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.