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, thatโ€™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