After trying to wrap your mouth around Tanjung Simpang Mengayau a few times it becomes clear why everyone refers to this part of the world as the Tip of Borneo. If you look at a map of Borneo you can see exactly where we are- that little sticky-uppy bit on the north-east coast which … Continue reading Tanjung Simpang Mengayau- where the sea meets the sea.
To be fair we probably should have done a bit more research before traveling to Gunung Mulu National Park. If we were a bit disappointed, we've only got ourselves to blame. Our expectations had been based on a very out-of-date guidebook and since we are coming towards the end of our trip, our budget simply … Continue reading Gunung Mulu National Park
I know, I know...Asia is a big place. Depending on your definition it comprises up to 49 countries and 60% of the world's population. However for the purposes of this blog post 'Asia' refers to China, Japan, Korea and all of South-East Asia. Despite the huge cultural, historical, religious and ethnic differences that exist between … Continue reading What is it with Asia and….???
I never thought I'd say this but after four months of temperatures in the mid-30's and upwards, it feels damn good to break out the jeans and feel chilly again. The Cameron Highlands is one of Malaysia's old hill station districts, with towns scattered throughout the region situated at a pleasant 1400m above sea level … Continue reading Hiking in the Cameron Highlands
The island of Penang sits just north of the Malacca Straits and, like any strategically important place, has seen more than its fair share of foreign invaders, settlers, traders and travelers. The English claimed formal possession of the island in 1786 and promptly went about creating a trading centre to rival that of Dutch Batavia … Continue reading Penang- Pearl of the Orient (and darling of the Malaysian hipster-verse)