Malaysia

River Boat in Melacca, Malaysia

River Boat in Melacca, Malaysia

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Today's travel photo is of a boat heading up the Melaka River in Melacca, Malaysia. I just returned from a trip to Malaysia where I visited Melacca for the first time. I was instantly impressed by the stunning buildings of the Old Town, where the Melaka River is developed like a canal with picturesque buildings… Read More

Plate of thali in George Town, Penang, Malaysia

Thali in George Town, Malaysia

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Today's travel photo is of a delicious dish of Thali at a restaurant in Little India in George Town, Penang, Malaysia. This was a vegetarian thali served with a selection of different curries and chutneys, with a good helping of rice and poppadoms for dipping. Being a huge lover of Indian food, I devoured all… Read More

Trishaw at night in George Town, Malaysia

Trishaw at Night in George Town, Malaysia

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Today's travel photo is of a trishaw on Jalan Muntri in Chinatown, where we stayed in George Town on Penang, Malaysia. Chinatown is a lovely area to explore, but it is particularly beautiful at night when everything lights up. In this case, even the trishaw was lit up. I loved Penang and would love to… Read More

City Hall in George Town, Malaysia

City Hall in George Town, Malaysia

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Today's travel photo is of the historic City Hall building in George Town, Malaysia. This beautiful British Colonial building was built in 1903 and was the seat of the Council of George Town. It is still used as a municipal building today and houses the Municipal Council of Penang Island. There are many old colonial… Read More

Rice fields and mountains in Vang Vieng, Laos

Southeast Asia: My Favourite Place in 5 Countries

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In all of my travels around the world over the years, the majority of my time has been spent in Asia. In fact, I've probably spent the good part of a year of my life over there. In Southeast Asia, so far I have visited five countries - well, six including Singapore - and I… Read More

A Trishaw outside a Chinese Temple in George Town, Malaysia

10 Things to do in George Town, Malaysia

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Penang is one of the most popular destinations in Malaysia, known as the food capital of the country and for its own unique mix of cultures. At the north-eastern tip of the island is its capital, and one of the most interesting cities in Malaysia – George Town. George Town was established as one of… Read More

Candles at Goddess of Mercy Temple in George Town, Malaysia

Candles at Goddess of Mercy Temple in George Town, Malaysia

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Today's travel photo is of some candles inside Kong Hock Keong, also known as the Goddess of Mercy Temple, in George Town, Malaysia. The Goddess of Mercy Temple is one of the oldest Chinese temples in Penang, and also one of the most popular. It is definitely worth checking out if you love history… Read More

View to Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

272 Steps – Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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It's another steaming hot day in Kuala Lumpur and the air conditioning on the train has made me consider a day of just staying in transit to keep cool. Another option would be to head to a nice air conditioned shopping mall or find a little cafe to chill out in with an iced coffee...Of course… Read More

Shrine at Khoo Kongsi Clanhouse in Penang

Shrine at Khoo Kongsi Clanhouse in George Town, Malaysia

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Today's travel photo is of the shrine at Khoo Kongsi Clanhouse in George Town, Malaysia. Khoo Kongsi has to be one of the most impressive sites in Penang. It is architecturally and artistically magnificent. This shrine is in the main building of the complex, where members of the clan can come to worship their ancestors… Read More

The Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Day & Night at the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur

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The Petronas Towers are a true icon of Kuala Lumpur. For most people, it is the first thing that comes to mind when they think of Malaysia's capital. At 451 metres tall, the Petronas Twin Towers were the tallest buildings in the world until 2004. Now, they sit in third place, but that doesn't take… Read More

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