Thrilling Day of Fun @ Ilham Resort

Port Dickson is a seaside that is well known among Malaysians (perhaps 80s) before other arising popular beaches. My parents are not highly educated, hence for older generation like them, Port Dickson might be the only beach they know for a short vacation.

在其他著名沙滩还未被发掘时,波德申在80年代是马来西亚家喻户晓的海滩。我父母没受过高教育,像他们一样,对于老一辈的人来说,波德申就是他们唯一知道可来这短暂假期游玩的地方。


PNB Ilham Resort is one of the hotel located not far away from Port Dickson. It is at the very edge of Cape Rachado. The first impression of its outlook does not appear to be a hotel but more like an apartment.

PNB Ilham Resort 是其中一间距离波德申海滩不远的酒店。它坐落在Cape Rachado的尾端。这酒店的第一印象就是他根本不像一间酒店反而像公寓。



I was again invited with other media members to this event. We were all served with welcome drinks at the lobby upon arrival.

我与其他媒体朋友再次受邀来这个活动。我们抵达后在大堂享用迎宾饮料。



There was some very light snacks that common in Malaysia.
这里还有马来西亚非常普遍的零食。



Next, all of us being ushered to go for a lunch at a conference room. A Malay girl stood at the entrance to welcome us. That is not traditional Malay wear...looks like Japanese and Chinese traditional clothes.

接着,我们全部被迎接去会议厅吃午餐。一个马来女子站在门口欢迎我们。这不是马来人的传统服装..看上去有点像日服和中国传统服装。





Malay Dish- Ayam Asam Boi, Asam Pedas Ikan Tenggiri, Daging dendeng, Masak Lemak Nangka

Malay dish & appetizer- Rendang Udang Serai Wangi, Telur Masin, Ikan Masin, Sayur Masam Pedas

Our lunch was generally Malay traditional gourmet. The main course was labelled while others were appetizer.

我们的午餐都是马来人的传统菜肴。主菜都有标签而其他都是开胃菜。


Some desserts at the corner
角落则摆着甜点


After lunch, media session began. Hmm...I had no idea what to ask for the conference as I just been here for 1 hour. Previously for media trip I went, the media session was arranged at the end of the day when we knew the hotel better through activities held and the stay.

午餐后,媒体会议也开始了。哦...我真的不知道要在会议问些什么问题好因为我才到这里1个小时而已。之前的媒体团都是最后一天办,因为通过活动和留宿,我们才对酒店有了基本的概念和了解。


llham resort apartment with 3 bedrooms- living room

I was quite satisfied with the hotel stay. It is an apartment with 3 bedrooms. Each bedroom has attached bathroom. The only thing that we shared were living room, dry kitchen and tv.

我对酒店住宿的安排是非常满意的。这是一个拥有3间睡房的套房。每个房间都有一间厕所。我们大家共享的只是客厅,干厨房和电视机而已。



It is quite spacious.
还蛮宽坦


For these kind of apartment (not ground floor) with 3 rooms, it costed RM640 + breakfast for 6 persons.

seaview- Straits of Malacca

From our apartment at 5th floor, our view from window is spectacular just like the picture above. I like the sea view. The view of swimming pool has been hidden by the leaves of coconut tree. It will be better if the leaves been trimmed down.

从我们5楼的套房望下来,窗外的景色非常壮观。我喜欢海景。游泳池被一些椰树遮住,若稍微修掉,那么会更好。


This furniture was put at the corner of living room for ironing.
这是摆在客厅角落拿来烫衣服的家具。



Entering my room, the floor is not carpet but wooden.
进入房间,地板不是地毯而是木板。



It is a shared bedroom with 2 single beds. This is the second biggest room among the 3 rooms.

这是一个拥有2个单人床的房间。是3个房间中第二大间的。


After checking in to our respective rooms, all of us being called down for some activities. 

我们搬了东西去房间后,全部人都被要求下来做一些活动。


Instructor of the day gave us some briefing about the activities that we going to join and the safety requirement.

教练对我们解说当天活动的事项和安全措施。


Then, this is the thrilling part- abseiling from the top of this building!I have been told that this is the highest abseiling in Malaysia, 10 floors from the ground.

