Blogs from Malaysia, Asia


Asia » Malaysia » Melaka » Melaka City August 19th 2019

De reis naar de Cameron Highlands was lang. Eerst moest ik vanaf Langkawi de boot terug naar Penang nemen (gelukkig nu met een rustige zee en een film om te kijken), vervolgens de boot van Penang naar het vaste land en vandaar nog een busrit. Deze was langer dan ik dacht en ik kwam in het donker aan. Het was echter niet heel erg, want de route door de Highlands was erg mooi en nu het donker was waren alle aardbeikassen verlicht, maar daarnaast was er bijna geen andere verlichting waardoor ze er echt uit sprongen. Daarnaast waren de groene heuvels op zichzelf erg mooi. Je zou misschien niet direct verwachten om verse aardbeien in Azië te vinden, maar het klimaat in de Cameron Highlands is verrassend koel, ik moest in de avond zelf mijn vest ... read more

Asia » Malaysia » Melaka » Melaka City August 5th 2019

After five mostly sunny days in Penang, Linda and I awoke to the sound of pouring rain on Thursday (August 1st) to face the eight-hour bus ride to Melaka. With the forest-clad spine of mountains in Penang's interior buried under a thick blanket of clouds, we crossed back over to the mainland via the 24km Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge – which has a name almost as long as the bridge itself! As the only passengers left on the bus (which was actually more like a luxury coach, with fully-reclining seats that enabled Linda to sleep comfortably for most of the journey) we then spent our forty-minute stopover in Kuala Lumpur at an outdoor canteen beside the intercity bus terminal, where we were the only non-Malaysians (and Linda the only female!) amongst the motley crew ... read more
Harmony Street House of Worship #1
Harmony Street House of Worship #2
Harmony Street House of Worship #3

Asia » Malaysia » Johor » Johor Bahru August 2nd 2019

When you decide to take a holiday trip with the family in Johor Bahru, you need to look for a decent, affordable, family-oriented a place to stay which can make your experience a pleasant and memorable one. You need to find a place which is close to the famous Johor attractions such as Danga bay, Hello Kitty Town, JB City, Legoland etc. These family hotels in Johor Bahru that may interest if you are planning to spend some quality time there with your loved ones. Some of these hotels offer spacious kid’s rooms, swimming pools and other excellent facilities. So let’s check them out. #1 D Elegance Hotel If you are looking for a budget hotel that is not too far away from Legoland, you can look for D Elegance Hotel which is merely 6 km ... read more

Asia » Malaysia » Penang » George Town August 1st 2019

After five days in the hustle and bustle of Kuala Lumpur, Linda and I took a bus five hours north to Butterworth on the coast, from where a small ferry (with passengers and cars sharing the top deck!) tackled the ten-minute crossing of the North Channel to George Town, on the island of Penang. Despite being uninhabited until around three centuries ago, Penang's past status as a vital port on the trade routes linking Europe, Africa and Asia has endowed it with a historical significance that – along with that of Melaka further south – rivals that of any other town in Malaysia, if not Southeast Asia. Indeed the central cores of both George Town and Melaka have been inscribed on Unesco's list of cultural World Heritage sites. With such a history of trade between empires ... read more
Evening Prayers
House of Culture (and Colour)
Stunning Symmetry

Asia » Malaysia » Wilayah Persekutuan » Kuala Lumpur July 27th 2019

Apart from a couple of trips to Turkey and six confusing hours in Bangkok - about which I remember very little other than getting hopelessly lost and tasting some sort of unidentifiable fruit - I'd never spent any time in Asia, much less the classic backpacker destination of Southeast Asia. But since Linda and I were in desperate need of a travel fix without wanting to spend too much money, we decided to split the difference between the two great backpacking meccas of Bali and Thailand and instead go somewhere ever-so-slightly off the beaten track: Malaysia. And since we would be flying into the country's capital city, Kuala Lumpur, and I had always wanted to see the Petronas Towers close-up since first seeing a picture of them twenty-odd years ago, it was only natural that we ... read more
Muddy Confluence
Flagpoles & Cricket Pitches
Hawker Food Heaven

Asia » Malaysia » Terengganu » Kapas Island July 20th 2019

Ik zit inmiddels alweer meer dan een maand in Maleisië, maar ik heb tot nu toe nog niet echt de kans gekregen om jullie een update te geven, sorry daarvoor! Er is hier echter zo veel te doen dat het moeilijk is om er de tijd voor te nemen en op het laatste eiland waar ik zat was de wifi enorm slecht. Anyway, toen ik aankwam in Kuala Lumpur gaf dat in eerste instantie een beetje overwelmend gevoel, een erg moderne, drukke stad met veel hoge gebouwen en geen flauw idee waar je naar toe moet lopen om je juiste OV-aansluiting te krijgen. Met een beetje rondvragen en kijken kwam ik echter al snel bij het hostel die Jasper voor mij had aangeraden. En dat was niet zonder rede, het was een heel sociaal hostel maar ... read more

