Thursday, March 13, 2014
We had a great time at Teluk Keke campsite and would love to come back soon. Teluk Keke is located at Pulau Perhentian Besar.
The journey here took us about 7 hours(excluding stops) to travel the 549 km from Batu Caves to Kuala Besut Jetty via Karak Highway, Lebuhraya Pantai Timur (exit Jabur), Cherating, Kemaman, Jerteh, Dungun, Kuala Trengganu, Exit Kota Bahru, Setiu, Kuala Besut.
Upon arrival at the jetty, you will spot men circling the area on a motorcycle, selling boat tickets for different company. The speedboat ticket for an adult is RM 70 both way and RM 35 for a child. The company which sold you the boat ticket will show you where to park your car, RM 7 per day. Please inform the boatman of your departure day and time. Keep your return leg boat ticket with you.
The earliest boat is 7am and the next one will leave once there are enough people. The jetty closed at 530pm.
There are some accommodations at the jetty if you wish to stay the night. Samudera Hotel 09-6979 326. T'Lodge 09-6978 777.
The toilet/shower area was abandoned.
The kids showered with icy cold water from the well, our only water source at the campsite.
Little Hui got used to bury her poo deep in the sand.
Our tents and campfire at the beach. Please remember to bring huge garbage bag to bring your rubbish back to the mainland.
Start fire with pine needles, bark, twig and coconut husk. Barbeque sweet potatoes.
The sea in front of the campsite is good to snorkel and swim. You may want to bring your own snorkel mask and life jacket or rent it from Abdul Chalet.
Canoe can be rented from Abdul chalet, about 15 minutes walk from Teluk Keke.
Price list @Abdul Chalet
A couple doing Yoga at the top of the rocks, around the corner of the campsite. So calm and serene. Maybe I should check yoga out too.
I lost count of how many sea cucumber I have seen.
Walking to Abdul Chalet.
If you are coming from Teluk Keke jetty (photo above), on your left is to Abdul Chalet and right side is where you can camp.
After the jetty, take the steps to go past an abandoned chalets before reaching Abdul Chalet. Next to Abdul Chalet is Tuna Bay and follow by Coconut & Cozy Chalet.There is a grocery stall and restaurants over here.
There was one time En decided to swim over than to use the steps.
Beach front of Abdul Chalet.
The sea in front of Tuna Bay.
En floating, at Lata Air Berani.
We also rented a boat to snorkel at four other areas @ RM40 per adult and RM20 per child.
We were lucky to come across two hawksbill turtles and the kids said it was a great feeling swimming with it.
Some of the animal skulls on display.
Kids took a stroll with Prof. Ille who share about flora and fauna around the zoo.
The walk ended with the observation of few animals eating the food that was prepared earlier at the enrichment centre.
Thank you Edwina and EL for the awesome trip.
Friday, February 28, 2014
En decided to learn some movements of figure skating. Today is the first lesson at Royale Bintang E-Curve. A senior coach's fee for a group of 4 - 6 people is RM 200 per hour which includes entrance fee with a pair of skate and coaching.
A check on Sunway Pyramid Ice Skating Rink, there is a long wait list of students who wish to take a lesson!
Check the feeding and guide schedule. Follow the guide as he went explaining each enclosure.
The panda 's variety of food on display.
It took us half a day to complete the River Safari which was not open completely yet.
This time round, En volunteered to go up stage and had her arm outstretched to receive the Cockatoo.
The kids missed the water park at Jurong Bird Park last year and so, they came back for it.
Here they were waiting to be splashed by the big bucket of water. Fun. Fun. Fun.
I brought along En's "BFF" who lives in Singapore. They had the best of time.
Blogging this trip after 8 months, I have trouble remembering a single thing about this aquarium!!! :)
It was huge I know. And kids have a blast, I am sure. For me, I learnt to be much more patient having an extra child.
We were back for the forth time for Children's Season exhibition. It never fails to enchant my children. It was like they fell into the deep rabbit hole in Alice in the Wonderland.
Hope these will inspire the three children. :)
The view of a reservoir is always so calming and serene.
We booked a free tour at 4pm. The guide took us around the reservoir and a gallery.
A demonstration on the flood control system of the barrage.
En loves to hold craft workshop. When she heard of the opportunity to do one, she jumped on it without much hesitation.Here she was, explaining her origami/kirigami options.
Hui loves to draw. Her drawings were hung up for sale.
"Surfers at Padang Padang beach"
Hui's drawing of her memory of watching surfers at Bukit Peninsula, Bali.
En drew the scene where she volunteered at " Save Our Seahorse" when she found out that the founder has passed away.
Rainbow or heart shape are her favourite things.
Thank you Martha for the photo.
We came to Ruby Resort again. This year, there are some new budget cheaper rooms. Margosa has no attached bathroom and air-conditioning and just a mere RM 100 per night. I talked to the kids and they had no objection about saving up some money in the accommodation. And I think it was also an opportunity to go through the emotion of having the least among their friends. They were cool when friends came over the room. The younger one was comparing between more and less, and a discussion was brought up on spending and budgeting and the difference between needs and wants.
Preserved fetus and baby at the museum.
Human Anatomy has always been an interesting subject for little Hui. Inadvertently, I knew much more facts by reading to her. At times, I wish I was equipped with more facts to answer her questions. Then on second thought, I think embracing who I am is more important than to loathe on how little I know. And so, the kids will love who they are and accept that life isn't perfect and you don't have to know it all.
This museum visit at the NeuroFair allowed her to see some actual body parts.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
En stilt walked at Padang Kota Lama for Georgetown Festival opening ceremony. Stilt walking and busking are something which she loves to do.
We saw her posing and mingling with the audience and calling people to join the stilt walking workshop offered at the festival. It was inspiring watching her doing something that she likes and being focused and motivated.
This informative exhibition was put up by IpohWorld.
One of the many many nostalgic displays, a "roti" seller on an old bicycle.
We had a real good time here, browsing the antiques and imagining the past.
10am to 6pm, daily.
Jalan Lahat, Falim, Ipoh.