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Paradise found, briefly.

There’s a boat service from the harbour in Penang that runs out to Langkawi Island. Langkawi is just south of the border with Thailand and is Malaysia’s version of  sun-kissed tropical party islands such as Kho Samui, not far away in Thailand. The Thai islands are about lazing on the beach by day, and partying [...]

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Penang – The place that has it all.

On the way out of Singapore we were slightly done by the taxi driver. They are something of an occupational hazard as a traveller and we try to avoid using taxis if at all possible. It was a tried and tested trick, the meter was on target and the fare looked right, then as we [...]

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A week in KL…

We moved on to a hotel in Chinatown, a busy bustling area packed with outdoor cafés and a street market selling the full gambit of fake designer goods. Our hotel, the Swiss Inn, was right in the middle of it all. The heady aroma of the street food blended with pungent smell emanating from the [...]

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Malaysia, truly Asia

That’s the tourist department tagline designed to pull in the tourist dollar. We’ve been here about a week now and it does seem an apt summary of this country. Although I’m not sure anywhere in Asia would not be truly Asia. Unless there are a few imposter states lurking around in corners, Brunei or East [...]

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