Friday, April 29, 2016

Tioman : Expenses

Below RM500
So, under budget!

My advice... Don't buy FM at the duty free shop at Kg Tekek
3pcs for RM20.. mahal!
Plus... x banyak choice..

I bought mine at Kg Genting's jetty
2pcs for RM15
Consider mahal but I loike the FM..

Camior RM8
Toblerone RM7.50
Chocolate at Kg Tekek's duty free shop.. Langkawi of coz cheaper!


Thursday, April 28, 2016

Tioman 2016 - Behind the Scene

Tioman's Attack

Agent buat hal!! We called Dumba Bay Resort a day earlier just to make sure our reservation has been made. Guess what?! Our name was not in their list. We called up the agent. Agent kept on saying we don’t have to worry coz they will sort out with the resort and make sure we will get our room. Ended up... the resort has to ‘pinjam’ a room from the neighbor-resort, Marina Bay Resort. Ok, we have a room… hmmm… I hope, Flywind Holidays, the agent will improvise their service in future.

Sea-Front Dumba Bay Resort

We chose to take bus from KL to Kluang. Overnight at Kluang and take bus the next morning to Mersing. Our bus to Kluang was scheduled 9.45pm on Thursday nite. We were supposed to take only 1 train from Sentul Timur to Bandar Tasik Selatan. Due to ‘laluan tren ke Sri Petaling ditutup’, and we don’t have any driver to send us to TBS. We have to take 3 trains to reach TBS. Sentul Timur – Masjid Jamek – KL Sentral (Rapid) and took KLIA Express to TBS. We were panicked and worried that we might not be able to catch our bus! Phewww…

Our bus from Kluang to Mersing supposed scheduled at 10.30am. Due to air-cond problem, have to wait another bus for half an hour.

Waiting for bus @ Kluang Bus Station

I think Mersing ferry terminal has lousy system! You have to queue to pay for the Marine Park fee and National Park fee, RM5 each and another queue to get your ferry ticket. You will need to show your MyKad for the ferry ticket. And again, queue to get your Boading Pass. Different colour of Boading Pass for different ferry schedule. So, please be there at the Terminal at least 1 hour before departure. Our ferry supposed to be 2pm but the ferry has already full. So, we have to take extra-provided ferry which is smaller and stuffy.  The ferry schedule doesn’t seem to be correct either! Oh, it’s free seating ferry.

Mersing Ferry Terminal
Queue jangan tak queue 

The Marina Bay Resort is not next to next with Dumba Bay Resort. It was quite a distance. We are ok even it is not sea view resort but hilly?! Ok, not that hilly but enough say that it was totally not convenient at all! What more when we have to experience no-electricity every single day?! Even it was not only less than half an hour, but for us to climb down and climb up from our room to the counter was an issue!

Hilly Marina Bay Resort
Where you would prefer to stay???

We couldn’t find any place for underwater camera rental at Kg Genting! Frustrating?! Of coz…

Coming back KL, ferry & bus transits took us approx. 12 hours to reach home... Dah mcm naik tren dari Hatyai – KL. Phewwww…

Dalam bas balik KL, baru perasan my right ankle were swollen. Tak perasan pun ada terjatuh ke apa. Elok je buat lompatan maut. Tak sakit & still boleh jalan. Hari ke-2 balik dari Tioman, spotted reddish dots on both legs. Mula la risau. So, p klinik. Dapat la cocok tetanus & alergik. Baru la beransur pulih. Mmg Tioman attack betul! Huhuhu..

Bitten by sea creatures!

Actually, ada benda mistik happen malam terakhir tu. Lucky juga sbb I jenis tido mati. Both Tunung & Lin dengar bunyi something mencakar dekat dinding atas kepala kitaorang. seram tak?! Huhuhu…

We can't help ourselves but to compare the escape with our Redang trip... not until I found this quote today..

In other words, enjoy the journey, not the destination... 

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

WW ~ Site Audit @ JB

From earthwork on my 1st visit..
8-floor on my 2nd visit..
and finally 39-floor on my recent visit..
Can you believe that we had actually climbing the staircase up till the 39th floor..
Just because we wanted to avoid to passenger hoist.. 
Uhh that will be scary!
But the most importantly, 
it feels great to be able to see the transformation of an empty land to a 39-floor building!
Mcm saya pula yang bina bangunan tu! Poyo!! Ahahaaha..

