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Possibly the worlds loudest frog… (amplified by a storm drain!)

By on August 23, 2013 in Malaysia with 0 Comments

This evening as I was leaving work I heard this very repetitive loud mechanical sound. At first I thought the air con outside my office on the third floor had developed a fault, but as I got to the ground floor the sound got louder, and then I realised it was a frog in the […]

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A day of new fruits… Mangosteens and Rambutans

By on August 21, 2013 in Malaysia with 0 Comments
A day of new fruits…  Mangosteens and Rambutans

Today I tried two new fruits that were kindly given to me by Hani… Mangosteens and Rambutans. I have had Rambutans before (see A new fruit: Rambutans), but this one was a new yellow type. The Mangosteen is interesting. I didn’t know what to expect, especially after seeing signs banning them in hotels. Are they […]

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A new fruit: Rambutans

By on August 14, 2013 in Malaysia with 2 Comments
A new fruit: Rambutans

Today I tried a new fruit called a Rambutan. (As far as I can make out the name Rambutan is derived from the Malaysian word for hairy…) The Rambutan is about the size of a ping-pong ball (or small hens egg) and although it appears spiky the spines are in fact soft to the touch. […]

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Durian frozen yoghurt….

By on August 7, 2013 in Malaysia with 0 Comments
Durian frozen yoghurt….

Today I tried Durian frozen yoghurt, and it was an interesting taste… In case you don’t know the Durian is an infamous local fruit that people either love or hate. The Durian lovers think it is great, whereas the the haters really hate it… Before today I had only tried Durian in puffs (they had […]

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Pollution at Tanjung Piai National Park (Taman Negara Tanjung Piai), Malaysia

By on August 5, 2013 in Malaysia with 0 Comments
Pollution at Tanjung Piai National Park (Taman Negara Tanjung Piai), Malaysia

Tanjung Piai National Park (Taman Negara Tanjung Piai), Malaysia is great place to visit as it gives you the opportunity to get up close to Malaysian Mangrove swamp fauna and flora, however, one thing that it also highlights is how polluted the coastal waters around Malaysia are with plastic and other floating debris. The Mangrove […]

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Wildlife at Tanjung Piai National Park (Taman Negara Tanjung Piai), Malaysia

By on August 5, 2013 in Malaysia with 0 Comments
Wildlife at Tanjung Piai National Park (Taman Negara Tanjung Piai), Malaysia

Some shots, and a video, of some of the wildlife I saw in and around Tanjung Piai National Park (Taman Negara Tanjung Piai), Malaysia. Even though I have been in Malaysia for 6 months now it still amazes me that I can see monkeys and lizards running wild, and bananas growing by the side of […]

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Another visit to the most southerly point in mainland Asia – Tanjung Piai National Park (Taman Negara Tanjung Piai)

By on August 5, 2013 in Malaysia with 0 Comments
Another visit to the most southerly point in mainland Asia – Tanjung Piai National Park (Taman Negara Tanjung Piai)

At the weekend I paid my second visit to the Tanjung Piai National Park (Taman Negara Tanjung Piai), which is the southerly most tip of mainland Asia (blog post on the first trip). The national park is a Mangrove swamp which you can get around using a number of elevated walkways. It is a genuinely […]

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