17 Jul - 19 Jul 2011 Mersing

Jalan Ismail 2
Embassy Hotel +6077982864
Clean and spacious twin room with air-con and wifi for MYR 55.- or US$ 18.30 per night.

Click below for an interactive road map of the Embassy Hotel in Mersing, which we would recommend, and for directions:


Exploring the pleasant fishing town Mersing and its revamped river front, bustling with fishing boats, knocking back a few ice-cold, smooth and mellow Vietnamese Legend beers (650-ml bottle for "only" MYR 10.- or US$ 3.35) at one of the many down-to-earth Malaysian Chinese noodle slurperies and thereafter exploring the pescetarian culinary wonders of the Malay east-coast cuisine: (i) reliable and cheap nasi dagang, made of rice, cooked with rich coconut cream, accompanied by a spicy tuna curry, a vegetable pickle and the devilled budu (a fermented anchovies sauce with a hint of lime juice, chillies and onions), (ii) cone-shaped satar which consists of (minced or sliced) succulent fish, marinated in and thickly coated with spices, chopped up shallots, onions, ginger and chillies, wrapped in banana leaves and grilled over a flaming charcoal fire, and (iii) keropok lekor, a chewy cracker made from ground fish or seafood, sago and salt and eaten with its special chilli dip.

Embarking on the ferry to the jungle-swathed duty-free island Pulau Tioman (MYR 70.- or US$ 23.50 per person, return), enjoying together with our friends Christina & Liau a great boat ride over the calm waters of the South China Sea through the Seribuat Archipelago and arriving after 2½ hours at the jetty of Tioman’s Kampung Air Batang.

Click below for a summary of this year's travels

Visit the Konni & Matt Online Albums and order high-res travel photos
Konni & Matt Travel Photos

Recommended books - click below for your Amazon order from the United States

For your Amazon schnaeppchens from Germany, please click here
For your Amazon bargains from Canada, please click here
For your Amazon bargains from the United Kingdom, please click here