接着,这就是惊心胆跳的一部-从这建筑物玩绳降。我被告知说这是马来西亚目前最高的绳降,从地面大概有10层楼那么高。



The view from the top floor
顶层的景色

Abseiling  绳降

The activities started....I witnessed all of my friends came down one by one bravely...

活动开始...我见证我的全部朋友一个个的勇敢往下降...

Abseiling 

The view from the top...kinda scary for me.
上面看下去...对我来说是恐怖的。

I already mentioned before I have Acrophobia. I dare not look at him when snapping a picture. I just stretch my hand as far as I could behind the handrail. 

我已经说了我有惧高症。我连拍照都不敢看。站在扶手后面,我只是把手得远远的。



There another friend who came down before me...
接着另一位朋友在我下去前玩绳降...

Abseiling 


Abseiling 

But somehow when Mr Paun, my new made friend doing it without holding the rope, smiled in front of my camera, I am convinced that the activity is safely conducted.

但是不知怎么的当庞先生,我的新朋友无需拉绳子,在我镜头前笑的时候,我被肯定说这活动是十分安全的。


Abseiling 

So in the end, there was only 3 persons at the top floor. Linda,the instructor and I were there when everyone got down already. I was still hesitate of doing it or not. I really want to do but I was quite scared at that moment. Then the instructor said you want to do it? At that time there was no life jacket and safety equipment left. So I simply gave an excuse that there was no life jacket left for me to do it. The next moment he yelled to the crew at the ground to tie the life jacket at the rope and he pulled the rope up. 'Oh no...' I was stunted and thinking I need to do it in the end as he already brought up the equipment! 

After he helped me to set up all the safety equipment for me, he just asked me to climb across the handrail and stand there. (when looking down from the top floor, it's kinda scary...so coincidentally captured by Mr Paun. I did not expect him still at the ground when almost everyone gone for tea break) Then the instructor asked me to tilt my body with my leg straight to the wall.

最后,顶楼只有3个人。全部人都下完去了只剩下Linda,教练和我。当时我还在犹豫要不要玩。我真的很想玩但是又很害怕。然后教练问我你要玩吗?当时候楼上没有救生衣和安全设备。所以我就随便找个借口说没有救生衣给我穿,没有得玩。接着,他就大喊叫下面的工作人员把救生衣和安全设备绑在绳上拉上来给我。我就吓呆了一下,哦不!这下我不能逃避了,一定要玩,因为他已经带上这些给我!

当他帮我装好安全设备后,他就叫我爬越扶手然后站在那里。(从上面望下来是超级恐怖的说...这一幕刚好给庞先生给拍下来。我没想到他还在楼下因为所有人都去吃茶点了)然后教练叫我把身体倾斜脚伸直踏在墙上。

Abseiling 


Repeating the same step as others, the instructor asked me to release my left hand to estimate my weight. Then both hand as Mr Paun did. When doing so, my confidence increased. At the half way coming down the rope, I was quite tired of pulling the rope. I tried to jump to fasten but end up swaying left right....lol

重覆之前那些人所做的步骤,教练要我放开左手去估计我的重量。然后双手放开就如庞先生做的一样。当做这动作时,我信心大增。在下到一半的时候,其实拉绳子拉得超累的,我尝试跳跃以快速抵达楼下但是结果就是我左右摇晃..哈哈哈


Finally I came down safely!
终于我安全下到来啦!




I conquered the fear and successfully completed the 'mission'! I learn a lesson here, the first step to start is always difficult and filled with fear as we unknown the process and scared of failure. But once we brave ourselves to start the first step, it is always not difficult as we thought.  

我战胜恐惧以及成功完成任务!我在这里学习到一个教训,踏出第一步往往是最困难的以及极具害怕因我们不懂过程如何以及害怕失败。但是一旦我们勇于踏出第一步的时候,其实事情并没有我们想象的那么困难。


Following next was boating. We tied the boat using the pipe and tires.

接着下来便是划船。我们把水候和轮胎绑在一起便成等下要划的浮船。



This was the seaside in front of the Ilham Resort.
这就是Ilham Resort 前的沙滩。



4 persons in a group to paddle the boat to the stick to get the flag before returning to the seaside.

4人一组划船到那柱那里拿取旗子然后回到岸边。



Well, I tried it as well, but I can tell that it was quite a tough job to paddle the boat. My right hand was so tired paddling halfway to the stick. (I did not train my hand muscles...quite weak in this kind of sport) In the end, we got down to the water and pushed the boat back to the seaside. Luckily the water was shallow (till my knee), if not sure I would be in trouble.

