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Tiny state in Borneo, sandwiched between Sarawak and Sabah. After it was a big regional player a few hundred years back, Brunei became rich upon the discovery of Oil in the 1940s. For a period time the Sultan of Brunei was the richest person in the world.


Kuantan is the largest city of the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia with a population of about half a million. It is also the capital of the state of Pahang.

Kuantan is located about halfway between Singapore (to the south) and Kota Bahru (to the north). The city is situated at the coast of the South China Sea near the mouth of the Kuantan River. The city is not a major tourist destination, rather a stopover point for island destinations (Tioman, Redang, Perhentians, etc.) along the East Coast. From Kuantan you can also also reach the popular beach in Cherating in less than an hour with the local Bus.

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Kek Lok Si Temple in Penang

Traditional Chinese Hardware Store

traditional_chinese_hardware_store.jpg, typical traditional kedai (=store) crammed with everything you need
typical traditional kedai (=store) crammed with everything you need

Chinese Shophouses in Ampang
The shop is located in the old town of Ampang in Kuala Lumpur, one of the last few remaining areas of traditional shophouses in Kuala Lumpur

photo: 2018
Perhentian Islands, Long Beach
Perhentian Islands
Long Beach