Archive for August, 2012

Dive Sites around the Perhentian Islands

August 29, 20123 Comments

My Diving Experience in the Perhentian Islands If you want to know more about the Perhentian Islands see our previous Malaysia travel blog post before reading this summary of some of the best dive sites in the Perhentians.  My dives were split across three days, two a day for the first two days and final dive […]

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Diving in Malaysia: Perhentian Island Life

August 25, 20128 Comments

From Mountain Highs to the Depths of the Sea The Cameron Highlands were a real treat in terms of the lovely cool weather, the great scenery and the relaxing fresh mountain air.  This crisp air was about to be replaced with something out of a compressed tank as we headed east through the mountains toward […]

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Cameron Highlands: High in Malaysia

August 20, 20122 Comments

Journey to the Cameron Highlands With the flavours of Penang still swirling round our taste buds we boarded our minibus and spent the next four hours slowly winding our way eastwards and upwards into the Cameron Highlands. The Cameron Highlands get their very British name from the surveyor who charted the area in 1885.  The […]

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Malaysia: What to do in Penang?

August 16, 20125 Comments

Penang Past to Present Penang has an interesting history from its days as part of the Sultanate of Kedah, through to the ‘leasing’ to Captain Francis Light and the East India company in the 18th century, Japanese occupation in the Second World War, its dominance as a Freeport and eventually its independence to become the Penang of today.  One of Malaysia’s […]

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Bangkok to Penang by Train

August 11, 20128 Comments

A Flashpacking Train Journey Train travel is always our preferred method of transport.  So we booked ourselves onto the 14:45 from Bangkok to Butterworth, a 24hour train journey taking us south through Thailand, across the border at Padang Besar, and then into Malaysia for the final three to four hours of our journey. We have […]

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