Sunday, 27 March 2011

Pahang:: Bukit Tinggi

Assalamualaikum w.b.t and Salam Sejahtera... (skema...!heee..tp sdh jwb slm blum?)

This time, RJ wants to tell about my trip to Bukit Tinggi. I went there on February 2011. It is a very nice and awesome place to go!! Bukit Tinggi is located at Pahang. RJ comes here from Kuala Lumpur, so we (RJ and friends) take about one hour drive to reach here. At Taman Bukit, ada banyak tempat-tempat menarik, and yang paling utama (main attraction) here is the Colmar Tropicale.It is a replica of a collection of buildings from a north-eastern village in France dating back to the 16th Century.So, ada feel macam pergi oversea lah..!! Heee...

The Entrance of the Colmar Tropicale (snap gambar pun senget benget..heeee)


The view from the tower.

RJ's friends. ;)

The buildings inside the Colmar Tropicale

The 'oversea' view. ;)
 For your imformation, Bukit Tinggi ni terbahagi kepada beberapa bahagian:
1.Colmar Tropicale
2.Japanese Village
3.Rabbit Park
4.Bukit Tinggi Golf Club

Lepas RJ jalan-jalan,and snap-snap pic kat Colmar Tropical, agak-agak lemak kaki dah cair sikit,kitorang pun pergi kat Japanese Village!! ;)

RJ and friends in front of cute japanese house.

Entrance to the Tatami Spa

Ala-ala Japanese landscape

Cute right?

Friends.. ;)
Japanese House
 Actually, at Japanese Village ni..kita boleh rent kimono, to look lagi real.Konon-konon betul-betul (banyaknya kata ganda!haha..) macam kat Japan. Kimono rental cost rm10. ;) Tapi masa RJ pegi ni, dah petang..lari-lari dalam taman ni sebab pak guard dok tiup2 wisel suruh keluar!grrrrr....xsempat nak berabisan tangkap gambar!

After round-round Japanese Village, RJ and friends pergi lak ke French Palace. Tmpt ni dekat dgn Colmar tadi.. ;)


Konon-konon model! ;)

This is the French Castle ( I uploaded this one first ..tp appear last)
 After snap sana sini (sorry, pic terlalu banyak untuk di upload semua..letak 2 untuk this part is enough)..Then, we go to rabbit park. Tapi dah close, sbb as I mentioned, dah petang sangat.. So, come to the tips.
Tips::
1.From KL, you take Karak Highway to get here. Remember, u will jumpa first sign board tulis KAMPUNG BUKIT TINGGI, dont go inside. Its not it..and also, if u jumpa signboard tulis Beverly Resort and ada terselit perkataan BUKIT TINGGI kat ats board tu, hah!! MAsuk!! kat situlah..!!! Haha... ;)
2. Entrance for all is Rm12 for adult. But utk masuk Rabbit Park ada charge lain.
3.Pakai baju tebal2,lengan panjang..sebab Bukit Tinggi ni 2700 kaki from sea level! Sejut sangat tau!! RJ xpa,RJ byk lemak..!! haha..
4.Bawa makanan sendiri, sebab on top here..makanan semua mahal-mahal.. ;) (student mesti kena bajet-bajet sikit..)
5.Kalau plan nak datang sini, datang awal-awal..sebab tmpat ni luas sangat...3jam xcukup!

RJ rasa tu ja kot tips yang boleh di share. If anything, ask ja/drop comments ok! Thanks for reading.

Saturday, 26 March 2011

Sabah:: Manukan Island

Assalamualaikum w.b.t and Salam Sejahtera!!!!! ;)

Today, RatuJalan ingin (wah..skema! xtahan.haha).. berkongsi about Manukan Island. Manukan Island ni actually lies in Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park (TARP). In TARP, ada 5 islands; Manukan, Mamutik, Gaya, Sapi and Sulug. Since I only went to Manukan Island (3times! because the island is awesome and near to KK), so this post is more about manukan lah ea...I will slip information about other islands too..

Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park

To go this 5 islands, we have to take boat at Jesselton Point (the jetty). In the jetty, there will be many travel agents, offering many different package. For average people like me, I will go to the cheapest package (same with the mabul case..heee..)..I dont know how to tell in long story pasal nie, so I jump to the tips teruslah.
Tips and Info::

1. Buy return ticket (any islands u want to go) dekat kaunter paling close dengan toilet. That counter the cheapest. Jetty-Manukan only Rm15.
2. Better rent snorkeling equipment (if u dont dive, u snokeling! COMPULSORY!!!! the underwater is SUBHANALLAH) dekat kaunter ni terus. Sebab kat island nanti,lagi mahal!!
3.Bring own food, KFC,McD,Sandwiches,Nasi Bungkus ka..hehe..sebab makanan kat Island,mahal!! Ice cream bodo-bodo ja pun almost rm5!
4.Bring Camera (hehe..ni u all pon almaklum kot!!!!)
5.If u go Manukan, port snorkeling yang best dekat pondok life guard! Its far from the manukan jetty, but the underwater at this port is the most beautiful..the coral!! tempat lain pun cantik, too many beautifull fishes..tp at this port,u can see many coral!!! ;)
6.Please go early,many people want to go this place..so u can enjoy there and be back at city at evening!

