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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Berbaloi ke Pangkor hanya

 
JIKA pengunjung ke Pulau Pangkor bersama rakan-rakan, maka bajet tersebut akan semakin berkurangan dengan berkongsi perbelanjaan.
UAT keluaran minggu ini, .com ingin berkongsi pengalaman bercuti bajet ke Pulau Pangkor, Perak selama tiga hari dua malam.
Kami bertolak dari Kuala Lumpur ke Lumut dengan menaiki kereta. Memandangkan kami bercuti dengan bajet yang agak terhad, menaiki kereta memudahkan kami berehat dan berborak.
Jika pemandu kepenatan, bolehlah bertukar-tukar pemandu.
Sebelum tiba ke lokasi, kami memutuskan untuk singgah ke pekan Teluk Intan.
Menariknya di lokasi tersebut, kami berpeluang melihat Menara Condong Teluk Intan tanpa perlu terbang ke Itali untuk menikmati keajaiban Menara Condong Pisa.
Terletak di tengah-tengah bandar yang dahulunya dikenali sebagai Teluk Mak Intan, menara jam setinggi 25.5 meter yang condong ke arah barat laut tersebut kini menjadi mercu tanda kepada bandar di daerah Hilir Perak itu.
Namun, setelah 127 tahun berlalu, menara condong itu kini berdiri sebagai satu monumen bersejarah yang menjadi daya tarikan buat pengunjung ke Teluk Intan.
Selepas menjamu selera makan tengah hari dan bergambar, kami pun meneruskan perjalanan ke Lumut.
Sampai di Lumut, kami terus menuju ke jeti. Dalam perjalanan ke jeti yang terletak tidak berapa jauh dari stesen bas, ramai ejen bercermin mata gelap mendekati kami dengan tangan melambai-lambai ibarat suasana Mega Sale.
Buat mereka yang ingin bercuti ke Pulau Pangkor, jangan risau kerana ejen-ejen ini akan memudahkan percutian anda biarpun secara last minute untuk penempahan hotel, island hopping serta motosikal dan kereta sewa.
Hampir 30 minit kami belayar menaiki feri persiaran, akhirnya sampai juga ke Pulau Pangkor.
Setibanya di pulau tersebut, kami memilih untuk menyewa motosikal dari salah seorang apek bergaya 'otai' (tatu penuh di badan).
Dengan motosikal sewaan itu, kami pun menuju ke tempat penginapan yang terletak di Teluk Nipah.
Sebab ini percutian bajet, kami pilih hotel bajet Nipah Bay Villa yang agak murah ala-ala rumah kampung.
Selepas bagasi disimpan dalam bilik, kami pun keluar jalan-jalan bermula dari Teluk Nipah sambil makan snek tradisional seperti pisang goreng, cucur udang dan yang terbaik, air kelapa muda. Yummy-yummy!
Selepas puas bersiar-siar kami pun mengisi perut dengan juadah pilihan bermenu nasi campur.

OPERASI feri di Lumut bermula pada pukul 6 pagi hingga 7.30 malam. 
 
Menjelang malam pula, kami ke restoran Nipah Bay Villa dan juadah masakan barat jadi pilihan.
Fish n Chip lawan dengan air tembikai gelas besar berharga RM15. Mahal tak? Sungguh berbaloi rasanya.
Hari kedua di sini, kami mengelilingi Pulau Pangkor menaiki motosikal sewa. Pusing punya pusing habis satu pulau kami jelajah sebab pulau ini tidaklah begitu besar.
Yang paling penting, biar berapa kali pun kami mengelilingi pulau ini, penat tidak terasa sedikitpun kerana pemandangan pulau yang amat cantik.
Bertuah siapa yang tinggal di pulau ini, bagi warga kota pula hanya dapat terlopong ketika menghayati kecantikan alam sekitar sepenuhnya sambil snap gambar pemandangan laut yang menenangkan di Menara Pandang.
Puas bergambar, kami ke kilang sotong untuk membeli buah tangan kepada keluarga tersayang dan sahabat di pejabat.
Tengah hari pula, kami ke Kota Belanda dan terus menerokai suasana perkampungan Pangkor sambil window shopping.
Pada waktu petang, kami berehat layan angin sepoi-sepoi bahasa di Pantai Pasir Bogak dan terus ke Teluk Dalam dan Teluk Sekadas sambil mandi-manda.
Jamuan makan malam kedua, kami menjamu selera dengan juadah BBQ seperti ikan, sotong dan udang bakar.
Keesokan pagi, selepas check out kami terus ke jeti dan pulang ke Kuala Lumpur.
Pandai-pandailah bajetkan percutian dan perbelanjaan kamu. Yang penting, keseronokan masih terasa walau bercuti dengan bajet sederhana.

