Sunday, October 05, 2008

Merdeka Camping trip...

Woah!!... I better put in a post before September is over…. (yup…too late!!!) I cant remember if it was a week after???… yeah it was a week after I returned from Sydney that the gang planned a camping trip in PD…. I was a little shocked because I was very sure they weren’t the camping type…. We planned to go on Saturday 30th August since Monday was a holiday for Merdeka (Independence Day) ……. So I thought we will spend two nights camping on the beach but I find out later that week that they had booked an apartment suite for the second night… I thought we could go early since we had only one night to camp there but some of them wanted to help out for the Assumption Family Day…. So by the time Dono, Alex, Shanti, Rose and myself left KL ..it was .,… hmmm I cant remember lah… well… it was late and I believe we reached PD about 12:30am I think….

No surprise PD was packed with people… since it was a long weekend holiday… and also all Muslims will be starting their fast for Ramadan the next day….. PD was like a circus… There was a bad crawl leading all the way to Teluk Kemang was packed with people…. We drove to the 10th mile stretch (Blue Lagoon) where I initially planned to camp but it was filled back to back with tents and holiday goes…. ..

Was not sure what to do next…. So we took a gamble and drove further and explored each exit to see if we could find a nice stretch of beach to setup camp…. After a few U-turns, 3-point turns and a heck of a lot of huge speed bumps… which wasn’t good for a car packed to the brim .. we finally found an interesting, almost deserted stretch of beach…. The sand wasn’t very nice …actually it was more like tiny pebbles…. But hey… it was empty and it was only for a night…. Hmmmm my only worry was how am I going to give directions to Sheeven and Kat who were on their way here… Well …. They did get lost for a bit but after a few phone calls they finally reaching us… By then we had setup the 2 tents and were relaxing on the beach looking at the awesome lightning…. It looked intense and the wind was picking up… we thought for certain it was going to rain heavily…. Every time the sky lit up with lightning, we got a glimpse of the menacing clouds…. It was our very own natural National Day fireworks parade!!!.....

(our merdeka day fireworks parade)

I think it was about 4am when everyone decided to get into the tent… Alex offered to stay up for security and I kept him company… about an hour later I convinced him to sleep and I would take over ….

Woke up with the sound of children playing and shouting … and alex looked at me and said Ooii!! U slept off ah??!! Kekekeke… yup I slept off … kekeke… anyway … the noisy bunch of kids were with two women which I assume were their mothers. They had spread out pages of newspaper on the sand to sit on…. Then suddenly they all just got up and left in their Toyota Wish…… they didn’t even bother to pick up the newspapers…. Such pariahs!!! they looked educated and well-off… oh well… I guess wealth and education does not equate to being civilized….

Rose, Alex and I got up and decided to start making breakfast… So I bring out the portable stove (Yup!! pampered peopel we are…) and… that’s when I realized that I had left a bag back home which had 2 butane gas canisters and a sheet of canvas which I normally use to make a covered area for cooking… … hmmm I didn’t think we had enuff gas … but just when we start cooking…. It starts raining…. Heavily!!!… the three of us scrambled to our feet and took whatever was cooked and got into the car….. kekekeke… we continued to eat while it rained to glory…. hmmm i cant remember why we ran into the car and not the tent,,,...

After the rain had settled down which by then everyone was up… we finally got some coffee going… the gas was just enuff to boil water for coffee… kekeke… luckily we had enuff bread and chocolate peanut butter and Nutella to go around….. After breakfast we brought out Taboo and played a few rounds until I noticed something crawling under Rose’s feet…. I almost panicked but stayed calm and said DON’T PANICK… (normally when you say DON’T PANICK… everyone starts panicking and shouting and running… kekeke) luckily everybody stayed calm and looked at me waiting for an explanation…. As I motioned everyone to stand up slowly …I then ordered them to move away from the mat… Thats when everyone noticed the big ass centipede on the mat…. It was HUGE!!!…. I guided it away from the camp site ..much to rose dissapointment as she was hoping I would kill it….. kekeke…



Played a few more round of taboo then just bummed on th beach for while and also took a walk around the area. Then just before lunch we broke camp… packed and headed out for lunch at a Chinese restaurant near Guoman….
After lunch we checked into Ilham Resort which is at the 10th mile or Blue lagoon Beach. I must say I was impressed… it was a very pleasant place… looks like it has been newly renovated. The only complain i have with the place was that the food was bad ....The food was cheap though...but very bad..…. the buffet breakfast the next day was even worse… but other then that it was a pleasant stay…


PD was pretty much deserted onMonday morning. Such a difference from Saturday night… eventhought Monday was a holiday.... After a walk on Blue Lagoon beach and a popcical stick ice cream... we headed home..... :(
here's too sand between our feet.....

11 comments:

Gallivanter said...

When u want to go for a real camping? :-)

Pixelated Mo said...

Im so out of shape lah.... hmmm but really want to go Gunung Senyum again :D kekeke...

maybe next year lah...

sabrina said...

Damn i so jeles. Been trying to get these boys to go camping for ages but they're all such lazy, pampered bastards!!! Especially my bro who MUST have access to clean, sand-free bathrooms!

Oh and that Ilham Resort really looks amazing la. Must try that next time. Is the beach there any good?

Pixelated Mo said...

yeah the beach there is nice...... its the 10th mile Blue Lagoon stretch...

the last pic of rose and shanti walking on the beach is blue lagoon...

camping ah... hmmmm next year must plan a trip lah... but first must get fit.... will keep u posted

Fiona-Jane said...

OMG!!! That thing was HUGE! I would have screamed bloody murder!!

Pixelated Mo said...

yeah it was a big feller'... luckily it didnt get into the tent...

Thevan said...

sheeven as in ian sheeven???

Pixelated Mo said...

yup thats sheev.... i believe... the whole world knows him :) kekeke ... thats one dude you can take him to the moon and he'll bump into sumbody he knows... kekeke...

ian sheeven... the one and only...

karen said...

moooooeeee....... I wouldn't have missed that trip for the world....and yet I did......

Pixelated Mo said...

what to do.... u in some far off land... so hard wan...

:)

yes yes..... i miss you too..

Bailey said...

You have made me to plan a camping trip, will checkout REI for it's gears.