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Hiang Thian Siang Ti Temple, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

By on June 18, 2015 in Malaysia with 0 Comments
Hiang Thian Siang Ti Temple, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

I don’t think I will ever grow tired at looking at Chinese temples as each one is unique, and there is always something different to see. In Kuching, on Carpenter Street, there is the Hiang Thian Siang Ti Temple. It is small, but like so many Chinese temples, stunning in design. FourSqaure: Hiang Thian Siang […]

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Black Bean Coffee & Tea Company, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

By on June 18, 2015 in Malaysia with 0 Comments
Black Bean Coffee & Tea Company, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

Black Bean Coffee & Tea Company, Kuching, which is near Hong San Si Chinese Temple, is a great place to stop and pause for a drink as you explore the area. FourSquare: Black Bean Coffee & Tea Company If you have enjoyed this article then please feel free to share it using the buttons below. […]

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Hong San Si Chinese Temple, Kuching Sarawak, Malaysia – 广泽尊王神庙@风山寺

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Hong San Si Chinese Temple, Kuching Sarawak, Malaysia – 广泽尊王神庙@风山寺

You know when you are at a good authentic Chinese temple as its name appears in Chinese, and only in Chinese, on FourSquare – 广泽尊王神庙@风山寺. The Hong San Si Chinese Temple is located on Carpenter Street, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, and is a great example of a Chinese temple. The temple was renovated in 2004, with […]

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Kuching International Airport (KCH), Malaysia

By on June 18, 2015 in Malaysia with 0 Comments
Kuching International Airport (KCH), Malaysia

Back at Kuching International Airport (KCH) – I was last here a year ago… Looking forward to my visit to Kuching as it was the first town I visited in East Malaysia nearly 2.5 years ago. Last year when I was here I discovered Chinatown and Little India, and this time I am looking forward […]

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Topspot Food Court, 93000 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

By on June 18, 2015 in Malaysia with 0 Comments
Topspot Food Court, 93000 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

Great meal at the Topspot Food Court in Kuching, and also a first for eating out in Malaysia, a completely ‘pick your own’ meal. The Topspot is on top of a carpark, and it is not obvious it is there. You will need to ask for directions. The meal was a first in that we […]

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Senai International Airport (JHB), Johor Bahru, Malaysia

By on June 18, 2015 in Malaysia with 0 Comments
Senai International Airport (JHB), Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Back at Senai International Airport (JHB) waiting for a flight over to Kuching in East Malaysia. For this trip I’m flying AirAsia and this was a first as not only did I print the boarding pass, but also printed the baggage tag. At the airport you scan your pre-printed boarding pass, you attach the bag […]

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Madness at the Singapore/Malaysia Border

By on June 15, 2015 in Malaysia, Singapore with 0 Comments

Living only 5 – 6 miles (7 – 10 km) from the Singapore border is great if you want to ‘pop’ over to Singapore for the weekend (we used to pop over for decent back bacon and cheese), plus it has the advantage of cheaper lifestyle in Malaysia. However, getting across that border can be […]

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Supermarkets in Malaysia

By on June 15, 2015 in Malaysia with 0 Comments
Supermarkets in Malaysia

Admittedly this is a rather small study, with a small sample size, but whilst living in Malaysia I have primarily used three supermarket chains. Mydin – Popular and cheap with usually terrible service and huge queues at the checkout. Generally good for fruit and vegetables, not so good for meat, but fish is generally OK. […]

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Malacca? Malaka? Malaqa?

By on June 14, 2015 in Malaysia with 0 Comments
Malacca? Malaka? Malaqa?

Just spent the weekend in Malacca. Or is it Malaka? Or possibly Malaqa? I’m not sure. I’ve seen it spelt all three ways over the weekend. Luckily, thanks to the power of the Internet, I may have an answer…. Malacca and Melaka are the same as Melaka is the Malay version of the English Malacca. […]

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Breakfast at 486 Baba Low’s, Malacca, Malaysia

By on June 14, 2015 in Malaysia with 0 Comments
Breakfast at 486 Baba Low’s, Malacca, Malaysia

Second, and last, morning in Malacca, and I decided to go to 486 Baba Low’s as I had heard that it served the best Laksa in town, and I wasn’t disappointed. Baba Low’s is a little difficult to find as it is not in the town centre (you will need a car to get there) […]

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