Been more than half a year I never blog. Guess I’m too bored seeing CVs everyday that make me revisit my dusty blog again. Lol
Thanks to another long weekend in Singapore in Aug this year which is why I did my homework 4 months prior to my trip to Mersing. I wanted a getaway because going back Melaka is a norm to me where I decided to do something extraordinary. I did research a few island around Mersing apart from Tioman. Reason why I didn’t want and never been to Tioman is firstly, Tioman is kinda commercialize and secondly I just wanted to rot and relax and not think of work, a real getaway with no fuss about anything plus more importantly on a budget. Eventhough SGD is still going strong, but I’m no different than anyone and not getting any richer as well
There are a few islands around besides Tioman which are Pulau Aur, Sibu, Rawa, Besar. In fact there are more than 5 islands around that area but mostly was fully booked 3 months before my trip and I was lucky enough because I was on a waiting list for Mirage Resort in Pulau Besar. Immediately when Chris (the person who coordinates with me prior to my trip) send me the quotation for my stay, I instantly deposited the amount that was required. It was RM450 per pax for 3d2n stay. Initially there were 3 of us, but one of my friend can’t join us and luckily Mirage Resort charged based on headcount.
As I was on a budget for this trip, direct bus is non an option for me because the price of direct bus was SGD100. Therefore, we took a non so inconvenient way is to take public transport from SG > Larkin and from Larkin we take a bus to Mersing that only cost about RM25 (for to and fro from Mersing <> Larkin). Little did we know, that 7 Aug morning, the jam started as early as 6am =.=” Everybody wants to go holiday like us as well. We took about 45min by foot to walk to Sg Custom and then to JB custom in order to catch our bus at 8am from Larkin to Mersing. Luckily we opt to walk, because if we miss the bus, we will miss our fun trip!
When both of us arrive Pulau Besar jetty, all we can say was wow. The water is crystal clear and I still can’t believe it that in Msia I can still see blue sea water. When I did my research I saw people posted that Pulau Besar water is blue, but I thought it was photo filter until I saw it with my own eyes. Really wow! While waiting for our room to be ready, we went to take some pics with the amazing scenery.
Day 1 we didn’t do much because we woke up too early so we rested quite early. Day 2 – after we have fully recharge we decided to explore this small island. Rented a bicycle from D Coconut resort for RM10 an hour because our resort don’t provide this service.