Sunday, February 22, 2009

Camping in Pangkor

I joined a group of after degree students for a four day camping trip from Feb. 17-20. This isn't an after degree student in the picture, it's the son of one of the lecturers who joined us. We were really busy. We kayaked, hiked, and repelled ourselves from a cliff (about 80 feet). We prepared all our own meals, lots of rice and fish. Our tents were pitched right beside the ocean, and the six of us (Canadians) gave swimming lessons to the locals. It's interesting that they live on an island, therefor surrounded by water, but most of them are very afraid of it. In Malaysia only wealthy families are able to afford swimming lessons.

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