Category Archives for "East & SE Asia"

3 Niah Caves in Miri, Malaysia

Niah caves are 132 km South of Miri, which is an 8 hour bus ride north of Sibu. General consensus is that it is best to visit the second largest cave system in Malaysia with an organized tour from Miri because of costs and transportation, so why do anything else? That was our plan…which we […]

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4 Singapore

Think Singapore and you probably imagine shopping malls, electronics stores and other consumer related activities, and you will be correct. What I did not expect to find was a very well planned city with plenty of parks, old buildings and a great water front in a west-meets-east kaleidoscope.   It is obviously a city that […]

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6 Melaka: a Colonial Gem in Malaysia

Once a Portuguese colony  Melaka (or Malacca)  has become what I and many travelers believe is Malaysia’s finest city: an exquisite medium sized metropolis  in Southwestern peninsular Malaysia that easily traps you in a comfortable paced lifestyle while you visit its several attractions. It is colonial, as well as charming, elegant and active- yet peaceful. […]

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