Ok,Bayaran-bayaran yang perlu di sediakan:
1.Return boat ticket (depends on how many island u go..if manukan, Rm15)
2.Snorkeling Equipment (Goggle + Life Jacket) = Rm15
3.Jetty Tax = Rm6 (adult), Rm3(Child)
4.TARP entrance fee = Rm3 (Adult), Rm1 (Child)

If u afraid to do snorkeling/dive, you can do scooba-doo. Its a scooter riding underwater! Its so fun!!

The fishes. RJ ambik kat google, since I dnt have many pictures of this fishes.

The Scooba-Doo. Also copy from google..

The Jesseltopn Point main gate!

During my third time going there! See...many people!!

3rd times, riding the same boat! (sebab same cheap travel agent)

Mamutik Island..Sempat snap, transit sini ambik tourist lain.

Manukan Island. Isnt it beauty??

Mamutik Island.

So, RJ hopes this post can help u to come here!!! For those coming from outside Sabah, you can rent any hotel in KK city and still easy to get to Jesselton Point. :)

Sabah:: Sahabat Beach Resort



Assalamualaikum w.b.t and Salam Sejahtera!!! Hello to intertanional people! (Macam ada! Heee...)

Sahabat Beach Resort (SBR) ni terletak 1 and a half hour drive from Lahad Datu City (Act,depend on the driver,for my dad its 2 hours.heeee....).Specialnya about this place is its far from crowded city, can relax your mind and have fun with family. SBR pernah masuk ASTRO channel Tamil International as one of interesting places to go, so here I am to help u out! ;)

The resort. (view from parking lot)

The lobby.

The playground at the back of the resort, facing the beach.

The rooms.

Walk Trail to the beach from the resort.

The swimming pool.

The beach.

The swimming pool again.
The beach. Very nice to picnic. ;)

The jetty, we can jalan-jalan or fishing at night! ;)
The Entrance.( I uploaded this one first, but appear last..dont know)
Its bad I dont have many pitures of it, but for Sabahan, you are suggested to came here. ;)
Interesting places around this resort:
-Small Golf Club (on its right)
-Mini Zoo (5minutes drive from resort)
-Sport Centre (Futsal, Tennis, Football, Badminton, Table Tennis, Netball..This is provided for the residents in Felda Sahabat, but you are free to use)
-Supermarket
-Playground

Tips:: 
1- From Lahad Datu Town, you take Tungku-Felda Sahabat highway.
2-If you from KL, the easiest way is to land at Lahad Datu airport(KK-LD).
3-If u landed at Tawau, Tawau - LD (2 and a half hours drive) , LD - Sahabat ( 1 and half hours drive)
 4-For reservation at SBR, call 089-811300. 

Enjoy!! ;)
















Friday, 25 March 2011

Sabah:: Mabul Island

Assalamualaikum w.b.t and Salam sejahtera..(Sudah jawab salam ka??..haha..)

Ok, For the starting of my humble escape, I'll like to begin with Mabul Island! Because, for me..it is the best island i ever been to!! (TERIMA KASIH TUHAN!!! *berkata dgn penuh semangat!)..Pulau Mabul is located near Bandar Semporna. To get there, you have to go SEMPORNA, then by almost 1hour boat ride from jetty (Ask you Homestay u deal with, about where they will pick u up..Different Homestay, will take their visitor at different Jetty), you will reach Pulau Mabul. Sepanjang perjalanan boat, our eyes will be served by very beautiful view of the ocean, floating houses, small islands, boats, fisherman and etc.If you lucky, you can see turtles ambik nafas di permukaan air!!! ;) Thats too cute! It is easy to get to Pulau Mabul, but please make sure you spend ur times right!! I mean, why go Mabul if not snorkeling/diving? Its a waste, because return boat ride Semporna - Mabul cost Rm100!!!

