I would like to contribute my little story to add to other countless stories filled with tribulations and suffering of that era. We were one of lucky ones to have made it to Paulo Bidong unscathed. Our boat number was PB977. I will never forget. Often times I have reflected on the journey we have take and I am thankful for the courage of my parents to have successfully planned our escape and eventually brought 42 people to safety. We land in Malaysia on the 6th of Sep. 1983. Undoubtedly, we were guided from Above!
I am very glad to have found your website. Hopefully, I can reconnect with other people from PB977.