Travel Blogs from Kota Bharu, Malaysia

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Perhentian Paradise, Perhentian Islands, Malaysia travel blog

Perhentian Paradise

A travel blog entry by rachel_john

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The Perhentian Islands are located about 20km offshore of north eastern peninsular Malaysia, not far from the Thai border. We get to the departure port in Kuala Besut in an ancient Toyota Crown diesel taxi. When we arrived in Taman Negara I negotiated ...

Bloke Walks Into A Bar, Perhentian Kecil, Malaysia travel blog

Bloke Walks Into A Bar

A travel blog entry by foolsgold

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"Here's to alcohol; the cause of - and solution to - all of life's problems" -- Homer Simpson We spent three nights on Perhentian Kecil, staying in the cheapest place on the island. We arrived at the end of the High Season, and a lot of places ...

Perhentian Paradise, Perhentian Islands, Malaysia travel blog

Perhentian Paradise

A travel blog entry by meercatvinny

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The Perhentian Islands, to be fair, are a little bit fabulous. They are made up of 2 text book paradise islands. We stayed on the bigger one, Besar. The smaller one is called Kecil. You can only get here from the mainland by boat, which leaves from a ...

Sensational snorkelling and strange animals!, The Perhentian Islands, Malaysia travel blog

Sensational snorkelling and strange animals!

A travel blog entry by lizandsteve

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We caught a fast boat to Perhentian Kecil, the smaller of the two main Perhentian Islands, where we were faced with a choice of beaches to be dropped at - we chose D'Lagoon, a guesthouse all by itself at the northern end of the island, rignt on the water ...

Malaysia - Kota Bharu, Kota Bharu, Malaysia travel blog

Malaysia - Kota Bharu

A travel blog entry by gonetilwhenever

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Reaching Kota Bharu, a small city in the north east of Malaysia, we jumped into a taxi and found our hostel. We had opted to take a risk and go budget for the night. The hostel was called Ideal Travellers Lodge but on first impression it seemed far from ...

Malaysia: Final Thoughts, Kota Bharu, Malaysia travel blog

Malaysia: Final Thoughts

A travel blog entry by faff

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We stopped over here on our way to the Perhentians and now we spend one more night here before crossing the border to Thailand. Kota Bharu is an interesting town to spend a day in. It is known as the Islamic city and it is not touristy. As such you get a ...

More sandy white beaches...., Perhentian Islands, Malaysia travel blog

More sandy white beaches....

A travel blog entry by hils

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Got to Kota Bharu and found somewhere to stay. Lukas, a swedish guy I met on the bus was planning to go to the Perhentian Islands the following day so we decided to share a taxi, only he wanted to go early to make sure we could get somewhere to stay. ...

Finding Nemo....Part Two, Perhentian Islands, Malaysia travel blog

Finding Nemo....Part Two

A travel blog entry by shaunduvall

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... to go! I passed my three month mark on the 15th - 40 days in Thailand, 12 Laos, 22 Vietnam, 10 Cambodia, and 9 in Malaysia(so far). The verdict? THE BEST THING YOU COULD EVER DO IN YOUR LIFE!! Tuesday 21st September 2004 As no diving today, ...

In theory it was a good idea!, Kota Bharu, Malaysia travel blog

In theory it was a good idea!

A travel blog entry by dazzla

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... a couple of Danes at Immigration and, after much obligatory haggling with the driver, we shared a taxi into the town of Kota Bharu. At this point I got confused with exchange rates between the pound, Thai baht, Cambodian riel, Vienamese dong, Malaysian ...

Just in Jerteh, Jerteh, Malaysia travel blog

Just in Jerteh

A travel blog entry by jawad

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... last week I have been doing an open water diving course off one of the Perhentian Islands (Kecil) off the north east coast of Malaysia. So now I am a fully qualified PADI scuba diver and able to dive anywhere in the world. I got 98% in the final exam ...

Time for a Tiger!, Kota Bharu/Pasir Mas, Malaysia travel blog

Time for a Tiger!

A travel blog entry by bootsmade4wlkin

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... I was afraid to drink anything because we only stopped once for a bathroom break - and my first squat toilet experience - we arrived in Kota Bharu. And let me tell you, this was not the little sleepy town of Dad's stories. KB as it is now called, is ...

Kota Bharu, Kota Bharu, Malaysia travel blog

Kota Bharu

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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Kota ...

Island Life, Perhentian Islands, Malaysia travel blog

Island Life

A travel blog entry by laurenandjack

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... smoke coming through the windows,) so we hopped the train and got a taxi with some Germans for the remainder of the trip to Kota Bharu (the transit center to Perhentian Islands.) After a violently rough hour boat ride, we arrived at Pulau Besar of the ...

Chapter 27: Snakes!, Kota Bharu, Malaysia travel blog

Chapter 27: Snakes!

A travel blog entry by easyread

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... city with cheap bootlegged entertainment. Today I rode across the country again along the Thai border to the east coast city of Kota Bharu, which is steeped in traditional Malay culture. I raided the night market for dinner and had some local specialties: ...

Back to Besar, Perhentian Big Island, Malaysia travel blog

Back to Besar

A travel blog entry by rcys

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When the girls asked me about my favorite island in Malaysia, I told them about Perhentian Besar and showed them pictures of the family that I stayed with last year, but I think it was the white sand beaches that sold them on the island. I asked them to ...

