Category Archives: Malaysia

8 things I regret packing on my travels

After ten weeks of backpacking and hauling my big pink rucksack around SE Asia, I realise that some items were essential and some were just dead weights. Here’s 8 things I wish I hadn’t packed retrospectively: 1. Warm clothes Denim … Continue reading

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Fortune telling in the temple

Hundreds of turtles clamber over each other to escape the murky pond. The slippery rocks betray them, sending not one but dozens back into the shallow pool. The lucky ones rest in the dry heat, their dark shells cracked like … Continue reading

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Batu Caves

The golden statue of Hanuman, the noble monkey devotee of Lord Rama, towers peacefully over the base of the caves and encourages pilgrims and tourists alike to scale the hundred steps to the dark craggy mouth above. This temple is … Continue reading

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Boat in the Trees

This is the story of a boat that was painted in the colours of the ocean, but found her home in the jungle. The men on Tioman island are natural fisherman. For thousands of years, the Malays have plucked the … Continue reading

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