After 6 hours of bus ride and 1.5 hours of boat ride, we finally reached Pulau Pemanggil on Sat Morning. Yeap we travelled on Friday's night from 10pm, reached Johor Jetty at 4plus am and reached the resort at 6?7? cos we waited for the boat for a long time at the jetty. Msian public transportation including boat, never on time.
The bus ride was crazy, cos Jayden refused to sit on his own, so both me and Big C took turns to carry him and sleep. It was about 4 am when we reach the Jetty. Kids were all up. All blur. And worst, there's only ONE male toilet and ONE woman toilet at the Jetty.
So cold in the bus until my camera lense also all fogged up.
Justin was busy entertaining people or you can say people entertaining him all the time during the holiday.
The resort: Lanting Resort. Its up on the rocks. So alot of climbing and walking up the stairs action. I have never seen such steep stairs, and HUGE steps. It was hard for us to carry our kids up the stairs. I salute the "higher authorities" (the aunties) that went with us, especially 2nd aunty that used tongkat to walk.
This was from the makan place.
And this was from my room. Not much difference from the top picture cos our room was just next to the makan and tv place. Easy for us, but then comes at night the owner son loves to watch horror thai movie with very loud sound. Extra entertainment.
This is my cheeky son looking at me through our window.
We immediate check out the place and headed to the beach. What a dissapointing discovery when we saw the beach. It was so tiny and the sand were not completely brown or white. It was brownish black and very rough.
This is was Justin first time on the beach. We wanted to see if his reaction were the same as Jayden's reaction the last time we went to Langkawi.
Not forgetting the tiny toes in sand..
He asked us to carry him but we said no.. and then he
Wanna know his reaction when he first felt the wave?
From the beach.
The water was nice. But the beach was polluted with rubbish.
The wave was rough at this side. And its not so safe for the younger ones to play.
Jayden loves the sand and started to build sandcastles.
We spend a short time on the tiny beach and went for lunch. Lunch was mostly for adults. All spicy food. Jayden gotto drink Milo and ate some junk food as lunch. We kept thinking that there's alot to bring when you have a toddler and an infant traveling with you on a bus and on boat. So we didn't prepare alot of food cos we thought that there will be a shop selling food so we don't need to buy more. So wrong. so so wrong.
Since the beach was so tiny, everyone decided to go to another part of the island. So we travelled via boat. Like pelarian.
yeah, that's my maid.
The view from the boat was amazing.
The rocks, the water, the corals down under.
Jayden continuing his "work"
Justin checking out the shuvel that ended up in his mouth. Gotta taste everything you know? Including the sand.
We left early cos we don't know if the boat fler will keep to his words or not to return on time. We went back and had a good bath. Then it was dinner time and the rest of them came back. It was like 3 hours later that the boat fler went to get them. And before they got back, they were sent to another jetty for bath, cos they said there are not enough water in the resort for everyone to bath. Lucky for us! Dinner was as usual, spicy spicy spicy food. Luckily they have sup ayam and Jayden only ate sup with rice.
The 2nd day, some went for island hopping. With the kids,no way we can hop. So we went to another island/beach around the corner to play at the beachside.
The sky was bright but not that hot.
The sand were whiter and softer. And the kids transformed Justin into a merboy.
and the water is calmer, even he is accepting it.
Stripped him and into the water we went..
He loved it!
They even found some mangoes and everyone ate including Mr Jayden Chan.
Jayden says: Very busy la. This mango is so nice!
Me with my two burnt Js!
Our not so nice family pic. Better than none!
This place is nicer than the one we went before the day. We saw live corals
colourful fishes, some sotongs,
and also 4 turtles.
I brought Jayden to swim in the ocean. He enjoyed it and not scared at all. Proly he didn't notice that there were huge fishes swimming around us.
After that we showered and waited for quite a long time for the resort people. So everyone was bored and started camwhoring.
He's all ready for everyone to snap pics.
Rinzen, Justin's cousin taking his pic.
I love his tanned skin. So macho.
The last night we had a so-called bbq dinner. This time we ordered maggie mee an hour before the dinner for our kids. We have no idea what they have for the kids. Mana tau they served us rice with dishes and spagetti too. Jayden love button mushroom now, so he ate althought he ate abit of maggie mee before that. Then when we're about to finish our dinner, the bbq came. Few pieces for everyone, if you want more, you gotto wait. :S Anyway, our meal time feels like we're in some camp and not holiday. CANNOT DO THIS. CANNOT DO THAT. Q-UP LIKE THIS, FROM HERE TO HERE. DON'T SPILL YOUR DRINK. BLA BLA BLA BLA BLA. Alot of rules.
Told us that the boat will pick us up at 7am. Half way through the dinner they told us that boat is coming at 6am. Mana tau by 4ish the boat started honking and my door was the first door they knocked asking us to wake up and get ready.
It was about 5am when we rushed to the boat cos they're honking like mad. And guess what we gotto wait for such a long time cos the other group, took their own sweet time getting ready. We slept in the boat. I slept too. Cos i didn't sleep for 2 nights. Why? Tell you later.
Anyway after the boat ride we stopped by for breakfast prepared by the owner at this playground/makan place. And snapped a family pic.
many cameras + very very hot and sunny day + cranky kids + jumping Jayden = picture taking very long!
So what contributed to my sleepless nights?
The first night i got these bites. 16 of it on my back and my leg. I think its bed bug but the owner insisted saying that his place is free from bed bug and no one kena like this before. A few others kena also but not as bad as mine. He then ordered the staff to clean our room and change the bed sheet after they spray some insect spray. I thought that I can sleep well, I was wrong. First the owner's son watched horror thai movie really loud. And then midnight came, I felt like something was crawling on my arms. So I flicked my hand hard. The THING fell onto my blanket. It was a something like a giant gonggok but when it curls up, its like a ball. I have no freaking idea what it is but its big like 20cents coin. I picked it up using a zipper bag and went to show the owner. He said "Oh this one not the one that bite you. This one is nothing wan..." Halo? So big and crawling on my body at night and its nothing? So the whole night i was brushing my hand, my leg, my head. Basically no sleep. I slept like log in the boat and also in the bus.
Normally ppl will say "boy i wish i can stay here longer" But not for this trip. All i wished for was "Faster. Faster. Faster!". Jayden kept telling me "I don't Like (the bed). I want to go 99. I want to 7-11. But Vitagen". When we reached home, everyone had this tired kinda smile on the face. I guess everyone was thinking about the same thing. HOME-SWEET-HOME!