A story from a friend who has visited the island and the excitement of our lecturer who is doing a study on it inspired us. It was a bit of a distance of course, but somehow we were lucky because FINAS gave it's permission and it's bus! They even accompany us to get some footage for themselves! Therefore, this entry will be extremely long. I wanted to share with you our day journey and some “unseen existence” that we managed to capture in one of the picture.
(updated 27 June 2010 (sorry, i forgot to update it last year) -
Before end of the year (of 2008), I wrote a documentary script for this island from a historical and mythical angle (the script includes re-enactment and CGI) and submit to FINAS 2008 scriptwriting competition. I titled it "Semangat Pulau Besar" (The Spirit of Pulau Besar). Guess what, I won the consolation prize (top 6)! I received RM 2,000 for the prize, (alhamdulillah). The script is still with me. I only want to sell it to serious buyer who wanted to produce the documentary and don't mind additional time to do more research. (will Nat Geo be interested?). Anyway, I WILL NOT entertain "Can I see your copy first? I can help you sell the scripts to producers" kind of questions. Preferably no middle man who has the habit to disappear (from bad experience) . I'm not profit driven but I wanted the island to be documented for our future generation to have a glimpse of what it was last time. Thanks for understanding.
Pulau Besar is a island with strange people and unseen forces.
PULAU BESAR :
The island is located off the coast of Bandar Hilir, Malacca. It is about 170 hectares in size. The island looks like a pregnant woman lying down which was also the myth on how the island came to be.
TRADE STOP CENTRE About 600 years ago Pulau Besar is a trade stop centre for traders from India, China, Arab and far beyond. Traders get rations and everything they need to continue their journey. Some anchored their ships here while waiting for their turn for the busy Malacca port. At one time, there were about 84 languages spoken in the island. The island was bustling with activities. Village people bartered their goods with the traders.
ISLAMIC CENTRE It was also during this time that a group of Muslims from the Arab arrived and made the island as their base to preach Islam. There were 43 of them, 3 of them are women. The leader is Sheikh Ismail who was said to dream of The Prophet Muhammad SAW requesting him to spread the religion in south East Asia or nusantara. According to the history of Islam in this region, Sheikh Ismail was believed to convert Merah Silu, king of Samudra-Pasai into a Muslim circa 11th century. The king took on the name Sultan Malikul Salleh after the conversion. Pulau Besar became the centre for religious study. Sheikh Ismail is very much respected as the revered muslim leader. He died on the island and is buried here. Followers honored him the name Sultan Ariffin Sheikh Ismail and named him as one of the “Wali Allah” (Allah Saints).
SELF DEFENCE CENTRE
Pulau Besar also became the learning centre for silat, a local self defence art. Warriors and brave men frequented the island to learn, meditate, teach and test each other out. Some distinguished figures are Datok Janggut, Datok Putih and Panglima Lidah Hitam. Their tombs are also on the island.
Actually, the island is full of tombs! Most of them are unknown.
OUR VISIT It takes about 2 hour journey from KL to Melaka.
We reached Umbai port.
And took on a boat for a 10 minutes journey to the island.
The 10 minutes rides was bumpy. It excites some of us and scares the rest.
The island from a distance.
Another distance angle.
Nearing the island, a white sandy beach awaits. The island looks beautiful and yet there is a gloom that hangs in the air. Or maybe it's just the weather of the day.
They were some beautiful rocks.
The boat stops at the beach instead of the jetty. Maybe its easier and nearer to the centre of the island.
A shot I took on my walk to the centre of the island.
A reminder from Islamic Council of Malacca on worshipping activities on the island. Despite all the effort of the council you can still see joss sticks lying around in 'sacred' places including the tombs.
It was about to rain when I took the picture. The road led to the tomb complex of Sultan Ariffeen Sheikh Ismail. Notice the green flag? Isn't that Pakistan's flag? Why is it here? I wonder that too.
