Posts Tagged With: Rawa Island

Activity 5 – G. Arong Hike & the Three Islands

Straight after we were back from our Bali trip, haven’t rested enough, we went on a hike & snorkel with our group of friends to Gunung Arong and Snorkeling at the Three secluded Islands.

We met up with our friends at Ang Mo Kio MRT and set off to Mersing. This was the time window for me & Long to catch some rest. 

About 3.5hours of car ride, we reached our “breaky” place where i introduced my friends the tasty Roti Prata at mersing jetty. Then we were brought to our resort. Secluded and peaceful place to be in on a relaxing weekend.  

 Our Resort      


Beach infront of our resort


Set aside as a marine park by the government in 1985, one of the island we visited is one of the few breeding grounds of the Malaysian giant leatherback turtle. Come July, the beach is thronged with tourists coming together to witness the miracle of life: the laying of her eggs. The waters are teeming with tropical fish and corals; they are so clean you may doubt that you are in the 21st century.

The photo above is the little-known island “Pulau Rawa”. The island is situated 18 km off the eastern shore of Malaysia and can be reached by boat in about one hour from Mersing. It is privately owned and besides two resorts there are no other tourist facilities present. The two resorts, Le Club and The Safari, are owned by two brothers.  The boat goes fast and makes a few big smacks on the waves. After 10 minutes we arrive at Hujung island.


This island is semi-permanent inhabited. The clear water in front of the beach is full of coral. Armed with our snorkels we go out to explore the underwater world. The coral is nice but is slightly damaged – coral bleaching. 😦 We also see a lot of colored fish, including our favorite: the clownfish swimming in the poisonous tentacles of the sea anemone. The beautiful velvet-like shells are also present, and one of us was lucky enough to spot a stingray.


We were in the choppy sea…after a while started to drizzle….and we saw a Rainbow !!!!  🙂
After our water activities in the day, took our needed refreshing hot showers and then we mingled around waiting for our BBQ dinner. Then some of us took the chairs and sat infront of the beach and chatted through the night….the night breeze whispering in our ears as we relaxed and chill out.
The next morning after our Meehoon Goreng, toasted bread, coffee and tea, its time for our morning workout. We scaled Gunung Arong. 
Views at the top of Gunung Arong.

We Made IT !!!

Some of our playful boys went to the nearby waterfall and have their water FUN.

Of course our trip must ended with nice savory food and our usual Kat’s tradition: The Prosperous Yum Seng – “Huat Arh” !!!
After we had our sumptuous 7-course dinner, we became “crazy”….we picked up the Party Popper Confetti that were left on the floor outside the restaurant (the restaurant had a wedding reception, the popper confetti were the ones used) and threw high up….Oh my, we are a bunch of crazy fellows…well, we had a good and fun time, so who cares?
More photos are uploaded in my facebook. Click here to check them out.
Photo Video created by Katherine Goh
Categories: Adventure Trips, Snorkeling & Diving, Travelogue, Trekking | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

2D1N Gunung Arong Hike with BBQ & Snorkeling at the Three Islands

Come join me for a hike to Gunung Arong, Overnight in a cozy Resort, Sunset BBQ at Tanjung Resang beach, Stargazing at Field and Snorkeling (3-4 sites) in the inaccessible islet in the South China Sea on the first weekend of March 2012 .

Gunung Arong:

2 hour hike up the 255 metres high Gunung Arong Forest Reserve Mountain.

See this video for the view at the summit.

For more photos for Gunung Arong hike, please visit my facebook album and August Album. Add me as friend to see the albums.

Tanjung Resang Beach

Tanjung Resang beach in Mersing, Johor is normally subjected to rough waves and wind. But the sombre tone of the sand which matches the wild nature of this spot makes it a popular destination.

The Three Islands

Three Island would be a rocky, inaccessible islet in the South China Sea if it were not for its idyllic beach. Steep jungle clad slopes embrace the sweep of powdery white beach from behind and land meets water in smooth ripples of soft sand and gently lapping waves. At the far edges of the palm-dotted beach, jagged rocks lay strewn in the sea at the bottom of straight cliffs.


 The Trip At A Glance 

Where: Mersing, Malaysia

When:    03-04th March 2012 (Saturday-Sunday) (5AM Depart) 

WHO IS SUITABLE?  For Beginners hikers and  For those who wants to explore the nature…..

Costs: Email to enquire

Program outline and costs will be sent to those who RSVP-YES only.

Closing date of registration:   26th Jan 2012

Pre-trip Briefing Email:  Will send briefing email 7 days before the trip only to those who RSVP-Yes and who has made payment.


Price Includes:        

  • Return Private Coach
  • Guide Fee
  • BBQ Dinner
  • All meals
  • All Administration Charges
  • All Permits and Entrance Fees
  • Return Private Boat Charter
  • 3-4 Snorkeling Sites  (If weather permits)
  • All snorkeling equipment
  • Overnight at Nature Resort for 1 night
  • Hike to Gunung Arong
  • One Mosquitoes/ Bug Lock Band

Price Excludes:  

  • Expenses of any emergency nature
  • Expenses of personal nature, including soft drinks and tips
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips for driver/guide


How to register ? Click here for registration.


Things to Bring:

  1. One will need minimum 2 litre of isotonic drink
  2. Insect Repellent
  3. Rain Gear
  4. Warm Jacket in case coach journey is chilly
  5. Walking Stick (if you deemed necessary)
  6. Changing Clothes

Please read the disclaimer for this event posted.

Categories: Adventure Trips, Snorkeling & Diving | Tags: , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Blog at

%d bloggers like this: