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October 7th 2008
Published: April 9th 2010
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1: Line Dancing in Melaka 15 secs
2: A Proboscis Monkey 9 secs
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This chap scared the funck out of me

Malaysia - 3 Weeks




Malaysian Peninsular

I crossed into Malaysia and headed straight for the Perhentian islands for some snorkelling, diving and some sun. Here I encountered a huge dragon and almost trod on a beautiful green tree snake.

After the islands I took the Jungle train across the peninsular to Kuala Lumpur.

KL was a big hunk of concrete, annoyingly covered in flags, the Petronas Twin Towers were quite impressive, in a capitalistic kind of way, the view from the top of the communication tower was also very impressive. We visited a mosque and I decided if females have to hide their hair then so would I.

From KL we travelled to Melaka, another nice town, and a Unesco world heritage site with the Dutch square on one side of the river, and the old Chinatown on the other. Here we were able to sample various foods from the famous, huge market and wander the charming streets.

I spent 3 days in Singapore before flying to the Malaysian town of Kuching on the island of Borneo.

Borneo

The beautiful Baku national park was covered in rainforest with abundant wildlife, streams, waterfalls,
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Beautiful beaches
secluded beaches and trekking trails. We saw a python, boar, a tree viper and 3 different species of monkey including between 40-50 Proboscis Monkeys, the cute chaps with the big noses.

From Baku we travelled inland into the jungle to stay with an indigenous family and visit a Long house, a great experience to see how they live and to eat how they eat, we went hunting for snails for our lunch and travelled along the river to visit 3 different houses.

The caves at Niah were also very impressive. The cave is an important prehistoric site where human remains and coffins were found dating back as far as 40,000 years. “Painted Cave” has rock paintings depicting the transition into the after world, dated as 1,200 years old. The caves are also well known for the Swift that uses its saliva to make its nests, which are harvested and bought by the Chinese for mucho money to make their famous soup

From the Niah caves we traversed Brunei, passed Mount Kinabulu and arrived in Semporna, a cute town with really friendly people, and a cool bar with a cool pool table. We know this because we had
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My Malaysian flakes
to wait 3 days for the Indonesian embassy to open after Ramadan so that we could enter Indonesia. We stayed in a floating hotel, a wooden structure hovering over the sea. We left Tawau on a ferry to an Indonesian island where we would catch another ferry to the Sulawesi Island.



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The jungle train

Crossing the peninsular to Kuala lumpur
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Kuala Lumpur

So many bloody flags
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Kuala Lumpur

Anything the girls have to do I can do better
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Kuala Lumpur

Big towers, what a developed city
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Melaka

The chinese area on the opposite side of the river
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Melaka

The historic Dutch area
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Melaka

not so easy actually
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Melaka

Sampling pig intestine ........ just like sausage
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Baku National Park

The Proboscis monkey again
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Baku National Park

A close up of one of the Proboscis Monkeys
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Baku National Park

A river in the thick, humid rainforest
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Baku National Park

Looking out from the thick, humid rainforest
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Batang Rajang

Traveling up the river to Belaga
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Batang Rajang

A cool moment


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