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Tioman Escape 1/4 - 3/4 (Part 2)

2/4/16 (Sat)

Snorkeling day!

Before breakfast, we had our quickie photo session. Harusss kannn…

Actually, we were looking for underwater camera rental. Unfortunately, there are none in Kg Genting. Punya la unbelievable!  Time nie la menyesal sbb tiada gopro atau yang sewaktu dengannya. Huhuhuhhu…

9am : Gathered at jetty

9.30am : Departed from jetty

9.50am : Pulau Renggis – 1st snorkeling spot

10.30am : Done 1st snorkeling session

10.40am : Marine Park – 2nd snorkeling spot

12.00pm : Lunch at Marine Park jetty

12.30pm : Kg Tekek – Duty free shop

2.00pm : Back to Kg Genting / Resort

Basically, the snorkeling sessions only half day! Huhuhu..

Charging our ‘battery’ in the room before we catch the sunset again that evening..

As for dinner, another round of wefie! Hahahaha…

 3/4/16 (Sun)

Morning photo session at Dumba Bay Resort before and after breakfast. Hahaha...

Our chalet @ Marina Bay Resort

We supposed stay in one of the sea-facing chalet @ Dumba Bay Resort

Lompatan maut! LOL

12.30pm : getting ready at jetty.. Padahal, ferry pukul 2pm! Grrrrr…

Berebut naik ferry time ni! Huhuhuh

1.25pm : Ferry departed. So, we thought we will be arriving early at Mersing. But then, the ferry went to Kg Tekek’s jetty to fetch passengers. The ferry was full house! Ramai penumpang lain yang terpaksa berdiri. Huhuhuhhu…

2.30pm : Finally, ferry departed to Mersing. We were worried that we might not be able to catch 5pm bus to KL.

4pm : Arrival Mersing Jetty Terminal. Rushed to bus terminal. We were kinda frustrated that there were no direct buses from Mersing to KL. We have to take bus from Mersing to Kluang and take another bus from Kluang to KL. Arghhh… stress!

5.30pm : Bus departed from Mersing to Kluang. Before that, sempat isi perut. Kelam kabut sebab order lambat sampai! Slow servis..

While waiting for our bus, we spotted shuttle bus from the bus terminal to jetty terminal. Huhuhuh… If you are not in rush, why not ride the shuttle bus… kann?!

7pm : Arrival Kluang. Sempat la lepak ngan kawan Lin sekejap.

8.30pm : Bus departed from Kluang to KL

12am : Arrival TBS

12.45am : Reached home

It took us approx. 12 hours to reach home! Goshhh… Those ferry & bus transits made us exhausted. Huhuhu…

At the end, we still compare the trip with Redang and Redang still nombor 1 di hati! Hahahaha…

Next, looking forward for Perhentian or Koh Lipe??! Hehehehe... 

Friday, April 22, 2016

Tioman Escape 1/4 - 3/4 (Part 1)

Another island escape was successfully ticked this year! Alhamdulillah…

Me and my friends started this mission last two years. Flagged off with Redang. The most memorable and enjoyable escape so far. Then, we went to Pangkor last year. An island escape will not be complete without snorkeling session. So, Pangkor was not as enjoy as Redang. Hahaha…

For this year, we went to Tioman. The trip was not smooth tho’. Will post different entry for behind the scene. Hehehhe..

Btw, it was only me, Lin & Tunung this round. Lia was busy with her Korea trip. Huhuhu..

31/3/16 (Thurs)

Due to train problem, laluan ke sri petaling ditutup (what the fissshh!), we have to take longer route i.e. We have to go all the way to KL Sentral and took KLIA Transit for us to reach Bdr Tasik Selatan (TBS). My goodness! Luckily, we made it just on time!

Left : Lin first time in KLIA Transit... heheheh
Right : Waiting for our bus at TBS

Our bus from TBS to Kluang scheduled at 9.45pm. So, we reached Kluang at bout 1am.

