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Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Singapore

By on June 6, 2015 in General, Singapore with 0 Comments
Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Singapore

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve in Singapore is one of my favourite ways to spend time on Singapore island. The nature reserve is very close to the Johor – Singapore Causeway, and hence, once you’ve managed to get into Singapore is fairly easy to get to. On this trip I decided to explore a section of […]

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Mandalay Grand Royal Palace, Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma) – part 2 of 2

By on March 25, 2015 in General, Myanmar/Burma with 0 Comments
Mandalay Grand Royal Palace, Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma) – part 2 of 2

Lots of ‘long-views’ in the place… The palace is large…. With the throne room at the front… looking down the long drive. With the waiting (audience) areas in the wings to the left and right of the throne room. Climbing the Watch Tower is worth the effort (it is a bit rickety) as it gives […]

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Dinner at Nippon Yataimura (日本屋合村), Queensbay Mall, Bayan Lepas, Penang, Malaysia

By on March 22, 2015 in General, Malaysia with 0 Comments
Dinner at Nippon Yataimura (日本屋合村), Queensbay Mall, Bayan Lepas, Penang, Malaysia

Popped in to Nippon Yataimura in the Queensbay Mall, Bayan Lepas, Penang, Malaysia for dinner… And it was good… Yummy…. One slightly odd thing was a few people seemed amused and intrigued to see me in there, and one customer kept smiling at me, especially after I ordered the hot Japanese tea. FourSquare: Nippon Yataimura […]

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Knife and fork with that sir? Eating out in Malaysia

By on March 21, 2015 in General, Malaysia with 0 Comments
Knife and fork with that sir? Eating out in Malaysia

This evening I ate in The Taiwan Courtyard (小台阁) in the Queensberry Mall and had a vet nice beef with ginger and spring onions dish. One thing I was concerned with in my meal were the ‘wire clippings’ (they reminded me, by looks, of the bits of wire you clip off when wiring a plug), […]

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Possibly the most forced acronym ever – Subterranean Penang International Convention & Exhibition Centre (SPICE)

By on March 21, 2015 in General, Malaysia with 0 Comments
Possibly the most forced acronym ever – Subterranean Penang International Convention & Exhibition Centre (SPICE)

Is Subterranean Penang International Convention & Exhibition Centre (SPICE) the most forcd acronym ever? For a start the building is not underground, that is, it’s not subterranean, second what about Centre? Wouldn’t that make it SPICEC? The place used to be called PISA – Penang International Sports Arena – which worked as a name and […]

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Queensbay Seaside, Bayan Lepas, Penang, Malaysia

By on March 20, 2015 in General, Malaysia with 0 Comments
Queensbay Seaside, Bayan Lepas, Penang, Malaysia

Just down the road from the Queensbay Mall is the Queensbay Seaside, which is an interesting area that seems to consist of a strip of land along the coast with a walkway and a cycle track. There is no beach, and no sand, just some small mud flats… The area does seem very popular. When […]

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Queensbay Mall, Bayan Lepas, Penang, Malaysia

By on March 20, 2015 in General, Malaysia with 0 Comments
Queensbay Mall, Bayan Lepas, Penang, Malaysia

The Queensbay Mall is big, and a typical Malaysian shopping mall in that it is a mixture of shops, a supermarket, a cinema, and lots and lots of places to eat. FourSquare: Queensbay Mall If you have enjoyed this article then please feel free to share it using the buttons below.   Nick’s continued wanderings […]

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Eastin Hotel, Bayan Lepas, Penang, Malaysia

By on March 20, 2015 in General, Malaysia with 0 Comments

First time I’ve stayed at the Eastin Hotel. Seems like a pretty good place, but it does seem to be in an odd location. As we drove in I saw numerous bars, and a very large shopping mall called the Queensbay Mall. There doesn’t seem to be that much around. In the past I have […]

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Penang International Airport (PEN), Malaysia

By on March 20, 2015 in General, Malaysia with 0 Comments
Penang International Airport (PEN), Malaysia

Good to be back in Penang. It’s a short flight from Senai International Airport (JHB), Johor Bahru – just an hour and 10 mins. One thing I had forgotten was that Penang International Airport (PEN) has a WH Smiths store (a newsagents from the UK). It just strikes me as very weird to be so […]

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Back at Senai International Airport (JHB), Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia….

By on March 20, 2015 in General, Malaysia, Myanmar/Burma with 0 Comments
Back at Senai International Airport (JHB), Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia….

Back at Senai International Airport (JHB) and about to head off to on another road trip. On this one I’ll be visiting Penang, KL (briefly) and then on to Myanmar (Burma) – Yangong (Rangoon) and Mandelay. One weird thing happened at the airport… I was told off for photographing the plane as we walked out […]

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