Hello all kelong experts,
I would like some recommendations on which Sibu kelong to choose for an overnight weekend stay. I'm organizing a trip for 12 persons, and not all of them are fishing enthusiasts... it's mainly for the experience of staying in a kelong, hence... the state of the kelong (cleanliness, facilities e.g. mahjong, games, fishing, food) is our topmost concern.
Initially, I wanted to book Hotboys, but after reading some of the reviews here (the state of the kelong appears to be deteriorating), I decided that perhaps Ah Ngan or Ah Fatt might be a better choice. However, I can't seem to find any website to show pictures of Ah Ngan, and there is no email contact for Ah Fatt, so I can't write to them to enquire about the dates, cost, and vacancies.
Would appreciate if someone could give me some advice on which of the two kelongs (Ah Ngan or Ah Fatt) is better for an overnight stay... bearing in mind, we're taking this trip as a short getaway break, and not every one in the group is going to be fishing.
Is there island hopping for the above kelongs..? It'd be really neat to be able to do some swimming from the shore.
PS: I wrote to Hotboys Kelong, and they admitted that the previous owners did not take very good care of the kelong, and now... the current owners are trying their best to do some renovations and improvement works...but that will be an ongoing process. Hence, if you're thinking of staying at Hotboys in the immediate future, you might wish to wait a little longer till it's restored to its old glory.