16 April 2012


The weather one the second day was very clear. We're eager to snorkel that day and I paid RM350.00 to rent a boat special for my family. It's a small boat with one boatman. They said that they will bring us to Tuku Burung (some people call it Tokong Burung), Susu Dara and Rawa Island. Our journey to Tuku Burung was very chalenging due to the strong waves of North Wind. At first my youngest daughter laughed happily and sang 'I believe I can fly', but later she cried very loudly. The waves were very strong that I barely believe we would be able to reach our destination. To the boatman, the strong waves were normal. They sometimes need to move through higher waves up to 7 meter during Monsoon. We reached our destination after about half an hour and prepared ourselves to snorkel.

Ready for snorkeling...at first ...still laughing...but later..

Tuku Burung Island (Bird Temple Island) ... the water was perfect.

Another foto of Tuku Burung Island

I try to take a photo of the clear water.. at this time I was so sea sick..
Poor me, the moment the boat stopped and the boatman lowered the anchor, I started  feeling seasick. It was so suddent and it spoiled all my mood. I was very dizzy that I can't even stand up properly.Later I found that my son also felt the same. Both of us barely went down into the water before we hold the reel and climb back into the boat. The waves was very strong, lullabying  everything. Both of us vomited a lot. Luckily when we vomit, the fish crowding the boat as though we poured them bread ..(lol). The water was so clear, we don't need to snorkel to see the fishes. The fish even jumped and bit my son mouth to get the 'food'. Not long after that, my husband and my youngest swam back to our boat. They too started feeling sea sick. Only my younger twin sister and one of my daughter didn't feel sea sick. They were so lucky and I'm so jealous. I remember at Redang Island, I sea sick but not too bad.
Everybody in the boat collapse..now the beauty of the sea is not attractive anymore..
Fifthteen minutes later the boatman start calling us. We move to Rawa Island. I felt relieved to move there. The boatman seems to understand the situation. Somehow, I managed to control my sickness the moment I see the beauty of Rawa Island.

Rawa Island, Perhentian, Malaysia.

Everybody was happy, running and jumping..

Rawa Island, Perhentian was even more beautiful than the photos I've seen in google image before. I forgot about my sea sickness the moment I put my feet on this land. This is Rawa Island, Perhentian. Malaysia has two Rawa Island. One at Perhentian and another is at Tioman Island, Johore. Both are equally beautiful. If you wish to look at another Rawa, just youtube to : Rawa Blues song by Ron White. I think the other Rawa is more beautiful because it's bigger and the sand is very much whiter. It's as white as bleached corn flour. No kidding!

The beauty of Rawa..

My husband still sea sick at this time. At first I vomited (the last call) and drawn the fishes too the shore.. yuck. Later followed by my husband. He was dizzy and slept at the shore. Very pity. I woke him up to enjoy the water but nothing much help. Later, I discovered that after vomited we felt much better.
Look at the strong waves..

Pristine Rawa...

Ahmad going snorkeling..

The coral fish is a lot...

my little rascal .. only survival of the sea sickness

I gotta Rawa blues.....
If you wanna watch the above photo in movie and see what I mean by a strong North wind, you can click the following url:


An hour later we moved back to Perhentian Island. On the way back we feel very much better. The waves is not as high as before and we managed to reach Fisherman Village at Kampung Pasir Hantu (Ghost Sand Village) at less than thirty minutes. We had our lunch here and buy some food for tea break. The price of the food here much reasonable than that of chalet's.
Ghost Sand Village's fisherman jetty..

plenty fishermen boats.. again..the water was wow..wow

I think this is the most beautiful fisherman village I've ever seen in my whole life. I leave at Penang, very near to the sea and I get used of seeing fisherman village but the scenery here is far more beautiful than that of Penang's. How I wish to stay here longer but we need to move for another snorkeling trip at shark point.
the rocky bank is meant to protect the village during monsoon season..

I still remember when we were having lunch there, a suddent strong wind struck us like lightning. It was so strong that it managed to push one canopy down and broke another canopy. The canopy fell next  to and nearly hit my daughter. Luckily nobody hurt. That's the strength of North Wind that rarely happened at Perhentian. If you wish to visit this village, welcome here but please cover your body because the villager are muslim and they are very shy (plus actually forbidden too) to look at your body. Bye..salaaam.

14 April 2012


Teluk Dalam beach where we stayed.

