Omar's Backpacker's Hostel
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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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23rd April - We arrive at the port in Mersing around lunch time, so it is too late to catch the bus North. We check into the Riverside Inn and go for lunch. After which, we have an explore of Mersing. It doesn't take us long to realise that there is nothing here! One thing that shocked us is that apart from at the port, there are no backpackers ...
... bit surprised when we told him that we had decided to move on.
It was fun whilst it lasted, but another 3 weeks of standing around and drying glasses was definitely not going to do my sanity any good.
Fingers crossed our next helpx is more successful, bring on the SCUBA tanks we are off to count some sharks.
As with all our projects lately there is always some issues that follow us right up until the end, after arriving on the island on the ...
... a 2 hour bus ride,, then half a day wait for the train and a 2 hour train to Gemas. We have to stay the night at Gemas and have booked a fairly modern hotel here £20;00,,,, NO SMOKING ANYWHERE,,, Phyllis !!! No Smoking !! You get finned an extra £20;00 if you do,,, Roger kept reminding me !!! Huge room and nice bathroom, TV and freezing air con !!! we woke up in the night thinking it was snowing,,it felt like icicles in the air,,I had to turn ...
... it as a great lookout point.
We arrived at the Resort office two hours before our scheduled ferry, so after checking in we went to a nearby cafe and got something to eat. The whole area was dirty and rundown and we were happy to board our ferry at 12 for the half hour ride out to the island.
We raced out in to the South China Sea(!), and 30 minutes later pulled in to a jetty at Rawa Island. It was like something out ...
... little restaurant that did tasty roti canai, curries and dosa's. Mersing is a typical small Malaysian town that serves as a decent enough place to spend a night but doesn't have enough character to hold your interest for more than that. Onwards to Pekan!
James and ...