Saturday, June 23, 2007

Perhentian '07: Paradise On Earth

Last Mayday, I went on a short diving trip to Perhentian Island, off the coast of Terengganu, with my diving buddies Joseph and Jason. We stayed at a private and rather secluded resort called Bubbles.

It was quite a rustic and peaceful place, where we had lunch under a leafy canopy, and watched the sun go down while lying on a hammock with the gentle sea breeze beckoning us to dreamland......

Meanwhile the diving was superb, with lots of shipwrecks filled to the brim with corals, fish and other sea creatures just waiting to be explored.

The staff was excellent, especially our dive masters, Jim and John who were very friendly, professional and great company.

Visibilty underwater wasn't exactly the best I've encountered, but the variety of sealife more than made up for it.... including my first ever close encounter with a Hawksbill turtle.

Back on land, what more was there to do on paradise than to bask in the afternoon sun, trying to get the perfect tan and sinking my teeth into a Michael Crichton novel about nanobots that are out to annihilate mankind. :)

It's times like these that I truly thank God for the opportunity to enjoy a momentary escapade of tranquility, away from the hustle and bustle of the daily grind back home....

where palm trees provide a cool shade from the mid-day sun as I sip lazily from an ice-cold glass of lemon tea....

It really doesn't get any better than this.

1 comment:

azmil said...

We had a very fantastic family trip in Perhentian Island. Everything was great. The crystal-clear water, the resort which is Tunabay Resort to be specific, the food was great, the people there and others. We would like to share our great experience there with you. We really loved our stay at Perhentian Island especially at Tunabay Resort. We would like to recommend to anyone who is planning to have a great holiday in an island, please don't hesitate to come to Perhentian Island. For more info about the resort, visit this cool website: www.tunabay.com.my