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Battling the Waves in Malaysia

People like us are most likely to stay far, far away from the beaches during the monsoon, which usually occur from October to March if we are talking about the east coast in Peninsular Malaysia. But like a secret world, when the monsoon season comes and the islands close their doors to the public; that is when the surfers come out to play. To the uninitiated, monsoon means persistent rain, angry winds and ferocious waves, but to the surfers, it’s just a good day to surf. Indeed, surfing is not my scene at all and it’s not until words got around that a Malaysian surfer won third place at the 2019 REnextop Asian Surfing Tour that prompted me to check out our surfing scenes. Malaysia is no Hawaii or Bali but our surfing spots have start making waves among surfers around the world, no pun intended. Let’s check out Malaysia’s top surfing spot.

Cherating, Pahang

Photo: Cheratingpoint

Cherating, a small beach town about 45km north of Kuantan has been a surfing spot since the 80’s; but since surfing is not part of our culture, it has never been a sport enjoyed by the mass. Nowadays, we can see that the surfing community in Malaysia has grown bigger and stronger. There are even many surfing schools in Cherating.

Photo: Didaqt Surf FB

I don’t speak the surfer’s language but from what I gather the waves in Cherating are consistent and are suitable for beginners, intermediate, advanced and longboard surfers. It’s a good place for beginners to learn surfing, while the more experienced surfers can enjoy a swell that goes up to five foot. For a “hodad” like us (a term surfer uses for a person who hangs around the beach and does not surf), there are also other activities to try your hands at such as turtle-watching, kayaking, kitesurfing and windsurfing.

How to get there:
By Bus
From Kuala Lumpur international airport (KLIA), take a train (KLIA Transit) to the Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS) Bus Terminal – Check here : http://www.tbsbts.com.my. From TBS, please take a bus to Kemaman Town.
Kuala Lumpur (TBS) – Kuantan – Cherating – Kemaman Town – Kuala Terengganu – Kota Bahru . This is the normal route to east coast.
*note: Let the bus driver know that to drop you at Kampung Cherating Lama (Old Cherating Village).

By car
From Kuala Lumpur , just follow the east bound highway towards Kuantan and Kemaman. Normally, it takes about 3 hours to reach Cherating.

Pantai Batu Burok, Terengganu

Photo: Terengganu SURF Community

The strong waves of the South China Sea makes the beaches and idyllic islands of Terengganu ideal for surfing. To the local and international surfers, Pantai Batu Burok is well-known for its beach breaks surfing. Over the last 10 years, various international surfing competitions have been held in Pantai Burok regularly, thus helping this beautiful sandy beaches with casuarina trees lining up the shore, to gain international recognition. In Terengganu, there are at least 15 other surf spots to be explored along the coast from Kemaman to Besut. Merang in Setiu, for example, is suited for point breaks, while Pulau Kapas is ideal for reef break surfing.

Photo: Terengganu SURF Community

How to get there:
Batu Buruk and the surrounding beaches are easily reached from Kuala Terengganu by bus (Marang / Dungun), mini bus (No.14 / 13), trishaw and taxi or even on foot if you like walking (about 20 minutes from the city center). (www.backpackingmalaysia.com).

Desaru, Johor

Located in Kota Tinggi, Johor, Desaru has a few surfing spots that are worth mentioning. Among them are Pantai Desaru, Pantai Tanjung Balau, Pantai Sedili and Pantai Wild Boar.

Pantai Desaru is a great spot for beginners to learn to surf. The best time to surf here is in the early morning when the waves are in best condition with a less crowded beach.

Pantai Tanjung Balau is only 13-minute drive from Pantai Desaru and is home to a strong local surf community and even hosts its own international surfing competitions. Sandy breaks and three-foot-high waves make it an excellent spot to learn to surf.

Every surfing season, Pantai Sedili, a hidden beach located along the road of Sedili is always crowded with surfers especially during “good waves” day as the surfers called it. As the beach is quite isolated, you must bring your own food and drinks because there is no public facilities there.

