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Tuesday, February 2, 2010


30 March 2010::

i'm here for goods..
you're here for a reason..
no matter how hard
we've try to avoid each other
in the end we'll bump to each other..

well, i'not really good in writing poems in english.. it's been a while i lost the skills..i prefer to write poems in malay for now..

okeyh..the reflections after i wrote the recommendation report....
writing the report is quite easy...it is because we only compare the products or subject that we had chosen.
but, the procedure of collecting the data and information is the toughest among all...
it is the most stressful period in completing this coursework...

there's a lot of information in the internet isn't tally with each other.. and most importantly, the information isn't up-to-date.. hussshhhhh.... so we need to find another way of finding the updated information...

thank god, i have a group members that give their co-operation through out this project...
altough there are few things that happened, its ok..everybody made mistakes...
forgive and forget are the important things in teamwork...

17 March 2010::

so...its been a month after my last reflection... recently, i have been through a mock interview with my TECH COMM lecturer, Ms H...duhh...interview?? i'm not graduate yet!! so i've to pretend that i've graduate during the interview...

buzzz...my preparation before interview>>>
1) choose a company for the interview...
-since i'm from Penang, i've choosen a company nearby my house..[i love my own state so what!!]
2) write a cover letter
-i write it based on the company that i've choosen
3) write resume
-i've write 2 different resume for the interview.. the real and "pretend" resume.. the real resume includes everything that real in my life..while the "pretend" resume includes edited resume with addition of unreal information about myself.. such as i'm a diploma holder that graduate last year, 2009 [which i'm not].. and many more..honestly, writing a pretend resume is harder than writing the real resume..hahahah...i'm not good when lying the lecturer..

ermmm...during interview>>>
i wear a baju kurung..hahahha.. my group should start the interview at 2.30pm but because of a few problems occurs, our group start nearly an hours later.. i'm the fourth candidate out of seven.. tik..tok..tik..tok.. the clock is ticking...[what is my purpose for writing it??]
anyways, it runs smoothly although i forget a lots of vocabs suddenly...i only can confirm that i answers all the questions confidently...

17 February 2010::

its been 2 ++ weeks after my first reflection.. hahaha...i keep viewing this blog without updating it..actually i always have the mood to write anything while i'm doing nothing but when i'm ready to write or should i say when the laptop or paper is in front of me, i kept lost the inspirations.. so thats why its quite hard for me to do any blogging besides poems blogging.. i'm such a weirdo rite?? hahahaha...

i've finished writing the resume and cover letters which i'll post it in anytime... do u know that when i wrote the education section in the resume all the memories while i'm in primary and secondary keep playing in my head.. oooo gosh i really miss the teachers, friends and even the environment.. English is my fave language, which automatically made the English teachers are my fave teachers. hahahaha...

why English??? let me tell u...my untie is my idol besides my mom lah... her name is Nor Wahidah bt Abd Majid who happens to be my first english teacher in my life.. although my mom is the first one but she doesn't have any certificate in english degree..sorry mom..heheheh.. she is a brilliant and caring person..she is willing to gave everything for the sake of our family..she stay single till now because she want to give her full attention towards her mother (my grandma).. she bought me everything such books,novels,scarfs and also a laptop without expecting any return.. she just want her niece to score in exams and be a useful and successful person. i love u Umi Wahidah..muahhh...
so i'll wrap my second reflection for now...bye..

2 February 2010::

ermmm...i'm quite excited with this blog purpose.. some student felt its just waste of time because they doesn't like to write it in English. but i got the feeling that the eportfolio thing will become a "big thing" in the future.

eventhough this blog is kind of empty or should i said its inactive, i'll try to keep it update as soon i have free time..


This blog owned by Myn Samsuddin.. A student from Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, UTeM formerly known as KUTKM. The purpose of this blog is to take part in a research made by one of UTeM lecturer for her further studies.