Sumber : http://www.utusan.com.my/utusan/Pelancongan/20120804/pl_01/Berbaloi-ke-Pangkor-hanya

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Pangkor Laut Resort

I was terribly tired and burnt out from work. So I decided to take a week off spend some time at home with Ayden as well as go for a short holiday/ babymoon with hubby.

Whats a more suitable place than the Pangkor Laut Resort. We had our first babymoon at YTL Tembok Bali. We had such a fantastic time and loved the place to bits. At that time I was 6 months pregnant.

So Pangkor Laut was a natural choice to have our second babymoon. I had never been to Pangkor Island even, as far as I can remember. So this was my first time ever at Pangkor.

I was battling with myself whether or not to bring Ayden. I was not sure if the resort was children friendly. Also, this is my last chance to have some me and hubby alone time before the twins arrived. So we made a decision and went without Ayden.

We left home nice and early and the drive from Petaling Jaya to Lumut took about 3.5 hours. YTL has their own welcome centre/ reception at Marina Island (you will be taking the ferry from here) where you deposit your bags and the porter will ensure that it is taken right up to your room on the island! You also get a welcome drink upon arrival and there is a nice air conditioned lobby where you can relax while you wait for your little ferry to take you to the island.



The nice cosy lobby. You don't check in here though. You check in at the lobby on the island. 

The view of the marina. Lovely!


The ferry that took us to the island. Ferry ride was only about 15-20 minutes.
The water was so green. Look beautiful on a sunny day!

Approaching the island!
A lovely YTL staff welcomed our ferry ad lead us to the hotel lobby. Kinda felt like Fantasy Island for a while there lol!
We were greeted with another welcome drink at the lobby and we were promptly checked in and escorted to our room. Our luggage arrived shortly after we did.

Our lovely comfy bed


The tub that has that "outdoor" feeling. 

Lovely beach slippers.
By the time we settled down in our room it was around 2pm and very hungry. We decided to have some lunch before going for a swim at the pool.

We had lunch at the Royal Bay Beach Club which is right next to the pool. It was a HOT HOT afternoon. The restaurant had hornbills and peacocks dropping by once in a while! It felt like a tropical paradise!

We were on the Malaysian Residence package where all our meals were include in the 3D 2N package. The price was RM999 per pax for the Garden Villa. Not bad at all! Infact the price had only gone up since December 2011. Before that was RM 799. Was even cheaper then! If you are there without the package, the food cost a bomb in this resort. Expect to spend around RM300 per meal per couple. 
So since we were on the package, I selected the above starters. A smoked salmon ceasars salad. Simple but oh so delicious!

Hubby chose the Japanese temaki. This one is just so so.

My pizza was not yummy at all and I don't recommend it.

Hubby's burger on the other hand was very good!

The peacock that dropped by
Dessert was sago gula Melaka.
If you are unsure how to order, make sure you tell your waiter that you are on the Malaysian Residence package and they will advise you how you should order from the menu. Typically you are allowed to order a starter, main course and dessert each. However it does change from different restaurants. So be sure to ask!
The rest of the day was spent just relaxing by the pool


Gorgeous isn't it!
And a guy came along and offered everyone iced lollies! Perfect for a hot hot day!

Another hornbill dropped by. Basically you see hornbills zipping by and flying all over the resort all the time.

The resort had lots of these pots decorated with flowers

The next morning after  breakfast we decided to explore the resort. This is the view from the Hill Villas. There is a lift that takes you up there phew! But do note that if you are bringing children, the Hill Villa may not be that suitable as you do need to take some stairs so it is not stroller friendly. Whats idea is to get a Garden Villa on the ground floor. Certain areas of the resorts such as the Spa Village and one of the restaurants does not allow children to enter. Other than that Pangkor Laut Resort is quite children friendly. 

The Spa Village! So beutiful! But you need to do a treatment here in order to use the facilities.


The treatment rooms


The reception of the Spa Vilalge

As our stay was short we decided not to go for any spa treatments and relaxed at the beach instead. 
 Emerald Beach. 
The beach was great! White sandy beach and the sea was deep green

As soon as you approach the beach chairs, a waiter promptly arrives with a bucket of bottled water in ice! Thats great service for you!
Nothing like lying in a hammock by the beach
The island resort is rather large. To get to the Emerald Beach, or anywhere around the island, a free shuttle service gets you around.
It was about noon when we arrived at Emerald Beach so we had lunch at the restaurant there. The restaurant is right next to the beach so the gorgeous view of the beach is never out if sight!
For starters I ordered the Gado Gado and Spring Roll

Hubby ordered the shrimp salad and the pomelo worked great with the shrimp! It was so refreshing with little bits of pomelo exploding in your mouth. It was dressed lightly with an asian type dressing. 

