Sunday, January 16, 2011

Travelling Heaven Sipadan Island

Opportunity to visit the Semporna, Sabah should be the opportunity in a life time to visit the famous island of Sipadan. Sipadan Island is located about 1 hour speed boat ride from town of Semporna. To visit the island you need to get a permit and at least you need to contact the travel agency one week in advance of your trip because the permits to visit the island each day is limited to any travel agency. According to sources, not more than 120 people allowed on the island of Sipadan between 8.00 am to 6.00 pm every day and stay on the island is not allowed as a factor of safety . If you insist to stay, you can stay in the island resort that is located about 25 min boat ride from Sipadan.
The name of Sipadan is simply legendary in diving circles, conjuring images of patrolling hammerhead sharks, shoals of colorful fishes, darting in and out, following the current as they go along. Sabah is being blessed for having many beautiful and top class islands, especially at the east coast of Sabah near Semporna, a fishing village. Sipadan is one of few really top class place for divers around the world. But recent years, there are many bad publicity about the island , then the state government decision to demolish all the island building structures and then later to decide to build basic amenities structures and a club house.
The amazing of Sipadan Island is that it is the only oceanic island in Malaysia, rising 600 metres from the seabed. It is located at the heart of the Indo-Pasific Basin, the centre of one of the richest marine habitats in the world. Sipadan Island actually reforms from coral brief growing on top of an extinct volcanic cone that took thousands of years to develop.More than 3,000 species of fish and hundreds of coral species have been classified in this ecosystem. The sea is overflowing with marine life. The main attraction for divers is the rich and unique variety of corals both soft and hard. Reef fish of every shape and hue can be found in these waters. Colorful butterfly fishes, angel fishes, damsel fishes of electric blue and bright orange colors inhabit the coral reefs, thus adding to the splendor of the underwater havens.

Travelling Pangkor Paradise

Pangkor Island is located on the west coast orf Malaysia, in the Perak State. It is a major tourist center in Perak that has being developed as an international tourism center.
Surrounded by hills of virgin rain forest, sitting on a secluded and privately own bay over a 1.2 km stretch of white sandy beach on the warm and clean Andaman sea, sheltered by the north end of Sumatra Island, this is your private get-away. Except for some occasional showers, the resort promised year round sunshine and the sensation to be in a corner of the Eden's garden.
From Kuala Lumpur you can drive through the PLUS highway to Ipoh, Lumut. There are express bus services like KL-KL-Moss that operate all day. Moss Express Services will take you to Lumut and from there you can take ferry to Pangkor Jetty. From the jetty you will be brought to the resort of your choice either in Bogak Beach or Teluk Nipah Beach by taxi (van). You can also take a flight name Berjaya Air direct from Kuala Lumpur to the island in Teluk Dalam.

Eco-Tourism and Agro-Tourism

Pulau Pangkor is famous for the fishing industry has occured long time ago. Pangkor supply the quality fresh fish to markets in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. Besides marine products,there are also local industrial as food processing , dried fish, anchovies and junk food (fish satay) that are marketed in other cities in Malaysia.
If you visited Pulau Pangkor, you will be able to see for yourself how seafood is processed and you can also buy these seafood with a special price. Here you can see lively the life of Pangkor Island local people which most of them are fishermen. They live in scattered fishing settlements along the Coast especially on the Eastern side, facing the town of Lumut and Batik Bay. These fishermen catche comprises mainly cuttlefish and anchovy.
Another aspect of tourism that is increasingly popular on the island of Pangkor is eco-tourism. Pangkor Island has a rich natural environment, not just the tick forest with various flora and fauna but alsofor outdoor activities. Climbing terrain is not only the challenging outdoor enthusiasts here, but you also have the chance to discover the wealth of the sea that carry exotic marine life and unique.
Accomodation And Resort

Teluk Dalam Beach Resort in the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia nestled in 40 acres of mostly landscaped gardens in a secluded cove at the northern tip of Pangkor Island. Paradise by the sea, Teluk Dalam Beach Resort in the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia complements the natural beauty of this unspoiled island.
The rustic ambiance at Teluk Dalam Beach Resort in the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia is made more exquisite by Malay-architectural style chalets, bungalows and villas. Teluk Dalam Beach Resort in the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia offers individual chalets or bungalow with view of either the garden or the stunning sea. Stepping into the tranquil setting of Tanjung Chalet Sea View in Teluk Dalam Beach Resort in the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia, you will feel as though your are transported to a cozy home-like environment that offers both privacy and exclusivity with the view of the ocean. The Melati Chalets Garden View at the Teluk Dalam Beach Resort in the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia comes with the view of the landscaped garden and are more secluded and far from noise. All chalets and villas are air conditioned and tastefully decorated with modern amenities, such as television, mini bar, telephone, safe deposit box, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities, bathroom with standing shower, private balcony. Both chalets at the Teluk Dalam Beach Resort in the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia is spacious and can accommodate an extra bed for those travelling with the whole family.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

