Monday, August 25, 2008

Redang Islands Trip

The journey started at 10pm on Thursday night. Seventy people and loads of camping equipments were stuffed into two buses.

Reached Shah Bandar Jetty (Kuala Terengganu) at 7am. We washed up at the public washroom near by before having our breakfast. A briefing on the arrangement of tasks were made.

All the camping equipments were loaded into the ferry smoothly as planned. It's important to organise everything before hand if it involves a large group of people, especially if many of them are first timer. We left the jetty at 8.45am

Tadaaaa......... Reached the Redang Islands Marine Park at 10.30am. We quickly unload the bags and equipments and moved to the camp site situated just behind the marine park's office.

No time to loose, a briefing were made and the camp site was cleared before the tents were pitched.In an hour, the setup was done and was ready for the excitement.


More briefings were done. Students were informed about the dos and don'ts of camping and some common rules at the marine park. Students were then divided into groups where they will have their activities in a group. This was also important to ensure students safety.

Lunch were prepared in group. All were 'forced' to rest before the activities begin in the afternoon.

At 4pm, all were geared for snorkeling. Many of them were first timer so I got to give more briefing, just to ensure their safety.


I did some demonstration on the use of the goggles, some breathing techniques and some satety measures during snorkeling.




It's not easy to take care of 65 energetic and adrenaline filled youngsters. I got to keep watch all the time. Hehehe... macam citer Bay Watch...cuma badan Josh bulat, tak cantik macam hero kat citer tu..(ooopsss)

More activities on the second and third days. We got the chance to visit the turtle conservation sanctuary at Chagar Hutang Beach managed by the Turtle Research and Rehabilitation Group of Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (previously KUSTEM). Special thanks to Prof Chan Eng Heng for the arrangment and permission. Will update with more pics when I got time.

22 comments:

syukur said...

wow...cikgu Josh nampak garang pulak bagi briefing.... tarik telinga bebudak tu tak kalau tak dengar ??
Anyway..i dun know you are good in snorkelling... bila boleh bagi free lesson ni ????

[danial][ma] said...

hej! josh...haiyah...only one lecturer to handle 65 students alone, no assistants?

nazzman ibrahim said...

hmmmmmmmm menariknya

Josh said...

[Syukur] hahahaha... nampak garang ke Josh nih? hahahaha... I'm not an expert, cuma Josh selalu gi snorkling. Free lesson, boleh je, anytime.

[Danial] Ya lor... there're three other staff actually, but they're first timer too, camner nak tolong?

[Nazz] Yaaa, memang menarik!!! Jom gi Redang tahun depan.

ruszia said...

Josh,how u handle your student yg ramai ni...????i pernah pergi redang snorkling..mmg besttt....
lama tak pergi....asik kije..kije..kije

PUTUBAMBU said...

wah..bestnya snorkelling..!
teringat masa kat Pulau Payar dulu..

anyway, boleh ah Josh kasi free lessons tuk bloggers2 yg tak pandai tapi teringin nak snorkelling ni yek (aku le tu...hehehee..)

dahsyat le..josh sorang..student ramai...

yazrie said...

nak pi gakkkkkkkkkkkkkkk...ajar yazz snorkeling....bley tak?

Josh said...

[Ruszia] Bukan Josh sorang je handle Rus, ada student yang tolong jaga jugak. Cuma yang pandai renang tak ramai so Josh kena sentiasa alert.

[Putu] Boleh je ajar kalo Putu nak belajar snorkeling. Putu pandai renang kan? lagi senang kalo pandai renang.

[Yaz] Lor... takkan Yaz tak pandai?? dah terer menerer swimming tu. tapi kalo betul tak pandai, boleh je Josh ajar. Josh rotan kalo Yaz tak ikut arahan. Boleh? Lariiiii..

[danial][ma] said...

hej! josh...haiyah...you send invite me instead...me pro one...hehehehee...

Josh said...

[danial] ya, I still remember the adorable 'dugong' act... hahahaha. Pro indeed.

MISS J said...

Oh..indahnya dapat bercuti..mengapakah sewaktu batch saya tiada trip sebegini indah? instead we went to pulau jemor? Adakah kemiskinan melanda kita waktu itu wahai Dr. Yap?? Sadis..sadis..tak aci tauu!!

Josh said...

[Miss J] Eh, ada lah Miss J. The first conservation program was held in 2005 tau. Organised by the diploma student. Kali ni bachelor degree pulak.
Tak aci? takpe, nanti Miss J dah balik M'sia kita boleh pergi lagi. Next year.

PUTUBAMBU said...

putu pandai berenang?
ekekke..

putu berenang tenggelam josh..org lain timbul.. heheehhe..

Josh said...

[Putu] Fuyooo.... Putu pandai scuba diving rupa-rupa nyer.... Tabik spring!!!! kih kih kih

Chen said...

lets see some flesh, josh!

shahril aley said...

dorang snorkeling tu jumpe tak ape2
mana tau jumpe ikan duyung ke
boleh amek buat bini
hehehe.....

Josh said...

[Chen] Aiya, sorry Chen, I don't flash my flesh in front of my students lah. But if I'm in a n*de beach, sure. hahaha

[Aley] Oo... dia orang nampak penyu, nampak belut (Eel tu belut ke?) gamat.. ikan berwarna-warni..banyak. Ikan duyung yang takde. hehe
Amboi... nak bini ye... hehehe

yazrie said...

Josh said...

[Putu] Fuyooo.... Putu pandai scuba diving rupa-rupa nyer.... Tabik spring!!!! kih kih kih>>>>>>>>>AIYOOO..TERDIAMMM SAT...

Josh said...

[Yaz] pesal terdiam sat? apa tak caya putu pandai scuba ke?

Faisal Admar said...

ala josh tak baywatch langsung le... baywatch kan tak pakai baju haha!

Beruang Madu said...

Cantiknya gambar last tu... comel sangat... tapi betullah Josh, apasal student and Josh sekali pakai baju, nanti chemical kat baju tu rosakkan air laut.. hahahaha... baywatch baywatch!!! ramai nya student tu 65 orang.. Josh jaga sorang jer ker?? tahun depan ingat yer.. Abang nak join sekali...

Josh said...

[faisal] kalo baywatch betul, sure ramai budak x jadi snorkeling, meleleh je diaorang pandang Josh... lariiiiii

[beruang madu] hahahaha.... badan Josh takleh tunjuk... ahhahahaha...
OK, tahun depan Josh bagitau.