This blog will contains tonnes of information about my studies, experience and life.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010



Recommendation Report



1.1              Purpose

The purpose of this recommendation report is to recommend the most recommended place for students to spend on holiday between Tioman Island and Redang Island. Through this report, we hope that we can give ideas and detailed information of the most suitable and economical vacation which meets student’s requirements.

1.2              Method

There are 4 methods that we used to collect the information which are questionnaires, brochures, internet articles and interview.

1.3              Scope

As a travel agent, this survey is for UTeM’s student.  The scope of this research project focuses primary holiday island of Tioman Island and Redang Island. The criteria that we would like to compare are based on the distance,cost, transport, accommodation, facilities, indoor and outdoor activities.

1.4              Problem Statement

As a student, the study and curricular schedule are very pack and we do not have so much time to spend and have fun together. So, most of them are planning to go on a vacation during this semester break. Malaysia is one of the countries in Asia that offers the best and beautiful island on earth. Through this, we as a travel agent will recommend the best place that offers the best package for us.


This memo report is in response to student request for a recommendation concerning between of the two best tropical island vacation which is Redang Island and Tioman Island. The purpose of this report is to analyze two popular places in Malaysia and recommend the best choice for students their holiday. We have compared between the benefits and perks of having a holiday at Redang Island and Tioman Island. Besides that, we also look for the best deal when having a holiday at Redang Island and Tioman Island. We choose these places as their famous beach yet their adventure island which is very suitable for students to spend their holiday. Never-ending sunshine, pristine beaches, and amazing sunsets --- nothing can go wrong during such a vacation. A student always need an escape from their everyday life and sometimes have to do something better rather than to the class, do assignments, studies and sit for examinations. Semester break is coming which is the only time that the students can have time to spent out and have fun together along with their friends.

2.1    Pulau Redang

 Redang Island, locally known as Pulau Redang or just “Redang” is one of the largest islands off the east coast of Malaysia. It’s popular for snorkeling and diving activities. Located 45 km off the coast of Kuala Terengganu is the largest of a group of islands dotting the South China Sea off the Terengganu coast. Redang has one of the best beaches in Malaysia and one of the clearest waters. Access is from Merang or Kuala Terengganu on boats operated by the resorts. Pulau Redang is the biggest of all the islands measuring about 7 km long and 6 km wide. Its highest peak is Bukit Besar at 359 metres above sea level. The waters around Pulau Redang also contain two historic shipwrecks: The H.M.S. Prince of Wales and H.M.S. Repulse, which sank here at the start of World War II, setting the stage for the Japanese occupation of Malaya. This paradise island is perfect for snorkeling, swimming, scuba-diving, jungle trekking, boating and canoeing. No fishing is allowed within a 3.2km radius of the island as Pulau Redang is gazette as a marine park. The collection of corals and other aquatic life is also strictly prohibited.

2.2    Pulau Tioman

Tioman Island is located in the state of Pahang some 32 km off the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia. It is a small island with 39 km length and 12 km width.There are eight main villages in Tioman, the largest is Kampung Tekek in the north. The island is densely forested, and it is surrounded by numerous coral reefs thus making it a popular diving spot among scuba divers. According to legend, this island is the final resting place of a mythical dragon princess. The warm waters and good visibility make Tioman a paradise for divers. Discover astounding sights such as colourful Gorgonian sea fans, Staghorn corals, nudibranchs and beautifully sculptured sea sponges. Snorkellers can delight in swimming alongside huge Napoleon Wrasse, Golden Striped Trevally, Bumphead Parrotfish and shoals of Fusiliers. Each village offers a different and unique atmosphere. Tioman's verdant greenery is home to a splendid variety of plants and small animals, including butterflies, monitor lizards, deer and monkeys. Its flora and fauna have been featured in National Geographic's documentaries.The island's granite formations make for excellent rock-climbing expeditions. The more adventurous can attempt to scale the sheer cliff face of the legendary Gunung Nenek Semukut or Dragons Horns.

Due to this, we are comparing for the best package between Pulau Tioman and Pulau Redang and which one offers the best price that every one of us can afford to pay it, transportation to get there, included the accommodations, outdoor and indoor activities.

