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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger
    I doubled up with the missus and took off
    They don't fookin' make parachutes that size!

    Must have been ex-NASA.

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    Piss orf Charley

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    BTW.Good thread!


















    On the fookin' parachute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by runner
    I'm looking to get the ferry there from Satun later this month. Anyone have any experience of the trip?
    DURATION : Approximately 1 hours 15 minutes
    No, but 1 hour and a quarter is nothing, I've done the 3 hours from penang to langkawi, which is great when the sea's calm, but if you do a search, you will find that ferry affectionately known as 'The Puke Boat'

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    Quote Originally Posted by charleyboy
    BTW.Good thread!


















    On the fookin' parachute.

    I've just got that Very good

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    Heading off to Langkawi end of November . . . just a long week-end before we head off to NZ.

    Nice place, but it's become very expensive

    (Nice thread, by the way)

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    Heading off to Langkawi end of November . . . just a long week-end before we head off to NZ.

    Nice place, but it's become very expensive

    (Nice thread, by the way)
    Can't believe you're going to New Zealand.
    LOOOng cold grey grey winters and short summers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    Heading off to Langkawi end of November . . . just a long week-end before we head off to NZ.

    Nice place, but it's become very expensive

    (Nice thread, by the way)
    Can't believe you're going to New Zealand.
    LOOOng cold grey grey winters and short summers.
    Yea, Mrs Hat misses uNZud, the kids will get better schooling than their overpriced international schools so far, they'll have an even chance when entering the workforce and not be discriminated against due to their ethnicity, won't get cheated at every turn etc etc etc . . .
    Cooold winters . . . just spent a month there at temps between 6 and 16 - quite nice actually. Showers without sweating immediately after - suits and no sweat.
    Corruption among the constabulary? Highly doubtful

    Just so many things to speak for it, mate. Mrs Hat can't stand Australia and isn't too fond of Aussies, so it's NZ

    I was born in the tropics, spent most of my life in the tropics except for Germany, NL and France and the US - cold is actually quite pleasant.

    Anyway, flights are cheap (admittedly not as cheap as here) and new destinations beckon

    Time for whitey country again

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    Heading off to Langkawi end of November . . . just a long week-end before we head off to NZ.

    Nice place, but it's become very expensive

    (Nice thread, by the way)
    Can't believe you're going to New Zealand.
    LOOOng cold grey grey winters and short summers.
    Yea, Mrs Hat misses uNZud, the kids will get better schooling than their overpriced international schools so far, they'll have an even chance when entering the workforce and not be discriminated against due to their ethnicity, won't get cheated at every turn etc etc etc . . .
    Cooold winters . . . just spent a month there at temps between 6 and 16 - quite nice actually. Showers without sweating immediately after - suits and no sweat.
    Corruption among the constabulary? Highly doubtful

    Just so many things to speak for it, mate. Mrs Hat can't stand Australia and isn't too fond of Aussies, so it's NZ

    I was born in the tropics, spent most of my life in the tropics except for Germany, NL and France and the US - cold is actually quite pleasant.

    Anyway, flights are cheap (admittedly not as cheap as here) and new destinations beckon

    Time for whitey country again
    And Kiwis are such great people? Kiwis whinge as much as poms do. Must be linked to shitty weather or the inferiority complex they share.

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    Looks like only you suffer from an inferiority complex

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    Looks like only you suffer from an inferiority complex

    Nope. I'm good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baconandeggs View Post
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    Looks like only you suffer from an inferiority complex

    Nope. I'm good.
    I doubt you're the one to say - self-diagnosis is seldom correct

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post

    Nice place, but it's become very expensive.

    I have not been back to Langkawi for quite a few years now, I do like it and must get back.

    What do you consider very expensive ? It's duty free status provides cheap drinking and local food was on Par with KL.

    I imagine middle of the road digs are still available so if not going High So in the above departments whats the big deal. ?
    I do not give Patsycat " The Horn " thank Fuk.

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    Yea, I'm thinking along the lines of nice hotels on the beach - booze and fags not really relevant to me - local food is good anyway, but we are surrounded by it every day

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    Yep, Terry , that doesn't make any sense at all, unless you are Malaysian.