This is the boat yang responsible ambik/hantar me and friends!! ;)

About the homestay, there are many homestays available in Pulau Mabul! Berdekatan dengan Pulau Mabul ni, ada Pulau Sipadan and Pulau Kapalai. There is no resort/homestay in Sipadan. You have to stay in Mabul/Kapalai, if you want to go Sipadan! Sipadan is the Most Beautiful Island in Malaysia. Mabul is the second one. So, as a student yang bajet xberapa ada, I search for the cheapest homestay available in Mabul..and I found Scuba Jeff Home Stay..You can check it here, http://www.scubajeffsipadan.com/ or to direct asking him, find him at Facebook, Scuba Jeff. The comfortable room have 2 single-bed and 1 kipas. Toilet is at outside. But dont worry, the toilet is clean. FYI, for every homestay they offer different package of activities. As i choosed 2D1N package, it consist snorkeling, island walk, dinner + lunch + breakfast. Lets start about my experience in MABUL!!!!! The real one, I copy this from my notes in Facebook since I dont have time to re-write in different style. I hope u can undesrtand, since I used Sabahan Words.. ;)



19th n 20th of June 2010, me,my sis,rasmah,echa,jue and rini pegi mabul..

Me and friends pergi Semporna by bus, sampai Semporna we terus headed to jetty in front SEAFEST HOTEL where the botman waiting for us. After all ready (pakai safety jacket and on),bot pun vrooooooooooooooommmmmm.....Sepanjang jalan laut pi mabul,10minit pertama..menjerit2 mcm naik roller coaster bah..!!pastu,diam2 sdh sket...sbb perjalanan p mabul..45minit!!!! imagine jaklah..bontot di kayu,kaki bengkok..tp mata..melihat yang indah2 shj!!!Sampai jak di homestay scuba jeff,kami di welcome oleh smua..hehe..and mo naik p homestay satu hal ya!haha..kena langkah dri bot trus pnjt p atas...uinaaa!!!! gila...kaki i ni pendek jak.trus i pon mnta d kasi trun d dpan sket..trus bsh sluar!! huh.kna air.ok..trus kami di kasi bilik..n abg jeff trus "10minits!!! kt nak pegi snorkeling"wow..macam orientasi!haha....trus kelam kabut!!ak,ras and rini bawa beg bsar smua..echa bw beg laptop jak.tp bab2 baju ni,echa plak yg berbagai2 baju2nya..kami tiga memikir 3 jam mo pki apa.huh!haha..

Lpas kami siap,kami p snorkeling di Paradise!!!amazing ya..bot brenti di tgh2 laut,bkn p tepi pantai.. stop d tgh laut,and psg tangga besi di hujung bot..and kt kena trun pelan2..haahaa..tp di sebabkan bdn shazryenna dalang besar,tarikan graviti kuat..stiap kali trun guna tu tangga,kompem jatuh.. botman pon tnya yg masih ada d bot "dia terjun ka?" (mksud=bunyi jatuh mcm terjunan olimpik).haha...
This is the 'tangga' which nearly kill me! Hee... (Terjunan Olimpik)

Kami p snorkeling pertama ni dgn 2 minah salleh,yang buat research. They all masuk air dulu, then one of them come out and said "its amazing!". Tu yg me kelam kabut mo mati,trus trun dri bot and trjatuh lg.hish!!! nasib baik I ni pro..haha...Kami smua trun satu persatu...kcuali c jue.haha..agak 5 jam dia d ats bot.mo di pujuk2..baru turun..ketakutan! c echa pon.haha..tp ak xblame sbb to snorkeling utk first time di tgh2 laut,mmg bahaya..and yet,kwn2 smua dpt snorkeling!!!!! =)
At paradise, Luasssssssssssssssss sangat.kita rs mcm xbyk ikan.sdangkan sbnarnya sgt2 byk!!! The coral was great..echa and jue di bawa oleh guide.sorang satu..yang kami empat (ak,ras,kakak ak,rini) independent ..but we re ok!tp kelebihan ada guide,laju and blh tgk byk..ms snorkeling pertama nie,jue n echa manage to see TURTLES!!! ak mmg kecewa lah xnmpk penyu awl2 ni.. apa ndak,rsnya inilah snorkeling paling jauh dlm hidup ak..1km mungkin!!! demi penyu..skali smpi2 tmpt tu,xda penyu.huh..tp yang bestnya..sepanjang snorkeling..me n my sis,byk d tgkp gmbr oleh adik guide tu.haha...esp masa kami di kelilingi ikan alu-alu..haha..!!! best moments!!! tapi scary, sbb ikan2 ni berenang mengelilingi me and sister..lama..we have to float without moving smpai ikan2 ni berenang ke tempat lain, than we continue swimming. Memang dalam lah lautnya tu!!!!!!! before naik bot,i di kelilingi oleh ikan2 biru besar tpk tghn..heee...I LIKE!!!!!
Can u see the ikan alu alu surrounding me and my sis?? ;) at Paradise.

Subhanallah!! So many..They swimming just below us! at Paradise.

