Friday, September 5, 2008
Last wednesday, i went to Perhentian Island, with a long-lost friend, kim shing and his friends from Japan. I planned the whole trip through a tour agency ,known as Fauna Holiday, recommended by my lovely roomate, Bobby. So,on that day early morning, we met at Jertih & head towards Kuala Besut for boat ride to the island. I was introduced with 2 nihonjin (japanese), Shunya and Kitano. Both are kim shing's classmates, very polite and cute. haha..
At the jetty, we met our tour agency boss, Mr Ong who was very friendly & nice gentleman, telling us what to do & introduce his tour guide to us, Di. Unfortunately, Mr nice guy cant join us because he need to go to MATTA fair at KL.
so, we were left with Di & head toward Pulau Perhentian in a speedboat, basically a boat with a roof tied up to protect its passenger from direct sunlight. The boat ride is quite bumpy & we really scared that Shunya will get dizzy & throw up but luckily it was safe all the way to the island.
When we reached our beach, Teluk Dalam aka Deep Bay, honestly, i am a bit disappointed. The beach is not the beach i wanted to shown to the nihonjin to impress them.It was not that powdery, there were dead corals sprawling over the beach and sea.
We stayed at Flora Bay Resorts, in a quad room called "Gardenview". Sound nice but it was sucks with lousy garden. After resting a while & have our lunch, we went for snorkelling.
the dinner place
First of all, we were brought to a place called "Long Beach", it is really really nice.
there are sure many flags at there.
I loved it , the soft sandy whitish beach & the crystal clear water! But it's hot, & the sands also hot(you can try walk bare footed on the sand & you'll get what i mean). Plus, got lots of sexy europe hotties on the beach, which helped increase the temperature! At there, we had a briefing about using snorkelling equipment & how to snorkelling & enjoy, which i had similar lesson during last trip.
Then, we arrived at the snorkelling spot. Without much ado, we jumped into the water & start our sight-seeing loh..Actually, it is very similar with my last trip, the corals are big and some were quite nice.. the fishes & the other animals also looked more or less the same.
Next, we went to see turtles eating sea weeds at the seabed
There was a sotong fight between a sotong & a turtle which sadly i didnt manage to witness it myself. I only knew when they told me & holding a sotong with its limbs amputated , by the turtle, i guess. We got see Nemo family aka. clownfishes which are shying around the sea bushes, i guess. We took plenty of pictures using Kitano's camera under the sea.
Then, when snorkelling around back from the site to my boat, i was shocked to found i was heading towards bunch of spiky sea urchin.
Man, the moment i realised, it was too late, i was above them. Oh man , lucky i didn't use my leg walk on the sea bad because those sea urchins were so close to me.. so scary la!!
Last, we went to a spot called "the Shark Point". Di told us we would have chance to see sharks swim past us but no fright, becoz Di said these sharks were vegetarians! I was like "huh?u sure boh" He kept say yes & keep repeating his sentences. As soon as we jumped off the boat, he immediately point out the shark which was visible. It was a small shark, perhaps a baby shark, i think.
He then swim so fast to search for bigger sharks , some as big as 3 metres! But as we swim, swim and swim, there was no any sight of sharks at all. So, we went up the boat and wait there. Then Di suddenly came to us and said he saw a damn big shark as long as 2m but it swam away swiftly. Hence, he brought his special gadget to attract the shark to him, a ordinary 500ml mineral water bottle and crush it under the sea to seduce the sharks to come to him by the sound of crushing bottle. Well, it failed and he then straight climbed up the boat and admits he's a coward. Guess that he was lying about the vegetarian sharks.
To end our trip, Di brought us to a hot water spring where we can enjoy hot water bath to clean ourself. We went there and only realised it was cold water, very very cold water spring from the deep part of the hills and rocks, when Di took a bucket full and splashed on us. The water was really special and refreshing. There were people bathing around the water source, some took bottles of the water and some even wash their clothes straightaway there!
it's really cool and refreshing!
At night, we had BBQ. Waiting and waiting but he didn't appear.So, we decided to eat the junk foods i've bought. Guess what? Di overslept and we managed to set up the fire around 8.30pm. But, another problem came to us, the chicken and fishes were not marinated at all, fresh from pasar; the grill steel was used for several times , with so many unidentified black stuffs on it, which includes 4 pieces of hardened charred chicken and fish. I was not amused , certainly, hence asked for another one or any other one , at least cleaner than this one but he said he could not find other at night. He sensed we were fuming and even said he can't do anything. He was irritated as well, as he later use the polystyrene to knock out the flame over the grill board... & then went away to eat his dinner. Oh man, just walk off like that! However, we still used that for BBQ. We sweats a lot and the Japanese guys were forced to eat the perhaps carcinogenic BBQ food. The BBQ was actually kim shing's idea as it was for his own birthday. What a birthday for kim shing! Pity him...
The next day, we didn't play anything, just went to take some photos at beach and attempts to catch some fishes which was futile. After having our "brunch", we hopped on a speedboat and bid farewell to Perhentian Island.
Byebye , Perhentian Island！