Tuesday, December 22, 2015

trip to Bohey Dulang Island and Sibuan Island

i wanted to update about my recent trip before i pretend to get busy with my final exam preparation starting this 28th Dec.
(not so fun Christmas this year)
straight to the point.
Bohey Duland and Sibuan island is located in our beloved Semporna.
of course in Sabah leeee...

4 days before the trip!

this is actually a very last minute plan. 
like we plan this on 3rd December and then we just go on 7th December.
and sometimes the best trip is the one that you don't plan!
sebab kalau plan awal-awal selalu tidak jadi!
even though the place is just in Sabah but i never been to semporna before. Tawau, LD, Sandakan semua saya tidak pernah pigi sebelum ni. sedih...
so,i do a lot of googling and contacted a few agent to get the best price.
always-always contact all agent to get best price!

7th December. 

we decided to drive ourself to Semporna.
initially, i planned to take midnight bus from KK so that we can arrived in Semporna in the morning. 
but then ada orang tu rajin mau drive so, okay lah.
and actually if you going there more than 2 person, it's more cheaper if you drive. 
if you go by Bus it will cost you RM90/person (return trip).
but our fuel cost is around RM200(return trip KK-Semporn-KK,Myvi 1.5,auto).
so, kalau ada 3 person maybe cost around RM66/person, return trip. 
kalau guna manual lagi murah kali ahh. hehe

it's just that if you decided to drive, then you have to wake up really early. 
since our trip is on weekdays so we decided to take off from KK at 5.00 am to avoid traffic jam.
i woke up at 4.00am just to make sure everything's okay. 
and went to 7E to buy a lot of junk food ad water supply at 4.30 am before we take off.
the good thing about bringing your own car is that you can bring as many things as you want.

it took approximately 10 hours driving from KK to Semporna (plus 2 stop for breakfast and lunch)
nasib bawa kereta auto boleh la tukar-tukar drive. 
we stopped at Ranau to have breakfast at 7.15am and arrived at Lahad Dato at 1,30pm to have our lunch. 
first time sampai Lahad Dato, ada Secret Recipe pula sana ahh.. wahh, noobnya i.
then we arrive at Semporna around 4.20pm. sesat jalan lagi ya. hampir tempus ke Tawau.
Waze punya pasal.
singgah pump tayar before leaving.

it's still dark and i am actually driving!

we decided to check in at Mutiara In Hotel since our guide recommend it. 
Rm50/night only for single bed room and the hotel condition is just okay la. 
suite the price. hehe
But the owner is very very very friendly and reliable. 

Mutiara Inn Hotel

there's a lot of hotel around Semporna's jetty so i think you don't have to worry so much about place to sleep.
Also,semporna got Watson, Guardian, Giant, Maybank, Petrol Station, KFC, and so on.
so no need to bring many stuff. can get there all. hehe

malam kami round-round the place, went to buy sunscreen and some beach pants.
mau minta puji juga la masa di pantai kenen.
oh ya.. make sure round semua kedai sana before buying stuff like pearl and beach wear because some of the shop offer cheaper price than the other. 

DAY 2. 8th December 2015

i woke up around 7 am because i am so excited!
mandi then pakai sunblock then tunggu guide.
the boat usually leave at 9.
lambat siiikit guide kami datang tapi ok juga la.
here is the timetable givin by our guide

The package included breakfast and lunch so you don't have to worry about breakfast or lunch in the middle of the beach. hehe

view just a few step from our hotel

it took around 20 to 30 minute to arrived at Bohey Dulang jetty. and it very very very pretty from afar. you can see the blue sea from afar you know. awww

jetty Bohey Dulang
you see the peak there? yess, thats where we are going!
we need to climb to the peak if we want to see the nice view.
its 300m high from sea level but then you need to climb 600m before you reach the peak.
alaaaa, kalau kamu biasa naik Gunung Kinabalu macam kacang saja baitu.
make sure before you climb, you have taken your breakfast, but don't eat too much junkfood or you'll throw up on the way up. macam tu satu urang tu. ohohoho


jalan otw naik. ada tangga, ada bukan tangga juga.
sempat selfie otw
 dan after climbing for 25minutes akhirnya kami sampai.
the view you can see from above


tq to our guide for capturing this beautiful view. 

trip-trip orang korea

saya ja ni.
on weekdays and still many people. can you imagine going on weekends?
i feel like i want to hangout here for the rest of the day but the guide said we have to go down since we still need to go snorkeling. terpaksa la turun.

oh ya, you need and must wear sneaker to go upstair or else the guide wont be responsible for any injury

 we have our lunch at Bohey Dulang island and then proceed to the second island, Sibuan Island.
Sibuan Island located just a few miles from Bohey Dulang Island. around 15 minutes rides?
not sure. tapi kijap ja sampai.

pulau botak. 

view you can see otw to Sibuan Island

yess, thats it! that's Sibuan Island you can see.. 

view fromSibuan Island! That's Bohey Dulang Island if i'm not mistaken. hoho

daftar dulu baru boleh bergembira

how clear the sea issssshhhh!

trip-trip phototgrapher kijap

harus selfie la kan.

me trying to beat Agnes Monica. haha

huishhh. ada selipar semua. panas beiii..
 snorkeling time!
i didn't take many picture of snorkeling since i don't have Gopro! hishhhh. menyesal x beli Gopro!

ni ja la saya mampu gambar. before i jump into the sea enjoying God's creature. 

that's our day 2.
going back around 4.30pm. 
thank God our guides are very sporting!
they bring us to wherever we want. 
they are enjoying their job as well.

day 3
preparing to go back to KK as early as 6 am.
arrive at kk around 5 pm.

okay, that's all.

do you plan to go visit Semporna Island?
here i provide you the agent and hotel contact that might help you.

the rate is RM120/person if more than 8 people. 
RM300/person if VVIP. 2 person only on the boat.
price including boat transfer,breakfast and lunch.
*but the agent inform me that the price is probably going up next year. not really sure how much.
you can always contact the agent.

Mutiara In hotel
contact number-089781610
you can also ask the hotel owner to arrange the boat to island for you.
i am not really sure about his rate la. hehe

this is the hotel rates he send me.
but you can always find other hotel if you want to. there's plenty of hotel in Semporna. 

 is it Safe there?

Everytime i tell my friend that i am going to Semporna the question i got the most is,
We all know about last year incident happened in Semporna, and a lot of people are terrified with the incident.
i am a little bit scared to but then after i contacted my friend who works in Semporna Clinic, she said it quite safe in Semporna now but she didn't recommend me to spend the night in the island.
and i cannot guarantee your safety (sebab nenek saya bilang ajal ada di mana-mana) but i can at least tell you this, during our visit on the island i can see policeman and soldier everywhere.
they are guarding the islands.both island Sibuan and Bohey Dulang.
we went on weekdays and there are so many visitor especially foreigner.
and our guide said, they are not taking any booking for Christmas anymore sebab full book already!
boat pun fully booking.
so, for my own opinion, if it is not safe why do people keep coming to this island??
honestly i feel safe during my visit to these place. :)
that's all i can say.

nampak? hihi
oklah, that's all.

kudasang. jerebu sebab sejuk
Lahad Datu jerebu sebab habuk
hahah. actually LD sedang dalam pembaikan jalan. hopefully next year jalan sana cantik suda. amin.


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