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Synapticism

An experiential journal of synchronicity and connection

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The Mystic Island of Pulau Besar

A trail to nowhere
On the wild shore of the mystic island of Pulau Besar.

One of my stranger day trips in Malaysia was to the mystic island of Pulau Besar in the state of Melaka, better known as Malacca to most English-speaking people. Situated in the Strait of Malacca, one of the world’s most important shipping lanes, the small island of Pulau Besar is steeped in myth and legend. It is also widely considered to be haunted—which partly explains why most of the island is abandoned.