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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... 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 ...
... to 30 degrees before it was comfortable,,,,never happy !!!!
Up early the next day for the Jungle train,,this train travels through the centre of Malaysia, takes about 9 hours and we thought it would be good way to see the countryside. Malaysian trains are very comfortable, clean and cheap , also you don’t have the problem with as I mentioned in my first entry,, which way round to sit????,,facing forward looking back and all ...
... 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 ...
... our slumber in what appeared to be a deserted parking lot/bus station. Signs indicated we were in Mersing, 3 hours later than we should have been, 8 hours later than we had hoped when we left Tanah Rata, which now seemed ages ago.
Unfortunately, it was now this purgatory time: too late to get a full night in a hotel, yet too early to wait for the first boat to Tioman island. We decided that getting at least some sleep was preferable, so we wandered ...