Malaysia Backpackers Destination and Homestay


Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Video Games and Water Park for Kids at Bukit Merah Laketown Resort Perak

Among the exciting water activities highlights are the giant wave pool, games pool, adult and children's slow river rides, kid's water playground, giant bubble, three giant water flume rides, three raft tube rides and twin speed slides.
Equipment such as boogie boards, floating tubes and other water play equipment can be purchased or hired from the 'Surf Shack Shop'.

The Water Park is great if you enjoy swimming and cooling down by the pool side.
Bukit Merah Laketown Resort is a gem of a haven, overlooking a great expanse of shimmering water broken only by islands sparsely dotted on the lake.

Marina village is a shopping village which has the popular 'Festival Market Place' concept which ranges from games and amusement centers to dining places by the lake.

Their Shopping Village consists of Surf Shack II (which offers exclusive water equipment like resort wear, swimming gear and also souvenirs, stationeries and toiletries), Treasures (souvenirs, arts & crafts and resort wear), Wonderland (amusement center with snooker, simulator video games and kiddy rides), Retail Kiosk (ice-cream, drinks, candy, snacks and photo shop), Bumper Car, Handy Craft, Ticketing Counter, Carousel Ride, and Haunted Valley.

They have meeting rooms like the Sebarau Ballroom, Kalui Hall and other Rooms that can house from 10 to 1000 persons.

Marina Village has food & beverage outlets, shopping arcade, family entertainment arena, and banquet facilities to cater to your business or pleasure needs.

This resort is surrounded by a 7,000-acre lake which let you experience the beauty of nature while exploring their tropical paradise and also the peace and tranquility of the area.


Google Map
Bukit Merah Laketown Resort Jalan Bukit Merah
34400 Semanggol

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Underwater Corals From Tioman Island

The waters around the island are fairly clear divers can expect better visibility conditions in other waters, but one can generally expect between five and 10-metre visibility around Tioman. This, however, does not detract from the beauty of its coral reefs, which are a veritable underwater garden of colourful marine life.

When you scuba dive and snorkel on Pulau Tioman, be sure to bring along a camera. The neon hues of parrot fish, butterfly fish, Napoleon fish and silver snappers swimming amid a colourful sea garden are well worth capturing on film. Pulau Tioman's oasis of coral and tropical fish can also be viewed without ever getting wet. Round the island, tours are available on glass bottom boats operated by Berjaya Tioman Beach Resort. The waters around the island also offer plenty of adventure for sportsmen wishing to windsurf, canoe, sail or fish; your choice of catamarans, canoes, sailboats and fishing rods may be easily hired

SRI PAYA TIOMAN CHALETS is nestled at the entrance of Tioman island (Kampung Paya Jetty). A stretch of coral reefs lies in front of the Chalets in a beautiful natural environment. You will find blues skies, turquoise sea, white beaches and a virgin jungle.

For reservations or inquiries please contact us via email or fax and we will reply to you promptly.
Tel : 019-239 8801 / 017-381 1867

eShark Scuba Sdn Bhd:
Captain Ishak Mohamed (Dive Instructor)
Sri Paya Tioman Chalet
Kampong Paya, TIOMAN

By Air Berjaya Air (Tel: 603-78468228; flies several times daily from Subang Airport to Tioman and back, also on Dash 7 (48-seater) aircraft.

Flight lasts about 55 minutes.

Return tickets are priced at RM448 for adults and RM234 for children.

By Road
(to Mersing point) Transnasional buses (Tel: 603-20311430 / 607-7993155) ply the Kuala Lumpur Mersing route several times a day. Buses leave from the Puduraya Bus Station next to the Chinatown area in Kuala Lumpur and you need to physically get your tickets from the ticket counter there.

Buses are normally at 9 am, 10 am, 10 pm and 11 pm and takes 6 hours to Mersing. The bus' LAST stop is the Plaza R & R which is right next to the Mersing Ferry Point.

By Road
(Driving - From KL to Mersing point) If you are driving from Kuala Lumpur, a suggested route would be via Seremban and Kuala Pilah, passing Bandar Muadzam Shah onto Rompin and Endau and into Mersing. This drive takes about 5 hours.

Alternatively, take the North-South Expressway, turn off at Ayer Hitam (Toll charges about RM30), head for Kluang then onto Mersing. This drive is shorter and takes 4 hours.

Parking fee outside the ferry terminal in Mersing is RM8 a night.

By Road
(Driving - From Johor Bahru to Mersing) Taxi fare is approx. RM120/cab per way (charter).

One of the coach service operator is Causeway Llink Express. Depart at 8:00a.m,11:30a.m, 3:00p.m & 6:30pm . These are not frequent though. Alternatively, you can take any bus to Kuantan from Johor Bahru/Singapore but should not be surprised if you get charged the full Johor Bahru-Kuantan (RM25) fare even though you might only be going halfway.

By Ferry Many ferry operators operate boats and ferries between Mersing and Tioman several times a day.

Amongst the most reliable, Blue Water Speedboats (Tel: 607-7995696) operates its first speedboats from Mersing at 7.30 a.m. and its last ones at about 4.30 p.m. depending on tides.

Tickets cost RM35 one way. From Tioman, the first boat leaves at 8.00 a.m and the last at about 4.30 p.m. daily.