Saturday, June 8, 2013

Aku, basikal dan Danau Toba

#Throw back 2013
Danau Toba.  Memang tidak dinafikan tempatnya yang cukup indah dan menarik. Kurniaan Tuhan cukup adil dan saksama. Kita sebagai manusia wajib bersyukur atas segalanya. Untuk kedua kalinya aku sampai di situ. Penjelajahan meliputi pelbagai kenderaan. feri , basikal, bas dan ojek.


Segala-galanya di sini bertuhankan duit. Kehidupan terlalu dhaif sehingga tanpa segan silu hidup dalam meminta-minta. Atas nama pertolongan tetapi minta diberikan wang kopinya. Kerja sedikit upahnya mahu lebih. Hanya yang menarik adalah dari sudut muka buminya yang indah. Selain itu, TIADA. Maaf, jika ada yang tersinggung dengan kenyataan ini, tapi ini adalah dari sisi pandangan diri aku sendiri.
Terima kasih kepada rakan2 kayuhan yg seramai 12 orang. Anda semua memang hebat.


Jika ada sumur di ladang boleh kita menumpang mandi,
Jika ada umur yg panjang boleh lah kita berbasikal lagi.














 ME 
~ A traveler, mender a broken heart ~

***

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Basic need for touring


Bicycle (in a good conditions)
1x Spare tyre
2x tube
1x chain
Lubricant
Multitool
2x spokes
Screw driver (spoke)
Spanar 8/10
Helmet
Glove(half or full)
25 lit backpack with water bladder
Bicycle lock
Side mirror
Front & back light
2x brake pads

Med-kit
         - Panadol
         - Antiseptic (dettol)
         - Bandage
         - Water Sterilizer tablet
         - Muscular pain relief cream
         - Salonpas patch
         - Painkillers, joint killers
         - Antibiotics
         - Diarrhea pills
         - Insect repellent
         - Vitamin/ fish oil
         
Wearing Stuff
4x shirts
4x pants / shorts
4x upper/under needs (bra/panties)
Sweater
Buff/cap/hat
1x Jacket (water/windproof/resist)
Towel
Sunglasses
Raincover
2x socks
1x shoe/ sandle/ slipper

Hygiene thingy
Tooth brush/paste
Sanitary pads
Comb
Body/hair syampoo
Deodorant
Nail clipper
Wet tissue

Lodging
Tent (1or 2 person)
Hammock with net (options)
Sleeping bag
Sleeping mat


F&B needs
Stove & butane gas
mess-tin
spoon/fork
lighter/fire starter
salt/sugar/pepper/sos ( take it from McD  )
rice/anchovies/maggie mee/ kurma
Other stuff can buy along the way

Safety
Wisel
Knife
DIY chilly spray
Torch/head light
Reflective safety vest
Cellphone and name of the persons that can be contact in emergencies
Sewing kit tool
Rottan or tali tas


 The important thing !!!

CAMERA
Solar charger
Extra batteries
Tripod (medium)
Pen/note book (tradisional or electronic )
GPS
Map
External harddisk for back up


THE MOST IMPORTANT THING ARE :

MONEY ( prepare total in amount RM500 )
ID CARD
PASSPORT


Monday, April 29, 2013

Bila mentol menyala [P.O.T]

Permulaan cerita...

Salam Petualang..,

Ketika ini masih terasa lemah dan lesu akibat kayuhan tempohari. Kerja gila kan ? Langsung tak beri ruang untuk berehat satu hari dari kayuhan. Apa boleh buat, hari yang diperuntukkan amat terhad. Walau bagaimana pun aku bersyukkur kerana perjalanan ini telah selamat dilaksanakan.

Tercetusnya idea bila melihat bentuk semenanjung MY ni comel ja macam orang dulu-dulu cakap seperti bentuk ubi kayu. Hati berbisik ' cam senang ja, apakata kalau aku naik basikal mengelilingi semenanjung menyelusuri pesisir pantai dan sempadan. Mesti ada jalan kampung yang menghubungkan di setiap negeri. Pling!

