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Snorkeling at Tioman X Rector

This is the second time we visited Tioman X Rector 无名导游 , read our previous adventures and review here.

Someone please reminds us why Tioman offers cool snorkeling spots :p
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Feels so good to be back in our familiar kampong, and with our host Ah Liang and Ah Wee 🙂

Kids really enjoy their Tioman X Rector snorkeling experience last year. We wanted to refresh our snorkel skills again before we head off for our year-end vacation (Philippines).

Idyllic seaside resort. Sea and horizon views look different, low and high tide.

Our rooms for two nights.

The usual food. Truth is Kampong Genting food options are limited :p

Coral breakfast and dinner. Mee Goreng and chicken wings recommended. We gorge on ramee burgers every evening too. Prata is recommended too 🙂

Only Chinese F&B in Genting, but White Seafood price is relatively higher.

Tioman X Rector has some new gimmicks too.  A new entertainment room, you can watch movies and play darts. Kids spend their afternoon with Avatar.

A new swing too.

Our night activities include chasing and catching after crabs. Your friendly hosts will do knowledge transfer FOC.

These crabs are not meant for consumption, and all were released.
(If sky is clear, you can watch the milky way too)

The highlight of our trip must be snorkeling, exploring the underwater world.

tioman snorkeling class
Tioman snorkeling class

Do take note the boat trip is not inclusive in your accommodation package. Package is only available for X Rector guests. Ah Liang and Ah Wee will coach you with basic snorkel skills.

Tioman X Rector
Tioman X Rector

The boys (and man) upgraded their snorkeling skills this round. We went to the open sea without our life jackets!

We listened to our coaches’ teaching and practice in shallow waters beforehand.

Just face down and breath normally. Follow the current and float. When we are tired, just relax and tread water.

 

Tioman Monsoon season
Tioman Monsoon season

Sounds so easy during our “warmup”. The challenge is to repeat our knowledge when we are in 20m deep open water :p

As we venture out, we saw dead baby sharks. Pity.

Tioman is blessed with clear water and rich marine ecosystem. We can find reef colony just outside our resort, but we had to venture out to some exclusive corners to find more gems.

Hermit crabs aplenty on white beach 白沙滩.

We would venture out to the rocks and explore the cave network too 🙂

Tioman snorkeling fun
Tioman snorkeling fun

Those who are tired, or worried can always don a life jacket during the snorkel sessions.

Snorkeling Fun with Tioman X Rector (YouTube Video)

We wonder why Boon Yee (no3 ) is kicking so vigorously below the surface. nervous?

Nice sunset to cap our Tioman adventure 🙂

Bid our friends goodbye and head back to JB. Lunch was our favourite paper-wrapped chicken before we took a factory bus home :p

JB paper wrap chicken
JB paper wrap chicken

Not joking. Bus 16x and 17x were too slow, we followed the regulars and dashed onto the blue factory buses haha.

Bus fare can be RM2 (per pax) or SGd2 depending on demand!

That ends our 3D2N trip to Tioman. We will definitely visit X rector again 🙂

Our previous Tioman 4D3N blog posts :
Tioman Snorkeling –http://sengkangbabies.com/holiday/tioman-snorkeling-and-x-rector-minsu
Tioman Road Trip –http://sengkangbabies.com/holiday/tioman-road-trip
Tioman Family Itinerary –http://sengkangbabies.com/holiday/tioman-family-itinerary

ps.. On a side note, Marvel Fans might want to checkout a cool apartment (Both Tioman and JB stays are not sponsored).

Follow our Instagram tag #SengkangBabiesJohor for more JB adventures

Sesame Street Run Singapore

Sesame Street celebrated its 50th Birthday with a series or runs in Asean cities. We ran in Singapore’s edition last Sunday.

Can you tell me how to get?
How to get to Sesame Street

The venue was at Tampines Hub.

Colourful Tees dot the stadium.

Cute characters sang Happy Birthday but Bid Bird was missing. Hello Ernie and Bert (waves!)

As the horn blasted, participants could run or walk, 2 or 5km around Tampines. Those who started in later waves could only walk as walkers packed the paths.

I had voted for 5km run, but overruled by the majority. So we end up completing our laps in 2 km.

There are cute alphabets along the way. Boon Xin and Dana (Life’s tiny Miracles). Good kakis make the journey shorter and more memorable 🙂

 

A little foam party to welcome finishers. Kids wanted to linger longer but were Encouraged to move on haha.

Some folks were already infront of us, but man more lingers behind.

You can watch our running videos here.

There were some activities and photo opportunities at the end point.

Another Fun family outing for us. these occasions are getting rare as teenagers have their own social life.

We collected our medals and headed for breakfast 🙂

Sesame Street Run Singapore
Sesame Street Run Singapore

We had an enjoyable morning but we understand why many families had expressed their disappointments on Sesame Street Run Singapore Fanpage.

Pity the volunteers and runners, and we hope the organisers can do a better job next round.

Do follow our running activities at this link.