Petang tu,kami snorkeling lagi di Lobster Reef,ni lagi seram..serius tengah2 laut!!!! ada dua bahagian...laut hijau and biru gelap..biru gelap ni dlm sgt2!!! xnampak apa di bawah sdh! masa ni,kami smua nampak penyu,hehehehe....best gilak!! ak mati2 mengejar rini,ras,jue and echa utk p tgk penyu....kakak ku d blakang tinggal.gayat dia..takut sgt!! then i paksa adik guide tu ambik my sis,bawak p tmpt kami..sbb memang serious seram!!!! but choral apa smua bwh tu.SUBHANALLAHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!...i cant say a word...first time nampak Penyu tu,melekat di tepi bhgn yg mo ke curam tu..mcm xblh bernfs! sesak!! terkejut..btapa besarnya penyu tu!!! then kami ke belakang sket,kami nmpk lg 1 ekor.di bawah batu..ni pon besar gilakkkkkkkk!!! ak tunggu jak dia berenang naik ke permukaan air...best sgt2!!ms tu rs mo nangis..tp xmo lah emosional sgt. hahahaa....but sblom tu,mo bgtau..ms mo trun d tangga bot tu,still ya..terjunan x sengaja tu.hahaha...(Unfortunately, none of the guide take the Big Turtles picture.. T.T)

Puas nampak turtle,kami pon balik homestay..mandi2..minum ptang..and jam 5 ptg,kami d bawa jalan2 oleh dua org guide..guide c echa n jue x silap.haha...pulau mabul ni ada perkampungan.sebahagian tu totally kampung,sebahagian lagi totally resort...best lah..tgk bdk2 laki telanjang,main2 dpan rumah.hahahahaha!!!! sdang jln2 dgn bestnya..kami jmpa kedai cenderahati..yg pandainya,sorg pon x bawa duit..jadi 3 org rajin,rini,jue n echa balik homestay ambik duit...ak,kak shella and ras tunggu di kedai.ak rasa,kalau kami baca buku sains..sempat habis cover form 1,2,3 punya bab..punya lama mnunggu dorg!!! hahahaa....lepas habis round,kami balik homestay..
Some of souveniours u can buy from Mabul.

Best Buddies! 10years together! ;) (Pakaian agak lame!haha)

Again, ;) We at Sipadan Water Village Resort (Riches jak can stay here)

Dinner was great..Lpas mkn,smua staff and pelancong lain kumpul..main2 gitar nyanyi2... !! Esoknya(20 june),pagi2 bangun..dgn x sarapan..i trus snorkeling lagi dgn rini pd mulanya..hehe..then,rasmah n my sis join,pelancong lain join,abg jeff,and guide2 smua...best!! snorkeling ramai2...part xbest..baju mungkin terselak masa snorkeling,dorg lah puas...hahaha..nampak ikan..nampak lagi perut2 kita.hahaha...siang tu,echa n jue x snorkeling..lama gilak snorkeling pgi2 ni...pas pnat snorkeling,gilaaaa....lapar trus..p dapur minta srpn. hahaa...pas tu,mandi..lunch buat kali terakhir...plancong lain tu blanja lobster..haha..last,kami gmbr2 dgn staf2..salam2 smua...and menanam niat utk datang lagi!!!!!!!
Isn't this cute? In front the homestay! ;)

Mr.Patrick!!!

Zebra Fish.. ;)

Ikan Layar.. ;)

When I saw this, I though ULAR, I cepat2 come out from water..rupanya EEL! :(

This Nemo is very friendly!! He will kiss u!

The Black Mamba! Haha.. ;)

Ikan ni suka menyamar..He likes to hide!

Cute! ;)


The last meal I had before back, the LOBSTER!! But I Like Crab and Prawn more! ;)
After have lunch, we all pun balik to Semporna, and berpisah ke rumah masing-masing. ;) WE LOVE MABULLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!

Tips Ke sini::
1- Search homestay yang sesuai dengan bajet anda, I cadangkan mcm yang atas tu lah. ;)
2- Bring pakaian yang sesuai, lg snang pakai swimming suit muslimah tu, for girls. ;)
3- If u want to come here from smnanjung, ambik flight KL-Tawau. Then, from Tawau, naik bus/taxi/homestay arrange to the jetty..and continue mcm I tell above! If u dont want to terus ke Pulau, u can stay overnight at SEAFEST HOTEL or at DRAGON INN..The room rate is ok and the rooms are comfortable (As me and family have stayed there many times)
4-If from Sabah, direct jak lah terus ke SEmporna!
5- PLEEASE BOOK EARLY!!! mcm us, we went on June, but I book everythings since January!
6-PLEASE check the season.because we are dealing with OCEAN!!