Coincidently, a lot of Indian Muslims visited the island to pay respect to the tombs of 'Wali Allah' here. Some told us that the Sultan Ariffeen Sheikh Ismail is the direct descendants of Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jilani , the founder of Qadariyyah tariqah. Are they followers of the tariqah? Good question again.
The island does not have locals. Or at least that was claimed by a 'long term outsider' like En Ibrahim (holding the walking stick). They came from many places to find solace, self, religion, luck, power...the mission varies. You don’t see women around. It’s a man island or at least at this part of the island. Some says that the locals and the aborigines stays in the other side of the island and refused to mingle with the outsiders due to some factors only known to them. Why? Another good question which answers I can only give if I can meet them. Or are they also a myth?
There were some tents along the beach for rent. One of it however is occupied by Shakir, the man in the kopiah sitting in the background. He has been staying here for a few years. He said he has the cure to AIDS and CANCER and sells some medicine and offer alternative medication. He is an Indian Muslim.
Shakir’s camp. The island has no electricity. Notice the fat candle in the camp?
This tomb was earlier referred as Sharifah Rodziah's but the saint who was buried here is actually Syarifah Habsah. She’s the daughter of Sultan Ariffeen Sheikh Ismail and her sister Sharifah Rodziah is actually buried in Pekan Melaka. Anyway, people come here to find blessing for marriage and a life partner. Some pray and some brought flowers for the asking. The girl in the picture is not asking for blessing for a husband. She was just a model for our O/S (over shoulder) shot. ;)
Notice that the tomb is extremely long for a normal person. Well, this is not because she’s huge. Her tomb was built in such a way to heightened her saintly status. Note: This is not a usual practise by sunni Muslims.
It was raining heavily and we seek shelter in the surau.En Rambli has been staying here for 14 years. He’s the imam of the only surau in the island. The surau is next to the tomb of Sultan Ariffeen Sheikh Ismail. He came from Rawang and used to work in Goodyear Malaysia before he retires and decided to spends his time here.
A well in the surau.
Some cats I can’t resist taking pics of in the surau.
Tomb of Syed Sadat Sultanul Ariffeen Al-Sheikh Al-Syed Ismail (original name is Sheikh Ismail), Al Sheikh Al Syed Ibrahim Ibnu Abdul Kadir and their teacher, Al Sheikh Yusof As- Siddiq. The lengthy names are status given to them by their followers after they died. There are a few tombs in the complex. It’s no longer open for public viewing because of previously heavy worshipping activities. Visitors can sit around in the compound to recite quran as a gift to arwah. Usually they came with a certain request. The requesters insisted that their practise does not have any conflict with Islam. To a question, why do we need to pray to a tomb in order for our prayers to be fulfilled by Allah SWT when we can ask directly to HIM, their answer is : "There is nothing wrong on what we are doing. We pray (doa) to Allah SWT but asking the spirit of “Wali Allah” who is loved by HIM, to bless our doa (aminkan doa kami)."
New info: It is believed the revered Sheikh Ismail is also the teacher of Sunan Giri, one of the Woli Songo (Nine Saints).
One end of Sultan Ariffeen Sheikh Ismail’s tomb.
The other end of the tomb.
A few other tombs next to his.
A chandelier inside the tomb. Unfortunately there is no electricity. I’m not sure if they use a generator to light the chandelier.
A small tomb outside the complex. Probably of a child.
Another tomb outside the complex. The place is scattered with tombs.
And this is just the beginning.
TO BE CONTINUED..... (more pics and weird stories). Need more time to resize the rest of the pics (including the one with 'weird existence'). Tunggu.....! ;)
15 Nov 2008 - okay, here goes second part of the trip. Thank you for your patience. :)
After the rain stops we continue our journey...
A flying bird caught between two trees and two islands.
Parts of the beach in Pulau Besar are of white sands and the rest are of rocks. From the Surau we walked to the right towards the Tombs of 7. Contrary to what I have heard before, the beach is pretty clean and I’m impressed.
