Meanderings Around Miri

Miri, Malaysia June 23, 2017 The usual slick malls in between older buildings seem to make up most of Miri with new buildings under construction just about everywhere. There are pavement eateries and cafes aplenty but there is a faintly flat feel to this town. The various markets are probably the most happening in town. … More Meanderings Around Miri

Brunei Bytes

Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei June 20, 2017 The ferry ride from Kota Kinabalu to Labuan and the connecting one from Labuan to Muara were uneventful, the only excitement afforded by a trio ahead of me as we entered Brunei immigration. The entire island of Labuan is duty-free and every second shop sells liquor. Brunei being … More Brunei Bytes

Floundering in Package-Central Kinabatangan

Sukau, Malaysia June 13, 2017 The Kinabatangan river is supposedly one of the best places in Borneo to see wildlife, the cast ranging from orangutans, proboscis moneys, long-tailed macaques to birds like herons, kingfishers and various kinds of hornbills. The star though is the pygmy elephant, found only in Borneo and it was this, that … More Floundering in Package-Central Kinabatangan

Race Day at Changi

Changi, Singapore June 3, 2017 A few clouds marched across the blue skies above and now and then, a breeze sent them scudding. Painfully bright sunshine shone down on the waves lapping at the beach at Changi Sailing Club. A hum of excitement wafted across the club as the crews got their boats ready and … More Race Day at Changi