finding a purpose in pangkor island

Saturday morning.
I woke up at 7am and was a bit panicky because the earliest bus from KL to Lumut leaves at 8am! My best friend offered to drive me to the bus station but we got in 10 mins past 8am because we missed a few turns. Anyways, I managed to get a ticket to lumut at 8.15am. Though it was a crappy bus, with “pitch black” seats and engine that roars like a rocket, it did get me to lumut in 4 hours flat, and it’s air conditioned. So that’s not a bad start.

I got my returned bus ticket and hopped on to Duta Pangkor ferry to Pangkor Island. I wasn’t half as excited as I was when I left KL. Probably because I’ve been to Pangkor 4 years ago with Alex and Mandy.

The pink minibus to Teluk Intan cost RM10 per person. (If one mini bus can take 8 person on a trip, then the bus driver would have made 80 bucks on a 5 min trip!)

I was taken to Nazri Nipah Camp, a backpackers paradise that I picked up from Lonely Planet’s recommendation. After checking in with only RM20 per night, I was taken to my hut. It was exactly what I saw on the internet. Except, I didn’t know it was gonna be so warm! I had a headache and I decided to take a nap hoping the headache will go away in a couple of hours. But it worsen and I vomited RM3.80 of lunch at the warong near the jetty.

a shot from my hut

I then took a bath to refresh myself in the shared bath room before feasting myself with Air Batu Campur in one of the stalls by the beach.

The sun was high up in the sky and the weather was superb. Truth is, there is no other place that I rather be at that moment in time – to feast my senses upon a scene without sky scrappers and people in their office attire.

Pangkor here I come!

I can’t believe I am really going on a backpacking trip to Pangkor! Really! Finally! After years of wanting to do this – backpacker style! 😀

I am feeling very excited where every cell in my body screams “HORRAY!” again, and again AND again! Finally, I am taking my first steps towards backpacking. Very soon, I’ll be ready to do this outside the country! First stop, New Orleans to visit my dear friend Azhar.

It all happened 2 days ago. Can’t remember exactly what I was doing, but all of the sudden I switched on my laptop and start surfing on Pangkor Island. The next thing I know, I was hit by a travel bug 😀 As though I was destined to do this alone, non of my friends (or colleague) find the idea compelling. Too spontenous they say. But life is all about that! To be spontenous, just do it with minimal planning and worries 🙂

Gosh I even bought a backpack for this trip! My investment and commitment to lose my virginity as a backpacker! Can?

Anyways, I did some research and came across this awsome site on Pangkor Island and reserved my beach hut at Nazri Nipah Camp for RM30. I hope it turns out as good as how it looks!

a stary encounter

It feels great to not work on Monday. Having said that, I woke up at 7am in the morning, checked my work mail before heading to starbucks at Great Eastern mall to erm…work. *chuckle*

After several minutes typing on my laptop I couldn’t help but notice this guy sitting in-front of me who speaks with an English accent and talked so fondly about music, his trip back to England and his upcoming trip to Redang and such. Then it hit me that he was actually Stephen Rahman-Hughes! (I think!) The guy who acted as Hang Tuah in Puteri Gunung Ledang the musical!

Blardy yummy…and so was the girl whom he was with 😀

Starbucks was too noisy for my liking to continue my work so I headed to MPH and got a little bit excited with the books on display. I nearly bought the Teach-Yourself-Pilate and Tarots-For-Beginners set! hehe!

Then I went to the supermarket and bought hell lotsa fruits and healthy food! I need to lose weight already! NJ’s wedding is in 2 weeks time and I wanna look gorgeous in that evening dress!