MAKAM 7 BERADIK/ TOMB OF SEVEN SIBLINGS
(sorry, some of the images are of lesser quality because they are stills from my video recording)
This is the Tomb of 7 Siblings ie Makam 7 Beradik. There are no fancy marble complex for them. Their tombs are only marked by rectangular threads and block of small rocks.
These tombs are of 7 sisters who were left by their father in an undergound tunnel during some war for their safety. However, the tunnel collapsed when a bomb was dropped on it and the sisters died.
These tombs are of 7 princesses from India who was struck by an epidemic while visiting the island and were buried here.
These tombs are of 7 warriors (men) who learn silat together with the same teacher (in malay we called them ‘sahabat seperguruan’) and probably died together during some war or fighting.
No one knows for sure. No one (at least not the one we met) is able to tell the actual story and the
tombstone does not have any information on them. Anyway, around end of 90s, the tombs were dug out by the developer of Marina Resort and moved to a different location. The bones are lumped in one tomb. Marina Resort was built on top of the original location. Many strange things happens. And not long after the bones were dug out again and was re-buried in separate tombs by some concern people. If anyone know the real story please feel free to explain and I’ll update it here.
One of the unique thing about Pulau Besar is you get free food everyday! 4 times a day the Wakaf Masak 7 Beradik will prepare food for everyone on the island. Somehow the supply of food never diminishes. Donation from visitors came pouring consistently. It is a norm to receive rice and other rations as donations. Sometimes people who came here to fulfil their ‘nazar’ or their own promise when their wishes are fulfilled brought lamb to be enjoyed by everyone.
Curry and papedom is the usual dishes. The Indian Muslim standing on the left is the cook. Some Indian Muslim from far beyond also sponsored the welfare of the island (especially for the well being of the tombs of "Wali-wali Allah" (Allah Saints).
Just after the Wakaf Makan 7 Beradik we found some wood craft for sale. Peculiar shapes though.
We walked further and was surprised to find 18 holes golf course. Our destination is actually at the far right end, Makam Nenek Kebayan. (Tomb of Nenek Kebayan)
MAKAM NENEK KEBAYAN/ TOMB OF NENEK KEBAYAN
The story of this tomb is pretty plain. It was said that this is the tomb of an old clever woman who makes medicine from herbs and flowers. Some named her as Nenek Siti Fatimah. (which I doubt the real name). The tomb located at the end of the golf course and bordering a thick dense virgin forest.
As I promised, there were some weird existence that we managed to capture in the camera. The images was taken by a Sony DSLR A200 camera by one of the participants of our workshop (not my camera). It captures images of 10 megapixels. The camera took sharp images of the rest of the journey however something is confusing the camera auto metering here.
Notice the different? No? Ok, here the same pic again but with circle markings.
The image is open for your intrepretation. But we can’t figure out why the metering is not consistent on those spots. By the way, the lens are clean and the picture is taken in the bright afternoon.
I have more below. Judge yourselves. I have the originals. If you want to do a post mortem on it just mail me :
The shot with the lady smiling is taken by me. The camera is hers. I have another shot of the same angle (below pic), just a few seconds different.
The ‘fog’ seems to move.
The lady claims that during the walks to Batu Belah (later in the journey) she felt someone is following and watching her. The night after our trip, she woke up in her dream and realized she was at Perigi Bunian.
I find it extremely interesting that in recent time more and more existence of beings from other dimension are captured with digital equipment. I have seen shadows and strange lights captured in films during shooting for TV productions. Usually we noticed them during the editing or post production stage.
A small split rock (batu belah) near the Tomb of Nenek Kebayan. I wonder what type of force can cause a clean split like that? I don’t think the factor is geological. Legends? Probably similar like The Batu Belah on top of the island.
We walked some more and a beautiful sight awaits. We took pictures on the golf course and got scolded by a guard on a motorbike.
What a 5 star resort doing on a sacred Island? Beautiful 10 blocks of 5 storey exclusive apartments.
Designed by a Spanish architect. Cost millions.
