I love to go islands!!! I love the sun, love the blue blue skies！
Love the breeze, love the sound of the waves!
This time I went to Sibu Island at Johor. This short trip was a weekend getaway for me and my friends! We would like to have a really peaceful weekend and just to relax, do nothing and to be free! away from the world!
SOoooo, since I was the organizer and everyone was just easy, I got to choose the resort!
Normally, people will choose to stay at Sibu Island Resort, but in the end I found this simple, very raw-look resort to stay!
Why? First, becos I dinwanna go places that are very commercialized. Second, I saw this on their website:
The bar is open until the last guest goes to bed – wheelbarrow taxi’s available!
Wow! “Wheelbarrow taxi” idea is just too cool! Hahaha! I was really attracted by this very simple and south-east asian kind of style of the place! All the buildings there are made of what we called “atap” leaves and bamboos! My very personal preference for holidays!
Night look of the bar
Day look of the bar
Interior of the bar
The bar is open from morning until night! Whole-day long! As you can see from the pictures above, the bar is a very relaxing and comfortable place and this was where we hang out most of our time during our stay at Sibu Island. There are bean bags, floor cushions and normal chairs all around. You can stand to drink, you can sit to drink or you can lie down to drink! We had our breakfast with healthy fruit juice there~ With the hot sunny afternoon and evening, we had our cold beers there. and we ended our nights there with card games and wines! Best weekend getaway ever!
Well, other than the bar. I chose this resort becos of the open-concept of its chalet!
Chalet @Rimba Resort
Why do I say open-concept? There are doors and windows…but no lock. The doors and windows basically are only covered by curtains. Anyone on the island can walk into your chalet anytime and same goes for the toilets! But somehow it is quite safe cos not many people on the island other than the resort workers and a few guests. The toilet is not fully covered up to ceiling so you might be able to enjoy some outside views while using the toilet or showering. The first day afternoon when we just arrived, there was snake hanging out at the roof at our toilet! Scary right? Haha! This place is still so natural！Let’s just be close to the nature!
DO TAKE NOTE that all resort workers are foreigners, they are from all over the world such as Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, so you have to be able to communicate in English to get proper service! During our stay, we are the only group of Asians, other guests are tourists from UK, Denmark and etc.
Beach @ Rimba Resort, Sibu Island
We were lucky that the three days during our trips were all sunny days, be more specific, crazy hot sunny days!
I felt that the temperature there might be around 40 degree Celsius (just my estimation), so do rmb to bring sunblocks there! Although it was so hot, but I did really enjoy the sun and super nice blue sky!
We literally did nothing there, no alarm clock to wake us up in the morning. There is no need to think what to do next and rush to do. We just wandered around, read some books, chit chat, went to the beach….We once cracked our head to think of what to do there and in the end, the conclusion is DOING NOTHING. A break from all the things to do.
Another thing I like this resort, there are books available to read. You can bring your own book there to read, once you finished reading your book, you can leave it there for the future guests to read. If you take a book from the resort and unable to finish it during your stay, you can take the book with you! The joy of sharing~
Me drinking beer in the evening~ our routine activity during the stay!
Aaahhh!!! Coconut tree is falling down~ falling down~
Jeremy with Sharky dog!!! Nice weather!
I love this photo so much! It feels like some commercial shooting though! I am gonna give it a caption of “Looking to the sun, Looking forward to the future!” (Im so lame -_-“) Photo credit: Jeremy
A group photo! We were trying to pose like the movie poster of “那些年我们一起追的女孩“ (You are the Apple of my Eye) ^^
Our dinner for the last night stay: appetizer and main course
Love the purplish sky at the dusk! Quite romantic right when blue sky becoming purple!
You can find more information on their website: http://www.resortmalaysia.com/index.html
or their facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rimbaresort
Life is too short to worry, too long to wait……..Ice