Monday, December 29, 2008

Seafood @ Kuala Selangor

Our journey back to Kuala Lumpur was on the usual coastal route and headed straight to Kuala Selangor for seafood again. We had to turn somewhere right of the coastal road (before Kuala Selangor town) into palm oil plantation and arriving at the fishing village. There are so many restaurants in this village and chose this restaurant called Kedai Makanan Laut Hai Ung. Nice atmosphere and nice food, this time our selections were Bamboo mussel. Ginger chicken with rice wine. Poached fresh prawns, Salad prawns, Sweet and sour crab. Assam steamed fish. Kam Poh fried baby squids.

We bought some fresh pomfrets, prawns, fish balls and yong tau foo from a shop next to this eatery shop. Typical fishing boats at the river mouth of Kuala Selangor just next the the restaurant.

Shopping Marine Products @ Pulau Pangkor

Every good thing has to come to an end and it was time for us to leave Seagull Beach Village Resort, Mr. Tan and our foreign friend Tim were there to see us off. The group was hungry again. Our official breakfast at this corner coffee shop, Restoran Chiang Seng at the only town of this Island (which also a stone throw away to the Jetty).
Curry mee all sold out and left a few bowls of prawn mee (quite good neh). Tried a typical nasi lemak bungkus with sambal fish. Duck rice. Chicken rice. Lotus leaf rice. Just like an ordinary coffee shop, selling ordinary food in the mainland.
A few of us walk across the road opposite the coffee shop to Kheng Hai Chuan (the main wholesaler & distributor of marine products in Pangkor Island). The lady boss, Mrs. Beh gave us a briefing of their operation from the sea and to what they sell in this shop. Please visit Kheng Hai Chuan if you want to buy some dry marine products back home.The place is different from what you will see in the main road, it is off the road and does not look so commercial like the rest but it is offers the best in the island. Look for Mrs. Beh. She such a friendly lady. Tel:05-685-1162 or hp: 019-550-3335. For further info, you can visit this website, back of the shop where you can see their trawlers, factory and the drying space.
At the jetty waiting for our ferry to bring us back to Lumut. It was a crowded weekend, long queue before broading the ferry. A scene besides the jetty.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Time to Get Wet, Tan & Party

Had a simple breakfast of nasi lemak at a Malay stall at the beach and was set for the wet world. I negotiated with Khairi of Giam Island for a deal to ferry 11 people for short boat ride, to Giam Island and snorkeling at another site for RM150. The joyful boat ride. Scream of thrill. Can you spot a crocodile's head, and a sea turtle. On the tiny and isolated island of Giam, found a dead jelly fish on the beach. Time to get wet..we see and feel sea cucumber. Time to sand blanket and the 1st try was Zuyi, then Chu Luei, Wei Xiang and Xiang Yi. Wei Loong's creation of food "Goreng Pisang wapped with Bak Quah). Had superb meals for survival in this island while waiting for the sea tide to rise for our snorkeling activity at the Snorkeling Bay. It was a fun day for everyone except for the disappointed snorkeling event, there were too many people in the water, fishes were scared off and worst of all, the sea was choppy. My RM4.80 lunch with the best sea view at this spot at Teluk Nipah.
It was a memorable sea experience at Teluk Nipah of Pulau Pangkor.

Back to Teluk Nipah and enjoying the evening breeze, was was rough (according to the local it was the worst). Kok Leong burning his calories after all the booze and food at the breezy beach of Teluk Nipah.
The wonderful BBQ dinner prepared by Seagull Beach Village Resort, everyone enjoyed the food; crabs were simple and juicy, BBQ chicken was equally delicious. Supplemented with packets of Nasi Lemak bought from the beach. A ringgit for a pack.
Followed by a short karaoke session then we celebrated my Father in laws and Evelyn' birthdays before calling off the night. This man from Birmingham, England Mr. Timothy Rayson joined us in the party. Earlier, he was alone enjoying himself with three wondeful crabs and a bottle of shiraz, my father in laws gave him a ang pow (red packet) which he found it arkward