Friday, May 2, 2008

Bukit Merah Trip

Yesterday, B, D, Cat and I went to Bukit Merah Laketown Resort, and had a tiring but fun day out. Since it happened to be Ascension Thursday yesterday, we went for early Mass, as early as 7am.

After Mass and breakfast with A, we departed at 9am, and reached at 10:05am. Yea, I was very cautious at the timing because we kinda have the intention of going for the full-park package (Orangutan Island, Eco Park and Water Park). And, indeed, we eventually went ahead for the package at RM39 per pax.

We were there on time to catch the 10:30 ferry to the Orangutan Island. It was a very hot morning, too hot that 4 of us gave up wearing life-jackets. A short while later, we were on the island, and into a “cage”. Well, if you’ve watched Jurassic Park III then you’d probably know of the “bird cage” - we were in the somewhat-similar caged pathway. We got to see the orangutan leader Mike attempting to get his coconut, hindered by an electric fence. We were like, wow, so clever and also never give up - the position of the coconut hade him tough to retrieve. Eventually, the caretaker removed the coconut and threw it over the fence, ending Mike’s “frustration” - actually, he was not frustrated. We were!


We got to see young and playful orangutans…

Infant orangutans in nursery…

And others…

Not mentioning orangutan dolls at RM39 and RM49… super expensive…

After that, we hopped into the ferry and by 11-ish, we were out of the island. We stopped at Eco Park, where we got to observe various species, as if we were in zoo (we were actually comparatively near to Taiping Zoo… hahaha…). There were:

Squirrel monkey…

Bear cats…

Preserved assorted butterflies and beetles…

Otters (I called them Hermiones - Harry Potter fans would know why)…

Gibbons…

Flying Sugar Gliders…

Godzilla… no, no, no, no… Iguana...

Green Pit Viper...

Sun Bear...

Guinea Pig...

And a lot more. By the time we finished the Eco Park self tour, it was 12:30pm, and my face was sweating profusely. So, we headed to the Water Park to cool ourselves down.

We were in there till 5:30pm, enjoying the activities including The Boomerang (an double-ended avalanched ride, which 3 of us guys enjoyed the most), The Giant Wet Bubble (where we climbed up to the top of the bubble and pushed people off), Water Speed Slides (we raced against each other, gliding from top to bottom), and rope-climbing at Activity Pool.

At about 4:30pm, we were just too tired to continue, so we lazed around the Lazy River, where D and Cat were together talking. Looking at the couple, B and I backed off, took our float and lay on it, allowing the river to drift us away. We eventually dozed off (I actually dreamt that time, but forgot what that was all about) till we returned to where D and Cat were.

We were out of the park at 6pm, and we went into the Haunted House. Nothing impressive.

It was very fun day. How I wish more people were there - I bet there will be more fun! We invited A, Fan, J, and a lot more. I actually thought that B’s GF could join us, but too bad she stayed in Penang in obedience to her parents.

Before


After

1 comment:

shitakaru-pat said...

Haha, I wanted to go though. :) Next time...got plenty of opportunities! XD