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Nosy Primates At Bako National Park

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For anyone visiting Kuching in the Malaysian state of Sarawak on the island of Borneo, Bako National Park is a Must See, and I can’t stress that enough. If you’re in the area and you don’t want to see incredible animals, unique plants and diverse terrain… why’d you come to Borneo? How to get to Bako National Park Getting to ...

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How to Get to Kuala Lumpor’s Aiport from Hentian Putra Bus Station

Getting to KL Sentral Station (2)

Figuring out Kuala Lumpors transportation network can be quite a challenge. If you find yourself heading to KL’s Hentian Putra Bus Station to catch a plane or arrive via plane and want to catch a bus, you might find these directions useful. Note: KL has 2 airports and multiple bus stations. Make sure you know where you’re headed. Starting out from ...

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Kapas – A Relaxing Island in Terengganu, Malaysia

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While Kapas may not be as popular of a destination as some of the other islands in the area (Perhentian, Redang) it has a different vibe that may just be right for you. Kapas doesn’t have the loud bars, clubs, partying or crowds. It’s great for relaxing. How to get to Kapas To get to Kapas, you can take a ...

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My Costs September 2013 – Terengganu to Sarawak, Malaysia

Spending Flow September 2013

What did I do? I started the month on Perherntian Kecil, finishing up my Open Water Diving Certification, then returning to Terengganu to finish up my two months of volunteering at a University there as a research assistant, and hanging out with the friends I had made before it was my time to move on. My last weekend in Terengganu ...

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PADI Open Water Cert with the Quiver Dive Team – Perhentian, Malaysia

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While volunteering in Malaysia, on my birthday weekend, I ended up getting my PADI open water diving certification from Quiver Dive Team on Perhentian Kecil. I was somewhat hesitant about incurring such a large expense as a budget traveler (along with the idea of falling in love with such an expensive hobby) but decided to treat myself. Perhentian was the best ...

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Shack-Rafting on Tasik Kenyir – Malaysia – A Photo Essay

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In the Malaysian State Terengganu there is a beautiful 100 square-mile man made lake. Former highlands, flooded via dam, became 340 lush jungle islands surrounded by brilliant blue water where you can fish, swim, hangout with friends, explore waterfalls, and watch the wildlife (we saw some monkeys). Though it is unfortunate of the ecological damage that has been done here, Malaysia ...

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My Costs August 2013 – Peninsular Malaysia

Daily Spending Flow August 2013

I spent all of August continuing my work as a volunteer research assistant in Terengganu, Malaysia. As part of my arrangement, I was living with the professor I was working with, and my room & board was covered. My expenses were pretty low. The first half of the month was still the Muslim holiday Ramadan and in Terengganu (the most ...

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Cell Phones & SIM Cards Abroad

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When you’re traveling the world you may want to carry a phone to help stay connected either with friends at home, or new ones along the way. What to do with your phone If you have a phone from home that you want to bring there are two things that you need to do. Suspend your phone service – you ...

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Daniel’s Lodge – Cameron Highlands

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Daniel’s Lodge is a Basic (worn and musty) backpacker lodge located just a short walk from the main bus station in the Cameron Highlands. How to find Daniel’s Lodge? Exiting your bus, walk along the main strip for awhile. You will see a sign that says Daniel’s Lodge pointing up a street (with an arrow pointing right) Turn down that ...

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