Malaysia

Travelling Borneo by bus

Flying internally in Asia can be quite cheap sometimes, if you book in advance. However, overland travel is the cheapest option, if you’ve got time to spare. During my time in Borneo, I took a few long distance buses, with the longest being from Miri to Kuching in Sarawak, after my trip to Brunei.   Where to catch long distance buses in Malaysian Borneo? Long...

Visiting the Orangutans of Sepilok, Borneo

One thing I was most excited about being in Borneo was getting to see the Orang-Utans. Those cute faced, orange haired apes that I had, until now only seen in the zoo. Orang-utans mainly hang out In Malaysian Borneo and Indonesia, with many areas that you can trek to, to see them in the wild However, if you don’t want to trek in the wild, don’t have time...

What to do in Kota Kinabalu, Borneo

Kota Kinabalu (known locally as KK), lies on the North West of Malaysian Borneo (in the state of Sabah). It has a major international airport, and serves destinations such as Singapore, Manila and Hong Kong, and is the second busiest airport in Malaysia, after Kuala Lumpur.   It is often the first Port of call for those travelling to and around Malaysian Borneo...

Couchsurfing in Malaysia

Here’s the scenario. You’ve just taken overnight bus journey into a new Country. Its 6am, it is still dark, and many of the locals don’t speak English. You don’t have any local currency and the battery on your mobile phone is running low. You have arranged to meet a local person you’ve never met before, outside the KFC, opposite the bus station. You meet, get...

Singapore to Kuala Lumpur by bus

  Travelling South East Asia overland is fairly easy, it is a well-worn route, by many backpackers. I spent a few days in Singapore, then needed to head North into Malaysia. Malaysia is connected to Singapore by a 1km long bridge (the Causeway link Bridge), from Singapore Woodlands to Johor Bahru (JB), and it is frequently used as a mode of passage from one...

Where Life in a Rucksack is going in 2014?

Although we are almost halfway through 2014; I thought I’d share my travel plans for the remaining 6 months of this year. I’ve been living in New Zealand for the past 2.5 years, and will be leaving to travel around Asia for a little over four months. I am excited, scared, nervous, … I am again going into the unknown. A new chapter. New adventures...

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