(the entrance to the forest reserve)
(after the guardhouse, its uphill all the way....)
(hubby taking a break at the 1st pitt stop)
(the 2nd pitt stop)
(hubby showing how huge the meranti tree trunk is)
(the entrance to the birds' sanctuary)
(view of the lighthouse...need to climb those steps.....phew!)
(close up of the lighthouse)
(me with the Meranti tree)
(the public toilet....its free)
(walking sticks by the side at the entrance....also free, but please return after use)
It was fifth Syawal that hubby and I went to Port Dickson and stayed at the PNB Ilham Beach Resort. We did not make any bookings, so we were lucky when a deluxe room was available for us. The room was on the ground floor, near the swimming pool. It was quite noisy since there were children playing at the pool. To me, it does not matter, let all children make a lot of noise, it shows that they are having fun...lots of fun..and when children laughs...it is music to my ears....
So, we had dinner at the hotel's restaurant. After dinner, we sat by the pool area and enjoyed the cool breeze with music blaring from the outdoor karaoke area. How I wish I could mute the loud so unds coming from the karaoke area....To me, it was just too loud! So we head to our room and watched tv instead. The room has a large king size bed (wink wink), comfortable sofas, and a large flatscreen tv.
The next morning, after breakfast, we head to Tanjong Tuan Forest Reserve and ascend to its lighthouse atop the hill. From the guard house, the climb was quite steep...luckily there was a nice gondola for us to rest awhile. Then we continued our ascend and reached the lighthouse ten minutes later.
We went around the lighthouse and had an awesome view of the sea beneath. We could see the 'spinning tide' (ombak pusing) from the lighthouse. We sat and enjoyed the view. From the lighthouse, I wanted to descend to the beach below, but hubby said, perhaps next time, because, since it was a Friday, hubby had to go to the mosque for Friday prayers. It was almost noon when we returned to the hotel and after checking out, we drove to Pedas via Linggi. Hubby had his Friday prayers at the Pedas mosque. I stayed at Lizloteng (our abode in Pedas) while waiting for hubby. We returned to Kajang after asar.