Wednesday, January 27, 2010

On the move again...

After 12 nights spent in Kuala Lumpar (probably 9 more than we initially expected). We've both finally recovered from our nasty little bug.

Monday we caught the 8.30am bus from KL to Lamut, a 4 hour journey on a luxury bus - through a never-ending landscape of palm covered hills (palm oil is a massive industry over here, and a bucket load of natural jungle is being destroyed to make way for more palms). From Lumut we caught a 40min ferry to Pangkor Island, booked into some budget accommodation (40 Ringgit or $13AUD), had a bite to eat and made our way to the beach. The beach looked nice, the water felt pleasant, our new snorkels seemed to be working, then the stingers started attacking and a quick exit from the water was made.

It was decided that Tuesday would be a total day of rest. After breckie, we headed for Coral Bay, found ourselves a nice shady tree right on the beach and set up camp for some serious reading. Had a brief swim (no stingers this time), more reading, lunch, more reading, nap, swim, reading - you get the picture. We headed home before a torrential downpour hit, relaxed some more before heading out with the umbrella for chicken fried rice and delicious Tom Yam seafood soup.... MmMmmm...

What's the plans for the next while? Not much I'd say - after visiting the Indian Visa place in KL, we now know we can not re-enter India until March 21st 2010 (due to recent changes in Indian visa laws) - this is very disappointing as we had planned to get back to India ASAP to help out with the year 10 studies. So looks like we might see a bit of Malaysia, have some rest and relaxation for the next 1.5 months.... (sounds like a good plan B...)


  1. Slightly jealous...having said that...if after the next couple of weeks I don't seem to have a project to go onto...I might move some of my holidays forwards and join you.

  2. Hi Miriam and Brad,
    Perhaps you could find some humanitarian work in Malaysia. On Getaway recently they had a segment about it in many countries with different organisations. There was also a place I think in Malaysia where you could help with the orphan orangutans, and in China with orphan pandas. Perhaps you could look it up on the Getaway site if you're interested.
    Meanwhile enjoy your r&r. Love Mum and Dad W