Salam and good day to everybody,
I have dream very long to visit Perhentian Island. Eventhough Perhentian is not too far from my residential area (quite far actually, about 600 km from my house and it takes about 6 hours from my hometown at Penang to Kuala Besut Jetty) it located in Malaysia and I don't have to use my pastport or to get a visa to go. I planned many times to come here but failed because of my budget. That's why when my dream become a reality, I just can't believe it. We went to Perhentian on 29 th Mac 2012 and went home on 2 nd April 2012. Four days of unforgetable memory. No wonder why tourists chose this island as their vacation. I just can't put the memory out of my head. Perhentian is really a beautiful island. I can still feel the waves lullaby and myself floating, swimming, watching the coral....oh,no I need to stop thinking of all these.
Teluk Dalam view

We stayed at Teluk Dalam (Deep Bay) and I suggest this place to all tourists who came together with their family, especially the one with children.  I have a few reasons of saying this. First, the sea level is shallow, 20 meter into the water, the sea level is about your shoulder. Second, the sand was very smooth at the beach and inside the water.  I barely found dead corals  here. Third, the water was very clear and blue. Fourth, there's many budget chalets and the food price was reasonable. There's one burger shop that opened until midnight. Fifth, the scenery was like 'wow..wow' and the workers there were very friendly. I suggest that you stay at Fauna Beach Chalet, this chalet offer us a great deal. If you wish to stay here, ask for a beach front chalet, the cost was about RM50.00, you can contact the manager at 609-6911607 (Mr Asmadi).

Teluk Keke view

We arrived at about 10.00 am, check in at 12.00 and our first destination on the first day was Teluk Keke (KK bay). This place was nice and no inhabitant. Only tourists come and go. There's one foodstall selling fried food and junk food. We were given a few snorkeling sets by Fauna and we were asked to try them first and check any defect before we went snorkeling the next day. I was informed that the snorkeling set haven't been used before. Gratefully,we're given the new sets.

Teluk Keke water was quite wavy due to north wind
It was so happened that we met with north wind during our visit to Perhentian. A day before , weather forcast announced that there will be a storm around Sabah coastal area that will affect South China Sea. This storm was not supposed to affect Samui coastal area which include Perhentian, but somehow we still can feel the stong current of the waves.

Strong current at Teluk Keke

Natural beauty of Teluk Keke. Unlike Teluk Dalam, no one sweep the dry leaves on the sand ..
Teluk Keke is about 4 km from Teluk Dalam. We went there by boat. Actually we could jungle track from Teluk Dalam. There is a pathway, but we were very tired and tend to save our energy for snokeling the next day. There no one lives here except a stall which operates during day time, a camp, and an old jetty. Informed by my blogger friend, this land is owned by State Goverment. This bay is really pristine, the water was clear, the sun shines so brightly that I could barely open my eyes. Good place for sun bathing, provided that you really wanna get tanned (but please don't show all what you have. This is a muslim country. I do not suggest 'two pieces'. Cover yourself a little bit especially if there's Malay around or find a place seperate from crowd, that show how understanding and respectful you are) . Don't apply your sun lotion and kill all coral just to protect youself for a few days (sun lotion is believe to be one of the reason of coral extinction because it consist oil as major ingredient ). Ready to get sunburn or otherwise don't come here...

The sun shines very brightly

On the left side of Teluk Keke, where we test our snorkeling set..

On the left side of Teluk Keke Beach, the view was nicer and there was a lot of fishes at the beach. My husband snorkeled there and found that the fishes were quite big, about the size of his palm and brownish in color. The fish even bit him for not bringing any food (lol..) I was quite unhappy with my feeling of 'depth phobia' that prevent me to follow him any further. Actually I can swim quite well but everytime I feel that the sea bed is deeper that my height, I will panic and that spoiled everything. The panic causes by a drown memory  at Redang Island and I'm yet be able to vanish it.

Clear blue water...can u see my husband snorkeling?

My kids and my younger sisters (twin) enjoying the water...

How I wish that one day I will have enough saving to by a brand new outdoor camera. This photo is captured using my Sony Ericsson hand phone. Do you sea the colour of the water, how clear it is? Actually in real it's even bluer and clearer. My hand phone camera cannot produce the real colour when it exposed directly to sunlight. I brought my Sony Ericsson digital camera but it worse. Dear readers, suggest me the most perfect camera for outdoor ... and the price too. I'm going to start saving.

Actually the water is bluer than what captured using hand phone camera. I wish that one day I have
 enough money to buy a better camera suitable for outdoor.