Sunday, 27 March 2011

Pahang:: Bukit Tinggi

Assalamualaikum w.b.t and Salam Sejahtera... (skema...!heee..tp sdh jwb slm blum?)

This time, RJ wants to tell about my trip to Bukit Tinggi. I went there on February 2011. It is a very nice and awesome place to go!! Bukit Tinggi is located at Pahang. RJ comes here from Kuala Lumpur, so we (RJ and friends) take about one hour drive to reach here. At Taman Bukit, ada banyak tempat-tempat menarik, and yang paling utama (main attraction) here is the Colmar Tropicale.It is a replica of a collection of buildings from a north-eastern village in France dating back to the 16th Century.So, ada feel macam pergi oversea lah..!! Heee...

The Entrance of the Colmar Tropicale (snap gambar pun senget benget..heeee)


The view from the tower.

RJ's friends. ;)

The buildings inside the Colmar Tropicale

The 'oversea' view. ;)
 For your imformation, Bukit Tinggi ni terbahagi kepada beberapa bahagian:
1.Colmar Tropicale
2.Japanese Village
3.Rabbit Park
4.Bukit Tinggi Golf Club

Lepas RJ jalan-jalan,and snap-snap pic kat Colmar Tropical, agak-agak lemak kaki dah cair sikit,kitorang pun pergi kat Japanese Village!! ;)

RJ and friends in front of cute japanese house.

Entrance to the Tatami Spa

Ala-ala Japanese landscape

Cute right?

Friends.. ;)
Japanese House
 Actually, at Japanese Village ni..kita boleh rent kimono, to look lagi real.Konon-konon betul-betul (banyaknya kata ganda!haha..) macam kat Japan. Kimono rental cost rm10. ;) Tapi masa RJ pegi ni, dah petang..lari-lari dalam taman ni sebab pak guard dok tiup2 wisel suruh keluar!grrrrr....xsempat nak berabisan tangkap gambar!

After round-round Japanese Village, RJ and friends pergi lak ke French Palace. Tmpt ni dekat dgn Colmar tadi.. ;)


Konon-konon model! ;)

This is the French Castle ( I uploaded this one first ..tp appear last)
 After snap sana sini (sorry, pic terlalu banyak untuk di upload semua..letak 2 untuk this part is enough)..Then, we go to rabbit park. Tapi dah close, sbb as I mentioned, dah petang sangat.. So, come to the tips.
Tips::
1.From KL, you take Karak Highway to get here. Remember, u will jumpa first sign board tulis KAMPUNG BUKIT TINGGI, dont go inside. Its not it..and also, if u jumpa signboard tulis Beverly Resort and ada terselit perkataan BUKIT TINGGI kat ats board tu, hah!! MAsuk!! kat situlah..!!! Haha... ;)
2. Entrance for all is Rm12 for adult. But utk masuk Rabbit Park ada charge lain.
3.Pakai baju tebal2,lengan panjang..sebab Bukit Tinggi ni 2700 kaki from sea level! Sejut sangat tau!! RJ xpa,RJ byk lemak..!! haha..
4.Bawa makanan sendiri, sebab on top here..makanan semua mahal-mahal.. ;) (student mesti kena bajet-bajet sikit..)
5.Kalau plan nak datang sini, datang awal-awal..sebab tmpat ni luas sangat...3jam xcukup!

RJ rasa tu ja kot tips yang boleh di share. If anything, ask ja/drop comments ok! Thanks for reading.

Saturday, 26 March 2011

Sabah:: Manukan Island

Assalamualaikum w.b.t and Salam Sejahtera!!!!! ;)

Today, RatuJalan ingin (wah..skema! xtahan.haha).. berkongsi about Manukan Island. Manukan Island ni actually lies in Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park (TARP). In TARP, ada 5 islands; Manukan, Mamutik, Gaya, Sapi and Sulug. Since I only went to Manukan Island (3times! because the island is awesome and near to KK), so this post is more about manukan lah ea...I will slip information about other islands too..

Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park

To go this 5 islands, we have to take boat at Jesselton Point (the jetty). In the jetty, there will be many travel agents, offering many different package. For average people like me, I will go to the cheapest package (same with the mabul case..heee..)..I dont know how to tell in long story pasal nie, so I jump to the tips teruslah.
Tips and Info::

1. Buy return ticket (any islands u want to go) dekat kaunter paling close dengan toilet. That counter the cheapest. Jetty-Manukan only Rm15.
2. Better rent snorkeling equipment (if u dont dive, u snokeling! COMPULSORY!!!! the underwater is SUBHANALLAH) dekat kaunter ni terus. Sebab kat island nanti,lagi mahal!!
3.Bring own food, KFC,McD,Sandwiches,Nasi Bungkus ka..hehe..sebab makanan kat Island,mahal!! Ice cream bodo-bodo ja pun almost rm5!
4.Bring Camera (hehe..ni u all pon almaklum kot!!!!)
5.If u go Manukan, port snorkeling yang best dekat pondok life guard! Its far from the manukan jetty, but the underwater at this port is the most beautiful..the coral!! tempat lain pun cantik, too many beautifull fishes..tp at this port,u can see many coral!!! ;)
6.Please go early,many people want to go this place..so u can enjoy there and be back at city at evening!

