Saturday, 22 October 2011

Langkawi Island, Malaysia

Langkawi Island, Malaysia
Langkawi – an archipelago made up of 99 islands on Malaysia’s west coast – is the country’s best-known holiday destination. Surrounded by stunning turquoise sea, the interior of the main island is a mixture of picturesque paddy fields and jungle-clad hills. If you’re intent on carting off duty-free booze, cigarettes and chocolate, then this is the place to be. Still, Nature-lovers will find the island just as agreeable as the shoreline is fringed by powder-fine sand and swaying coconut trees. The island is especially recognised for its excellent diving opportunities and this tropical gem hides a treasure trove of other exciting holiday opportunities. The gastronomic options are vast and the sightseeing attractions certainly do not disappoint. From the expansive Underwater World Langkawi along Pantai Cenang to the soaring Cable Car in Pantai Kok, Langkawi is an electrifying locale that keeps visitors coming back for more.

 In  Langkawi, snorkelling and diving can be done in the Pulau Payar Marine Park, which is 19 nautical miles off Langkawi Island. Langkawi does not have any proper dive or snorkelling spots, but Pulau Payar is a fantastic place for such activities that some consider even on par with Tioman and Redang. The simplicity of the setup and arrangement for these activities also make it very accessible for amateur divers.

Diving in Langkawi

For such a small area, there are a number of incredible dive sites here. Some artificial reefs were also sunk around the island, making it ideal for more marine creatures to build their nests.  Basically, most of the diving is done on the part of the island which faces north. This is adjacent to the leeward side of the island, where there is a narrow strip of the beach visible.
A number of dive operators operate from Langkawi. Divers and snorkelers are picked up from their hotels to the the jetty, either at the main Kuah jetty or the Royal Yacht Club. Pick up time varies between 8 am to 9 am. Usually, your trip will also include a packed lunch.

Normally, two dives would be scheduled, with a surface interval planned during your lunch break.  It is not possible to do more than two dives a day due to logistics problem.  By 3.30p.m. both dives would be completed and divers go back to their hotels with the dive boat.

There several dive operator in langkawi such as langkawi coral and eastmarine dive centre. I had dive with langkawi coral dive centre.They offered 2 fun dive at Pulau Payar.

There are 15 different dive sites at Pulau Payar Marine Park for the certified divers to enjoy. Divers are ferried to these dive sites by our specially designed dive boats.
The most popular dive sites being Coral Garden, Sunken Boat Point, Grouper Farm, Sponge Reef, Lembu Rocks, Shark Point, House Reef – where there is a good presentation of marine fauna and marine species of barracudas, groupers, snappers, lion fishes, stone fishes, seahorses, sweetlips, angelfishes, butterfly fishes, parrot fishes, wrasses, etc.

Payar Island.Marine Park

Dive spot at Pulau Payar

Payar Island
Shark Feeding at Payar Island

East Marine Rate


 RM 350 per Person
Roundtrip hotel transfers
Roundtrip boat transfers Langkawi / Pulau Payar  / Langkawi
Marine Park fees
Government Levy
Pack lunch, drinks and fruits
2 tank dives
Complimentary use of full scuba gear (including wetsuit)
Dive Master services

 RM 350 per Person
Roundtrip hotel transfers
Roundtrip boat transfers Langkawi / Pulau Payar / Langkawi
Marine Park fees
Government Levy
Pack lunch, drinks and fruits
1 dive + lesson + Scuba Equipment + Dive-Master services
Complimentary use of snorkelling equipment (mask,snorkel tube and life-jacket )

Langkawi Coral Dive Centre

Snorkeling and fun dive rate
From Penang
From langkawi
Coral Island Langkawi dive centre

- Return Transfer from selected Hotel
- Packed Lunch
- Drinks & freshly cut fruits
- All snorkeling equipment
- Snorkeling Guide
- Passenger liability insurance of RM 20,000 per person.

Diving Package

Price per person RM 300.00 ( 2x fun dive)

Package Include : Return Transfer from selected Hotel
 Packed lunch
 Drinks & freshly cut fruits
 All snorkeling/diving equipment
 Snorkeling Guide Passenger liability insurance of RM 20,000 per person.


RM 1,500.00 per person which includes: 

Tuition Fees for;
5 Knowledge Development Sessions
5 Pool Training Dives
 4 Open Water Training Dives
PADI Gold Positive Identification Card
Student Log Book
Manual & Video for use during course
Rental of Equipment
Pool Fees 
Open Water Certification Trip to Payar Island
2 Dives per day for 2 Days with lunch
Transfers from selected hotels during course included.

