Tag

Discover

Browsing

Rip Curl .First time taking transportation up to Terengganu is not a pleasent journey, only discover that Terengganu is a bit far off from my usual distance that I travel back to my hometown Penang. A journey of 8 hours had paid of with my first time experience in surfing competition event held in Malaysia.

Rip Curl (1)

Lets enjoy the flow of what’s happening up there over last weekend. .

Rip Curl (2)

Before heading to the beach and competition area, we are all house in Sumai Hotel & Apartment .. .

Rip Curl (3)

Its a huge apartment that share with 8 of us with 4 bed rooms and huge dining and living room area.

Rip Curl (4)

TV here is just for display and apparently only got single channel TV1 only which is blurry  Astro book is there and we thought there is gonna have Astro channel. Well, its just for display only. One good thing about this unit is they provide free wifi.

Rip Curl (5)

Nice clean shared toilet. .

Rip Curl (6)

huge kitchen space and doesnt comes with a stove. Basic tea and coffee are provided. Service of the housekeeping is pretty efficient and friendly and they do daily housekeeping too. Thanks to them for keeping the house clean.

Rip Curl (7)

changed and lets go to the beach . . .

Rip Curl (8)

Dining area of breakfast is pleasant by serving american breakfast and local variety.

Rip Curl (9)

Main event area, at Batu Burok Beach. We are here early to check out the happenings in the area.

Horn off with the officials from the organisers and Surfer’s get ready to surf~

All participations is eyeing to win RM 40,000 (over $12,000 USD) worth of prizes in Men’s Open, Women’s Open, Master Division and Bodyboard Open, and Longboard Open.

Rip Curl (10)

Registration counter for all media and surfers. . . I am excited to see all the nice surf boards. Always a dream to own one when I own a cafe.

Rip Curl (11)

With many canopies set up and sponsors around the area  . ..

Rip Curl (12)

All lining up to be ready to call upon for action . .

Rip Curl (13)

Well, its too early to shop? never, as long as there are special promotions, it will attract many of us to drop by pay a visit.

Rip Curl (14)

This is seriously a cheap place to kick off their merchandise promo. RM50 for t-shirt how to deny on that. Ended up all of us shopping in there. Of course only limited size available.

Rip Curl (15)

Some of the girls ended up with sandals and baby – t from Rip Curl. Me also end up with a surf pants, t-shirt and slipper. 😀

Rip Curl (16)

With Amos at the event ..

Rip Curl (17)

How can such event without music and they have a cool DJ deck area and all the songs playing throughout the day is grooving. Early morning already we are loving the music played.

Rip Curl (18)

This is how the whole actual area looks like with main picture, VIP zone, Media zone and Judges are on top of the tower

Rip Curl (19)

All the participants are house here, with their boards to be place and getting ready to call upon for action.

Rip Curl (51)

Rip Curl (21)

For first day, its pretty gloomy weather that created a nice wave for all the surfers to do their stunt and action. With about 2-4 feet high wave is just perfect for them to do it.

Rip Curl (22)

Walking around, then you will come to this stall Surfboard Artist.

Rip Curl (23)

Love her cute and creative design . . .

Rip Curl (24)

taking her time to paint on surf boards and I send my phone to be painted too . . kekek~

Rip Curl (25)

This is my end result on my surf board, oh no its on my phone cover. Turning an old cover to new cover now.

Rip Curl (26)

Meet lovely Laura, the surfboard painter.

Rip Curl (27)

Along the 3 days, we had alot of Fanta from Grapes, Orange and Strawberry and still my personal favourite is Grapes. Been a long while since I last had this as they had change their packaging and used to be one of my favourite drink when I was a kid. 😀

Rip Curl (28)

This is Fanta Mascot.

Rip Curl (29)

Shannon enjoying her Fanta drink.

Rip Curl (30)

Try your luck for the day in Rip Curl Game zone and you will be walking away of their special prize.

Rip Curl (31)

Rip Curl (32)

All of us walking over to media zone to interview our very own Malaysian surfers. Brenda.

