July 1, 2010

Bukit Gambang

Last week, our company organized a team building trip to Bukit Gambang. The place is located in Kuantan and it's a 40minutes ride to the city; the place is quite deserted though, it's more like a private place by it's own. The surroundings are nothing more than just trees and hills.. it'd be quite a place for relaxing.. except for the place is.. erm.. d.e.a.d! There's not even a single shop to be seen (i know i'm a shopaholic freak and i'd never shop in such place as well.. i'm referring to convenience stores like 7-11) and if u'r there with by bus there's no way u could get out of that place unless u drove there and u need to, like drive almost an hour to go to the city, hang out, and then drive another hour back to the resort-just by thinking of it u'll just eventually give up the thought of driving!
The big land consist of 3 main thing: the resort (the only place u can stay 'coz there's no other resort there), the waterpark, and a place for outdoor activities called 'Active Academy' (lame!) - all by walking distance. We were there for 3days 2nights and trust me, it's more than enough for such a place! The first night was wasted for we reached the resort by almost midnight, the rest of my colleagues continued with their steamboat+drinking party while me and my dear went K.O in our room. Our itinerary for the next day was packed! Morning after breakfast, go to waterpark until 12pm, then back to resort for lunch, rest for awhile, treasure hunt at 4pm until 6pm, dinner at 7.30pm and then free at leisure. Of course, plans could be change according to situation, thus the timetable was all messed up.
Me and dear only spent i think less than 2 hours inside the waterpark. I was honestly quite disappointed with it because it's the worst local waterpark i've ever been! The perimeters are SO small and the water rides are SO retarded, i just don't know how to describe it. The waterpark is approximately the size of Sunway Lagoon's surf beach only.. very the small 'big' right? Then, the rides are 95% for children only, the other 5% is the 'adult' rides - which consist of 5 slightly taller water slides only. And since it's located slightly higher above ground, we have to climb the bladi stairs to get to the starting point of every slides. And don't make me start on the damn stairs! The entire area was so smelly due to the watery mud it feels as if i'm playing in a construction site! While the kids area was full with monsters screaming and running about (it was extremely crowded because it was the last week of the school holidays) the chronicle ambience made me so headache and mang chang i was in desperate needs to go back! Thus, we went back way earlier than the rest, lepak2 in the room, had lunch, and then head to the "Active Academy" earlier than the expected treasure hunt time for we wanted to visit the Animal Farm there.
I think the only place worth visiting there is the Active Academy. They not only have a rather-sad-looking Animal Farm, they also have ATV rides, paintball, and also jungle trekking. Yes, i had my first jungle trekking experience there too, but let's talk about the Animal Farm first. The entrance fee to the farm is RM3, although there's nothing much to see inside but we were lucky enough to have some private encounters with the wardens' own pets. I can actually summarized it to u how many animals they have at the farm: a pond of boring-looking turtles, 3-4 cages of rabbits, 1 adult musang, and 2 big lizards and 2 no-where to be seen snakes. Sad right?? There were only the both of us there and i think the wardens themselves are bored also; they came to us and asked "nak tengok ular tak?" n i said "eh the ular show bukan start pukul 5 ke?" and he said "tak apa lar bagi u tengok lar.. itu ularman ada sini mar" then we were like "kewl...!" Then the ularman went into the 'show' cage and opened up a box n pulled a king cobra out.. the cobra live inside that box!? wtf!? dear started to stick himself and drooling on the cobra while i turned to another warden n asked "apsal rabbits korang semua kurung dalam sangkar?? kenapa tak kasi diaorang lari2? takleh i nak sentuh" *pout* then he said "Oh u nak pegang rabbit ke?? ada ada nanti i gi ambik.." and ran off.. i was like ooohh.. got rabbit touchie touchie?? The warden then came back carrying a super fluffy baby rabbit.. it was super omg-licious cute max!! n tame!! The fella told me that 1 of the rabbits inside the cage just gave birth and he took one for himself.. and he also suddenly got so excited and showed us another batch of new-born babies inside the cage.. no fur 1! purple colour geli sial! Dunno why the 2 wardens were so eager to show us around and giving us even more upclose approach to the animals. The ularman, too, went disappeared for a while and came back with a BABY MUSANG!! it's the first time in my life so far seeing a baby fox and in such near distance!! normally i see those fox at the zoo also is blocked by a glass n i can't touch them.. =( He told us that he was out in the jungle hunting for snakes when he came across this baby musang who was lost inside the jungle.. he worried bigger animals might harm him or mayb even eat him so he took it back home n took care of it. Seriously the baby musang was so damn cute and it wasn't afraid of human..! i cuddled him in my arms and he felt asleep on my arms..! awww! Dear wanted to bring it back home so badly he offered rm1k to the man, but he rejected because he said "Boss sudah mau baby (yes his name is BABY!)" =(((
We loitered around the farm playing with the baby rabbit and baby musang for almost 2hours until we realised we have to meet up with the rest for the treasure hunt already. Upon leaving, the peacock pulak opened up her tail! Lucky us! Dear wanted to take a picture of the peacock but being as lansi as she looks, she avoided the camera. The warden said this peacock doesn't like camera and will avoid kena ambik gambar. Dear don't believe and dai dai also want to take the peacock so he went inside the peacock's cage and had a little merry-go-round game with the peacock while me and the warden stared at them like some kinda show. lol!
After the treasure hunt, all of us got heated up and wanted to play another round of outdoor activity. Dear was whining to play the ATV but the person in charge told him that the ATV was already close because it was already 5pm, then they decided to play paintball; since we got such a big group, but the fella told us it's too late for paintball too because they need time to set up and by the time they're done with the setup the sun is going down already, thus it left us with no choice but to go for the jungle trekking. I was so blur at that time and i just agreed when they said who's up for jungle trekking. I haven't done all this before so i thought it would b just a casual stroll in the forest and it won't last more than half an hour. Boy was i oh-so-wrong! Jungle trekking was HARD! Suffering and torturing! And there's hell lots of mosquitoes too!! We had to go through all kind of obstacles built by the people there and luckily, some of which we can choose not to and walk pass it. Overall it was a fun experience (minus the mosquitoes! i've donated more than enough blood for them!), a fun ONE-TIME experience 'coz there ain't gonna be a second one!!
We were all worned out by the time we got out from the forest, and after dinner, we secara tak malunya conquered the most of the tables and chairs that were laid out in front of a big projector for the people to watch football. We brought all our liquors and crackers and have our own party there. Before the football match starts, there were a magic performance by this skinny dude who called himself 'Ejik'.. many from our group were called up on stage to help perform some stupid magic; including me >.< and his magic tricks were mostly tipu budak kecik 1 lor.. one of my colleague even accidentally terexposed his trick but luckily not many saw it.. if not he sure kena throw rotten eggs already.. wth! We went back to KL the next day with sore muscle pain and zombie look.. wat a trip.. =p

