Meeting Men of the Forest and Diving into the Big Blue September 16th 2008 The biggest hassle I encountered on the Thai-Malay border was the frequent offer of cake.
We walked across at Sungai Kolok and found the usual assortment of over-eager taxi drivers and an unusual Malaysian cake/sweet stand. The cake-stand man gave us the impartial kind of advice that the taxi drivers wouldn't: the location of an ATM and how to get a bus to Kota Bharu.
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Asia » Malaysia During the late 18th and 19th centuries, Great Britain established colonies and protectorates in the area of current Malaysia; these were occupied by Japan from 1942 to 1945. In 1948, the British-ruled territories on the Malay Peninsula formed the Fe... ... read more