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Sabah and Sarawak are two Malaysian States on the Island of Borneo (the 3rd largest island in the world).  Sabah boasts a population of 3,203,000 … and Sarawak 580,000.  Borneo is a strange amalgamation of countries as Indonesia occupies 73% … East Malaysia 26% and Brunei 1%

Anyway, that’s enough about the geography of the place.  Let’s get on with the important stuff!

My contact to this area of Malaysia came through the Sail Malaysia Eastern Passage Rally 2009 … which commenced at Penang, on the West coast of Malaysia … and finished at Kota Kinabalu (KK), Sabah, East Malaysia. And later, a second separate event, a yacht race from Miri (Sarawak, Borneo, East Malaysia … gets confusing, right?) also led us back to this City of KK! 

*      Good friends and `competitors’ Geoff and Jan of SV Arnak       *

The Rally was a long event and we covered over 2,000nm (nautical miles … 3,700 kilometres).  My 1st Mate, Cathy, who joined me for the final leg from Terengganu, East Coast of Malaysia, is an Aussie from Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia … the town where Déjà vu III was built.


* We did have time for fun and this was a `live’ volcanic blow hole on an island just south of Kota Kinabalu.  That’s Cathy on the right … would you recognise her without the mud?    *


*      Gorgeous colours, Aye?      *

*  We do see many gorgeous sights along the way.  This was the east coast of Malaysia, near Terengganu.    *

      *  Some of the population of a Reserve we visited on the east coast of Sabah! *


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