Walking the island


Once it was done raining, we decided to have a little walk around the island. Last time we did not really get to do this. But with both kids being now in good “walking condition”, this was easier to manage.

A few little things changed on the island since our last visit. So we were staying again at the same water front villa. Last time they were building on a structure next to it and this was complete now: the Rock Bar. Pretty neat. If it is not too loud at night, it’s pretty awesome that we can have a nightcap by just walking 20 meters from our villa.


The connected deck with the parasol and sunloungers already existed, too, but I think it was not really in use. Nice flora around here, too (after the break).

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Waiting for the boat


The trip through Malaysia went smoothly and we had arrived early at the resort's office in Mersing. We had to kill one hour for the boat to take us to the island would arrive. Nothing new here (except that they've renovated the office).

Eventually it was time and we made our way to the jetty from which we got on board.

We're nearly there…

Another trip to Rawa Island


Okay, we've done this before, but we're doing it again because: reasons. And if you must now, because it was awesome! So yes, this morning we are going to Rawa Island. Again.

Just as last time, the bus picked us up around 7:30 am and then we drove to the border to Malaysia. We stepped out for the passport checks at the Singaporean side and then stepped out again with all our luggage on the Malaysian side.

Here's me with Thomas after we had passed through the first step:

And here is all of us after the second step:

And then there was smooth sailing to Mersing where we would take the boat to the island. Here's us in the bus…

… plus Thomas, of course, whom I could not fit into that previous photo: