Monday, July 9, 2012

Tips - To the BEACH!!

assalamualaikum!

so i promised at my perhentian trip post that i'll write up a post about what to wear to the beach.
sorry it took a while!

teehee!

basically it's quite simple. i like to pack light coz to go to perhentian or any other beaches in Malaysia, you will have to take a boat or ferry from a jetty to the island.
so you have to prepare yourselves with bags yang easy to carry and wear comfy clothes. coz you have to climb in and out of the boat/ferry. motip la kan nak pakai high heels and tight dresses and then you have to climb into a speedboat.
i know right.. =\

anyhoots!

from the comments, a lot of you girls have concerns when it comes to doing watersports like snorkeling or simply just swimming in the sea as a hijabi.

i was quite concerned myself..

so, from my first time experience, these are the 10 things you can't go to the beach without!

1. a thin material shawl, i think it's called chiffon. haha! sorry, bad with kain names.
so why thin material shawl? - coz i want it to dry up fast. i prefer shawls but i know some prefer tudung bawal. it's up to your comfort k?

2. inner neck. this you can buy at jalan tar, or online. it's practically at every hijab store too. i wear this for the obvious reason. so that my hair & neck will be covered. biarlah layer lebih, asalkan terjaga. heheee =)

3. long sleeved top, and i was wearing a cotton material top so that it would dry up quickly.

4. harem printed pants coz i don't want my pants to rise up above my ankles and printed because it distracts from making the shape of my legs obvious when the pants is wet. haha! fikir jauh okaaayhhhh! you can buy harem pants at the jetty if you haven't got any, or use track pants which is tight at the ankles. wear what you have je~

5. flats/slippers. i used flats because i forgot to bring my slippers. but really, all you need is one foot wear. coz at the beach, it feels better to just be barefoot. your feet sinks in the sands anyway.


6. PARIO! or kain batik. extremely important because you will need it to wrap yourselves in it when you're still soaking wet. takleh blah kan nak posing posing ngan pario. hahahaa! =p

7. SUNBLOCK!!! this is the other important thing you must have with you at all times!!

ok meh i bagi skin care tips sat nooo~
i recommend Sunplay ni because it has the highest SPF and affordable. SPF stands for 'sun protection factor' and the higher the SPF number, the longer the protection time. look at the ad, Sunplay's sunblock is SPF 130!! apart from protecting the skin from UVA and UVB rays, it can hydrate our skin from the super sun exposure at the beach.

so bring it along with you when you go snorkeling! after snorkel, top up sikit kat muka. my friends and i camtu la. after snorkeling at one point, we top up our sunblock before reaching to our next snorkeling point. alhamdulillah i didn't tan too much! considering the many hours spent in the salt water under the hot blazing sun, i didn't even get sunburnt! =D

girls (and guys?), i hope you make it a habit to wear sunplay sunblock before going out for outdoor activities like snorkeling. Afterall, Sunplay sunblock acts as an anti-ageing agent. definitely a plus!!

fyi, i put on sunblock everytime i go out for outdoor activities like jogging, snorkeling, etc etc.
that's why i look like a 16 year old. *lawak hambar*

check this out! =D



8. swimming suit/tank top/inner wear to wear underneath your top because sometimes our top will move about thus showing off our skin when in the water. i was wearing a long tank top which i tucked in the pants. so bila baju naik naik, tak nampak la badan. =)

9. sunglasses/shades! your eyes need some TLC too you know and apa salahnya nampak over sikit kat beach? AHAKK! =p

10. waterproof bag where you put all your gadgets, sunblock, pario, food, drinks, etc etc. this can be found anywhere on the island. it costs around RM 80 - 100, so bring some money along. but if you don't wanna buy a waterproof bag, just bring a handy bag for you to carry around. i didn't buy mine fyi. i borrowed from my friend. =)

so that's it really.
the reason why i didn't wear a muslimah swimming suit is because i don't want to spend money on something i know i won't wear frequently. bila masa la i nak swim swim kan? so i just wear what i have and make the most of it.
yeah, it's a lot of layers, but that's where our iman is tested isn't it?
so chill la and enjoy the water, the beach, the sand, the ambience!

