Category: asia 2019

The Town Built on Tin

Day 17 of Asia 2019 trip / Day 15 in Malaysia

By Ippy

11 minute read

Ipoh Railway Station

Ipoh Railway Station

Ipoh is another city with plenty of history (but not extensive as Malacca's). It was originally a village until tin was found nearby in the late 19th Century, attracting investors and workers, causing a mining boom. However, by the 1970s, most of the tin was depleated and the price of tin crashed, causing a decline in the city as people left to find employment elsewhere.

Today, Ipoh is known for its colonial British architecture and food scene, as efforts to revive the city continue. We were here to get a taste of this.

Ippy Goes to Ipoh

Day 16 of Asia 2019 trip / Day 14 in Malaysia

By Ippy

6 minute read

A street in Ipoh (the view from our accommodation)

A street in Ipoh (the view from our accommodation)

…with A, of course :)

Overall, it was not a very eventful day today as A didn't feel too good, but we had to move on from Cameron Highlands to Ipoh.

Expecto Petronas

Day 11 of Asia 2019 trip / Day 9 in Malaysia

By A. Bush

5 minute read

The Skybridge of Petronas Towers

The Skybridge of Petronas Towers

Today we got up early to take a bus to Kuala Lumpur, the big smoke. At just MYR 12 each, it was cheaper than the bus we took to get to Malacca from Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

More Malacca

Day 10 of Asia 2019 trip / Day 8 in Malaysia

By A. Bush

7 minute read

Malacca river

Malacca river

We had stayed out pretty late the previous night so we left for brunch a bit late. Today we were going to explore more of Malacca.

The Venice of the East

Day 9 of Asia 2019 trip / Day 7 in Malaysia

By Ippy

8 minute read

Pimped up trishaws of Malacca

Pimped up trishaws of Malacca

Malacca (or Melaka) is a city with a lot of history, which was what enticed us to it in the first place. It is UNESCO listed too, so tick another one off the list.

Bye Bye Borneo

Day 8 of Asia 2019 trip / Day 6 in Malaysia

By Ippy

6 minute read

Dragon dancing for Chinese New Year

Dragon dancing for Chinese New Year

It was time to leave Kuching and Borneo. We did Kuching quite slowly haha but I think it was rather productive. Borneo wasn't even on the initial plan but I pushed for it and and we're both glad I did. At least I can say A enjoyed the eating part a lot.

We were headed back to Peninsula Malaysia, and there'd be no more flying for a little while.

Lazy Day in Kuching

Day 7 of Asia 2019 trip / Day 5 in Malaysia

By Ippy

3 minute read

Roof decoration of Hong San Si Temple

Roof decoration of Hong San Si Temple

We didn't do a whole lot really. Just slept in, relaxed and ate. It rained a lot too. Lunch was pretty bloody good (REAL TEH TARIK) but dinner wasn't.

To Bako National Park

Day 6 of Asia 2019 trip / Day 4 in Malaysia

By Ippy

15 minute read

A beach in Bako National Park

A beach in Bako National Park

Fingers crossed the weather will continue to be good. It didn't really rain during the day yesterday and I was hoping this would continue because we were finally headed to Bako National Park, one of the main National Parks of Borneo. Interestingly, it faces the South China Sea.

Orangutans Found

Day 5 of Asia 2019 trip / Day 3 in Malaysia

By Ippy

7 minute read

Yummy

Yummy

So, we haven't seen any Orangutans yet. I had really wanted to see one and knew where we would be guaranteed to see one but wasn't entirely sure we should go.