Asia » Malaysia July 5th 2019

V malajzii nesmela chybat klasicka zastavka vo fajn kuala lumpur. Odtial som pokracoval preskumat dalsiu cast bornea. To nesklamalo ale ani neprekvapilo. V buducnosti by som sa sem vratil a kukol jaskynu fairy a np gading. Sibu a miri je vraj slabucke. Taktiez np mulu. KUALA LUMPUR Hodnotie ako vzdy, super mesto na relax kde je vsetko k dispozicii co clovek potrebuje k zivotu. Ubytko Stepp inn too - 2dorm, share sprcha, ac, hot water. Tu som mal tri zastavky a vzdy to slo dole. Fajn ubytko na zabavu, nahodny sex je tu skoro povinnost. Neskor zistene, ze na recepcii pracuju i kurvy (cestovatelky co si prilepsuju). V buducnosti by som sem asi uz nesiel, bo uz tu boli zvacsa len zamestnanci (kazdu chvilu sa menili). Ale zas na noc by som to tu okusil. Cena ... read more

Asia » Malaysia » Pahang » Pulau Tioman July 2nd 2019

The past month has been a fun, a bit food focused and social month for us. We traveled overland from Myanmar to Thailand where we would meet two friends for 48hrs in Bangkok and then we would fly to Kuala Lumpur to meet two other friends with whom we would spend almost three weeks exploring Malaysia. We had a great laugh, some tears were shed, we had plenty of drinks and enjoyed a lot of the best food ranging from Michelin star dumplings to the best Laksa of the world (according to the locals that is…). From the border we first went to Kanchanaburi, a pleasant town in Thailand, where we could get used to this part of the world, being very touristy, modern and everything available in abundance. We adjusted quite well, we had great ... read more
Kanchanaburi and River Khwae
Kanchanaburi and River Khwae
Kanchanaburi and River Khwae

Asia » Malaysia » Wilayah Persekutuan » Kuala Lumpur May 22nd 2019

V noci a nadranom ma zobudili trtkajuci ludia. Nieco po 930 vykopanie sa z ubytka a tak ako vzdy ranajky v zapadnutej ulicke, masaz noh pod komixovym muzeom a oddych v bambusovom domceku. To posledne sa vsak nekonalo. V parku kopa ludi s detmi. Vacsinu cinania. Vsetky 4domceky obsadene. Koncim teda v jednom altanku. Free wifi uz neni, uz je spoplatnene, co mi skrizilo trochu plany. Co som sledoval tak par parov s detmi tu malo najatene zvacsa cinske opatrovatelky deti. Po relaxe, obed vyrieseny v cinskom food courte oproti mhd bus stanici. V beef polievke bolo minimum masa, som cakal viacej. Ubytko vyprazdnene. Trochu spanku, po ktorom pada rozhodnutie, ze kupim novy telefon. Smer western union v kotaraya mall. Odtial este pomotanie sa po okoli. V jednej ulicke zdarma rozdavali oblecenie. Takze v kl sa ... read more

Asia » Malaysia » Wilayah Persekutuan » Kuala Lumpur May 21st 2019

Povodne som chcel ist na letisko kombi bus a pesibus, no lenze sa mi nechcelo vstavat tak objednavam graba. Na letisku nic zaujimave akurat som musel vypisat karticku s menom, datumom a cislom letom. Na nu mi na pasovom dali vystupnu peciatku. Tuto karticku nikto nikde neskor nekontroloval. V cakarni pokus o nabijanie mobilu. Markoff mi poslal par tipov na mobil. Zrejme zoberem redmi note 7. Let v pohode, vratane pristatia. Opat idem busom na kl sentral a free busom k mesite. Cestou je posta, posielam pohladnice. Zajtra je zas volaky svatek, tak by bola zavreta. Oproti bus stanici odkial odchadzaju free busy v cinskom food courte davam obed. Zastavka u inda, pivo za 7 nemal tak kupujem indickeho kingfishera za 8 (silne ale nic moc) Staff na ubytku rovnaky ale hostia len traja. Po check ... read more

Tot: 2.097s; Tpl: 0.036s; cc: 13; qc: 79; dbt: 0.0663s; 1; m:saturn w:www (; sld: 3; ; mem: 1.5mb