"Wow! Look at the place, it's so beautiful," exclaimed Ling. We were on the
ferry, together with the other tourists, heading towards Pangkor Laut
Resort. "So, do you regret joining me for this trip ?" asked a joyful Ling.
I shook my head as we got off the ferry.
Upon reaching the island, we were
welcomed by a vast area of 'greens'- the island's historic, natural
rainforest. Amidst the tall trees and thick shrubs, stood the island's
holiday resort. There are three kinds of accommodation : villas above the
waters, beside the sea or in the forest. Ambitious or rather greedy people
like us would of course want the best of all. After much hesitation, we
settled for a 3-in-1 kind of villa. Backed by the green rainforest, the
villa stood on stilts above the waters, margined by a clean stretch of
white, powdery sand.
Lying on the armchair, bewitched by the scenery outside, I heaved a sigh
of relief. Work back in Singapore was horrendous. I had been so caught up
with my tight schedule that I was totally cut off from the outside world. If
Ling had not suggested a break, I could have suffered a mental breakdown.
"What are you doing here ? Let's go out and have fun. You can always
relax here tonight," uttered the ever-energetic Ling.
It took us twenty minutes, strolling, wandering in curiosity to reach the
"jewel" of Pangkor Laut - the Emerald Bay Beach. As though brought back to
childhood by the time machine, we screamed and chased each other along the
bleached sand, splashing the clear, green water on each other.
"Like to go out to the sea ?" I suggested subconsciously, dazing at the
"Wow! Someone's getting adventurous! Alright, let's go!" teased Ling.
We rented a boat and wandered aimlessly round the island, returning only
in the evening, just in time for the appetizing, authentic dinner. The next
two days were full of fun too. We tried our hands on various kinds of water
games before heading for the tennis and squash courts. Exhausted by the
games, I found myself either relaxing at the spa, enjoying the cool breeze
or seeking hide-out in the library, immersing myself in the world of books.
Back in the office in Singapore, I really missed the place. The trip has
made me realized the wonders of recreation. Never am I going to bury myself
in heaps of work again. The next time I want an escape from this busy work
life, I would probably choose Pangkor Laut Resort again.
On the first day, the writer and her friend chose to stay in a villa above
the waters, accompanied by the thick rainforest and white beach. She liked
staying in the villa, enjoying the beautiful scene outside. Taking a
twenty-minute walk, they reached the Emerald Bay Beach where they enjoyed
themselves by chasing and splashing the sea water onto each other. Later,
they rented a boat and went wandering round the island before returning to
the villa for dinner. For the next two days, they played water games,
followed by land ones like tennis and squash. when tired, the writer would
spend time either at the spa, enjoying the cool breeze or read in he library. (114 words)