Now deserted. The resort operated for a few years before it closed down for good. However the place is still maintained by its current owner.
Stories: It was the development of this resort that caused the relocation of Tomb of 7 Siblings. It was said the resort was built on top one of the biggest village of the Bunian people (unseen people). Coincidently after the construction Melaka went though a terrible drought in 1991 that dried up even the Durian Tunggal dam. Many said it was from the wrath of the ‘unseen’ in the island. It was said there were no respect of the island and its sacred background. Relocation of tombs were not done ‘properly’ and the ‘unseen people’ were obviously unhappy. There are incidents of a tractor that explode and a worker that died because of a fallen beam during construction (appeared in New
Strait Times), the dead worker was also found drinking alcohol at the time. Not to mention mysterious sightings of ‘unseen people’. Despite the disturbance the resort completed. However, with tourism came negative activities – alcohols, sex the list goes on. After operating for a few years the resort closed down when visitor starts diminishing. Other versions are welcome. Let me know. :)
What a pity. Part of Marina Resort. Another white elephant. Was it bad research and execution of the state government or the challenge of ‘unseen resistance’ which determines the island’s fate against any kind of development? There is no electricity on the island by the way. The resort operated with generator.
PERIGI BUNIAN/ PERIGI SERATUS/ TELAGA AIR TAWAR
Just steps away from the beach is this well. The water in the well is fresh. Some said during high tide the water would be saline. Legends claims the well never dried up. I’ve tasted the water and it’s so much tastier than our bottled mineral water. We took bottles of it. Deep in the well you can see coins thrown by some well wishers. I’m not into well wishing but looking at the number of coins in there, many people are.
For those who wish to have a bath you can do so if you like. The well is covered with plastics wall. When we arrive some men, probably temporary island dwellers too was having their bath.
TASIK BUNIAN / LAKE BUNIAN
The lake is pretty close to the sea but the water is fresh.
The cliché story : The lake is where princesses of kayangan/ bunian / fairies came down to bath.
There is a serene feeling about the lake though the peacefulness is heavily laced with mysterious sense.
OLD FORTRESS / KUBU LAMA It’s an old fortress near the sea. Perhaps during Portuguese time, perhaps earlier than that or maybe even later. Enlightened me if you know the story.
Be prepared to wear comfortable clothes for trekking.
In the picture, our lecturer, En Zainuddin Kechik led the way. He also teaches in ASWARA, Universiti Malaya and Kolej Yayasan Melaka. En Zainuddin won an international award in 1981 York Film Festival for Potstory, his documentary done while studying in Film and TV Institute India. The documentary is categorized as symphony documentary. It uses music instead of a narrator to tell the story. Trivia : They used sateen cloth to surround the subjects in order to get a beautiful shine from their dark coarse skin in the video. We need to climb in some places.
And walking uphill is really a challenge if you don’t exercise regularly. ;)
But what we found is always worth the climb. For example, this view of the golf course and the sea beyond. It's breathtaking.
We also climbed these dark, narrow route to top of the island to see Batu Belah.
BATU BELAH/ SPLIT ROCK
On the highest platform of the island we found a huge rock with a split in the middle. The
legend has it that Panglima Lidah Hitam (Black Tongue Warrior), in an effort to show off his strength to his peers uses his tongue to crack the boulder open. Perhaps in spiritual way (batin). Maybe he is also the caused for the smaller batu belah near Nenek Kebayan Tomb.
There is an open shelter set by some visitors who makes it a practise to recite quranic verses as a gift to spirits of (I am not sure what spirit actually here because this is not even Panglima Lidah’s Hitam tomb!), some came for nazar (to pledge personal promises in order to get help in fulfillment
of all sort of wishes) and some came to get good luck, ong or inspiration for 4D / nombor ekor. I didn’t have the picture but in many places in the island you can see yellow cloths. As we understand cloth of that colour is used in rituals that involves spirit of the other realms.
