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The binge begins..., Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia travel blog

The binge begins...

A travel blog entry by zee

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I left BSB with no little relief, both for my wallet and for the feeling that the crimes of my liver were not being duly punished, the latter being something I dealt with as soon as I arrived in KK. Kota Kinabalu, the capital of Sabah, is a beachside ...

High Tea High Up!, Penang, Cameron Highlands, Kuala Lumpur and Melaka, Malaysia travel blog

High Tea High Up!

A travel blog entry by lizandsimon

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... town and has a real charm about it. There are lots of little markets dotted around the Historical district in amongst Malaysia oldest Buddhist Temple oldest Mosque. There are lots of little Antique shops selling some wonderful stuff and big squares and ...

30th birthday surprise, Georgetown, Malaysia travel blog

30th birthday surprise

A travel blog entry by anna_and_steve

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I was merrily packing in Borneo thinking we were getting ready to make our next flight to KL. Little did I know Steve's Mum and Dad were already waiting in Penang getting ready to surprise me! So the next few days were filled with wonderful surprises ...

Tea: A Drink with Jam and Bread, Tanah Rata, Malaysia travel blog

Tea: A Drink with Jam and Bread

A travel blog entry by bakkepackers

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... trees, and we got to taste some of the plants. The most interesting plant was probably the pitcher plant (called "monkey cup" in Malaysia), a passive carnivorous plant that forms the shape of a deep cup in which to trap insects. We also saw some very ...

Spending the weekend in KL!!, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia travel blog

Spending the weekend in KL!!

A travel blog entry by markandjade

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... (55 years since independence) and literally every building in the whole city was covered in the national flags. We noticed how patriotic Malaysia was in other places we've been but this was at its best in Merdaka square. The square surrounded a once used ...

Sights of KL, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia travel blog

Sights of KL

A travel blog entry by mitz24

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Having walked for many miles around KL, I have discovered many of the great sights there are to the city and I have not had a chance to cover them all so maybe will have to have a second trip here in the future. I will try and keep it brief as I know I ...

Penang  - my first Malaysian island, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia travel blog

Penang - my first Malaysian island

A travel blog entry by jawad

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... Thailand paying double for tours/tickets when not buying from the company/station directly. Penang is the first island that I have visited in Malaysia, and it is vast. Here in the middle of Chinatown there is no way of telling that this is not on the ...

Ghost Town, Malaysia, George Town, Malaysia travel blog

Ghost Town, Malaysia

A travel blog entry by bakkepackers

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Filed under Things We've Learned This Trip: Cities that celebrate Chinese New Year really shut down for the first few days of the holiday. Like, really shut down. As in, the hospitals and even the emergency rooms are closed. Then everyone comes crawling ...

Malacca to Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia travel blog

Malacca to Kuala Lumpur

A travel blog entry by tmm-mam

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A travel day today by bus to KL with one more look at Melaka first. We found the Sunday flea market in the roadside along from the hotel. a local gentleman was playing and boogeying to Boney M Rasputin on an old record player - classic! There was a ...

KL with the Watkins-Halls, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia travel blog

KL with the Watkins-Halls

A travel blog entry by rolandandlizzie

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... - Seeing turtles, sharks, oranutangs and crocodiles - Shopping (gotta love GST refund!) - Introducing C&K to Uber So the scores for Malaysia: Lizzie: 8.5/10 Ro: 7.5/10 Down under we go and into our final month on tour..... Bole bole Hovis ...

It Ain't Half Hot Mum, Langkawi, Malaysia travel blog

It Ain't Half Hot Mum

A travel blog entry by escapetherace

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... do and see and all sites were linked by a smooth, quiet road network covering the island. We were pleasantly surprised with Malaysia's main holiday island but tomorrow we'd see how their capital city compared. Gazzy Too Spazzy & Sozza xx ...

Tea Time, Cameron Highlands, Malaysia travel blog

Tea Time

A travel blog entry by hancocjb

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... out sounding like some strange mix of Malay and Italian with a heavy dose of Mr. Spock.  "Heya.. youuuu.  You likka Malaysia?  Whatever image that congers up in your mind is probably the right one.  Got a local bus out first thing in ...

traveling still, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia travel blog

traveling still

A travel blog entry by travel_buddy

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We landed in KL and caught a bus to the low fare airport. "Kat got us there easy, she is back on my amazing race team!" thanks Jonny! Travel and booze hangover sets in with 4 1/2 hours to kill in your stereotypical third world country airport. Blessedly ...

Flies that literally shine out their arse!, Kuala Selangor, Malaysia travel blog

Flies that literally shine out their arse!

A travel blog entry by mitz24

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... I have visited and go and see where the 'real' citizens of that country live. I was planning to go to Penang whist I am in Malaysia however other travellers have suggested I will need more than a day trip to go to Penang so maybe a visit in the future ...

99 Magical Islands, Langkawi, Malaysia travel blog

99 Magical Islands

A travel blog entry by andy_jillian

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After the boat finally left Penang, 45 minutes late, tickets and timetables dont seem to mean anything in Southeast Asia, we arrived at our next port of call, Langkawi. We'd heard some nice things about the island, and upon arriving at the resort we ...

