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Trip: Malaysia!

There are [12] stories from my trip: Malaysia!

End of the road

SINGAPORE | Monday, 15 Jan 2007 | Views [629]

Well, well, well. It's all drawn to an end. We've just got over an hour to go till our flight leaves, and then, seven and a half hours later, we will be home.  Hooray! I must admit I'm looking forward to having clean clothes and sleeping in my own bed.... Read more >

Tags: Shopping


SINGAPORE | Sunday, 14 Jan 2007 | Views [928] | Comments [1]

Well howdy there folks. I write to you in an internet place just around the corner from our hostel in Singapore.   Today was the first day I really got explore, as I have been pretty much bedridden for two days. Think fever, body aching, splitting headaches, ... Read more >

Tags: Shopping

Rasa Ria Nature Reserve

MALAYSIA | Thursday, 11 Jan 2007 | Views [2845]

Selamat tengahari, Well, our time in Malaysia has drawn to a close. We spend one last night here, and then we fly off to Singapore for a few days before returning home. After posting last night, Chels and I just returned to our hotel, ate ourselves ... Read more >

Tags: Culture

Sepilok and KK

MALAYSIA | Wednesday, 10 Jan 2007 | Views [1067]

We arose quite early (5:30am) and quickly had breakfast before boarding the boat to leave SRL and head back to KK. It had been raining heavily all night and did not let up. Torrential came to mind several times, and at that point I was in love with my ... Read more >

Tags: Misadventures

SRL - day two

MALAYSIA | Wednesday, 10 Jan 2007 | Views [1091] | Comments [1]

....and up we got. We had breakfast and then onto the boat just after 7am to go to the Ox-bow Lakes for a boat cruise and jungle trek. It took about 45 minutes to get to the Lakes, which were covered in floating plants, making them seem very un-boatable.... Read more >

Tags: Misadventures

Sukau Rainforest Lodge - day one

MALAYSIA | Wednesday, 10 Jan 2007 | Views [1329] | Comments [1]

We arrived at the Lodge after winding down more muddy roads, and crossing a river in a rickety old boat that took us away from all civilisation as we knew it. We checked into our rooms and had lunch. It was quite a quaint little lodge, particularly in ... Read more >

Tags: The Great Outdoors

Gomatong Caves

MALAYSIA | Wednesday, 10 Jan 2007 | Views [1422]

Hello all. We're back in KK, earlier than expected, but we found the Sukau Rainforest Lodge a little too isolated. I will post our past few experiences separately, because I have a lot to tell and it will just be annoying in a single post. So..... ... Read more >

Tags: The Great Outdoors

Mt. Kinabalu

MALAYSIA | Saturday, 6 Jan 2007 | Views [2477] | Comments [4]

I sit here in an internet cafe, rubbing my knees and sighing at a glorious 25 hours. We have just returned from our hike up Mt. Kinabalu, and it was just incredible. I am quite tired (though not as tired as poor little Choppy), and Mum; thankyou. Thankyou, ... Read more >

Tags: The Great Outdoors

Spice Island

MALAYSIA | Saturday, 6 Jan 2007 | Views [865] | Comments [2]

Hello kids. Just a quick entry to tell you about the wonderful restaurant that Chels and I went to on Thursday night. It was called Spice Island, and it was stunning. It was in the more expensive wing of our below average hotel, and we were expecting ... Read more >

Tags: Food & eating

Scuba me up!

MALAYSIA | Thursday, 4 Jan 2007 | Views [1507] | Comments [4]

Okay. I know that I said I wouldn't post for another couple of days, but our day finished early, and we thought, why not? I finally did it! I went scuba diving. It was bloody awesome. I wasn't sure how I'd go with it all, but it is amazingly tranquil.... Read more >

Tags: The Great Outdoors

Sweaty sticky KK

MALAYSIA | Wednesday, 3 Jan 2007 | Views [812] | Comments [1]

Hello my little readers, Much has happened since the last entry. I do apologise for the belatedness of the update - apparently everything likes to close for a couple of days after New Year, and we don't love you enough to pay 20RM for 15 minutes. ... Read more >

Tags: The Great Outdoors

Changi airport

SINGAPORE | Sunday, 31 Dec 2006 | Views [936] | Comments [3]

Hello world. Any new journal should really start with an insightful opening, something profound that you will appreciate for years to come. However, flying, jet-lag and 9 hours at an airport will remove any clarity or logical thought processes that ... Read more >

Tags: Airports