好,这我也尝试玩,不过告诉你划船是蛮困难的任务。我的右手在划向柱子的半路已经是没力了 (我没有锻炼手部的肌肉...在这项运动环节是蛮差的)最后,我们全部下水把船推回去岸边。幸好水不深(到我膝盖而已),要不然我就麻烦了。


Look deep but shallow...Don't judge the book by its cover
看起来很深其实很浅...不要单看表面来断定


I was the last one came up to the shore...by the time I went back to the field, they already finished untied the boats.

我是最后一个上岸的人...我回到操场的时候,他们已经把船给松绑了。



After finished all the activities, we went back to the bedroom for bath. The tower with the blue light is where we done the abseiling.

完成所有的活动后,我们各自回自己的房间洗澡。这座蓝灯的塔就是刚才我们玩绳降的地方。


After dinner, we strolled around and explored the hotel area. This was the reception counter where we checked in and out. PNB Ilham Resort as the very name suggests is Evocation of Inspiration, the architecture is of the Melaka Sultanate and surrounding is beautifully landscaped.

晚餐后,我们在酒店四处闲逛探索。这是刚才我们登记房间和退房的接待处。PNB Ilham Resort 顾名思义就是唤醒灵感,该酒店架构是根据马六甲苏丹时的设计,周围是美丽的园林。


One of the facilities - snooker in Ilham resort
It filled with the nostalgic charm yet replete with modern amenities.
它充满了怀旧的魅力又具备了现代设施。

the lobby area of Ilham resort



Everything looks so vintage, that makes me could not resist to take a photo here.

这里全部都很古老的感觉,让我情不自禁要在这拍照留念。

To be continued...
继续...

Comments

  1. I will love to visit you someday you sure know how to have fun and eat amazing food awesome pictures.
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      you are always welcome ^^

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    1. it's great especially for company team building and training

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  3. You are so lucky with your trips!!
    The apartment looks really nice :3
    Take care*

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  4. That looks great and like so much fun!! I could definitely use a vacation as well...

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  5. Abseilling, I love that activity!

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    1. haha really?
      guess you are adventurous person

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  6. wow! that resort is amazing!! so FUUUUNNN you're totally crazy!! WE love these activities! we want to try immediately!
    Un abbraccio,
    Eva e Valentina the anarCHIC

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      crazy for fun it's okay once a while

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  7. Wow such a lovely place! I wish I lived around lol!

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  8. You are looking super cute....lovely pix....food looks yummy....xoxoxo.....^_^

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  10. Great post dear as always:)
    Love your blog!

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  13. Love this post. Well. I want to go to such a resort too. However I'm not sure I'm interested in the conference. I'd probably want to spend the entire day rappling and/or swimming.

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    1. many things can do in the resort apart from conference

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  14. Nice post! Really curious with the abseilling thing, thanks for sharing :)


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  15. Oh, last time your life is like big holiday.

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  16. Lovely resort...seems like you had super fun :) <3

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  17. The place is beautiful and the food looks yummy! You really had fun there! :)

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  18. I just love adventure sports...you must have had a great fun doing all these...awesome pics honey...;-)

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  19. so nice, the place looks so elegant and cozy. i miss going to resort.

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  21. Woaw so many actvities!! Lovely photos by the way!! and the food looks sooo delicious!! :))
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  22. It looks like a fantastic time!

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  23. This looks really fun! I am so not into heights either but that abseil looks fun!

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  24. Wow This looks like such a fantastic time!!
    It looks like so much fun, but scary to go down from a building like that!!
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      but give a first try and you will like it

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    here's my blog again http://justrosesarered.blogspot.com xoxo :)

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  26. Looks fun to me, I did all that when I was younger in my 20's. I'm sure you love it too, Bravo!

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    1. haha yeah ^^
      you can do it also
      you are still young

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  27. I'm totally in love!
    Un abbraccio,
    Eva e Valentina the anarCHIC

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  28. WOW looks really fun & exciting!

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  29. Would love to go on a hike like this!
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  30. Wonderful hôtel ! You are so lucky. Enjoy ! :)

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  32. I've yet to visit Port Dickson. Would certainly love to go some day.

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