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Night Market – Gelang Patah, Johor, Malaysia – birds and a potato on a stick

By on April 30, 2014 in Malaysia with 0 Comments
Night Market – Gelang Patah, Johor, Malaysia – birds and a potato on a stick

Yesterday evening I went to the Night Market in Gelang Patah, Johor, Malaysia. The market was typical of Malaysia, very busy with stalls selling cooked foods (pretty much anything you can imagine), raw fish and meat, vegetables, clothes, you name it and it was there. Discovered a new food… Potato on a stick. The potato […]

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Centre Point Hotel, Abdul Razak Complex, Bandar Seri Begawan, Gadong, BE3519, Brunei

By on April 23, 2014 in Brunei with 0 Comments
Centre Point Hotel, Abdul Razak Complex, Bandar Seri Begawan, Gadong, BE3519, Brunei

Stayed at the Centre Point Hotel for three nights. The room was very comfortable and clean, and the hotel also served a very good breakfast. Fried breakfast Brunei style – fried spring rolls, fried rice, fried noodles, and fried bread The hotel is ideally located for one of the largest shopping malls in the area, […]

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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei – Getting a Taxi (part 2)!

By on April 22, 2014 in Brunei with 0 Comments

This afternoon I decided to head out and explore a bit more of Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei. The plan was to get a taxi from the hotel into town (4 km) to the Brunei Museum, and then catch a boat (B$15) to take me around the harbour area so I could see more of the […]

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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei – Getting a Taxi (part 1)!

By on April 21, 2014 in Brunei with 4 Comments

I decided to explore the town this afternoon, and specifically to have a look at the ‘Venice of the East’ (more on that later). However, to get around I needed a taxi, so I got the hotel to order one to take me to a nearby park 3 km away, from where I was going […]

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Exploring Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei, and ‘Venice of the east’

By on April 21, 2014 in Brunei with 0 Comments
Exploring Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei, and ‘Venice of the east’

I had not been to Brunei before (well, OK, I spent 4 hours at the airport in the mid-90s changing planes to Perth) and so I was keen to have a look around, and one thing I had heard about was the ‘Venice of the east’. Downtown mosque Downtown mosque First sign of ‘Venice of […]

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Drive from Miri, Malaysia to Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei

By on April 20, 2014 in Brunei, Malaysia with 0 Comments
Drive from Miri, Malaysia to Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei

The drive from Miri, Malaysia to Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei was fairly uneventful and took just over 3 hours. The roads were generally OK, but as usual a little bumpy in places. One thing that did worry me was when the road seemed to vanish into the air (it was a bridge)… And why was […]

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Flight from Sibu to Miri, Malaysia

By on April 20, 2014 in Malaysia with 0 Comments
Flight from Sibu to Miri, Malaysia

Every so often you get a flight that makes you realise how much fun you can enjoy flying. The Sibu to Miri flight was one such flight. Great fun. For a start, the Sibu to Miri flight was on a turbo prop plane (aka a puddle jumper – why do I call them that?) so […]

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The RH Hotel in Sibu, Sarawak, Malaysia

By on April 20, 2014 in Malaysia with 0 Comments

I stayed in the RH for four nights and wasn’t overly impressed. The breakfast was very poor, a lot of the food was not that hot, and the choice wasn’t that great. Even the orange juice was odd (it was orange and very sweet, and I doubt it had been near an orange!). The room […]

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Driving around Sarawak, Malaysia – Google Maps v. Apple Maps

By on April 19, 2014 in Malaysia with 0 Comments
Driving around Sarawak, Malaysia – Google Maps v. Apple Maps

The car that I had hired didn’t have a working cigarette lighter, so this meant I couldn’t use my trusty TomTom GPS unit to get around, and instead had to rely on good ol’ fashioned paper maps, and the Google and Apple Map Apps. Trying to find a paper map was a challenge – I […]

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Mukah, Sarawak, Malaysia

By on April 19, 2014 in General with 0 Comments
Mukah, Sarawak, Malaysia

The drive from Sibu to Mukah took just over three hours. Mukah is not a large town, it is on the coast and it does have an airport. The local beach is quite stunning. Mile upon mile of sand… Beach just outside of Mukah Weather was slightly murky Sand balls made by crabs (the crabs […]

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