For main course I ordered the Moroccan Lamb wrap. The lamb was so tender!

Hubby had the old style chicken chop
The view at our lunch table!
And this is the view of Emerald Beach from a look out point not too far away.

Another shot along the beach
We loved the beach so much we spent the rest of the day there. This beach is totally children friendly. Will definitely bring our lil boy next time!
We only had 2 nights at Pangkor Laut so the next day was spent by the pool again although we only had an hour after breakfast before we had to check out. 

So peaceful and so so gorgeous.
YTL has never failed to impressed. With their unique resorts and impeccable service, it makes you want to keep coming back. So far we have tried almost all their resorts such as The Cameron Highlands Resort, Tembok Bali and Tanjung Jara. I hear that they are opening another one in Sabah soon. Looking forward to try that one out!

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Friday, July 6, 2012

Pangkor Laut Resort





I just returned from a 4 night 5 days family trip to Pangkor Laut Resort and this was my second trip to PLR. My first trip was about 7 years ago and I must say that I was pleasantly surprised at how well maintained the resort and its facilities were. We went on a package deal which is only available to Malaysians (and Singaporeans, I think) which cost RM799 for 3 days 2 nights with all meals and speedboat transfer from Lumut Jetty included but you only get a choice of either staying in the Garden Villa or the Hilla Villa. I personally think that this is a pretty good deal as published rates for this resort for a garden or hill villa are about USD400++ per night. And food prices there are exhorbitant of course!

With this package, you are only allowed to have your meals in a few places and not ALL restaurants. Breakfast is held at the Feast Village while you are allowed to have your lunch either at Chapman's Bar (on Emerald Bay) or the Royal Bay Beach Club by the poolside. Dinner can be had at either Uncle Lim's Chinese Restaurant or the Feast Village which serves a mixture of both western and local cuisine. When I first made a trip to PLR about 7 years ago, the package was also at RM799 but we were allowed to order an unlimited amount of food! Currently, you are allowed to choose 1 appetiser, 1 main course and 1 dessert. Hey, I suppose with inflation, seeing that they didn't raise the price of the package, they had to do SOMETHING to lower their costs right?


One of the reasons why I like PLR is because it's not too far from home. It only takes about 3 hours to drive to Lumut Jetty. Another reason is the beautiful and clean beach called Emerald Bay. The water remains clear and the beach is still almost sandy white.


After lazing around in the sun on Emerald Bay, we usually have lunch at Chapman's Bar on Emerald Bay. Here, they also serve a mixture of Western and Local Cuisine. I must say that the quality of the food is not bad. Food pictures from Chapman's Bar below..


PLR also offers a Spa Village for the spa enthusiasts. I must first pre-empt everyone that the spa is uber expensive! For a 105 minute massage, you would have to fork out RM450! You can get the whole list of spa treatment and prices here. All spa experiences would normally start with what they call a 'Bath Experience'. This starts with going through a cold pool of water, then getting up and moving to an area where you are asked to take in four different scents which are supposed to invoke four different feelings, i.e. calm, passion, uplifting and something else (sorry, my memory fails me!). After that, you are led into a Japanese bath house where you are supposed to scrub the front of your body yourself with a loofah. Subsequently, you are led to an outdoor hot pool where you immerse yourself while waiting for the back scrub performed by the massage therapists. After the back scrub, you are presented a complimentary sarong to take home and led to a waiting area where you relax with a cup of tea while waiting for your actual massage to start. It was a good experience but I just couldn't bear to go more than once as it was sooooo expensive and I can get lots more massages back home with the same price!

If you are into sports activities, PLR offers 3 outdoor tennis courts, squash courts and also a range of sea activities like kayaking (is there such a word?), banana boat ride (RM120 for 10 mins ride!), wakeboarding, water skiing, snorkelling and fishing. The kayaks can be rented for only RM20 per hour so it's the cheapest option by far. Fishing and snorkelling trips costs RM220 per person for a 3 hour trip with a maximum of 4 persons per boat. Every additional hour costs RM80 per boat. Let's just say, for fishing, you'll be hard pressed to actually find any fish taking your bait...So I say, save your money for something else!

The sea sport activities are not done on Emerald Bay but on the opposite side of the island. We rented a kayak for an hour and immediately after, felt that we had small needles pricking our hands and legs! When I looked closely, I could also see that my hands were shimmering from a kind of substance (we couldn't figure out what it was). Suffice to say, all 6 of us was very uncomfortable after that as the feeling did not go away even after a bath and a scrub down! It only started to feel better the next day. So we're thinking the water might not be as clean. Shudder to think what it could have been caused by...



