The Field Trip!!!

Huwaaa! It was fun!

Friday:

Getting ready in the morning, taking the bus at 7.30 am, and as everyone was sleeping, me and Hikaru were wide awake and bored… the trip to Gopeng took about 2 hours and a half, ate at Medan Selera Batu Gajah -they gave us a huge pile of rice which I cannot ate all of them-, I got the chance to ate some ‘siput sedut’, yum!

Then! We went to Gua Tempurung! The cave is HUGE!!! But since it was raining, the trip changed from walking through the stairs to walking through the river. They are the same trip. And I was excited + worried, but ah, why should I care about that! It’s an adventure I shouldn’t miss, so I jumped right in!!! The most interesting place is the giant chamber with a cocoon hanging from the ceiling and the giant pillar supporting the ceiling. Too bad I didn’t have SLR camera, oh, but even if you do have an SLR camera the lighting isn’t enough to capture the beauty of the cave. It was foggy in there; my super-spotlight-torch-light can’t even touch the structure even though my eyes can.

We got onto the ferry at about 5.30pm, arrived at Pangkor jetty around 1 hour later and we went straight to Teluk Nipah. Honestly, I was a bit disappointed because my previous trip to Pangkor was a place where there weren’t a lot of people around. Here, it is crowded. The chalet was nice, enough for quick travellers. The only stuff missing is the fridge and hot water. They got air-cond’s and a TV set. And we brought with us a PS2 set to kill time. Muahahaha!!! it was nice! Everytime we got spare time we played PS2! Fatal Frame was scary….

Saturday:

Woke up at about 7.30am, sleepy and it was raining. Looks like the snorkelling had to be at afternoon. Our photography trip was rushed and most of us didn’t have enough to call a perfect set. Even mine was half blurry.

The snorkelling trip was okay. I found that place where my family stayed last time. It was Pangkor Laut Resort, an expensive place to stay for locals. Ohhh, so that’s why I didn’t see many people around the last time we went there…

Night, huhu… it’s the Loy Kratong event. Lacking out of ideas, I just picked up whatever came to view while we group mate’s think of the ideas on-the-go. The result = a bamboo tray with bamboo leaves and bamboo skin looking like a squid as it’s sail. It was nicknamed ‘Sotong’, and we accepted it happily. Kind of weird it was called ‘Sotong’… But! Our beloved ‘Sotong’ sailed the farthest! Looks like the physics of wind and sails helped, Ahahahaha!

Sunday:

Ooh, we rushed packing our bag for the trip back. The van’s came at 7.30am, the ferry at 9.00am. We got the ferry with a big viewing platform. Too bad not much happens. Some battleships and bullboats do came to view though.

The bus came, as bus 2 takes their time to shop, bus 1 –which I was in- went ahead. First stop, Istana Kenangan, and they’re closed!!! What the heck?! So we had to take pictures from around the palace…

Second stop, -I can’t remember the place name- got a nice craft of Benang Emas and newspaper weave, and Kris! They’re nicely sculpted, I even found out that women’s also have their own weapons like in this picture! They tucked them into their ‘sanggul’, and a perfect weapon for travelling merchants. It was small and rough, I thought it was made from wood.

Extras: They sell those asam jawa ice cream here!!! I loves those stuffs! At only 20cents per tube! I enjoyed them!

Done this and that, finally we went back to MMU. I fell asleep all the way, but I can hear others are wide awake. Maybe because the air-conds aren’t working well at the back. Oh well, the front were cold enough for me to fell asleep.

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