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Sailing the West Coast of Malaysia: the Malacca Strait

After having such a great time in Singapore, we set our sights on our next hurdle: sailing the west coast of Malaysia. Clearing Into Malaysia in Puteri After clearing out of One15 Marina in Singapore we motored 31 nm around the west side of Singapore and into Puteri Harbour Marina. As usual, passing under the…

Malaysia

Cruising Langkawi, Malaysia for 10 Days

We spent ten days cruising Langkawi with our friends aboard our boat Starry Horizons.  This was our big stop in Malaysia, and with all its beaches and towering landscapes, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Charter in Langkawi If you aren’t coming on your own boat, there are several charter companies operating in Kuah, including Dream Yacht…

Malaysia

A Day in Langkawi

About Langkawi Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands off the western coast of Malaysia.  The island group is surrounded by the Andaman Sea while only being 30 km offshore.  The islands are jungle-covered craggy mountains, which makes for stunning landscapes.  However, the water is very murky, with low visibility.  We are really crossing our…

Route Planning

Sailing the Indian Ocean in 2019

On December 9th, 2019, we crossed 20 degrees east to exit the Indian Ocean after over 500 days of cruising and sailing over 10,900 nm! There are many paths to take, and cruising boats veer outside of the scope of this post.  Indian Ocean routes typically start in Australia, since many boats go to wait…

Asia | Singapore | Travel & Sailing Blog

Singapore in Three Days

We were very excited to get to Singapore, the largest city on our 6-year circumnavigation.  We were staying in the beautiful One15 Marina on Sentosa Island, and after over 100 days cruising Indonesia the big city was exactly what we needed; a bit of luxury, plentiful shopping, and convenience! Tip: Sign up for the free Marina…

Boat Gear | Boat Gear & Outfitting

Reducing Disposable Plastics

Cruising Southeast Asia has made me so angry about plastics. It’s horribly depressing to realize that while plastics and waste, in general, are an issue in the United States, it’s nothing compared to the issues in countries like Indonesia. The prevalence of single-use plastics is overwhelming. For example, at cultural events we were given snack…