Monday, April 21, 2008

Kelong Paradise Waterfront Resort, It was a nice break!

Fishing village of Bagan Nakhoda Omar or BNO!

Another view of the frishing place!

Rec room with pool table, and Astro, Yes!

Just imagine the view of the Straits of Malacca!

As we approach the unknown!

Fish anywhere you like!

A group of us took the North-South highway and turned left at Behrang then we had lunch at this quaint little town, then cut across towards the coastal plain to Sabak Bernam then to Bagan Nakhoda Omar and straight to the jetty where we took a boat to this nice kelong, about 10 nautical miles in the Malacca Straits.
Basically this kelong is a nice concrete resort built by the previous Selangor state government, a place where you go fishing and to relax. Relax I did , and a fish I did not catch, infact none of us caught any. We ended up buying some at the nearest fishing village!
The thing that strikes me about my room is there were no bugs, the quilt was dry and no musty smell and I had the best sleep of the century. The we woke up had breakfast, then we had lunch and played some cards and then we ate, then we had dinner.
The place is only about two hours drive from KL. Head for Kuala Selangor then to Sabak Bernam. Before you reach there you will see a sign that says Bagan Nakhoda Omar or commonly known as BNO. The people at the jetty front off rice are very friendly you can just go without a booking or you can call:0376257838, 016-6662466, 016-2333219, 0162333215, or FAX at 0376257840; or check out the website at:



Anonymous said...

Such bliss! What is it about water/sea/ocean that is so relaxing in its tranquility? Glad you had a good time, Rusdie.

Rusdi Mustapha. said...

Ah Evelyn ni ce to hear from you! You are missing home right!? Don't worry it will take a week, months, biut you will then get it over with, like what happened to me when I was In Canada. Hope you and family are fine! Cheers from us!

Anonymous said...

Do they have kelongs in Canada?
Anyway, the break was good but if you compare to what was advertised on the website, the operators had actually let us down a bit. There was no live or dead bait readily available.
The trip I took the day after to Kelong Acheh in Penyabung, Johor was not only set in one of the most beautiful places in the world, the facilities and services were as advertised by the operators in their website
The breeze was great and there were fish caught with the bait made available by the operators.
But glad we all enjoyed the Kelong Paradise trip. It was nice to have an experience none of us went through before.

Anonymous said...

I read all your entries in your blog today! I love your oldie pictures. Simply fantastic and your blog brought back memories of those Malay films I watched when I was a little girly. So nostalgic. Very lovely 'Jungle' house you have over there, ( and I swear and cross my heart.., I was filled with envy and dreaming that I could someday own one like yours..BUT..)..until, you posted that slimey thingey. Arrgh.., I don't like snakes!!! Arrgh!!!

Have fun blogging, and I will always drop by to see your adventures in your lovely 'Jungle' house. God bless you and your family. ;-)

Anonymous said...

Hi Rusdi,

I will always miss the people and food of Malaysia. My old pal, Amy, is coming to visit in a week or two, we shall check out your blog again then. Will promise not to leave naughty messages.

All is well here except for the freaky weather. I don't know what's up with the tornadoes. So far they have been skipping over us but are still touching down too close to home. The cat (who is named after storm clouds) hates the howling wind and the heavy rain.

Will pop by for a visit again soon.

tajudin said...

cantik tempat ni.

pernah pergi kelong di sepang, peh.. kurang sikit berbanding yang ini...

Anonymous said...

Rusdi, I thought I should send this to you. About Obama.


The Obama Gaffe Machine
May 30, 2008; Page A13

For months, Barack Obama has had the image of an incandescent, golden-tongued Wundercandidate. That image may be fraying now.

As smart and credentialed as he is, Sen. Obama is often an indifferent speaker without a teleprompter. He has large gaps in his knowledge base, and is just as likely to dig in and embrace a policy misstatement as abandon it. ABC reporter Jake Tapper calls him "a one-man gaffe machine."

