Sunday, December 25, 2016

Batam with MV Seaborne (24 & 25 Dec 2016)

Dive #1
Location: Karang Galang
Max depth: 11.3m
Average depth: 7.5m
Bottom time: 54min (1021G - 1115G)

Dive #2
Location: Karang Galang (Wreck)
Max depth: 11.0m
Average depth: 6.9m
Bottom time: 48min (1224G - 1312G)

Dive #3
Location: Pulau Nongsa (West)
Max depth: 21.2m
Average depth: 10.8m
Bottom time: 50min (1521G - 1611G)

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Dive #4
Location: Pulau Nongsa (West)
Max depth: 11.1m
Average depth: 7.3m
Bottom time: 16min (0918G - 0934G)
*Abort due to strong current; re-positioned to the East

Dive #5
Location: Pulau Nongsa (East)
Max depth: 7.8m
Average depth: 6.3m
Bottom time: 42min (1007G - 1049G)

Dive #6
Location: Pulau Nongsa (East)
Max depth: 10.5m
Average depth: 6.0m
Bottom time: 40min (1151G - 1231G)

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Ferry from Tenah Merah Ferry Terminal to Nongsapura Ferry Terminal, then took a mini van to Nongsa Point Marina & Resort to board the MV Seaborne.


MV Seaborne


Dive deck


The room




Karang Galang






Fish traps


Wreck






Bubbles


Pulau Nongsa




Fish traps


Captain


The thunderstorm forced us to cancel the night dive


Sunset


Chef at work


Fireworks


Ginger-bread-man




Pink-Dolphins at Pulau Nongsa

More pictures: Batam with MV Seaborne (24 & 25 Dec 2016)

Monday, December 19, 2016

Bintan OWD (17 & 18 Dec 2016)

Dive #1
Location: White Sands
Max depth: 7.3m
Bottom time: 30min (1253G - 1323G)

Dive #2
Location: White Sands
Max depth: 9.1m
Bottom time: 32min (0852G - 0924G)

Dive #3
Location: White Sands
Max depth: 9.3m
Bottom time: 31min (0928G - 0959G)


Dive #4
Location: White Sands
Max depth: 9.3m
Bottom time: 19min (1023G - 1042G)


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Monday, December 12, 2016

Batu Pahat (9 - 11 Dec 2016)


Bus


Homestay!




Breakfast 1 at 亞華肉碎面 Kedai Makan Ah Hua


The DIY playground






Breakfast 2 at Chop See Kee (Ah See Wantan Mee) 亞泗雲吞面


Graffiti


View from Batu Pahat Mall carpark roof


Roof carpark


Chicken Rendang waffle at Juz Waffle cafe


Old Street Commercial Centre 老街坊




Panoramic view


Roof garden




Abandoned


Nasi Briyani at Jalan Peserai


Meow


Temple


柔佛峇株海口石文丁崇龙宫 (Batu Pahat Chong Long Gong)


God of fortune


Roof top


Salted fish


Lover Bridge




Crayfish


Dinner at Ship Village Seafood Restaurant - the salted egg crabs were below average. Not much flavour and the quality of the meat of the crab is poor. (minimum purchase of 2 crabs, RM98 per kg)




Doggy


Catfish




sunset






Lover Bridge resort




Saturday Pasar Malam


Biscuits


Balloon


The Sky Garden at Old Street opens at from 6pm to 12.30am


I felt the Sky Garden is a little over-rated


Overview


Teak Cafe


View from the open roof top (no wifi at roof-top seating)


Nasi Briyani again

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Abandoned shopping centre along Jalan Kundang 4


猪脚醋


Bak Kuh Teh


1970's Kopitiam


Traditional coffee shop look




Kopi and toast


2000 Complex


Piano Bar + Morsel Pastry


Nice interior




Strawberry waffle with ice-cream




Pejabat Tanah Daerah Batu Pahat


Home-cooked food


Expenses (Because it is homestay, accommodation cost is zero)

More pictures: Batu Pahat (9 - 11 Dec 2016)