Category Archives: Malaysia

The morning after the night before : Kuala Lumpur

Nine weeks and counting on the road, with not a sickness bug between the three of us to show for our efforts. That has to be some kind of a record, right? The 0.5 and I have concluded that there … Continue reading

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What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger: Malacca

All spent of Indonesian Rupiah, we flew out of Denpasar, Bali on 13th October on an Air Asia flight to Singapore. I’m still in two minds about whether we left Bali at the right time or whether in hindsight I … Continue reading

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Mañana : Kota Belud

Another delayed flight from Sandakan to Kota Kinabalu, but this time as the result of an aborted takeoff as we raced down the runway at several hundred kmph. It was a hair-raising experience when the pilot broke hard on the … Continue reading

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8 Mile : Sandakan POW Camp

Using our downtime to unwind and have a couple of play days with The boy, the only thing on my agenda for the last two days of our stay in the Sandakan area is a visit to the World War … Continue reading

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When the hunter became the hunted : Sepilok

Today is the day that we visit what is probably the biggest draw for many visitors to Borneo, the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre. The centre is one of only four of it’s kind in the world and since 1964 has … Continue reading

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A day and night on Turtle Island.

Some 40 km offshore of Sandakan, and straddling the Sulu Sea territories of Malaysia and The Philippines lay a series of ten islands.   Today, we are heading for one of the three Malaysian landfalls known collectively as Turtle Islands National … Continue reading

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The biggest nose in Borneo: Labuk Bay

Like much of the lower elevation land we have so far encountered on our journey thus far, the area surrounding Labuk Bay in Eastern Sabah is unremarkable in its geography, and in terms of its usage, is primarily dedicated to … Continue reading

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