Coral Bay Resort, Pangkor
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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So we have reached Pangkor on the west coast of Malaysia and the island has long white beaches and a lack of western tourists! It is more a tourist destination for Malaysians than tourists, FUN FACT ALERT! Turns out most Malaysians can't swim, Dara and me are gasps at in awe as we run into the sea life jacket free and fearless! We even met a guy …
... of my list (well, to be honest, doing a banana boat was but I had to find 6 other people to do it with and that wasn't happening on this island!) First experienced a jet ski 12 years ago on a lake in Iowa and had the best time, so it was high time I did it again. Went out on the water with a professional, probably for the best, didn't want any del-boy moments. I drove first, getting up to about 30mph, hitting the waves quite hard, was ...
... trade or craftsmanship of boat building. As soon as Monday came the beaches were pretty much secluded and as the weather picked up, more islets appeared in the distance. We hired a moped from a dodgy hotel butler who handed over his 500cc moped with no deposit or passport from us. It was barely road legal and the highest price we paid in the whole of Asia but it got us around in style and certainly was more enjoyable that tackling the ups and downs ...
... only ran out about a mile and a half and back, as it was extremely tough going, but a lovely experience, with the sounds of the jungle birds, and monkeys leaping across the trees above my head.
There aren't a lot of sights on the island, but we did enjoy our visits to a couple of Chinese temples. One of them, Lin Je Kong, was very near to our guesthouse. It was set on the cliff side in a quiet spot, the only sounds being ...
... tsunami the island was a popular domestic tourism destination, but that collapsed after the tsunami hit and at around the same time the local govt took out a very large loan to further develop the already under utilised facilities. A lot of money has been spent on blocking views of palm fringed beaches with concrete promenades and ruining the few historical sites with ugly access paths and empty souvenir stands. On the plus side my accommodation was really nice (trip advisor ...