and wear your sunblock please!!

haha!
hope this helps!
salam =) 

58 comments:

Cik Asma BLuppy said...

ok! noted!
thanks sis maria..;)

nurdani said...

good tips. thanks kak maria!
kena beli sunplay tu sebab jarang pakai sunblock bila keluar

♥DiraSyed♥ said...

terbaekk kak maria :)

mate saya bulat said...

ouhhh. I will follow :D:D:D:D thanx kak ^^

DiyaTheAuthor said...

usefull tips sis.. Anyway untuk inner neck tu mmg sangat betul hihi.. Cuba tgk kat sini.. Inner neck ni special made tau.. Tiba2 iklan.. Hehehe http://www.vivadea.com/2012/05/inner-neck-dhia-batch-1-new-plain-color.html

Hikaru Yui said...

5. flats/slippers. i used flats because i forgot to bring my slippers. but really, all you need is one foot wear. coz at the beach, it feels better to just be barefoot. your feet sinks in the sands anyway.

silalah pakai stokin.. kalau nak buat tapak kaki boleh cari stokin yang ada jari2 tu..

Paradise Gal said...

sangat membantu, terima kasih maria!!! :)

amira halim said...

Seriously pakai sunblock everyday?sorry sy xfhm.sy ni lurus bendul :D

amira halim said...

Seriously pakai sunblock everyday?sorry sy xfhm.sy ni lurus bendul :D

amira halim said...

Seriously pakai sunblock everyday?sorry sy xfhm.sy ni lurus bendul :D

miss AIN said...

thanks kak maria elena zarul for the tips...assalammualaikum...tak jawap dosa law jawap sayang..heeeee

just another ordinary miracle! said...

thanks for the tips. especially how to cover up aurat dekat pantai.

btw, bout sunblock. its been a while i x sapu bila g snorkel except for my last trip. terjoin skali sbb my tengok my other friends sapu on their skin. why? sebab last time i went to redang if im not mistaken, abang boat told me sunblock boleh merosakkan coral. betol ke tak i x tau. u can ask pakcik google. plus the fin (kaki itik) tu pon patut nya x yah bagi rent kat tourist sbb nanti akan terkena coral and patah (mungkin utk yg x tau guna). only for abang boat je sbb dorang akan guna untuk redah ombak dengan laju kalau kita dihanyutkan (terkeluar dari zon snorkel or ombak tolak g kat area batu2).. untuk diving memang perlu fin tu. :)

**ni yang abang boat pencinta coral dan hidupan laut tuh la cakap.. betol ke tak i x tau. hee. just nk share je.

p.s: maria, u shud go to Lang Tengah next time.

athira said...

as salam...
maria,
bila pergi perhentian? i pon baru juga pergi perhentian...you should try redang

Atiqah Wadiah said...

hehe~tq for the tips kak.maghia :)

♥ Elin ♥ said...

ok noted!

tq gojes.

Izzah Ab Aziz said...

saye belajar tepi pantai. tapi tarak penah pakai iitu sunblock sebab itu tam legam. muahahaha

✿Lady Ainaa✿ said...

I wanna take note of this.. hehe.. nanti boleh la ena guna semua tips ni kalau nak mandy di pntai.. terima kasih... yang penting, dapat menutup aurat,... hehehe

Maicher said...

i like the way you wear your shawl. tutorial on this pweaseee ... :DD

me suya said...

Terbaik maria.. I love ur style miss gojes soon to mrs..kan?

Go ingineur go!

Nazrul Ashraff said...

a guy also read it okay. haha. yeah. sunblock mmg penting betul. kalau tak pakai, memang macam udang terbakar la nanti.

eZmALiZa said...

really helpful hehehe =D

so cute kuku kak maria.. if u don't mind with my question, betul tak dulu kak maria ni suka gigit kuku? hehehee =D

Hasfina Azman said...

Good tips..thanks kak maria elena

miss alieya said...

Sgt membantu.. thank u kak maria for the tips...;)

ndia :) said...

my kulit muka terlampau sensitif and i tak boleh pakai sunblock. so how?

chiku the chucuru said...

saya sebagai pencinta alam pun tak menggalakkan pemakaian sublock. saya juga pernah ditegur orang lain. it contains chemical yang akan larut dgn air laut.

the least u can do is pakai aloe vera, supaya kulit tak sakit.

Sharidawati Shahrudin said...

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first time ni visit ur blog . heeeeeeee

sHiMi sHinHae~ said...

next week nk pegi pangkor ..thanks for ur tips :D

rAIHan said...

ohsem kak maria..

puteri cahaya said...

tips yang sangat hensem. mekasih2.. =)

zainatul abu bakar said...

thanks for the tips kak maria, ni memang nak kena beli sunplay nih..haritu cik epal pon suggest sunplay, memang terbaiklah kan..nway, sy pon nak pegi pantai tak lama lagi, hihi..

LaLa mhdnor said...

thanks sis for the tips =D

Boni JLL3 said...

sunblock yang paling penting kan sebenarnya??hehe

TianChad Chen said...

That's how you keep you skin fair and white ha =D Anymore secret to share?

Nur Zaheera said...

Thank you for sharing Kak Maghiaaa :P

Blog Panjang said...

1st time melawat blog ni. aku dh rase ade aura lain. haha btw nice entry maria.

Afasz said...

tq for sharing the tips...noted !

iLiAiSyAhkaDir said...

did u know that, wearing sunblock during snorkeling or diving can destroy and kill the coral and other plant in the sea

Nurmujahidah Ismail said...

insya ALLAH,, will follow,,, :D

Cik"Hannah-Afia:3 said...

Thanks for the tips :D May I request on what a hijabi should wear while camping? Please? =D

And about the long sleeve top.. my preference, is dark-coloured ones. It doesn't show the skin colour when it's soaking wet :) So boleh pakai selapis je.
But okaylah idea kak Maria, pakai innerwear kat dalam baju xD

naim iman said...

kadang2 sunblock akan membuatkan kulit lebih teruk apabila terkena pancaran matahari. jdi pilihlan sunblock yang bersesuaian dengan kulit anda.tiba2.hahaha

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shazana said...
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shazana said...

salam.....hai kak maria....saya mmg follow kak maria pny blog mmg ohsem :DD...tp kan...sume cite kak maria, sume happy...hurm...cmne ek, kalau kak maria diuji oleh Allah, cmne kak maria dapat kekuatan utk move on..? xtau cmne nk contact kak maria..harap kak maria bace comment ni...tq..salam :) saaaaayang kak maria!!! :D

Lauretta said...

Good tips Maria. Alternatively, you can just wear a burqini. it covers all that needs to be covered for watersports activities. It can be bought at most watersports shops. Refer to here for more info on burqini --> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burqini

steffany daph said...

that was cool. " especially about sunblock " . very important, to avoid oru beautiful skin (cehhh XD) hehehe.. from burning under boiled' temperature (:

Zaira Fadzil said...

yes sunblock itu perlu!! because excessive sunlight can make your skin age even faster!!!

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Rizal Sadiman said...

motif nak feeling2 ayu? hehe

Azham Vsvc said...

wah best best....sy pon tgh saving2 nak pegi Langkawi hehehehe

Sya Syazana said...

yahh Sunplay memang bagus, guna time PLKN :) Hoho

SURIA AMANDA said...

suka la gambar2 kamu dik..sgt2 cantik..

Hafsa said...

nice blog...cud u translate the msg from mr owl pls..thanks

paehinc said...

Sunblock merosakkan corals.. one of the reasons why banyak corals mati at Redang and Perhentian due to chemicals dlm sun block..

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Jαnnαhツ said...

ugh, i hate sunblock. thats why i'm getting dark skin. hahahah!

lazu iana said...

Thanks ya, isi artikelnya keren.
bisa bantu untuk menyelesaikan tugas saya..
oya Gan klo ada kesempatan silakan mampir ke lapak sy yang jualan kaos kaki muslimah grosir..
Trims :)