Dengan pantas, terus menggunakan khidmat abang gogel. Berbekalkan ilmu pengetahuan yang sedikit, ditambah pula dengan pembacaan dari pengalaman pengembara-pengembara dalam dan luar negara, maka laluan pun dirangka. Diambil kira juga purata kemampuan diri untuk mengayuh basikal dalam 1 hari, maka telah menetapkan hanya 70-90km sehari sahaja. Sekiranya lokasi2 tertentu yang memerlukan lebihan km, maka terpaksa digagahkan juga untuk sampai ke destinasi.

Perancangan dibuat dalam tempoh 3 bulan. Bulan pertama merangka laluan. Bulan kedua memperlengkapkan keperluaan basikal, bulan ketiga mulakan kayuhan. Projek ini hanya diwar-warkan kepada rakan-rakan terdekat seminggu sebelum hari kejadian kerana pada hemat ku ' buat dulu baru cakap' bimbang jika terlalu banyak cakap ia tak mampu dilaksanakan.

Nah! Alhamdulillah, Allah telah menetapkan hati dan minda ini untuk meneruskan hasrat tanpa berbelah bahagi. Orang pertama yang aku luahkan hasrat  ini adalah kepada  Azizan Zolkipli. Beliau telah memberikan perangsang dengan mengajarkan tips-tips tentang kayuhan jarak jauh, tatatertib ketika di jalan raya, cara membaiki tayar dan menampal tayar, pelbagai nasihat telah diberikan juga. Orang kedua ialah Ija Zahri dan suami, di mana mereka berdua begitu bersungguh-sungguh mencarikan pihak penaja yang sudi untuk menampung keperluan perjalanan ini. Sejak itu, makin ramai rakan-rakan 'pesikal' yang telah maklum dan ada yang telah bermurah hati untuk memberi sumbangan dan itu telah menambahkan lagi semangat 'kemestian' untuk melakukan projek ini.

Bila sebut tentang kayuhan 'SOLO', ada juga di kalangan rakan-rakan yang membantah atas sebab-sebab keselamatan  kerana aku seorang wanita. Tapi, aku yakin  mampu melakukannya sendirian. Sesungguhnya ramai rakan-rakan akan memantau sepanjang perjalanan  ini. Apakan daya, telah tertulis bahawasanya pengembaraan ini harus ada pengiringnya. Baiklah.

Aku amat sedar, untuk mengembara jarak jauh wajib ke atas seseorang itu memperlengkapkan diri dan basikalnya dengan sebaik mungkin. Basikal adalah kekasih dan teman rapat kita, ia harus dilayan dengan cermat kerana sepanjang perjalanan ini kita amat memerlukan khidmatnya. Tanpanya, kita tak akan kemana-mana dengan mudah. Oleh itu, aku harus memahami kehendak dan kemampuan basikal ku dengan berperikemanusiaan.

Barang muatan dianggarkan seberat 20kg, dan kemampuan 'rack' hanya 25kg. Itu pun sudah dikira berat. Walaubagaimana pun, sepanjang laluan aku mengelak untuk melanggar lubang, jalan-jalan yang tidak rata atau 'bumpy' untuk mengelakkan hentakan kuat yg  boleh menyebabkan jejari @'spoke' pada roda basikal patah. Semua perkara yang dianggap remah-temeh harus diambil kira. Tidak boleh terlepas pandang.

Begitu lah serba sedikit cerita sebagai pembuka bicara.
Dan pengembaraan pun bermula...Jeng..jeng..jeng..

Friday, April 5, 2013

Kurang dari 1 jam..


Tinggal beberapa jam saja lagi..

Apa yang aku rasa ? Entah. 
Fikiran ? Kosong. 
Hmm.. Ini kali ke 3 aku buat kerja gila.~ Berbasikal mengelilingi Semenanjung ? Sebelum ini tak terfikir langsung nak buat benda-benda sebegini.
Kenapa aku nak buat eh ? Sebab aku sukakan cabaran.

