Monday, January 17, 2011

The Trip On Saturday.

Last Saturday myself and Amy brought mom to Taman Negara Tanjung Piai. With excitement, we plan to explore the Southern Tip of South East Asia! Throughout the journey, it was nothing but fun-fun and fun. Before reaching there, we stop at Muzium Nenas (Pineapple Museum), Pontian. But to our disappointment, the museum was closed for no particular reason. How rare it is for a museum to be closed on Saturday?? Anyway, with high hopes, we drove all the way til we reach Telok Kerang and we stop at Bugis Museum. There, we were a bit shocked to see that the so-called museum turns out to be a small building half gerai makan, half museum. But, since we're already there, we just step inside the tiny museum and check out what it's all about. Instead being in a museum, we found ourselves blast from the past. There's a lot of magazines/newspapers' cutting of the yester years. Photos of celebrities and royalties from the 60's to 70's. There are also a few articles on 'Natrah' and also some ceramic. It's like, every single antique (be it, articles or even jeweleries, coins, accessories.) everything is there. Sadly, it looks more like a dusty antique shop rather than a museum.

After the journey to the past, we headed to Kukup for lunch. Oh, the food was nothing but excellent. We had chillies crab, black pepper lala, friend squids, fried beansprout and a big bowl of vegetable soup. And the best part, it is so cheap...

Then, we went to our main destination i.e Taman Negara Tanjung Piai. Actually, this is my second attempt as the first one, myself and Amy arrived there at 6.45 p.m. So, we went back since it's too late to enter deep into the jungle. So, this time around, we made it there at about probably around 2.00 p.m. So, the three of us walked slowly towards the tip of South East Asia when suddenly we stumbled upon a group of monkeys. We were to deep inside and it is too late to turn back. We were numb instantly! The monkeys came towards us and Amy was so freaked out that she ran and stand behind me. The 'wild' monkeys suddenly became aggressive and as a result, Amy screamed out of fear. And because of that, they became excited and one of the monkey jumped across and landed right behind Amy. I had to calm her down and push her in front of me and told both mom and her to walk fast. Before leaving the spot, at a glance, I saw the monkey was trying to hold me but we move so fast and dare not look back.

5 minutes later, we were so relieved to see people as we had reached the tip of South East Asia. We were so scared earlier and after taking few photos we waited for other people to go back first so that we were not alone. And alhamdulillah...we made it.

So, after that, we headed home. And the journey was okay throughout and we even stopped for fried fritters and cendol along the way. Haiya, come to think of it...I still feel chill when imagining the monkeys incident. Scaaary...