Malaysia

Instagram Updates: Best of April

Instagram Updates: The Best of April   Though I’m writing well after, I took all and posted most of these photos before the string of earthquakes that hit Nepal starting on April 25th. I encourage you to view these photos with an eye to the beauty of the country, but don’t forget that it will … Continue reading »

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Photo Slideshow: Malaysia

Malaysia is by far one of the easiest countries in Asia to travel independently.  Great infrastructure, rampant English, and delicious food make Malaysia almost a vacation from hard traveling.  Just watch out for sneaky Orangutans.

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A Sikh New Rock Band

These guys are out of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  Video from New Year’s Eve 2010/2011.  They were pretty Sikh all right.

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Colors of Malaysia

In addition to some photos of the annual Colors of Malaysia parade in Kuala Lumpur, I managed to get a video of one of the dances as well.  Strange but exciting night.  

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Chinese New Year

Conveniently, for it has a sizable Chinese population, I was in Penang just at the end of Chinese New Year.  Kek Lok temple, in particular, impressed me by being more heavily decorated than anything else I can recall since last year’s New Year in Chengdu.  Though I arrived too close to closing time to be … Continue reading »

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Penang Island Life

Being an island, Penang is stereotypically also a pretty chilled out place. An old British East India Company cannon overlooks the harbor and a corniche where people stroll slowly along the waterfront. In the square between the Fort and Town Hall, a handful of Malaysians play an afternoon pick-up game. And hey, cruise ships dock … Continue reading »

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Colonial Penang

When I’m in Malaysia for more than a few days between flights, the adventurous side of me nags me to get out of KL and explore a little bit of the Peninsula instead of just relaxing in the city. With nine days to play with between other countries, then, I decided to visit the island … Continue reading »

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KL Afternoon

So I actually counted, while I was bored waiting on a bus from Cameron Highlands to KL. I’ve been to Kuala Lumpur 12 times, now, and still like as much or more than how I felt the first time. Part of it is the intercultural feel, the temples/mosques/churches all sitting together. The multicultural population that, … Continue reading »

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