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Leaving Borneo, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia travel blog

Leaving Borneo

A travel blog entry by jawad

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Leaving Borneo tomorrow and going back to the capital Kuala Lumpur on Peninsular Malaysia. It's been a fantastic month on this huge island (third largest in the world after Austrailia and Greenland) and the highlight for me has got to be climbing Mount ...

Earthquake rattles Singapore and thousands flee!!!, Kuala Taman, Malaysia travel blog

Earthquake rattles Singapore and thousands flee!!!

A travel blog entry by cleff

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... to pray was impressive. Certainly gives Christian faiths a run for their money as far as devotion goes. Taking a bus out of Singapore into Malaysia was boring but eventful. On the bus, off the bus. On the bus off the bus. The boarder crossing is easy, ...

Sarawak, Kuching, Sibu, Miri, Malaysia travel blog

Sarawak

A travel blog entry by reece_and_elle

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Right, just to let you know. We are in Australia now! I have been very slow with the blog I know. I will do my best with the memory we have of what we done and when! More photos instead of writing, hows that deal ;) Kuching is were we landed, we stayed ...

KL the town of two towers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia travel blog

KL the town of two towers

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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After a short night of sleep we pack up our suitcases ready to head out to Kuala Lumpur, the buzzling capital of Malaysia. We arranged a transport with Edmond around noon, but first we have our last lunch in Malacca. We found a cute little cafe in a side ...

Mango Lassi, Tcafe, Tanah Rata, Cameron Highlands, Malaysia travel blog

Mango Lassi

A travel blog entry by jawad

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I have found a place here on the main street that sells mango lassi and a whole host of vegetarian dishes. It is called Tcafe and although pricey when compared with other Malaysian restaurants its worth it for the mango lassi. They don't sell it by the ...

Life's a Beach on Tioman - days 11 to 15, Tioman, Malaysia travel blog

Life's a Beach on Tioman - days 11 to 15

A travel blog entry by thetwodaves

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... was the sight of a couple of locals repairing supports of other chalets throughout the day.  We figured that Malaysia's equivalent of the Health & Safety Executive probably never bothered with the long trip to Tioman. After a poor ...

Pilau Penang (sic) - days 33 to 38, Pulau Penang, Malaysia travel blog

Pilau Penang (sic) - days 33 to 38

A travel blog entry by thetwodaves

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... so we asked if we could join them off the ferry.  They happily said yes. This was our first coach journey in Malaysia that wasn't alarming; the previous three had shaken us up at times; perhaps this one was okay because the driver only ...

Walking around KL's shopping malls, Golden Triangle, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia travel blog

Walking around KL's shopping malls

A travel blog entry by jawad

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KL is a great city to explore on foot. Nothing is too far away and some of the sights are breathtaking. When the heat and humidity gets too much you can just nip into the nearest mall for a bit of welcome air-conditioning. And if you happen to see an ...

Perhentian Paradise, Perhentian Islands, Malaysia travel blog

Perhentian Paradise

A travel blog entry by rachel_john

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The Perhentian Islands are located about 20km offshore of north eastern peninsular Malaysia, not far from the Thai border. We get to the departure port in Kuala Besut in an ancient Toyota Crown diesel taxi. When we arrived in Taman Negara I negotiated ...

Independence, Merdeka Square, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia travel blog

Independence

A travel blog entry by jawad

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... National History Museum (at Merdeka Square, where else) is good for a couple of hours. There is an interesting exhibit on Malaysia's Megalithic past with photos of some of the stone structures that have been left in Borneo. I also liked the money that ...

Climbing Mount Kinabalu - Day 3, Mount Kinabalu midway point, Sabah, Malaysia travel blog

Climbing Mount Kinabalu - Day 3

A travel blog entry by jawad

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After two nights spent at the base camp and organising a guide and group to go up the mountain with us, it was finally time to set off and climb the tallest mountain in South East Asia. Just to put things into perspective, we would be climbing to the ...

Climbing Mount Kinabalu - Day 4, Poring Hot Springs, Sabah, Malaysia travel blog

Climbing Mount Kinabalu - Day 4

A travel blog entry by jawad

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The day started at 2am, as dozens of weary people struggled out of their beds and assembled in the kitchen for breakfast. It was very cold at this altitude and especially this early in the morning. I think we were all keen to get moving just so we could ...

Kuala Lumpur...the opposite of India, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia travel blog

Kuala Lumpur...the opposite of India

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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... your nose, and the culture is at least vaguely familiar. Leave it to say that India was an "adventure" and Malaysia is a "vacation"... She Said: A tremendous wave of relief ran through me as we walked up the gangway into the Singapore airport. ...

happy birthday to me!!, Penang, Malaysia travel blog

happy birthday to me!!

A travel blog entry by rawhideone

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July 1 As I write this we are on the 'high speed ferry' (and that's debatable) heading to Penang, Malaysia.  Our Indonesian visas expire tomorrow...US citizens get one month to be here...which is hardly enough to fully explore this extensive chain ...

