Omar'S Backpacker'S Hostel
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... time in Malaysia more wisely.
One email and everything changed.
I emailed our friend Stef who we had met on Pom Pom, she had left half way through our stay and moved to another island to start a different project diving, planting coral and doing shark surveys whilst staying in a luxury resort. I thought I would see if we could swing by and see her as she was just up the coast and amazingly it transpired that the volunteers that were with her had ...
... the stereo (or what was left of it) was duct taped in place, the seats creaked everytime we went over a bump, the seatbelts were the old fixed variety rather than retractable and mine had twine around it to hold it in place!
Mersing is 120km from Johor Bahru and it was a real adventure rattling along in the taxi, all of us stealing wide-eyed glances at each other, not sure whether to laugh or be afraid! Actually, there was ...
... and patience. Unfortunately it was not really "season" for most fishes and therefore we haven't caught much. Nevertheless it was great fun to talk to the uncles and here their fishing stories. Check out http://www.kelongfishing.com/ if you want to try it... we can only recommend it.
Afterwards there were some more farewell drinks, nice dinners, a lot of administrative running around and last ...
... boat anchored in the bay and wait patiently for an hour under the shade of the canopy until another four travellers are ferried out to join us. This boat then whips out of the bay and around the island to a cove off the sister island, Perhentian Besar. Here, we transfer to yet another boat with more passengers already on board, put on our lifejackets and bounce violently through the ocean swells for the 20km journey back to Kuala Besut on the mainland where we unload amidst the ...
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 first the ferry in the morning.
I was up before dawn and trekked down to the jetty to ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsOmar'S Backpacker'S Hostel Mersing
Omar is a very nice guy but his place is unsecure as hell. Door locks are broken and the main entrance is only close by a grid which doesnt locks. Our rooms has been visited by some stranger in the night.
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