Sep 29, 2021 • 6M

Couchfish Day 266: The Big Island

No shortage of sand—and piers

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Stuart McDonald
The Couchfish podcast. Following a day by day itinerary through Southeast Asia—for all those people stranded on their couch.
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A quick hop across the narrow straight brings me to Perhentian Besar. As the name suggests, this is the bigger of the two (besar means big) and by area is far less developed than Kecil. The entire east coast is wild jungle tumbling down to rocks and the sea, totally bereft of sand. Beautiful beaches dot the other three coasts—or used to.

I’m headed to Ma…

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