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Krabi Day 2

26 Mar 2016. Saturday

I woke up when the sunlight comes through the curtains. Just 6 in the morning but it was very sunny . Still early to get up as drivers tour will pick us up at 8:30.

We had breakfast at the hotel cafe. They served white rice , fried vegetables , fried noodles, cereal, bread.

The tour guide came to collect us on time and we just finish our meal. The we drove to the Big Fish on main road and all the tourist under same tour will gather and wait for next order.

The weather was very hot but after the boat ride ,strong wind hit the boat.

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Before the tour

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At the last island before we go back

We were taken to four islands or coastal areas. Each area, they left to do beach activities around more than 1 hour.

Our tour this time really different with the previous tour guide. He was not friendly , not to mention no smile at all to all of us. Sitting in boat also have to be careful, and always sit in balancing position for maintaining boat alignment. But the way he brief to us, no friendly tone at all.

 

 

 

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If the journey a little further, we sat down with so orderly and sleep with a good position. Tour guide will sit at the end of the boat and would not miss the view towards us. I do not know why he was like that haha.
We were given lunch in the third island. Lunch is white rice , chicken with soy sauce , fried vegetables and melons .Bottle water is given only once , unlike the first tour where we can take a bottle of water and beer(for those who drink) with no limit and keep offering to us.

But certainly, he looks fierce. If we want to ride the boat earlier than the time, he would prop up the stairs so we could not go up. Wahaha.

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Take a wefie after lunch, waiting in front of boat as the guide refuse us to go inside. Haha

 

 

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Take a picture after arrived Ao Nang. The drivers from main road keep waiving to us ask to quick. Lol

 

 

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On the way back to hotel. All was so white right? Haha. This is because the day is too hot

 

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After take a nap at the hotel, we went out looking for dinner and stopped at Tesco Lotus. Just looking for a light snack. Tesco is located in main road of Aonang, 5 minutes after the mosque.

 

This is just for today and will continue on next entry. 🙂

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Krabi Day 1

Friday. Mar 25th, 2016

Passport : Checked
Itinerary : Checked
Boarding Pass : Checked
Hotel Booking Confirmation : Checked
Converted Currency : Checked

All complete yeay yeay!

Most of us working halfday today except me and Jas. Things just completely packed this morning and we plan to meet up at 1pm to the airport.

Following things just a suggestion :

Few blouse, tshirts and trunk
Swimwear
Toilettries
Sun block Cream
Sunshade if have.

1.15 pm

Adik’s family just arrived to pick us up and we drove to Putrajaya Sentral. Our plan is to park at the place and take ERL to the airport.

Obstacle : To find indoor parking haha

We arrived the place on time but couldn’t find the parking. Fau told that outdoor parking is fullhouse. We tried to get in but the ticket machine is not working.

Then we turn back to find the indoor parking. There is no sign board. After traffic light, Institut Kanser Negara on left but we go straight instead of turn right. We just go round and round and wasting nearly 15 minutes.

Actually we have to take right after the traffic light, then it will show the sign to the parking area. Sigh.

Arrived there but the ticket machine for outdoor carpark is not working. Oh my goodness! Then we try to get in to the indoor carpark and pull off the cone divider. And the machine works!

We run quickly and no sign as well to the ERL on the elevator. Oh oh my. Fortunately we ask someone then at last, we found it.

Just arrived the ERL ticket counter and the time remaining for the next train to arrive is 1 min. Obviously we can’t catch up and need to wait for next train.

Fare to KLIA 2 is RM9.40 one way. Estimate 25 minutes journey.

Around 3pm

Since we left the train, we have to wait 30 min for next round. Passenger is not load if compare to other public transport and the time is exactly as schedule.

This is my first time ride on this ERL. It was so cozy inside with wide seat and the baggage compartment on each disembark door but it’s too high for me. Lol.

Obstacle 2 : Final Call

Journey go smooth and we arrived at the airport around 15 to 4pm. Just thought that we were on time but actually had an announcement for final call flight which is our flight!

For that time, I don’t know that we’ve been calling for last call and i’m rushing to the bank. Received a call from adik that our gate will be close shortly and all boarding pass is here with me. Oh gosh. Run again!

