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Malaysia: Sightseeing in Malacca and Melaka Tours

September 23, 20123 Comments

A Bit of Melaka History While staying in Kuala Lumpur it is well worth setting aside at least a  day (or preferably an overnight trip) to wander down the west coast to pay a visit to Malacca (or Melaka – in Malay).  For the sake of a two hour coach journey (train travel isn’t simple […]

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Bypass Brunei its Boring

September 17, 201242 Comments

Getting from Kuching to Brunei by Bus After a wonderful week exploring Sarawak and all it has to offer we were ready to make a move.  Our original  plan had been to get to Brunei before dropping in at Kota Kinabalu (KK) and tackling the highest mountain in Malaysia on a two day trek.  Alas my injury […]

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Malaysia: Kuching, Food, Festivals and Fun

September 12, 20128 Comments

Kuching has been the perfect base for us to explore Sarawak’s beauty and wildlife.   A population of around 660,000, made up of the now familiar mix of Malay and Chinese people.  What makes this area more ethnically interesting is the presence of the Dayak indigenous ethnic groups (can be categorized into Ibans, Bidayuhs, Melanaus and […]

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Malaysia: Jungle Trekking in Borneo at Bako National Park

September 6, 20126 Comments

National Parks in Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo There are four main national parks located in the Kuching area.  Each offers a distinct nature experience in the South West Sarawak region of Borneo. The Gunung Gading Park is located west of the city and its main attraction is the sightings of the giant Rafflesia flower, the largest […]

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Malaysia: Visiting Wild Orangutan in Borneo

September 2, 20122 Comments

Visiting the Orangutan in Kuching for less than US$5 Using Kuching as your base in Sarawak, will give you the chance of meeting lots of wildlife.   We spent a week based in Kuching and ventured out into the nearby jungles to witness first hand some of the exciting and interesting creatures that have inhabited this […]

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