****

Sepanjang hari mengadap lappy. Otak kosong. Persiapan camtu-camtu je la. Entah la tak tau kenapa cam takde perasaan ja. Relax dan cool. Tak fikir nak makan langsung. hrmm.. Apa yang aku tau, lepas solat subuh aku akan mula mengayuh basikal. Sendirian dalam gelap-gelita. GILA !

6hb April ya. Aku tetap ingat. Aku akan patrikan dalam ingatan. Aku tetap kotakan apa yang aku janjikan. 
Selamat !

- Peninsular On Tour Travelogue -
* Yesterday is a history, today is a story, tomorrow is mystery

Always unique totally interesting sometimes mysterious
- Life | Love | Nature | Sacrifice -
D<


Wednesday, March 27, 2013

A big support [POT]


Last night, a small event  was carried out in 'Uptown Outdoor' shop.
I did not expect the overwhelming response from  my cycling friends. With their presence has prompted me to realizing my dream of traveling throughout the Peninsular with cycling.
This is half of the great contributions that I have received from them.

tyre
tube
side mirror
jacket
sleeping bag
med-kit
pillow
screw driver
mess-tins
candy
Vast 


Everything is completed now. Many thanks to those who were honored to sponsor this requirements
May Allah bless you all. Amin. 

This is the name, who helped me in all things. Greatly appreciate for  their kindness :

Monday, March 25, 2013

two weeks before [ POT ]


As I say that my adventure is made to appreciate many things about life. Pain, fear, suffering, been hurt, rejected, omitted , courage, loyalty, trust, discipline & honesty. If I want to survive I must be a brave person to face a fact of life. Throughout my life, I been face all of the above. Obviously, I still survive. Makes me appreciate my short and simple live.

In addition, I do not to seek popularity or even put the name into the books of record. I do it because of my desire to enjoy the beauty of nature created by Allah in the most inexpensive way. I admit, I am not a wealthy of money, I just have a wealth of 'time' only. Not only the rich people can travel around the globe, but actually, everybody can do it too. The selection of the suitable way for us is the main key.

Humans can only plan, but Allah determines everything. Similarly, like my story. My plan is to cycling solo. Even deep in my heart there is too much a sense of anxiety, but I should be courageous and believe for the love of God. Until the last minute, I received a short message (SMS), who ask about my itinerary from someone I did not know. Began to whisper with myself : Well ! surely Allah does not allow me to move solo. Allah has sent an assistance. What can I say more..Syukur Alhamdulillah.


And around me, there was a friends and family  who willing  to give me a help.
Many thanks to them for their kindness.


Sunday, March 24, 2013

Peninsular On Tour [POT]

This trip made ​​to commemorate a lot thing about life, courage, loyalty, trusty, discipline & honesty, because I'm not a coward person to face the real life, Soloist.


Skirting the root of Peninsular Malaysia
*Around 23 days*
Soloist ?
3,300 km
6th April 2013




I’m using Bridgestone MB-6 4130 Cromo  D14932 ( late 1980s and early'90s) for exploration the root of Peninsular. Below is my itinerary, but it is just only the basic because it will change according to my ability, weather conditions, routes and my bike along the journey.


The Red Arian




Day 1 ( 6/4/13 ) Jalan Nangka - Kuala Selangor Selangor : 58.7km Kuala Selangor - Sabak Bernam : 62km = 120.7km
Day 2 (7/4/13) Sabak Bernam- Teluk Intan - Kampung Sg. Kerang - Setiawan = 127.95 km
Day 3 (8/4/13) Setiawan - Pantai Remis - Batu Hampar - Kuala Kurau
= 170.87 km Day 4 (9/4/13) Kuala Kurau- Kota Kuala Muda -Sungai Petani
= 150.68 km Day 5 (10/4/13) Sungai Petani - Lembah Bujang - Yan - Kuala Kedah - Kuala Perlis
= 172.25 km


Day 6 (11/4/13)
Kuala Perlis - Kangar-Kaki Bukit - Padang Besar - Changlun 
= 141.64 km

