I would have forgotten when I last went to Pulau Tikus if there’s date printed on the photo. This time, I went with my company’s colleagues.
As usual, we booked for 3 hours for RM24. The journey to the island was quite a tough one as we were moving against the current. It took us a good 45 minutes to reach there but just a mere 27 minutes to get back from the island. I guess current does play a big role here.
The sea was on low tide that morning. And for this, we were able to land on the sandy area which made life a lot easier compared to the last time I went there. We had to land on the bumpy rocky area the last time around. It was definitely much more dangerous than landing on sandy area. Thank god.
As the tide is still low that time, we were able to explore around the island on foot. Juggling through the rocky terrain is what we mostly encountered as what we can see from the map on the left.
We even met some people who took boat to the island to chill and fish.
Surely a good experience kayak-ing there sometimes. Oh ya, after ‘conquering’ the island for the second time. I would like to give some tips if you are planning a trip there anytime soon!
- Sunblock. Yes, definitely needed.
- Sunglasses. If you are not OK with the strong blinding sunlight.
- Waterproof container. For you to keep important stuff.
- Sweet/candy are recommended.
- Drinking water. Critical.
- Complete set of spare clothes.
- Vinegar. In case of jellyfish attack! (You can borrow from the kayak rental office)
- And lastly, you may want to go on low tide. You will enjoy much better there and a lot safer.