3.1    Criteria
There are certain criteria that have been taken into consideration in comparing the tropical island of Pulau Tioman and Pulau Redang. There are the journeys and duration, prices/costs overall, transportation to get there, the accommodations, facilities and also the outdoor and indoor activities.
3.2    Detailed breakdown on every criterion

3.2.1. Journey and duration is safe and take less than 12 hours:

The journey to Redang Island which indicates about 650 km journey, takes about 6-7 hours drive from Malacca to the Merang, Terengganu. While from Merang to Pulau Redang, it takes approximation 50 minutes by boats and ferries. The journey to Tioman Island which indicates about 650 km journey, takes about 4-5 hours from Melaka to Mersing, Johor. While from Mersing to Pulau Tioman take approximation 1 hour 20mins by boats and ferries. Based on both comparisons, Tioman has the safe and fewer hours are taken to reach rather than Redang because Tioman is nearer to Melaka.

Distance from Melaka
Approximately about 650 km
Approximately about 380 km
Duration from Melaka to mainland jetty
6-7 hours
4-5 hours 
Duration from mainland jetty to island jetty
50 minutes
1 hour 20mins
Table 1: Distance and Duration

3.2.2 Cost most not exceed RM 350 per person budget limit:
The base cost to get to the jetty depends on the distance the mainland jetty from Melaka. The base cost includes bus express service and food and beverages during the journey. Transportation that provide by Transnational bus only cost RM 43.10 from Melaka to Terengganu, while RM 19.40 from Melaka to Mersing. It is clearly stated that Tioman has the lowest base cost.
 The most suitable transportation to get to the island is by boats and ferries. Thus, for Redang Island from Merang or Kuala Terengganu by boats and ferries that operated by the resorts cost about RM 40 to RM50 per way. So it cost about RM 100 per two-way. While Tioman Island from Mersing Jetty by ferries that operated by BluewaterExpress, it cost about RM 20 to RM35 per way. So it cost about RM 70 per two-way.  Within this comparison, it shows that Tioman has the lowest cost for a budget holiday.
For both island, a marine park fee is charged on all visitors and tourist. No matter which way you choose to arrive whether by water transportation or air, the fee can be arranged directly with resorts. For both of Redang and Tioman, RM 5 is charged.
The accommodations for both islands are the best. But we are searching the best for our costumer within their demand. We have chosen the best resort with budget range that demand by our costumer. Resort price for Redang Island vacation is RM 116 per person. While for Tioman Island vacation is RM 100 per person. Both resorts provide room of three which is the best room for student holiday and they also include services for tourist.
Base cost
RM 45 per way
RM 90 per two way
RM 22 per way
RM 44 per two way

RM 40 to RM50 per way
RM 100 per two-way
RM 20 to RM35 per way
RM 70 per two-way
Entrance Fee

RM 5
RM 5
RM 348.00 per room of 3
So its RM 116 per person
RM 300.00 per room of 3
 So its RM 100 per person

RM 311
RM 219
Table 2: Cost Option
In this page we will discuss about the accommodations, facilities and indoors outdoors activity based on the Salang Beach Resort, Tioman Island and also Redang Bay Resort, Redang Island.
3.3.3 Accommodations provided
Salang Beach Resort, Tioman Island
The Salang Beach Resort is located towards the north of Salang Village. At the edge of the slightly rocky beach, the wooden chalets are all clustered around a garden that is dotted with picnic tables and gazebos and has hammocks tied between palm trees. Built in “kampung” (village) style, all chalets have an attached bathroom and some have a beautiful view of the sea. This 3 days 2 nights package per person including:
·         2 way boat transfer
·         2 night accommodation
·         Meals as specified (2 breakfasts / 1 lunch/ 2 dinners)
·         1 day sightseeing tour (sea sports equipment not included)
·         2 snorkeling trips
·         Additional breakfast at RM 9.00/person
·         A surcharge of Public Holiday : RM 30.00/room /night

