Last weekend I went for a food expedition with some friends and I really had a blast. I have lived in here for most of my life and there are still places I've never gone to. Places that I didn't even know existed until now. And these places are less than an hour away from where I live. So let me share with you my fun filled weekend, ok?
The day started early, leaving my house at around 9am. My friend, L picked me up and introduced me to her ex colleague, C, who is here for a holiday. So it was out mission to take him out, go to some unique places and to have some good food along the way.
Out first stop was at the Gua Musang Jetty, where we wait for the boat to take us across to and island called Pulau Aman . Before this, I don't even know there is an island called Pulau Aman. So when L invited me to go with her, I decided to just go and see the place for myself. When we reached the jetty we saw a boat has already left the jetty going towards the island. According to the schedule posted there, the next boat was at 12, which meant we had to wait for another hour. However I was later told by one of the vendors there, that the schedule is only applicable for weekdays. On weekends, the boats have no fixed schedules and it depends on amount of people there waiting for the boat. I guess on weekends, more people would go to the island.
While waiting for the boat I snapped some pictures and saw this lone man, standing on the beach, trying to catch fishes using nets. I have to admit, it has been a long time since I saw someone doing it, so it was rather fascinating to me and my friends.
Here are some of the fisherman's boats. The island is a fishing village so I would assume that most of the men living on this island is a fisherman. You can see the water is really muddy and I see those mud fishes, no idea what it is called, on the mud. It's low tide, so the mud is even more obvious.
This is the oldest Breadfruit tree on the island. It was planted in the year 1890. I feel that a tree this old, should not have an advertisement stapled to its trunk. Seeing as this is one of the few attraction on this island, I keep they should try to preserve it, not use it to put on advertisement.
This is one of the few chalet that is available for rent. Although I don't see why anyone would rent and stay there. You can't swim in the water and there is nothing much to do on the island. If the water was clear and clean, I can see the attraction.
This is an eagle that we saw and I have to admit I have never seen one up this close before. It is actually a pet and it would just sit there and just make his eagle calls. It is cute, but also very scary. While I was taking this picture I kept praying that it would not fly at me and claw at my eyes. The owner came out to feed it small fishes and told us that the eagle is harmless. While there is no chain or cage to keep it there, it just stood there. I thought perhaps they clipped his wings, but the owner said that it still flies around. So I guess this is a domesticated eagle.
This is the neighboring island, I guess. It is still called Pulau Aman and part of Pulau Aman but on high tide, I think it will separate the islands. But at low tide, you can walk over to the other island.
This is the biggest restaurant on the island. Its supposed to be a floating restaurant and I guess when the tide is high, it would look like the restaurant is floating, but because its low tide, you can see the stilts. They are known for their Prawn noodles. There is also a vendor that would sell fresh seafood that the fishermen would bring in and you can buy it from the vendor and asked the restaurant to cook it for you. L was looking for mantis, but they are out of mantis.
The man in the white shirt is the owner of the restaurant. He is placing some kinda clams or oyster there,and I guess he waits for the high tide to come in. I think this is where he breed these clams. I don't how I feel seeing the clams placed on the yucky, muddy water. I guess I should just stay away from any clams.
This is the prawn noodle that I tried at the restaurant. It was very tasty but also rather spicy. L said it was not spicy and I guess to her it is not spicy. I don't really like spicy food, so to me it is spicy. I did manage to eat most of it and I have to admit, despite the it being too spicy for me, it was tasty. Next time I think I will order the prawn fried rice.
Anyway after I had my noodles we left the island on the boat. I would go back to try out other seafood and remember to order the fried rice. And hopefully they will have other seafood for me to try.
I was going to write about my weekend in one post but I realized if I do, it is going to be a long entry and I don't want that. So Perhaps tomorrow I will continue with the part 2. Anyway till tomorrow then...