Monday, May 17, 2010

Detour to Kg Koh & Teluk Intan

22 March 2010 @ Damai Laut

Despite the tiring day on the day before, we had to wake up early to catch our free breakfast at the hotel.

the restaurant

The favourite section of the restaurant is the "Egg Corner". You can order whatever kind of eggs you want and they'll cook for you! Yumzz!!

part of our breakfast [we definitely ate more than that]

Our next planned activity is to play at the sea. So we headed down to the beach.

"Watersports to the right please"

beach chairs along the sandy beach

Waterspots equipment counter

"Beware of Jellyfish"
Someone was stung by jellyfish just couple of days before we went there *scary*

So we went to the Watersports pondok to get a kayak and started paddling our way along the shore. We didn't dare to go too far as jellyfishes are on large! Well, according to the staff, jellyfishes are more active in the evening, that's why we chose to kayak under the bright morning sun.

The sun was too hot and we didn't want to turn into africans. So, we paddled back to shore and took a nap at the beach chairs. I love lying down at the beach listening to the sound of waves hitting the shore. Ah, it's so relaxing... *lovin' it*

Too bad we had to go not long after as it's nearing our check out time. We had time to take a few snaps here and there and took a final dip in the beautiful pool before we leave.

checked out and hit the road again!

Along the way out back to town, we saw...

Damai Laut Golf Course...

... and Dragon fruit plantations
[I was excited to see this plant. Sorry I'm a city boy, never seen this plant before]

22 March 2010 @ Kampung Koh
We decided to drop by Kampung Koh since it's near Lumut town. I heard that there are lots of Fu Chow people around there and their Kg Koh Chilli Sauce is one famous one.

OMG! My relative's clinic? *proud*

We drove around look see look see trying to hunt for food but we were too full to actually fit in more stuff into our tummies. So, we tried to search for Guang Bing or known as Fu Chow biscuits. I have only heard of the name from my dad, so I don't really know what I'm looking for.

I asked an aunty that sells kuih at the roadside to enquire about this biscuit. She told me there's a shop near the market and she can't tell me the exact location of the place. Based on my instincts, I found the place easily. Am I clever or what? *Ahem*

Guang Bing aka Fu Chow Biscuits

Honestly, the biscuits is nothing to "wow" about. It kinda hardens if you tapao back and keep it for too long.

22 March 2010 @ Teluk Intan
On the way back to Bidor, we bypass Teluk Intan as well. Heard of the leaning tower of Pisa, we Malaysians had our very own leaning tower, at Teluk Intan!

Going into the tower is free and you can really feel the senget-ness inside the building.

We then took our late lunch around there and headed straight home. By the time we reach KL, it was 6pm in the afternoon already. Lots of driving but I had lots of fun exploring new places. I just wished that price of petrol would be lower... Billy, out.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Breakaway to Damai Laut

21 March 2010 @ Swiss Garden Damai Laut

After Pulau Pangkor, we had lunch and drove for another 30 minutes to reach Swiss Garden Golf Resort and Spa Damai Laut.

The road to the resort is really narrow and I don't understand why did they build such a nice hotel in a secluded area. Probably some people really want to breakaway from the hustle and bustle of city life, and have a relaxing vacation. Breakaway... really breakaway from the outside world. Don't think there were any shops/stalls within 10km radius from the resort. *grasp*

Haha... But I like it just the way it is, far far away from city. =)

Okay okay... Back to the story...

my first glance of Damai Laut *mata terbeliak*

While waiting to be checked in, we were served with 2 glasses of orange juice as our welcome drinks. We sat at the cafe and stretching our arms "Ah... Finally we reached".

JooLi and I + welcome drinks

from the lobby

The bell boy took our luggage and escorted to our room. Along the way, he explained about the facilities available at the resort. How nice of him.

The room was AWESOME!

Without wasting any time, we head down to the beach to see what we can do. There was a guy playing archery and I asked the staff if we could join.

We were using the Tim Tam we bought earlier as our bets to see who gets the better of the other.

Later on, we headed back to change to our swim wear and dipped into the swimming pool!

