonder… Boone, are you awake??????

Pasir Puteh. “Heh, got makan shop there” We ordered the roti canai telur… hmmm… taste good.. crispy and not oily. The gravy (curry) also not bad. As usual, Boone can’t control himself and ordered another roti canai.. so much for his dieting..haha. The teh O was very sweet, should have followed Shikin who ordered “teh O kosong” ..

The weather was extremely HOT when we reached the jetty. Shikin and I took out our caps and applied sun block… Boone took out his cool shades from New York. We met our clients and then boarded our speedboat…luckily it was shaded… not bad. “ Ok guys, ready to go” shouted one of the client.. Yeah!!!! Pulau Perhentian here we come!!!!

The speedboat carried 12 people instead of the designated 10. One fat guy was ordered to sit in the middle to balance the boat. Ok, here the boat speed…. Hiya…. The wind was strong and almost blew away our cap.. so we decided to take off our caps. “Wow……” Shikin and I screamed whenever the boat hit the wave crest and went “up and down”… Both of us were lifted up from the seat…. Emmm…. I think is only apply to slim people only.. not sure about the fat guy (not Boone) sitting in the middle.

It's me..... with Shikin... Wheeeeeeee.........
The water was green and crystal clear.. we can see Pulau Perhentian Besar and Pulau Perhentian Kecil steadily approaching. I heard Boone shouting asking“ Aren’t we suppose to wear life jackets”? Oh ya, totally forgot about that, but I guess the boat man should know better. Don’t worry Boone, you got spare tyre to keep you a float.. you are safe…hehe
Pulau Perhentian Kecil & Pulau Perhentian Besar
30 minutes later, we arrived at Teluk Aur.. A lot of guys and gals were sunbathing wearing their sexy bikini. We hiked to to Pasir Panjang no problem. The next leg of our hike was strenuous to put it mildly. The 45 minute walk up and down the hills oif Perhentian Besar must have burned off no less than 500 calories.
Boone busying snapping the "proposed pipeline alignment"
Another "proposed pipeline alignment" At Pasir Panjang

We eventually arrived our hotel.. Coral View Island Resort around 2.30pm… we were so exhausted and thirsty. Quickly grab the welcoming drink – orange juice… glug glug..can I have another one???

Seafood tom yam, mixed vegetable, telur dadar and ikan tiga rasa.. yummmmy…… That was our lunch!!!!!!!!!!!!,.. as usual.. ladies first ya..sorry guys.. “wow.” The fish and tom yam very spicy… but nice..hehe.. Boone was busying wipe away his sweat.... as usual… can’t understand him….

After lunch, its time to check in to our rooms… oh my goodness… so high up…another round of climbing… our room is “ Hill Top View”.. ya right, I think better call it “ Roof Top View”… Boone’s room was in front of mine, and Shikin’s is next to mine…The room is very simple equipped with a bed, make up table.. and of course a toilet.. Surprisingly, NO TV! Without any further delay, quickly I washed my face and went to Kg. Pasir Hantu with Shikin to do the social survey….

We decided to treat ourselves to ice-cream.. it “only” cost RM 3 here instead of RM 5 at our hotel. … Sorry Boone, we know that you were doing Tekek or Pos Betau report there, we thought that want to “ta pao” for you, but I guess not…. Hehe..

Went back to the hotel around 6pm, saw Boone doing his report at the café… I quickly changed to my swim suit (left my “sexy bikini” back home) and rented a snorkeling set..… Practice breathing in and out using mouth instead of nose… ok… got it! Confidentially jumped into the sea, “oh..oh”… is very hard to breath in the sea using mouth compared to practice just now!!!…

As I continue to get used to the breathing, I swam hard to go to join the group of people including the client…. “Turtle… Turtle…” shouted one guy floating in the sea… I was so excited and quickly swam as fast as I can with my “short” legs can carry me. Al-Amin (the client) was ever so helpful in the water, grabbed me by the life jacket and pulled me along in the water as I’m too slow to get moving. There was a big turtle under the sea.. so nice.... saw a real turtle for first time in my life … (not counting the captured turtle during the Bali trip).. hehe.. After spending 1 hr snorkeling, it was time to get out from there… as I started to feel dizzy and vomiting after bobbing up and down in the sea.. hehe)… so hungry…

It's me again....."Sexy Bikini"

At night, we were taking the dinner at the beach while looking at the moon…. Do you know that you can actually see a rabbit ion the moon???? Issit???? Ya.. Ya.. is there… I saw it! I saw it!!!... Se we sat under the moonlight and stars and we chatted till it was bed time.

See a rabbit ion the moon??

The next morning we had to leave early to catch our boat. This was my first trip to Perhentian and it was great. I’ll be coming back again in a few weeks time with Farah, and I’ll be looking forward to more snorkeling and fun (minus the hiking). This time I will bring my real bikini.



Regina said...

good one VM. You make work seem like a little holiday. ;-)

DarthVader said... name seem to come up a lot all over your blog. Whenever did you find the time to work.

Guess both you and Farah will have another good "holiday" when you are there next.

Harry said...

Looking forward to some kite flying stories in part 2.

little black dress said...

how was ur view from the hill top view hotel?? can u see all the girls sunbathing at the beach? im sure boone would loveee to have that view!! he keeps taking pictures of them instead of where the pipeline should be!! ;p

DarthVader said...

Hey, if they choose to sunbathe in the pipeline alignment, then they gotta get their pic snapped. Actually, Mr. Lee's giant telephoto lens would have come in real handy.

lukeskywalker said...

mana itu bikini foto?

hope the paipline aligmnent does not spoil the view. but if it is buried it should be ok.

Jas said...

Wow, so much action. Reads like a novel. I can smell the sea, taste the sea mist and feel the sun....Darn, I need to go scuba diving!

azmil said...

i just wanna share my experience there on Perhentian ISland. I also had a fantastic trip in Perhentian Island. Really love my stay at Perhentian Island especially at Tunabay Resort. Iwould like to recommend to anyone who is planning to have a great holiday in an island, please don't hesitate to come to Perhentian Island. For more info about the resort, visit kepp on blogging.

yoyoey said...
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yoyoey said...

hey u know i was born here. im so proud u talk about my hometown in ur blog. mind to write testimonial about ur trip to the island in my blog. it was great.

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