Greetings from Malaysia

To those of you that follow my blog / site, you may have noticed that I’ve been absent for a few weeks. I’m currently on the island of Langkawi in Malaysia. Now for those of you in slightly cooler climates, I would like to point out that it has been raining here quite heavily in the afternoon the temperature has dropped to a chilly 28 degrees Celsius and about 72% humidity. Once I get back home to England I will publish some of the photos that I took on my trip. We went to Cambodia – Siem Reap > Malaysia – KL > Langkawi. Below are some photos of Tiapan….this is a small local shopping and eating destination in the Suban Jaya area of Kuala Lumper, it’s not a tourist destination. The images were roughly / slightly edited on my iPad. I’m using the WordPress app to create this post and I’ve no idea if the formatting will look any good on a computer screen. Hopefully you will find the images interesting.

This is their idea of a foot way / pavement. Strictly speaking there are none. The shopkeeper does their own thing outside the shop.
You always need a ☂️ to shelter from the intense sun.
For all you fellas out there, just so you know. It does exist. Though the shipping costs might be quite high.
Something different. I did not try it, but the floss bits are the fluffy stuff on the top.
Take note of the storm drains (look where you are going) and the number of vehicles.
Abstract reflection.
A tailoring business advertising their service.
Local businesses.
Local businesses.
Multiple local vendors operate in this area selling all kinds of Malaysian food each one does a particular dish. You order from one and buy your drinks from another. Take a seat and get served.
The Wantan Mee stall.
The Curry Mee stall. As you can see it’s not posh, these places are rather lively and full of character. If your a HSE (health and safety executive) official, you’d best stay away.
Colourful buildings.
To the outsider it may seem chaotic, but to a local it’s as easy as navigating the local high street.
The weather in Langkawi, yesterday afternoon. A tropical storm approaching. To me it was wonderfully atmospheric. But once the heavens opened up you really need to dive for cover.

4 thoughts on “Greetings from Malaysia

    1. You raise an interesting point, re exotic.
      I personally see it as rather rough n ready, A bit like England in the 60’s to late 70’s when little shops and businesses existed, unlike now where we have corporate dominance. Rural Cambodia is an eye opener to say the least especially the fish, meat, fruit n veg markets.
      Enchanting and heart wrenching all at the same time. An olfactory and visual overload.

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  1. Good to see ‘real life’ for the people. I remember the rain in KL. When it comes down, you are soaked in seconds! Cold here, so wear a coat when you come home. 🙂
    Cheers, Pete.


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