Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Do you wish to savour the taste of fresh squid direct from the sea? Not everyone has the opportunity because what we bought from the wet markets or next door supermarket had been scooped out from the sea for sometime back. Its already being frozen to a certain level or degree.
Savouring fresh jigged squid is not the only satisfaction that you will get but also the feel of the rocking boat on the sea as an added adventure. Apart being that the squid that you just ate was from your own effort.
Then come to Terengganu during the International Squid Jigging Fest 2014 to be held from 11th -13th April 2014.
The carnival, sponsored by the Terengganu State Government through Tourism Terengganu is an Annual squid jigging carnival or Mencandat Sotong in Bahasa Malaysia, to relive the old tradition that has been the livelihoods of those living along the coast of Terengganu on the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia. The squid jigging activity season is in April and August every year.
Squid jigging has been growing into a popular recretional activity not only from those in Terengganu but from elsewhere in the country.
The location for the event will be at Pulau Chepu, Setiu & Pulau Kapas, Marang Terengganu
Watch the You tube below for an idea if what Squid Jigging is all about.
If you plan to visit Terengganu during tohse dates, take the opportunity to get yourself seasick on the rocking boat but rewarded with fresh live squid jigged from your own hands.
Official Tourism Terengganu calender 2014
Other Tourism Events in Terengganu.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
I had the experience of sailing on a cruise ship back in 1986 on the Cruise Muhibbah from Kuantan to Kuching and Kota Kinabalu and back. It was a very memorable journey from the norms of air travel. Besides enjoying the sea while onboard, there was also the presence of a popular entertainer during the time, singer Dahlan Zainuddin. It was a very well worth opportunity to meet an entertainer in a closed door environment where you can stand close to your idol without worrying of being rushed by other fans.
Fast forward, that same such opportunity revives and this time its for fans of Datuk Aznil Hj Nawawi or popularly known as Pak Nil. He will be entertaining his fans for the second time on a cruise ship and it will be a 4D 3N cruise from Penang-Langkawi-Phuket-Penang on the Superstar Libra cruise ship.
The program was launched by Datuk Aznil himself at Saloma Bistro, in MATIC, Jalan Ampang on 19th February 2014.
Sail with Pak Nil scheduled for 6th April 2014 to 9th April 2014 was a followup of the success of the first such activity organised in November 2013 where 300 participant sailed with Pak Nil on the same cruise ship, Superstar Libra. There's an article regarding that first outing in Santai Travel Magazine 37th Edition, December 2013.
|Datuk Aznil Nawawi during the launching. Photo credit: Facebook|
During the launching, Pak Nil stressed that the activity is for him to get to be alongside his fans for the duration of the cruise with prearranged activities on board and on shore. It will be an activity worth the money spent for the crusie and his fans will never be neglected because by being on the same ship, they have Pak Nil solely to the group.
Sail with Pak Nil will be a date with the star for his fans and it will be very exclusive outing for his fans who join this adventure.
Superstar Libra will also make her maiden stop at Langkawi during the journey and it will be an addition Port of Call for the Penang - Phuket - Penang destination.
Sail with Pak Nil co organised by Malaysian Harmoni Tour & Travel Sdn Bhd and Santai Travel is to introduce promote holiday packages on a cruise to recognise Pak Nil's fans who had been supporting him for his 24 years in the entertainment industry even without him publishing any album or hit songs.
Mr Cooper Huang, Managing Director for Malaysia Harmony Tours & Travel is an ideal and affordable holiday whereby once checkin at the port, everything is within reach. No worries about accommodation, travel and food since the package is an All In and no additional charges will be added.
Superstar Libra is now equipped with two JAKIM endorsed Halal Restaurants and Muslim passenger need not worry about the Halal status of food served during the journey. The ship is one of the ship owned by Star Cruise, one of the main players in cruise sailing in the Asia Pacific region.
Whats In During Sail With Pak Nil
- 3 Nights accommodation
- 4 meals per day (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner/Supper) Extra 1 Tea Break on first day
- Enjoy Cruise Entertainment and facilities
- FREE Phuket & Langkawi Shore Excursion
Malaysian Harmony Tour & Travel will sell the package for the Sail with Pak Nil from RM1199 and for the price there are value added additional including:
- Meet, greet and photo session with Pak Nil
- Exclusive chocolate buffet supper with Pak Nil
- SuperStar Libra inaugural sailing to Langkawi
- Gala dinner + Cocktail party
- Memorable "Welcome Certificate" signed by Pak Nil and Captian of SuperStar Libra
- Exclusive fun with Pak Nil
- Welcome & sail away BBQ dinner party
- Fiesta De Libra farewell party
- World class entertainment
For further details
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Fax : 03-21489767
Malaysian Harmony Office
No 21, Jalan Tong Shin, 50200 Kuala Lumpur
Sunday, February 16, 2014
So you are thinking of driving to Penang? If so, then you should be aware of the new parking system where zones are segregated by colours which means different operating hours for each colour. So if you park anywhere within the parking zones be aware of the operating hours to avoid collecting tickets from the authority. Parking is by the use of parking coupons.