Hi everyone! We're Richard and Jade and we grew up playing on the beach,
in the sea and in the jungle because our Mum owns Sea Gypsy.
Richard is now 21 and in his third year at Aberdeen University & at 20 Jade is studying photography in London.
We still love playing on Sibu and come back during
the hols all the time, as you can see on
Sea Gypsy Face Book!
We always loved the boats and went on lots of excursions
and snorkeling trips when little & then dive trips as we got older.
We have grown too big for our 3HP boat so we’ve turned it into a cool pirate boat swing which you can
find in the kids zone.
Another favourite of ours is 'jumping'. Whether from
the Kampung Duku jetty after a walk to the village
or jumping into the waterfall on Pulau Tinggi
Once we found an old pit in the jungle. It was full of tortoises
that couldn't get out so we had to rescue them, there were so many
we had to get a wheelbarrow. One time there was a great big Monitor
Lizard in there but we watched him get out by himself. Another
brilliant place is the Bat Cave on the walk to the Kampung, so be
sure to go on that excursion.
Halloween is one of our favourite days at Sea Gypsy, really creepy
with tons of decorations and costumes. We always celebrate it the
last Saturday of October. Jade was a zombie bride one year. In 2010
Richard was a crazy pirate. Once Henry, our dog, accidentally got the stuff from
inside a snap light on him and looked like spooky ghost dog!
The kid’s activities run by Dan's Nasty are brilliant. We make things like kites and masks plus all sorts of
stuff using anything we find on the beach or in the jungle for decoration. There’s treasure hunting,
sand sculpting and tee shirt painting too.
We used to have one of those great big plastic climbing things when
we were small but it sort of fell apart from use. Our Mum ALWAYS
recycles EVERYTHING so she kept the parts that weren't broken. Our
carpenters, Parmin & Fendi, along with Richard and his friend
Charlie thought Ma had finally flipped when she told us to go and
"build a jungle gym, use your imagination". Well it took a little
thinking about but CHECK IT OUT! It's kinda got a life of it's own
and just keeps growing.
Another day Ma was complaining to me (Richard) about an old pipe
sticking out the ground and flippantly said I should stick a pole in
it and hang a basket on it.....
My gang and I did better than that, we cemented over the top of the
pipe and now have a super home made mini basket ball court. And it's
got a sensor spot light so you can still play hoops after 6.30pm.
course our favourite thing in the whole world is still just playing
on the beach.....
** Hope we'll see you at Sea Gypsy sometime
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