When the sun is setting, we quickly rushed down to the beach again to see the sun set, and also took some silhouette photos. It was fun playing with the shadows.


Kissing the pearl of life

The sky was getting dark as we went back to our room for dinner. Yes, this [picture below] is our dinner. Ei, the food there is damn expensive okay. Luckily we brought cup noodles and some snacks. *phew*

After filling your tummy sure need to go out and do some exercise right? We went to the games room for a round of pool. Then we went for sauna because it's free of charge! *Hurrah!*

Later in the night, we took our camera and walk around the resort. Geesh I didn't know that there is a sundry shop hidden at a little corner. Our dinner was sufficient anyhow.

stairway to lobby

Ah I like my t-shirt hahaha...

old trishaw

It was a tiring day, but but but... the fun was not over yet. More sun and sea in my next post. Stay tune! Billy, out.

Sunday, May 09, 2010

First Anniversary to Pulau Pangkor

21 March 2010 @ Kuala Lumpur - Bidor - Pulau Pangkor

One year has passed in a blink of an eye. We promised each other that we'll celebrating by going somewhere as a retreat from our busy life. We decided to go to Pulau Pangkor and Damai Laut.

Rose for her, Cake for him

We left before dawn and reached Bidor town at 8am for breakfast. The shop just opened and not many people were in the shop. We had quite a heavy breakfast before we continue our journey to the west.

Another 2 hours we drove and finally we reached the jetty to Pulau Pangkor.

snapping while waiting for ferry

After we crossed the sea, we hired a taxi driver to take us on a 2-hour Pangkor Taxi Tour.

Our Pinkie Van

The roads in Pulau Pangkor is really narrow... and scary...

First stop: The Dutch Fort
This little remains of the building has a history of more than 300 years. As I said "little", there's really nothing much to see.

Took a few photos here and there, then hopped on to our taxi to our next destination.

Second stop: Fu Lin Gong Temple
I was quite surprise to see such beautiful temple in this small island. It's well hidden behind the residential area and I bet you won't' be able to spot it without a local guiding you.

*pray pray*

Lake, Bridge and Pondok

Mini Great Wall of Pangkor

Third Stop: Shopping Time
Our taxi driver stopped us at Hai Seng Hin, a shop that sells a lot of products made from seafood. Yumz Yumz~

"I want everything in this shop!" - JooLi

Fishing village

Forth Stop: Coral Beach
Not many living things you can see at the beach (as in human beings), the sand is so soft and everything is just beautiful. OK I am bias, I like beaches.


A small temple by the beach

It was the last stop of our 2-hour tour around the island. We hopped back to our taxi and went back to the jetty to return to Lumut.

Next up, we're going to Swiss Garden Damai Laut!! It will blow you away. Billy, out.

Thursday, May 06, 2010


20 March 2010 @ TT Sports Park, Subang Jaya

Loooooooooooooong time no see my UTAR friends. Loh had to book me few months before to make sure I can make it. And I was the mystery guest... the rest didn't know I was going. *woot*

masks and chest piece

I have been wanting to play paintball since like... many years ago. But the game is not cheap and it requires around 10 people to play. Where to find so many people to play with me jek?

Reloading ammo

That's everyone waiting to start the game


Denise @ TT Sports Park

After a short briefing on some basic safety rules from the staff at TT Sports Park, we split into 2 teams and started shooting at each other, at the field of course.


Wah! Someone even crawled on the ground!

That's me! That's me!

All the photos were taken by those "dead men". Thanks to whoever that took my photo ya!

We bought 2,000 pellets and played 6 games I think. We finished all the pellets in less than 2 hours. Really fast leh... Bang! Bang! Bang! All gone already.



Group shot

For the whole session, I was almost hit many times, my gun jammed once and got hit once only. Yeah, a love mark by Ah Loh on my thigh.

It was an exhausting game but we had fun. My team didn't take much risk of running of as most of us are beginners and were afraid of getting hit by the pain ball. Nevertheless, our defensive strategy won! Billy, out.
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