Thursday, September 11, 2008

Pulau Perhentian with the ALPHA dawgs..

anyway, time to update you guys out there on my traveling journal..after having an awesome time in pulau redang with the beta house, i thought, "hey, why dont we alpha peeps go on a trip ourselves as well?" some of them were pertering me to organise a trip where all of them can hav fun! (they jealous of beta house) oh yaya the "we" i'm refering to are my classmates..

l-r : xin zhao, sin loong, me, kai shen, jin wen, yip feng, choon yong, joon hao(photographer)
l-r: sook lin, joan tan, mei yin, pei yan, doris, chiu yng

i called up the agency, negotiated for a good package and then we're set! since al of them were busy working, me and gilbert coordinated everything (pity gilbert couldnt make it..hmmm..)
so as usual, we took the night bus at 8pm and then reached jerteh (somewhere in kelantan) at bout 4am? but the agency assured me that there will be someone to pick us up no matter what time we arrive there..and they kept their words, so 2 vans picked us up ad drove us to the jetty..
we had a small breakfast while playing chor tai tee at 6am and then after registering with d'man in charge, we took the ferry! this ferry is open air wan not like the one i sat to redang..this boat was faster and when there were choppy waves, can really feel wan le..woohoo nawei..haha we had to split to 2 ferries due (10-6)
we enjoyed the whole windy 3/2 hour ride all the way to pulau perhentian..didnt manage to take a picture of sunrise but this is as close as i can get :)
upon arrival, we checked into our rooms..some slept, some took a shower, some went directly to the beach to have some fun..since we were still early and our activities doesnt start until after lunch, i took a short nap :) hmmm i was kinda disappointed with the condition of rooms as there was not a single air-cond and onli a small blowing fan.. the toilet was kinda dirty wit insects and sand (bet they rarely clean the rooms)

then came lunch time where we all gathered and had our first lunch in pulau perhentian :) the tall guy walking behind is joon hao..our personal professional cameraman..damn shud have taken photos from him..
after lunch, we went down to the beach to do play with some sand and the water..haha we werent very creative sooo we came up with something likeTHIS!!! haha dont ask me what the hell is this because i have no freaking idea! supposed to be a mummy in a tomb or something like that.. hahaus playing in the water after all d sand-building activity..while playing in the sea, we found some NEMO!!! hahaah damn excited la.. our guide said that the beach here is kinda famous for havin clownfishes near shore..and being the itchy one, i jus had to touch the sea anemone trying to catch the clownfish which made my fingers red for awhile :( hmm hmmmbefore we left for our first snorkelling trip, we had to cam-whore on the beach as well..this is me and miss lim pei crazy classmate and old friend in tuition..cheers ah yan! hope you're doing fine in usm! haha must find a bf soon know..haha ;)
so the first place they brought us was a small island called lang tengah to learn some basic snorkelling tips and method..after everyone was comfortable with their snorkelling gear, we went to ulau redang!!! went to the more more tea shop again! below is a picture of pei yan and mei yin (both are cousins) hahah
picture of the more more tea shop when it is opened..the shop sells alot of souvenirs for tourist so as usual, the price woud be jacked up ceiling high!
for the guys who did not buy anything, we entertained ourselves taking pictures all over the place..WOOHOo! finally got the six pax that i've alwiz wanted! :P (NOT!!!)
left to right in the picture is yip feng, kai shen and me..haha
i absolutely love this picture...cheers kai shen! cheers eva! hope that both of you will be together and stick together for good!! :) and if you ever break, kai shen i'll go UM and find you! I WILL HUNT YOU DOWN!!!! this should be the picture of the year! :Dwhile some of us were having fun, some people were sunbathin under the scorching hot malaysian in malacca no sun..hahhaha :P ah yan, you're not very fair you know ;)
guys on the other hand prefer to get down and wet in the sea water..woohoo..jin wen is the guy floating with his head up and we're supposed to jump and pounce him!
these are the alpha males! from back in a clockwise motion is joon hao, choon yon, kai shen, me, jin wen, yip feng, sin loong and xin zhao.another picture of jin wen floating in the water and us trying to help him keep afloat for the picture..we were brought to many snorkelling sites around the perhentian-redang island area..we even came to this place where the water is super cold and refreshing after snorkelling under the sun for a few hours! it's jus a lil puddle of water which makes it very special :) snorkelling in perhentian was much nicer than in redang.. i managed to see sharks and the best of all, we managed to see the green sea turtle! it's not only one but freakin FOUR!! haha damn nice la..haha kai shen jus being cute..oh ya kai shen sits beside me in class :) super good friend though sometimes i annoy and irritate him, he still loves me more than he loves his gf :D heh heh..all of the guys having a snap shot at the puddle of cold water.. the guy wearing the black swimsuit and the guy in blue trunks are our guides for the whole 3days..*girls shy*
sorry i couldnt remember which picture was taken on which day and where we went according to the schedule..on the last night we were there, we had a barbeque dinner! looking down is some of our guys helping out at the bbq pit..later that night, we had a drinking session where i brought a bottle of chiva's and then we bought some orangutan(island made whiskey) and some vodka(also island made)..surprisingly, they taste kinda good..the orangutan has a nice vanilla smell and the vodka, well, smells like vodka! haha played some games till bout 4 in the morning.. we actually made a guy staying there coming up to our room and scolding us! damn i nearlly got punched! we went down in a group to the beach to walk under the moonlight :) so nice..i was a lil bit tipsy and i couldnt walk in a straight line so i had ppl supportin me..

