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Day trip to Singapore – your Malaysian road tax must be valid?

By on May 11, 2014 in General with 0 Comments

Quick day trip over to Singapore and when I got border and inserted my Autopass* card it flashed up an error saying my Malaysian road tax had expired. The problem was easily fixed by visiting the Autopass office, but what I found odd was why would the Singaporean government be concerned about whether or not […]

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Car hire at Sibu, Airport… The mystery has been solved!

By on April 16, 2014 in Malaysia with 0 Comments
Car hire at Sibu, Airport…  The mystery has been solved!

Ha ha! I have solved the mystery of why I was unable to hire a car with Hertz or Avis at Sibu Airport! It is because Hertz and Avis do not offer car hire at the airport. It appears the other blog I read had it wrong. Blog Post Bonus: Download a PDF version of this […]

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SNAKE!!!! This time in the ROOM!

By on October 18, 2013 in Malaysia with 0 Comments
SNAKE!!!!  This time in the ROOM!

This morning I walked into a room and saw what I thought was a centipede on the floor… Admittedly a rather large one at about 8 cm long, and 0.2 cm wide, but it looked, at first glance, a centipede. However, when I went to pick it up, it moved away like a snake… I finally […]

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Ants in your pasta….

By on June 9, 2013 in Malaysia with 0 Comments

One problem I keep facing in Malaysia is ants. They seem to get in from nowhere and typically end up in my breakfast cereal (the breakfast cereal is now kept sealed container). Today, when I started cooking some dried pasta, which I had only opened yesterday, I discovered it was also full of ants. So, […]

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Crash, bang, wallop – what was that?

By on March 18, 2013 in Malaysia with 0 Comments

There are some strange noises coming from my downstairs toilet… This is odd as the room is sealed, i.e. the window is shut, and the door has been closed for a couple of days… The only way in and out is via the drains. I need to investigate… Panic over! After about 10 mins of […]

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Bang! Struck by lightening? (not me obvious….)

By on March 18, 2013 in Malaysia with 0 Comments

Last Thursday I came back to the house to find that the Internet wasn’t working… The lights were flashing on the router, but there was no sign of the Ethernet ports working (no flashing lights). What was really odd was there was no WiFi signal. I couldn’t even connect to the router using an Ethernet […]

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Going to Singapore – problems at immigration

By on March 3, 2013 in Malaysia, Singapore with 0 Comments

Today I had my first real trip to Singapore for some sight-seeing and touristy fun. However, first I had to get across the border. Last weekend I got the car sorted out for entry into Singapore (see Getting the car ready to go to Singapore…), which was quite a challenging experience, and as it turned out […]

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Getting the car ready to go to Singapore…

By on February 24, 2013 in Malaysia, Singapore with 2 Comments

I live in Malaysia about 15 min drive from the causeway to Singapore, and that I’m planning to visit Singapore next weekend I, therefore, decided to get the car ready so that I could drive in Singapore Getting the car ready didn’t sound too difficult, all I had to do was obtain a “pass” for […]

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Dinner and car alarms in Malaysia

By on February 16, 2013 in Malaysia with 0 Comments
Dinner and car alarms in Malaysia

Dinner this evening was chicken tikka masala, rice and naan at the Riverwalk Tandoor. The meal was excellent, a little hotter than in the UK, but very good. Met a fellow European as I walked in. He was having the same problem with the two buttons on the Proton car key as I was last […]

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More confusion with ‘light switches’

By on February 10, 2013 in Malaysia with 0 Comments
More confusion with ‘light switches’

This morning I had a cold shower. Yesterday morning I had a hot shower. So why was one hot and the other cold? It turns out that there is yet a 3rd type of “light switch” in the house and the third one looks like this (see my early post on my problems with light […]

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