not knowing i was on a highway to hell yet.. can still see my dear kacau-ing at the side.. both still on happy mode.. =p

Then we stopped by a restaurant by the highway for dinner cause from what i overheard on the phone, the resort provided us a not-fresh dinner buffet thus we decided to pay and eat better.. the restaurant was DODGY and the path to it looks like this:
The food better be good.. or else..

Look at their super old-skool teapot! While waiting for the food to arrive i explored and kaypoh a little on their displays and found out:
that they were featured on a chinese newspaper once..! Ok.. then i'm not so scared adi..

This is one of their signature dish and thank god! their food were fantastic! and the seafood were fresh too!

The next morning, i was greeted by this fairytale like horse carriage that was parked at the resort's lobby.. n they're charging RM20 per ride.. who dha hell will pay rm20 for this?! ambik gambar cukup lar..

horsie horsie!! i wish i haf their eyelash.. =p

still look happy despite not knowing the situation inside.. yet...

the only picture i have inside the waterpark, steal from people's camera somemore because i didn't bring my camera 'coz it's not waterproof.. =.=

Me and dear were separated in the treasure hunt group and his team emerged second while mine got third.. well.. still top3 wat..

The sad-looking animal farm.. inside they have:

Sad looking tortoise pond with a bunch of motionless tortoise sun bathing on the rocks.. and dear was trying his best to make a happy face for the picture but it turned out pretty fake...

A few cages of these rabbits.. quite skinny though..
This particular rabbit was super friendly and was not afraid of us.. it even came so close to us that dear could almost kiss him.. lol! maybe he thought we got food..sorry bunny better luck next time.. =p
Super fluffy cute max kao kao!!!! Reared by one of the warden here, such a pretty girl!~

This is a full grown adult size of a Musang Tempatan.. She was captured in the wild too and was given a home there in the farm... noted: NOT friendly

While this, is super tame and manja giler babi sial!! The baby musang i mentioned earlier.. damn cute right?! His name is Baby (=.= wtf i noe) and he got so comfortable in my arms he felt asleep.. see he sleep until so syok..

I think this super giant size Iguana is dead.. coz he wasn't moving the whole moment i stood there..
A small version of the super giant size Iguana..

Introducing.. *drum rolls* Mr. King Cobra....!! *clap clap clap* Notice the box in the first pic? That's his 'house'.. sad.. it was also captured in the wild by the ularman 2weeks ago and is now under training for shows.. good luck mr.ularman!

Super lansi peacock... i like u... u got attitude.. >.<

Last but not least, the path to the jungle walk.. looks creepy..

Ok.. then inside the jungle trekking journey i had to go through obstacles such as:

Walking on a thin rope while trying to balance myself on another slightly bigger rope.. and dear was there to guide me rope-by-rope.. hehee! I'll definitely won't take risk if he's not there to catch me when i fall lor... <3
2nd: Walk on those stumps according to the colours.. the colours that i followed were too far for my short legs to reach thus i main tipu and just cincai walk.. ngekngekngek!
THIS one was blardi hard! i nearly fell into the sand.. =( and u can actually see my dear laughing while trying to catch hold of me.. hmph! and.. hope u guys dun mind my terkangkang pose.. ahhahahahahha!
Walk walk walk.. complain complain complain.. then someone said "eh stop ere take picture" so i just turned over S.M.I.L.E.. ok.. continue walk walk walk.. complain complain complain
Know why my dear's face looked so scared??
Because we have to climb down this 90degree slope with just yet another thin rope!!! wtf!! and there's no other way besides going down! You dowan? then u go U-turn and walk all the way back to where we first started.. so.. it left me with no choice..
All i heard is just "Don't look down and u won't be scared!!" if i don't look down i fall how?! And seriously this pic looked as if someone just kicked on my there and i'm kepit-ing my legs in pain.. like how those poses are when someone kick a guy's crotch..

Finally, our night ended with a magic performance by this MJ-wannabe magician "Ejik" i tell u he's even more skinny than me lor.. no joke! Yes, and he sings too.. dunno what chapalang magic show is this..
I was also called up on stage by him; doing a trick which threaten to chop my hand off.. tipu lar oi!!
Then he walked down and flirted with my dad..
And Melvin, our IT man..
After his show ended, i think he was damn happy because we were such great audience, he came over to our table and performed a lil private card tricks for us only.. lol!


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