Category: Malaysia

Don’t Visit KL

Don’t Visit KL

Visiting KL feels like travelling backwards on a train – mildly nauseating and you’re glad when it’s over. It doesn’t feel natural for humans. In KL the busses are on time, and the towers are tall. The food is cheap and the taxis are metered. They’ve got gardens, museums, markets, and malls – but something’s …

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Five Days in Penang

Five Days in Penang

Have you tried an Ice Kachang? It’s weird, but refreshing. Think shaved ice and red beans – with sweet corn, cubes of agar, and coconut milk on top. That’s Penang. It sounds ugly – a Malay island, a British port, worked by Indians, and owned by Chinese. But, like Kachang, it’s refreshing.    Georgetown is a …

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September Summary

September Summary

In September I shat like a Cossack, but more on that later… It’s been a breathless month. After a slow start I’ve covered some ground – from Indo to Malaysia through Singapore. Next stop Thailand. Leaving Australia, I headed to Singapore. After a quick hit and run I headed for Sumatra – getting scammed in …

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