Trip Start Sep 19, 2010
54Trip End Sep 19, 2011
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Now let me tell you something about the countryside. There are three types of landscape,
1. Palm oil plantations.
3. Rubber plantations.
In that order.
The Malaysian Peninsular jungles are the oldest jungles on Earth.
Something to be proud of and want to preserve you would think? Not for a minute!!! Slash and burn it and grow Palm trees. And when you run out of jungle slash and burn the rubber plantations and grow Palm trees!!!!
We arrived in Mersing at 3PM and waited 3 hours for the high speed boat over to the Island. We arrived on the Island after dark found our accommodation, ate and crashed. We awoke early in the morning walked on to the veranda and were well pleased with the view. Beautiful blue sea leading onto a lovely crescent sandy beach which gave way to thick jungle hills,beautiful.
The wildlife hear is fantastic both in the water and out. They say there are Sloth-bear in the jungle but alas I didn't see one,besides I wouldn't know a Sloth-bear if I fell over one. I did however see Monitor lizards,monkeys, large bats,eagles and the like.Not to mention the arrays of butterfly's and insects.Watching the fireflies at night on our balcony was an absolute pleasure.I took Cathy Snorkeling for her first time ever and we saw a Turtle and a Sting ray,first time lucky I guess.Corals and fish are lovely and I go out a couple of times a day.
Our chalet is beautiful and rustic,with the best location in the whole bay. At the front of the chalet is the beach and at the back is dense jungle.We were woken up one morning to the sounds of Monkeys playing tig on our roof.
We have not gone on any trips or anything we are just chilling out.
Just a quick pointer on prices.Our chalet cost £15 a night. Happy Hour at the bar along the beach is 3 beers for £2 and our Evening meals were £5 for the two meals and soft drinks.Not bad eh??
We stayed 4 nights on the Island and had a great time,and would go back tomorrow.
It is the 29 Sept today and we are in Melaka,but that is another story.