Port Dickson trip at Tj. Tuan

My adventure holiday

PD (Port Dickson) trip……..

The first time i went to PD was during my 1st year. Dr Khoo KS, my lecturer and supervisor introduced this wonderful but superb dirty beach to any students including myself. Well, the last time i went to PD was during my 2nd year 2nd semester.  I remembered Dr khoo aka ah pek khoo (my supervisor) always asked me and the rest of my friends whether we want to follow him to PD to collect samples such as different types of seaweeds and corals.

Ok ok.. finally, on 29th of December 2005, a number of students including myself and Dr Khoo decided to go (This was like my 3rd or 4th time to Tanjung Tuan). I still remembered that place well. You know why? Let me give you a couple of reasons. For instance, the beach was very dirty due to irresposible locals and visitors who loves to throw rubbish such as polystyrene box, food, bones everywhere (E..E..W..E!!), quite a number of hawkers stalls and so forth. Okok..now i would like to introduce the PD E.S.C.A.P.E member: Kar li, April, Li Laine, Melvin, Eileen, Sammie and Kai Ming. Dr khoo brought along his kids (Minnie, Mickey, Hao hao and Eunice). We left campus around 10:30am. The kids in dr khoo’s car behave themselves very well. Introducing the four superb active doggy:

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(L to R: Minnie, Mickey, Hao Hao and Eunice).

We arrived PD around lunch time and it was raining (well.. thank god not that heavy). Since we couldn’t start our sampling, photography, kayaking activities, we decided to have our lunch. Guess what we had for lunch? (Give up?) The answer is …..KFC.The last time i had KFC was two years back (Jeez.. that’s so long time ago). Anyway, what i know, the kids love it so much. Eunice and Minnie fought for KFC (Bad Girls..).

Right after lunch, i sort of busy started my photography activity ( This show my prayers came true…thank you, god!). Here i would like to show off my SE and Canon camera. Just need a couple of minute to enjoy my wonderful photos.

Here are the pictures of the beach:

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and here is a picture of myself:

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Around 2pm (the weather changed from bad to good!), the sea water level increased due to the amount of rainfall. Anyway, all of us started our kayaking activity.  PD E.S.C.A.P.E team was divided into two groups: 1) Me (Eileen) and kar li in one boat and 2) April and melvin in the other boat. We had a kayaking race see. The race was whoever can spot dr khoo while dr khoo snokling consider the winner. Guess who is the winnder? Wah haha.. NO ONE (it’s quite hard to spot him!).

So, after an hour, all of us had to return the boat. I forgot to let you all know about the price…RM15/hour for each person (Don’t you think it’s way expensive?). All of us enjoyed the kayaking activity. After all the adventurous activity, all of us start our sampling activity. Along the shore, we had collected quite large amount of padina (Guess must be the season). Around 4pm, dr khoo also stop his padina and soft coral hunting. Before we left Tj. Tuan, we took a group pictures. Here are the pictures:

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(L to R: Li laine, april, kar li and melvin)

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This is dr khoo and the kids (Thanx dr khoo..)

After all those sweat and tiring activities and able to collect large amount of samples, all i can say this trip was really worth it. Thanks to dr khoo and my team mates friends . Before i end this post, i would like to wish everyone

HAPPY, JOlly holiday and a Happy New YEar !!

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4 thoughts on “Port Dickson trip at Tj. Tuan

  1. Nice reading about Tanjung Tuan (aka Blue Lagoon). I suppose all the corals have died? I was a local from Port Dickson. Was Dr. Khoo a PD local as well? There are a lot of Khoos from PD.

    1. Hi there..sorry for the very late reply. Well yeah..i love Tanjung Tuan very much.. esp migratory raptor during end of Feb – Mid of April.

      As for the health of corals at that site, sadly to say.. not that many healthy ones left. only like 5% i guess.

      Dr khoo is from KL. Well we were there to scout around healthy seaweed and investigate dead corals there. Sad to see.. sad to know reality. Oh well…. that’s what we call as ” Corals in West Msia..”

  2. dear eileen
    i am now at usm n doing some research on seaweeds.so i’m now survaying the PD area.so can u tell me briefly wuts d species available there n anything lah about dat place.

    p/s:looking foward to hear frm u.really appreciate dat.thanx:)

    plz email me at afifahsupardy@gmail.com

    1. Hi there,

      Sorry for the super late reply. Well as for what species, i can’t remember because i left the seaweed research field for pretty long time.

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