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Malaysia 2015


Malaysia 2015  

We checked out of Indonesia in Nogsa Point Marina and hurried through the very busy shipping lanes south of Singapore so we could enter Senibong Marina close to the causeway to Singapore on the east side before low tide.

In Senibong a smart rat wanted to crew onboard, and it took a stressing week to get rid of it.

Dana Felicia entered into another Rally: Sail Malaysia which started from Puteri Marina which unfortunately is not accessible for Dana Felicia due to a bridge between Malaysia and Singapore with only 25 m clearance which lacks a couple of meters. This rally only covered the west coast of the Melaka peninsula plus the islands there.

On the way to the final destination for the rally in Pulau Langkawi, the following places were visited: Pulau Pisang, Melaka, Admiral Marina (Port Dixon), Pulau Pintu Gedong, Pangkor Marina, Pulau Pangkor, Pulau Pinang, Pulau Dayang Bunting, Pulau Rebak Besar, and Telaga in Pulau Langkawi.

Sailing in the Melaka Strait was a bit difficult due to the many fishing trawlers. Due to the very light winds of less than 10 knots the engine was almost used all the time during this rally. The total distance during this rally amounts to 503 Nm with 73 hours of motoring.

Also in Malaysia the people are very friendly and helpful, and the food is well spiced and good. The highlights were the interesting visits in the towns of Melaka, and George Town on Pinang, both of which are appointed as World Heritage towns. They have very beautiful buildings in old colonial style, and have quarters with Indian and Chinese style cultures and good food accordingly. Also the island of Pangkor and Langkawi plus the busy capitol of Kuala Lumpur was interesting in their own way.

The final destination for Dana Felicia in 2015 was Telaga Marina on Langkawi, where she was docked December 9th and will stay until sometime in February 2016.

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