Travel Blogs from Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia

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Paradise in the Perhentian Islands!, Pulau Perhentian Besar, Malaysia travel blog

Paradise in the Perhentian Islands!

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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... on your travels:     It's a six-and-a-half hour bus ride from Georgetown to the embarkation point in eastern Malaysia which takes you to the island of Pulau Perhentian Besar. But low-and-behold if tech-savvy Elenka didn't find an airline that ...

Swimming with Sharks, Too good to Mention, Malaysia travel blog

Swimming with Sharks

A travel blog entry by lisa-ashley

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... 1 American man with whom I traveled for almost two weeks (I'm trying to slowly reintegrate myself back into America...why?!?!)   Malaysia was a great destination where I drank tea in the highlands and soaked up the sun on the islands, but I had ...

The Art of the Hammock, The Perhentians, Malaysia travel blog

The Art of the Hammock

A travel blog entry by zee

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... and sleeping out the front of my cabin with brief interruptions to buy food or swim. Finally my search across northern Malaysia was successful. Backpackers abounded, and though it wasn't as crowded as the Thai islands, the parties were great. Beach ...

Big Island Family Style, Perhentian Besar, Malaysia travel blog

Big Island Family Style

A travel blog entry by rcys

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... from the kitchen, rubbed it over their bites and moved them to another part of the beach. As crazy as it seems, I went to Malaysia and actually met some of the locals. We went out one day to the fishing village on the small island and I found some ...

Throw another shark on the barbie, Perhentian Islands, Malaysia travel blog

Throw another shark on the barbie

A travel blog entry by stevejames

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Border Run From and to Hell, Kota Baru, Malaysia travel blog

Border Run From and to Hell

A travel blog entry by rcys

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... would be a good idea. Unfortunately, I wanted to go back to the Perhentian Islands on the East Coast and the border between Malaysia and Thailand runs at a 60 degree angle Northwest to Southeast and Hat Yai is only 20 miles from the Western border and 5 ...

Perhentian Islands - Paradise?, Perhentian Islands, Malaysia travel blog

Perhentian Islands - Paradise?

A travel blog entry by paulandciara

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... things we could do (Apart from diving - which none of us fancied - apparently Flora bay is the best PADI (Diving) resort in Malaysia)was a jungle trek. Not knowing anything about this, only that it took about 40 mins We ventured into it just after 6pm.. ...

Monsoon Sunbathing, Kecil Perhentian Islands, Malaysia travel blog

Monsoon Sunbathing

A travel blog entry by pidgeandpie

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Finally we had made it to the Perhentian islands having left Thailand earlier than planned to beat the monsoon rains that were heading this way. Unfortunately we had believed the Lying Planets estimate of mid Nov for when the islands normally closed ...

Keep Refrigerated, Perhentian Islands, Malaysia travel blog

Keep Refrigerated

A travel blog entry by stevejames

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Give us a Snorkel, Perhentian Islands, Malaysia travel blog

Give us a Snorkel

A travel blog entry by stevejames

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Relocation relocation relocation, Perhentian Islands, Malaysia travel blog

Relocation relocation relocation

A travel blog entry by stevejames

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A hidden paradise..., Palao Perhentian, Malaysia travel blog

A hidden paradise...

A travel blog entry by nicandpete

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(Nicole) We flew from KL to Kota Bahru (I love these tongue twisting names) to go diving in the Perhentian Island. We stayed at Cocohut Hotel, which is run by a Chinese (Hakka) family. The sand is soft and white and the water is clearly clear blue. The ...

Getting the Shits with Asia, Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia travel blog

Getting the Shits with Asia

A travel blog entry by piholland

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... I have never felt more safe, more welcome and ever met more genuine people in my life. I’m not exaggerating here, in Kuala Terengganu we don’t blend in, men women and children dress conservatively and we where shorts and t-shirts, out of ever ...

Happy Birthday Mum, Kecil, Malaysia travel blog

Happy Birthday Mum

A travel blog entry by pidgeandpie

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No phone, no email, no post, we decided to write a message in the sand to celebrate Wayne's mum's ...

Bazaar Ramadan, Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia travel blog

Bazaar Ramadan

A travel blog entry by michellendave

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... on charity and atonement during Ramadan. We have so much fun making our food choices and join the happy crowd.   8/13 Kuala Terengganu Chinatown and Central Market In the cool early morning hours (8 am) we started our city walk from the shoreline ...

Kuala Terengannu, Kuala Terengannu, Malaysia travel blog

Kuala Terengannu

A travel blog entry by guyandcalum

... and then headed to the bridge where we were told we could catch the Terengannu bus. Roti Canai is the traditional breakfast in Malaysia and its really good, its a kind of flat bread, served with curry sauce usually although you can have it with loads of ...

