Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Redang day one (14.06.09)

I know i havent blog about it! but perhaps some of you already lost that passion already@__@ anyway, i'll do a quick one ok!

so 8 of us boarded the Hoye Holidays bus at Simpang at 12am on Saturday(13/6). as the driver used the old highway so it took us approximately 7 hours to reach Merang jetty. i did not sleep well as the bus was too noisy and bumpy. from there, we changed bus and proceed to Shah Bandar jetty which is about 1 hour away. we quickly got ourselves registered at the counter once we reached Shah Bandar jetty and our boat ride was supposed to start at 9.45am.

in the bus

after 90 minutes of boat ride, we finally arrived at Laguna resort!! friendly hotel staffs greeted everyone with a nice icy sour plum juice and a short briefing of our itinerary. before the rooms are available for check in, we had the buffet lunch at the dining hall. fyi, the package we signed up is inclusive of to and fro bus ride, 2 rooms(with 4 beds), 3 snorkelling trips, 2 breakfast, 2 lunch and 2 dinner. basically we didnt have to spend money already, except for buying souvenirs, renting the life jacket and mask(RM10 per item) and ticket for snorkelling at marine park(RM5 per person). we paid about RM600 each for the trip, which is inclusive of hotel stay and transportation.

beautiful Redang

our first snorkelling trip was at the.. erm, middle of the sea =__= there were a total of 5 big boats that fetched us all to the sea. each snorkelling trip last for 2 hours. evening time was all about own activities. we went snorkelling again at somewhere nearby the resort, which was recommended by the staffs. there were a lot of nice and colorful corals there even at the shallow level. also, alot of fishes of different size and color. we even saw baby sharks! breads are available at the recreation center and you can feed them! just put the bread in your hand and they will come to you naturally! these fishes are friendly and daring and they wont bite!


the only girls in the trip


while waiting for our snorkelling trip


at the more more tea inn and in the boat


dinner for that night was BBQ-style. the food were ok and there were different varieties for every meal. after dinner, we walked around the beach and took some photos. we went to the famous blue sand beach and amazing enough, the sand turns blue when you rub your feet against it. we also heard that there are yellow corals at one part of the beach but too bad, we dint have luck that night.

us and our dinner!

hanging around at the beach

everyone went to bed early as we were all dead tired.
thats the fun yet short day one for us! stay tune for day two! ;)

2 comments:

  1. wow~seem like ur gang super enjoyed and have a super fun time there~so sunburn and dehydration is quite worth rite?!:p
    I cant wait to be there now...hope next year plan wont be cancel again... ;P

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  2. evelyn, yeah!! i miss it so much even until today :(
    we also planning to go there again next year!! you must insist to go!! ask your frens dont cancel the plan no matter what!! hehe.

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