Redang – Sun, Sea and Project AWARE!

Yeah, so finally the Redang trip came…sadly now it’s gone 🙁

Ah well, it was a great break and we did some nature loving activities too in the name of Project Aware[/url].

We left home at some ungodly hour (5am) in a couple of taxis heading to KLIA, where we had a McD style Big Breakfast (They should call it the small breakfast though, as I could eat 3..)

We arrived at Kuala Terengganu after a smooth enough flight..

A coach trip to the jetty, then we jammed ourselves into a boat for the hour or so across to the Island.

We were greeted by the beautiful white sands of Redangs long beach, clear blue water and the crazy beach boys.

Then a nice sleep…we stayed at Redang Beach Resort[/url]

And first dive of the trip..

I stupidly didn’t take enough weights (not accounting for the bulky, new and therefore buoyant BCD they gave me), and had real problems descending…

Must have been swimming like a zig-zag, after that I got passed a few weights and was ok…

I noticed myself getting nauseous towards the end of the dive (around 45 mins..) and thought uh-oh…I’ve had this before..

Sure enough when I got out, everything was spinning and I was dizzy as hell, oh well no more diving for me! Inner ear problems from the changing pressure of swimming in a zig-zag, I proceeded to sleep for 15 hours..and got up the next day 😀

The dive was ok, nothing amazing, the dive master we had was a bit noob, so he took us to not so great locations, partially the reason why I sat out the rest of the dives.

And what a beautiful day it was.

After that all us naturalists got ready to clean up the beach for project Aware (Aquatic World Awareness, Responsibility and Education).

It was a stunning day, although a little hot for picking up rubbish on the beach..

And I was still a little dizzy 0_0

We got given the worst area too, the other groups had 1 bin-bag per group, we finished 1/2 bags per PERSON in our group, we got the corner of the beach and it seemed to be some kind of dumping ground, oh well, at least we sorted it out 😉

I got myself a cert anyway and a free t-shirt for helping the beach clean-up..

This is my favourite shot of the lot.

The whole gang just before we left, so sad 🙁

Of course we munched loads of Keropok Lekor, as it’s awesome there!

And we played Baccarat for cans of Coke while we waited for the plane, God pau’ed us all!

Of course we headed to Misai when we got back to stuff ourselves with our favourites foods, which we did..

The end! It was a great trip, really enjoyed it, even though I was dizzy haha, at least I didn’t get burnt, neh neh 😉

Full Gallery here: Redang Sept 2005

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21 Responses to Redang – Sun, Sea and Project AWARE!

  1. suanie September 27, 2005 at 1:23 am #

    doesn’t hurt anymore neh neh bleh

  2. As Suanie Sees It September 27, 2005 at 1:24 am #

    you should really bug ST to tell you the crab story

  3. spiller September 27, 2005 at 1:28 am #

    OK, so dude, what about the crab story?

  4. spiller September 27, 2005 at 1:33 am #

    By the way, next time if go Redang again, try take the Berjaya package. They fly directly there.

    I hate it when I need to take ferry from KT to Redang. Such a lousy jetty and waste of time.

    Dude, did you have time to dive?

  5. Peter September 27, 2005 at 1:37 am #

    Phew… luck no hairy photos of you.

  6. spiller September 27, 2005 at 2:14 am #

    Sorry, I mean u only dived for 45min and that’s it?

    Well, the best spots to go for diving in Redang would be Mak Cantik, Tanjong Tokong and Big Mount.

    Make sure u ask them to bring u there 😉

  7. ShaolinTiger September 27, 2005 at 2:18 am #

    Yeah too dizzy, and DM a bit lousy.

    I know, I been to all those places before 😉

  8. ShaolinTiger September 27, 2005 at 2:19 am #

    I won’t give my money to Berjaya, I don’t agree with what they do, super resorts like theirs ruin islands like Redang and Tioman.

    They aren’t environmentally friendly, and building landing strips destroys a lot of natural flora and fauna, it unbalances the ecology of the island.

    Look at what’s going to happen to Tioman..

  9. spiller September 27, 2005 at 3:01 am #

    U got a point there.

    True, changing landscape is no good to any island, but if it’s being done properly, then it won’t do any harm?

    A bit of transportation improvement will help to boost Redang’s tourism, in a good way I mean. I suppose many foreigners knew about Langkawi, Penang and Tioman, as compare to Redang, becoz they have better facilities around. This will economically benefits the locals too.

    Of coz, personally I don’t want Redang to be over crowded and pollute the whole island, though ;P

    By the way, Berjaya did pretty well in preserving the eco-system in Langkawi, with their forest-based chalets. Not sure at Tioman though.

  10. Reta September 27, 2005 at 3:45 am #

    eeyerrrr so niceee =((

  11. Sue September 27, 2005 at 4:13 am #

    Hi! I always wanted to go on these Project AWARE trips! How much did you pay for yours and how did you sign up for it?

  12. Dabido (Teflon) September 27, 2005 at 4:37 am #

    You didn’t give him crabs did you Suanie????? Eeeewwww! 🙂

  13. kimberlycun September 27, 2005 at 4:43 am #

    Berjaya is not an environmentally friendly resort. so we shall boycotttttttttttttttttttt

  14. jlchannel September 27, 2005 at 5:31 am #

    Ugly Terengganu airport 😛

  15. NARCISSISM IS NECESSARY September 27, 2005 at 7:06 am #

    Last Friday ST, KY, God, Saint, Suan, Sotong, Margie, The Great Faggot and I left Kuala Lumpur for a diving/snorkelling vacation at Redang Island. It was a blast, nuf’ said. I’ll let the pictures do the talking…

    So anyway, I didn&#…

  16. adam September 27, 2005 at 1:29 pm #

    deleted from kimberlycun’s comment box by kimbrly:

    quote
    an eye for an eye….it is fair to xiaxue now that you are molested too!!!!!!! and fcuk off

    u the old maid who instigate ST and tried to influence other guys too to defame xiaxue, u think u all that, mm ji chau!!!!!!haha lu chauchibai

    so what now? want ask ST to molest me? HAH! fcuk off lah

    unquote

  17. KY Speaks September 27, 2005 at 8:17 pm #

    So last weekend a bunch of us jokers went to Redang. Some of us are divers, and some are noobish snorklers. Others just love to sleep, and at least one noob got serious sunburn on her shoulders (she is the famous blogger who went on the star.)

  18. artreyu September 28, 2005 at 2:07 am #

    wtf is wrong with you!!????

    anyway nice trip 🙂

  19. Esther September 28, 2005 at 7:48 am #

    Who was the noob divemaster? 🙂

    AND I got a different shirt!!

    T-shirt

  20. dreamer idiot September 28, 2005 at 11:00 am #

    keropok lekor is absolutely unbeatable…no 1….

  21. anonymous October 8, 2005 at 3:21 am #

    A fellow blogger ah Tiu saw you there in redang haha his blog is daichafan….