Langkawi – Hawaii of the Andaman

Not sure where I read it, and I’ve never been to Hawaii, but I think I know what they mean when they describe Langkawi as the Hawaii of the Andaman. It has a relatively modern infrastructure for this part of the world and it is very beautiful both in terms of it’s landscape and the…

Penang – Georgetown, street food and street art. 

The bus from KL to Georgetown cost about £14 for the two of us and took about 5 hours in reasonable comfort. The final part of the journey being over the remarkable new bridge that joins the island to the mainland. Sitting on the northwest coast of Malaysia, Penang is the area that includes the…

Kuala Lumpur – towers, tours and pause. 

The Petronas Towers are a breathtaking sight and we were lucky enough to be staying in an Airbnb that was close enough that if you opened the window (not advisable on the 32nd floor!) you felt you could almost touch them. They are very reminiscent of a pair of Chrysler buildings. We had a tour…

Borneo – orangutans, monkeys and bears (oh my!)

 Before we travelled to Borneo it’s probably fair to say we didn’t know much about the place. Borneo is the name of the island but separate parts belong to Malaysia and Indonesia as well as it including the whole of Brunei. We just visited the region of Sabah in the north east of the island…