Category Archives: Malaysia

Final thoughts on Malaysia (2018)

It is weird doing final thoughts on a country we visited in 2015 (and will no doubt visit again), but here goes….

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The Kuala Lumpur bird park was a resounding success

Neither one of us got pooped on.  And some of the birds took really big, yucky poos so that was quite the accomplishment.  Yeah!  (I can’t believe I just wrote that….)

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A week in Melaka

We’ve spent the last week in Melaka (sometimes spelled Malacca).  Melaka is about 2 hours south of Kuala Lumpur.  Because we are cheap, we chose not to fly and instead took a local bus to get here.  Of course, because … Continue reading

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A week in Georgetown

We spent the week in Georgetown.  No, we weren’t back in the U.S., and we definitely weren’t anywhere near the mess of D.C.  Instead, we were in the Georgetown that is on Penang Island in Malaysia.

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Finally! Proboscis monkeys!

One of our goals for our trip to Borneo was to see proboscis monkeys, otherwise known as long nose monkeys.  (Also supposedly known as Dutchmen by the locals because of the big bellies and big, red noses.  I guess Dutch … Continue reading

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Kicking around Kuching

We have spent the last week in Kuching, which is the capital of Sarawak in the Borneo region of Malaysia.  Kuching is situated right on the Sarawak river, which divides the town into North and South.  There are even city … Continue reading

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Bako Bust

When we were planning out our time in Kuching, everything we read said we absolutely had to go to Bako National Park.  Seriously, people raved about it so much we were kicking ourselves for not getting our act together and … Continue reading

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Orangutan!!!

We went to Borneo with one key goal:  see orangutans.  (See…we do like some orange things….not everything orange is bad….) So off we went today to the Semenggoh Nature Reserve.  The reserve takes orphaned and and rescued orangutans and trains … Continue reading

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Final thoughts on Malaysia (2015)

Our final thoughts are typically, at least in my opinion, fun and cute little snippets about our time in a country.  This is not the typical “final thoughts.”  Sorry in advance for the negativity…

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Riding the cable car in Langkawi

One of the biggest attractions in Langkawi is the cable car (otherwise known as “SkyCab”).  The cable car ride is long (about 1.5 miles), it goes up pretty high (over a mile) and it is supposedly the steepest cable car … Continue reading

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