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we have finally arrived in Malaysia, after a short flight from BSB, Brunei, we got taxis and arrived in city park inn! - 1st night in Malaysia! Brunei was fun, scatty cat was most entertaining thing!!
Ok we have had a few days in KK to acclimatise and get used to our new surroundings! its great! nice friendly people and really really cheap things!! City park inn was nice, but now off to Mikis Jungle Survival camp...i don't know what to expect, but it had better be good - excited!! trek in the jungle and sleep in the jungle should be fun and interesting!!
... settlers - mainly Europeans - and so the architecture is diverse and rather beautiful in areas (although predictably shabby) and there are many different temples which are all spectacular. We decide that maybe Melaka isn't so bad after all! (Unfortunately due to land reclamation the sea is too far out, there is a jetty which is now in a car park!!) We have a better nights sleep ready for the last full day here before we head off ...
... nowhere near as good as you could get it here. After that I had to get some business taken care of in the form of onward transport. Going down to the docks I managed to get a ferry to Dumai, Indonesia booked for the following day.
The rest of the day I spent relaxing around the hostel, updating my blog, planning my time in Indonesia and chatting with the other guests. One of them was Jan from Holland who happened to be heading into ...
... outside but only about 14C in the bus, lesson learned - keep your warm gear with you, don't leave it in the hold of the bus.
We are heading back to the west coast of Malaysia, to Malacca (called Melaka in Malay). What exotic visions that name conjours up in my head. Malacca, home to Dutch colonialists, British Imperialists and pirates. This historical city sits on the straits of the same name that divide the Malay peninsula from Sumatra. I have a picture in ...