Rip Curl (33)

This is Brenda that will be competing and we ask her quite alot of questions. Video shall be up soon. Stay tunned.

Rip Curl (34)

How we kill our time during the interval. This is what we do. Sunbathing . .

Rip Curl (35)

Quite long didnt see Shannon in action and its good to see her back in blogging world.

Rip Curl (36)

Jeng Jeng jeng, not only pros get to surf, we are all enroll in the Surf Clinic that conduct by Professional surfer, Jonny which is also owns a surfing school in Malaysia.

All excited and just cant wait to change and get ourself wet.

Rip Curl (37)

All of us got change and gear up for our very first experience in surfing.

Rip Curl (38)

Rip Curl (39)

Johnny explain detaily what are the challenges we are going to face and what are the safety precautions to ensure we are not drown or injured.

Rip Curl (40)

As you see the pro’s doing their surfing it looks easy with a basic clinic like that and warm up ourself before heading to the sea, seems like a challenge already. The biggest challenge is this:

Standing up on the board is the biggest challenge as you need to balance then within seconds to hop up to surf along with the wave.

Rip Curl (41)

Now we are all gear up ready to surf.

Rip Curl (42)

Getting our board and running to the sea like baywatch . .kekek

On our experience surfing, its definately not easy by drinking alot of sea water with strong wave hitting you, first is to balance yourself on the board then second challenge is to make yourself stand up. We ended going more than 3 session as each session is an hour long. Loving the experience. Thanks to Johnny and his crew for being so helpful in assisting us and advise us on our first time experience. Its a fun learning challenge.

Rip Curl (43)

As it head to the afternoon, more and more people are flocking the place to catch surfers in action.

With heat 1 going on till finalist.

End our first 2 days watching those surfers in action and we are amaze how they can ride along. We wish too.

Rip Curl (48)

As the eve of the final event, we were hosted with a Gala dinner starting off with cultural performance follow by Terengganu artist to entertain for the night.

Rip Curl (49)

Rip Curl (50)

One of their local performer.

Its a wet day on final day and with Men’s open are all swipe clean by Indonesians.  They are just bless with the wave that they get to enjoy and of course, congrats to all of them and our Malaysians surfers, Brenda for making it to top 4.

After 3 days of competiting, here are the list of winners of Rip Curl Pro Terengganu 2012 Contest 
ASC Men’s Open Division
1. Made Darmayasa (IDN)
2. Garut Widiarta (IDN)
3. Andre Julian (IDN)
4. Sandi Selamat (IDN)
ASC Master’s Division
1. Tipi Jabrik (IDN)
2. James Hendy (ENG)
3. Decha Sithidej (THA)
4. Yasuo Hirana (JPN)
Bodyboard Division
1. Ibrahim Shiman (MDV)
2. Syed El Hussain Syed Atikullah (MLY)
3. Ali Javeed (MDV)
4. Hatta Affendi (MLY)
ASC Longboard Division
1. Arip Nurhidayat (IDN)
2. Tipi Jabrik (IDN)
3. Decha Sithidej (THA)
4. Khairil Doje (MLY)
ASC Women’s Division
1. Jesse Hong (TWN)
2. Yasnyiar Gea (IDN)
3. Diah Rahayu (IDN)

Rip Curl (52)

thanks to Rip Curl Malaysia for giving us this great opportunity to experience this event and a chance to surf along with this great goodie bag.

Rip Curl (53)

From all of us bloggers, we had a great time and looking forward for next year event.

Genre: Animation/ Comedy/ Family

Especially year end during the school holidays, you can get to see alot of animation and cute character available in the cinema as the latest movie will be screen soon Alvin and the Chipmunks 3: Chip-Wrecked.

The part 3 of this movie sequeals comes into play whereby this round they are on cruise to head for final concert performance as the mischievious Alvin want to rebel against as he thought that he is adult enough to handle all things as his mis-behave in the cruise and had fly to a no man land and later discover that the island is not as bad as it seems.

