Perhentian Islands (Big)
24.03.2010 30 °C
After an eventful bus journey, which involved an old Scandanavian couple ranting at the Malaysian driver to slow down and resulted in him driving us at 40 kph for about an hour, including an extra long fag break at a service station, we finally got on the ferry. The trip across to Perhentian was about 30 mins and the water was a little choppy but not too bad.
The ferry driver dropped us off at the small Island, assuring us that it was indeed Flora bay 2, despite the big Shari La sign on the beach! We must have asked him half a dozen times - our suspicions were raised that he didn't know what was going on when he answered yes to both the questions 'Is this the big Island' and 'Is this the small Island'!
So 75 ringgits was wasted on a boat taxi over to the large Island and Flora 2. After finding alcohol very hard to come by (It is there, in two places that we knew of) We decided that we should have stayed on the small Island!! Luckily we had bought some bottles over with us, so we had these back at the chalet. There was also a short power cut of about 15 mins while we were on the chalet balcony. All in all a bit of a crap day, never mind. At least Perhentian Islands are quite beautiful, which softens the blow a little!