Bucket List 196: Malaysia!

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Country 8/196: Malaysia. A country separated by the ‘South China Sea’ into two similarly sized but highly contrasting regions. I decided to spend the festive season exploring the faraway island of Borneo, of which Malaysia controls the northern reaches. From my base in Kota Kinabalu, I struggled to the very summit of the nation, witnessing some of the most spectacular vistas of my fledgling voyage so far. From there, it was all downhill and into the dark depths of the jungle, where a machete-wielding Mr Aji gave me a twilight tour of his bustling backyard…

The Road Travelled

Tales From Malaysia

Mr Aji’s Flying Proboscis

January 1st, 2017 Jack Noah Rees The third and final leg of my Bornean adventure began with the most uncomfortable flight I have ever had the displeasure of taking. Following a fifteen-hour un-air-conditioned bus from the Bruneian capital to Kota Kinabalu the day before, I foolishly believed the worst of my transport woes were behind me. No, I was wrong. The…

A Bornean Christmas

December 27th, 2016 Jack Noah Rees Twas the night before Christmas, when near to the hostel, everything was stirring, especially the brothel. Welcome to Malaysia. More specifically, the stretched coastal city of Kota Kinabalu on the mythical island of Borneo. I am here on my Christmas vacation, from teaching in South Korea, and boy do I require a break (attempting to…



Country: 8/196     Visited: Winter ’16/’17


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