A short stop in Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia travel blog

A short stop in Malaysia

A travel blog entry by edamame

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Two Towers and the return of the King, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia travel blog

Two Towers and the return of the King

A travel blog entry by mills-mcshea

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... queue was to big for us to get any tickets for a anything in the next three hours. We met a nice couple traveling up Malaysia in a bar, they were shocked by how dirty the place we were staying was, obviously they had just come from Singapore and ...

Macaque Attack, we're liking the hiking!, Bako, Malaysia travel blog

Macaque Attack, we're liking the hiking!

A travel blog entry by tomandcharlie

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Before I start writing about how wonderful and beautiful Borneo is I feel you all deserve to know the full story about what really happened at Kuala Lumpur airport... It's true the money exchanger and the ATM's were all closed and we did have to empty ...

Sport Weekend Extravaganza, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia travel blog

Sport Weekend Extravaganza

A travel blog entry by wanderers

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Sat 4th Oct - Feeling hungover but we decide to take a short tour of the museums before the game tonight. Have a banana leaf curry breakfast round the corner from the guesthouse and get accosted by a lovely Malay bloke who loves England! Finally get away ...

Kuala Lumpur has the best Satay, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia travel blog

Kuala Lumpur has the best Satay

A travel blog entry by elizacass

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We had the best Bus ride to Kuala Lumpur on a double decker business class bus. We sat in the two front seats and the most amazing view. The trip took about 5 1/2 hours and the bus even had movies which we were too busy enjoying the view to even watch. ...

Back in KL, Anuja Backpackers Inn, KL, Malaysia travel blog

Back in KL

A travel blog entry by jawad

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I left Tanah Rata this morning on the 10:30am bus and arrived here at around 3pm. The guy at reception at Anuja's didn't need me to write my name in the register this time as he's seen me so often during the past couple of months. Having enquired about ...

F.A. Premier League Asia Cup, Bukit Jalil Stadium, KL, Malaysia travel blog

F.A. Premier League Asia Cup

A travel blog entry by jawad

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... was some debate over whether it was offside or not but after a couple of minutes the scoreboard eventually updated. A little later Malaysia equalised and the crowd literally went wild as most of the spectators stood and cheered. And so ended the first ...

"Zoo Negara"

A travel blog entry by goodrichodyssey

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Darcy and I (as you must already know) like to visit zoo's around the world, so we jumped in a cab for a day trip to KL's "Zoo Negara".  The zoo features about 400 species of Malaysian and exotic mammals, reptiles and birds. The National ...

First Stop In Malaysia!, Langkawi, Malaysia travel blog

First Stop In Malaysia!

A travel blog entry by goodrichodyssey

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This was a hard travel day: We started with a van from the hotel, which had to go over two ferry stops and then drive for 3 hours. After that we changed to a private taxi ride for 2 hours to the pier for then a 2 hour ferry ride to Pulau Langkawi. We ...

Borneo bound!, KOMTAR, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia travel blog

Borneo bound!

A travel blog entry by jawad

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Having decided to stay in Malaysia for more than my original month long tour, I am now going to make the jump from Peninsular Malaysia to Borneo Malaysia this Sunday. This is possibly going to be the most memorable part of the Malaysian leg of this trip ...

Arrived on Sabah shores, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia travel blog

Arrived on Sabah shores

A travel blog entry by jawad

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Another early start this morning (leaving Pusat Belia Hostel at 6:30am) to get the 7:30 ferry (B$16) to Pulau Labuan. Getting up this early was particularly tiresome after spending yesterday evening at Brunei's version of Alton Towers. Mat and I then ...

Terror Treking, Gunung Brinchang, Cameron Highlands, Malaysia travel blog

Terror Treking

A travel blog entry by jawad

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Today didn't quite go to plan from the start. I was meant to go on an organised tour with Ajay to Gunung Brinchang in the morning, but due to some confusion at my hostel the evening before I was not actually booked on the tour at all. It left without ...

Kuala

Kuala "umpa" Lumpur

A travel blog entry by tonyandsarah

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Well we left Phuket on a flight bound for Kuala Lumpur (KL as it shall now be known)and left Thailand behind. We arrived on the 11th Nov for our 3 day jaunt hoping to see a few of the sights before we left for Singapore. Once arrived, we caught the ...

Merry Miri, Miri City Fan, Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia travel blog

Merry Miri

A travel blog entry by jawad

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... excellent retreat from the city. This year is a good time to visit Sarawak as it's celebrating 40 years since becoming part of Malaysia. If you visit any tourist office they can fill you in on the host of activities that are scheduled this year - I'd ...

KL gets 10 out of 10!, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia travel blog

KL gets 10 out of 10!

A travel blog entry by roseyben

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So here we are on our first full day in KL after a decent nights sleep. It's a going to be a full day of shopping malls searching for the underwater casing for our camera as we had no luck yesterday. We have been told it can be ordered but it will take ...

Raining in Tanah Rata, Tanah Rata, Cameron Highlands, Malaysia travel blog

Raining in Tanah Rata

A travel blog entry by jawad

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I left Kuala Lumpur this morning on the 10:30am bus to the Cameron Highlands. Having taken this journey before I now knew which of the two Shell garages I was supposed to be waiting at (it's the second one along from Puduraya by the way). When buying ...

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