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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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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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Exploring Kipat, Sarawak, Malaysia

By on April 18, 2014 in General with 0 Comments
Exploring Kipat, Sarawak, Malaysia

The boat trip from Sibu to Kipat takes 3 hours and costs RM30 (VIP) one way. Kipat is a small, but surprisingly busy, town. In fact it was packed! Welcome to Kipat… The landing stage at Kipat Town map – not a lot to the place… Kipat Lily Pond Due to an early start I […]

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Exploring Sibu, Sarawak, Malaysia – A day trip to Kapit, the boat trip

By on April 18, 2014 in Malaysia with 1 Comment
Exploring Sibu, Sarawak, Malaysia – A day trip to Kapit, the boat trip

Early start as I wanted to catch a high speed ferry up the river to Kapit, some 126 km away. According to what I had read the trip should take around 3 hours, hence I needed to catch a ferry around 7 am so as to have some time to explore Kapit. Blog Post Bonus: […]

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Exploring Sibu, Sarawak, Malaysia – The Night Market

By on April 16, 2014 in Malaysia with 0 Comments
Exploring Sibu, Sarawak, Malaysia – The Night Market

I like a good market… Be it a day market, or a night market, and┬áSibu Night Market didn’t disappoint. Sibu, as do most towns in Malaysia, has a night market, and in this case, it seems to be on every night. The market is fairly typical in that it sells the usual range of things, […]

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Off to Sibu, Sarawak, Malaysia and Brunei

By on April 15, 2014 in Brunei, Malaysia with 0 Comments

I am off to Sibu, Sarawak, Malaysia and Brunei for a few days. The reason for the trip is to visit a few schools (one in Sibu and three in Brunei) to talk to students about studying at University. Should be an interesting trip as I have two days free in Sibu, which means I […]

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Another trip to Singpaore…

By on April 12, 2014 in Singapore with 0 Comments
Another trip to Singpaore…

Another trip over to Singapore this weekend, and again a bunch of photos were taken… The ‘trees’ are pretty amazing as they act as exhaust vents for the greenhouses at the Gardens by the Bay, plus three of them are connected by an elevated walkway, and one has a bar at the top of it. […]

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The motorcycles of Malaysia… The ‘food truck’

By on March 17, 2014 in Malaysia with 0 Comments
The motorcycles of Malaysia… The ‘food truck’

One of the great and interesting things in Malaysia is the highly imaginative use of motorcycles. They seem to be used for everything from personal transport (1 up), to taking a friend or partner around town (2 up), and the family around town (3+ up). For the record the maximum number I have seen on […]

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