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ksj_cool
01-06-2006, 12:04 PM
It's school holidays and as usual parents are busy planing holidays. Is it safe to go the beach, now that a earthquake has just taken place in Jawa?

tupai
01-06-2006, 12:09 PM
huh?

metink its safer in midvalley shopping mall. got free aircon sumore...go weekend and get free food samples...

ksj_cool
01-06-2006, 12:13 PM
hey tupai, maybe up the tree would be better place...hehee

isarahim
01-06-2006, 01:35 PM
metink its safer in midvalley shopping mall. got free aircon sumore...go weekend and get free food samples...

It might be safe for earthquakes, but it's mentally and emotionally deleterious.

burntan
01-06-2006, 01:39 PM
Go to East Coast lah.... Cherating is anytime better than P.D.

janelim
01-06-2006, 04:45 PM
Just went to Cherating last week for 3 days with my gfs.
We had treasure hunt along the way and we came back in one piece.

:)

Jose Mourinho
01-06-2006, 04:50 PM
It's school holidays and as usual parents are busy planing holidays. Is it safe to go the beach, now that a earthquake has just taken place in Jawa?

Cool. Go and enjoy yourself. I always believe that when your time is up, it is up. Heard of the true case of a Brit who was rescued from Phuket when tsunami struck and then he died three days later when doing rock-climbing in Singapore? What are the chances of soldiers not returning from a war? There was also a reported case of a Brit who survived the Second World War and was hit by a bus and died when crossing a street in London two weeks after the war.

:)

Atomic Fire
01-06-2006, 08:43 PM
Guys, tomorrow I will be going to PD (with my family and another family) to have a short break b4 stress breaks us up. We are staying in a holiday apartment facing the beach there. Will appreciate very much if anyone from this forum who knows my contact to pls sms me if u happened to receive any advanced information about a pending tsunami should there be any further quakes in this region.

Thanks and lets pray that everything will be fine. :)

wufei
01-06-2006, 08:59 PM
Woiiiii goto Cherating. I can guarantee you come back in 1 piece.....because my family all in Kuantan....PD???NONO....Cherating is 10X better than PD. Try east coast, South China Sea is definately better than Straits Of Melaka

Atomic Fire
01-06-2006, 09:12 PM
How i wish i can afford to go to Cherating lar.. but with the constant hike in petrol prices, toll and everything else also rising except my salary, what to do, PD is the most affordable one lar.. :o

donkey
01-06-2006, 11:14 PM
go to Club Med la.....nice but expensive. Plenty of activities and things to see. Hmmm...me planning to there. Hopefully the pirates won't come and me ask for ang pow...kekeke

sinleong
02-06-2006, 03:21 AM
hi,
i have sailed off the sea at PD and east coast in Kuantan. unlike in europe, one thing i noticed about our sea current, it can get very very strong. sometimes even sail boats get swept away and need to approach shallow waters to sail back. takes a long time. i advice you not to swim too far away from the beach because the deeper the water, the faster the current. and always swim in a bay area. and do not swim if the wave if taller than you or if u see signs of strong currents i.e. changing tide

USJ27Resident
02-06-2006, 03:41 AM
hi,
i have sailed off the sea at PD and east coast in Kuantan. unlike in europe, one thing i noticed about our sea current, it can get very very strong. sometimes even sail boats get swept away and need to approach shallow waters to sail back. takes a long time. i advice you not to swim too far away from the beach because the deeper the water, the faster the current. and always swim in a bay area. and do not swim if the wave if taller than you or if u see signs of strong currents i.e. changing tide

not true... Telok Cempedak is a typical bay area.. and lots of other places too... danger/problem lies with the undercurrents and rip tides.. complicated with different water depths caused by various sandbanks...

Whether good swimmer or not, one must be sure (familiar) with the area before swimming there... always have lifeguards as a precaution or better still, wear life jackets as added security...

Better to be safe than sorry...

As to ksjcool's question - is our beaches (PD?) safe from the effects from Java & Sumatra... Java is way too south to affect us (see a map) whereas so far, all the siesmic activities are on the west coast or northern coast of sumatra... oso neglibile effects on where you're refering to... I would say... driving to PD (or Cherating, as some has suggested) would pose a higher risk than being on the beaches... :)

sinleong
02-06-2006, 04:07 AM
not true... Telok Cempedak is a typical bay area.. and lots of other places too... danger/problem lies with the undercurrents and rip tides.. complicated with different water depths caused by various sandbanks...


friend, try to swim in an open sea not protected unlike a bay, u will be swept out faster than you can say not true. not to say that a bay area is totally safe, the deeper the water the more risks. in sailing, we all know that to sail against fast current, we need to move into the bay or closer to shore. swimmers would be a lot safer in the bay as with boats.