Omar'S Backpacker'S Hostel
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Rencontré en debut de soirée deux francaises et un singaporien avec qui on loge chez un local bien trippant.
Petite visite des chambre par un homme qui ne nous voulait surement que du bien mais aucune perte.
We left Singapore early to catch a bus to Johor Bahru in Malaysia. We got to the border crossing and it turns out I was meant to keep hold of my departure card for Singapore in my passport! It meant that I had to be taken to a room where I had to sit and wait to speak to an officer in a locked waiting area! My passport had been taken from me and I …
5th October 2009 - KL
Arrived safely in KL, got the bus from the airport (only 2 pound for a 60km journey) this took us more or less to our hostel door....which was fantastic as it was 10pm at night and very dark. The hostel is very basic and after HK has brought us back to reality and the real traveling starts here. …
... 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 ...
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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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