Watch out world the Barkers are coming!
This is a postcard from Singapore to Thailand, we have been extremely busy in the past three weeks, three different countries and some amazing places and experiences. We left perth well fed and ready for adventure, arriving in a very hot and busy Singapore with no-where booked and ended up in a run down hostel down a back street, it actually ended up to be really good and amazing for the money as Singapore is so expensive! Dave and i walked around Orchard road and to the Orchid gardens which were stunning, then back through the embassy buildings, such wealth! Nick May, our mate from Melbourne (he's really a Kiwi), met us on the Sat night and we headed out to the Ministry of Sound night club, (strories about that night another time). Sunday we went to the night safari, really well done, shows and a train which takes you through thier teritories, Lions roaring etc. Little India was interesting but other than that, glad we didn't have as long as we were going to have their. Nick had booked us on the night train to Kuala Lupmur, so we jumped on in our luxury cabins, even with on-suite and a waiter! Great fun but we all slept really badly, arrived in KL to find our hostel, it was disgusting, no air con, three to a room and we think the bed had fleas! Quickly looked for more accom and nothing looked better so we booked our bus to the Cameron Highlands for the afternoon, spent the day at the Patronas towers and on we went. The Cameron highlands were wonderful, really cool due to the hight they are at, wonderful journey up and up through tropical rainforest and local tribes living in the hills. Spent the day on a really long walk through the forest to the biggest tea plantation in SE Asia, tried to play golf but the rain saw to that! back down and onto Penang an island west of malaysia, quite large we realised riding the motor bikes around, really good way to see the real malaysia, everyone stopping for their prayers, local costume, little fishing vllages and tropical fruit farms. We travelled way up the hill in a train, swear it was 80degrees steep! Wonderful views in the evening, and an Indian festival going on in the temple behind. We visted a snake temple where they showed us a snake eating a mouse and brought it right out to us so we could see! Wonderful food and friendly people.