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Feb 9, 2015 - Port Dickson

6th February Set off at around 10:00am. We'd decided to drive down the '5' most of the way instead of using the toll road. It seemed a bit more interesting; following the coast road all the way to Port Dickson. Well, we travelled well until we reached Klang. Oops....GPS wanted to send us to KL international airport. We carried on on the 5 although sometimes we lost it, not signposted very well. The trip should have taken around 4/5 hrs. It took 7! After Klang and Selangor, the road was how we thought it should have been; two lane and...

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Feb 6, 2014 - Onwards......

Woken up this morning....Chinese are sooooo noisy! Find we have wifi, must be near the lobby. Looked out of the window and you can hardly see anything it's so misty. Drove the scenic route to Port Dickson to avoid KL city centre. Really winding roads but they were quite good and well signposted although we do have the GPS and Guys map reading skills. Arrived at the hotel at around 3:30pm, checked in and had to wait for our room to be ready. Upgraded and although the room is very nice, and we are only going to sleep there. There's no view....

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Oct 27, 2008 - Deepavali

We are in Malaysia for a one week break, and by sheer coincidence are here during Deepavli, the Indian ‘Festival of Lights’. In Malaysia, people are celebrating in many different ways… according to the newspapers anyway. Some of my relatives are having an “open house” where people are invited for dinner; also people pop over and visit at afternoon tea time. The constant stream of visitors is not unusual at the house I am staying (number 10 uncle and aunt’s house). Even Arabella has started commenting when no one is around. Anyway, we have...

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Jul 18, 2008 - a beach trip

We went to a trip to the beach today – Port Dickson – the town where we threw my dad’s ashes into the ocean. Arabella has become quite taken with one of my dad’s brothers: number 6 uncle and they played a lot together at the beach. The eat-fest continues. There is always at least 4 meals to eat a day, and often snacks too. Everyone is bringing us foods to try and you can’t say no. The aunty (number 10) I am staying with cooks Punjabi-indian, thai and Malaysian food. She also speaks Punjabi, Hindi, Thai (she is from Thailand originally),...

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Jul 4, 2008 - catching up with the Malaysian family in Seremban

Today the visiting began, now that my mum and sister had also arrived. We went to one uncle and aunty’s house to pass on our condolences, as one of their sons had died a month before my dad. For the rest they came to see mum at another aunty and uncle’s home. Mum was holding up well until the relatives started coming to see her. To be expected. For those who don’t know, my dad’s family is very large. Here are some stats: •The granny and the grandfather had 10 children, all sons, no girls; . All of the sons married, and all but 2 have...

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Feb 16, 2008 - Gemas

14 Feb 2008 Once again I prove to be unable to stick to a plan (and what a privilege it is). Instead of going north as intended, I ended up going south. There is method in my madness though. To travel on the so called “Jungle train” during daylight hours, one has to stop over here in Gemas, a non-descript town with nothing more than a few blocks of typically frantic businesses that sees a mad rush that suddenly shuts down around 10pm, for the night. As usual when hunting a meal, I look for the busiest place which nearly always proves that...

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