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Photo by Igor Djokovic, camping above San Juan river, Arizona USA

I haven't been everywhere...
but it's on my list!


Photo by Igor Djokovic,
camping above San Juan river,
Arizona USA



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Kuantan, Pahang

yummy food!
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Kuala Terengganu

I visited a turtle conservation NGO and the staff gave me a detailed explanation on the types of turtles, their breeding habits and had a look at the hatchlings nursery.
It was very educational.
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Kota Bahru, Kelantan
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Gerik, Perak
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close to the Thai border at Bukit Kayu Hitam, Kedah
Padang Besar, Perlis
Kuala Perlis, Perlis
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Alor Setar & Sg. Petani, Kedah
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Butterworth & Georgetown, Penang

It was raining heavily on the last 2 days of my tour.

From Butterworth, there are 2 bridges from mainland to the island. I decided to take the ferry as i've never taken the ferry from mainland to island before.

The ferry was delayed for at least 30 minutes due to the heavy rain and I am glad I did not use the bridge to cross over to the island.
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Bucket list done and I am going to Medan, Sumatera in January 2024 and then either to Thailand again or do Kalimantan if I can find a bike rental in Pontianak.

Another thing is Malaysia has the cheapest fuel cost compared to Thailand, Vietnam, Laos.
A litre of RON95 petrol is only RM2.05 or USD$0.44
In the other countries I mentioned the price ranges from USD$1.03 to USD1.18 per litre.
Fuel in Malaysia is heavily subsidized by the government but that will soon change as there are talk that the subsidies will be removed soon.

I could have sent my bike from Sabah to Peninsular Malaysia via RORO ship but it would not be worthwhile as the cost 1-way is around USD$200. To send my Tiger 800 would have cost me USD$400 altogether and my bike rental was slightly less than USD$200.

If I decide to go to Thailand in 2024 I will most likely send my bike over and ride it in to Thailand and spend at least 8 weeks to cover the whole of Thailand starting from the South to the North again and then make my way back to the South via a different route. I will have to leave Thailand midway for a border run or go back to Malaysia for a break. The only thing is I have to find a place to store the bike for a few weeks.



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