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Day trip to Singapore – part III: The Hungry Ghost Festival

By on August 18, 2014 in Singapore with 2 Comments
Day trip to Singapore – part III: The Hungry Ghost Festival

This was something odd I spotted in Singapore. The first one I noticed was on the quayside and it looked like they had been burning something on the streets. Odd for Singapore as they are usually quite strict on this sort of thing… So what is this all about? Well, it is all part of […]

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Day trip to Singapore – part I: around the town….

By on August 17, 2014 in Singapore with 0 Comments
Day trip to Singapore – part I: around the town….

Just had a quick trip over to Singapore – I still find it an odd place, a mixture of the old and the new, and different cultures. I still can’t work out if I like the place or not. I find it a little to clean and organised at times, but on the other hand there […]

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A quick visit to the UK… for a wedding – Christchurch, UK

By on June 1, 2014 in General with 0 Comments
A quick visit to the UK… for a wedding – Christchurch, UK

Just made a quick weekend visit to the UK to attend a wedding – I must be mad, over 40 hour or travelling for around 40 hours in the UK. However, it was good to be back, if only for a short time. Oh, the delights… a UK train! Oh UK chocolate, how I have […]

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A visit to UK Farms, Kluang, Johor, Malaysia – sheep, goats and ostrich… (the UK has nothing to do with United Kingdom)

By on May 25, 2014 in General with 0 Comments
A visit to UK Farms, Kluang, Johor, Malaysia – sheep, goats and ostrich… (the UK has nothing to do with United Kingdom)

Today I visited UK Farms, Kluang, Johor, Malaysia. An interesting place that is a cross between a working farm and, as they call it, an ‘agro-resort’. That is, it is part working farm, part education centre, part holiday resort. The visitors tour coach The visitors tour coach The tour guide Unfortunately (for me) I was […]

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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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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 in to town (4 km) and then go to the Brunei Museum, and then catch a boat (B$15), which I had been told would take me around 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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Flight from Sibu to Miri

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

Nice little flight from Sibu to Miri in a turbo prop plane. Sibu to Mir flight The plane flew at around 18,000 ft so we could see the coastline and the countryside go by… and one thing that struck me was how the low clouds form over the land and not the sea. Cloud formation […]

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