The Hawaii Of Malaysia

Old Cherating Village combines the elements of old and modern. Along the road of about 1 km to the beach the view is filled with rows of cute and comfortable chalets, with affordable price.
Cherating offers a combination of ocean wave rolls hit the beach, beaches, a variety of accommodations, dining options and entertainment activities for the special night surfers.
That is why it is called the Hawaii of Malaysia. Surfers spend a few days or a few months here to take advantage of the presence of a great ocean waves and relax with other browser while exchanging stories about their surfing experience at one of the bistro or bar that can be found along the beach.
In fact, the old Cherating Village has been dubbed the 'Surfers Paradise' since the 70s.
Each year, surfers from all over the world return to Cherating to try and stop the waves here to visit their local counterparts. Cherating beach is very clean and charming. Popular resorts in the world such as Club Med has built its Asian first resort in Cherating.
Surfers who frequent visiting here are also taking advantage of wandering around the charming villages along the coast,seing local villagers and fishermen while enjoying the breathtaking views.

The Good Evening Of Teluk Nipah Beach

Known as the most popular holiday destinations in and outside the country, Teluk Nipah Pangkor Island promises an interesting trip to family visit, not only because it has a panoramic view, but because of its privilege.

Besides of having a clean beach for bathing, swimming, recreational activities and exciting water sports canalso be found on the two islands, Pulau Giam and Pulau Mentangor that located opposite degan Teluk Nipah, which is 5 minutes away by kayak or boat.

On the island of Giam, the blue-green waters and crystal clear water allows sport fans to various activities including snorkeling, 'dive' rock, playing jet ski, banana boat rides, kayaking, enjoying the beautiful beach and yachting.

More important, visitors can experience a variety of fun surrounded by the colorful fish that swim very close to them. For the anglers they can take advantage by fishing in the Mentangor Island beach area and among the most favourite fish in the deep waters of the island is the grouper.

Meanwhile, for those visitors who are looking for adventure or a fan of flora and fauna can  across the virgin forest of Teluk Nipah and enjoy the beauty of the fauna and flora that is still preserved.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Travel To Batu Feringghi

Batu Ferringhi, the most popular beach on the Island Pinang. Every time weekends or school holidays, the beach is more lively with the presence of so many tourists in the country or from the outside.
It is located not far from the town of Georgetown, about 30 minutes if driving from Georgetown to Batu Ferringhi. The clean beaches are very beautiful and very appropriate for your family to picnic, swim and bathe. Other activities such as kayaking, water skiing and jet skiing all you can do here. For those who love sports, they can attempt a parachute glide (parasailing) to enjoy the beach from the air.
This beach is well equipped with all amenities such as restaurants, souvenir shops, shops selling batik clothing, car rental and hotel services.
Although the hotels are built around the beaches of Batu Feringghi very luxurious five-star, you do not have to be worried if you intend to stay here because you can choose to stay at a 3 Star Hotel near the beach, which is in the Gulf Heat and Tanjung Bungah.
What is special, most restaurants are located along the Batu Ferringhi beach offers a variety of local and international dishes. For example, there are Italy, Arabic, Thai, Chinese and Indians restaurants which open in the afternoon until late evening.
However you can still enjoy the local menu because there are several small shops in the vicinity of this beach.
When the sun sets, the atmosphere panorama is more lively. Batu Feringgi will be live with open bazaar, which sells a variety of attractive decorations, clothing and souvenirs to take home.

