The end of the road

Exactly a year after arriving on the biggest island in the world, we set out for the “southernmost most point of continental asia”. It’s marked by a rock on a small island linked to the slightly bigger island of Sentosa by a rope bridge, joined to the island of Singapore by a road bridge, which…

Smiling mountain

We stumbled across an incredible mountain on our way along the Pahang River, known as Gunung Senyum or Smiling Mountain. From a distance it looks like there’s a few fairly impressive caves, but a short stroll up in to one of them reveals huge crevasses, stalactites, and a network of karstic caves. The caves stretch…

Cooling off in the Cameron Highlands

With a cup of tea…or two. At last we found the cooler climes we had been hoping for. At the lofty height of 1500m the daytime temperature dropped to a cool 25C. Although it did require two monster days of climbing (3000m in total of neverendingupsanddowns and our biggest climb of the trip so far)…

Broken roads

The main road between Jeli and Gua Musang in northeast Malaysia has clearly suffered the effects of heavy rainfall. Along the road we were surprised at the lack of traffic, but the reasonĀ  became apparent half way to Gua Musang, when we came across this utterly destroyed bridge. Luckily for us the locals have set…

The East West Highway – Hot and Hilly

After too long following the tourist trail along the coast and taking the easy option, we took to the hills of Northern Malaysia for a bit of an adventure. The East West Highway climbs to 1000m above sea level, with incredible views across the rainforest. We hoped that it would get cooler as we climbed,…

Georgetown

We spent a few days on Penang, and explored the sights of the UNESCO city of Georgetown. Throughout the town, wrought iron sculptures tell the history of the streets and the people who lived there during the colonial period. Even more impressive were the 50 or so works of street art scattered around town to…