Samudera Bidara Resort
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... places to sleep in the camper.
We had to fuel up that morning and while I paid, Des hunted around for the fuel tank key. It took awhile, so the petrol station owner said, we'd had some of the fuel already and locked the pump. Well, it was extremely hot out in the sun and Des and I were both trying to explain we hadn't had any fuel yet, both of us getting quite red in the face. The upshot of that was that, after Des fuelled up, he forgot to pop ...
Our Taxi turned driver Mohd. Took us on a day trip to Malacca. We stopped along the way at the Crocodile farm (it was OK) but then the butterfly and croc farm which was great. We then went to the old town of Malacca and toured around for about 2 hours during sunset and saw all the lights start to light up the old town. On the way back we stopped ...
... as friendly and welcoming as the rest of Malaysia has been. We were the only westerners there. It was all Malaysians, most of them women in pretty much full Muslim garb. So we were the only ones with much skin on show. If this had been the UK, and roles reversed, I have no doubt the Malaysian women would have got **** for being different, for jumping in the waters in full dress. Here we were welcomed and spoken to with interest and friendliness, despite us being the different ones. ...
... we got a bus from Singapore to the boarder crossing and customs into the boarder town of Johor Bahru. 3 buses and 3 stops for $2.50. We figured out the hustle and bustle and got yourselves a cheap and pretty comfy bus to take us to Malacca. Our guest house we got is nice and clean and roomy. We booked a private 2 single aircon room. Worth the $10 a night for! We went ...
... like a dog next to a roast dinner, and my heart fell when we saw that it was closed. For a week, until the Thaipusam festival was over. We trudged back whence we came, consoling ourselves with chocolate from the 7-11 and some more bland market food. For me, this was akin to the Palace getting wet in the Grand Canyon storm: it was the last straw. Melaka had stripped me of any positivity and hope that it could get better.
It's strange how essential food can be. I still ...
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