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Desaru Beach

sunny 35 °C

Hi all,
Hows it going back home??

We have hit the beach! yay.
So from the Cameron Highlands we travelled to Kuala Lumpur (KL) on a luxury bus, which was basically like being business class on a plane! All the long distances buses are luxurious over here - it's ace! In KL we managed to get our heads around the transport system because it is just to hot to walk. We saw some museums, the aquarium, the Patronus towers (day and night are spectacular) and went up the towers to the skybridge and up to the 86th floor (highest point tourists can go). They are the worlds largest twin towers, although only about half the height of the big tower in Dubai.

From there we travelled by luxury bus to Johor Baru, and then got a taxi to Desaru beach as we would have had to wait about 4 hours for a bus and we didn't have a hotel booked! So arrived and found the beach has a few nice resorts but the town is a few miles away and as we arrived on a saturday it wasn't easy getting a room. We ended up having 1 night in a rather crummy hotel which couldn't even give us dinner (although not sure we wanted it having seen the state of the kitchen) we then walked (next day) up the road to a posh resort and are now treating ourselves to 2 nights in the poshest place I have ever been (for about 50 pounds a night!!). We have a suite which is about the size of our house. There are 2 swimming pools, the beach and a water park (which is a little kiddified), as well as a whole load of optional activities. There is live music every evening and somehow I ended up singing on the mic to about 100 people last night!! There is also a bus to take you around the site because it is that big! The excitment of this is not wearing off.

Well it will be a little sad to leave here tomorrow, but we are off for a few days in Singapore before heading to Australia on the 14th.

Sam and Dan

Posted by SamDan travel 20:35 Archived in Malaysia

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Hi kids, really pleased to hear that the shine has not worn off over a month into the trip. Lots of good things to look forward too.

by Gordon Boot

Excellent! ALways nice to have a bit of luxury! Loving reading all about your journey! xx

by Tara

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