Ok,Bayaran-bayaran yang perlu di sediakan:
1.Return boat ticket (depends on how many island u go..if manukan, Rm15)
2.Snorkeling Equipment (Goggle + Life Jacket) = Rm15
3.Jetty Tax = Rm6 (adult), Rm3(Child)
4.TARP entrance fee = Rm3 (Adult), Rm1 (Child)

If u afraid to do snorkeling/dive, you can do scooba-doo. Its a scooter riding underwater! Its so fun!!

The fishes. RJ ambik kat google, since I dnt have many pictures of this fishes.

The Scooba-Doo. Also copy from google..

The Jesseltopn Point main gate!

During my third time going there! See...many people!!

3rd times, riding the same boat! (sebab same cheap travel agent)

Mamutik Island..Sempat snap, transit sini ambik tourist lain.

Manukan Island. Isnt it beauty??

Mamutik Island.

So, RJ hopes this post can help u to come here!!! For those coming from outside Sabah, you can rent any hotel in KK city and still easy to get to Jesselton Point. :)

Sabah:: Sahabat Beach Resort



Assalamualaikum w.b.t and Salam Sejahtera!!! Hello to intertanional people! (Macam ada! Heee...)

Sahabat Beach Resort (SBR) ni terletak 1 and a half hour drive from Lahad Datu City (Act,depend on the driver,for my dad its 2 hours.heeee....).Specialnya about this place is its far from crowded city, can relax your mind and have fun with family. SBR pernah masuk ASTRO channel Tamil International as one of interesting places to go, so here I am to help u out! ;)

The resort. (view from parking lot)

The lobby.

The playground at the back of the resort, facing the beach.

The rooms.

Walk Trail to the beach from the resort.

The swimming pool.

The beach.

The swimming pool again.
The beach. Very nice to picnic. ;)

The jetty, we can jalan-jalan or fishing at night! ;)
The Entrance.( I uploaded this one first, but appear last..dont know)
Its bad I dont have many pitures of it, but for Sabahan, you are suggested to came here. ;)
Interesting places around this resort:
-Small Golf Club (on its right)
-Mini Zoo (5minutes drive from resort)
-Sport Centre (Futsal, Tennis, Football, Badminton, Table Tennis, Netball..This is provided for the residents in Felda Sahabat, but you are free to use)
-Supermarket
-Playground

Tips:: 
1- From Lahad Datu Town, you take Tungku-Felda Sahabat highway.
2-If you from KL, the easiest way is to land at Lahad Datu airport(KK-LD).
3-If u landed at Tawau, Tawau - LD (2 and a half hours drive) , LD - Sahabat ( 1 and half hours drive)
 4-For reservation at SBR, call 089-811300. 

Enjoy!! ;)
















Friday, 25 March 2011

Sabah:: Mabul Island

Assalamualaikum w.b.t and Salam sejahtera..(Sudah jawab salam ka??..haha..)

Ok, For the starting of my humble escape, I'll like to begin with Mabul Island! Because, for me..it is the best island i ever been to!! (TERIMA KASIH TUHAN!!! *berkata dgn penuh semangat!)..Pulau Mabul is located near Bandar Semporna. To get there, you have to go SEMPORNA, then by almost 1hour boat ride from jetty (Ask you Homestay u deal with, about where they will pick u up..Different Homestay, will take their visitor at different Jetty), you will reach Pulau Mabul. Sepanjang perjalanan boat, our eyes will be served by very beautiful view of the ocean, floating houses, small islands, boats, fisherman and etc.If you lucky, you can see turtles ambik nafas di permukaan air!!! ;) Thats too cute! It is easy to get to Pulau Mabul, but please make sure you spend ur times right!! I mean, why go Mabul if not snorkeling/diving? Its a waste, because return boat ride Semporna - Mabul cost Rm100!!!

