Tuesday, 6 March 2012

USM : Day 2 - Elephant Safari

We started our morning with a simple breakfast. Slices of bread with strawberry jam (bought from Tesco last night) and a cup of hot chocolate each before we resumed to the lobby. Bought our Elephant Safari Tour via online from Island Safari  through an agent called  Asia Web. For this half a day tour, we spent RM80 per head ..making  RM160 in total, Dahlia was exempted.


 Our first stop was at the main office of Island Safari itself. Not too far from our resort...about 10-15 minutes drive.


Even though fish spa was included in the package, but I refused to go for it..hehhehe...geli la...so, while the rest of the guests enjoyed their fish spas...we on the other hand kept ourselves busy with photo snapping...


This baby elephant was dancing ( moved his/her head from left to right to the music beat)..sangat comel...


There is a booth selling bananas for 60 Baht per basket if you would like to feed the elephant...

Before the elephant show starts....


*agak berpeluh ketiak mak menjaga anak yang baru dapat kaki ni*


To be on the safe side, We opt for the most top row of the deck...anak I ni bukan reti duduk diam....instead of elephant show..jadi dahlia's show pula nanti...


Two young elephants performed some tricks in front of almost 40 spectators...


We were allowed to get up close to pet and feed the elephants too...Take a look at Dahlia...konon berani, tapi keras-keras badan when the elephant went up close to her...We then commenced with the 15 minutes elephant ride. For safety reason, I held Dahlia in the carrier...Amazingly she stood still saje all the way...what a good girl you are Dahlia!!!


A snap on an elephant!!!


 There were monkey show after the ride, but I couldn't believe there were no photos taken...blame it on Mr Husband  ;p . After about an hour at that premise, we were then brought to the Big Buddha. 
(about 20 minutes drive from the main office)


This 12 meter tall golden statue is the most famous landmark in Koh Samui. It is so huge that it is visible kilometers away and even from the air when arriving on or leaving this island..well, I didn't get the chance to prove this, but this is what written here on the brochure.

We didn't go up since it was too hot (you have to walk on barefoot if you wish to go nearer)...instead we lingered around at the base while waiting for the rest. There are several shops and eatery shops to cater the needs of the devotees and tourists alike. They were cheap lah, but Im not into shopping anyway.


*fast fwd*
 

We then proceed to witness the formation of the two rocks formed due to natural erosion of inland boulders by the waters of the Gulf of Thailand. ...

The Grandfather and the Grandmother rock..One of the staple destinations in Samui,located on the southern tip of Koh Samui island between Lamai beach and Hua Thanon...hmmm...I have nothing much to comment on this, just that, how amazing Allah had created things on this world...
 
Hin Yai (Grandfather rock)
 
Hin Ta (Grandmother rock)

More handcraft shops nearby...again, we did not do any shopping...melayan anak berjalan je...

The last two agenda of the tour :
1. The mummified monk
2. Namuang Waterfall

Taken from far away...hehehehe...agak terasa goosebump to get nearer.Sekadar info that this temple is here sudah la ye...History about the monk is written on this slab...


Not long after the visit to the temple, we went off straight to Namuang Waterfall. 


Yes...with Dahlia in her carrier...we did not bring out stroller over..leceh la...tapi I told my husband that this will be Dahlia's last time to use this carrier..."Anak you dah makin berat, tak larat nak dukung aih.."


Beautiful untouched forest..not too far from the busy town..


Yeah...ini budak sangat suka hati tak mahu di-dukung lagi..


 And that ended our tour with Island Safari....

Lunch time!!!!!Since we have already spotted this shop yesterday, we thought of giving it a try today. We ordered 2 fried rice and seafood tomyum to go..receipted us at RM25 if Im not mistaken..
(inclusive of 2 biji kelapa)
 

We could not figure out the name of the shop, but here it is for your reference..


The food was not too bad. I would rate it 5 out of 10...So how to get to this shack?..Senang..Just find the Bangkok Hospital on the map, and you wouldn't miss it at all, they are facing each other...


You really cant miss this hospital...seriously!

 
While waiting for our food to be ready, we quenched our thirst with a couple of sweet coconuts...yummmieeehhhh...


And more coconuts sooooon.....nyum nyum.....


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