The Pangkor Marina stop is a rally favorite. James Khoo runs a great operation and he always seems genuinely glad to see us. He is now an official rally sponsor so we like to give him business. He has a great haulout yard right next tothe marina and lots of yachts take advantage and come early or stay late to get hauled out for work.
The couple below with Jason are Helane and Peter from Velella and we always have fun with them.
On the island tour this year, we had lunch on the beach. But we had some free time before it was ready and we found the hammocks strung in the almond trees over the soft white sand. They were so high off the ground that we couldn't get into some of them.
Near Port Klang, we anchored in the river delta near these fish farms. They are floating timber/stick structures with big blue plastic barrels for floatation.
At the nearby Buddhist temple, I climbed up for a great panoramic view across the strait to the mainland.
Jason and Karen at our lunch table.
This is part of a set of carved murals outside the Ipoh Train Station.
We were bussed to the Banjaran Resort Hotel to see the caves there. This is the most expensive place to stay in Malaysia! The place is nestled in the geothermal caves near Ipoh. This pool is just inside the front door of one of their villas that we were allowed to see. The water is heated by the underground geothermal waters that flow through the property.
A phallic stalagmite in a steamy cave. We were warned not to use cameras here unless they were waterproof. The steam was so pervasive that people who wear glasses were blinded by the fogging of their lenses. I had to lead one lady out of the cave as she couldn't find the door without her glasses.
Quite the property! We were glad to have gotten to see it and Ipoh.