Malaysian Night Market

September 12, 2010 · 15 comments

In my last few days in Malaysia, I met up with Mei and Jo from and they showed me around their local food market to get a taste (quite literally) of how it is traditionally done in Malaysia. What surprised me was the amount of variety packed in such a small area. The farmers selling their produce were also quite happy to encourage people tasting their own fruit in an effort to prove it was the best.

anchovies market

Anchovy selection on market stall

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Malaysian fruit market


3 Travel Secrets

December 4, 2009 · 14 comments

I recently got messages from Shannon at AlittleAdrift and JoAnna at Kaleidoscopic Wandering about a Tripbase (from Katie) idea of sharing travel secrets to the world.

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I travelled for 7 weeks in Malaysia and 1 week in Singapore; my assistant was this book. With much more colour and Photography than Lonely Planet books the eyewitness travel guides certainly help plan your trip as you can visually see the attractions before you go.

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Monkeying around

October 11, 2009 · 7 comments

After seeing just 3 Orangutans at Sepilok, it became clear I’ve not seen much wildlife since being in Sandakan, despite it being one of the better places in Malaysia to see some. There is another place nearby (15km away or so) called the Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary. Which is a Santuary for proboscis monkeys. A primate with a strange nose and different colour fur to most other monkeys. They are also endemic to Borneo Island and can only stay in forest areas near a river so you can’t see them anywhere else in the world apart from a few places on Borneo Island.

Female Proboscis Monkey

Female Proboscis Monkey

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