A small tribute to the VOC, the Netherlands' answer to the East India Company, in a wall surrouding the Stadthuys complex. The VOC operated during a period in history when the distinctions between governments and companies was not quite as clear-cut as it is nowadays.
Straits of plenty September 1st 2006 We step off a terrifyingly bumpy flight from Kota Bharu (nearest mainland airport to the Perhentian Islands) into Kuala Lumpur's huge international airport. We are actually in a brand new terminal called the LCCT - Low Cost Carrier Terminal ! It's nice to know where you stand I guess. Air Asia is such a huge player in the airline market here that the company has its own mini-airport within an airp ... read more
Asia » Malaysia » Melaka » Melaka City 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
We live to travel - and we travel to live. We've been exploring the globe together for the past 13 years - and there's still so much to see. In March 2013 we moved from the United Kingdom to the other side of the globe - our new home is Tasmania and we look forward to getting to know this gorgeous part of the world.
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