Monday, 16 November 2009

Pangkor

I think I owe my blog some nice holiday pictures. The last holiday I blogged about was my trip to Cambodia . Worse still, I only had time to blog about my first day at Siem Reap. I owe Angkor Wat the beautiful pictures I took. Soon, soon!

Ok back to Pangkor, I had the chance to go with Phang, Dom and Serena during my 'career break' after finishing chambering on 12.9.2009-15.9.2009 ( a night at Sitiawan).


No, no..we are not at Pangkor yet...
Look at the beautiful emerald green waters

The hotel we stayed - Anjungan Resort

We checked in to a family suite. It's a 2 floored room. The lower floor house has a Queen sized bed while the upper floor has 2 single beds. I love the ambience.




this is the upperfloor. One would think they can have a good nap or sleep overlooking the outside window. Aside from aircond, they will have a stand fan to boost. HAHA..No...as you can see, the upperfloor is the zinc roof directly. So instead of enjoying the perfect panoramic view of the room while sleeping, those unlucky fellas to sleep upstairs will have to battle with the heat from the zinc roof and moths flying around. The aircond unit is only enough to keep downstairs cool.

But the the upperfloor still looks nice.


Overview of the hotel. Very clean.

The Pangkor Experience


Ok, when we were there it was still Ramadhan month. So the whole island (aside from its residence) basically belongs only few tourists like us. Even the hawker stalls along the beach did not open, not even in the evening. We stayed opposite Teluk Nipah and 5 minutes walk from Coral Bay.

Our food source came from the town. 
Food in Pangkor is very cheap - RM2.50 for a bowl of noodles!







Teluk Nipah...nice beach free for us, anytime anyday - night time also can

As we rented a car, we conquered the whole island within 30 minutes drive. Cool eh?! No traffic jam but need to watch out for 'Initial-D' like bends and motorbikes. The road only cater for 1 car per way and only 1 way. Some sites even recommended that you can even cycle around the island. Unless you are training for some cycling marathon, don't even think about it! There was when we drove past a very exhausted cyclist, he can't help but looked totally envious that we're comfortably in a car wheezing past him.





The Dutch Fort


Pangkor Town


Sunset at Teluk Nipah



Coral Bay


Snorkelling near one of the smaller islands...look at the fishes!


Inedible black sea cucumber


Corals

A glimpse of Pangkor Laut
As we're not rich (and no sponsors) all we can do is to catch a glimpse of the famous top resort - Pangkor Laut Beach Resort.

 Must take group photo







Emerald green seawater. If only there's emeralds buried under.

The Fishing Village




Fishing dock belonging to a friend of Serena







The Jetty carpark and the famous pink vans


Oh and also one thing about Pangkor is that aside from Pasir Bogak and the residential and town area, the rest of the island is pitch dark at night. Fret not, I did not encounter any supernatural experience while being there. Only sounds of waves will fill your ears at night (and maybe your friends' noises).

In fact, I couldn't forget the moments when me and my friends visited Coral Bay on our final night stay to search for for the blue simmering don't-know-what-is-that on the beach. It's so pitch dark and yet peaceful. And only the sound of waves to keep us company.

Would I want to visit Pangkor again? YES.

p/s: Special thanks to Foo Woei and Serena's friend for the company spoiling us with food.



YUM!

4 Yawns:

Alpha Ace said...

nice vacation n photos ^^

i think putting in one ShoutBox in your blog page would b great, so others may leaves u a msg ^__^

not all wil spam ur box ya~

Karen said...

Thanks!

Will consider ShoutBox once i regain my momentum again.

Thanks for visiting ya~

joanna audrey said...

omg... soooo beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hahahhaha... hey i loove travelling 2.. if u need a teman, count me in..hahaha.. joanna audrey

Karen said...

Boleh bah kalau ko...ehehe

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