So Runningman program starts here. We check in baggage in the emergency lane and go in to the terminal. You know how long to walk in through terminal when you’ve been there and we ask the staff to ride us on buggy.

The buggy service is just halfway. Then we need to check in again for hand luggage for second time and run to the Gate 19. It was so soo tired and Ziqri enjoy the run until he spill “Penatnya. Nak dukung..” Hahaha

His daddy took him and run again. Until we get to the gate and I heard, “Kak Zue!”. It was Fau! Haha. So shame that my reaction look like monkey lol.

We greet each other and starts to chat about the things that happen since this morning. Fau keep laughing and repeating the story that she cannot tahan to look at my face when she saw me running to the place. Lol. Stop it haha.

Couple of minutes, the gate open and we line up. Then we go in as usual and find the seat.

Engaging Captain Announcement

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The flight took off timely and the Captain make announcement as this is normal routine before take off.

But this time, it was so different as the announcement is so engaging. Unlike other plain Captain Announcement, he delivered it in very enjoyable and entertaining way, in English with American accent.

He will starts speak in Malay Language with pantun.He described our flight path and what to anticipate in more details that other pilots will do, especiallly for such short flight.

I found him sincerely human when he said”Hi, this is your tour guide again (how can that be haha). We are passing through Port Klang in the height of 31,000 feet and you may see it from left window” and this is go on when we pass through Pangkor, Penang,  Thai border until we arrived destination.

He was so full of pantun and last one is tickles me much. Im not so sure the whole sentences but the last is “Jangan cakap Captain tak payung” wahaha.

I am always amazed by people like Captain Shahar who put a lot of passion and effort in whatever they do.  He does not merely deliver his main service of flying passengers from one point to another, but goes extra miles by making effort to engage people in very human way.

When disembark, I really hope to see the captain that normally won’t show up. But he was so wonderful that he joined flight attendants waving passengers good bye, thanking them for fly AirAsia and wish a good day. Aren’t he cool?

5.30 pm (local)

We arrived safely and things that happen inflight keep refresh my mind. I tried to memorize all the words and smile alone. Wake up wake up! Haha

Right after immigration check in and collected baggage, we go straight to the bus counter. For 1 van cost 1050thb and bus is just 150thb per person. To save cost, we take a bus.

Bus to Aonang

After more than an hour, we arrived at Aonang and it’s going dark now. We swift to minivan as the road to hotel is narrow and finally we get in around 7.30 pm

Takes couples of minutes for check in rooms and ours are side by side. We rent a motorbikes as well for 200thb per day.

Dinner

We ride our scooter to the place we spotted from the bus before. Have a few halal stall just in front big Mosque and we had our dinner here. It was exhausted and super hungry day. Most of us ate Fred Rice and it was so delicious for just 50thb and my first time to taste Green Milk Tea for 20thb.

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Island Tour Package

Then we are full and wander around to survey for Island Tour. Most of the place offer good price but we go for the tour counter below Ao Nang Palace hotel in front convenient store.

So the lady gives good price among others and we book straight away. The tour as per below :

26 Mar – Full day tour to Hong Island (4 island with lunch)
27 Mar – Half day tour for Kayak
28 Mar – Half day tour to Emerald Pool

Cost for all is 1550thb per person.

After settled all the booking, we just go back to the hotel to get a rest. It was long day for us but quite nice to start the journey here.

Time for sleep. Thank you for reading patiently and please bear for next entry. Haha

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Prologue Krabi Mar 2016

Hi!!

I’m start to writing,writing again and guess what does it means? Hahaha.

This time, we travel altogether 7 person. Me, Jas, Adik Razif and kid Ziqri and Fau with hubs Nizam.

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This is planned vacation thus all the ticket purchase and booking for accommodation are well manage. The details for flight and hotel as per below.

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It’s a dark night where all the lights in the living room was shut. Not because either no lights or no power, but we are all watching horror movie. Haha.

While waiting for the ghost came out (lol), we just browsing the web. It’s so cheap tonight! *pengsan*

It’s just RM99 to Krabi and RM139 back to KL. Isn’t this so worth it? We calm down for 15 sec and we can’t.