Travelling To The Amazing Pulau Perhentian

According to the local folks, Pulau Perhentian started to be inhabited by the late 1800. It is believe that the first person to arrive here is Batin Mina and his family.The island originally had no specific name. It was a stop for ships that sailed from China to Southeast Asia like Singapore, Java and some parts of the Malay Peninsula. This island also was a stop for ships from Singgora  (Southern Thailand), to deliver salt to Kuala Terengganu
Because the island is often used as a stopover for ships in the cruise, it then was named as Perhentian which mean that it was the island where ships stop or pause before continuing the voyage. Until now the island is still used as a shelter for ships from the strong winds and big waves.
During  my vacation on the island I must say that island tourism in Terengganu State is very impressive. I had just visited the Perhentian Islands and the numbers of tourists visiting these islands are quite large. Though this may not be the trend for the whole year as August is in the tourist season, it is significant enough for both the State and Federal authorities to look into the infrastructures on such islands such as water, electricity, sewerage, solid wastes disposal and drainage. The Perhentian Islands (Pulau Perhentian in Malay) lay approximately 10 nautical miles or 19 km offshore the coast of northeastern Malaysia in the state of Terengganu, approximately 40 miles or 64 km south of the Thai border.Actually Pulau Perhentian is divided inti two major islands. The two main islands are Perhentian Besar ("Big Perhentian") and Perhentian Kecil ("Small Perhentian"). The Perhentians belong to Pulau Redang National Marine Park, which means that fishing, collecting coral and littering are strictly prohibited. Like other region in Terengganu, people here generally speak Kelantanese Malay.
Usually tourist stayed at Flora Bay Resort on Perhentian Besar. Throughout the diving days at Perhentian, they would experienced magnificent experience and moment on the island. Visibiliy was quite bad at some dives as the underwater current stirred up the sand on the seabed.


Sunday, January 9, 2011

The Cold Sekayu Waterfall

Terengganu  also blessed with lush tropical rain forest that existed since millions of years. The lush forest was dotted with waterfalls and rapids flowing mud ray grade glass and as cool as snow. Lata Embun, Lata Tembakah and Lata Seru are the famous waterfalls  frequently visited by visitors on holidays. Also do not miss to visit the waterfall in Dungun, The Chemerong Waterfall supposed to be the highest jumping waterfall  in the country, which is approaching 1,000 meters. In addition, there is Lata Belukar Bukit and Cascade Waterfall Sekayu of both flowing cold in Hulu Terengganu.
Sekayu waterfall is located about 22 kilometers from the town of Ajil and 16 kilometers from the town’s  highway. The highway is the central administrative district of Hulu Terengganu thriving today. Travel by train from town to Sekayu waterfall takes about half an hour. Visitors will go through the traditional Malay village of  Padang Setar Village, Sekayu Village and Bukit Gemuroh Village.

Kelulut Beach And Crackers

Kelulut beach is located 17 km from Kuala Terengganu. It is located between Marang and Rantau Abang. Here you can enjoy the beautiful beach which extends as far as you can see. There are a lot of tourist having picnic here. The beach is amazing and the wind always blowing.In my opinion,this beach is very suitable for relaxing. Usually local citizen here brought thier children and family here playing kites.

At Kelulut Beach Coast, there are many facilities that you can use. There are public toilets and rest huts to meet visitors needed. Usually tourist will buy fried crackers made from special fish called ‘ikan parang’ to be enjoyed while relaxing on the beach with their families. But best of all, Kelulut Beach always be the site of the Culture Week held annually.

Long Sand Beach In Malaysia

Hi there everyone,
First of all I would like to announce that this is my early stage in blogging. Due to less knowledge with English grammar,(i'm teaching Bahasa Malaysia,so i not mastering English langguage very well) so you all will find some mistakes on the grammar in my blog.
I am a teacher at a school in kuala lumpur. As a teacher I've been teaching my students about the interesting places in Asia. Here I would like to share the beauty of the interesting places in Asia for viewing to the world.
The first place I want to point out to readers is about  a beach resort that is very famous. This beach is located in Terengganu, a state in Malaysia. The beach is called  Pantai Pasir Panjang,  because according to local citizens, the name is symbolic of the edge of the beach that is so sandy and extends as far as several miles.
This beach is actually located in one of the largest and  beautiful island in Malaysia. Pulau Redang, by the locals call it, is a resort island that is very popular among the people of Malaysia, as well as foreign tourists. Most tourists come through the tour agents. White sand and crystal clear waters, with coral and a variety of different forms are just a few meters from the beach.
Redang Island can be reached via Merang, the famous boat companies operated by local resort here. The distance from the village jetty to the island is 30 nautical miles from Kuala Terengganu through Shahbandar jetty by ferry.
There are also tourists who come by plane. Actually there is an airport in Terengganu and later travelers can take a boat provided to the island.