I didn't know that Durian Perangin is a 14-tier waterfall until I read a little more about it. You can view different sections of the falls at various altitude levels. - The pic shows the lower falls. The hike to the upper most falls requires a little climb but it's not difficult compared to other waterfalls in the island that requires more trekking and climbing. 🚶 - #chasingwaterfalls
"Such a feelin's comin' over me There is wonder in most every thing I see Not a cloud in the sky, got the sun in my eyes And I won't be surprised if it's a dream" 🗣The Carpenters - Here at the peak of Gunung Machinchang. ⛰ Great view from the platform.
From the day this picture was taken till now, a lot of things have changed for me. In its own time, things happen for a reason. I am glad for the ups, the downs, the many experiences and for the people that left and also stayed. 💕 - Count your blessings! 🤗
Took a little break from social media and spending some time with family. - Feels great to be high up in the mountains with the nice cold air. ⛰
Everything happened so fast. The driver picked us up near the beach and alighted us at this gravel road and we weren't sure where we were going. We were not briefed what's next on the itinerary. The next thing we knew when we alighted was 2 guys on motorcycles asking us to hop on. - I've got some fear on motorcycles especially if it's a stranger riding me but that day, my cousin and I just went with the flow and hopped on. Down and up the slope we went.. we shouted in excitement till we reached our destination. Tumalog falls! - We spent quite a bit of time here being close to the falls, just soaking in the atmosphere and enjoying nature's beauty. Totally loved it here. 😍 #chasingwaterfalls
This was taken during our trek on the island when we saw a clear opening. 50 shades of blue. Just wow! No kidding how blue the waters are. 🏝 - I would take the opportunity to share that before we were on this island, our daytour included swimming with the whale shark. Honestly, I was ecstactic as I love whale sharks and it's my first ever encounter with them. My first thought was just filled with nothing but excitement. - However, after I see what really went on the scene, I must say I wasn't proud of what I did. When I thought about it a little deeper and read up more about whale sharks, I realise there are impacts to these lovely animals. - Whale sharks are being fed by fishermen and this attract them to come to Oslob every day. Although there are strict rules and regulations not to touch the whale sharks, there are so many visitors coming in to see them, boat after boat, and I am sure not 100% of the time people listen. (Who doesn't want a good shot with the whale shark?!) In addition, with the many boats in the area, whale sharks can bump into them and get cuts and scarring. - Migration patterns of whale sharks has also been altered and because they are not following their natural movements it could change their breeding habits and reproduction. - Like many, I was the same excited traveller wanting to see more and do more, but perhaps some awareness beforehand can help protect the whale sharks.
I felt we had the whole sea to ourselves to see some beautiful marine life. Got a huge scare though.. My cousin gestured for me to move and when my head was out of the water, she told me there was a snake-like creature moving fast towards my feet. My initial thought: huh, an eel?! 🤤 - I quickly lifted my feet and started swimming my fastest, away from the spot. Haha, no idea what it was as I didn't dare look back. 🏊😂 - So we found another spot, somewhere where the waters were not so choppy for snorkelling. We had fun!
On arrival... - They call it Bluewater Sumilon for a reason. Loving how blue the waters are! 😍
I had a great breakfast. It must have been one of the best mango with sticky rice. 👍 - Here, we were waiting for our boat to bring us to Sumilon Island. We had a refreshing drink, a splendid view and an exciting day ahead of us. - The weekend is soon here, chin up people!
Loving the clean waters and we had the beach to ourselves. - We opted for a day tour to Oslob, about a few hours drive from where we were and I was glad we make that choice.
Paraw sailing is a must-do in Boracay. Experience the traditional way of sailing on two outriggers and two sails. Depending on the waves, you may be in for a splashing good time! I was on the safe side but my cousin was soaked. 🤣👍 - A great time to do this is definitely before sunset and you will enjoy the perfect view seeing the colour of the sky change while relaxing on the Paraw's wings. - Lots of sea activities to do here. I even tried the flyfish, where you will travel at high speed and get flinged out of the floatboat into the sea (ouch but exciting!). For some group fun, hop on into the banana boat. Helmet diving was also pretty interesting and we also went for some adventure on the ATV. - Just a tip though, as there are many vendors trying to push you to buying their packages, do bargain and get the best price. Some of them do start with an absurdly high rate.