The riding pace in Asia is much relaxter than it was in South America. I am almost here for a month now and I have only done 770 km whereas on my way to Buenos Aires Argentina I did over 3000 km in one week. After Singapore I rode to Mersing and took the ferry to the Island of Tioman. White sandy beaches, blue water and palm trees. Could be Paradise if it weren't for the building activity that is going on here now. It is clearly off season and everybody seems to be refurbishing their beach huts or restaurants before the big influx of tourists in the summer. But is is nice and quiet now and a much better time to kick back than in peak season.