“We can’t wait as this is the lowest price ever”

So, to make is short, the ticket settled on the same day and just forget about the horror movie. 🙂

Ticket details are as per below :

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Since this is my 2nd time and have experience on the hotel here, we just decided to book for Maleedee Bay Hotel. It’s just 10 min walk from the main street (but will exhausted as the road surface is hilly)

The main cause that I personally love this hotel is because of the hotel is cozy, quite and far from busy main road. All roam is in front of pool and the hotel have their own transport to the beach (schedule for 1 way) with the bikes rental as well.

Maleedee Bay Resort Outstanding value for money on the dates you have chosen. Value Deal
มาลีดี เบย์ รีสอร์ท
183 Moo 3, Aonang, Krabi, Ao Nang, 81000, Thailand – Show directions
183 ม.3, ต.อ่าวนาง, อ.เมือง (กระบี่, 81000)
Phone: +6675661355
Your reservation 4 nights, 2 rooms Change
Check-in Friday 25 March 2016 (from 14:00)
Check-out Tuesday 29 March 2016 (until 12:00)
2 rooms
7 % VAT is included.
10 % service charge is included.
1 % City tax is included.
Total price THB 15,200
Best Price Guaranteed

Picture of hotel? Just google baby. 😀

So referred to above, total cost is 15,200thb. Convert to MYR is about 15,200 x 0.117 = RM1778.40 for 2 rooms/4 nights.

It’s quite expensive for the budget holiday but can’t stand the atmosphere  if stay in main road. Some more the hotel hospitality is great as well.

Total lost before hand:

Air ticket per person : RM202.08

Baggage 20kg : RM45

Hotel per person : RM889.20 for 4 nights / 2 = RM444.60

= RM691.68

This is just roughly calculation and I believe some other person will get better than this. So till we meet again on next entry!
Lulz.

 

 

 

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Eruption of Barujari Volcano

Due to the last eruption occurred on 31st Oct 2015, Mount Rinjani on the world stage again. The beauty of Mount Rinjani is finally beginning to be recognized in the global arena as a candidate for Global Geo park status.

Mount Rinjani, which folklore says was controlled by the beautiful Princess Dewi Anjani, has been officially recognized as national park and is now in competition with a number of national parks around the world.

1257 – The Rinjani caldera forming eruption is thought to have occurred in the 13th century

Based on the writer Siegfried, Tom (2012) of “Mystery Volcano’s Name Revealed Despite Gag Order” this eruption are “the most powerful volcanic blast since humans learned to write.”

September 10 and 12, 1847 : The first historical eruption occurred

1994 and 1995 – The eruption have presented at Gunung Baru (or ‘New Mountain’). This cone has since been renamed Gunung Barujari (or ‘Gunung Baru Jari’ in Indonesian).

3 November 1994 – Lahars or volcanic mudflow from the summit area of Rinjani volcano traveled down the Kokok Jenggak River killing thirty people from the village of Aikmel who were caught by surprise when collecting water from the river in the path of the flow.

May 2010 – Rinjani erupted three times, May 22, 2010 with activity continuing until early on May 23. It was placed in the standby status by Center for Volcanology & Geological Hazard Mitigation, Indonesia with a recommendation that there be no activity within a radius of 4 kilometers (2.5 mi) from the eruption at Gunung Barujari.

27 April 2009 : Gunung Barujari became active, with activity continuing through to May 2009. The mountain was closed at that time as the eruptions intensified with plumes of smoke and ash as high as 8,000 m (26,000 ft)

31 Oct 2015 (my birthday haha) – Mount Rinjani started erupting again. Volcano ash eruption that led up to the Bali and Java.

But, aside all the things of the volcano , this place is indeed very beautiful. Below are the breath taking picture for the mountain.

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Zue 🙂

 

 

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Stranded in Bali Pt 5

Monday, 9th Nov 2015

1.00 am

We pushed our trolley to the Air Asia counter. After the long queue, when we reached the counter, the staff said, “This is lane for flight to Melbourne. Your flight’s counter will be open on 4 am”

Soo happy. :p

Then we find a place to sleep before the counter open back on 4 am.

