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Day 136, Melaka, Malaysia travel blog

Day 136

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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Had another wander around Melaka today. At 4.30pm I found a bar and watched the final of the Men's Australian Open - Federer vs Gonzalez. I was sat with a Malaysian salesman in the bar who was a bit annoying during the game. Since my guest house had ...

Kinabalu National Park, Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, Malaysia travel blog

Kinabalu National Park

A travel blog entry by leeandcathy

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Thu Sep 9th - Day 127 Cold baked beans and scrambled eggs at 6.30am and speedboat back to Sandakan at 7am. From the jetty we took a taxi to the bus station where we were mobbed like popstars by bus touts. We managed to jump on a bus leaving for Kota ...

Happy Birthday dear Benjamin happy birthday to you, Kota Kinabalu, Brunei travel blog

Happy Birthday dear Benjamin happy birthday to you

A travel blog entry by roseyben

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Today is Ben's birthday and we have arranged to go diving with Sophie and Averil plus a few others near the small island called Mamutik (I think) about 20 minutes away by speed boat. We meet at the dive shop at 8.30am, make sure we have all our gear ...

Archery In A Mall, Melaka, Malaysia travel blog

Archery In A Mall

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... for Mongolia. Still not sure that archery in a mall will catch on?? Melaka also confirmed another bit of folklore about Malaysia- the suggestion that about half of the population is employed cooking food for the other half of the population. I might ...

Penang Part 1-11sep 2004, Penang, Malaysia travel blog

Penang Part 1-11sep 2004

A travel blog entry by penguinmad

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... in Penang or "the pearl of the Orient" on the 10th September 2004. Penang lies off of the northwest cost of Peninsual Malaysia and it is beautiful. I arrived in the afternoon at my hotel the casuarina which is in Batu Ferringhi, I have stayed hwere ...

Day 139, Taman Negara, Malaysia travel blog

Day 139

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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We all woke around 10am and prepared to leave the hide. The light was already illuminating the hide since there were no windows you could close just the viewing gaps. Breakfast was some rolls and then we were off to our next destination - a hut! The hut ...

The Cool Cameron Highlands, Tanah Rata (Cameron Highlands), Malaysia travel blog

The Cool Cameron Highlands

A travel blog entry by lizandsteve

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... guides walks 6 days a week from the very cosy Cameronian Inn where we stayed (he must be the fittest man in Malaysia!). With 8 or so others we walked through (mostly 'up' actually!) dense green jungle and crossed numerous streams, which were quite full ...

Sarawak, Kuching, Malaysia travel blog

Sarawak

A travel blog entry by paul

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Been to Sarawak numerous times. I would recommend it. Kuching is a great ...

Malaysia- the final days, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia travel blog

Malaysia- the final days

A travel blog entry by penguinmad

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On my last full day in Penang I had booked a trip to Monkey Island,, which is just a bit further up the coast from my hotel, I have done this trip before and it is great fun. You spend the morning fishing off of the side of the boat, with a bit of ...

Surabaya to Nunukan to Tawau, Tawau, Indonesia travel blog

Surabaya to Nunukan to Tawau

A travel blog entry by leeandcathy

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Mon 23 August - Day 113 Having already experienced life aboard a Pelni Ship we know what to expect from the ships cook. Not a lot. So with this in mind, we decide to raid a local supermarket in search of inbetween meal snacks. We do good, real good and ...

Day 147 - Day 152, Cameron Highlands, Malaysia travel blog

Day 147 - Day 152

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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... was how little we were all doing but that that was ok. On my last full day Tine, Stef (from Holland), and Ying (from Malaysia), went on a trip to the Butterfly Farm and the "Boh" tea plantation. I'd been to the former before (sans camera) and had ...

Labuan, Labuan, Borneo, Malaysia travel blog

Labuan

A travel blog entry by leeandcathy

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Fri Sep 17 - Day 135 Happy Birthday Steve Feeling fit for some ferry fun we departed Kota Kinabalu in a long, narrow, torpedo speedboat and arrived 3 hours later in Labuan. The time had flown by as we watched a Jackie Chan Kung Fu movie in Chinese, ...

Perhentian Paradise, Kuala Besut, Malaysia travel blog

Perhentian Paradise

A travel blog entry by rolandandlizzie

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... we had another postcard perfect location to look forward to - The Perhentian Islands. These islands are to the north east of peninsula Malaysia. Leaving Kris and Steph at the airport in Kota Kinabalu we flew to Kuala Lumpur and changed to a flight to Kota ...

Lahad Datu to Sandakan, Sandakan, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia travel blog

Lahad Datu to Sandakan

A travel blog entry by leeandcathy

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... Luck is on our side in our search for accomodation, our first try, the Mayfair Hotel, has one room left. Many hotels in Malaysia can be a little on the seedy side, and if they offer day rates you know the lobby will be frequented by undesirable ladies ...

The perfect Island, Pulau Langkawi, Malaysia travel blog

The perfect Island

A travel blog entry by hancocjb

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... the grass family of plant life.  A facinating natuarl culinary delight.  Getting to the Island of Pulau Langkaw in Malaysia has been absolutely everything I have needed and a whole lot more.  The night before I spent in Satun, Thailand ...

