Sunday, July 19, 2009

Redang Trip

Redang trip was...entertaining, educating, fun and an eye-opener.

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Thursday, July 9th, 11pm.
3 buses of Mitra Travel & Tour ferried 120pax of Transwater staffs and tour guides from Glenmarie to Merang Jetty. I couldn't recall much of the journey since i was sound asleep most of the times. Not even when they had 2 pitstops for toilet and supper. I,however, managed to wave at customers (as if they saw me!) when we went through the plant area in Kerteh. Then, back to sleep again.

When Azhar called me for Subuh stop, then only i managed to force my eyes wide open.We reach Merang Jetty around 8am (max) and immediately scurried for breakfast. Little while later, being a large group, we had to regroup, say i when names were called and bags were tagged accordingly.

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Voila, we were on the Laguna ferry in no time. The 45mins journey were quite boring if not for Azhar, Shafiq, Faizal and the group. No need to elaborate further as those who know them will know what mischiefs they were up to.

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Reaching Laguna Resort at 10 didn't mean we could check in immediately. After a short briefing by Harris (a blue eyed brown colored guide) who was famous for his reindition of "to the left, to the left", we moved towards to Resort and had fun in beach futsal, snapping uninteresting photos, checking out beach babes, and hot guys we never knew exist in TW. sadly, there were not much of Brad Pitts, Tom Cruises, Josh Hartnetts around for us to gawk at. These all happened while waiting for lunch at 12 at the lobby. Yes, we could only check in after lunch @ 1.30pm. How tiring...

Harris
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Nothing to do..pose gedik!
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I shared my pool-view room with Lee Na and Hanizah and they were such great roommies! Thanks gurls (for whatever it is..hahah)..Our roomw as supposed to be seaview but upon checking, the view was not that great after all.

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We had 2 snorkeling trips - Deepsea (lots of dead corals) and Marine Park (congested but nice view). I took my underwater pix here in Marine Park. The ferries will be arranged by the resort and a ticket is required for the Marine Park trip (can get from Laguna Recreation centre). This info was not widely circulated although the guides deny it. sigh..nvmd.

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Whatelse. oh yeah. We had our telematch on Sat, July 11 at 2.30pm! We were close to burn like roast chicken. But it was fun..for them. I don't do telematch. maybe 1-2 games. I was the self-appointed Team Manager and i arrange who will be playing which games. hahaha....

Waiting for the telematch to start
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Shafiq about to join the fishes in the ocean..saved by the bell!
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Overall, our group - Group 1- was at the 3 rd place with RM200 Jusco voucher and the much awaited prize was the RM200 + RM300 CASH PRIZE (RM300 by dear Mr Kong) for creativity game. And we won! Affizie being the turtle and i could see the teamwork was fab! Thanks guys.

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Happy seeing the ka-ching!
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What can u do in Laguna Resort apart from Snorkeling and diving and chasing sea dwellers out of their wits? Well, the pool is nice, sleep deprived guests can replenish their energy, sunbathing by the beach. Try snorkeling at the water in front of Redang Beach Resort. I saw 3 baby black-tipped sharks. If you read this in 2011, they might have grown bigger now. I even saw a squid! i was ecstatic as i've never seen one alive!

For imsomniacs or happening people, Laguna is equipped qith KTV rooms and they also have public karaoke up until 10pm. Order drinks and sing your heart away. What happens after 10? dance baby dance..the song choices were not bad at all.. The nearing resorts also have their own bar + disco and i heard they even had babes waering 2 piece bikinis dancing away...i heard only la..

i don't like the food. Yup, definitely. I only like the coffee. Period.
whatelse? hmm..The live band was ok and i was surprise to see Simon Chow even bought a round of drink for the singers. Not bad.

July 12-Sunday. Time to leave.
Check-0ut at 10.30am and the ferry left at 12noon. Again, do as you please. I had fun busking at the lobby. Ou boat was stranded at the "muka kuala" Merang jetty for about 30mins and people started to get sick. Maybe the seawater level didn't permitted the ferry to go through and a boat had to tarik us into the jetty.

We stopped at Bidong for some keropok lekor...OMG!! mesti theowner happy gilak seeing 3 buses full of hungry peeps hugging the store..

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Happy? too happy? oi..i ask u to act naturally...
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nex model..wah! cute jugak adik aku sorang neh..dari jauh la..
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Owner camera...thanks babe..hahah
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off we go to KL. With all the memories, good or bad, with us. not forgetting the sunburnt on our faces, wherever la. It was fun. Thanks Transwater.

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Hensem kan ini guide...
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3 comments:

Adam Foh said...

it looks fun with some many people snorkeling. too bad, the food seems all packaged

Johnny Ong said...

its has been sometime now since my last trip to redang

cikgu said...

jeles ah haku nana...asal zaman aku d TW xde evwnt best cmni....hahah

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