Day 1 - Knowledge Development & Independent study
Day 3 & 4 - 2 certification divers per day at Pulau 
Day 2 - Confined Water Training in pool or open Water site

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Free Malaysia TV online

Internet television allows the users to choose the program or the television show they want to watch from an archive of programs or from a channel directory. The two forms of viewing Internet television are streaming the content directly to a media player or simply downloading the program to the user's computer. With the "TV on Demand" market growing, these on-demand websites or applications are essential for major television broadcasters.  

RTM TV1 is a state-owned free-to-air television network in Malaysia, which is owned and operated by Radio Televisyen Malaysia, a government agency. It broadcasts from its headquarters in Angkasapuri, Kuala Lumpur along with its sister channel TV2 and some other radio stations.

RTM TV2, also known as TV2 is a television station in Malaysia owned and operated by the Radio Television Malaysia (RTM), a division of the Malaysian Government. RTM2 is now 
broadcasting for 24 hours a day effective January 2006.

Friday, 14 October 2011

Live Streaming Radio Malaysia

Free online music is easier to find than ever with the multitude of internet radio stations now available to listeners. With the growth of the World Wide Web and advances in telecommunications, finding free music, news, sports and talk is only a few clicks away. However, there are now so many options available that you might have trouble figuring out exactly what's out there.

There's no better guide to all of the free radio stations available on the Internet
Hot Fm

radio online, Hot FM malaysia.Just click above link and enjoy...
Lembah Klang 97.6 FM
Alor Setar 88.2 FM
Ipoh 104.5 FM
Johor Bahru 90.1 FM
Kota Bharu 105.1 FM
Kota Kinabalu 87.7 FM
Kuantan 92.4 FM
Kuching 94.3 FM
Melaka 104.3 FM
Pulau Pinang 88.2 FM
Seremban 99.5 FM
Singapura 90.1 FM
Taiping 90.5 FM
Terengganu 105.0 FM

Era Fm. Top ten radio station in Malaysia. Click above link for online streaming
Era FM, is a Malaysia national Malay radio station operated by AMP Radio Networks. The adult contemporary category radio station broadcast 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The radio station went on air on August 1, 1998. In the past few years, this station played a better mixture of music from 80's to now, but now it seems to play multilingual songs (especially Korean songs).

Sinar FM  

SINAR with the motto "Best Retro Music" (formerly Light of Your Life) is a Malay-language radio stations under the management of AMP Radio Networks's Astro All Asia Networks plc, which also has a network of Astro TV. SINAR Best Retro Music playing, the selection of songs from the 60's to now record 3.3 million listeners in 2008. Piece of services can also be heard through Astro's Channel 857.

THR Gegar Pantai Timur

Suria Fm

Suria FM (105.3) is a private radio station licensed to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is operated by Rimakmur Sdn. Bhd., a company owned by Star Publications (M) Berhad.
Suria FM started its operations on 30 December 2005 on a 24 hours basis. It broadcasts from a digital studio on the 15th Floor of the AM Assurance building No 1 Jalan Lumut, Kuala Lumpur. 
The station broadcasts in Malay in an "All time favourites" format with music from the 1980s, 1990s and towards a more contemporary selections.
 MIX Fm 

Fly FM


Ikim FM Malaysia is a Radio Statio in Malaysia which is being managed by government. It Plays many
informative shows Including Islamic and News related topics.
Hit FM



Thursday, 13 October 2011

Perhentian Island,Scuba Diving , Diving License, Sipadan Island, Vacation, Hotel, Malaysia, Mabul Island

The Perhentian Islands (Pulau Perhentian in Malay) lie approximately 10 nautical miles (19 km) off the coast of northeastern Malaysia in the state of Terengganu.The two main islands are Perhentian Besar ("Big Perhentian") and Perhentian Kecil ("Small Perhentian"). The small, uninhabited islands of Susu Dara (Virgin Milk), Serenggeh and Rawa lie off Kecil. The Perhentians belong to Pulau Redang National Marine Park, which means that fishing, collecting coral and littering are strictly prohibited

