After KL I had a few days to kill before flying out of Singapore, so I thought that the stress of the fast few days required me to hit yet another beach!! So I got yet another bus up to Lumut, and then the ferry over to Pangkor Island. Pangkor is wicked, but apart from the holiday making side of things, is very under-developed. I stayed in the main backpacker area, and the cheapest place with the best beaches. The beaches on Pangkor are fabulous. There are even better beaches on the island, but many of them are for the very wealthy people who are staying in certain luxury hotels. Fine by me though cos mine was gorgeous.
Met three wicked guys as soon as I arrived (2 English and 1 French) and arranged to meet them later for dinner. Booked me into my hut (which was fab to be making the most of my last double bed and ensuite shower for a very long time), and checked the place out. There are just beaches and not alot else! Had a wicked evening of playing pontoon and drinking beer.
Made a trip into town the next day (which has nothing in it really) and managed to get some cash out and book my bus trip. Bought some fruit that I recognised aswel as some of the food where I was staying was pretty spicy and abit hit and miss! Alot of fried things for sale on the side of the road, but not always what you're looking for!
The night before we had decided to have a bonfire on the beach, and had a real backpackers night! Was fabulous. Due to the lack of people on the Island, we made a random but fantastic group! There was me, John, Leigh and Carl (all English), Silvane (French), Nathan (Canadian), Brit (Norweigen), the two Carolines (both Dutch) and Ron from Scotland. We were all such different people, but it was brilliant. There was Nathan on guitar all night - there was some real eyes closed singing going on, and he taught us a Canadian song. We stayed out on the secluded bit of beach talking rubbish until the water literally came up so high that we had to trek back onto the main beach (very dark and all very drunk by that time). We all stayed up into the early hours, and John and I were the last ones standing at 7am, when it decided to bucket it down (when it rains, it rains). We took shelter in some random huge hut thing, and made friends with 3 very skinny and very grubby kittens. (Again, photos to follow). Fantastic night - really travellery night - brilliant.
Stayed on Pangkor for a couple more days, before heading my weiry self back to Singapore to fly out the Perth. Can't believe I'm flying to Oz already - feels like its gone so quickly.