second class overnighter (train) to Butterworth, Malaysia
pretty flowers in the Cameron Highlands area, Malaysia
Sam Pho temple -we sat here for almost an hour before the rain let up enough for us to continue our hike back to Tanah Rata
English cream tea at the Bala Chalets, Cameron Highlands
jungle walk to the top of Gunnung Brinchank (2150m)
smelling a tea leaf while overlooking tea plantations at the Sungai Palas Boh Tea Plantation
traditional tea picker...they snip the leaves with shears with a sort of scoop attached and then fling the clippings over the shoulders into the basket on their backs
views from the top of the Boh Tea Estate
Kuala Lumpur: the KL tower (421m tall) 30/05/04
"smells like vomit, tastes like heaven"-so they say about this Durian Fruit. It certainly smells as they describe, but we thought it tasted as it smelt too!!
diary catch-up at our backpackers lodge (Kameleon Traveller's Lodge) in KL
on the sky bridge inside the Petronas Towers
views up from inside the Petronas towers shopping mall
iconic Petronas towers, KL
butterfly park with a leaf butterfly!
KL bird park-stork the pose!
Petronas towers at night
river boat to Taman Negara (jungle) National Park, Malaysia
reading Colin's diary entry for the day while waiting for supper on our floating restaurant, Taman Negara.
swimming with the leeches?!
HOT AND HUMID after hiking up out of the thick jungly forest to a view point
canopy walkway 30m high and 400m long...pretty awesome!
views down to the river from the canopy walkway
5m above ground!
picnic lunch just after Colin tried to burn my leg off while trying to detach a persistent leech (we'd heard that burning them off would work-it did, but you have to be careful!!)
dusk and views of another floating restaurant
travelling up the river with our tubes in preparation for tubing down it again!
and a very slow and mellow drift-tube down the river
Melaka Maritime Museum, Malaysia
Maritime Museum by day
Melaka town centre with it's Dutch influence
wandering through the Chinese District of Melaka
views over Melaka from St Pauls' church at the top of the hill
a South AFrican connection in Melaka!
A'Formosa, the Portuguese fort bult in 1511
trying to avoid the durian fruit smell enroute to Singapore
sunset as we cross over into Singapore