Beach hopping and stroke competition
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Our driver, Pak Cecep was waiting for us at the arrival area. He was a nice and talkative guy who has full knowledge about the island. Pak Cecep was involved in the making of the LASKAR PELANGI movie, so he had loads of story to tell us during our trip. However, judging from the way he drives, he really is a man who can’t drive slowly and thinks that brake does not exist. I’m so thankful that we all were totally safe during our stay there. Hahaha!
As soon as we left the airport area, we headed to Tanjung Pendam beach. This beach is known as the best beach to catch sunset. We found some little kiddos who were playing on the beach. They were happy when we said hi and took their pictures. These kiddos were so gorgeously cute and innocent.
From Tanjung Pendam beach we planned to go to the hotel.
Our tummy was crying out loud from hungriness, so we asked Pak Cecep to take us to a nice restaurant near the beach. He took us to the famous Tanjung Tinggi beach, the shooting location of Laskar Pelangi. The beach was stunning with white beach, crystal clear water and huge stones decorated the beach. My jaws dropped!
Unfortunately, the black clouds started to cover the perfect blue sky. We then went to the restaurant to enjoy our late lunch.
But the rain didn’t make us lose our appetite. When the food came, we finished them all just in a short amount of time. The seafood served were the most fresh and scrumptious seafood I’ve ever tasted after Palau.
After lunch we finally headed to Tanjung Kelayang Resort, the place where we would stay. Tanjung Kelayang beach surprised me again! A soft white sandy beach welcomed us with a line of coconut trees and big stones ornamented the beach. Not too far in the middle of the ocean, stand stones forming a bird shape and it called Bird Island.
Too excited, we only checked in and put our bags.
We spent some times there until we realized it was almost dark. When we walked back to the car, we found out that the sky cleared out and the sun was setting somewhere down which was so freaking far away from where we were. We almost killed ourselves for missing the nice sunset. But it didn’t spoil our mood because we know that the next day we will catch another dazzling sunset.
Still full with all the seafood we ate on our late lunch, we decided to get a local HEAVY snack that quite filling called Hallok Pong.
Why? Because it’s so oily and fatty! Imagine the butter, milk and cheese..
Though we know this snack is unhealthy, we just couldn't stop eating them! I think I was the one who ate the most! I think I was the winner of this Stroke Competition, wasn't I peeps? Hahaha..So, do not hesitate to try one when you are in the area!! Forget about your diet :D
We finally headed home. I went to bed with big poking out tummy full of halok pong..