Tioman Island to Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia

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We caught the ferry to Mersing today from Tioman Island, after surprise farewells from the loveliest Dive Master on Tioman Island Miss Lee, quickly dropped off at the last minute by Captain Leigh and Wasabi with his kind heart waiting near the departure bridge – we felt really special xxx Kid 4 as always, can sleep anywhere and did so on the journey back to the mainland on the ferry to catch a bus to Kuala Lumpur, an approx 6 hour trip. We stayed at the Prescott Hotelhttp://www.prescottinn-kualalumpur.com/ in the financial district. We have come to the area by invitation to meet one of the divers from Eco Divers family in Kuala Lumpur. We knew our connection with this very special man would last a lifetime and couldnt miss the opportunity to meet his family and get to know them as well as we have come to know him in the past 3 weeks on Tioman. What started as a really scary experience for some members of the household, who we later find out had little warning of our pending arrival & have never had a foreigner in their house, became a valuable learning experience for all of us. My children have also never experienced a close relationship with a Muslim family and were worried about making a good impression. All  that my children have learnt about the Muslim community & religion previous to today has been media based and now first hand they have made friends, lasting impressions and connections that will last a lifetime. We unexpectedly ended up staying 2 beautiful nights at the Ismail family home, a time we will always cherish. There are some pics of Low Yat plaza (electrical shopping hub) attached, we took the train in to Kuala Lumpur to buy kid 2’s long awaited camera, made a day of it. Being a Sunday, we saw some cool fashion, heaps of great people watching opportunities .A big thank you to Etton, Atikah, Afifah, Fikri and of course Sham for opening your hearts and home to our family xxxxx  Please follow this link to see more images at https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.460324520800357.1073741860.441531179346358&type=3