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... at least we will be visiting the modern city!
It is interesting to note that Singapore was originally part of Malaysia, but in 1965 was expelled due to some political disputes. More about that later too…
Our first stop (that's today!) in Malaysia is Kuantan, the capital of Pahang state. The main reason the tour guides on the ship give for picking this city to visit is that, though it certainly has seen its share of western tourists, ...
As most of the population is Islamic, they prefer cats as pets, as dogs are considered unclean and usually only owned by Chinese, cats are everywhere you look and usually have a crooked tail which is a local genetic trait. (Not purposely broke as we thought at first)
Islamic people can be arrested and locked up for drinking but for other non Islamic Malaysians this law does not apply. As a result drink driving isn't usually checked for ...
... through those roads...it was just too scary. The worst part was the diesel indicator started flashing and this added on to our stressful journey.
We reached Genting Sempah...finally, civilization! The mean monster needed diesel badly and we had to make a u-turn to head to the Petronas over there. From there Kuantan was another 260KM away...still a long way to go.
We finally reached Kuantan ...
... turtles go and probably squished a couple. Idiots.
So we turned our attention back to the mother who had covered her eggs. One of the guides began to dig up her nest to collect the eggs to be brought to the turtle sanctuary. That was the worst bit. They put the eggs into a plastic shopping bag.
They say that all of this is for the benefit of the turtles, but I wonder how much this is actually helping them and how much is just helping the guides pockets.
... over to the bus times it said there was a bus in 5 minutes. But then this Japanese girl came up to us and said she had been waiting for hours and no bus had turned up. Oh dear, so I asked on one of the buses and they confirmed four o clock. So we waited and waited then another backpacking couple appeared and we decided if the bus didn’t come by 4.30 we would all try and get a taxi together luckily it came yay. Next problem, as the last 5 buses hadn’t ...