4.30 am

My sleep distracted when I saw many people ran with trolley to get to the queue. Jasz take fastest action and line up. At last we get 4th turn in the line.

“Your flight is not cancel yet, just delay. We need to check again after airport reopen on 8.45. It’s still depends on situation”

“But, we will assist to check on the baggage first. If the flight cancelled, we will return back”

This words broke our heart.

“You may waiting at the Departure Hall, in front of Immigration Check Point”

After that, we heading to the said place. Waiting at the corner, people getting more and more. We just pray that the flight will be resume.

7.30 am

Our flight resumed!! But delay at 8.45 am.

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11.45 am

We safely landed KLIA 2 International Airport. I just feel like I want to kiss the airport’s floor (but i didn’t). Haha.

This is all the stories behind all the things happen for this trip. We are happy, get excited, sad, nervous. All the feeling mix.

Thank you Allah for this money-can’t-buy experience. We love it indeed 🙂

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Stranded in Bali Pt 4

Sunday, 8th Nov 2015

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As planned, we will check out today and we just overnight in the Airport until next morning. I keep checking my email, whether have any changes again with my schedule. But so far, there’s nothing that i receive.

After breakfast, just lying on the bed, watching TV. Bapak came sharp at 12 in the afternoon, right after we checked out.

Before heading to Airport, we ask Bapak to bring us to Krishna, the place to bought the sourviners. Then.Then we straight to the Airport.

Oh by the way, before we reach at the Airport, Bapak drove us to local stalls to have a lunch.

2.30 pm

Arrived at the airport. We asked Bapak to pray for us as well, hope this time will be as planned. We just find the place to sit and we did find it. Just at the corner and not many people there.

Tick tock tick tock… Time flies to slow.

6.30 pm

Jasz asked me to accompany her watch a TV at the 2nd floor. We just sat on the floor and watching mute movie. Have couple of person join us too.

Then we heard an announcement.

“We are sorry to inform that due to Volcano Eruption of Mount Barujari, Airport Ngurah Rai will be closed on Sunday 9.30 pm until Monday 8.45 am”

What??? Our flight is tomorrow at 6 am and obviously it will be cancel!!!

We ran to find Adik and Razif. This is more ridiculous. We want to go back!

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😥

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Stranded in Bali Pt 3

Saturday. 7th Nov 2015

I can’t believe that I’ll woke up again at Suris. Both night I couldn’t sleep well and at last I’m here again. Thank you Allah.

Our phone ringing. Most probably from room next door.

“Kabupaten..”, sounds of hilarious from Adik when I greet that way.

“Haha. Do you guys already wake up? Let’s have a breakfast. The Cafe is nearly full”, tells Adik.

“Okay then. We’ll get ready first”, reply me.

After few minutes, we saw Adik stood still in front of our room. Waiting for us.

Today’s breakfast is Indonesian Cuisine. We had been served Nasi Goreng, Fried Instant Noodles, fried eggs, sauce chicken (like sambal), vegetables and they also have toast.

There’s nothing we do today. Just watching TV lying on the bed.

Murtabak and Terang Bulan

“Bapak bought us food!”, said Razif to us. Bapak is so generous. He knows that we are in trouble so get something for us to eat.

Bapak bought Murtabak and Terang Bulan or in Malaysia we called it Apam Balik. This murtabak is super delicious. So much stuffed inside the Murtabak. We love it much!

For Terang Bulan, delicious too! The taste is nearly the same but this is more fluffy. There’s nothing stuff inside, only chocolate. In Malaysia, it is stuffed with sweet corn and peanut. Chocolate is special optional.

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Above is the boxes of food. Murtabak is half finished cause it’s too delicious.

So we enjoyed it so much. Later after that, since this is not enough for our dinner (haha), we go out and find the food for dinner.

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We walked to the Kuta town and entered 1 Shopping Mall but I can’t remember the place. And I found this hilarous Chocolate!

Cokelat Obat Stress > Cure the Stress

Cokelat Gawat Darurat > When got Emergency

Cokelat Tolak Miskin > Less Poverty

The best part is, they have a presciption like normal medicine. Hahaha.

That’s all for today. We go back and have a soundly sleep that night. For today is our last day stay at Suris, we have to stay completely in here. Lol.