kuala lumpur
Kuala Lumpur is the vibrant capital of Malaysia and a city that I know well. Growing up in Malaysia, my first KL trip was when I was nine. When I was in high school, I was selected to be the first violinist of the Malaysian Philharmonic youth orchestra and...
cameron highlands things to do
The attractions in Cameron Highlands have not changed a great deal since the time when impeccably dressed British civil servants escaped there to grow roses, go on long country walks among green rolling hills and snuggle up in front of their fireplaces in charming Tudor-style bungalows. Looking for a...
Malacca Straits Mosque at dusk on the Straits of Malacca
I was born in Malacca - now officially called Melaka - a small Malaysian state on the Straits of Malacca. Even though my passport says Melaka, like most people who know the region I still think of it as Malacca. It may be one of the smallest states in...
Proboscis monkey pictures adult male close up
Of all the places to visit in Sabah, be sure to make time to go to the Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary. It is one of the best places in the world to see these weird monkeys and you will be rewarded with incredible up-close views of these strange...
Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre
Are you looking for an orangutan tour? One of the most amazing places to visit in Sabah and a fantastic Borneo orangutan tour is the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre. The Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre began as an initiative of the Sabah Government in the early 1960’s. It was opened in 1964...
Entering the Gomangton Cave Sandakan Borneo

Gomantong Caves in Borneo

I'm standing in the dark in the Gomantong Caves. The smell is almost overwhelming. My nose begins to itch and my eyes water. It’s almost choking me. I want to vomit. ”Our cat’s litter tray never smelled THIS bad, ” I think to myself. This is a thousand times...

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