Thursday, May 13, 2010

Quan Lan Island: Jellyfish

If the people and garbage doesn't dissuade you from going to Quan Lan, perhaps this will: The beaches are covered with jellyfish!

Actually, I should say, they are covered with the BIGGEST JELLYFISH I HAVE EVER SEEN! The good news is that supposedly the jellyfish don't sting. The bad news is that if you're scared of jellyfish (like me) they are really freaking scary.

The locals aren't scared of the jellyfish at all though. In fact, Huyen and I watched as a bunch of local boys picked up jellyfish from the beach and threw them on each other. To be honest, with my affection for the locals combined with their abuse of marine life, I was hoping the jellyfish did sting when I witnessed them tossing the creatures at each other.


Anonymous said...

They should stay where they belong to. It is in the water to be beautiful not on the beach :D
anyway,it scares me too. I never seen that many and plus,I never like jellyfish noodles at all...

Iamami said...

Stranded jellyfish on the beach usually the dead one. If it still alive i don't think the boys play with it.
I did snorkel infront of a small resort in Tioman Island. Unfortunately that time is jellyfish season. SO lot of small jellyfish. Althought they are tiny, i do sting. As if u been pinch with extra tiny fingernail.