SNAKE HOLE/ KERAMAT ULAR
Below the black cover is a hole. A huge snake is believed to live in there. The snake is as huge as
a human! Notice the yellow cloth, jossticks and red colored paints on the rocks. (I wonder if the color red from blood of god knows what animal?! ) Some people sacrifices animals too.
Desperate people sells their souls easily.
POKOK KEMENYAN/ KEMENYAN TREE
This tree must be hundreds years of age. The embers from the tree gives the nice smell of fragrant kemenyan when you light it up with a lighter.
LIZARD LAKE/ TASIK BIAWAK
On the way back we passed this lake. You can find komododragon here. (sorry I can't really verify it species - maybe its not komodo but it's big) . In fact we caught one lazying around. The dragon is in the middle of the picture. Notice another piece of yellow cloth on the left of the picture? Worshipping activities is done here as well!
SKULL ROCK / BATU TENGKORAK
In the middle of the lake is a rock that shaped like a skull. We can’t get a good picture because of the tree. The skull rock is on the left. The yellow cloth you saw from the komodo dragon picture is next to it.
We are already near the end of the journey. We walked back to the beach and visited the last tombs. We missed some places but we only have a few hours so these are as much as we can do with the constraints of time.
MAKAM DATOK PUTIH/ TOMB OF DATOK PUTIH
A tomb of ancient warrior. Occasionally disgraced with jossticks and worshipping activities like the rest of the other tombs. Again the exaggerating of the length to highlight 'keramat' status.
MAKAM DATOK JANGGUT/ TOMB OF DATOK JANGGUT Another tomb a great warrior of similar level, Datok Janggut. The tomb of both warriors are rebuilt with concrete from donation of the late Mr Teoh Boon Hin, 31 years ago as noted in the plaque below.
It’s interesting to wonder why a chinese man would want to take care of an ancient muslim warrior’s tomb? Stories says as the visitors of the island are mix of race and religions, people who came here with wishes regardless of their background will come back to thank the ‘keramat’ (holy saints) that has ‘helped’ them fulfill their wishes.
The plaque says …
KHAIRAT DARIPADA MENDIANG TEOH BOON HIN
KEPADA ALLAYARHUM DATOK JANGGUT ACHEH
MAKAM DATOK PUTEH PULAU BESAR, PERNU, MELAKA
THE LATE MR TEOH BOON HIN, BANDA HILIR, MALACCA
KEPADA ALLAYARHUM DATOK JANGGUT ACHEH
MAKAM DATOK PUTEH PULAU BESAR, PERNU, MELAKA
THE LATE MR TEOH BOON HIN, BANDA HILIR, MALACCA
Interestingly, a recently married chinese couple arrived when we were about to leave. One of us managed to ask them why they came here. And they delightedly answer, they wanted a blessing or ‘ONG’ to start their new life. Hmm…maybe one of them came here to wish for a life partner from the ‘keramat’ before?
Not far from those two warrior tombs you can find this small surau. I thought it resembles a mini chapel but the people there insist it was built as a surau from the beginning. The kiblat is correct though. It can fit one or two person.
Another yellow cloth seen behind the surau.
Until here, my one day visits end. I did not have enough time to visit the meditation Cave of Yunus, the area of Bunian (unseen people) Village and a few more places. If you have visited more places there and want me to share the picture with interested people from all over the world (because this specific blog entry received hundreds of visitor a day from various countries believe it or not! - also the reason why I didn't close this personal blog even when I have the intention to... :P)
Waiting for our boat to take us home. Thank you En Zolkifli (most left), Assistant Director for Training, FINAS for the support to make this ad hoc visit a success!
p.s. Seriusnya En Zul, penat ye? Takpe...kejap lagi makan ikan bakar! :)
Bot kami tiba. Kunjungan kami tamat di sini.
Namun hati ini berat mengenangkan nasib Pulau Besar. Ke manakah hala tujunya? Sebuah pulau yang penuh dengan kisah dan sejarah, mitos dan legenda, dicemari dengan manusia yang mementingkan diri.
