Blog Posts - Travels: Malaysia

May Day! May Day

The destination for this year's May Day pilgrimage was Pulau Besar in Johor, another boat ride from Mersing jetty.We made full use of the 2-3 hour long queues at Malaysian immigration (they were testing out their new biometric thumbprint scanning sys...
by The Book of Shadow on May 11, 2011

Christian Tourism, Malaysia

"And they went home rejoicing" (iphone 3GS + Swankolab)Another roadtrip, another road disappearing into the horizon. This could have been anywhere. But as it was, this was the North-South highway. We were legging it back to Singapore with a huge crac...
by The Book of Shadow on Oct 19, 2010

Another Tioman Trip feat. Encouragement

washed out*At the end of a week that didn't seem like it would ever end, there was Pulau Tioman. The Paya Beach Resort bit of Tioman Island wasn't spectacularly pretty. Its kampung feel was slightly on the more rundown side of charmingly rustic.The s...
by The Book of Shadow on Jun 22, 2010

Rawa Island and Godly Contentment (Ecclesiastes 5:8 - 6:9)

Paradise island, if such taxonomy is applicable to Pulau Rawa (off Mersing in Johor, Malaysia), is replete with cliches:palm-fringed powdery-white beaches, azure clear waters perfect for snorkelling and hovering over fish and coral, young girls with...
by The Book of Shadow on May 7, 2010

Penang Pop-Over and the Culinary Tourist

Why are there magazines on food and travel? Wasn't foreign food, until recently, merely a component of travel, like killing natives off with foreign diseases; a by-product of other evolutionarily more lofty aims like the crusading or discovering new...
by The Book of Shadow on Sep 21, 2009

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