Travel Blogs from Mersing, Malaysia

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One Night in Mersing - day 10, Mersing, Malaysia travel blog

One Night in Mersing - day 10

A travel blog entry by thetwodaves

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... in an Internet cafe the night before, we had not managed to reserve accommodation on Pulau Tioman (let alone Mersing).  We were swiftly ushered into her office next to the car park, pleasantly air-conditioned and looking pleasingly ...

Another Night in Mersing - day 16, Mersing, Malaysia travel blog

Another Night in Mersing - day 16

A travel blog entry by thetwodaves

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... of Chinese in this town over Malays.  None of the businesses appeared to be run by Malays.  This was our first realisation of the disparities amongst racial communities in Malaysia, which became explained to us in ...

How many cats d'you want?, Mersing, Malaysia travel blog

How many cats d'you want?

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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Just arrived in Mersing over on the east coast. Cats everywhere. Missed the last ferry so staying overnight. Should make it over to Pulau Tioman ...

Mersing, Mersing, Malaysia travel blog

Mersing

A travel blog entry by paulandciara

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... and paid for them (ourselves going back to KL and Phil and Julie going on to Singapore) we will spend the next 2 nights here in Mersing. The 4 of us have also decided to stay in a plush hotel for next 2 nights - A Quad room costing RM260 a night (which ...

Back in underpants land, Mersing, Malaysia travel blog

Back in underpants land

A travel blog entry by chris-marianne

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... happy about being here and not on my tropical paradise, but I figured I had better see something of Malaysia apart from sand. Doesn't help that I'm in Mersing - I'm sure its a lovely seaside town, but that night on the jetty is pretty much going ot ruin ...

Pulau Rawa, Mersing, Malaysia travel blog

Pulau Rawa

A travel blog entry by greenfamily

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... the country.  You then drive about 500m to the Malaysian border control toll booths where your visa is stamped as entering Malaysia.  No checks, no scans, you just hand the passports out the window, they are stamped, handed back and off you go! ...

Tiomanista, Mersing, Malaysia travel blog

Tiomanista

A travel blog entry by anssku

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Onhan tuollainen mandivessa tosi ekologinen! Mandi tarkoittaa sita, etta otat kauhalla vetta ja peset pyllysi sen sijaan, etta kayttaisit paperia. En silti ole viela taysin sopeutunut sen kayttoon, suosin edelleen paperia ja yritan sailoa sita taskut ...

Nearly didn't make it into Malaysia!, Mersing, Malaysia travel blog

Nearly didn't make it into Malaysia!

A travel blog entry by daveandnat

We left Singapore early to catch a bus to Johor Bahru in Malaysia.  We got to the border crossing and it turns out I was meant to keep hold of my departure card for Singapore in my passport!  It meant that I had to be taken to a room where I had ...

Mersing urgent Island call, Mersing, Malaysia travel blog

Mersing urgent Island call

A travel blog entry by oscarwild

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hallo ihr da draussen, hab nicht viel zeit, weil gleich die faehre nach tioman island (malaysia) geht, wo es wohl fantastische korallen zu beschnorcheln gibt. habe es endlich geschafft aus dem sterilen singapur wegzukommen. jatzt beginnt die reise ...

P1 Restaurant, Mersing, Malaysia travel blog

P1 Restaurant

A travel blog entry by cnnnews

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Had great food at P1 Pizza and Pasta Restaurant and chatted to the really friendly Swiss owner of the place for a few hours. Omar's Backpackers has beds, four walls and not much else. A quick stopover, get the boat to Tioman Island in the morning. ...

I have found the definition of island paradise, Mersing, Malaysia travel blog

I have found the definition of island paradise

A travel blog entry by oi-herman

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... the causeway into Johor Bahru in order to catch a bus out to Mersing, which is a small town on the east coast of Malaysia, from Mersing we caught a ferry out to an island called Tioman, its about a 2 hour ferry ride from the mainland. If you have ever ...

Pulau Tinggi, Tinggi, Malaysia travel blog

Pulau Tinggi

A travel blog entry by mauddespoisse

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Pulau Tinggi otherwise know as "the island that attacked us" or "the island that was strangely deserted"... If the title doesn't say it all and you wish to know what the island exactly did to us, read on otherwise there are more photos in the photo ...

Mersing, Mersing, Malaysia travel blog

Mersing

A travel blog entry by nkan7

I arrived on the ferry two hours after leaving Tioman. The minute I got off I got 10 different taxi offers which I turned down stupidly.. I ended up carrying like 80 pounds of luggage 2 km into town to the bus stop. Got there and the guy was nice enough ...

Mersing, Mersing, Malaysia travel blog

Mersing

A travel blog entry by ryanonthebeach

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Although the road is rocky, it sure feels good to me and if I'm lucky .... Now this is more like it!! Malaysia is much like parts of Africa only different. The main differences, it's moving forward. Slightly chaotic and it's all building in progress the ...

Fags on a Fuel boat, Johor Bahru (JB), Malaysia travel blog

Fags on a Fuel boat

A travel blog entry by simontann

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... to! ...and what a good decision it turned out to be.   It only took about 4 hours to get from the Singapore/Malaysia border to the jetty where the Island boat picks you up from. And after the texting the resort on my arrival, they immediately ...

