Short Weekend Getaway

My tan from Redang trip hasn’t even faded and here I am, this weekend, in Port Dickson. A family trip together with some friends. We rented a service apartment called Seri Bulan Condominium – it was quite clean and spacious. Since it’s low peak now, we ended having the entire service apartment to ourselves!

Port Dickson brings back so many memories. The first time I went to Port Dickson was probably with the #marquiz gang from IRC. There were 9 of us, I think… Kat, James, Pilot Boy, Ian, Ivy, Eugene, You Chee, Louise and Ken. It was a pissed drunk trip with Ian sleeping in the bathroom, holding onto the toilet bowl. Hahaha!

Then, I’ve been to Port Dickson with my colleagues and ex colleagues numerous times, other friends – mostly drinking trip. This time round, it was a “sober” trip. There were beers and red wines but I didn’t have a sip. Not because my family is around. It’s just that I don’t drink that much anymore. Haha!

I’ve stayed in 6 places so far – PD Perdana Condo, Kemang Indah Condo, Corus Hotel, Avillion, Bayu Beach Resort, Guomen and this time, Seri Bulan Condo. So, I’ve been to Port Dickson 7x!

It’s a good weekend getaway, just a short drive from Kuala Lumpur. I guess this month is quite a good month to travel because less people would travel during Ramadhan month. The only regret I have is probably, we didn’t have time to visit the Ramadhan bazaar while we were in Port Dickson!

Anyhow, just to share with you some pictures I’ve taken this weekend. I hope your weekend has been a blast too!

View from our balcony

Next to Seri Bulan Condo, there’s a horse stable

A pretty hibiscus


Almost cloudless sky

View of the BBQ pit

50 Favorite Shots VIII

….Every picture tells a story. Here, I present to you my favorite 50 shots taken around Malaysia….

It’s hard to be in festive mood after what had just happened but, I hate to stop when I’ve already started on a project (wish I have this mentality when it concerns losing some weight)….. so here goes…

#36 Shadow Play. I love this picture. Taken in Pulau Redang, Terengganu last year. A company trip where I brought along some friends.

#37 Netted Sun. The deserted volley ball court in Pulau Redang, Terengganu.

#38 Clear Waters. You don’t get water this clear in the west coast of Malaysia. Taken Taken in Pulau Redang, Terengganu.

#39 Bliss! I would take time out anytime to come here to bask in the sun and read a good book or simply sleep the afternoon away. Avillion, Port Dickson.

#40 Cycles of Life. One of my many shots of lotuses. This one you could see bees pollinating the lotuses while scouting for honey. Avillion, Port Dickson.

Mini Getaway

Avillion in Port Dickson is an enchanting place for a mini get away. They have nice water chalets perching on the sea front, private sandy white beach – this is probably the first time I see a white beach and a blue sea in Port Dickson in so many years!, infinity pool for adults, mini pool for children, children’s play cabin, spa, karaoke lounges, petting zoo, etc.

This morning, I took a stroll around the place, while my friends preferred to idle away in the cozy room reading and resting. I was caught by surprise by a monkey named Awang near the beach. He was plucking young coconuts for guests to drink.

The petting zoo is a hit for both adults and children. They have activities of feeding chickens, rabbits and tortoises and even, bathe them, much to delight of both adults and kids. I couldn’t tolerate it as the place was infested with mosquitoes or was it, because mosquitoes prefer people with A+ blood? Everyone else seemed unaffected. I took a detour, while a friend of mine stayed on.

Everywhere, I spotted some quotes from the Lord Avery – the guy who founded this place. I was curious but due to time constraints, I didn’t get the chance to do any snooping around for the story. I came home and searched it on the internet. It was like a fairy tale like story that you thought you could only watch on tv.

I told my friend, AJ, that this place is a good place to bring chicks if he wanna score. It’s a love nest. You could see some lovey dovey and also suspicious looking couples, stealing kisses when they thought no one was looking. The Cochin Pool, meant for adults only, should be called the snogging pool. Heh!

What is a trip without good food? The gang loves it in Mutiara Seafood restaurant that we had both dinner and lunch at the same place. Check out the butter crabs. It’s yummy.

This year, I didn’t get pissed drunk like my ritual trips to PD. Another sign of old age. I guess when you are getting older, you would tend not to take unnecessary risks. It beats me why I would be drinking my life away just a few years ago. I guess it all boils down to the company that you are with.

This time round, friends were pretty much the laid back type. Not that I am complaining. But I guess it’s really nice not to do something detrimental on holidays and make ourselves sick. This is what I need. A pure relaxation. Ah.. it’s sheer bliss.