    That currency has taken a right walloping this year and is tipped to get even worse.
    Never been a better time to visit.

    Heres some graphs showing how Brits, Europeans, Thais and Septics are much better off there over the last 5 years.

    The aussies don't fare as well, but when you look what you were getting 6 months ago.............















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    ^

    Good old Aussie dollar ain't to flash innit. Still OK in Malaysia though.

    Anyway, I ain't Hi-So, I'm Middle so.

    That means that Langkawi will be exactly the same price wise as last time I was there.

    I do like Malaysia, the locals are a good crew I reckon.

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    Indeed, Terence, you have it right. Malaysia generally offers far better value than LoS and the locals have that virtue of not being cursed by congenital stupidity, unrelenting lawlessness and an avarice that transcends all other considerations. Imagine Canang beach if it were in Pattaya, Hua Hin or Phuket?

    I feel it's time I gave the wingman an airing and I think Langkawi beckons.

    I have to say, I have never had a bad experience in all my times in Malaysia. The only downside is the dearth of a decent cooked breakfast with real bacon and sausages.

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    In 1987, I found Malaysia to be the most boring country I'd visited in Asia. The locals were the most disinterested in foreigners and as in Indonesia, almost every male smoked.....often on non-smoking buses or right under No Smoking signs.

    Congenital stupidity was most active in the Malay males I encountered and with a few interesting exceptions, the Indian and Chinese people were rather jaded and disinterested in chatting with myself or other Westerners I got feedback from.

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    Thank you for reminding me about the cursed ringgit . . .

    No point selling up here as the currency malaise (yes, on purpose) is making this untenable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Latindancer
    The locals were the most disinterested in foreigners and as in Indonesia
    When I live in Indonesia I found this acceptable. They simply leave one alone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Latindancer View Post
    In 1987, I found Malaysia to be the most boring country I'd visited in Asia. The locals were the most disinterested in foreigners and as in Indonesia, almost every male smoked.....often on non-smoking buses or right under No Smoking signs.

    Congenital stupidity was most active in the Malay males I encountered and with a few interesting exceptions, the Indian and Chinese people were rather jaded and disinterested in chatting with myself or other Westerners I got feedback from.
    Are you interested in chatting with random tourists in Australia?

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
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    Looks like only you suffer from an inferiority complex

    Nope. I'm good.
    I doubt you're the one to say - self-diagnosis is seldom correct


    I dont live in a cold miserable place with crap beaches. Got nothing to feel bad about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Latindancer View Post
    In 1987, I found Malaysia to be the most boring country I'd visited in Asia. The locals were the most disinterested in foreigners and as in Indonesia, almost every male smoked.....often on non-smoking buses or right under No Smoking signs.

    Congenital stupidity was most active in the Malay males I encountered and with a few interesting exceptions, the Indian and Chinese people were rather jaded and disinterested in chatting with myself or other Westerners I got feedback from.

    Yes it is a bit boring. It is like they have had all sense of fun removed from their soul. KL ranks as the worst capital Ive been to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baconandeggs
    I dont live in a cold miserable place with crap beaches. Got nothing to feel bad about.
    True, you don't live near a beach . . .
    Quote Originally Posted by baconandeggs
    Yes it is a bit boring. It is like they have had all sense of fun removed from their soul. KL ranks as the worst capital Ive been to.
    And when you actually get to KL one day you'll affirm your opinion of the worst capital you've ever been to - easily the worst of the two Bangkok and KL . . .

    Well done, Abby . . . how are those calf muscles going? Any semblance of muscle tone yet to play rugby and drag 120lb boat around?

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by baconandeggs
    I dont live in a cold miserable place with crap beaches. Got nothing to feel bad about.
    True, you don't live near a beach . . .
    Quote Originally Posted by baconandeggs
    Yes it is a bit boring. It is like they have had all sense of fun removed from their soul. KL ranks as the worst capital Ive been to.
    And when you actually get to KL one day you'll affirm your opinion of the worst capital you've ever been to - easily the worst of the two Bangkok and KL . . .

    Well done, Abby . . . how are those calf muscles going? Any semblance of muscle tone yet to play rugby and drag 120lb boat around?
    What drugs are you on? Your post makes no sense.

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