Borneo [Malaysia and Indonesia] - July 2009
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Last evening on Perhentian Besar. I am not the only "geekette" to take a computer... Around me, lots of people are typing on Facebook or downloading pictures on their laptops.
At the end of the world but connected!
My diving buddy, Mandy, a German living in Japan for ten years, just bought a nice MacBook Pro, which made me miss mine. The night before last, we transferred our pictures from one computer to the other, while waiting for our meals.
And I don't know who, from Bettina (another German woman found by chance here, two years after our meeting in Sulawesi) or from Aziz, the king of the barbecue at Mama's (the famous little restaurant next to Watercolors), took the picture ...
I recommend this address if you are staying at Paradise Beach. The basic bungalows at Mama's Chalets are cheaper and better (no adjoining rooms and electrical outlets inside) than those of Watercolours-Paradise. And the food is really good.
Beaches almost deserted
Today was my last day in Perhentian Besar.... Already! No diving today, as I have to fly to Borneo tomorrow.
I took the opportunity to walk on the other side, in the south of the island. I bravely crossed a small part of the "jungle", in flip-flops and sarong (without getting any mosquito bites, I even met a monitor on the way!), to reach the beach of Cozy Resort and Abdul Chalets.
Behind (this is "after the last coconut tree, on the left of the rocksThe waiter at Abdul's told me that there is an old concrete staircase, with surreal colonnades, that leads to other beaches. Deserted or almost.
No restaurants or resorts, anyway. Just a pontoon where are moored fishing boats, closed wooden houses that sometimes host groups or holiday camps, a wave boui-boui ...
If I trust the maps I found, the place is called Teluk KK. At the end, a new cove, even more deserted. Perhentian Besar looks almost like the Seychelles, with its big round rocks bathed in the azure of the sea.
I know, it's provocation. But I assume my status of geekette at the beach. I feel obliged to transfer these last images immediately...