Omar'S Backpacker'S Hostel
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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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... ask the guests how they are we were told to shush or given a black look. We subsequently found out that the helpxers that were there before we all arrived had been sacked for being too friendly with the guests??!!
Thankfully during our time at the hotel it was busy and pretty much full as there was a movie being shot on one of the surrounding island and all the cast and crew were staying at the hotel. It was pretty cool having Hollywood types hanging around and ...
... new modern towns being built for the workers of theses plantations to live, huge expanses of deforestation and brown swaths of earth,, Brown rivers due to the forest floors being bare and the red earth running into the rivers when it rains. It is still however, very green,,nature is trying to overtake as plants are growing madly as they will in this climate,,hot and wet,,but these now lost rain forests can never be replaced,,,,,,,and ...
... come off as we rattled over a particularly rough part of the road and I could see daylight through the gaps!
Getting back in to Singapore was quite a palava. First the bus stopped and we all got off and went into the Malaysian customs building and had our passports stamped. Along a corridor, down an escalator and on to another bus to drive a short distance to Singapore customs where we walked up more steps, escalators and ...
Our journey started from the Mersing passenger's jetty. We(me n my brother) booked a ferry ticket for 9:30am and we waited at the jetty since 9:00am I can really felt that I’m back in Malaysia when we don’t board the ferry until 10:30am. 'Malay promise’ *sigh* It took me almost complete 2 hours before I arrived at my ...
... or be hijacked by Somali pirates. Surprisingly, the trip was without incident and 2 hours later, we set foot on the little piece of paradise called Palau Tioman.
(For anyone else in the same situation, arriving early morning in Mersing - we later learned that La'Rossa Hollidays and Tours, near the dock in plaza R&R room 13, is open when an early bus arrives and provides bamboo sleeping mats to catch a few zzzz's while waiting on the cement floor).