Monday, 19 February 2007

Getaway

Bumboats at Pulau Ubin jetty


After too many days of feasting and mingling during the Chinese New Year holidays, we needed a little getaway. The rustic charms of Pulau Ubin beckoned...

By late Sunday afternoon, we were on a bumboat to this little isle. When we arrived, most of the daytrippers had already left. We cycled to the Noordin Beach camp site on rented bikes and found our favourite spot by the beach.

We were pretty well equipped this time. Besides the tent and groundsheet, we brought the iPod, cooking utensils and a hammock. Dinner was nasi lemak from the famous stall at Changi Village.

By 7.30pm, it was pitched dark. Yet we could see the kelongs floating in the calm waters and the bright lights from the port in Johor. Every now and then, the Marine Police making its rounds on the speedboat would send waves crashing to the shore.

CH settled down to watch his sci-fi movie while I was happy enjoying the peace and quiet. I could see stars twinkling brightly in the sky. Gradually, a flock of birds including hornbills started cooing and chirping in the forest behind us. Crickets and cicadas joined in the symphony. In the distance, across the waters, we could hear karaoke singing throughout the night.

The cool breeze slowly lulled us to sleep...

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow Nasi Lemah sounds really tempting, I could almost taste the coconut rice while reading it :) yum yum yum yum :)
PS: CH likes Sci-fi? Wow next time can lock CH & R in a room with all the Sci-fi movies and we go out shopping haha
~ v

Blur Ting said...

Yup, that nasi lemak's really good! And yes, I'm sure they'll be happy to watch sci-fi all day long. Aiya, too 'cheem' for me. I couldn't understand what the show was about at all...

Anonymous said...

In my defence I did offer "Dream Girls" first... :-)

Blur Ting said...

Ok, ok, you showed me the stars in Dream Girls. But that night, I'd rather watch stars in the sky...