Traveldays to Jerantut

Trip Start Jun 23, 2010
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Trip End Jan 19, 2011


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Hotel Alcatraz ;)

Flag of Malaysia  , Pahang,
Monday, July 5, 2010

05/07/2010

Today we did not have to get up early because our bus to Kuantan from Mersing first left at 11.30. We did not take a shower, because we had to pack our towels wet, not a good idea. We ate our breakfast in the sun on our very small balcony outside near the street and watched the locals and tourists pass by. According the sun it would be a warm day in Malaysia and done with our breakfast we went to the station.

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Intercaption; Crossing a street in Malaysia

To start, there are no crossroads in most of the Malaysian towns, also not when one has to cross 4 lanes filled with heavy traffic. This is how one should cross a street here.

1) Pretend that you are God and nothing can harm you. Put this image into your mind.
2) First look to the right!! This is to see if there is any traffic coming on the first lane you have to cross.
3) Run across the first lane, till half of the street.
4) When on the middle of the road, look left this time, to make sure that not out of the sudden a motorbike drove on to the street and cross your fingers as you run for the last part before ending up save on the other side.
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At the busstation a local helped us to find the bus to Kuantan from we woud take another bus to Jerantut. On our way we saw our first big motorbike accident. An older woman crashed into a car coming from the right and according to all the bloodshettering, things did not look good for her.

The journey continued untill we pulled over at a police station. Our busdrivers got out and started talking and bargaining with some people there. Probably some corrupt business. After 30 minutes, the bus continued its journey and later we arrived in Kuantan. Due to the stop at the police station, we had missed our bus to Jerantut. Looking for cheap accomodation, a local said we should try hotel Chong. The description of our room is as follows: imagine a prisoncell with a double bed. Thats the idea. No windows but cheap and clean. For 5 euro per night we took the room. So who cares. We went into town to get some Roti Canai and Chicken Tandoori. Total costs: €1,65 and really delicious. We shopped a bit and went back to hotel Alcatraz to freshen up. After a beer, we slept the night with half an eye open. (prostitution, dealing etc in the hotel).

06/07/2010

Getting up early whas no problem in cellblock A at Alcatraz, due to a lot of noise early in the morning. After some swearing, we got out of bed and went to the busstation. There we ate some fruits and got on to the bus to Jerantut.
During a 10 munite stop, we changed busses (mechanical problem) and arrived 1 hour later at our destination. A shuttlebus whas already waiting to bring us to the hostel we had booked.
Jerantut is the last stop before heading to the Taman Negara National Park. We arrived early in the afternoon and decided to get our laundry done and to walk through town a bit. Nothing special to be found here, a mosque, a temple (where we caught the guard sleeping) and that is about it. We ate something at a selfservice restaurant. One tip: do not do that, it is not not nice to eat food thats outside the fridge all day. We went back to our hostel to sleep and freshen up. Dinner; Roti Canai again. We can't help it, but it is one of the best dishes in the world. So increadibly simple and so damn cheap. 
After dinner we had an info meeting about the Taman Negara and what to do there. The rest of the evening we spend reading and writing in our diary.  
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SILA UBAH NAMA GAMBAR MASJID LAMA JERANTUT BUKAN TAMPLE IN JERANTUT KE MOSQUE IN JERANTUT.

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