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He only went out for some milk A blurb of monstrous proportions - it was only supposed to be a couple of lines and the odd photo.

Goodbye Malaysia

MALAYSIA | Wednesday, 8 Aug 2007 | Views [1828]

KFC's on every corner, palm tree plantations as far as the eye can see, being only set-up for the tour loving, money spending tourist. Or, world class diving, beautiful islands and wildlife parks that I've only dreamt about.  Like all places there are ... Read more >

Tags: Conclusions?

Time To Kill

MALAYSIA | Monday, 6 Aug 2007 | Views [2710] | Comments [1]

I'm still smiling at this memory.  I was washing my hands in a public toilet when an old man went in one of the cubicles.  About 10 seconds later there's this exclamation, so i turn around and notice what is going on.  High pressured water is squirting ... Read more >

Diving at Sipadan

MALAYSIA | Friday, 3 Aug 2007 | Views [1637] | Comments [1]

To say that I've been looking forward to this is an understatement.  The diving at Sipadan and nearby Mabul is often described as some of the best in the world.  How does the reality stand-up? The little town of Semporna is the main base for diving ... Read more >

Tags: diving, island, wildlife

Gallery: Diving at Sipadan

MALAYSIA | Thursday, 2 Aug 2007 | Photo Gallery

Dive Dive Dive!
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Gomantong Cave and Kinabatangan River

MALAYSIA | Saturday, 28 Jul 2007 | Views [4312] | Comments [1]

Wild pygmy elephants that only 3m away, snakes coiled up in branches, proboscis monkeys looking fat, an orangutan mother and her baby swinging in the trees above our heads, a huge monitor lizard swimming in the water by the boat, bats, birds of prey, ... Read more >

Tags: wildlife

Gallery: Gomanting Cave and Kinabatangan River

MALAYSIA | Saturday, 28 Jul 2007 | Photo Gallery

They wanted 30rm ($9) to take photos in the cave!
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Sepilok and Sandakan

MALAYSIA | Thursday, 26 Jul 2007 | Views [1376]

Yeong and I wait nearly 4 hours for our bus - we're still 'deciding' where to go while the conductor is asking for our fare.  It's an Aussie guy called John who helps us out - he's only just turned up for the bus and had to make a run for it.  I say ... Read more >

Tags: wildlife

Gallery: Sepilok and Sandakan

MALAYSIA | Thursday, 26 Jul 2007 | Photo Gallery

I was just ap-ing around
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Mount Kinabalu

MALAYSIA | Tuesday, 24 Jul 2007 | Views [6656]

After climbing Kilimanjaro I said I'd never climb a high mountain just for the sake of it again.  It should have great views, or/and lots of flora and fauna - not just a box to put a tick in on THE list.  The pictures I've seen and the lure of 'climbing' ... Read more >

Tags: trekking

Gallery: Mount Kinabalu

MALAYSIA | Tuesday, 24 Jul 2007 | Photo Gallery

It's the highest peak in Malyasia you know
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KK city to KK National Park

MALAYSIA | Saturday, 21 Jul 2007 | Views [1170]

I said I'd be back to Kota Kinabalu.  I explore the city a bit more this time, but I'm still not that keen on it.  There's a decidedly dodgy feel to the place.  At night the prostitutes are very visible and I've seen a couple of drunks lounging around.... Read more >

Pulau Labuan

MALAYSIA | Friday, 20 Jul 2007 | Views [1627]

I now know what the people from Brunei do at the weekends - they go to the Malaysian islands just offshore, including this one.  Booze here is very cheap.  I've come for the wreck diving though. Labuan is tax haven that's had loads of money shoved into ... Read more >

Tags: diving, island

Gallery: Pulau Labuan

MALAYSIA | Friday, 20 Jul 2007 | Photo Gallery

This time I lost photos of the wrecks as i managed to leave them in the dive shop. grrr
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Bandar Seri Begawan (BSB)

BRUNEI DARUSSALAM | Monday, 16 Jul 2007 | Views [4967]

An extraordinary rich royal family, a prince who misspends $15 billion, a cattle farm in Australia larger than the country, a country where alcohol is illegal and home of maybe the most Islamic country in S.E. Asia (yet only 67% of the population are ... Read more >

Gallery: Bandar Seri Begawan (BSB)

BRUNEI DARUSSALAM | Monday, 16 Jul 2007 | Photo Gallery

Most of the photos were lost, so i've took a couple of similar ones from other sources...cheating i know
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Kota Kinabalu (KK)

MALAYSIA | Saturday, 14 Jul 2007 | Views [1493] | Comments [1]

This is my entryway to Mount Kinabalu; Malaysia's highest mountain (4095.2m), and I've set my heart on struggling up it.  It doesn't take long to discover that the huts half-way up the mountain are booked out.  They're released on a 6 monthly basis and ... Read more >

KL to Kuching

MALAYSIA | Thursday, 12 Jul 2007 | Views [9624] | Comments [1]

Kuching is the capital of the east Malaysian state of Sarawak, i.e. part of Malaysian Borneo.  I'd never heard of the place until a few weeks ago, but judging by the number of tourists, i was in the minority.  After being delayed in KL, I eventually ... Read more >

Perhentian Islands

MALAYSIA | Saturday, 7 Jul 2007 | Views [1247] | Comments [1]

OK, how's this for a moan.  I'm coming down with a cold, i woke up this morning with such a bad back that i could hardly move, (bad mattress, wrongly performed stretching, too long carrying the backpack, sitting all day on buses, being jolted by the ... Read more >

Tags: diving, island

Gallery: Taman Negara

MALAYSIA | Wednesday, 4 Jul 2007 | Photo Gallery

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Taman Negara

MALAYSIA | Tuesday, 3 Jul 2007 | Views [5391] | Comments [1]

It's with a particularly slow and cold bus that i crawl my way to Taman Negara National Park.  It's a full day of travelling and I'm glad of the final leg which is by boat - I'm so chilled that i start falling asleep.  This would be nice except my dropping ... Read more >

Tags: trekking, wildlife

Kuala Lumpur (KL)

MALAYSIA | Sunday, 1 Jul 2007 | Views [1200]

I've always wanted to say: "I want the next flight out of here".  I got my chance when upon arriving at Penang airport i find my flight is cancelled.  I ask the guy at the counter why, and his reply (after 5 minutes deliberation) is that ... Read more >

Gallery: Kuala Lumpur

MALAYSIA | Sunday, 1 Jul 2007 | Photo Gallery

Shops, birds and big towers
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Into Malaysia - Penang

MALAYSIA | Thursday, 28 Jun 2007 | Views [3813] | Comments [2]

I fly into Penang because I want to avoid all the insurgents and trouble in the south of Thailand.  If the Bangkok Post is to believed, the pulling-up of train lines is now a regular occurrence.  It's not only the west that has this problem. The island ... Read more >

Tags: island

Goodbye Thailand

THAILAND | Wednesday, 27 Jun 2007 | Views [1273] | Comments [1]

It's fair to say I don't want to leave this country.  I've spent more time in Thailand (around10 weeks) than any other on my journey so far, and there's still a lot of it I haven't seen and would like to visit. How do you summarise a country that's ... Read more >

Tags: Conclusions?

Gallery: Penang

MALAYSIA | Wednesday, 27 Jun 2007 | Photo Gallery

Same same but different?
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