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Pulau Aur Dive Weekend

A cheeky weekend away in Malaysia was on the cards while Lotta and the girls were in Sweden, so thanks to some prompting from Husain I took the plunge and decided to revisit the beautiful little isle where I learned to dive way back when in September 2001. This time the trip was the old-school approach: 7pm coach departure from Singapore, watching the obligatory pirate DVD on the crowded Malaysian “Bas Persiaran” out over the causeway, through Johor Bahru and towards the sleepy coastal port of Mersing. After the mandatory 1 hour stop to pick up food, batteries and cigarettes […]

Rawa Island Weekender

Well it’s already June and time is flying by faster than we could imagine! The last month has been pretty quiet on the work front but we have had visitors again. This time Steven, Therese and Ella came to visit and spent several weeks with us here in Singapore. One of the highlights was a quick weekend to the island of Rawa, which is a small white sand fringed island off the coast of Malaysia and only about 3 hours drive from Singapore. So we crossed the causeway to Malaysia late on Friday afternoon and set off for a quick […]