Kapitalismin jyllaysta Singaporessa, Mersing, Malaysia travel blog

Kapitalismin jyllaysta Singaporessa

A travel blog entry by anssku

Tarinaa Singaporesta ja matkasta sinne: Olimme sopineet isantamme kanssa saapuvamme vasta illasta, koska han oli paivan toissa. Laskeskelimme saapumisemme tarkkaan, ettei meidan tarttisi rinkkojen kanssa kovin pitkaan pyoria kaupungilla. Ongelma siis ...

One night in Mersing, Mersing, Malaysia travel blog

One night in Mersing

A travel blog entry by reuben_brown

By the time I had arrived in Mersing it was dark and I had missed the last ferry over to Tioman, Roy having left earlier in the day. I found a cheap hotel and checked in for the night and after a quick bite to eat got an early night to get up for the ...

Check Your Room !!!! Check your Room, Mersing District, Malaysia travel blog

Check Your Room !!!! Check your Room

A travel blog entry by pmaustin

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... checking the room !!!! We have found that you get a lot less for your money with regard to standards of accommodation here in Malaysia than has been our experience in both Thailand and Vietnam… so if you’re paying more don’t put up ...

Trying to get on the blimin island!, Mersing, Malaysia travel blog

Trying to get on the blimin island!

A travel blog entry by jakeandemily

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... day to wait for the girls but they got held up at Immigration so we all went over the next day. Not much to say about mersing its tiny about 4 streets, had some extremely hot noodles that I had to get a milo for to calm down my mouth!! Found KFC ...

Wake up and pray, people, Mersing, Malaysia travel blog

Wake up and pray, people

A travel blog entry by karen.gironr

Oh dear, I so hate mornings. I took a bus from Jerteh and got here about an hour ago. The little fishing town of Mersing, port town of the Pulau Tioman bound ferry, isn't as sleepy as one would imagine...even at this hour (6 in the morning). I had to ...

Desaru, Desaru, Malaysia travel blog

Desaru

A travel blog entry by jaseandange

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... few weeks of sunbathing and chilling out. After our few days in Singapore we caught the ferry and headed across to Desaru beach, Malaysia - as you can see from the pictures there wasn't really that much to do apart from walking along the beach, swimming ...

Sleeping in Mersing Bus Station - Awesome!, Mersing, Malaysia travel blog

Sleeping in Mersing Bus Station - Awesome!

A travel blog entry by sianeth

... on keeping you awake. Yet again, we arrived before schedule, this time about 4 am, with the boat for Tioman departing at 7.30. I collapsed on a bench, hugging my bags and fell asleep like a tramp! Mmm, nice! Mersing looked nice though... from the ...

Back on the Malaysian Mainland, Mersing, Malaysia travel blog

Back on the Malaysian Mainland

A travel blog entry by sianeth

Back in Mersing, and a little more awake this time, if only slightly so. But extremely sunburnt and so cowering in the shade at every possible opportunity. We arrived hopeful that we could just rock up and book a bus ticket to Singapore, and not miss our ...

Tioman island, Mersing,  Malaysia travel blog

Tioman island

A travel blog entry by jakeandemily

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... separate ways now, the girls have gone to Langkawi which is meant to be the perfect ideal Island, we're going to stay in mersing one night to decide what to do as its a good transport destination. Might go Indonesia or Langkawi or pangkor or even back to ...

Had enough of Malaysia, Somewhere in South Malaysia, Malaysia travel blog

Had enough of Malaysia

A travel blog entry by fiveaces

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... . If we'd have actually gone to places like Langkawi it might be a different story. My advice to anyone planning on going to Malaysia would be to not bother and just go to Thailand instead. Its cheaper and has more beaches. Unless you don't mind eating ...

Dive Chebeh, then food hunting in Mersing, Mersing, Malaysia travel blog

Dive Chebeh, then food hunting in Mersing

A travel blog entry by kamsani

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... for plenty of schooling fishes but its a relatively small wreck. Then it was time to say goodbye again to this beautiful place. At Mersing, we had a few hours before taking the bus back to KL so we went hunting for local food and found a huge food ...

Hidden. And no beer for a week, Tioman Island, Malaysia travel blog

Hidden. And no beer for a week

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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... got there before the majority of the tourists arrived. The beach we were on was small and didn't have any places that sold beer!! Malaysia is a Muslim country and beer is hard to come by (outside the main towns.... and Langkawi!) at the best of times so ...

Tioman Island, Tioman Island, Malaysia travel blog

Tioman Island

A travel blog entry by gerard_mc_cabe

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First stop in Malaysia. Tioman island is like stepping back in time. Just a walking path along the edge of the island dotted with little clusters of wooden bungalows. The rest of the island is mountainous jungle. We got to the island by a two hour bone ...

Omars Bedbug Gulag., Kampong Mersing Kanan, Malaysia travel blog

Omars Bedbug Gulag.

A travel blog entry by fuesse_hoch

For research on bedbug problems I recommend the guys from Bayer to go to this hostel. The guy seems to be aware of his problem, but he is not doing anything about it.Maybe its already to late. Its a bug planet. ...

Back to the land of ringitts and cheap prices., Mersing, Malaysia travel blog

Back to the land of ringitts and cheap prices.

A travel blog entry by richierich33

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... caught the 170 bus to the Larkin bus station in Johor Bahru {free} and then only had to wait ˝hr for a bus to Mersing, the departure point for Tioman Island. It took 2hrs 15mins and cost twenty ringitts although if i’d shopped around i could have ...

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