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Aug 4, 2005 - Pulau Perhentian Kecil

Up early again and this time the train was there. Apparently there's been a bit of trouble in southern Thailand recently, bombs etc and this is probably why there was a guy on the train with an M16 rifle. The Foreign office tell you not to travel through this part of Thailand. Funny how these things don't bother you when you're away. Guess it might be the same when we get back. Anyway, we decided to walk to the border (stupid decision #786) in the steamy heat and 20 minutes later we were back in Malaysia. An hour taxi ride later and we were...

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Aug 3, 2005 - Perhentian Islands

The travelling from the Cameron Highlands to The Perhentian Islnds took nearly all day, by the time we got to Perhentian Kecil, the island we were staying on it was nearly 20:00. It was lucky that we had managed to get through to one of the places the day before and book in advance, as you get on a boat and travel from beach to beach on the island where you get dropped off, it can then be a bit of a scramble to get a place to stay, and it was dark by the time we got dropped off. D'Lagoon We had booked a place on the Northern tip of the...

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Jul 24, 2005 - Perhentian Kecil: Finding Nemo!

After my journey from Borneo to Singapore, you'd think I'd learn that a plane ticket doesn't necessarily guarantee smooth sailing. It was a supposed to be a quick trip. A quick flight from KL to Kota Bhara, an hour to the pier and another hour to the islands. I can't really complain that we had to wait 2 hours for the boat, since I didn't check the schedule ahead of time, but the 3rd hour of our boat journey in the pouring rain had me singing the theme to Gilligan's Island. The Perhentians are actually two small islands - Perhentian Besar...

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Oct 21, 2004 - Maleisie / Pulau Perhentian

Mooie onderneming met de bus van Kuala Lumpur naar de Perhentians ! Om een uurtje of één werd er gestopt, wij hadden redelijke trek en hoopten dat we konden lunchen. Maar helaas, er werd alleen gewisseld van driver. Na nog een uurtje rijden voor de tweede keer een stop bij een soort wegrestaurant. Iedereen de bus uit, dus dat kon niet missen, ditmaal gelegenheid om te eten. Wij hadden er natuurlijk niet bij nagedacht dat de ramadhan begonnen was en deze stop niet bedoeld was om te eten maar uitsluitend om te bidden ! En vanwege de ramadhan...

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