Blogs from Malaysia, Asia - page 6


Asia » Malaysia April 30th 2014

Donnerstag, 24.04.14 - Mittwoch, 30.04.14 Nach dem auskurieren ging es zurück zur Arbeit, um Tagebuch, Blogs, Mails und all den Papierkram zu erledigen. Es gibt noch viel zu tun, vorallem meine Weiterreise planen. Doch bis jetzt habe ich noch keinen Plan, wohin es als nächstes geht…... read more

Asia » Malaysia » Melaka » Melaka City April 26th 2014

Melaka is a lovely little town about 1 hour south of KL but you should only visit on the weekend! Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday they have a fantastic night market, luckily we turned up on a Saturday so we got to enjoy the market twice and then watch on Monday as the town emptied of all tourists and visitors and became a bit of a ghost town. The town itself was very nice and very Dutch influenced with a little canal running through the centre and a square aptly named Dutch Square complete with windmill. The weather was absolutely gorgeous and our fan only room didn't do much to cool us down. One other little story from Melaka was Carly becoming friends with a rat! On her way to the shower which was in a ... read more
Kuching Waterfront

Asia » Malaysia » Wilayah Persekutuan » Kuala Lumpur April 23rd 2014

Kuala Lumpur is possibly the most western feeling city we have arrived into, not that Carly saw though bring fast asleep on the bus again. Huge skyscrapers dot the skyline, a metro system that connects the whole city and lots of shops you would recongnise at home, even a Nando's. When we actually got off the bus to walk to the hostel though we were definitely still in Asia with lots of street food, lots of market stalls and the humidity causing instant sweat. Kuala Lumpur started making up for a disappointing start to Malaysia. The food was much better and it really was a nice city. We started exploring by heading to the Batu Caves, getting our first taste of the metro system that would take us straight there. It was so much easier and ... read more
The view down
Petronas Towers

Asia » Malaysia April 23rd 2014

Donnerstag, 17.04.14 - Mittwoch, 23.04.14 Mein Tagebuch und meine Fotokamera machen eine Weile Ferien. Es gibt auch wirklich nichts Interessantes zu erzählen. Zwei Tage Fieber, starke Halsschmerzen, d.h. insgesamt fast eine Woche krank im Bett. Hauptsache kein Malaria und kein Dengue. Nach dem auskurieren zurück zur Arbeit, um Tagebuch, Blogs, Mails und all den Papierkram zu erledigen und ein bisschen lesen zur Abwechslung. Leider noch keinen Plan, wohin es als nächstes geht...... read more

Asia » Malaysia » Penang » George Town April 20th 2014

OK I haven't been the best at keeping this up to date but there is too much food to eat rather than writing blogs! Anyway here are another couple of entries and I'll try to catch up to where we are now soon. Our trip to Georgetown, Penang was one of the worst journeys we've done on our trip. It took 16 hours to get from Surat Thani to our hostel. The first leg was a mini bus down to Hat Yai, the last big town before you reach the Malaysian border. We made good progress to here and we were dropped off on a street with a load of travel agents offering trips to Penang, we just had to find the best priced one and the one leaving next. That was the problem, they were ... read more


Asia » Malaysia April 14th 2014

6thApril Port Kelang, Malaysia We docked in Port Kelang (Klang) which is about 25 miles from Kuala Lumpur our destination for the day. The Portuguese were the first Europeans to take an interest in what is now modern Malaysia, followed by the Dutch and it was not until the early 19th century that Britain became the dominant power with bases in Melaka, Penang & Singapore. Japan occupied the country during WWII (as they did Singapore) and further troubles in 1948 led to fighting involving British troops. In 1957, Malaya gained its independence from Britain. Malaysia is the world’s leading producer of rubber, tin, and palm oil. Tourism is big business with over 15 million visitors a year. Our tour today was ‘A Glimpse of Kuala Lumpur’. Kuala Lumpur is known as Malaysia’s ‘Garden City’ or ’Garden ... read more

Asia » Malaysia » Penang » George Town April 14th 2014

7th April Penang, Malaysia Penang is an island state in Malaysia connected to the mainland by the Penang Bridge (the third longest suspension bridge). We berthed in its capital Georgetown for a short visit, arriving at 8.00am with Sailaway at 4.30pm The place is another UNESCO world heritage site which has managed to retain a considerable amount of natural environment. Our island tour took us first to a typical Malay village or Kampungs, which are built on stilts for ventilation. They are surrounded by fruit trees & plants in compounds which they sell on roadside stalls. We stopped on the roadside by clove trees, scents of clove and nutmeg were in the air at local fruit & spice stalls. Another shopping opportunity!! The next port of call was a Butterfly Farm. Our tour was going clockwise ... read more

Asia » Malaysia April 12th 2014

HE SAID... Our food and travel adventure through Malaysia was a fantastic experience. We journeyed as far south as Melaka, as far north as Kota Bharu, as far east as Kuala Terengganu and as far west as George Town, sampling the cuisine and culture of so many places in between. We trekked through forests, swam in rivers, relaxed on beaches, snorkelled with turtles, mused in mosques, cooled down in temples, sipped tea in the highlands, played congkak (a wooden board game played with marbles) into the night and ate as many local dishes as we could possibly find. The people were incredibly friendly, the sun was incredibly hot and the food was incredibly delicious. We loved our time in Malaysia, and there are a few places that will draw us back at some stage in the ... read more
sri mahamariamman temple
masjid jamek
roti @ restoran melaka raya

Asia » Malaysia » Wilayah Persekutuan » Kuala Lumpur April 11th 2014

HE SAID... We arrived at Kuala Lumpur International Airport at 4.30pm, checked in and wandered aimlessly through the terminal. We’d heard that a memorial wall for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 had been created somewhere in the airport, so we asked at an information booth and were directed towards the viewing area. As we approached, three security guards sitting at the entry stood and asked where we were going. We mentioned the memorial wall and they simply smiled and informed us it was closed. A few locals walked straight past us as we were talking to the guards, so we quickly realised the area was quarantined to tourists. The guards smiled apologetically and sat back down – what more could they do? We thanked them for their congeniality and wandered back into the bustle of the ... read more

Asia » Malaysia » Wilayah Persekutuan » Kuala Lumpur April 10th 2014

HE SAID... We left the Kuala Kangsar bus station at midday and began our final journey back to Kuala Lumpur. With only a 10 minute toilet break at 1.30pm, we arrived in KL at 3pm. The bus station was right underneath our hotel, so we jumped off the bus, walked up a few stairs to the lift and within no time at all we were checking in at Ancasa Express. We unpacked and relaxed in our room, checked email for the first time in two days and then headed out for a late lunch across the road at Restoran Anuja. We’d walked past this place the first day we were here. It was absolutely bustling inside and we wanted to try it, but we were still a little nervous at that stage. It was fantastic to ... read more
roti canai and teh tarik
restoran anjuna
dancers at central market

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