Bruce and Ian’s Malaysian Tour


Sabah: Road Tripping in Eastern Malaysia [BIMT28]

Sabah: Road Tripping in Eastern Malaysia [BIMT28]

After a quick morning cab ride to the airport, we boarded a flight to cross the South China Sea and arrive in Kota Kinabalu. Life in Eastern Malaysia moves in a different fashion at a different pace than life on the mainland. While it does feature active urban centers like KK, the sense of natural mystery and wonder that is endemic to the island of Borneo permeates every aspect of Eastern Malaysia.
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Penang Asam Laksa: The Cadillac of Noodle Soups? [BIMT27]

Penang Asam Laksa: The Cadillac of Noodle Soups? [BIMT27]

The Asam Laksa is known throughout South East Asia as one of the best noodle soup dishes ever. Penang apparently is THE place to get the real deal.
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ALL THAT JAZZ – Kota Kinabalu Jazz Festival 2009 [BIMT25]

ALL THAT JAZZ – Kota Kinabalu Jazz Festival 2009 [BIMT25]

A review of Kota Kinabalu Jazz Festival 2009 by Mark Storey
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The Great Feast in Penang [BIMT24]

The Great Feast in Penang [BIMT24]

And again we find ourselves ready to eat…you guys must think I’m a glutton of sorts.
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Night Market Madness at Batu Ferringhi [BIMT23]

Night Market Madness at Batu Ferringhi [BIMT23]

After a quick nap and a hot shower (both well deserved), we hit the town in search for some trinkets and whatsits at Batu Ferringhi’s huge night market.
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Batu Ferringhi Beach Blast [BIMT22]

Batu Ferringhi Beach Blast [BIMT22]

The hotel we were staying at in Penang was one of the many which sit on the beachfront strip of Batu Ferringhi (Foreigner’s Rock), Penang’s most famous resort district and nightspot. The popularity with visitors to Malaysia which gave the region its name hasn’t diminished over the years: we spotted plenty of Americans, Brits and Aussies soaking up the sun and lazing on the beach.
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