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Wild Boar Beach is the most secluded surfing spot compared to the other three beaches in Desaru. Aptly named after the local animal that resides in the area, the beach is so secluded that you need a local guide to show you the spot. Surfers have to bring their own food and water supply because the beach has zero facility but these inconvenience means nothing to them as long as they get to have a long uninterrupted ride on sandy breaks.

How to get there:
A one hour drive from Johor town, along with the way to Desaru, palm oil plantation can be seen and a bridge will be connecting the route to Desaru through the Senai Desaru expressway. Driving is recommended to get to Desaru because it is faster and convenient.

For public transportation to Desaru, there are direct Mara Liner coach services four times a day from Johor Bahru’s Larkin Bus Terminal to Bandar Penawar via Kota Tinggi. Besides that, there’s an option of taking a non-express bus from Larkin Bus Terminal (Maju 227 or Causeway Link 66) or from downtown Johor Bahru’s Jalan Wong Ah Fook (Transit Link 41, Maju 227, Causeway Link 6B; the bus stop is opposite City Square) to Kota Tinggi’s bus terminal (duration about 1h; Maju 227 one-way fare from City Square RM4.80; average frequency of Maju 227 is 15 min), and then take another bus from Kota Tinggi to Bandar Penawar (duration max. 1h, one-way fare RM4.50, frequency every 90 min). (Travelistaclub)

Tanjung Simpang Mengayau, Kudat, Sabah

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Kudat in Sabah has long been a favourite surfing spots among Malaysian and Bruneian surfers. Located at the Tip of Borneo in Tanjung Simpang Mengayau, the Kalampunian Beach has waves that can reach up to 6 feet high with 50 to 100 meters ride. The type of break here is beach breaks and pointbreaks. It is an ideal spot for those with advanced surf skill set. But for the non-surfers, Kudat’ sandy beaches and crystal clear water is reason enough to hang around the beach; or maybe, just maybe you will be entertained by the tricks and twists of the surfers while chilling by the beach.

Photo: Bahzi Damit

How to get there:
The Tip of Borneo is about 215 KM north of Kota Kinabalu. You need to drive about 2.5 to 3 hours on a paved road (with a few small sections of gravel road) to reach there (via Kota Kinabalu → Tuaran → Kota Belud main road). Or you can charter a taxi (can take 3 or 4 passengers) for a return trip for about RM240. (mysabah.com)

Tidal Bore of Sarawak

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I wonder whether those experienced surfers dare to fight a tidal bore in Sri Aman’s Batang Lupar River, which is famed for its crocodile-infested waters. The tidal bore in Sri Aman, which is located 170km from Kuching is rated among the best bores in the world. A tidal bore may take on various forms, ranging from a single breaking wave front with a roller, somewhat like a hydraulic jump to undular bores, comprising a smooth wave front followed by a train of secondary wave (whelps). The tidal bore is a high wave caused by the meeting of two tides or by a tide rushing up the narrow river estuary. Its height depends on the time of the year, weather and phase of the moon. Sri Aman hosts the annual Tidal Bore festival known as ‘Pesta Benak’, normally held in the month of May.

How to get there:
To get to the town, board a bus at Kuching Sentral Transportation hub. The hub is a 5-minute drive from the Kuching International Airport and 20 minutes from Kuching City Centre. On average, it takes about four hours to travel by road from Kuching. Usually, bus will stop at the bazaar town of Lachau for toilet break.

Sunway Lagoon’s Surf Beach, Selangor

Photo: Sunway Lagoon

Sunway Lagoon’s Surf Beach is a man made wonder right here in the city where holiday makers all around the world come for a fun filled day in the sun. You can either laze in the beach or for the thrill seekers you can enjoy surfing or body boarding and beach volleyball. You can also show off your surfing skills on Malaysia’s only Surf Simulator or ‘FlowRider’*.

Stretching over 13,000 square meters, the Surf Beach is capable of churning out perfectly shaped waves up to the maximum height of eight-feet. The ability to condition the waves according to the needs of the surfers in terms of height, time and wave patterns make Surf Beach @ Sunway Lagoon a surfer’s paradise for both professional and aspiring surfers.