Perhentian Islands, Kecil, Malaysia travel blog

Perhentian Islands

A travel blog entry by faff

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... (21RM, okay, not that special. some nice jungle views and a good view of Golung Tahan on the way up). taxi). We over-nighted in Kota Bharu and got a taxi to Kuala Besar the next day and the speed boat over to Kecil. The Perhentian islands consist of a big ...

Same day, Different shit. ., Malaysian and Singaporean Borders, Malaysia travel blog

Same day, Different shit. .

A travel blog entry by bloomer

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... in front of you fully reclined, you were caught like a mouse in a trap. Better that than an arranged marriage, I guess. Malaysia looks a lot like Florida, in fact. There is much development and sprawl along the new highway, 7-11 shops are here too, ...

Mainland, Kota Bharu, Malaysia travel blog

Mainland

A travel blog entry by pidgeandpie

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Malaysia, Kota Bahru, Malaysia travel blog

Malaysia

A travel blog entry by hildreth75

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... guy (Felix) who was going our way. We walked across the border together and hopped on a local bus to Kota Bahru. The buses in Malaysia are quite modern albeit very cold. Everyone also speaks quite good English. Malaysia starkly contrasts all the poverty ...

Jungle Train from Gemas to Kota Bharu, Kota Bharu, Malaysia travel blog

Jungle Train from Gemas to Kota Bharu

A travel blog entry by zoebuck

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... to whimsically go changing it!"   19:10 I arrived fairly late in the grand scheme of things and probably missed the last bus going to Kota Bharu so ended up getting a taxi which I was worried would cost a lot- it only cost £4, I didn't even try and ...

Kota Bharu, where there's nothing to do at all, Kota Bharu, Malaysia travel blog

Kota Bharu, where there's nothing to do at all

A travel blog entry by benabroad

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... in the back, making it rather hard to sleep.           Wingeing aside, i arrived in Kota Bharu safe and sound, caught up on the sleep I'd missed, then checked out the markets here. The towns only supposed ...

A little bit of culture..., Kota Bahru, Malaysia travel blog

A little bit of culture...

A travel blog entry by dawn_smedley

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... Malaysia! But in true Team Smedders style and 5 (oh yes!) buses and a whole day of travel later we arrived in Kota Bahru in the North East of Malaysia (v close to the Thai Border!) This place came as a great surprise as we'd met an Irish couple who didn't ...

Pushing off from Pulau Perhentian Kecil...., Tanah Merah, Malaysia travel blog

Pushing off from Pulau Perhentian Kecil....

A travel blog entry by fouritchyfeet

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... anyone else will probably think what the hell are we going on about!! We're hoping there will be much more of it here in Malaysia. If we had had done it differently we would have chosen to come just outside of high season, then we might have a different ...

Injured by a coconut, Pulau Besar, Malaysia travel blog

Injured by a coconut

A travel blog entry by benabroad

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Staying in Ideal travellers Home for a night in Kota Bharu convinced Corrin she wanted much nicer accommodation than what is typically classed as 'backpacker' accommodation, so we decided not to do the backpacker thing and went to Pulau besar, the big ...

Island bliss!, Pilau Perhentian, Malaysia travel blog

Island bliss!

A travel blog entry by dawn_smedley

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Next stop, the very beautiful Perhentian Islands just off the East coast of Malaysia and some of the most beautiful beaches we've seen yet! I managed to hear the bus time wrong and ended up with a mad dash to try and get the boat! We made it though as ...

Pulau Perhentians, Kota Bahru, Malaysia travel blog

Pulau Perhentians

A travel blog entry by sarahvani

This is perhaps the most gratitous entry ever and I should be ashamed, but it is in this unremarkable little town that we tasted the best stuffed crust pepperoni feast i have ever tasted... Pizza Hut cheese on cheese in cheese ...

Last leg of Malaysia, Kota Bharu, Malaysia travel blog

Last leg of Malaysia

A travel blog entry by nappingbagpuss

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... a taxi for 20 MYR (£4) which is a lot cheaper than I should have paid.  Chucked my stuff in the boot and headed off to Kota Bharu in a clapped out Merc.  In broken English the driver told me that as I was only paying 20 MYR he’d have to ...

If you have ever dreamt of paradise this is it!!, Besut, Malaysia travel blog

If you have ever dreamt of paradise this is it!!

A travel blog entry by followingmyfeet

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... sleep we hop on our mini bus, collect a bunch of others heading for the Perhentians also and off we go!! The roads in Malaysia are remarkably better than those in Indonesia but it doesn't mean the drivers are...!! Our driver swerved his way in and out of ...

Perhentian Kecil: ein anderes kleines Paradies, Kuala Besut, Malaysia travel blog

Perhentian Kecil: ein anderes kleines Paradies

A travel blog entry by annchristintour

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Hay, am Donnerstagmorgen sind wir dann früh aufgestanden und haben erst einmal gefrühstückt. Danach sind wir dann zum Busbahnhof und haben uns auf den Weg nach Kuala Besut gemacht von wo die Fähre zu den Perhentian Islands ablegt. Nach 2 einhalb ...

Kota Bahru and the Perhentian Islands, Perhentian Islands, Malaysia travel blog

Kota Bahru and the Perhentian Islands

A travel blog entry by wyattmoy

... god I didn't see it). We spent the whole day lazing on the beach & swimming in the sea & all we saw all day were 2 Malaysia guys working on a boat. As we headed back to our room we bumped into Skot who told us he had just had all his money nicked out ...

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