A quick stop in Kota Bharu

After a great stay in the Perhentians, we decided to stop one night in Kota Bharu and fly from there the next day. At first sight, Kota Bharu appears to be a glauque, uncharming, dirty, somewhat dodgy city. This is not far off the mark and I would say that most people would not want to stay more than one night there. But, if you … Continue reading A quick stop in Kota Bharu

Beautiful Perhentian Islands

After our disappointing stay in the Gilis Islands I had very low expectations for the Perhentian Islands in Malaysia. But what a surprise when we got to the Perhentians! These Malaysian islands are absolutely nothing like the Gilis, that’s for sure. They are much more preserved, the coral is in far better condition, and there is still enough wild nature to ensure a peaceful and … Continue reading Beautiful Perhentian Islands