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Mar 4, 2006 - Penang

After a 4 hour journey from Kuala Kangsar to Butterworth, we got the ferry across to the island of Penang. It wasn't quite like other passenger ferries i'd been on but instead was rows and rows of wooden benches! The crossing was only about 20 minutes and at the other end we had a 10 minute walk to our hotel in the capital, Georgetown, in the Chinatown area. From the ferry we had a great view of Penang bridge - the fourth longest bridge in the world at 13km long. As we only had this afternoon in Penang some of us decided to do a 1/2 day...

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Feb 11, 2006 - Taiping (is)

Vöknuðum eldsnemma í morgun. Tókum allt okkar hafurtask og fórum út að leita að morgunmat. Fengum okkur öll ristað bauð með sultu og fórum síðan á rútustöðina til að taka rútu til Ipoh kl. 9 Rútan kom til Ipoh um 12 leitið. Við vorum svöng og þreitt og eftir hádegismat gáfumst við upp á að reyna að finna rútu til Taiping og tókum taxa sem kostaði 80RM (1400 kall) fyrir 100km akstur. Það liggur nýlegur þjóðvegur frá Singapore upp allann skagann til Tailands. Þegar maður fer inná hann tekur maður miða og borgar síðan þegar maður fer af. Þetta...

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Dec 4, 2005 - Malaysia Peninsular - Laketown resort (Bukit Merah)

Couldn't actually believe it but we stood out more here than ever as though it was packed (school holidays and it had a kids water park, and eco park, and a char lift ride on top of the orang-utan island) we were the only (white) tourists in the place. Think we were gawped at more than the animals which is always nice! The 35ha island, of which 5ha is dedicated to the rehab and nursery for the young was supposedly a place where the orang-utans could roam free and it was in fact, ironically as they liked to tell you, the humans that were...

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