Kapas Island

For some reasons, I'm currently in the mood of blogging, so here we go. Last year, Yah, KayKay, Ain and me went to Perhentian island during semester break. We became friends during pre U USM foundation year. We thought of making the trip for our batch friends but um, not everyone is interested I guess. So I invited my sister and cousin whereas KayKay invited her sister. That's that. The place was beautiful even though we were not satisfied with the accommodation but meh, let bygones be bygones. 

So this year, I uploaded a throwback photo of our trip, without expecting any upcoming island trip. Then Yah commented and suggested us to go to the island again. I brought our Whatsapp group 'came back to live' lol and called it 'Ke Pulau Ke Kita 2.0' and invited more friends. Ain suggested Kapas island. Then we're like, "Why not? So let's do this". Yah is an amazing leader, negotiator and communicator haha so she did all the talking to the trip package agent. Few weeks passed, then we've reached Kapas island for a 3D2N trip. I was so ecstatic. There's nothing more pleasing than being able to feast my eyes on the blue blue seawater and swimming like there's no tomorrow.

We departed to Kapas island at Marang jetty. Oh right, Kapas island is located at Terengganu, of course. Terengganu has wonderful beaches and islands. One of the reasons why I'm proud to be anak Terengganu.

This is the place where we stay for 2 nights. Highly recommended. The food is delish. The room is clean and comfy.
The girls named this as 'stairway to heaven'.

 One of the best attractions, in my personal opinion, is how we can go to the other side of the island by climbing the stairs. As a self-claimed wanderer, I got excited whenever I saw the stairs because it makes me wonder how's the beach going to look like on the other side. While they were so into capturing photos and all, I could not wait to climb the stairs to get to the other sides. On our 1st day, after settling down, unpacking those bags, we went to discover those beautiful beaches and have a memorable girls talk.

I can live here forever.

I don't care even if my skin was tan, I felt so happy. I just couldn't stop swimming even when it was 12 pm.

How can you look at this crystal clear water and not believe?

Day 2 is the day we went snorkelling. Oh well, the day I anticipated the most. We had 2 snorkelling trips which were from 10 am - 12 pm and 3 pm - 5 pm. On our first snorkelling point, Jane hesitated to go into the water mainly because it was her first time so she felt quite insecure and all. Then we all went snorkelling without her and when I approached KayKay and Syafa, they told me..

KK: Do you feel something sharp penetrating your feet?
S: Yeah, it feels as if the seawater is somewhat sharp like needles.
W: Nope, I don't feel anything. Perhaps it's because I'm wearing socks.

Then, I felt this deep sting on my two hands. Yeah, it's true, the seawater was 'sharp'. There were like a bunch of little needles in the seawater. It hurts. I even got some scratches but I ignored them and dunked my head into the water to see those fish and corals. When we got into the boat, 

S: Those foreigners were saying that there were a lot of baby jellyfish in the water. 
W: What? I really thought that the seawater was literally ... sharp. I had no idea that it was because of baby jellyfish all this time. 

Yeap, those babies stung us. Ain got a lot of rashes after that but they were harmless, so Alhamdulillah everything's good. 

Yah, the cat lover, kept questioning how did those cats get to be in this island? Did someone took them here from the mainland or what?
 An unexpected thing happened on our 2nd night there. That night, we were so exhausted after two trips of snorkelling, hence we went to hit the sack early. Then at 12 am, all of us were awoken by the eerie sound of harsh wind. It was so creepy. It sounded like a bunch of girls went gaga and screaming their lungs out. Hajar went to grab our swimming outfits, hanging on the veranda. I was so scared to even help her so I just closed my eyes and recite prayer quietly. We tried to sleep, praying that everything would be fine tomorrow. It makes me realize that as a servant, whenever things get rough and we need something to hold onto, we would always turn to Allah. The words, "O Allah" would reflexively escape from our mouths whenever we face hardship, don't we? As a firm believer of Allah, we pray to Allah for protection. Then it makes me wonder, what would an atheist do or say in this similar situation when he/she doesn't even believe in higher power? 

The next morning, we went to search for the remaining outifts that Hajar couldn't manage to grab. I lost my favourite black shawl. Yes, I mourned for the lost of my new, favourite shawl. So devastating, I told you. It's black. It's black. 

On our last day, we went rock climbing and hiking. The journey took 3 hours. It was quite challenging. The rock could be sharp, wet and slippery. And the final hiking to get to see the view as the photo above was so steep. I freaked out a bit while trying to keep it cool. haha. The trails were rough, our staminas were running empty but Alhamdulillah we did it. You know the drill, life's a climb but the view is great. 

Team Ke Pulau Ke Kita 2.0
Thank you for making it happen. 
I couldn't thank God enough for letting me meet this amazing bunch.

And of course, I edited a video to keep these precious moment forever. The footages are all from my Note 2 phone, Yah's SJ Cam and Hajar's iPhone so I'm kinda proud of the outcome despite the fact that I'm not using my camera. Enjoy!


A. said...

Kapas Island...! Ive been there too before! when I was 12yo, maybe? Lol I dont remember. It was my mother's school Family Day and we were staying at Makcik Gemok Beach Resort hahaa. I dont remember any moments there. but one of the teacher got stung by landak laut, it sure hurts like hell kan. My brother asked me to accompany him on the kayak and we went far from the pantai, yep the water is so clear we actually can see any things that makes me even scared and I was screaming like perempuan meroyan to my brother to get me back to pantai. The saddest part is, we forgot to bring the camera. T___T *im sorry for the broken english :D

Syahirah Ruslan said...

thank you for sharing your stories here hehe. no need to apologise for broken english mann, just write. yeah we saw a lot of sea urchins there. I was actually amazed by its feature. Idk but they look so ... futuristic haha macam robot! they're beautiful! Yeap, clear water tempts me because I love swimming, a lot. So I swam even when the sun was on top of my head. I suffered the worst sunburn out of all of my friends due to my attachment to the sea haha. You should go there again someday, it's worth it.