Thursday, October 8, 2009

budget trip to pulau perhentian.

The following packages are designed at a very budget price and provide only very basic accommodation suitable for Malaysian locals and foreign budget travelers


4 Days 2 Nights Perhentian Island

Package Rate (By Road)
Low Season
RM 368.00 per person

Peak Season
Surcharge RM60.00 per adult during Public Holidays

Aircond Chalet
Surcharge RM60.00 per person of the package rate

Daily minimum 2 persons

Package includes
Return express bus/coach transfers
Return boat transfers
2 nights stay in non air-conditioned chalet
(Fauna or similar resorts)
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner for each night stay
One boat outing (excluding snorkeling equipment)

Day 01
Depart by air-conditioned Express bus / van / coach transfer from Pudu Raya / Swiss Inn Hotel at 9.00 pm for Kuala Besut. All refreshments enroute at own expenses.
Day 02
On arrival, transfer by boat to Pulau Perhentian Island (2hrs rides). Check-in and lunch. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.
Activities on own accord includes snorkeling, jungle trekking, fishing, swimming, beach combing, canoeing, and beach games
Day 03
Morning breakfast, prepare for an adventurous day for snorkeling & swimming. Visit the beach where Mild Seven advertisement was filmed. Bring a camera and capture the unmatched scenic beauty! Return to resort for lunch. Afternoon at leisure.
Day 04
After breakfast, check out and boat ride to Kuala Besut jetty. Enroute back to Kuala Lumpur.

more picture at pulau perhentian

Pulau Perhentian

After less than an hour on a boat from the east coast of Malaysia, the laid-back atmosphere and the natural beauty of the Perhentian islands immediately transport you to a different world. The white sand is dotted with sun-worshipping holiday makers, some retreating to the shade for a glass of freshly squeezed juice. A group of scuba divers are boarding a boat to venture out into the turquoise waters and submerge themselves in the underwater wonderland. Later, as the sun sets, a quiet buzz of music and chatter fills the air, together with the thin wisp of smoke from the barbeque fire.

The Perhentian Islands are two islands named Pulau Perhentian Kecil (Small Perhentian Island) and Pulau Perhentian Besar (Large Perhentian Island). The Malay name Perhentian is translated as “place to stop” and this is exactly what these two islands were for traders travelling between Malaysia and Bangkok in years gone by. These islands are still a gorgeous place to stop and rest today, albeit for tourists disconnecting from the stress and routine of everyday life and not for weary seafaring traders.

The islands remain relatively untouched and the only permanent inhabitants live in a small fishing village on Perhentian Kecil. Apart from footpaths that cut through the jungle, there are no roads on the islands. The only way to get around is by walking through the jungle or taking a sea taxi. If you tread carefully, you may even encounter some of the islands’ shy wildlife on the way, such as monitor lizards, fruit bats, squirrels or even the elusive mouse deer. Simple chalets and some moderately luxurious resorts line the picturesque beaches along with restaurants, dive centres and boat operators advertising their services with hand-painted signs.

Perhaps it is the stretches of white beach or the crystal clear water and the superior scuba diving. Perhaps it is the untouched forests or the relaxed atmosphere and unspoiled charm. We like to think that is a little bit of all of this that makes the Perhentian Islands the perfect place to stop and take some time out.

Monday, July 20, 2009

masjid kg hulu melaka

Gambar : Masjid Kampung Hulu
Nama : Masjid Kampung Hulu
Lokasi : Jalan Kg. Hulu, Melaka Tengah, Melaka
No. Lot :
Hakmilik Bangunan / Tanah :
Tahun Dibina : 1728

Latar Belakang Sejarah : Masjid Kampung Hulu merupakan sebuah masjid yang terletak di persimpangan Jalan Masjid Kampung Hulu dan Jalan Masjid di tengah-tengah Bandar Melaka dalam daerah Melaka Tengah, Melaka. Dibina dalam tahun 1728, Masjid Kampung Hulu di Melaka adalah di antara masjid paling tua di Malaysia yang masih digunakan dan berada di tapaknya yang asal. Masjid ini dibina oleh oleh penduduk-penduduk tempatan dengan pembiayaan Belanda semasa penjajahan Melaka oleh Syarikat Hindia Timur Belanda (singkatannya V.O.C.). Masjid ini dibina adalah kesan daripada perubahan dasar oleh pemerintah Belanda, yang mengutarakan dasar kepelbagaian pegangan agama. Pemerintah Belanda telah menugaskan Kapitan untuk mengetuai penduduk tempatan dalam pembinaan tempat ibadat mereka, Dato' Samsuddin Bin Arom, seorang pendatang dari China yang telah memeluk Islam, ditugaskan pemerintah Belanda untuk membina Masjid Kampung Hulu. Binaan asal kemudiannya diperbaiki oleh Sheikh Al Omar bin Hussain Al-Attas.
Penjajah Belanda juga menggalakkan kepelbagaian budaya di kalangan penduduk, dan ciri-ciri senireka masjid dari tanah Jawa telah dimasukkan di dalam senireka Masjid Kampung Hulu. Masjid ini mempunyai bumbung berlapis 3, dengan bentuk seakan-akan piramid. Ruang di antara lapisan-lapisan bumbung ini membolehkan kemasukan udara dan cahaya ke dalam masjid. Mereka percaya bahawa lapisan paling atas bumbung masjid bererti `iman manusia kepada tuhan, lapisan kedua, `hubungan manusia dengan manusia dan ketiga membawa maksud `alam semula jadi yang menghubungkan manusia dengan Pencipta. Masjid Kampung Hulu tidak dibuat daripada kayu seperti masjid-masjid di Jawa, sebaliknya dibuat menggunakan bata dan batu. Masjid ini juga mempunyai tembok rendah yang memagarkan kawasan masjid.
Bahan-bahan seperti jubin seramik dan jubin lantai daripada kerajaan China Dinasti Ching juga digunakan. Motif-motif menghiasi tepian kubah masjid. Menara batu menunjukkan ciri senireka Melaka pada masa itu, dan dipengaruhi oleh rekabentuk pagoda orang Cina. Ukiran dan seni bina masjid menggunakan faktor alam semulajadi. Pengaruh tumbuh-tumbuhan menjadi kriteria utama seni bina dan ukiran pada bahagian dinding dan bumbung masjid-masjid berkenaan. Pada hujung bumbung terdapat ukiran berkonsepkan sulur bayur, mahkota dan awan larat

Thursday, July 16, 2009

The Streets of George Town

The Streets of George Town
George Town, although multicultural in composite, is predominantly Chinese and a big portion of it is Chinatown – a noisy, crowded, delightful conglomeration of people, goods, mobile stalls and old shophouses.

For the best of George Town, walk along Love Lane, Pitt Street, King Street and Carnarvon Street. Certain streets like Chulia Street and Campbell Street are best viewed in the evening, when they burst to life with hawker stalls and nighttime activities. Incidentally, some of the best hawker food are found on these two streets. See also the Southern end of Penang Street for a taste of “Little India.” Along this street are several banana leaf rice restaurants and a Hindu temple.

For the best of colonial architecture, see Beach Street and Light Street, where financial institutions and chambers of the State Assembly are housed.