Malaysia trips September 2012 – Pulau Rawa!

Just got back from a great trip to Pulau Rawa, where we stayed at the Rawa Island Resort. Just three hours away from Singapore, door-to-door (including coach pick-up from Singapore, customs to Malaysia, travel through Malaysia to Mersing, and ferry to Pulau Rawa), this was one great deal! While we had a bit of trouble connecting with our pick-up in Singapore, everything after that went smoothly – even the weather. No problems at all!

The island was superb, our hut only 15 metres from the surf (the first night we slept with the doors closed and the air-con on because the waves were noisy, but after that we had the doors opened, the screens closed, and the fan on – perfect). The food was not so great, but the weather, the climate, the entertainment… all superb – we played ping pong, badminton, and all sorts of beach activities, chilling out and hanging out to our heart’s content. While we couldn’t do proper scuba diving (none of us had masks adjusted to our various levels of near-sightedness, and therefore no snorkel breathing apparatus), we did skin diving with our goggles and saw plenty of coral, tropical fish, not to mention a cloud of sardines that was hanging around. We had our guitars there, so there was plenty of groovy times. It was a young crowd, aged 25-45, with kids of all ages up to 12 or so.

Here are a couple of pics:

On our way to Pulau Rawa

On our way to Pulau Rawa

Rock 'n' roll Rawa

Rock 'n' roll Rawa

First view of our home for the next three days - exquisite!!

First view of our home for the next three days - exquisite!!

First beers - evening on Rawa!

First beers - evening on Rawa!

First beers - evening on Rawa!

First beers - evening on Rawa!

View from inside the cottage - beach in the background

View from inside the cottage - beach in the background

Explorin' in the mornin'.

Explorin' in the mornin'.

Explorin' in the mornin'.

Explorin' in the mornin'.

Rock 'n' roll breakfast

Rock 'n' roll breakfast

Rock 'n' roll breakfast

Rock 'n' roll breakfast

Rock 'n' roll coffee

Rock 'n' roll coffee

Beach bitch

Beach bitch

Peter and Zen - sardine cloud in the background

Peter and Zen - sardine cloud in the background

Brunch hunch

Brunch hunch

Rock 'n' roll lovin'

Rock 'n' roll lovin'

Peter and Zen in a kayak

Peter and Zen in a kayak

Peter and Zen in a kayak

Peter and Zen in a kayak

Weekend warriors

Weekend warriors

Weekend warrior

Weekend warrior

Guitar bungalow

Guitar bungalow

our porch

our porch

Chilling out, reading the Angela Bowie book...

Chilling out, reading the Angela Bowie book...

Our cottage

Our cottage

Zen and his new friends playing foozball

Zen and his new friends playing foozball

Feeding the fish

Feeding the fish

Peacock on a hot tin roof

Peacock on a hot tin roof

Peacock on a hot tin roof

Peacock on a hot tin roof

Naoko atop Bukit Rawa

Naoko atop Bukit Rawa

View of Rawa Resort's jetty from Bukit Rawa

View of Rawa Resort's jetty from Bukit Rawa

Kayaks passing Cape Rawa

Kayaks passing Cape Rawa

Peter on Bukit Rawa

Peter on Bukit Rawa

Bukit Rawa

Bukit Rawa

Captain Kayak!!

Captain Kayak!!

Kiting in the face of a powerful storm

Kiting in the face of a powerful storm

Kite power!

Kite power!

Let's swim... there's a storm coming...

Let's swim... there's a storm coming...

The eye of the storm above us!!

The eye of the storm above us!!

Rage against the machine!!!

Rage against the machine!!!

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