14-16 July 2017
I decided to go on a quiet weekend. As per my friend, R’s, recommendation, I picked Rimba Resort for this quest of silence.
I asked the Resort to arrange everything for me, transport from/to Singapore, boat to/from the island, meals etc. It’s quite pricey for a weekend getaway but I think, it was worth-it. I just stayed in the island, walked around, ate, read etc. I also had a 90minutes massage which was very relaxing. I also went for simple trek in the Jungle and went to the other resort.
The other resort looked more open and wavy, by the way. So, if you prefer calmer waters, Rimba is a better option for you. Also, meals that were inclusive were really delicious. I was always looking forward to the meal-times.
Highlight of the experience was the feeling of not being alone in the resort. Everyone talked to everybody. I got invited to join tables a couple of times. I truly enjoyed talking to a French woman, M. She was with her 2 lovely sons.
We were both introverted (I have seen her just alone all the time, reading her book while her sons played). She invited me to join her family’s table during dinner and I thought, why not. She looked like a nice lady. Surprisingly, we clicked. We shared stories about, life, travels, running and hiking! We had a lot of things in common! Unfortunately, I had to bid farewell ahead of them. They would be staying around Malaysia for a few more days.
Over-all, it was a good trip. I will definitely be back again. Just like most of the people there, they were all Rimba addicts! haha