We have to start by saying – to get to paradise, it takes hard work. Because while some lucky folks might live in one, most others yearn to get to one. Yeah, the fabled 1%. Not too far away from the little red dot, one can really come to one such paradise. Not that we ourselves aren’t one of them tropical island paradises… just a lot more expensive.
An hour plus or so as the
crow plane flies north, one will come up to a tiny cluster of islands on the eastern coast of peninsula Malaysia.
In the way past, it used to be an arduous journey on bus and then across the water to get there. A number of years ago, it was possible to fly like a bird to it. Then it changed again to the original arduous approach. This flip flop is regrettable in our opinion, for our adventures there were both fun filled and sunfilled (if there is such a word).
Our larger neighbour to the north isn’t just a place for cheaper shopping or food. It is so much more than that. For the country is blessed with not just natural resources but also natural beauty. And it is the latter that we sought out when making this journey. Think this was the last time we actually snorkeled and interacted with the fishes. Perhaps it is time to check the goggles are still in one piece.
Do you enjoy getting into the water?