Archive for the 'Malaysia' Category

Boy on a bike street art in Penang

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014
“Boy on a Motorbike” street art, Ah Quee Street, George Town, Penang, Malaysia

Street Art in Malaysia gives hope Malaysia is the only country in South East Asia where I’ve seen people take pride in Street art. Street art is prevalent in Sabah and and here in Penang though the capital also holds many exhibitions. This piece of art is called “boy on a bike” and it’s the… Continue reading more »

Hand & machine tea leaf pickers in Malaysia

Saturday, December 27th, 2014
Tea Plantation, Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

Tea leaf picking in the highlands of Malaysia The Cameron Highlands is probably my favourite place in Malaysia. The cool air. The mountains. The amazing food and rural aspect of it all. On a visit to one of the tea plantations I was taken back by how old school it still was when it came… Continue reading more »

Back to Borneo: Street Art tells the tale of two capitals

Thursday, August 4th, 2011
Street Art in Kota Kinabalu

Street Art in Malaysia is helping me see something new I’ve never been a huge fan of street art in Malaysia or graffiti anywhere else in the world for that matter. Don’t get me wrong, I think that freedom of expression is of paramount importance today. It simply never visually appealed to me. Then, the more I traveled,… Continue reading more »

National Mosque of Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur: pink robes and comparisons

Monday, August 1st, 2011
The National Mosque of Malaysia

The National Mosque in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia I enjoy visiting Mosques. And, while half the world instantly seems to seize up at the notion that someone would actually like to visit a mosque. I don’t visit for religious reasons. I visit because architecturally, they are, usually, quite beautiful buildings. Will the National Mosque in Kuala… Continue reading more »

Fort Cornwallis, Penang: The fort that never fired a shot

Thursday, July 28th, 2011
Cannon at Fort Cornwallis Penang

A second visit to the unique Fort Cornwallis in Penang, Malaysia I never had time to write about Fort Cornwallis the last time I was in Penang. So taking advantage of my one night half day stop over, I couldn’t think of a better time to write about it. If, for nothing else, its uniqueness… Continue reading more »

To take a plane or train to Malaysia?

Monday, July 25th, 2011
Old train in Thailand

  What’s cheaper and easier, flying or taking the train to Malaysia? Decisions, decisions. I wanted to return to Malaysia as I had to leave a little to soon before. From Bangkok one would think that a short budget flight would be the answer. And it should have been. Only I wanted a last minute… Continue reading more »

What would it be like to live in Malaysia?

Monday, June 20th, 2011
Quite street in Penang with old car

Move to or live in Malaysia? Malaysia was always on my list of “possible” places to live in Asia. The primary reasons, for me, was that Malaysia seemed to be calling out for people to relocate there. It seemed living in Malaysia was quite viable, on paper. Options were open, I took notes, filed them… Continue reading more »