Malacca – Malaysia

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Admiral Marina – Port Dickson

On our return from Singapore we headed back to Country Garden Marina for a couple of days and then set off for Langkawi via the Melacca Straights.  We are taking part in Sail Malaysia which is a rally which goes from Johor to Langkawi.  It is not a long rally and there are many stops in marinas which is unusual for us – anchoring being our preference.   Our first stop was Admiral Marina continue reading…

Singapore

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Night view of Singapore

As Singapore is only a couple of miles away, it seemed a shame not to visit and experience yet another different culture.   We travel slowly when we are sailing, sometimes only a couple of miles an hour but we don’t usually mind the slow pace – in fact we cherish it as it is so relaxing and peaceful.  Not so the journey to Singapore. continue reading….

First port of call in Malaysia

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Luxury in a marina in Johor Bahru

To get to Malaysia from Indonesia you have to cross the notorious Singapore Straights – the busiest shipping lane in the world – they are not kidding.  The actual crossing is only about a mile so takes only a short time but you are dodging huge tankers, tugs and cargo ships, all of which are doing at least double your speed.  It was quite fun weaving in and out of them and once we had crossed we just continue reading…….