Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Kuala Gula Eco Trip (part 1)

Last time the Gopeng trip I totally don't want to blog about it coz the insect bites were haunting & torturing me till nearly 2 mths long!

Now this one, YES, I definitely wanna blog about it as I am truly satisfied with this package, somemore I came back without any after-trip side effects!

瓜拉牛拉生态旅游景点乘船观鸟服务. (Pusat Rekreasi Kuala Gula) -Homestay. Recreational. (住宿.旅游). Tour guide (海产导游) Mr AC Tan 016-5108863.

We a group of 13x joined the 2D1N trip. RM100 each. FYI, there's also 1D trip available.

The itinerary in general is like this but it's subjected to changes (depends on the weather).

Our activities were fully covered but not in the sequence like listed below as we were tagged along with a big group of nearly 50x of them (about 5-6 families - parents who brought their primary school kids for school holiday trip) . They were all here for 1D trip, no staying overnight.

Day 1 :

2.00 p.m. 抵达瓜拉牛拉,午餐牛拉特色小吃螃蟹炒米粉和白虾炒饭.
2.45 p.m.下行李 Check In 欢迎到来
3.30 p.m.参观笆拉煎工厂解说笆拉煎制作过程.
4.00 p.m.参观野生动物局管理的水鸟解说中心.
4.45 p.m.乘船欣赏沿海红树林景观,季侯鸟,也可能有机会参观渔民捕捉虾.
5.30 p.m. 参观养蚶场及示范捞蚶.
6.30 p.m. 参观鱼笼养殖场或选其一,八度空间横行八道,亲身体验捞螃蟹笼.
7.00 p.m. 美味佳肴海鲜晚餐.
8.15 p.m. 参观营火虫.
9.15 p.m. 宵夜
10.00 p.m 欢乐今宵卡拉OK(自带VCD/DVD)
时间到 11.15p.m.

Day 2:

8.15 a.m. 早餐
8.45 a.m.欣赏红树林景观 (红树林步道讲解).
9.15 a.m. 参观华圣宫十八层地狱以及观世音菩萨和玉皇大帝.
10.15 a.m. 参观炭窖 (烧红树林炭厂了解制作过程).
12.15 a.m. Check Out.
12.30 p.m.自由海产购物或螃蟹讲解分辨雌雄.
1.00 p.m.海鲜午餐.
1.45 p.m.再见, 欢迎再来,一路顺风.


Day 1 :

Due to raining, immediate after lunch, we were brought to see lobster & mantis and the tour guide explained to us how to differentiate the sex of crabs and also the different methods of tying the crabs.

Next, we visited the kilang arang batu, charcoal factory.

Next, still raining leh....we visited the 华圣宫, inside got 十八层地狱 (sap pat chan dei yuk) oh but kinda poorly maintained though! There are statues featuring how the after-death punishments are but not enough lighting for me to read the lines on most of the boards. What a pity!

Then later on, when the weather turned OK, we proceeded to belacan factory.

.....and the boat trip! I enjoyed this the most!

Along the way, the tour guide showed us how they catch the crabs and the cockles. You can have hands-on also.

Bringing the binoculars for bird-watching was such a fantastic experience! There were lots of monsoon birds indeed! We found mostly egrets and eagles. We detected storkbills, sandpipers, night-herons and etc. To some of those who have visited here before, they claimed that the numbers of birds seemed to be less, tour guide explained due to the long rain lah perhaps.

Near to dusk, the wind was freezingly cool on the water ohhhhh!