Friday, August 12, 2011
Pulau Tenggol - part1
This trip, we spent 5 days on an island on the east coast of Peninsula Malaysia - Pulau Tenggol. We were completely amazed by the place and we were already talking about returning to the island the 2nd day of our stay. It is very raw, very quite and very beautiful. Not as superb as Maldives but not far off. However, if you're looking at a resort like what's available in Maldives, you should not come here. It is purely original, not decorated at all.
We took a coach at 10:30pm the previous night and arrived at the jetty at just about 5:30am, the boat arrived at 8:30am, as scheduled, to take us to the island. There was a storm out in the sea so the water was very rough, so rough we were drenched when we arrived (so drenched that there was not a single dry spot on our clothes, including underwear!!) and it was just a one-hour boat ride! However, one amazing thing about the sea being so rough is that I could see numerous baby rainbows by the side of the boat because of the all the splashes! So many that I lost count!
As soon as we got off the boat, I spotted a cat. It was a really unique experience so I will blog about it separately later. But if you can read Chinese, this will tell you about the interaction between me and the cat.
The room was a very simple and basic room, with hot water supply all day long and electricity from 6:30pm to just about 9:30am. Very little mobile network coverage - just one or two bars at all times, and no internet access. It is somewhat more isolated than some of the islands in Maldives.
The resort is owned & managed by Malaysian Chinese and run by the local Malays. The dive master, Robin, is a very friendly and funny guy. I was, for 4 days in a roll, the only Malaysian guest in the resort, I was out numbered by Dutch, French, Aussies, Spanish and Mainland Chinese！And so, I've been called "ah moi" almost every time he saw me. And when he asked Adrian if he knew what it meant and my lovely husband said, "cheeky little female!" and he agreed!!!
On the very first night we arrived, we saw turtle laying eggs on the beach and we also saw milky way!! Neither one of us have ever seen soooooo many stars in our lives. It was simply breath taking!! Of course, this trip being the celebration of our 2nd anniversary, a kiss under the milky way was inevitable! hehe
~ to be continued ~