How to get there:
By Car
Sunway Lagoon is located in the bustling township of Sunway City, within the district of Petaling Jaya in the state of Selangor. It is a mere 15-minutes drive from Kuala Lumpur in smooth traffic conditions and is accessible via a network of expressways including the Federal Highway, Damansara-Puchong Expressway, New Pantai Expressway and KESAS Highway.

Surf Wall, Adventure Waterpark, Desaru Coast, Johor

Photo: Adventure Waterparks Desaru Coast

A safe and high-energy surf simulator where surfing beginners or enthusiasts can catch and ride a radical artificial wave. The Surf Wall can accommodate up to five boogie boarders or two stand-up surfers at one time.

How to get there:

By Car
4 hours from Kuala Lumpur via the North-South Expressway.

By Air
1 hour from Kuala Lumpur to Senai International Airport with additional 1 hour for shuttle to Desaru Coast.

Suddenly I feel the urge to join the monsoon mayhem and pick up the surfboard myself. Paddle,paddle, paddle, and stand up… bruddah!

Featured image is courtesy of andiaceh/ombok

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Unexplored Selong Belanak beach during Sempiak Villa, Lombok island

From a Lombok International Airport to Selong Belanak beach (S8.87085 E116.16253) is approximately 25km, and a tour take around 30 – 45 minutes depends on a highway condition.

The float was identical with a previous, and pass by paddies fields, circuitous roads, villages and tobacco farms. At certain area, a highway was rough and steep…
Less than 20 mins from a prior photo holding spot, a outpost reached Sempiak Villa entrance, as Pak Uji said, we have to go by this villa to a beach. Sempiak Villa is a usually star rated review during a South of Lombok, according to him.

The opening is free, though we had to paid a parking price to a resort, Rp.3000 if I’m not mistaken. Everyone was excitedly got down from a outpost and walked towards a beach…

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Due to singular time, we didn’t take any print of a Villa…too bad since it was a pleasing resort…

The beach is only about 50 scale divided from a Villa, and we was repelled by a unspoilt, extraordinary white sandy beach seemed in front of us!

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The area is still comparatively inexperienced by tourists, it’s also cruise a ‘hidden gem’ of Lombok. Selong belanak is a pleasing brook with white sandy beach enveloped by a sensuous immature surrounded hills. The H2O is transparent clear and a whole area was purify and quiet.
Even a beach is gaining recognition day-by-day, though a still good say and we remember no balderdash around…

The bloody object on that day was killing, some of us were stealing underneath a trees…but some were using around a beach…

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Selong Belanak beach is also a ideal place for use surfing in Lombok. Due to a embankment plcae and a tilted beach, a call is not too clever and ideal for new learner.

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It was a relax and fun watched those surfers paddle out into a bay…

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We took about 30 mins around a beach, some of us using around to prisoner their best print of a beach and some were sitting underneath a cooling area admiring a pleasing beach.

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We left a Selong Belanak beach and a tour continue to a subsequent pleasing – Mawun beach.

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I will be behind to a beach and hopefully a Villa will be accessible for my subsequent visit.

Related post for Lombok island outing :-
Airasia media FAM outing to Lombok Island – Indonesia on Jul 2014

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Fun and Adventure during Sunway Lagoon

For a day of thrills and fun in a city, conduct on to Sunway Lagoon thesis park. The thesis park was determined in 1992 and has been famous by a International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) as Asia’s Best Attraction for 4 uninterrupted years given 2007 to 2010. It is also home to a region’s hottest events and concerts such as a MTV World Stage and Arthur’s Day Celebration. Right subsequent to a thesis park we will find one of Kuala Lumpur’s many renouned selling malls: Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall (easily tangible by a outrageous lion’s conduct in front of a complex). Just a 15-minutes expostulate from Kuala Lumpur, Sunway Lagoon is certain to have something to offer for everyone.

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There are 5 categorical parks with some-more than 80 rides and attractions to try and suffer during Sunway Lagoon: a entertainment park, a Waters of Africa H2O park, a Wildlife Park, a Scream Park and a Extreme Park (check out a good video here).