Perhentian Islands, Kuala Besut, Malaysia travel blog

Perhentian Islands

A travel blog entry by emandve

The Perhentians were everything and more than we expected- utter paradise!! We stayed on Small island, the less expensive and more 'backpackery' of the two islands, complete with beautifully clean beaches and turquoise sea that was so clear you could see ...

One Last Asian Adventure, Pulau Perhentian, Malaysia travel blog

One Last Asian Adventure

A travel blog entry by reaandtim

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... and our last taste of Asia. The day began with two very smooth flights that brought us to the small town of Kota Bharu in Malaysia where we found out that the last ferry boat to the island was leaving in 20 minutes...and that the taxi ride to get to the ...

Islamic Malaysia, Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia travel blog

Islamic Malaysia

A travel blog entry by oi-herman

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... Perhentian Islands but like me the girls want to visit a more Malaysian type city on the way. We manage to make our way to Kuala Terengganu and arrive at about 5 am after a freezing bus trip (the Malaysians sure love their AC).  We ...

Beware of the Monkey Juice!, Pualu Perhentian, Kecil, Malaysia travel blog

Beware of the Monkey Juice!

A travel blog entry by liquidsixer

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... saw our friend Sandro pass. We watched the sunset and played with some kittens. Unlike Thailand that has an overpopulation of dogs, Malaysia has cats. The sunset was partly hidden by some clouds, but a great view non the less. Luckily for us, Sandro ...

Perenthians, Perenthians, Malaysia travel blog

Perenthians

A travel blog entry by gemmatthews

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Hello All, After leaving the Cameron Highlands by uneventful minibus we decided to go to the Perintian islands. We stayed on Kecil island which is the smaller of the two Perinthians and it was absolutely beautiful. Not amazingly different from all the ...

Sad to leave this island, you know, Teluk Dalam, Pulau Perhentian Besar, Malaysia travel blog

Sad to leave this island, you know

A travel blog entry by mags

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... in toiletries - products to prove in glove compartment) and allowed me some insights in what it requires to be a good Muslim in Malaysia. A hair raising (literally, it was a rather nice to feel some wind actually) speed boat ride took me to what I ...

Zoe and Jem on the beautiful island of Kecil, The Perhentian Islands, Malaysia travel blog

Zoe and Jem on the beautiful island of Kecil

A travel blog entry by zoe_ellis

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... were no foot issues this time so all was good! Didn't really go out on the perhentians as alcohol isn't readily available in malaysia. Its probably a good thing as we needed a break from the buckets (they're evil!). We stayed in a tiny little beach ...

Perhentian Islands -  Pulau Perhentian Kecil, Kuala Besut, Malaysia travel blog

Perhentian Islands - Pulau Perhentian Kecil

A travel blog entry by izzy.and.nat

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The drive from west to east Malaysia was surprisingly quick. Or at least it felt it as the driver had been flooring it the whole time and we arrived at 10.30 a.m. However as we left at 5 a.m. it still was a 5 and a half hour journey. The scenery was ...

Andy beats his fun fair fears, Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia travel blog

Andy beats his fun fair fears

A travel blog entry by tatandandy

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... which got louder as we walked. As we went round the corner we realised the source of the noise was the football stadium. Kuala Terengganu were playing and it turns out that they won and won the league but considering the occasion there wasn’the ...

Islanders!, Perhentian Islands, Malaysia travel blog

Islanders!

A travel blog entry by janetmorgan

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Just before you all think I may have turned into a hippy with a tent and long dreadlocks - I am back on mainland Malaysia after extending my island time from 5 to 10 days! Decided to sign up with Turtle divers to do my advanced open water. Luckily I ...

Redang Island West Coast of Malaysia, Redang Island, Malaysia travel blog

Redang Island West Coast of Malaysia

A travel blog entry by alexapril604

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... us all the way from Florida, USA and we took her and joined about 15 other friends 7 hours drive on the other side of Malaysia from Penang were we live. The entire trip was so relaxing and nice. Also...I made my first night dive and loved it! The ...

Proper Paradise, Pulau Perhentian, Malaysia travel blog

Proper Paradise

A travel blog entry by amyandmark

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We were worried that after our Thai island feast we would begin to feel a little beached out by the time we got to "Malaysia's show-piece islands" and we couldn't have that because of the significant timing! (For those of you who may not know it was my ...

Politics and Snorkelling, Perhentian Islands, Malaysia travel blog

Politics and Snorkelling

A travel blog entry by cathonaventure

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... dominant Malays are rewriting history and strengthening their own numbers (according to Vincent). Although as outsiders we perceive Malaysia as a well-run multicultural country, he described systemic injustices toward the non-Malay population which as an ...

Hello Paradise!, Pelau Perhentian, Malaysia travel blog

Hello Paradise!

A travel blog entry by bognorbirdsblog

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What can we say? WOW! We arrived by fast (very fast and bumpy!) speedboat to Pelau Besar in the Perhentian Islands off Malaysia's East coast. Baywatch eat your heart out! Again we had our own little chalet just 20 feet from the water. The beach was ...

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