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Singapore Send Off

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 31 Dec 2009 | Views [219]

We have had to make a quick return to Singapore so the kids can catch their flight to Sydney to be back in time for Christmas. We stayed again at The Royal India which is a bit expensive ($100 Aus.) for a family room but is in a great position for ... Read more >

Tags: royal india hotel, singapore airlines, singapore zoo, yum cha


Return to Lake Toba

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 22 Dec 2009 | Views [308]

The long awaited return to Toba proved to be well worth the wait and the cost of getting there quickly. We left the Old Penang Guesthouse in Georgetown at 7.30 am and were in our Batak house in Tuk Tuk at 4.30 pm. I love this new and easy travelling ... Read more >

Tags: bagus bay bungalows., lake toba


Photos: Penang

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 17 Dec 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Memories of Chulia Street

MALAYSIA | Wednesday, 16 Dec 2009 | Views [368] | Comments [1]

I had been looking forward to a return to Chulia St and Georgetown for ten years or more. One of the main aims of this trip was to share a few memories with my children of the good times I had in Georgetown in the late 70's and early 80's. It was in ... Read more >

Tags: assam laksa, chulia street, medan.


The Town Of Eternal Peace

MALAYSIA | Tuesday, 15 Dec 2009 | Views [565]

Despite having travelled through the region on numerous occasions I hadn't previously taken the time to visit Taiping. I now know why, in Malaysia,it is referred to as The Town Of Eternal Peace. It is a real gem to be found at the end of one of those ... Read more >

Tags: chicken rice, maxwell hill., taiping


Photos: Taiping

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 13 Dec 2009 | Photo Gallery

City of Eternal Peace
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Pulau Pangkor: A Fishy Tale

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 7 Dec 2009 | Views [349]

Yes we finally made it to Pulau Pangkor but not after a few more hiccups. Anyone travelling with a CashPassport card should know that the MBankMalaysia will not accept them so after a prolonged trip around Lumut I was able to access an ATM and we made ... Read more >

Tags: atms in malaysia., pulau pangkor, taiping


Langorous Lumpur

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 5 Dec 2009 | Views [461] | Comments [1]

Smooth and stylish or chaotic and cramped you have to make your own decision about Kuala Lumpur. I found it a different city from 15 years ago in both its skyline and its people. Truly a modern cosmopolitan city now it was difficult to find your way ... Read more >

Tags: eating in kuala lumpur., firefly tour, petronas towers


Photos: Kuala Lumpur

MALAYSIA | Tuesday, 1 Dec 2009 | Photo Gallery

Food and Sights
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Gallery: Melaka

MALAYSIA | Saturday, 28 Nov 2009 | Photo Gallery

Sights and Food
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Melaka Meanderings

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 28 Nov 2009 | Views [310]

We left Singapore on Thursday 26th Nov. travelling by air-con bus ($20Sin) to Melaka, a 4.5 hr trip on the highway. After some confusion at Melaka Central bus station (for more than 2 people take a taxi!!) we arrived at Riverview Guesthouse which has ... Read more >

Tags: eating in melaka, gusthouse in melaka


Gallery: Singapore

SINGAPORE | Wednesday, 25 Nov 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Mustafa's Kingdom

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 25 Nov 2009 | Views [315] | Comments [2]

Arrived in Singapore early hours of Tuesday morning to our first problem. A learning curve for the kids. Our hotel was under repair and unable to accommodate us. We then moved to the Claremont hotel a small,damp and dark box.We are now resident in the ... Read more >

Tags: jurong bird park, melaka, mrt, mustafa, singapore


Gallery: Family

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 16 Oct 2009 | Photo Gallery


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