By Lloyd Green Like in any country, life away from the city is different. In rural Malaysia, village or kampung life is another beast. The Malays and Orang Asli here still practice their traditions, maintaining the old lifestyle of their people. It is completely different from the lifestyle in the city and you can see […]
By Lloyd Green Kanching Falls Where: Between Selayang and Rawang. You can park at the entrance to the reserve. Level: Easy hike Positives: Kanching Falls is the closest falls to Kuala Lumpur so you don’t have to drive far and if it starts raining there is easy access to your car. It is perfect for […]
By Emma Richards Well, depending on where you come from, ‘Gosh, it’s hot!’ is quite often the first thing any expat will say about Malaysia. Stepping off the plane for the first time, feeling the humid air fill my lungs and the stifling warmth envelope me as I emerged from the cool into the tropical […]
There’s only so much a person can say about a place, food and people. If I were to tell you that Malaysia has the most beautiful beaches, delicious food or interesting culture, you could also tell me that other countries have that too. The best way to introduce anyone to Malaysia is by show and […]
A lone oil well sits atop Bukit Telaga Minyak in Miri, Sarawak, an icon of the city’s present-day tourist attraction and an important landmark that sparked Malaysia’s entire history in oil and gas. Ironically, it almost never got built if not for the perseverance of a young college dropout from England. Choosing cadetship over completing […]
It is pitch black, cold… and eerily scary.
Brrr…gives me the goosebumps. No wonder bats like to live here.
What was that?!
I was trying my best to walk as slowly as possible on the slippery plank walk, with trusty headlamps lighting the way. It was a torture, especially with guano– bat dung ‘perfume’, its smell hanging heavily in the air.
The silence around me was eerily spooky.
“Congratulations! You are now standing at the Southern Most Tip of Mainland Asia.”
The signboard beamed widely at me as I peered towards the vast landscape. As winds blew gently over the confluence of the Strait of Malacca and Strait of Johore, the sun beat wildly upon the skin.
Whew! Despite the intense heat, the view of huge tankers docking in international waters was a sight to behold.
Row upon row of ships anchored symmetrically, and all I could hear was the silence of the howling winds. It is an astounding scene, to face one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes. Its shallow seaway is used by thousands of tankers daily.
Is this really the tip of Southern Most Tip of Mainland Asia?