Getting There

Journey to Perhentian Island from Kuala Besut jetty takes about 30 to 45 minutes by speed boat and 1½ hours by slow boat.
There are a number of boat operators in Kuala Besut jetty offering boat services to Perhentian Island. The return boat ticket cost RM70.00 per person for speed boat and RM40.00 per person for slow boat.
You also can fly with Malaysia Airlines, Air Asia or Fireflyz from Kuala Lumpur to either Kuala Terengganu or Kota Bharu (45minutes). After arriving at the airport, take either a bus or taxi to Kuala Besut jetty. The journey will be take about 1½ hours from Kuala Terengganu Airport / 1 hours from Kota Bharu Airport to the jetty.
Kuala Besut Jetty

Dive spot in Perhentian
The most famous are sugar wreck and tokong laut
Perhentians scuba diving is excellent - It has a collection of 10 or so dive sites, the max depth of which is around 24 metres. Highlights include two shipwrecks, the Vietnamese Wreck, which is upside down, and the Sugar Wreck, which is lying on its side with two cranes still attached to its deck. There is also the labyrinth of rocks and boulders known as T3 (Terumbu Tiga) and the pinnacle which is variously called Temple and, er, The Pinnacle. The reef in D Lagoon is excellent for a long, shallow dive too.

You may see, turtles, a black tip shark, triggerfish, tiny yellow boxfish (deeply cute), huge puffafish (up to half a metre in length), razorfish, octopus, schools of barracuda, jacks, fusiliers and travallies, a squadron of squid close to the surface and a truly giant moray eel.

in my opinion, the island stops are the best destinations for diving because i will guarantee  you'll find a turtle, nudi branch, sharks, morays ell,large school of fish ,trigger fish and beautiful sand beach.

Budget Dive Resort:

A) Turtle Bay Dive Centre
      They offered reasonable price for fun dive at Perhentian Island.

      "I am very pleased with the service offered by the entire crew (Yaakub, Joe, Travis, Maddie, Steve, Izwan). They were friendly and willing to assist in anything (Dive, accomodation, coffee, dinner, etc). Hats off to Yaakub for running a great shop in Perhentian. "

The price

                                            With Dive gear                        Weight Belt + tank

Fun Dive : 1-4 x dive                    Rm 70                                      RM 60
                 > 5 dive                    RM 60                                      RM 55

The Sugar wreck &                       Rm 80                                      Rm 70

Diving Courses 

Diving Discovery courses    RM 200  ( 3Hours)

Great fun for first timers. This non-certication course will allow you to safely visit the coral reef while always in the capable hands of a diving instructor.

Scuba Diver 2 days      RM 690

This new course will certify you to dive to 12 metres .Upon completion you are required to dive under the supervision of a divemaster . It is a great course especially if you do not want to do the full open water course at this point of time. The Scuba Diver certification can easily be upgraded to full Open Water Diver.

PADI Open Water Scuba Courses  Rm 950   (3-4 days)

This is a full certification course. The course consists of 3 parts:
Theory Sessions, Shallow Water Training and 4 Open Sea Dives up to 18 metres. The course is structured in such a way that the necessary skills are taught in a gradual and strss-free manner

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Basic Scuba Gear ( Mask,Snorkel, Fins)

 Scuba Diving, Diving License, Scuba gear, Mabul, Sipadan, Kapalai ,Redang, Perhentian , terengganu ,accomodation , vacation , hotel

1) Mask
    Scuba divers, free-divers, and snorkelers to see clearly underwater.Diving masks may have a single, durable, tempered glass plate in front of the eyes and a "skirt" of rubber or silicone to create a watertight seal with the diver's face
2) Snorkel
A hollow tube, held in the mouth, used by diver  for breathing on surface of sea

     Fins  = Fins for efficient propulsion

 Open heel fins. Need Boot

Close Heel Fins.

Basic Scuba Gear (Diving Regulator)

 Scuba Diving, Diving License, Scuba gear, Mabul, Sipadan, Kapalai ,Redang, Perhentian , terengganu ,accomodation , vacation , hotel
Basic Scuba Gear Consist of :

A) Regulator

     A diving regulator is a pressure regulator used in scuba or surface supplied diving equipment that reduces pressurized breathing gas to ambient pressure and delivers it to the diver. Air delivered via hose to diver.

Basic Scuba gear (Buoyancy Control Device )

 Scuba Diving, Diving License, Scuba gear, Mabul, Sipadan, Kapalai ,Redang, Perhentian , terengganu ,accomodation , vacation , hotel

Basic scuba gear consist of

a) Buoyancy Control device

  • life saving emergency buoyancy both underwater and on the surface.
  • the ability to adjust and control the overall buoyancy of the diver and the diver's heavy equipment allowing the diver to achieve neutral buoyancy, remaining at constant depth, or to descend or ascend in a controlled way.

