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Chinatown, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)

By on March 29, 2015 in Myanmar/Burma with 0 Comments
Chinatown, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)

I had heard that Chinatown in Yangon (Rangoon) was worth a look so I decided to pop along and see what was happening, and I was not disappointed as I found a thriving market and street scene. They had some spectacular, and very smelly, Durian Fruits on sale. These were big! Much bigger than I […]

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Insect control – thermal fogging

By on July 23, 2014 in General with 0 Comments
Insect control – thermal fogging

Although I have blogged on this before – Worried about your over use of insecticide sprays? Don’t be! – it still amazes me… Thermal fogging is regularly (every two weeks or so) carried out at where I work, and where I live, as part of ‘insect control’. I do wonder what is in the ‘fog’ […]

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Mass moth hatching Malaysia

By on May 27, 2014 in General with 0 Comments
Mass moth hatching Malaysia

Over the last week or so I have seen a number of these moths around the place… I have no idea what they are called, and I didn’t see any of these last year, I guess it has been some sort of mass hatching brought on by the weather. If you have enjoyed this article […]

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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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A weekend walk…

By on July 28, 2013 in Malaysia with 0 Comments
A weekend walk…

Went for a bit of a walk around some paths near where I live. Above is a small Jack Fruit. These things get pretty big (see Jackfruit – Artocarpus heterophyllus and Things to do around Desaru – Desaru Fruit Farm Tour) If you have enjoyed this article then please feel free to share it using […]

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A walk in the woods – Niah National Park, Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia – the park and the caves

By on June 26, 2013 in Malaysia with 0 Comments
A walk in the woods – Niah National Park, Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia – the park and the caves

On a recent visit to schools in Miri, Sarawak (see So long Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia, and thanks for a great week) I had free day so I decided to explore Niah National Park, Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia and the caves. The park is about 90 km south of Miri and it takes around 90 minutes to […]

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Borneo and insects…

By on June 24, 2013 in Malaysia with 0 Comments
Borneo and insects…

What is it about Borneo that ‘builds’ big and strange insects? This evening I came out of my room and this thing (see below) almost flew in to me. The body is around 2.5 cm long, and the wingspan about 6 cm. To say it made me jump would be an understatement. The insect flew […]

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Ants in your pasta….

By on June 9, 2013 in Malaysia with 0 Comments

One problem I keep facing is ants. They seem to get in from nowhere and normally end up in my breakfast cereal (the breakfast cereal is now kept sealed container). Today they were in the pasta, and I only opened it yesterday evening, as I discovered when I started to cook it. So, how many […]

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Worried about your over use of insecticide sprays? Don’t be!

By on May 15, 2013 in Malaysia with 0 Comments
Worried about your over use of insecticide sprays? Don’t be!

If you are worried about your overuse of insecticide sprays then you shouldn’t be, unless you are spraying Malaysian style! The process is actually called Thermal Fogging and is very important in mosquito control, but when you see Thermal Fogging in action, and smell it, you do wonder what it is doing to the humans! […]

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