Perhentain Islands, Perhentain Islands, Malaysia travel blog

Perhentain Islands

A travel blog entry by leeandcathy

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... Malaysia was the reputation of the Perhentian Islands. Throughout our trip we have been told they are the best islands in Malaysia, with crystal clear aqua marine water, white sand beaches and world class diving and snorkelling. The words crystal clear ...

Day 123 - Day 129, Cameron Highlands, Malaysia travel blog

Day 123 - Day 129

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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... " or "I nearly did it but got a plane right at the end to save a few hundred quid". The booking is Port Kelang, Malaysia to Fremantle, Australia departing on the 21st February. It took a day or so to sort all the paperwork out - cash machine ...

Chilling out on Cenang Beach!!!, Langkawi, Malaysia travel blog

Chilling out on Cenang Beach!!!

A travel blog entry by markandjade

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Highlights Arrival. Annoyingly the ferry from Penang to Langkawi was fully booked but it didn't end in disaster because a friendly Malaysian couple offered us a lift. They were going on their hols and said they would drive us to the next port 2 hours ...

Return to Kinabalu, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia travel blog

Return to Kinabalu

A travel blog entry by shaunduvall

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Saturday 9th October 2004 Was well prepared for the ferry back - and was wrapped up warm. Met "Danny Baldhead" at BSB's bus station, who is keen to show me the latest Lonely Planet he is apparently featured in (as well as stamps he has produced with ...

If U can't drink the water, Don't Eat The Melon, Langkawi, Malaysia travel blog

If U can't drink the water, Don't Eat The Melon

A travel blog entry by elizacass

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So the day started out with one of those life lessons that I actually already knew....Its amazing how time can make you forget these lessons...I learned this lesson in Cabo San Lucas , Mexico on a trip there many years ago. But this day started out ...

Discovery in Melaka - days 17 to 28, Melaka, Malaysia travel blog

Discovery in Melaka - days 17 to 28

A travel blog entry by thetwodaves

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... by the Portuguese in the early 1500s, the Dutch in the 1600s, and was under British rule from the early 1800s until Malaysia was returned mid-Twentieth Century.  The result is a place which reflects very much on its history, most evidently within ...

Turtle Islands National Park, Turtle Islands National Park, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia travel blog

Turtle Islands National Park

A travel blog entry by leeandcathy

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Wed Sep 8 - Day 126 After checking out of the Mayfair we took a taxi to the Crystal Quest Jetty. From here a small boat powered by 2 huge Yamaha outboard motor torpedoed the 40k to Pulau Selingan, one of the three islands making up the Turtle Islands ...

Malaysia - Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia travel blog

Malaysia - Kuala Lumpur

A travel blog entry by gonetilwhenever

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... passport so this becomes an issue when you come to leave Malaysia, requiring you to keep hold of your train ticket until you leave Malaysia, whenever that may be!   Eventually we got back to our cabin and were able to settle down for the night. At ...

Sensational snorkelling and strange animals!, The Perhentian Islands, Malaysia travel blog

Sensational snorkelling and strange animals!

A travel blog entry by lizandsteve

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We caught a fast boat to Perhentian Kecil, the smaller of the two main Perhentian Islands, where we were faced with a choice of beaches to be dropped at - we chose D'Lagoon, a guesthouse all by itself at the northern end of the island, rignt on the water ...

Another Time Another Place, Penang, Malaysia travel blog

Another Time Another Place

A travel blog entry by shaunduvall

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... to Mainland 9.30 - Bus to Surat Thani 12.00 - Board minivan to Hat Yai 4.00 - New minivan, to Malaysia 10.00 - Ferry to Penang 10.15 - Minivan to Georgetown Just to help things along, in both Surat ...

Putrajaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia travel blog

Putrajaya

A travel blog entry by dane

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... corrupt construction projects.  But that was just an impression.  I have no idea what causes the discrepancy, and I'm sure Malaysia has as much trouble with corruption as the rest of SE Asia.  The coolest part of Putrajaya was watching ...

Kota Kinabalu: market down as a nice town!, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia travel blog

Kota Kinabalu: market down as a nice town!

A travel blog entry by tomandcharlie

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We loved Kota Kinabula, especially the general vibe of the place and the friendly locals, and this showed by the amount of times we ended up there (4 in total!) during our time in Sabah. With all its hidden treasures and plentiful markets (as well as ...

Addicted to underwater photography!, Pulau Tioman, Malaysia travel blog

Addicted to underwater photography!

A travel blog entry by idarich

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... to get to the coast and cool down! Quite a few folks along the way had recommended Pulau Tioman, off the east coast of Malaysia, as a relaxing island with some good dive spots, so it seemed like the obvious choice for our next stop (before flying to ...

Kuala Lumpur touring, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia travel blog

Kuala Lumpur touring

A travel blog entry by exploreamerica

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... and is now an important cultural and national heritage.  It is the oldest functionining Hindi Temple in Malaysia. After the temple I strolled on over to China Town.  I guess I didn't get enough ...

flight to Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia travel blog

flight to Malaysia

A travel blog entry by exploreamerica

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... dinner at the hotel and then to sleep for tomorrow's big touring day. Kuala Lumpur is the capital and the largest city of Malaysia. The city proper, making up an area of 244 km2, has an estimated population of 1.6 million in 2006. [4] Greater ...

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