Day 7 (12/4/13)
Changlun -Kampong Padang Sanai - Kampung Pulau Belantik 
= 104.32 km

Day 8 (13/4/13)
Kampung Pulau Belantik - Baling 
= 78.5 km

Day 9 (14/4/13)
Baling - Pengkalan Hulu - Banding 
= 117 km

Day 10 (15/4/13)
Banding - Jeli 
= 82.4 km


Day 11 (16/4/13)
Jeli - Rantau Panjang : 54.8km
Rantau Panjang- Tumpat : 39km
Tumpat -Ketereh = 35.8 km 

Day 12 (17/4/13)
Ketereh - Pantai Irama - Jelawat - Bachok - Kampung Raja
= 100.4 km

Day 13 (18/4/13)
Kampung Raja - Merang : 62.5km
Merang - Seberang Takir : 32.9km
= 95.4 km


Day 14 (19/4/13)

Seberang Takir - Paka
= 160.64 km


Day 15 (20/4/13)
Paka - Beserah- Kuantan
= 154.76km

Day 16 (21/4/13)
Kuantan - Pekan -Nenasi
= 141 km


Day 17 (22/4/13)
Nenasi - Kuala Rompin - Mersing
= 134 km

Day 18 (23/4/13)
Mersing - Sedili Besar- Sedili Kechil -Desaru
= 166 km

Day 19 (24/4/13)
Desaru - Kampung Sungai Rengit- Masai- Johor Bharu
= 144 km

Day 20 (25/4/13)
Johor Bharu - Pekan Nenas -Tanjung Piai - Pontian Kechil
= 146 km

Day 21 (26/4/13)
Pontian Kechil -Muar
= 156.34 km

Day 22 (27/4/13)
Muar- Merlimau - Pengkalan Balak- P.Dickson
=177 km

Day 23 (28/4/13)
P. Dickson- Sungai Pelek - Morib- Pulau Carey - Telok Panglima Garang- Jalan Nangka
= 141 km




Wish me good luck, save and sound along the journey.


I won't give up !


I will do my 1st  nomadic adventure by bicycle around Peninsular Malaysia on 6th April 2013  for about 25 days or more . Who have time and keen in cycling together, I welcome you to accompany me in every state that I went through. All the informations, time and locations can refer to Mr Azizan and Mrs Ija Zahri.

My Route Schedule
Peninsular On Tour [P.O.T]

Thank you to those who have sponsored me with a variety of travel needs,  not to forget also to those who gave me a lots of spirits, advices and informations 'do & don't'. To friends & family who will be my rescuer, please activate your cellphone 24hrs. I really appreciate your helps. 
Wish me safe & sound along the journey and simplified all my travel arrangements. Amiiin.

 I would be grateful if anyone is interested to give me a small contributions or donations for my expenses during this journey as a token of your support for my venture . Pray for my success and safety ya'.  Thank you in advance.

Please contact Mr. Azizan Zolkipli & Mrs Ija Zahri for more informations.


I won't give up !




always unique totally interesting sometimes mysterious
- Life | Love | Nature | Bicycle -
AdindaTunTeja@D<





Castaway - Thailand [ Krabi & Hat Yai ]



previous story

Day 6 [ 14/3/2013 ]
Krabi

Today we are get ready to leave the island. Taking a boat at 10 am, giving us time to get over to
Hat Yai before dark. Along the way, I prefer to be on deck to see the beauty of the ocean.

Very exciting journey with views over the vast sea, I saw the occasional fish, jellyfish and squid on the surface. The weather is sunny and extremes humidity, because of that's my friend chose to be in the cabin.

we're Asian

Arriving at the jetty, we are greeted by touts who ask our for direction, and there came a young man want to  gave us a tuk-tuk service. Alright, we agreed to take a tuk-tuk to find a place to buy a bus tickets to Hat Yai.

pink tuk tuk
The tuk tuk drive into the city. The driver helped us to find the bus ticket sales counter. Finally we were taken to a shop that is located near the river Krabi.

