The beach at Perhentian Resort, after Coral View, on Perhentian Besar. Malaysia, July 2009.
The beach at Perhentian Resort, after Coral View, on Perhentian Besar. Malaysia, July 2009.

Malaysia: my projects so far

  Between Two Journeys

Dear English-speaking readers, this page is an automatic translation of an article originally written in French. I apologise for any strange sentences and funny mistakes that may have resulted. If you read French, click on the French flag below to access the original, correct text: 

I've got plenty of time to make plans at D-87... This will be a "diving and lounging" trip. Hence my choice of stops: islands and beaches.

But it would be a shame not to go a little inside to see the jungle, one of the most famous and oldest on the planet.

Then I'll decide: maybe I'll make a detour on the way. Below, a map showing the various places where I plan to stop.

Malaysia. Draft itinerary.

To begin, the islands Perhentian (Kecil the small and Besar la grande) and, in the same sector, that of Redang. To dive and bubble.

Then maybe a stop on the beach of Cherating.

Then on to the island of Tiomanto the south, unless I'd rather take a detour into the interior, for a junglesque trip to the Taman Negara. Who knows if I won't push on to the other coast, to visit MalaccaThe old colonial town is said to be well worth a visit? We'll see. We'll see.

Afterwards, anyway, obligatory passage by Johor Bahru south of the peninsula, on the border with Singapore, or by Kuala Lumpur if I'm closer, to get on a plane and fly off to Borneo.

There, arrived at Kota Kinabaluafter which, it will be necessary to win the port of Semporna...on the southeastern tip of the island, overlooking the Sulawesi Sea. On the way, possible stops: at the turtle national park, at the orangutan centre, or even in the jungle. I'll do without the climbing at the Mount Kinabalu (which rises to over 4,000 meters), surely extraordinary, but for true trekkers ...

From Semporna, we embark for SipadanPalau Sipadan has been a famous island ever since Cousteau described it as an "inviolate piece of art". Palau Sipadan means "singular island" in Malay. It is said to be one of the world's top five dive sites. Other fantastic diving islands around : Mabul, Kapalai

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  Malaysia: Peninsula and Borneo - July 2006