Malaysia

Love Lane in Chinatown, Penang, Malaysia

Photo Essay: Exploring Chinatown in George Town, Penang

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Malaysia as a whole country is interesting due to its mix of different cultures and religions, but there are few better examples of this than the city of George Town on the island of Penang. Due to its history as an important trading port, people came from many parts of the world to settle here… Read More

Hindu art at Sri Mahamariamman Temple in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Hindu Art at Sri Mahamariamman Temple in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Today's travel photo is of some beautiful Hindu art at Sri Mahamariamman Temple in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Built in 1873, Sri Mahamariamman is the oldest Hindu temple in Kuala Lumpur. Something I love about Hindu temples is all of the amazing bright colours, particularly in the artwork. This temple is located in Chinatown, so if you're in… Read More

Trishaw on Jalan Muntri in Chinatown, Penang

Why it took us two days to travel from Thailand to Malaysia

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If you have even a basic knowledge of Geography, you'll know that Thailand and Malaysia are bordering countries. There is very little distance to travel between the two. In fact, it only takes one hour to fly between the two capital cities of Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur. So when I say that it took us… Read More

A Trishaw outside a Chinese Temple in George Town, Malaysia

A Trishaw Outside a Chinese Temple in George Town, Malaysia

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Today's travel photo is of a man on his trishaw talking to some people on the street outside of a Chinese Temple in George Town, Malaysia. This is a fairly typical scene in George Town, on the island of Penang. Trishaws are still quite common and aren't a bad way to get around the city… Read More

Antique furniture in Pinang Peranakan Mansion, Malaysia

Antique Furniture at Pinang Peranakan Mansion in Penang, Malaysia

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Today's travel photo is of some antique furniture inside Pinang Peranakan Mansion in George Town, Malaysia. Pinang Peranakan Mansion was built by Chung Keng Quee, a rich Baba from the local Nonya Culture in Penang, and it is now a museum showcasing some excellent examples of the lifestyle of the rich merchants of the area. The… Read More

Locals fishing on the Esplanade in George Town, Penang, Malaysia

Fishing on the Esplanade in George Town, Malaysia

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Today's travel photo is of some locals fishing along the Esplanade in George Town in Penang, Malaysia. I took this photo after wandering past the old town hall and making my way to the waterfront. A storm was coming in from the sea at the time, but these locals didn't seem too bothered by it… Read More

Wanton Noodle soup in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Wanton Noodle Soup in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Today's travel photo is of a bowl of wanton noodle soup in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I got this dish on my very first night in Kuala Lumpur, bought from a hawker stall along Jalan Sultan in Chinatown. The wantons were a delicious mix of pork and shrimp, served with noodles, greens and slices of pork… Read More

Lantern Lit Chinatown Market in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Lantern Lit Chinatown Market in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Today's travel photo is of the Lantern Lit Petaling Market in Chinatown in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I took this photo while walking along one of the side streets off of the main busy street of the market - Petaling Street, which is also where our guesthouse was located. The Petaling Street Market is a great… Read More

Rainforest stream in the Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

Rainforest Stream in the Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

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Today's travel photo is of a cool rainforest stream in the Cameron Highlands, Malaysia. The cool temperatures of the Cameron Highlands are a welcome relief from the often overbearing humidity that can be experienced in the rest of the country. The water in this mountain stream was actually quite cold. I took this photo from… Read More

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