Applying VISA approval, my bag is back and crossing the equator line

The difference between Singapore and Pontianak is abyss deep. No Skyscrapers, fancy and luxury gallerias, the roads are narrow, no sidewalks and the scooter traffic is terrible. Day after my arrival I took a ride across river Kapsus two bridges Kapuas river divides Pontuiak twice to visit the place Kapuas river divides Pontianak twice which divides the northern and southern hemisphere, Equator Monument. Twice a year march 21-23  and september 23 at noon [...]

By |februari 28th, 2019|Borneo, Journey Blog|0 Comments

Jakarta and 15 hour wait for the next Take Off to Pontianak

19 February We arrived to Soekarno Hatta Airport at Jakarta few minutes befor 24.00. My next flight to Pontianak will departure 15.20 tomorrow. The first I did after landing was to look for an VISA at Arrival desk, and apply for extended stay at Borneo. My Swedish passport allow me to stay for thirty days without VISA but an extended VISA givs me xtra thirty days. The officer told me that an extended VISA receipt [...]

By |februari 23rd, 2019|Borneo, Journey Blog, South East Asia|0 Comments

Jakarta first then Borneo next

18 February My flight to Pontianak and Borneo depart late Monday night and the taxi driver pick me up at hotel 16.00. Forty five minutes later the taxi stops outside Terminal three and entrance 4. I load my bags and bicycle carton on a trolley and then looking up airline Guardas check in counter. My trolley is full loaded with my panniers, bags and bicycle carton . By By Singapore Everything works fine [...]

By |februari 21st, 2019|Borneo, Journey Blog, South East Asia|0 Comments

Views and experience from Singapore

I stayed longer in Singapore that was meant from the beginning. The Chinese New Year celebration  affected the possibility of getting the bike fixed. Most of the bicycle workshops runs by Chinese. The second reason was that the airline ticket over to Borneo was 520$ cheaper after the weekend. During my wait I explored Singapore a little bit more and  I also meet my workmate Maggan and her husband Lars.  We had an nice evening [...]

By |februari 18th, 2019|Journey Blog, South East Asia|0 Comments

The most spectacular light show I’ve seen

The evening after my first visit at The Gardens by the Bay I did a new visit, this time in after the sunset. I've seen pictures and read infos about the Supertrees fancy light show and that i don't want to miss. When I got there the park was already full of people probably with the same thoughts as I, Supertrees light show. Apparently it's a popular show. People bring bags and picknic baskets of [...]

By |februari 16th, 2019|Journey Blog, South East Asia|0 Comments

Expensive, monumental, and Gardens by the Bay park

Singapore is an expensive city, especially downtown by the sea, but also very beautiful, particularly in the evenings when the city lights illuminating up the skyscrapers. Lots of traffic, but gently, an canal through the town. By this canal there is an walkway with lots of hotels, bars and restaurants. A canal floats through Town. and You can join a Canal Boat tour to explore China Town and Little India is two districts different [...]

By |februari 15th, 2019|Journey Blog, South East Asia|0 Comments

Goodby Malaysia and entering an Singapore city celebrating Chinese New Year

From Tekek at Pulau Tioman Island I had around 135 km left to go before I entering my nineteenth country since the start of my cycling journey. This is my last picture from Malaysia, Johor Bahru. On the other side of straits of Johor No probs with pass or other documents and an hour later after crossing the Straits of Johor I was in Singapore This is my last picture from Malaysia, [...]

By |februari 15th, 2019|Journey Blog, South East Asia|0 Comments

Pulau Tioman, three days with bath and snorkling

The Ferry from Mersing to Tekek på Pulau Tioman took 2 hours and it was dark when I arrived. Tekek is a very, very small town, just one street but there is an airport here. This is the ferry and fishermans harbor at Tekek After searching for hotelroom for about 30 minutes I found a cheap one close to the beach, Coral Reef. It's not much to do on the Island other than [...]

By |februari 8th, 2019|Journey Blog, South East Asia|0 Comments

A new cycle friend show up and three nights with snorkeling on the island of Pulau Tioman

Hi again friends The bike trip to Pekan on the east coast was both easy to cycled but also tough with many small slopes, but the road was beautiful as one overlooked all the oil palm plantations. No beautiful sight for me or those who lived in the rain forest that existed here before After the roads I saw several of snakes, mostly dead.This one, I helped over the road by warning [...]

By |februari 3rd, 2019|Journey Blog, South East Asia|0 Comments