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Leaving Las Vegas – fun at the airport… My bag has put on weight…

By on February 22, 2015 in USA with 0 Comments

Finally (and with much sadness) I’m starting the journey back to Malaysia. This is going to be another long day of travel. It all starts at the airport at 6:45 am for an 8:45 am flight. Flight to Los Angeles 1 hour, and 5 minutes, flight to Tokyo 12 hours, and finally from Tokyo to […]

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

By on June 1, 2014 in UK 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 hours of travelling for around 40 hours in the UK. However, it was good to be back, if only for a short time. In Malaysia, the Cadbury chocolate has something in it (wax?) to stop […]

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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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Drive from Miri, Malaysia to Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei

By on April 20, 2014 in Brunei, Malaysia with 0 Comments
Drive from Miri, Malaysia to Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei

The drive from Miri, Malaysia to Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei was fairly uneventful and took just over 3 hours. The roads were generally OK, but as usual a little bumpy in places. One thing that did worry me was when the road seemed to vanish into the air (it was a bridge)… And why was […]

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Flight from Sibu to Miri, Malaysia

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

Every so often you get a flight that makes you realise how much fun you can enjoy flying. The Sibu to Miri flight was one such flight. Great fun. For a start, the Sibu to Miri flight was on a turbo prop plane (aka a puddle jumper – why do I call them that?) so […]

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Driving around Sarawak, Malaysia – Google Maps v. Apple Maps

By on April 19, 2014 in Malaysia with 0 Comments
Driving around Sarawak, Malaysia – Google Maps v. Apple Maps

The car that I had hired didn’t have a working cigarette lighter, so this meant I couldn’t use my trusty TomTom GPS unit to get around, and instead had to rely on good ol’ fashioned paper maps, and the Google and Apple Map Apps. Trying to find a paper map was a challenge – I […]

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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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Road trip from Sibu to Mukah, Sarawak – why are the roads so bad?

By on April 19, 2014 in Malaysia with 0 Comments

Today I decided to have a road trip from Sibu to Mukah. Why? Well, why not? Thought it would be good to visit the coast and to have a look at another town in this part of Sarawak. Mukah, as the crow flies, is about 60 – 70 km from Sibu, however, there is no […]

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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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