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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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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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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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Henley Royal Regatta (HRR) and Newcastle University Boat Club (NUBC)

By on July 6, 2013 in UK with 0 Comments
Henley Royal Regatta (HRR) and Newcastle University Boat Club (NUBC)

After my recent trip to Borneo (see Lambir Hills National Park, 98000 Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia and Borneo and insects…) I flew back to the UK for a few days. Meanwhile, here are some photos and a video from my ‘working’ holiday supporting Newcastle University Boat Club (NUBC) ‘A’ at Henley Royal Regatta (HRR) (it is a […]

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A weekend in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

By on April 8, 2013 in Malaysia with 0 Comments
A weekend in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

This past weekend I have been in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, and it was an interesting trip. View Larger Map Kota Kinabalu is a really nice little town on the coast and is certainly worth a visit and an explore. During my brief visit to the town I was able to wander around the town […]

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A weekend in Penang….

By on March 25, 2013 in Malaysia with 0 Comments
A weekend in Penang….

Just back from a weekend in Penang, which is about a 70 minute flight north of Johor Bahru. View Larger MapThe first thing I spotted was some ‘heath and safety’ on a building site across the road from the hotel… This was in fact my second visit to Penang (I was there in Nov 2012) […]

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Desaru Beach Resort, Malaysia

By on March 10, 2013 in Malaysia with 0 Comments
Desaru Beach Resort, Malaysia

Just back from a weekend away at the Desaru Beach resort, and more specifically the Lotus Hotel. View Larger MapDesaru is an interesting area. It is about a 90 min drive from the centre of Johor Bahru and is easily accessible along some fast and straight roads (the last one of which is a toll […]

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My new best friend? A GPS unit….

By on February 10, 2013 in Malaysia with 1 Comment
My new best friend? A GPS unit….

Before I came to Malaysia I loaded up my trusty old GPS unit with a Malaysia map (I’ve used this GPS unit on trips around Europe, Australia and the United States (I would’ve used in New Zealand but at the time there were no maps available – apparently the New Zealand government didn’t know where […]

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