Bai Ngoen Tour

Here, we got tickets for the van with a/c 240B (Krabi to Hat Yai). Great huh. While waiting for leaving at 1300hrs, we wander the town of Krabi. We tried the food that is not in MY. Delicious !

Thai pancake




Van started the journey exactly at 1500hrs . Comfortable ride and will take a break at RnR Thang. For about 15 minutes we could relax, eating and  take a walk in this area.




Almost 1800hrs we arrived to Hat Yai and keep looking for Cathay Guesthouse. Although the second time in Hat Yai but I still misguided.

simple basic

Cathay Guesthouse is an accommodation that is very popular with backpackers from around the world. 200B prices pernight and do not have to leave our passports and with comfortable stay here safely.

Cathay Guesthouse

Day 7 [15/3/2013]
Hat Yai
Today we plan to go to the  Samila beach located in Songkla, then continue to Floating Market. Before that, we need to buy a bus ticket back to MY.

Num Thai Travel
Ticket from Hat Yai to KL cost 540B, depart at 2030hrs and arrival at 0600hrs in the next morning. Okay, everything was prepared. So we do not need to worry. Now time for some sightseeing.


Finding a tuk tuk for hire quite tiring. Every tuk tuk we should asked  to get a reasonable price. After a final bargaining, tuk tuk driver agreed to take us to the Samila Beach and Floating Market with prices 750B.

popular statue
Within the boundaries of the city of Songkhla is the Samila cape beach, the most popular beach in the province. The famous mermaid statue can be found here. The two islands Ko Nu and Ko Maew (Mouse and Cat island), not far from the beach, are also a popular landmark, and a preferred fishing ground. According a local folk tale, a cat, mouse and dog were traveling on a Chinese ship, when they attempted to steal a crystal from a merchant. While trying to swimming ashore, both the cat and the mouse drowned and became the two islands; the dog reached the beach, then died and become the hill Khao Tang Kuan. The crystal turned into the white sandy beach.

cat and mouse statue
For an hour, we enjoy the beach scenery, see a variety of stalls selling a variety of decorative items and foods. Suddenly, I saw this sea coconut juice, it have white and sweet content, it tastes very good. I never taste the delicious juice like this before.


20B
home  made coconut ice-cream =30B 
It's time to go. The tuk tuk's driver already wait for us. We will go to the floating market to enjoy a unique and appetizing. Klonghae Floating Market is a new floating market created as a tourist attraction for the people living in the south of the country. The floating market is open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday only. It has drawn the people from Malaysia as they like to come and shop here.


I was so happy and excited when looking at a small boat along the river stacked neatly with a variety sales.



khao lam

Finally I found this cuisine in Klong Hae floating market, Hat Yai,
A glutinous rice, both purple and white varieties, cooked in bamboo tubes
In Laos it called Paung Din
In Thailand called Khao Lam
In Cambodia it been called Krolan.
In MY we call it Lemang.


coloring puddings


quail eggs


no plastic used


This is the end of my travel and stories, for those who want to wander into Thailand can use this story as a guide for your journey. Everything I write here is for guidance to friends who are interested in traveling to Thailand. I'm just telling what I have experienced, the location I visit and the cheapest price I received.

How can I afford to spend a little money to go to a few places in Thailand?
Tips and tricks:
1. bring along cooking needs such as stove , gas and dry food
2. sharing a pocket money with your friends.
 ex : you have 300MYR, and your friend have 300MYR, combined then you'll have 600MYR. Only 1 person will manage to pay hotel rent, transportation, food and tickets. So you'll  reduced the cost of your hotel and vehicle rental.
3. Dare to bargain with everything.
4. Doing the survey of location that you want to visit through internet before the trip.
5. Smile, be safe and have a nice trip!

Until we meet again in another adventure, daa.

