Southern African Sojourn 2017 – Day 8 – Swakopmund to Uis

 Namib Desert, Namibia ( Picture credit: Terri Turriff) Woke up early morning after a sound sleep last night as the two really 'heavy'...

Southern African Sojourn 2017 – Day 7 – Windhoek / Swakopmund

Windhoek Railway Station. As expected, the bus arrived Windhoek three hours off the scheduled time. Disembarking the bus, I walked as fast as I...

Southern African Sojourn 2017 – Day 6 – Cape Town / Windhoek

Scheduled for twenty two hours  The day finally arrived where I will be starting my trip on mainland Africa. Toffar woke me up early and...

Southern African Sojourn 2017 – Day 5 – Mauritius / Cape Town

Exiting Cape Town airport. Normally, I would take a flight at night in order for me to save on accommodation but alas, all the flights to Cape Town...

Southern African Sojourn 2017 – Day 4 – Mauritius

Blue Bay pier. My last full day in Mauritius was a very short one for me due to the weather again. The plan was to hire a car for a full day as I...

Southern African Sojourn 2017 – Day 3 – Mauritius

Caudan Waterfront, Port Louis.   Before sleeping last night, I vowed that even a rainy day won't stop me from visiting Port Louis today but I awoke...

Southern African Sojourn 2017 – Day 2 – Mauritius

Sunrise at Mahebourg, Mauritius. I didn't sleep well as the strong winds were crashing against the sliding glass door  that separates the room and...

Kampung Kuala Besut 2012

  Kuala Besut Jetty  There is a myth that the Besut district changed 'ownership' from the state of Kelantan to Terengganu over a cock fight. Whether it's a myth or it is true, do ask the locals and they will give a version of the story. Kuala Besut is a small town in...

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Pulau Perhentian 2012

 Kerasik Beach While having dinner with my neighbour who is a Dive Master,  he invited me to spend a few days at Pulau Perhentian (Perhentian Island) to do my refresher SCUBA course as he found out that my last dive was way back in the early 90s. I did not give a...

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Gemas Railway Station

 The most important railway junction in Malaysia. Left goes to the North i.e Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh, Butterwoth and right to Mentakab and Kota Baru. Down south to Kluang, Johor Baru and Singapore It was on business that took me to Gemas as there is a main military camp...

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Sungai Chilling

@ the entrance of the Sanctuary  Woke up to a sunny Sunday morning and I called my nephews Johan and Johari for a day trip out of Kuala Lumpur. After good reviews by my neighbours I decided to spend the day at the Sungai Chilling Ikan Kelah Sanctuary (Mahseer) where...

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Sungai Pahang (Pahang River) I spent the first day of July out of Kuala Lumpur (at last). It was the first time in seven months that I did not see the Petronas Twin Towers on a daily basis and I was accompanied by my two nephews on this day trip. We left Kuala Lumpur...

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Kuala Gandah Elephant Conservation Centre

After exiting the Lancang Toll plaza we made a left turn towards Kg.Gandah which was 12 kilometers away. Upon reaching the centre we noticed that the car park was nearly full. Ok is a Sunday anyway. After registering ourselves (Free of Charge) we walked to the...

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Missing In Action

Dear all,  For the past six months I have not been active with my blog. To be honest, I have not been out of Kuala Lumpur except for a couple of times to the Low Cost Carrier Terminal Kuala Lumpur International Airport to send and pick up my parents' maid. I too had...

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Riding A Dream

How we travel is our own choice, the way we enjoy it and also how affordable it is to us....backpacking,  going on a tour, embarking on a cruise etc, etc ....They are many forms of traveling but after reading "Riding A Dream" a story of four Malaysians biking overland...

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The Fakawi Traveller 2011

Corregidor Island , Philippines 2011 has been a kind year for my travels. I started with a short trip to the Philippines which included visiting Corregidor Island which was one of my childhood dream destination as I am a military history buff since schooldays. I...

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OP * Durian Feast , Manong , Perak 2011

Manong Town 20 Dec 2011 It was a days trip to have a "Durian Feast" at a plantation owned by one of my seniors during my Boy's Wing Royal Military College days.The plantation is located in Manong,  a small and sleepy town by the banks of Sungai Perak (Perak River) in...

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Europe Day 27 2011 Doha- Kuala Lumpur

6 Nov 2011 The plane landed at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport and after clearing the Customs and Immigration procedures I called my Father to wish him a Happy Birthday and Selamat Hari Raya Haji. As I reached my apartment I had a long hibernation period before...

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