S.C.U.B.A gear

 Scuba Diving, Diving License, Scuba gear, Mabul, Sipadan, Kapalai ,Redang, Perhentian , terengganu ,accomodation , vacation , hotel

Scuba diving gear, fins, snorkel , mask , bcd , regulator

What is Scuba Gear?

Scuba diving equipment adapts you to the underwater world and makes you part of it. You do the diving, but your scuba gear makes it possible.
Mask – Allows your eyes to see clearly underwater.

Exposure suit – Protects from cuts and scrapes and retains heat so you stay comfortable.

Snorkel – Lets you breathe at the surface with your face in the water without wasting air from your scuba unit.

Scuba unit –  It consists of a regulatortankbuoyancy control device –harness and instruments.

Dive computer – Monitors your depth and time underwater to keep you within established limits.

Weight system – Offsets your tendency to float so you can descend gently underwater when you want to.

Fins – Allow you to swim using only your powerful leg muscles.

Sunday, 9 October 2011

PADI E- Learning

Scuba Diving, Diving License, Scuba gear, Mabul, Sipadan, Kapalai ,Redang, Perhentian , terengganu ,accomodation , vacation , hotel,diving package,

Just know, I had  surf the PADI website, I was impressed with an article.They offer a program called E-learning. The e lerning is a interactive online program. Participants who wish to participate under the PADI scuba license online will learn the theory of the scuba diving .After passed the exam online, they will give  a certificate which is printeable.
The certificate shall be brought to the resort to complete a certificate course. They will do simple exam for refreshing theory. Then you will train to use SCUBA equipment in the pool and open water. Once  you completed the theory and practicle, you are granted to become a Safe and good diver.

With this, it can shorten the time needed to complete all training to obtain a diving certificate

The E-learning :

-PADI Open Water Diver Course online will take approximately 12-15 hours to complete.
-The PADI Open Water Diver Course online is $120 (US) nonrefundable
- covers your knowledge development training and gives you unlimited access to an electronic version of the
  PADI Open Water Diver Manual (course textbook)
-Once you finish the eLearning portion of the course, your dive center is notified that you have completed it and that you are ready for the practical phase of the program. At the end of the eLearning program, you can print out your eRecord and bring a copy of it with you to your selected PADI Dive Center or Resort.

Friday, 7 October 2011

Redang Island,Terengganu

Scuba Diving, Diving License, Scuba gear, Mabul, Sipadan, Kapalai ,Redang, Perhentian , terengganu ,accomodation , vacation , hotel, diving package

Redang Island (or Pulau Redang, as it is known locally) is located in the South China Sea, Approximately 45km northeast of Kuala Terengganu. Redang offers approximately 80% of the marine life species in the region of Philippines, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. With at least 20 dive sites, there's definitely a high chance that you'll get to spot something you've never seen before!

Diving Season in Redang Island

Similar to most islands located off the east coast of Malaysia, Redang too is closed off to tourists during the months of November to March due to the monsoon. However in the rest of the months, do expect to you can expect to have great sunny weather during your stay!

For me, Pulau Redang is the most beautiful islands I've visited and been diving diving.I had been here for 6 times diving with Berjaya Redang Resort.Next to the Berjaya Redang Resort got Budget accomodation Redang Abadi, offering cheap packages including meals and snorkeling

The resort provide cheap snorkeling trip, island hopping, fishing, and trip to Marine park.
Unfortunately, the resort not provide diving package.Because of that, i scuba diving Berjaya Redang  Resort, 5 Star Padi Dive Centre. They offered me RM 70 per dive including enquipment and snacks. I had friends work as Dive Master at Berjaya Redang Resort.If you  interested to go diving and to get diving license in Redang Island and of course look for budget package, you may call me or email me.
Redang Abadi.Private beach share with Berjaya Redang Resort
Dive Spot
Redang Berjaya Resort
Padi Berjaya Redang Resort
Berjaya Redang Resort Diving Rate..? expensive uh?hehe
 Redang Abadi resort Rate
2 days 1 night RM 160 per person
3 days 2 night RM 300 per person

package including Meal, snacks, Snorkeling package, Ferry ticket return.

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