Why Kluang and not Mersing? To reduce risk! Well, you know laa.. bus.. midnight.. accident.. choy!! Since we will be staying for free at Lin’s hse at Kluang, so no issue la kan… Sorry makcik, kejut malam2 buka pintu! Thanks to Lin’s bro too sebab fetch us tgh2 mlm. Huhuhuhu

1/4/16 (Fri)

Our bus from Kluang to Mersing scheduled at 10.30am but due to bus air-cond breakdown, we have to wait for another bus for about half an hour to depart.

Tapau Kluang's Roti Bakar

Oh before that, sempat juga tapau Kluang’s famous roti bakar!

Route journey from Kluang to Mersing mmg bikin mabuk. So, you better take your medicine if you have motion sickness. Huuhu..

Google Map (blue dots) vs our route (red arrow)
Mersing Bus Station to Mersing Jetty Terminal

We finally arrived Mersing about 12.30pm. From the bus station, you have to walk bout 15 mins to get to the ferry terminal. Basah juga la ketiak.. tengahari buta plak kan… Phewww…

Walk along the pedestrian bridge/jejantas and you will see KFC
Continue walk straight
You are almost there when you Stadium Mersing on your right

We looked for our agent. She just handed us our ferry ticket (return) and also sticker of Dumba Bay Resort. While Tunung queued to register ourselves at Kg Genting’s counter (IC needed), me & Lin queue for Marine Park & National Park tickets, RM5/pax each ticket.

Click to zoom
Queue at all 1-2-3 counters

Our 2pm ferry has already full, so we have to wait for next ferry. Extra one! As per ferry schedule, only two ferries available i.e. 2pm & 5pm. Hmmm… Don’t forget to queue for the boarding pass. Different colour of boarding pass for different boarding time. The system kinda messy! Huhuhu…

Luckily, we didn’t wait long for the next ferry. Kinda stuffy. Free seating yaa..

There are few jetties in Tioman. So, make sure you know which jetty to stop i.e. Kg Genting, Kg Paya, Kg Tekek & Kg Salang. Our resort is at 1st jetty, Kg Genting. It took about one and half an hour from Mersing Jetty to Kg Genting Jetty.

We have some issues with our resort and agent actually. Will rant in behind the scene entry later. 

We have no choice but to stay at Marina Bay Resort instead of Dumba Bay Resort. The fact that Marina Bay is at hilly spot instead of the sea-front Dumba Bay Resort really disappoint us. Hmmm… 

Marina Bay Resort

Our room
Before Maghrib, we had our 1st session of sunset photography session. But, 30 mins just aint enough. Hahahaa.. Padahal, sudah bersantik-santik! Kekekekek…

It was BBQ for dinner… unlike Redang, the BBQ was all prepared and served by the resort’s staffs. After dinner, some of the groups enjoyed karaoke-ing while we just enjoyed wefie! LOL

Stay tuned for snorkeling sessions.. ^_^

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

WW ~ Descendants of the Sun

Descendants of the Sun
Song Joong Ki & Song Hye Kyo

Ommo ommo...
I guess ppl of the whole world (izzit??) are talking bout DOTS now
It's the final 2 episodes of the drama this week!
Report saying DOTS breaks the rating record of My Love From Another Star..

I tot I wanna skip this at first coz I'm not so into war-army kinda of stories..
Thanks to Big Boss Yoo Si Jin.. I love you as much as Manager Do Min Joon!

Thursday, April 07, 2016

Tioman's Attack!

Just came back from Tioman last Sunday midnite.. 

It was an adventurous trip to us I would say. There were obstacles right from the beginning up til the end and even after I reached home! It was totally not a smooth journey for me... 

I came back with swollen ankle. Don't think I sprained it either coz I didn't recall any fall down cases. No itchiness & pain.. Hmmm... I spotted reddish on the leg after 2 days. 

So, I went to clinic. Doctor can't confirmed if it due to fall or bitten by insect or others. So, I got Tetanus jap and few medicines. Was asked to come again the next morning.

The clinic's assistant were surprised to see me again yesterday morning. Haha! Doc gave me another allergic jap on my butt! Ouchhh... And gave me some antibiotic & cream. Thank God that the reddish seems better. Allergic? I never have any allergic before. Was it due to menopause? Hmm.. But, doctor thinks that it should be bitten cases. Jellyfish?? My goodness... The imagination runs wild!

Syukur Alhamdulillah... the leg & ankle seem much much better today..