Pangkor Island Marina
28 November 2012 | Mainland Malaysia
We arrived here on the 19th November. Most of the Rally boats were here with a few anchored outside in the bay. Pangkor Island Marina is fairly new and a little isolated from any shopping centres. There was a fairly busy Ferry Terminal here which housed several restaurants and several restaurants were about 15 minutes walk away. From here we did a tour to the Cameron Highlands which was approx a 3 hour bus journey. Some of the things we saw were a Tea Plantation, an Insect, Butterfly and Plant Observatory. Cameron Highlands is mostly market garden, it was amazing to see those gardens up on the hills. Strawberries is one of the main crops grown here. On the return trip, we stopped of at a Traditional Village. The ancestors of the villagers had lived in the jungle for centuries, never wanting or needing anything. The survived on foods that the jungle supplied them. In recent years, they would come done to the highway and try and sell their wares etc to the passing traffic. Some years ago a missionary went into the jungle and was taught them all about Christianity and also talked some of them into coming down closer to civilisation. They built a small village on the side of the road and today there is approx 80 of them living there, mostly interbred. The tour buses stop there and they earn a few ringgt selling craft. All in all it was a very interesting day, arriving back at the Marina well after 10.00 o'clock. Next day we were leaving for Penang.