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Rawa Island

The family has spent another fantastic weekend away in Malaysia on Rawa Island, our favourite little retreat from Singapore with its lovely beaches and relaxed atmostphere. This time we travelled away for a long weekend that tied in with the Hari Raya public holiday, accompanied by the Eiemarkers, who stayed in the cabin next door to us so we could have all four children play together and enjoy the beach. This is our third time to Rawa, the previous time was about this time last year and the weather was just as good although this time we were treated to […]

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 […]