Most probably people would never heard of pengkalan balak, but mention the name tanjung bidara will certainly ring a bell to most of us. Actually pengkalan balak & tanjung bidara share the same beach, they were next to each other. The chalet we stayed in was called Asyraf Chalet & we rented the place at RM85/night for basic necessities such as a queen bed, air-cond & shower.
Jetty at Tanjung Bidara
The beach in front of our chalet.
Takut sampai panjat-panjat :D
Family member mandi-mandi @ Tg.Bidara
At night, pengkalan balak is still considered happening with many stalls selling ikan bakar, nasik goreng, otak2, satay, burger etc. So we are spoilt for choice & what is even better, is the price is cheap compared to city prices. After having our dinner, we went back to our chalet & tried to get some sleep.
Since we didnt have much experience in air-cond room, we were soon shivering in our sleep due to the coldness. Wearing a blanket didnt help much & just before dawn, we turned off the air-cond for good. Haha. And just before dawn, we all woke up & pull out our tikar & head to the beach for some early morning pictures & relax while watching the sun comes up.
Bangun pagi, bawak tikar terus lepak tepi pantai as our chalet is just in front of the beach.
All in all, it was a very enjoyable & relaxing experience if you like to take a swim & enjoy some family time with your loved ones. And its not so crowded during the peak season, so still can do some last-minute reservation as theres many ample chalets/resorts to sleep.
Anis was so tired and sleepy. She slept all the way back to KL. :) Will come here again!