Kompleks pelancongan moden dan chalet-chalet terbiar tanpa penghuni. Pulau indah ini seakan 'mati'. Pembangunan yang melalui pelbagai halangan, 'halus' dan kasar menyukarkan usaha kerajaan negeri atau pemilik resort dan chalet untuk mengaut keuntungan. Sektor pelancongan yang diharapkan membawa rezeki berlipat ganda hanya tinggal angan-angan semata-mata.
Perlukah pembangunan sebegitu untuk pulau istimewa ini? Terbaru, berita di New Strait Times 1 Nov 2008 mengatakan Pulau Besar bakal menjadi pusat simpanan minyak terbesar pada tahun 2010. Gagal menjadikan ianya pusat pelancongan kini pulau ini mahu dijadikan pusat simpan minyak pula.
Bukankah lebih baik jika pulau ini dijadikan pusat belajar agama. Jika benarlah Sheikh Ismail antara pendakwah terawal yang menyebarkan agama Islam di nusantara apa salahnya jika kita menghormati dan mengamplifikasikan peranan arwah dalam agama Islam? Daripada terbiarnya resort mewah begitu sahaja, apa kata kita tukarkan ia menjadi sebuah pusat tahfiz misalnya? Sedangkan sekarang pun ramai ke sana untuk mendalami ilmu agama atau bermeditasi mencari diri. Jika ada pusat belajar agama yang lebih sempurna tentunya lebih baik. Perkara-perkara yang memesongkan akidah juga boleh dibendung dengan lebih baik.
Meskipun MAIM (Majlis Agama Islam Melaka) sudah menjalankan tugasnya (dulu lebih banyak aktiviti memuja-muja ini) namun ketiadaan penduduk tetap membuka ruang pencemaran. Penduduk sementara yang datang dan pergi tidak boleh disandarkan tanggungjawab menjaga pulau kerana mereka juga seorang pencari.
Ada buku yang mengisahkan pulau ini, 'Kemisterian Pulau Besar" tulisan Ana Faqir. Banyak maklumat boleh didapati darinya namun penulisannya banyak berfokus kepada ajaran sufisma islam di nusantara ini serta kisah wali-wali seperti Wali Songo. Saya kira perlu sebuah lagi buku yang menceritakan perihal sejarah pulau ini tanpa condongan ke mana-mana pemikiran agama. Buku yang ditulis daripada perspektif sejarah dan fakta secara umum. Sebagai buku rujukan, supaya generasi masa depan celik sejarah.
Buat ketika ini jika kamu berminat bolehlah kamu lawati Pulau Besar ini. Atau boleh juga menyertai aktiviti yang dijalankan, kebetulan bulan ini seperti di bawah :
PAMERAN MENYINGKAP SEJARAH DAN MISTERI PULAU BESAR, MELAKA Keunikan…Warisan Insan dan Alam
Tarikh : 1 November 2008 hingga 4 Januari 2009
Masa Pameran : 9.00 pagi – 5.30 petang
Tempat Pameran : Balai Syed Syeikh Al-Hadi, Bastion House
(bersebelahan Kota A’Famosa)
Anjuran : Perbadanan Muzium Melaka (PERZIM)
Kompleks Warisan Melaka, Jalan Kota, 75000, Melaka
Tel : 06-2826526, 2811289 Faks : 06-2826745
Dirasmikan oleh YAB Ketua Menteri Melaka
Dewan PERZIM, Jalan Kota, Melaka
17.11.2008 Pengisahan Pulau Besar
‘Sultan Al-Arifin Syeikh Ismail r.a Dalam Ingatan
Dewan PERZIM, Jalan Kota, Melaka
1.12.2008 - Pertandingan Sayembara Puisi Sufi
