Somewhere Between Singapore and Malaysia – We decided to fly to Indonesia instead of taking a ferry as they have a tendency to be overcrowded and sink. So we booked a flight to Bali from the Johor Bahru (JB) airport in Malaysia, just over the boarder from Singapore, because it was a quarter of the price.
On the morning of our flight we took a bus to the border, went through customs and immigration to exit Singapore then entered Malaysia. Then we took another bus to a bus terminal in JB where we could catch yet another bus to the airport.
While at the bus terminal I gave my money belt a superstitious pat to make sure my passport was still there; it wasn’t. Neither was it in my pocket or my bag. I realized with horror that I lost my passport. As frantic tears welled up in my eyes I told Stuart that it was gone – I must have dropped it on the bus.