Category Archives: Malaysia

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The “Venice of the East” – Malacca, Malaysia

Our last stop in Malaysia before heading south to Singapore was the old colonial city of Malacca (or as it is know these days, Melaka). Like Penang, this city was a strategic port for Malaysia’s colonial powers, first for the Dutch and later for the British. The meandering Melaka River snakes through the city and […]

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Into the Jungles of Borneo – Uncle Tan’s Jungle Camp, Lower Kinabatangan Valley, Malaysia

We thoroughly enjoyed viewing Orangutans and Proboscis monkeys up close at a “rehabilitation centre” and “wildlife sanctuary.” Of course, the only reason these semi-wild animals can be found in these sanctuaries is due to their native habitat – the Borneo rainforest – quickly disappearing under a carpet of perfectly-planted rows of palm oil trees. Palm […]

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Welcome to Borneo! – Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Flying into Borneo, we were filled with excitement, but didn’t really know what to expect. We landed in Kota Kinabalu, checked in at the friendly Lavendar Lodge, and had a walk around town our first night there. We came upon a really cool restaurant known for its fresh catch. The place looked like a pet […]

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Old Friends and New Foods – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

We left the tropical rainforest of Taman Negara bound for Malaysia’s other major (urban) jungle in the buzzing capital city of Kuala Lumpur. This would be my second visit to KL – as it’s called by the locals – the first being some eight years before for the wedding of my good friend Rizal to […]

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