When Syafiq first brag to me about the idea, I couldn't decide.. But recalling all the beauty of the Manukan and Sapi marine life, I finally agree to go~ The hype was already felt on Thursday night and all my things were already neatly packed inside my hiking bag that same night~ TIOMAN HERE I COME!!!!!!!! \(^^)/
We took a midnight bus bound to JB and stopped at Mersing.. It was sure a thrill ride~ I was tossed side to side while my right hand was firmly holding the holder of the seat in front of me~ what a reckless driver.. We could've been killed!!!!
We arrived at Mersing approximately at 2.30 am.. As expected, the town was silent and empty with most of its citizen being deep into slumber.. We had a drink in 24 hours mamak stall and there we did some "taaruf" session because there were new faces~ Well, actually I was the new face because all of them were from Sciencess :P
So we stayed up all night.. The girls did sleep for a while at the jetty (I'm the one who was nyenyak sekali).. When I opened my eyes that morning, the jetty was already full and busy~ The ferry was fully booked at first.. But luck was on our side.. At the last minute, a group of 10 cancelled their booking and we immediately took them~ Alhamdulillah~
The ferry to Tioman took 2 hours and I immediately sleep because I know I'm the sea-sick type.. Walaupon laut tenang~ tanpa sedikit kocakan.. I can still get dizzy and buwek buwek~
When we arived, I seriously didn't expect Tioman to be as big~ I saw a tall mountain (mountain kah??) and so many small hills.. Big~ Bigger than Labuan I guess~
Those black things are actually bats hanging upside down~ hehe they were big, scary-looking and noisy too.. You could see a lot of them in the island~ weird~
Well, our vacation is the back-packing type of vacation and low-budget.. So we walk most of the time even when the sun was deadly and was giving the prickling sensation on my skin.. Ouch! But Tioman is fun especially when you went there with fun People like Aida and Ziela~ And Syafiq (the honourable PM), don, jeme, jaz, zeq and afiq.. During the day of our arrival we went sea-bathing after a walk at the jetty where the yachts docked. And that night we had BBQ.. Nyum nyum~ There were chicken, mee, bihun, burger, benjo, snacks.. Name it, we had them all and was full and sleepy at the end.. Amazingly everybody slept early that night
The next morning we went for SNORKELLING!!! YEAY!!!! We went for the low budget package again but it was still worth it \(^^)/ The fish were so0o0o0o0 many and HUGE!!! I was kind of scared~ when we gave them the bread.. They were gelojoh and tak ingat dunia~ aiyak!!! at one time, a bread float near my face and a big fish snapped the bread right infront of my nose!!! TOo0oOOLo0o0nG!!!!!
That evening, at around 6, all of us were ready to go back to Mersing~ The ferry ride was much much more bumpy that night because it was raining outside.. Luckily I was all weary since my energy were drained by the long hours of snorkelling.. I fell asleep easily in the Ferry Alhamdulillah...
It was already late when we arrived at Mersing and finally decided to stay there for the night.. We lodged at a very nice low cost hotel called Sweet Hotel.. Memang so0o0o0 Sweet~ cadar pon OREN menyala nyala hehe
The next morning.. I confess here... I missed class hihu~ It was not on purpose okay but there was no bus back to Kuantan at night~ But we had a very wonderful journey on that Monday~ Naek bas LOMPAT!!! YEAY!!!
Well, it was not as comfortable as the Bas ekspres but I think I really like the experience.. Although it was quite slow and not air-conditioned, but it gave me time to enjoy the scenery. Most of the passengers were old folks and that gives me this feeling of joy being in the kampung atmosphere~ everything was modest~
We arrived at Benteng around 3 pm~ tired and hungry but content~
I really had a lot of fun with you guys~ Thanx friends~ (^^)V