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Amusement park

The entertainment park is divided into dual mini thesis parks of fun rides and thrills to prove even a many dauntless of hearts. Splash down a stream on a Niagara Falls Flume Ride and dauntless a distracted waters of a Grand Canyon River Rapids among Apache Indians during a Wild Wild West. Sail divided on a Pirates Revenge, Malaysia’s initial 360-degree rotating bandit boat that swivels 24m above a belligerent during a World of Adventure or take a breather on a world’s longest walking cessation bridge, travelling 428m and revelry in a stately perspective of a whole park.

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Waters of Africa

Waters of Africa is a ideal place to go to cold down in a sun. The Sunway Surf Beach facilities a sandy beach and a rolling roller pool that produces 8 feet high roller waves for your surfing pleasure. Have a striking good time diving down a hulk H2O slide, a African Pythons and a six-lane Congo Challenge. Children can dash about during a interactive H2O playground, a Little Zimbabwe.

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Wildlife Park

Marvel in a beauty of some-more than 150 class of extraordinary and outlandish animals from opposite a creation and learn some-more about them during a Wildlife Park, Malaysia’s first-ever entirely interactive and educational animal-themed attraction. The Wildlife Park also facilities several educational programs and live animal shows for children and adults comparison to enjoy.

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Scream Park

Be certain to check out a Scream Park, a walk-through park of horror, for a hair-raising experience. Try to tarry a trepidation fest that starts during a PONTIANAK Theatre of Fear and debate a repository of a Night during a Museum: ALIVE SCARY!. Bump into internal terrors during a Rumah Hantu in 3DX and be relieved that a finish is opening after a Tunnel of Penanggal in 3D.

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Extreme Park

Adrenaline junkies can prove their lust for adrenaline rush during a Extreme Park that offers a vast accumulation of hurdles to take on. The park has an archery sharpened range, a go-kart circuit and even an All Terrain Vehicle (ATC) route. Be impassioned and have a try of Asia’s Highest Slingshot Ride, a G-Force X; Malaysia’s longest drifting fox that spans for 206m; and Malaysia’s initial bungee jump.

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Opening hours

Sunway Lagoon is open to open on weekdays from 11am to 6am and from 10am to 6pm on weekends. It is sealed on Tuesdays solely during propagandize and open holidays.

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Entrance fees

There are dual opening packages available: a All Parks Best Value during RM100 for adults and RM80 for children and comparison adults and a 3 Parks package for opening to a H2O park, a entertainment park and a wildlife park during RM80 for adults and RM65 for children and comparison citizens. Additionally, Malaysian temperament label holders can suffer a 25% bonus off published rates.

There is a apart assign for a rides:

  • Bungy Jump: RM130 (RM75 for MyKad Holders)
  • G-Force X: RM60 (RM30 for MyKad Holders)
  • Bungy Jump G-Force X Combo: RM150 (RM95 for MyKad Holders)
  • Go-Kart: Single Seater, RM20 per ride, double Seater RM25 per ride
  • Paintball War Game: Min 4 pax per group from RM46 per person, 100 pellets (Advance engagement compulsory – Includes Co2 Canister, Protection Mask Vest, Barrel Plug Paintball Marker)

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Contact sum residence Sunway Lagoon

Sunway Lagoon
3, Jalan PJS 11/11, Bandar Sunway,
46150 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor, Malaysia.
Tel: + 603 5639 0000
Fax: + 603 5637 0050
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.sunwaylagoon.com

How to get to Sunway Lagoon

Sunway Lagoon is located in Bandar Sunway in Petaling Jaya. It is permitted around a network of expressways (Federal Highway, Damansara-Puchong Expressway, New Pantai Express Way and KESAS Highway) and is a 15-minute expostulate from Kuala Lumpur. You can also get to a entertainment park by open transport. Take a LRT sight to Subang Jaya KTM Station or Kelana Jaya Putra Station and take a train to Sunway Lagoon from there.

Hotels resorts during Sunway Lagoon

There are utterly a few good hotels and resorts to chose from that are in tighten closeness of a thesis park. The many lush review during Sunway is The Villas @ Sunway. Another 5-star place to stay is a good Sunway Resort Hotel Spa. You can suffer a some-more affordable stay during a 4-star Sunway Pyramid Hotel. Budget travelers will find a whole operation of basic hotels and guesthouses in a Bandar Sunway area.

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