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Dec 4, 2005 - Malaysia Peninsular - Laketown resort (Bukit Merah)

Couldn't actually believe it but we stood out more here than ever as though it was packed (school holidays and it had a kids water park, and eco park, and a char lift ride on top of the orang-utan island) we were the only (white) tourists in the place. Think we were gawped at more than the animals which is always nice! The 35ha island, of which 5ha is dedicated to the rehab and nursery for the young was supposedly a place where the orang-utans could roam free and it was in fact, ironically as they liked to tell you, the humans that were...

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Dec 2, 2005 - Kuala Lumpur to Pangkor Island

Up super early and taxi to bus station, then on bus to Lumut. Arrived about 4 hours later and caught ferri. Then taxi to hotel. Looks alright. Facing beach, beach not quite as nice as we hoped (guess we've been spoilt). Got a couple of suspicious looking burgers for a hawker stall thingy, a couple of drinks then headed to room for chilling. Starting to feel quite homesick.

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Dec 2, 2005 - Pulau Pangkor

Pulau Pangkor is fantastic. Although the island receives its fair share of week-end tourism the rest of the time you practically have the beaches to yourself. The island is fairly small, approx. 4 by 1 kilometres, but it has all you would expect from a tropical island, including jungle clad hills, beautiful beaches and a climate to match. Other than a few local cars, taxis and the vast fleet of small motorcycles the island is free from traffic. You can tour the complete island in around 2 hours by motorcycle but it's much cheaper to catch...

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Nov 29, 2005 - Malaysia Peninsular - Paula Pangkor

Well, the only thing left to do on Peninsular Malaysia was beaches, and with that in mind we headed to Teluk Nipah on the west coast of Palau Pangkor which is supposedly the nicest beach and where all the backpackers go. The day traveling there was gorgeously sunny but as usual on this trip, whenever we head for a beach it rained all day the next day. Losing patience and with so much more to see we didn't hang around, we left the next morning.

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Oct 25, 2005 - Pulau Pangkor, Malaysia

After some 'serious' jungle trekking and urban hiking in KL it was time once again for a vacation from our vacation. You may be thinking i'm crazy but it is sometimes hard work living life out of a backpack. Un-packing, re-packing, the constant aroma of dirty laundry, never sure if you have enough lou-roll; it ain't easy! Having been nearly two weeks since just chillin' out we decided to head for the white sandy beaches of Pulau Pangkor, an island on the west coast of Malaysia. Since the monsoons are supposedly hitting the east coast now,...

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Jun 14, 2005 - Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

Um der HItze zu entfliehen, begebe ich mich nach Tanah Rata in die Cameron Highlands. Cameron Highlands, eine Bergstation, befindet sich auf einer Hoehe von 1300 bis 1829 Meter ueber Meer, ist somit angenehm kuehl und auf Grund der der Feuchtigkeit ein wichtiges landwirtschaftliches Anbaugebiet von Mlaysia. Jungle Trails fuehren an Gemuese-, Erdbeer- und Schmetterlingsfarmen vorbei in die B.O.H. (Best Of Highlands) Teeplantagen. Teestraeucher so weit das Auge reicht. Diese Teeplantagen, oder besser gesagt ganz Cameron Highland, sind fuer...

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Far far away...

Feb 3, 2005 - Kuala Lumpur

Arrived to KL our broken necks are healing nicely!!! Matty can even look straight ahead now unfortunately Louis never made the entire journey - the seams melted half way spilling the entire contents of our luggage all over the train!!! So the Dunnes bag's are now back in action!!! Our first impressions of KL where really great we arrived at night and we could see the Twin Towers as soon as we got off the train!!! The city looked really beautiful all lit up. We where a little anxious getting a taxi to the hotel as the book warned us that...

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Dec 8, 2004 - Capitalism redefined...

Grettings from Puala Pangkor! After several glorious days in Kuala Lumpur, I boarded a bus for the coastal city of Lumut, the jumping off point for one of Malaysia's pictereque islands: Pangkor. I was once again amazingly amused by remote sales competition of the Ticketing hallway in KL (aka. the pound), which I have found is not an anomoly as I also encountered it at the ferry jetty to Pangkor. It seems like this wierd form of competition is the Malaysian form of Capitalism. For instance, there were 4 different ferry companies for this...

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Nov 12, 2004 - PULAU PANGKOR

Well, back on my own again and back by the beach. Another winding journey back down to sea level, a change of bus and a short ferry ride later, I arrived at Pangkor. The boat was packed with locals celebrating Deepavali and the Muslim festival of Hari Raya. However, I found a place to stay near the beach in Teluk Nipah. The bunglaow was ok-ish, but the smell of mothballs was a bit nauseating after a while!! Still, a plesant couple of days were spent lounging on the beach and dodging the huge jellyfish. Not much else to report - to be honest...

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Sep 1, 2004 - Pulau Pangkor.

Hey Yall... Here I am in Pulau Pangkor (Pangkor Island) off the coast of Lumut in Malaysia. The journey from Cameron Highland to Pangkor was uneventful as it took us 4 hours bus ride and 30 minutes of boat ride to get there. The scenery didn't change much nor varied, as it would go from San Francisco to Yosemite. OK...OK...I am exaggerating a bit here but that's how I see thru an open window on a rickety bus but I shouldn't complain as the whole trip tapped me a can of Pepsi for the day! ;-p After arriving on the island, Ken and I...

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Aug 29, 2004 - Cameron Highlands.

Hey Yall... We arrived here yesterday and stayed at The Lake House in Cameron Highlands. The mock English Tudor style lodging situated high up on the jungle hill overlooking the river. We were able to get the room with prime view of the jungle and the river. It was so isolated as there was nothing else around for perhaps several miles. It was beautiful and serene and the timing was just right as we have been "on the go" seeing as much as we could the past few days. This ias a great place just to decompose and read a good novel. The...

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Dec 15, 2003 - Leaving Penang

Our short stay in Penang ended this morning. We woke up and headed off to what we believed was the Chinese mansion. Upon our return we found out that we hadn't been to the mansion but had actually been to the oldest, most extravagant Buddhist temple in Malaysia. Because no one at the temple spoke English we didn't realise our mistake. The temple was good though. In the afternoon we set off for Kuala Kangsar. First by ferry, then bus, minibus and finally a boat. Our resort is called SukaSuka, which means go as you please. The whole place is...

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