Take the Auschwitz flub, where Mr. Obama erroneously claimed last weekend in New Mexico that his uncle helped liberate the Nazi concentration camp. Reporters noted Mr. Obama's revised claim, that it was his great uncle who helped liberate Buchenwald. They largely downplayed the error. Yet in another, earlier gaffe back in 2002, Mr. Obama claimed his grandfather knew U.S. troops who liberated Auschwitz and Treblinka – even though only Russian troops entered those concentration camps.

That hardly disqualifies Mr. Obama from being president. But you can bet that if Hillary Clinton had done the same thing it would have been the focus of much more attention, especially after her Bosnia sniper-fire fib. That's because gaffes are often blown up or downplayed based on whether or not they further a story line the media has attached to a politician.

When John McCain claimed, while on a trip to Iraq in March, that Sunni (as opposed to Shiite) militants in Iraq are being supported by Iran, coverage of the alleged blunder tracked Democratic attacks on his age and stamina. (In fact, Iran may well be supplying both Sunni and Shiite militants.) Dan Quayle, tagged with a reputation as a dumb blond male, never lived down his misspelling of "potatoe."

Mr. Obama, a former editor of the Harvard Law Review, has largely been given a pass for his gaffes. Many are trivial, such as his suggestion this month that America has 57 states, and his bizarre statement in a Memorial Day speech in New Mexico that America's "fallen heroes" were present and listening to him in the audience.

Some gaffes involve mangling his family history. Last year in Selma, Ala., for example, he said that his birth was inspired by events there which took place four years after he was born. While this gaffe can be chalked up to fatigue or cloudy memory, others are more substantive – such as his denial last April that it was his handwriting on a questionnaire in which, as a state senate candidate, he favored a ban on handguns. His campaign now contends that, even if it was his handwriting, this doesn't prove he read the full questionnaire.

Mr. Obama told a Portland, Ore., crowd this month that Iran doesn't "pose a serious threat to us," saying that "tiny countries" with small defense budgets aren't much to worry about. But Iran has almost one-fourth the population of the U.S. and is well on its way to developing nuclear weapons. The next day Mr. Obama had to reverse himself and declare he had "made it clear for years that the threat from Iran is grave."

Last week in Orlando, Fla., he said he would meet with Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chávez to discuss, among other issues, Chávez's support of the Marxist FARC guerrillas in Colombia. The next day, in Miami, he insisted any country supporting the FARC should suffer "regional isolation." Obama advisers were left explaining how this circle could be squared.

In a debate last July, Mr. Obama pledged to meet, without precondition, the leaders of Iran, North Korea, Syria and Cuba. He called President Bush's refusal to meet with them "ridiculous" and a "disgrace."

Heavily criticized, Mr. Obama dug in rather than backtrack. He's claimed, in defense of his position, that John F. Kennedy's 1961 summit with Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev in Vienna was a crucial meeting that led to the end of the Cold War.

Not quite. Kennedy himself admitted he was unprepared for Khrushchev's bullying. "He beat the hell out of me," Kennedy confided to advisers. The Soviet leader reported to his Politburo that the American president was weak. Two months later, the Berlin Wall was erected and stood for 28 years.

Reporters may now give Mr. Obama's many gaffes more notice. But don't count on them correcting an implicit bias in writing about such faux pas.

Over the years, reporters have tagged a long list of conservative public figures, from Barry Goldwater to Ronald Reagan to George W. Bush, as dim and uninformed. The reputation of some of these men has improved over time. But can anyone name a leading liberal figure who has developed a similar media reputation, even though the likes of Al Gore, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi have committed substantial gaffes at times? No reporter I've talked to has come up with a solid example.

It's clear some gaffes are considered more newsworthy than others. But it would behoove the media to check their premises when deciding just how much attention to pay to them. The best guideline might be: Show some restraint and judgment, but report them all.

Mr. Fund is a columnist for WSJ.com1

Rusdi Mustapha. said...


I have forwarded your posting to the US Embassy CIA station chief in KL with your named correctly spelled in the hope that the Company will contact and hire you, cheers!

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