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DAY 1177        24-04-2014

PASAKA NJEMA, have a NICE EASTER (in Kiswahili) from wonderfully rainy Tanzania!

MALAYSIA 01.09.2008 - 27.09.2008


Territory: 329.758 sq.km.
Population: 26,6 . (2007)
Borders: Thailand, Singapore
Tel. Inter. code: +60
Time: GMT +8
Languages: Bahasa, Chinese, Tamil (hindu), English
Money: 1 euro = 4,8RM
Driving: on the left side

INFO
Visa: Valid for 30 days, issued at the border for free  
Diesel cost: 1.900RM/lt  - 0,40 Euro (11/2008)
Mobile phone: Ti Gi, 18RM (4 Euro)
Shopping:
Bottle water: 2RM (0,50 Euro)
Cigarettes: 8R (2 Euro)  
Internet connection: 2-4RM (0,50-1 euro)
Cinema: 12RM (2,4 Euro)
PADI open water course: 1.100RM (220 Euro)
AIG car insurance: 96RM (20 Euro) valid for 3 months
Power boat to Pulau Perhentian: 70RM (14 Euro)

TIPS
We liked: clean cities, road quality, the peaceful character of the locals.
We didnt like: the tendency to modernism 
Could be: an ideal country for living
Dont miss: scuba diving in one of the exotic islands here, shopping in KL

Accomodation:
Kuala Lumpur: Grocers inn in Chinatown: 35-50RM (fan/AC)
tel:+60.320787906, email:
enquiry@grocersinn.com.my
www.grocersinn.com.my
Melaka: Sim ct Hotel 50RM Tel:+60 62828422
email:
simct.hotel@gmail.com
Pulau Kapas: Lighthouse 20-50RM, Tel:+60 192153558
Pulau Perhentian: Watercolours resort 50RM
Tel:+60.96911852 Emai:
info@watercolours.com.my
www.watercoloursworld.com, www.impiani.com
Penang: Swiss Hotel 35RM, Tel:+60 2620133
SD guesthouse 20-40RM, Tel:+60 42616102
e-mail:
sdghpg@steamyx.com, www.sdguesthouse.com.my

Favorite food: Deep fried fish, noodles, pancakes and 2RM burger at our favourite Chinatown stall (find it!)

More tips:
There is only one way to take your car to Indonesia from Malaysia. By cargo boat from Penang to Belawan. Contact Cakra shipping in Georgetown Penang: email: cakrashipping@gmail.com.
tel: 0060.124709717 0060.42625879
Tolls are a little bit expensive on the west coast highways especially around KL. We paid 36 RM from Penang KL.
The most fancy shopping mall in KL is Surya KLCC next to the Petronas towers.
Speed limit on highway is 110 km./h

USEFUL GPS
2.25.853 103.50.718 Mersing camp 16/09/08
4.19.816 103.29.370 Kigal camp 17/09/08
6.31.262 100.25.133 Border Malaysia- Thailand 27/09/08
3.09.562 101.42.692 Petronas 09/09/08

LINKS
www.watercoloursworld.com, you come to dive here!
www.grocersinn.com.my, if you want to stay cheap and clean in KL
www.landrovermalaysia.com.my, for servicing your LR
www.tourism.gov.my, for travel infos
www.kakiseni.com
for cultural news in the country



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