This is the boat yang responsible ambik/hantar me and friends!! ;)

About the homestay, there are many homestays available in Pulau Mabul! Berdekatan dengan Pulau Mabul ni, ada Pulau Sipadan and Pulau Kapalai. There is no resort/homestay in Sipadan. You have to stay in Mabul/Kapalai, if you want to go Sipadan! Sipadan is the Most Beautiful Island in Malaysia. Mabul is the second one. So, as a student yang bajet xberapa ada, I search for the cheapest homestay available in Mabul..and I found Scuba Jeff Home Stay..You can check it here, http://www.scubajeffsipadan.com/ or to direct asking him, find him at Facebook, Scuba Jeff. The comfortable room have 2 single-bed and 1 kipas. Toilet is at outside. But dont worry, the toilet is clean. FYI, for every homestay they offer different package of activities. As i choosed 2D1N package, it consist snorkeling, island walk, dinner + lunch + breakfast. Lets start about my experience in MABUL!!!!! The real one, I copy this from my notes in Facebook since I dont have time to re-write in different style. I hope u can undesrtand, since I used Sabahan Words.. ;)



19th n 20th of June 2010, me,my sis,rasmah,echa,jue and rini pegi mabul..

Me and friends pergi Semporna by bus, sampai Semporna we terus headed to jetty in front SEAFEST HOTEL where the botman waiting for us. After all ready (pakai safety jacket and on),bot pun vrooooooooooooooommmmmm.....Sepanjang jalan laut pi mabul,10minit pertama..menjerit2 mcm naik roller coaster bah..!!pastu,diam2 sdh sket...sbb perjalanan p mabul..45minit!!!! imagine jaklah..bontot di kayu,kaki bengkok..tp mata..melihat yang indah2 shj!!!Sampai jak di homestay scuba jeff,kami di welcome oleh smua..hehe..and mo naik p homestay satu hal ya!haha..kena langkah dri bot trus pnjt p atas...uinaaa!!!! gila...kaki i ni pendek jak.trus i pon mnta d kasi trun d dpan sket..trus bsh sluar!! huh.kna air.ok..trus kami di kasi bilik..n abg jeff trus "10minits!!! kt nak pegi snorkeling"wow..macam orientasi!haha....trus kelam kabut!!ak,ras and rini bawa beg bsar smua..echa bw beg laptop jak.tp bab2 baju ni,echa plak yg berbagai2 baju2nya..kami tiga memikir 3 jam mo pki apa.huh!haha..

Lpas kami siap,kami p snorkeling di Paradise!!!amazing ya..bot brenti di tgh2 laut,bkn p tepi pantai.. stop d tgh laut,and psg tangga besi di hujung bot..and kt kena trun pelan2..haahaa..tp di sebabkan bdn shazryenna dalang besar,tarikan graviti kuat..stiap kali trun guna tu tangga,kompem jatuh.. botman pon tnya yg masih ada d bot "dia terjun ka?" (mksud=bunyi jatuh mcm terjunan olimpik).haha...
This is the 'tangga' which nearly kill me! Hee... (Terjunan Olimpik)

Kami p snorkeling pertama ni dgn 2 minah salleh,yang buat research. They all masuk air dulu, then one of them come out and said "its amazing!". Tu yg me kelam kabut mo mati,trus trun dri bot and trjatuh lg.hish!!! nasib baik I ni pro..haha...Kami smua trun satu persatu...kcuali c jue.haha..agak 5 jam dia d ats bot.mo di pujuk2..baru turun..ketakutan! c echa pon.haha..tp ak xblame sbb to snorkeling utk first time di tgh2 laut,mmg bahaya..and yet,kwn2 smua dpt snorkeling!!!!! =)
At paradise, Luasssssssssssssssss sangat.kita rs mcm xbyk ikan.sdangkan sbnarnya sgt2 byk!!! The coral was great..echa and jue di bawa oleh guide.sorang satu..yang kami empat (ak,ras,kakak ak,rini) independent ..but we re ok!tp kelebihan ada guide,laju and blh tgk byk..ms snorkeling pertama nie,jue n echa manage to see TURTLES!!! ak mmg kecewa lah xnmpk penyu awl2 ni.. apa ndak,rsnya inilah snorkeling paling jauh dlm hidup ak..1km mungkin!!! demi penyu..skali smpi2 tmpt tu,xda penyu.huh..tp yang bestnya..sepanjang snorkeling..me n my sis,byk d tgkp gmbr oleh adik guide tu.haha...esp masa kami di kelilingi ikan alu-alu..haha..!!! best moments!!! tapi scary, sbb ikan2 ni berenang mengelilingi me and sister..lama..we have to float without moving smpai ikan2 ni berenang ke tempat lain, than we continue swimming. Memang dalam lah lautnya tu!!!!!!! before naik bot,i di kelilingi oleh ikan2 biru besar tpk tghn..heee...I LIKE!!!!!
Can u see the ikan alu alu surrounding me and my sis?? ;) at Paradise.

Subhanallah!! So many..They swimming just below us! at Paradise.

