Malaysia

Fountain in Merdeka Square, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Fountain in Merdeka Square in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Today's travel photo is of my wife, Veronika, sitting on a fountain in Merdeka Square, located in the historic Colonial district of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Merdeka Square is a large park that was originally a cricket field (in fact, the cricket pitch is still there) and is surrounded by some beautiful old British Colonial buildings… Read More

Main shrine at Goddess of Mercy Temple in Penang, Malaysia

Kong Hock Keong: Goddess of Mercy Temple in George Town, Penang

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It was a pleasant morning in George Town, Penang, as I wandered along a quiet street in Chinatown. Old Chinese buildings lined the street, each one showing signs of age and character; each with its own story to tell. As the street led me out of Chinatown, I could suddenly smell that unique aroma that… Read More

The main street in Tanah Rata in the Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

Moving on to Tanah Rata in the Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

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It was strange to leave Penang. We had only been in George Town for five days, but it felt like a lot longer than that. In that short period of time we had already become familiar with the city. We had already discovered our favourite food spots; we even knew our way around pretty well… Read More

Prayer Hall at Kapitan Keling Mosque in George Town, Penang

A Visit to Kapitan Keling Mosque in George Town, Penang

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In all of my travels I have visited countless places of religious worship. I have visited stunning Catholic churches in Italy, sparkling Buddhist temples in Thailand, wooden monasteries in the Himalayas and interesting Chinese and Hindu temples in several different cities in the world. But strangely enough, I had never visited a Mosque. That all… Read More

Shrine and alter at Khoo Kongsi Clanhouse in George Town, Penang, Malaysia

Khoo Kongsi Clanhouse in George Town, Penang

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Some of the most interesting historic attractions in George Town, Malaysia, are the beautiful Chinese clanhouses around the city. The Chinese immigrants who came to Penang in the 18th and 19th centuries developed "Clans" based on where they were from in China. The larger of these clans felt the need to build "Clanhouses" for meetings… Read More

Prayer Hall in Masjid Negara Mosque in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Prayer Hall at Masjid Negara Mosque in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Today's travel photo is of the main prayer hall inside Masjid Negara Mosque (National Mosque of Malaysia) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Masjid Negara was built in 1965 as the official mosque of Malaysia and can hold up to 15,000 people at a time. Outside of the main prayer times, tourists are allowed to visit the… Read More

Street side restaurant in Little India in George Town, Penang, Malaysia

A Taste of India in Penang, Malaysia

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As with all of the destinations that I visited during my six month journey through Southeast Asia, every day in Penang started with a walk. The only question was what direction I would head in when I stepped out the door of my guest house in Chinatown each morning. On this particular day, my feet… Read More

Dining Room in Pinang Peranakan Mansion in George Town, Malaysia

Photo Journey Through Pinang Peranakan Mansion in George Town, Malaysia

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Located on Lebuh Gereja, right in the heart of George Town, Malaysia, Pinang Peranakan Mansion is one of the greatest examples of the extravagant Chinese Courtyard homes that were common among the rich merchants of the Baba Nyonya Culture in Penang. The Baba Nyonyas (also known as Peranakans) are a community of people that originated… Read More

Chinatown Hawker Stalls in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Chinatown Hawker Stalls in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Today's travel photo is of some hawker stalls along Jalan Sultan in Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I absolutely loved staying in Chinatown in Kuala Lumpur. It is just a hive of activity all of the time, but it is at night when it really comes alive. Chinatown is also one of the best places to… Read More

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