Tales From Abroad is a series where The Collegian publishes a blog post from a UR student currently abroad, with permission from the office of international educationThis week we feature Colleen, who is studying abroad in Singapore.

First trip of the semester was a success! My roommates and I went a quick, two-day trip to Tioman, a small island located off the east coast of Malaysia.

To get to Tioman, we took a three hour bus ride to the coast of Malaysia, followed by a two hour ferry ride to the island.

To get to Tioman, we took a three hour bus ride to the coast of Malaysia, followed by a two hour ferry ride to the island.

 

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The ferry ride was a little rough (the person that was sitting in front of Monica and me got sick, and let’s just say things got a little messy). However, we were rewarded with sunny skies and blissful beaches upon arrival.

 

 

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Tioman is a popular scuba diving spot thanks to the numerous coral reefs that surround the island.

 

McKenna, Lauren, Monica, and I went snorkeling one afternoon, spotting numerous fish, sea urchins, squid, and a dozen other sea creatures.

 

Celebrating McKenna's birthday beach-bum style

Celebrating McKenna’s birthday beach-bum style

 

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