All in all, we had a great trip which was both relaxing but also very tiring. Why tiring? Because my husband and I chose to stay in the Hill Villa. All I remembered was that the view from the villa was fantastic and it was nice and quiet up there. What I had FORGOTTEN, was that it was such a chore getting up to the villa in the first place! So many steps, then we have to take a lift up, then more walking and more steps! We had forgotten that we were 7 years younger when we first came! Hahaha. Suffice to say, if I do return to PLR again, I will be staying in the Garden Villas!
 
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Saturday, June 30, 2012

Pangkor Laut Resort

Pangkor Laut Resort is a Five Star Resort and Hotels. Its a resort on its own island. Me and my family had an enjoyable time at Pangkor Laut Resort. We stayed there for 3 days 2 nights.

We were actually lost and could not find the location of Pangkor Laut Resort ferry. We mistakenly waited at the Pangkor Island Beach Resort ferry booth. The Pangkor Laut Resort ferry is located at Lumut Jetty, but the ferry booth or reception is located opposite the Lumut Jetty, somewhere near the food stalls. Here, you can just leave your begs and thinngs without worrying about it. It will safely guarded for you while you enjoy your moments at Lumut Jetty.

Please remember that Pangkor Laut Resort is not the same as Pangkor Island Beach Resort. Dont make the same mistake as i do. :)

It tooks us 35min to reach Pangkot Laut Resort from Lumut Jetty boarding the speed boat provided. It was a wonderfull experiance!


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The moment we arrived Pangkor Laut Resort, we felt like we are outside of Malaysia. Its like a different country. The island amazed me!

The rooms that we stayed in …



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Notice the above picture is your bath-tub, its actually outside of your room. You can enjoy your bath under the sun / under the shining stars. This is the place my son starts his swimming lesson.

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We stayed at the Garden Villas, we was informs that there was no electricity provided for those who stayed at Sea Villas. Well i’m sure those who stayed at Sea Villas will have quality time with their partner. :)
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Above is the library at Pangkor Laut Resort. Here they provide free internet access & books for you to read.
If you would like to swim at the beach, make sure you go to Pangkor Laut Resort Emerald Bay. They claim to have the best beach in Malaysia. Enjoy!
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It was raining and windy when we check-out from the resort.
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Ferry arrivals and depatures:
From Lumut to Pangkot Laut Resort
8.00am, 11.00am, 1.00pm, 2.00pm, 5.00pm
From Pangkor Laut Resort to Lumut
9.00am, 12.00pm, 12.30pm, 3.00pm, and 6.00pm
You need to call Guest Services to confirm your ferry seats.
Activities
1. Jungle Walk starts at 10.30am every day. You’ll be guided by the Jungle Expert. Just make yourself available at the Library with proper footwear, repellent and some drinking water. This activity will take half of your day!
2. Sea Sports Center offers all sorts of water sports activities like kayaking, water skiing, wake boarding and sailing. They can also arrange fishing activity at a great surrounding waters.
3. If you are into Asian Cooking, you’ll enjoy The Chef’s Kitchen Experience. Learn the art if South East Asian cooking under the supervision & guidance of skilled chefs.
4. Squash courts & racquest are available if you have the proper shoe to go with it. Only white-soled shoes are permitted.
5. Tennis is also available
6. SPA Treatments at the Spa Village are available daily. They combined physical and spiritual health and well-being.
  • Rejuvenation and longevity
  • Relaxation and Stress Reduction
  • Detoxification
  • Romance
The Spa Treatements offer Chinese, Ayurvedic & Malay specialits
7. Golf can be arrange, but it will be at Lumut. Pangkor Laut Resort does not have a Golf Courses.
8. Sunset Cruise, enjoy your drinks & refreshing beverage cruising the sea an admiring the island, bathed in golden ues of setting sun. The Sunset Cruise departs from the jetty at 6.30pm and returns at 7.30pm
Makan-Makan / Place to eat :
Although Pangkor Laut Resort is a small island, but it offers variety of foods & restaurants. Among them are
1. Uncle Lim’s Kitchen – Traditional Nyoya, Chinese & Malay dishes. Serve dinner from 7.00pm ~ 11.00pm
2. Fisherman’s Cove – Western grill, fresh seafood and Italian cusine. Serve dinner from 7.00pm ~ 11.00pm
3. Jamu Bar – Japanase favourites. Serve lunch from 11.30am to 4.00pm. Serve private dinner from 7.30pm to 11.00pm
4. Royal Bay Beach Club – Lunch at the swimming pool from 12.00pm ~ 5.00pm
5. Chapman’s Bar at Emerald Bay – salads, noodle, burgers, sandwiches & local specialties for lunch from 12.00pm ~ 5.00pm

Source : http://amdtaufik.com/2009/08/pangkor-laut-resort/
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