I have to say I do like Malaysia. Perhaps I'm just getting old but it is just nice. Although Singapore has a reputation for being dull, I think its rubbed off on its neighbour a bit. People are unfailingly polite, its quietly affluent and just goes about its business. I know there's huge scandals about massive, almost Russia-like, levels of corruption, but as far as I can tell it all, just basically works. The food is great (coffee less so!) with excellent Indian curries, Malay dishes, Chinese cuisine and some really good fusion/modern stuff too. The pick, if you visit, was the China House. THis is one of those traditional buildings mentioned below, with gardens and cakes.
They have, I think really made a big effort to attract tourists without turning it in to a theme park and haven't done too bad a job, but they do have one of those umbrella streets that seem to crop up everywhere.
Penang is an old colonial trading port and a UNESCO world heritage site. The old town, which is the bit we visited, is full of beautiful colonial buildings with fading glory. Again, I really like the slightly shabby but well-loved appearance of much of it.
This will be a blog about my latest shots and what I liked or was trying to do with them
I am a teacher of Economics and have worked in various schools in Europe & Asia. One of the things I love doing is getting out and about with my camera.