Category Archives: Travellers’ tales

Walkabout in George Town, Penang(7-10/7/11)

My walkabout with friends at the George Town 3rd Anniversary World Heritage celebration: The Sg.Nibong Fireflies – We stopped at a restaurant just a 5 minutes stop away from the  fireflies site. We tried the famous crunchy, fresh cuttlefish, fish cake and some … Continue reading

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What a Holiday! (published in The Star paper, Startwo pullout on 9/1/10)

           Cairo Train Station                                                        Train Arriving  The Night Sleeper Train from Cairo to Aswan We were told to carry a change of clothing and our toiletries for the night sleeper train which we will be boarding at … Continue reading

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Toowoomba-The Garden City

The first time I heard about Toowoomba, it reminds me of the Mauri warrior dance. With spear in one hand and a shield on the other, the dancers with their painted faces, dressed for war stomped VOOM! VOOM! VOOM!”.   Situated … Continue reading

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Lost in Tambun, Sipping Tea in Cameron

Lost World of Tambun,Ipoh No matter how many times I told myself I hate those long and winding roads but each time my company organizes a trip there or my sister-in-laws say, “JOM, Cameron Highlands? I’ll be the first to … Continue reading

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A-night at the backpackers

Roughing out(thats what my two fellow travelers will say) at the backpackers is not everyone’s cup of tea, esp. if one is so used to the comfort of a hotel plus service. But with food and fuel hike at its … Continue reading

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The 6-km city

Angkor Wat reflections “I have wondered all my life, and I have also travelled.The difference between the two being this, that we wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment”-Hilaire Belloc.“ Now where was I?”, I wonder.  Oh yes… the 6-km … Continue reading

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Raya in Tawau

       Tawau is a coastal town on the south-east coast of Sabah. There are a mixture of migrants from Indonesia, majority Bugis.  Despite sounding like some backward state(sorry for the pun), we visited Semporna with its famous floating restaurant, … Continue reading

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