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Clearing in to Satun, Thailand: Stuck in the Mud

I’m living at a 5-degree angle. Drawers aren’t closing properly with the usual effort. I tripped going up our stairs, unused to the weird effect. David’s nervously pacing up and down the decks of our boat.  Starry Horizons is stuck in the mud, and we’re waiting for high tide. Sailing Langkawi to Satun After cruising…

Malaysia

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…

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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…

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Cruising to Singapore and One15 Marina

Most of our friends opted not to bring their boats to Singapore.  They either stayed in Indonesia or went to Malaysia, entering Singapore via public transit.  The reasoning is that you don’t have to pay to clear into Singapore and the marinas in Malaysia or Indonesia are a lot cheaper. We went to Singapore anyway,…