|We left Cameron Highlands on the 8am bus, stopping at Ipoh, where we got a connecting bus from there to Lumut to catch a ferry over to Pangkor Island. My (Juliet) friend Emma (Stiles) who lived in Lumut for a while a few years back had mentioned how lovely the island was, so we thought we might as well pop over!
After buying a return boat ticket for 10 Ringits we got the 2.15pm boat from Lumut which took about 20 minutes to get to the island. We got a bright pink taxi
from there to our hotel in Nipah Bay, which took about 15 minutes, and checked into our room which had a balcony with a sea view which was all very nice.
After going for a swim in the sea
we had a look around, which took about 5 mins! There wasn't a great deal going on - a lot of places were shut as it's their off peak season - so we quickly realized that this was going to be a quiet and relaxing few days, which was fine by us!
There were loads of different exciting looking birds flying around that I got quite excited by!
That evening we just went for a (quiet!) meal nearby and Daniel ordered a beer in a restaurant that doesn't serve alcohol (because they're Muslim) - oops!
The following morning was a relaxing one and then in the afternoon we decided to go to Coral Beach as we had been told it was the nicest beach on the island.
We thought it might be a 20-30 minute walk looking at the map, which was fine, but we arrived after about 5! We saw a MASSIVE lizard on the way which made Daniel (and me) (Daniel told me to write that) jump.
We then just relaxed for the rest of the afternoon/early evening and watched the sunset, which was AMAZING!
We then decided to go into Pangkor Town for a meal as we thought we would try somewhere different as Nipah Bay wasn't exactly swinging! The cab driver took us to a local's restaurant which was really nice. As we were having our meal a wild dog was sitting nearby that had a few nasty scars and was obviously starving. We've seen loads of wild dogs & cats all over Thailand & Malaysia so had (kind of) become hardened to it. Well, as hard as I'm going to get when it comes to animals! We basically had learnt to ignore it as there isn't anything that you can do because if you feed one there are a million more to feed. However, this dog was the only one around and she kept looking up at me all sad which quite frankly was killing me! I was getting a bit upset so Daniel suggested ordering some food for her! So of course I said OK! Admittedly the waitress obviously thought we were a bit strange, but hey ho! So we ordered a bowl of fried chicken for the dog and of course it vanished within seconds!
We had arranged a time for the cab driver who had dropped us off to pick us up as the town was really quiet so went back and had a drink on our balcony. Nice.
A nice relaxing couple of days before our next stop - Kuala Lumpur.
Daniel here - Happy birthday Mummy! xx