Category Archives: Malaysia

30th July: The grand finale, and a police escort: Mersing to Singapore

The route: http://connect.garmin.com/activity/204731406 167km, total: 8525km The photo: The chat: Today was another example of what we have christened a TUBE – a Totally Unnecessary Beasting Exercise. We could have quite happily stopped for the night at pleasant Kota Tinggi (95km into … Continue reading

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29th July: Back to mainland Mersing

The photo:  The chat: After a morning spent lounging in the sun while in a futile attempt to even up the  tan marks caused by 5 months in lycra shorts, we boarded a boat back to the mainland and waved … Continue reading

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28th July: Tioman Islands

The photo: The chat: After another not so well earned lie-in we boarded a speedboat for a whistle-stop tour of the island’s best snorkelling spots. Coral bay more than lived up to its name with a Tropicana  underwater garden,  Shark … Continue reading

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27th July : Tioman Islands

The photo:  The chat: What to do today? Kayak rental is exorbitant ($50 US for a day) and the snorkelling trip had already left by the time we got our act together. There was nothing left for it but to … Continue reading

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26th July: To the Tioman Islands

The photo: The chat: No riding today!! A lie-in was followed by breakfast at the eerily quiet hotel restaurant, from where we rolled the 500m to the ferry port for the exceptionally civilised daily 11.30am boat. Although the trip to … Continue reading

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