Thursday, September 25, 2008

Chapman's Bar @ Emerald Bay, YTL Pangkor Laut

Monday morning, as i put on my pair of pants and secured the button, i immediately felt my face turning white. My lungs were breathing away but i realised the congestion started at the waist. As i stared at the love handles climbing out for air (apparently someone's favourite past time), god forbid how did i do this to myself?

Then i realised, just last week, all i was exposed to, were this kind of scenery.

Taken at Chapman's Bar towards sun set. I just realised a couple is swimming in the seas, are they really JUST swimming?

A killer and at the same time it whets your appetite like a whale.

With ridiculous price tags that would give you a heart attack and make you regret that you didn't take any cup noodles to the island before consoling you when you are at your last breath (or so you thought) by telling you that it is all included in the exorbitant package you already (or in my case the Girlfriend) forked out.

For once, numbers didn't mean anything as it was free for all during lunch.

But when that memory of that soft bed and pillows pops out like the girl did from the TV in Ju-On, you hurry up the meal and tell yourself dinner is in another 4 hours time.

Messed up but who cares? You get someone to make your bed twice a day!

Taking the van to Emerald Bay, the beach where people swim and laze around with story books, we had our first meal here. The people just seemed overfriendly compared to people in KL but we took it with good faith (i mean after all not everyone is like that right?) as well as i was starving.

RM 50 for a Hainan Chicken Rice? Well what would you expect? To be served in an isolated island, you must remember. Then again numbers don't mean anything. It came in a huge portion (the whole breast with the chicken wing) and was quickly devoured along with the ginger and chilli paste. The rice was well flavoured with chicken stock and i started to feel like i was truly in paradise.

The Girlfriend had something light; a Lamb Pita. The Pita Bread was stuffed to the brim with lamb pieces, capsicums and a mayo based dressing. Served on the side was fresh guacomole (avocado pulp/mash), we added onto the brimful pita bread and ate along with the chips. Oh yeah, RM45 if you want to buy it outright without the package.

By now, i gave up on dessert as i looked forward to dinner and my bed.

Fine, its more like the pictures are still crawling their way onto my Flickr as i shall try in my next entry; 3 meals a day on Pangkor Laut.

Till then.

24 comments:

traveleo said...

hehe welcome to the exorbitant world of YTL luxury resorts...

if you think the pangkor laut resort is eye popping, wait till u get to the bali one heheh! glad u had fun! next time tell me when u wanna go, i have strings to pull =)

down with flu in warsaw - what a bummer =(

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

leo: yeah man..but thinking abt it..rm750 per pax..luxury like king and queens..it was ok la..haha yes will definitely find u to pull some strings!..

ouch with warsaw flu..worse then m'sia flu hehe?

MochaSourcream said...

Wah, so luxury meh... Envious envious....

550ml jar of faith said...

RM50 for chicken rice? *Gulp* That's a lot of decent meals... but none with that killer of a view though, so something's got to give! Mmmm...anything with guacamole's gets my top vote!

CUMI & CIKI said...

they make your bed twice a day! lol.. how bout 3X and 4X.. so i guess you can have as many 'activites' as u like in bed per day eh.. hehheh :P lucky u

Shell (貝殼) said...

wow! it's really a big portion of chicken! with just one bowl of rice is enough for u ?

Bangsar-bAbE said...

The lamb pita looks good. And the scenery...so captivating! But very expensive la the package...

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

bangsar: ok lor..dun eat good food for a month or 2..750 per pax for 2 nites and 3 meals a day..

shell: haha eat chicken full d..no ned to add rice..

c&c: haha theres a big bath tub too, may i add!

mimid3vils said...

longing for a vacation now ~~

Christy said...

Beautiful scenery!~
Hahaha....such a vacation; bet it really spoilt you, did you get back to doing your own bed back at home? (after the vacation)

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

christy: being a male, i think the answer is fairly obvious haha..

mimi: show to ur hubby!

J2Kfm said...

ironically just read bout the YTL story in the Star this morning. but a backdated edition nevertheless.

this is indulgence at its best (worst?). RM50 for chicken rice? wah ... I can eat a whole wk's supply.

Life for Beginners said...

Wah such "luxurious" prices... I think I rather spend my spare time staring at my love handles... LOL

Seriously though, what a view! You lucky couple you... :)

mh said...

What's with everyone and their love handles?? (Hmm...I once saw this fridge magnet that says "God, if you can't make me thin, please make everyone fat" - do you guys think that the prayer is working??)

Anyway, RM50 for Chicken Rice....so expensive !! Daylight robbery...

Yeah, but since its in your package...then its ok la. Already paid for it...so literally sunk cost!

:) I bet getting back to work is not that fun after such a nice vacation!

Jaime-La-Nourriture said...

Simply LOVELY! :)

Simon Seow said...

Oh. Both of you did quite some exercise on the bed to create that kind of mess eh ^_^

backstreetgluttons said...

Emerald Bay is beautiful , but RM50 for the platefyl of chickens and rice is really absolutely breathtaking , afterall love is priceless

enjoy !

daphne said...

oo..that looks like a very nice vacation location! Certainly just the sound of not making your own bed and great food is soo tempting!

wmw said...

OOOOoohhhh....what a great vacation. And that messy bed tells a tale too! LOL!

Henry Yeo said...

no heart attack at the price tag, you do get what you pay for when you go to these resorts.

good fortunes on slimming down at the gym.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

henry: i think i need more then luck..

wmw: it shows alot of sleeping was involved..

daphne: i must say the next time u come dwn to kl..do consider..

bsg: haha good way of putting it..not the view but the menu took our breathe away!

simon: sleeping alot can cause a messy bed too..

jaime: precisely..

mh: yeah thus the stoning the whole week long

kenny: enuf of handles i tell you !! you are obsessed!

j2fkm: rm50 is just the beginning

Nic (KHKL) said...

haha! some maggi mee comes in handy sometimes, eh? hehehe...well, nice view with the loved one is kinda priceless lar, right? :)

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

nic: since there was nothing to do..no late nites also..thus no need maggi mee, unless u an owl la..then die..

ling239 said...

i tot the chicken was too white... but if it is good, why not...:p