Dewan PERZIM, Jalan Kota, Melaka
Setiap Isnin - Jumaat sepanjang pameran Balai Syed Syeikh Al-Hadi, Bastion House, Jalan Kota
(3.00 petang – 5.00 petang)
Khidmat Perundingan Mengenal Rahsia Diri Menerusi Rahsia Angka (Numerology)
Sepanjang masa pameran bertempat di Balai Syed Syeikh Al-Hadi, Bastion House, Jalan Kota
Tayangan Video Ilmiah keluaran Harun Yahya – saintis dan metafizik dari Turki
- Keajaiban Al-Quran
- Penciptaan Alam Semesta
- Keruntuhan Atheisma
- Al-Quran Menjawab Tentangan
- Keajaiban Alam Sel
- Perjalanan ke Akhirat
- Pesona Dunia Semut
- Penyamaran Perilaku Cerdas Satwa
- Pesona Burung-burung
- Al-Quran Petujnuk Jalan
- Teknologi Di Alam Semesta
- Sejarah Sunan Kalijaga (Wali Songo)
- Muzik Sufi ‘Kiai Kanjeng Greets England
- Muzik Sufi
Menjejaki Sejarah dan Misteri Pulau Besar bersama Ustaz Ana Fakir (penulis buku Kemisterian Pulau Besar)
22 dan 23 November 2008
13 dan 14 Disember 2008
27 dan 28 Disember 2008
2.00 ptg – Bertolak menaiki feri ke Pulau Besar
2.30 ptg – Sampai ke Jeti Pulau Besar
Menziarahi Makam Sultan Al-Arifin Syeikh Ismail r.a
3.00 ptg – Rehat/Aktiviti Bebas
4.30 ptg – Solat Asar di Madrasah
4.45 ptg – Menjejaki Sejarah dan Misteri Pulau Besar
1. Batu Belah
2. Tasik Biawak
3. Batu Tengkorak
4. Makam Tok Janggut
5. Makam Syarifah Rodziah
6. Perigi Kaki Pulau
7. Tapak Kaki Sultan Al-Arifin
8. Makam Nisan Satu
9. Makam Tok Putih
7.00 ptg – Solat maghrib dan Isya’
10.00 mlm – Kulliyah dan Qiamullail di Madrasah
12.00 mlm – Jamuan Ringan
12.30 mlm – Meditasi di Gua Yunus
3.00 mlm – Rehat/ Aktiviti bebas
5.00 pagi– Solat Subuh dan Kulliyah
7.30 pagi– Minum Pagi
8.30 pagi– Gotong Royong Sekitar Kompleks Pemakaman
10.00 pagi– Menjejaki Sejarah dan Misteri Pulau Besar
1. Makam Tujuh Beradik
2. Keramat Tempayan Pecah
3. Keramat Ular
4. Istana Bunian
5. Perkampungan Bunian
6. Tasik Bunian
7. Telaga Masin Tawar
8. Makam Nenek Kebayan
9. Makam Seribu
1.30 ptg – Solat Zuhur
3.00 ptg – Bertolak ke Jeti Anjung Batu, Umbai
3.30 ptg – Bersurai
*Setiap peserta dikenakan bayaran RM 130.00 seorang. Makanan serta minuman disediakan. Peserta dikehendaki menyediakan sendiri peralatan yang sesuai untuk program ini
P.S: Jika kamu lebih suka sesuatu yang dijalankan dengan masa sendiri, kos ke Pulau Besar murah sahaja. RM 50 pun boleh sampai. Bawak khemah sendiri kalau nak tidur di sana, ada berani ke? ;)
Oh ya, Bengkel Penulisan Skrip Dokumentari FINAS itu disudahi dengan persembahan/pitching skrip yang telah dihasilkan dari lawatan. Saya dan pasangan penulisan, Sharina mempersembahkan skrip dokumentari kami, 'PULAU MATI'. Meskipun tajuknya agak kontroversi namun setelah mendengari isinya ramai yang mengerti sudut yang kami papari.
Ok...cukup panjang dah entri ini. Apapun, saya akan terus update jika ada maklumat baru mengenai Pulau Besar. Jika anda mahu menambah informasinya, di alu-alukan.