Petang tu,kami snorkeling lagi di Lobster Reef,ni lagi seram..serius tengah2 laut!!!! ada dua bahagian...laut hijau and biru gelap..biru gelap ni dlm sgt2!!! xnampak apa di bawah sdh! masa ni,kami smua nampak penyu,hehehehe....best gilak!! ak mati2 mengejar rini,ras,jue and echa utk p tgk penyu....kakak ku d blakang tinggal.gayat dia..takut sgt!! then i paksa adik guide tu ambik my sis,bawak p tmpt kami..sbb memang serious seram!!!! but choral apa smua bwh tu.SUBHANALLAHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!...i cant say a word...first time nampak Penyu tu,melekat di tepi bhgn yg mo ke curam tu..mcm xblh bernfs! sesak!! terkejut..btapa besarnya penyu tu!!! then kami ke belakang sket,kami nmpk lg 1 ekor.di bawah batu..ni pon besar gilakkkkkkkk!!! ak tunggu jak dia berenang naik ke permukaan air...best sgt2!!ms tu rs mo nangis..tp xmo lah emosional sgt. hahahaa....but sblom tu,mo bgtau..ms mo trun d tangga bot tu,still ya..terjunan x sengaja tu.hahaha...(Unfortunately, none of the guide take the Big Turtles picture.. T.T)

Puas nampak turtle,kami pon balik homestay..mandi2..minum ptang..and jam 5 ptg,kami d bawa jalan2 oleh dua org guide..guide c echa n jue x silap.haha...pulau mabul ni ada perkampungan.sebahagian tu totally kampung,sebahagian lagi totally resort...best lah..tgk bdk2 laki telanjang,main2 dpan rumah.hahahahaha!!!! sdang jln2 dgn bestnya..kami jmpa kedai cenderahati..yg pandainya,sorg pon x bawa duit..jadi 3 org rajin,rini,jue n echa balik homestay ambik duit...ak,kak shella and ras tunggu di kedai.ak rasa,kalau kami baca buku sains..sempat habis cover form 1,2,3 punya bab..punya lama mnunggu dorg!!! hahahaa....lepas habis round,kami balik homestay..
Some of souveniours u can buy from Mabul.

Best Buddies! 10years together! ;) (Pakaian agak lame!haha)

Again, ;) We at Sipadan Water Village Resort (Riches jak can stay here)

Dinner was great..Lpas mkn,smua staff and pelancong lain kumpul..main2 gitar nyanyi2... !! Esoknya(20 june),pagi2 bangun..dgn x sarapan..i trus snorkeling lagi dgn rini pd mulanya..hehe..then,rasmah n my sis join,pelancong lain join,abg jeff,and guide2 smua...best!! snorkeling ramai2...part xbest..baju mungkin terselak masa snorkeling,dorg lah puas...hahaha..nampak ikan..nampak lagi perut2 kita.hahaha...siang tu,echa n jue x snorkeling..lama gilak snorkeling pgi2 ni...pas pnat snorkeling,gilaaaa....lapar trus..p dapur minta srpn. hahaa...pas tu,mandi..lunch buat kali terakhir...plancong lain tu blanja lobster..haha..last,kami gmbr2 dgn staf2..salam2 smua...and menanam niat utk datang lagi!!!!!!!
Isn't this cute? In front the homestay! ;)

Mr.Patrick!!!

Zebra Fish.. ;)

Ikan Layar.. ;)

When I saw this, I though ULAR, I cepat2 come out from water..rupanya EEL! :(

This Nemo is very friendly!! He will kiss u!

The Black Mamba! Haha.. ;)

Ikan ni suka menyamar..He likes to hide!

Cute! ;)


The last meal I had before back, the LOBSTER!! But I Like Crab and Prawn more! ;)
After have lunch, we all pun balik to Semporna, and berpisah ke rumah masing-masing. ;) WE LOVE MABULLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!

Tips Ke sini::
1- Search homestay yang sesuai dengan bajet anda, I cadangkan mcm yang atas tu lah. ;)
2- Bring pakaian yang sesuai, lg snang pakai swimming suit muslimah tu, for girls. ;)
3- If u want to come here from smnanjung, ambik flight KL-Tawau. Then, from Tawau, naik bus/taxi/homestay arrange to the jetty..and continue mcm I tell above! If u dont want to terus ke Pulau, u can stay overnight at SEAFEST HOTEL or at DRAGON INN..The room rate is ok and the rooms are comfortable (As me and family have stayed there many times)
4-If from Sabah, direct jak lah terus ke SEmporna!
5- PLEEASE BOOK EARLY!!! mcm us, we went on June, but I book everythings since January!
6-PLEASE check the season.because we are dealing with OCEAN!!