Attack on Peanut Mountain, Padang Besar, Malaysia travel blog

Attack on Peanut Mountain

A travel blog entry by martinandkate

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Checking out of the hotel at 11am in Koh Tau (I spell it differently everytime) we handed our Phallic looking Key over to the receptionist and tried to think what we were going to do for the couple of hours in the searing heat while waiting for our ...

Leaving the mainland, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia travel blog

Leaving the mainland

A travel blog entry by zee

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Jungle BBQ, Kapit, Malaysia travel blog

Jungle BBQ

A travel blog entry by zee

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Marco met up with me again in Kapit and we hung around until the permit office opened. We couldn't go any further up river without one, so we were stuck in the tiny trading post for 4 days. The ride up had been fascinating- huge barges carrying bits of ...

On to Langkawi, but I don't want to leave, Langkawi, Malaysia travel blog

On to Langkawi, but I don't want to leave

A travel blog entry by madman96

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... . We ventured back to resort, via some impressive snorkeling,  to search for Jorge before hopping on the boat to Langkawi in Malaysia.  Once in Langkawi, we find a beautiful resort just in time to change and head out to dinner and then hit up ...

Day 135, Melaka, Malaysia travel blog

Day 135

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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... to Melaka so I took my time, enjoying a cooked breakfast with dormitory-mates and left at 1pm. Melaka is on the West coast of Malaysia and has switched hands a few times as a result of being on a handy shipping route (The Straits of Melaka). I think the ...

Sunway Pyramid and Lagoon, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia travel blog

Sunway Pyramid and Lagoon

A travel blog entry by roseyben

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We have decided that we will take the train to Singapore on Sunday so we need to book our tickets and since we have to go to KL Sentral (yes it is spelt with an S) to book them we may as well spend the day at Sunway Pyramid/Lagoon. We are late up ...

Jungle Fever II, Kinabatang River, Borneo, Malaysia travel blog

Jungle Fever II

A travel blog entry by shaunduvall

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Sunday 3rd October 2004 Now I know why the buses wouldnt stop on the way to Sandakan - their packed full from Kota Kinabalu - people and cargo, with somebody sitting on top of my rucksack on the journey out, the underside of the coach full of boxes. ...

Jalan Jalan, going for a walk, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia travel blog

Jalan Jalan, going for a walk

A travel blog entry by bootsmade4wlkin

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... and spirituality I felt and sensed in these temples and the surrounding grounds reminded me of the other religious places I had visited in Malaysia. I think that no matter what you believe, in what way you are religious, just being in a place of worship, ...

Bloke Walks Into A Bar, Perhentian Kecil, Malaysia travel blog

Bloke Walks Into A Bar

A travel blog entry by foolsgold

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"Here's to alcohol; the cause of - and solution to - all of life's problems" -- Homer Simpson We spent three nights on Perhentian Kecil, staying in the cheapest place on the island. We arrived at the end of the High Season, and a lot of places ...

Malacca, Melaka, Malaysia travel blog

Malacca

A travel blog entry by tmm-mam

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Day 15 - Melacca We decided to catch a sunrise this morning at 7.20am and to visit some local points of interest before the temperature hit 34deg. The local Chinese were already up for walking, tai chi and exercises as we headed to St Paul's hill ...

Have I gone the wrong way... ended up in Scotland?, Cameron Highlands, Malaysia travel blog

Have I gone the wrong way... ended up in Scotland?

A travel blog entry by shaunduvall

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Saturday 11th September 2004 Bus to Cameron Highlands - took 8 hours instead of the 5-6 promised, with one part on a decrepid bus that stopped every mile to pick up/drop off locals Arrived to pouring rain, and very cold!! Cameron Highlands is at ...

Penninsula Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia travel blog

Penninsula Malaysia

A travel blog entry by baileyandkerry

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... apart from chase away spiders the size of rabbits. Although I had read a lot about its religious diversity, Malaysia, especially Kota Bharu, is a predominantly Islamic country. This has been a welcome change because Buddhism and monks were really ...

Cental KL and Masjid Jamek, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia travel blog

Cental KL and Masjid Jamek

A travel blog entry by dane

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... in varying degrees, but it is most often malleable.  It's the rigidity of Islamic custom that strikes me.  However, Malaysia immediately proved that it's not as rigid as one might think.  In Bangkok, there are some women who cover their ...

Malaysia - Penang, Penang, Malaysia travel blog

Malaysia - Penang

A travel blog entry by gonetilwhenever

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... and drove to our accommodation just north of Georgetown, the islands capital. You may wonder why we took this route as any map of Malaysia will show that Kota Bharu and Penang are both in the very north of the country, whereas KL is towards the south. The ...

Quick stop over, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia travel blog

Quick stop over

A travel blog entry by tomsontravels

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We flew into Kota Kinabalu and checked into a very grotty guesthouse - only one night, we could hack it. We explored the amazing local market and with the shadow of Mount Kinabalu in the background made plans for the next week. Everything is so spread ...

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