the next day, we all woke up at bout 8something because we wanted to go jungle trekking..a lil drunk from yest nite because we actually found a jungle trekking path along the island.. anyway we went for the jungle trekking (everyone went) and it took us about 1hour++ to get to the other side of the island! it was fantastic! haven't been doing jungle trekking for so long then suddenly go jungle trekking..jus love it la..hahah anyway, we did not take the jungle route back to our resort because our guide said that we could follow along the shoreline and we'll b back in no time!

so we walk..we walk..and we walk..andddd we walkkkkkkk for dunno how long..then we came to the beach where there were super huge mountain boulders kinda rocks..we were LOST!!! holly cow and we were to go back on that day before 2pm? and the time was like 1230! i feel so damn worried cause we already bought the tickets and we were stuck in the island f boulders! some wanted to go turn back and use the jungle route again but that was the minority..we went forward till we found some stairs!! HOPE!! we gladly went up the stair and what do we find at the top of the hill?? a light house!!! TADAA!!! and a dead end..sigh

i thought we're not gonna make it back in time and to make matters worst, no snorkelling boats were sighted! so i asked them to stay at one side while me and jin wen swim to get help..after crossing like 2 boulders, we saw a boat!!!! holly cow!! i was so happy and relieved! that was the only boat there so i me and jin wen swing our shirts to attract attention!!!

finally the guide came, helped us in calling another boat to pick us all up!!! gosh i was really really happy..pray and you shall be answered :) the sunburn and cuts on the feet was worth it :)

10mins later, a boat came to our rescue..fetched us all back to he resort and by the time we reached, it was already 130! all of us have to bathe and change into clean clothes but having only two toilet rooms, the girls have priority :) we guys bathe at the tap in front of the rooms! ahahaha was kinda fun actually :) should've called the girls for a photo with us eh? :Pso we quickly bathed, change clothes and then board the boat back to the jetty..luckily we were just in we reached the jetty at about 330pm and decided to walk around the jetty area..we even jumped on a lorry where some workers were loadin their stuffs on it! gosh we damn suah ku la..and we even took a picture!we managed to find a small restaurant serving seafood which was kinda expensive but well, worth the money :) we ordered a fish, vege, egg and chicken for our dinner..the bill came to bout 170++? haha after finishing our dinner, we were driven to the bus station to take the bus back to and ah yan taking a pic together..haha supposed to show all my hunky singaporean male guys dis picture of her :D wakakak advertisement the bus station waiting for our bus at on the way back home, we slept thru the night and then SUDDENLY, the bus broke down in the middle of a plantation at 3am (no highway linking back to malacca)!!!! walaueh knnccbomgwtfbbqsauce la..jump from hot pot into fire..due to some problems with the suspension, the bus cannot continue the journey back to malacca :( we waited till the next morning at bout 10am for the next bus to come pick us up..damn waste time lo..sigh sigh..gosh i was bored to death until the girls put me on to wear this!hahahah damn diva and gay la!!! :D
thats the end of my traveling journal :) this was my last trip with all my friends since now all of us are far apart..some studying all the way in penang and in sabah as well..well, eXperience are to be gained and who else betta if not friends? soooo, cheers to all and may we have another trip together as a class :)

damn i got bored of studying and decided to blog..arrgghhh study study study...