I find this sequel is so so only with 85 minutes on play.. never expect it to be like that . . well, i guess if you want to watch.. just watch it on movie day~

– Tik Ching, Pass, Stamped –

Overall ratings 5/10, soso only . .  . .

– The movie rated by me is by my own personal preference. Watch it at your own risk –

What did you do during last week of Malaysia Day? I guess some of you will have plans as its a bit long weekend for us. As for me, me and my friends heading wayyy south to Johor for holiday which by far the furthest I have travel down south is only Melaka. Pulai Desaru Beach Resort & Spa All of us work hard, just that once a while, we need to take a break, to cool us down, chill on more relaxing area then head back fresh, and the last round I took myself off was heading to Pulau Pangkor for a short stay. (click here)

Desaru (1)

One of the reason that we head down south for this stay is because, we have special arrangement with my friend that had called her up and every everthing for me. For being first time in this state, alot of things I want to discover and share out. When she send me the itinerary, I got excited that it is seriously fill with lots of visits and food to visit.

Well, after 3 n half hours drive from Kuala Lumpur, we had reach Pulai Desaru, whereby its a located on the east side of Johor that takes another 35-45 minutes drive from the city..

Desaru (2)

Pulai Desaru Beach had its new offering to public with 200 newly refurbish rooms to provide all holiday travelers with an ultimate comfort and lifestyle. This resort also had attracted a number of celebrity to stay here and most of the their guest from Singapore, which is very nearby. With their new concept, the resort have design their rooms in a few types with season colour and lovers wing. Part of it is to make holiday travelers enjoy their stay and would want some changes in their room ambiance, they can do so.

Desaru (3)

Desaru (4)

The newly refurbish lobby are build in contemporary style to bring modern ambiance to travelers.

Desaru (5)

A simple bar at the lobby with 2 pool table and draft tab is available for you too. . .

Desaru (6)

One of the thing I like the most is this hotel lift. Feels like you are heading into some where cool.

Desaru (7)

After checking in, I head back to my room. Its very simple, spacious and comfy.

Desaru (8)

Desaru (9)

Best of all, I have one of the best view facing garden swimming pool view that smack near right in the middle and on the highest floor.

Desaru (10)_resize

I like the toilet design which is just simple, and nice, bath tub is spacious too.

Desaru (11)

We do have welcome fruits in our room.

Desaru (12)

Then I went over to my friends room which they have a queen’s size bed and realize that, there are slight different compare to our room that the colour of the wall is different as this room is painted in orange, ours is painted in green and toilet design is also different. I only manage to catch up this 2 rooms.

Desaru (13)

night proceeds, then went down to do some photo shoot around the resort. . .

Desaru (14)

Desaru (15)   Desaru (16)

For family that bring kids here, they do have 2 sections for your kids to play around, this ping pong area, and a video game console which is attach next to it, that allow your kids to glue to their seats and you can go for a comfort swim.

Desaru (17)

For younger kids, they do have this little indoor play ground for them to play around as its covered with glass panel.

italkwhoa

TM is known as one of the leading service provider for most of our telephone lines for whole Malaysia that recently we have heard it a lot on radio’s and blogosphere on TM Whoa iTalk. On my previous round that I had mention, we can actually call out by registering ourselves at the website to obtain cheaper calling rates.

After I came back from Melbourne, I had been constantly keep in touch with a few of my best friends, that they still resides at that country, but at times calling them on phone just burn a hole in my pocket as the rates are not cheap not until after I have discover iTalk recently, not only I save on making domestic call but I do save on calling my friends overseas with their amazing rates only 30cents to their landline.  (for other IDD rates click here)

italkwhoa2

With their user friendly website that had combines the some online portal together, youtube, Twitter, under one roof that had help me save time on navigating. Now I can just call my friend by using their portal, key in the number and waiting for my friend to pick up at the other end. It just as simple as 1,2,3.  

italkwhoa3

Now I am not only dialing to Australia, but to other countries as well, this had keep me closer to my friends even we are far apart. With this portal it is like taking a stone killing 2 birds.

 Need not wait any more, just log into www.italkwhoa.com to register yourself and enjoy their special rates.

Pin It