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Aug 8, 2006 - Beach life - Pulau Perhentian Besar

So from Cambodia I had to fly straight to Kuala Lumpur to meet up with volunteers for Turtle Project. I took the Skybus from the airport and had a chuckle at the following sign: Dear Valued Passengers If the following incidents occur: - Speeding and reckless driving by busdriver - The bus is dirty - If the bus stops to drop-off/pick-up passengers midway through journey - If music/radio is played on the sound system in the bus Please SMS our Skybus customer service on 012-258-7900. None of these occurred and I was quite impressed as all...

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Jul 6, 2006 - Long Beach in The Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

So we decided to run from the rains in Southern Thailand towards the East coast of Malaysia. After a long bus ride we stayed in Hat Yai again for a night and then boarded a local train for the border of Thailand and Malaysia. The seats were bare wood so our asses where completely asleep by the time we arrived after the 5 hour journey (it was only 1 US dollar so no real complaints). I still enjoyed it better than a bus ride. After crossing the border we made it to Kota Bharu and found a taxi to drive us to the jetty for the Perhentian...

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Jun 28, 2006 - The Perhentians Island

After spending over a month in the North of Thailand as well as in Laos and Cambodgia, I needed to go back on the beach for a while (after all I am on holidays and my tan was fading aways...), I had heard so much about the Perhentians islands and every body told me I should go there so I bought a train ticket from Bangkok and 24 hours later I was back on the Malaysian border for what I thought would be my last border crossing! The trip from Bangkok was terribly long and I was a bit sick so I spend most of the time sleeping in the train!...

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Jun 27, 2006 - Perhentian Islands

After hearing so many good things about the islands in the on the north east coast of Malaysia I just had to check it out. But first...transport. On the bus trip over here, we had to stop as there were many muslims on the bus and they had to pray at the local "prayer center". Once we got that sorted out, we were on our way to the town where we would take a very noisy, speedboat that took 30 minutes to the islands. Mom and Dad said that places fill up quickly on the island so I told them they better makes some calls from the main land. We...

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Jun 22, 2006 - Perhentian Islands (Palau Besar), Malaysia

To escape the rainy season in Thailand, we had decided before we left that we would head to the beautiful Perhentian Islands off the north east coast of Malaysia for some much needed R&R!. We booked a cheap internal flight from Bangkok to Narathiwat with (Thai) Air Asia (Asia's equivalent to RyanAir!) and left Bangkok on the 21st June. Narathiwat is one of the least developed areas in Thailand and not surprisingly we were the only tourists on the plane! The region is largely Muslim and there has been a rise in recent years in Islamic...

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Jun 5, 2006 - Cherating and the Perhentian Islands

After a relaxing night once we made it back to Kuala Lumpur, having survived the hitchhiking adventure, Matt and I took a morning bus to Cherating - a VERY secluded beach town. This place was literally a ghost town. After walking the short road that was the town, we settled into a fantastic chalet that was literally 20 feet from the water, with an awesome view of the ocean. The wall of the chalet was a huge window, with nothing blocking the view at all! After a short swim in the knee-high water (and we walked out pretty far!), we headed...

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May 20, 2006 - Perhentian Island, NE Malaysia

Well Perhentian Island was quite the resort; of course I stayed at a place called the Rock Garden on Long Beach, aka,Backpacker beach. My place didn't even have a fan but I only paid 15 ringgit, that's about $3.5 or two beers. Definitely the cheapest place on the island, but wait till u see the pic of the shack...I was happy we didn't get a big wind storm! Speaking of which, it rained pretty much every day and the visibility was the worse I've ever experienced. REALLY bad, like less than 5 meters one day. I waited on the island for 8 days...

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Itchy Feet

May 15, 2006 - Paradise! Perentian Islands, Malaysia

I know I've said this before but this one really was the best beach. Turquoise blue, no garbage, small and not super crowded. We splurged and for the 4 out of 5 nights we were there we ate huge seafood BBQ platters ($4) right on the beach. Perfect setting of course. Pick your own Fish/Prawns/Shark for them to grill up, Sunset, Beachfront, Sky full of stars, Water still bathtub warm for a night swim.. uhh.. no, no Engagement rings. Anyway, we spent our last week out on the water, playing Beach Volleyball, Snorkeling with Sharks, Drinking...

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May 8, 2006 - Pulau Perhentian Kecil - D'Lagoon

Getting a cake onto an island that's nowhere near a bakery was quite the feat. But, it happened, and it came with 4 candles one for every decade. Not that I am 40 just yet, only 39. Our last night at D'Lagoon we talked them into making us an authentic Malaysian dinner. It was very tasty. The regular menu consisted of many North American dishes, including 5 different varieties of macaroni n'cheese.

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May 8, 2006 - Perhentian Island, Malaysia - Beach Paradise

Perhentian Islands - Beach Paradise For three years now I have heard so much about the elusive Perhentian Islands. The perfect white sand beaches sparkling in the sun. Shades of blue and turquoise water so clear it is like looking through glass to the sandy bottom below. Palm trees arching across nearly empty beaches. Finally, I have now seen it for myself and can say, all the hype is true. Eric being the world traveller that he is discovered Perhentian Islands about twelve years ago while in Malaysia. This was before the age of digital...

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May 8, 2006 - Perhentian Island, Malaysia - Beach Paradise

Perhentian Islands - Beach Paradise For three years now I have heard so much about the elusive Perhentian Islands. The perfect white sand beaches sparkling in the sun. Shades of blue and turquoise water so clear it is like looking through glass to the sandy bottom below. Palm trees arching across nearly empty beaches. Finally, I have now seen it for myself and can say, all the hype is true. Eric being the world traveller that he is discovered Perhentian Islands about twelve years ago while in Malaysia. This was before the age of digital...

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May 6, 2006 - Pulau Perhentian Kecil - D'Lagoon

Pulau Perhentian Kecil, an island off the east coast of peninsular Malaysia (South China Sea) is quite the paradise. A lot cleaner than any of the beaches we've seen in Thailand. D'Lagoon is a relatively undeveloped beach, and it is a family owned business - the owner assured us that it would remain that way. He is leasing the land, and he takes great care to keep the area clean, and to minimize impact on the environment. There are several beaches within easy walking distance where you can spend the entire day without seeing a single...

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