Redang Bay Resort , Redang Island
Redang Bay Resort is a unique island holiday resort dedicated to explore the beach and sand of Redang . This resort has 65 comfortable air-conditioned rooms, ranging from Chalet to Standard and Economy with attached bathroom and fresh water throughout the day. This 3 days 2 nights package including:
·           Ferry or boat transfer from Shahbandar Jetty or Merang Jetty ↔ Redang Island
·           2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 afternoon teas, 1 dinner, 1 BBQ
·           3 snorkeling trips
·           2 night accommodation
·           A surcharge Public Holiday RM80.00/room/night

Salang Beach Resort, Tioman Island
Redang Bay Resort, Redang Island
Twin Sharing
Triple Sharing
RM 310.00
RM 300.00
RM 358.00
Table 3: The summary of the accommodations for both resorts
3.3.4 Facilities provided
Various facilities provided at both of the resort will increase the attractiveness and it is necessary to attract tourists to stay in a resort. Table 2 below shows the summary of the facilities for both resorts:

Salang Beach Resort, Tioman Island
·         Restaurant
·         Snorkeling/ Snorkeling trips / round island boat trips
·         Boat service
·         TV room
·         Beach volleyball
·         Mini market
·         Dive Centre
·         Safe box
·         Email service
·         Laundry
·         Spa

Redang Bay Resort, Redang Island
·         Swimming Pool
·         Karaoke Lounge
·         Mini Cineplex
·         Laundry
·         Safe deposit boxes
·         Foreign currency exchange
·         Ferry services
·         Parcel and postal services
·         Gift shop
Table 4: Facilities provided
3.3.5 Indoors and Outdoors Activities
Indoors and outdoors activities that have been provided on these two islands have their own advantages and also interesting characteristic. One of the reason is because the outdoors  activity for example, available to create some kind of experience for a student having fun in a different ways while bringing them closer to the beauty of flora and fauna located in both of the island. Besides that, there are plenty of indoor activity provide at the resort to attract the visitors.



Salang Beach Resort, Tioman Island
·         Spa
·         Duty-free shopping
·         Tennis
·         Swimming pool
·         Games room
·         Gymnasium

·         Rock climbing
·         Round Island Tour
·         Scuba Diving
·         Snorkeling
·         Rock climbing
·         Waterfalls       
·         Jungle trekking
·         Golfing           
Redang Bay Resort, Redang Island
·         Golf course
·         Tennis
·         Swimming pool
·         Games room
·         Gymnasium
·         Indoor Board Games
·          Internet Room
·          Archery
·         snorkeling
·          sailing
·          Windsurfing
·          Canoeing
·         deep sea fishing
·         Jungle trekking
·         Tours around the island
·         Non-Motorized Water Sports
·         Sunset Cruise

Table 5 : Indoor and Outdoor Activities


4.1    Conclusion

Both Islands provide same attraction and satisfaction for tourists. But we are recommending the most suitable place for students’ vacation. Based on a few guided criteria, we managed to recommend the best place and affordable for student. Throughout this report, we can guarantee that if student choose what we have recommended they will have the best vacation ever.

4.2    Recommendation

We recommend Tioman Island as a place for students to spend on holiday, which meets all our criteria. More importantly Tioman Island  Tioman has the safe and fewer hours are taken to reach rather than Redang because Tioman is nearer to Melaka which approximately 380km. Besides that, Tioman Island offers the budget that is not exceeded than RM 35O which is quite affordable for students. In Tioman Island, there have a Salang Beach Resort that offers extra activities rather than Redang Bay Resort,Pulau Redang. Moreover, Salang Beach Resort provides way much of facilities which is very comfortable. Both Islands gives full entertainment of outdoor and indoor activities. But, Redang Bay Resort offers more activities. So, based on the criterion stated above, we would like to recommend Tioman Island as the most suitable place for student to spend on their holiday. If this recommendation receives your approval, we will manage your trip to Tioman Island on your demand.