Forgive me for the English language, may be incorrect or inappropriate use. Please correct my mistakes. Thank you in advance.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Castaway - Thailand [ Koh Phi Phi ]

Day 5 [ 13/3/2013]
Surat Thani - Krabi
continue..
As early as 5 o'clock in the morning we were waking up, praying and packing, because songthew taxi will pick us up to be sent to the Songserm Pier and boat trip will start at 6 am. Today we will be heading to Krabi because Krabi is one of the paths to Koh Phi Phi other than Phuket.

The boat will stop at  Koh Samoi to take / drop off passengers and then heading to Dongsak Pier in Surat Thani. At Dongsak pier, express buses were waiting to take us to Krabi. We will be distinguished by a colored sticker affixed at our clothes.


Normally if we take the bus companies services such as Seatran, Lomprayah or Songserm, they will stop far from the pier. That makes us continue to use their services and makes us no choices to buy a ticket at a price higher than usual. Actually bought your own tickets at the ticket counter located at the jetty is more cheaper.
One of the reasons we had to buy joint tickets from a particular bus company is due to time constraints boat schedules to the islands.


Koh Phi Phi Island is known by its uniqueness, beauty, the most famous tourist destination. With only 45-60 minutes by Day Trip Speedboat travel from Krabi, Phi Phi island offers a great laid back tropical tour, trip and lifestyle. Koh Phi Phi Leh is well-known destination for its excursions for cavernous scenery, stunning cliffs, mesmerizing water. Here, there are several beautiful tourist spots, such as Lo Samah, Hin Klang, Viking Cave which you can enjoy by speedboat. The effect of their steep coast limestone cliffs, classic white sandy beaches, emerald water, colourful pattern of coral reefs and seafans, large caves and bonsai trees appeal million of visitors each year. Enjoy tour in Maya Bay (location for Hollywood film "The Beach"), Loh Sameh, Pi Leh Cave, snorkelling, swimming, crystal water, and spectacular scenery by speed boat.

from afar
On our arrival here, we have to pay for the cost of 20baht per person fee required on the pier for "keeping Koh Phi Phi clean" . Nothing much can do here other than do a island hopping to point of interest to Maya bay. Cost about 400baht per person. By the way, when reaching Maya bay, again tourer must pay 200baht for National Park entry fee.



Welcome to Koh Phi Phi
Once again, what is interesting in this island ?
Maya Bay

Maya Bay is a stunningly beautiful bay that's sheltered by 100-metre high cliffs on three sides. Inside the bay there are several beaches, most are small and some only exist at low tide. The main one is around 200 metres long with silky soft white sand, underwater colourful coral and exotic fish in exceptionally clear water, the whole bay is one big reef.

Most of the island's population 80% is Muslim. There is a huge mosque named Al-Islah. So, to find halal food very easily.


Day 6 [14/3/2013]
Koh Phi Phi

Ko Phi Phi was devastated by the Indian Ocean Tsunami of December 2004, when nearly all of the island's infrastructure was destroyed. As of 2010 most, but not all of this has been restored.


Wrong calculations, I do not expect that now is the high season in Koh Phi Phi, so all accommodations are expensive. A little hut with 2 bed and fan costing 700B. That is the cheapest price that we got.

not bad huh !

bamboo craft
On the island, only bicycles and 2 wheels cart are allowed.  Travelers luggage will be put on the cart, and they will walk up along to the hotel room.



Not much we can do here, except for the Westerner, by night, they will hang out  and have fun until the morning . Just like in Koh Phangan, lots of massages and tattoo shops along the hallway. Seafood restaurants also lively here, and the price is very cheap.

sea scapes

tidal
We only stayed one night in this island because we ran out of pocket money.
Bought a boat tickets from Koh Phi Phi to Krabi only costs 250B only, whereas before this we buy through the Songserm company costing 300B. Hrm..





Spending on this island for 2 days 1 night including meals estimated 150MYR perhead. After this we will head to Hat Yai. Again, how come we can spend money with small amount ? continue reading until last chapter. I will reveal the secret, tip and trick. ;)
La kon kha ~> Koh Phi Phi.
 Diao phop kan kha...


*Forgive me for the English language, may be incorrect or inappropriate use. Please correct my mistakes. Thank you in advance.