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    This is Malaysia

    We have a lot of "This is ......" threads, but not one for Malaysia.
    Although I have posted a few pics from there in other threads before, I hereby start a new thread for all things to do with Malaysia.

    To kick it off, here is the town beach in Lumut, Perak, Malaysia:


    The trees along the beach is "Fire of the Forest":

    Local name, not the official English name.

    A few of the inhabitants:

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    Labuan FT - Off Sabah

    Victoria Harbour, Labuan FT, Malaysia:

    The Financial Centre at right and the defunct Labuan Hotel at left is prominent features.


    Sabah Shipyard at centre


    Pulau Papan in background

    I have a enough pictures from Malaysia to fill this thread.

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      #3
      A big thank you for this new thread... I will be a frequent visitor back here as the thread, stories and images are added.
      With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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        #4
        Langkawi

        A white, empty and inviting beach at Langkawi:

        It may be a tourist place, but not overly crowed.

        A pricey Resort with the rooms in huts on stilts in the calm blue sea:




        Boats for rent:
        Last edited by ombugge; September 27th, 2010, 07:26. Reason: Replacing wrong pics.

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          A well hidden and camouflaged Restaurant:




          A guest that was thrown out for unruly behaviour???:

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            The Marina at Kuah:

            Hard hit in the Tsunami in 2005. A colleague who was living in his boat at this Marina found himself and his boat "high and dry". Lucky for him he was approved Yacht Surveyor so he had his hands full for several months assessing damages to yachts in the area.

            The famous Eagle monument:




            But not everything is clean, even in this "paradise":


            A butcher stall in open hot and humid air:


            "Pasir Malam" (Night Market):


            PS: I think these last two pics are from Malacca, not Langkawi.

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              #7
              More Langkawi.
              This beats the steps to Fjellstua in Aalesund. (419 steps):

              Lucky I'm young and fit.

              We made it. Here is the view from the top:








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                OK, time to confess. Here is the Cable Car we took to the top:


                Directions and distances from Star Cruise Terminal to just about "everywhere":


                Downtown Kuah:


                And finally, a familiar vessel at anchor on the roads:

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                  #9
                  Malaysia is definitely on my "wanted vacation" list!
                  With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                  Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                  Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com
                  Old forum: http://captainsvoyage.7.forumer.com/
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                    #10
                    Re: This is Malaysia - Putra Jaya

                    Many countries chose to build new capital cities from scratch. So did Malaysia some years ago. (More presicely an Administrative Centre for the Federal Government)

                    Putra Jaya is situated between Kuala Lumpur and KLIA, the International Airport at Sepang.

                    Here is the result. Monumental buildings of all kinds:




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                      Re: This is Malaysia - Putra Jaya





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                        Re: This is Malaysia - Putra Jaya

                        And some pretty "mounmental" bridges, crossing an artificaial lake that is the centre piece of Putra Jaya:






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                          Re: This is Malaysia - Putra Jaya

                          And even some traditional boats to entertain the visitors:


                          The residents of Putra Jaya is mainly Government servants, who are housed in modern spaciouse blocks with plenty of greenery around:




                          All very nice but, as you may have noticed from the above, there isn't exactly a lot of activity to be seen. You could pretty much cross the wide boulevards safely at any place and time:


                          What little traffic that was evident was around the Cultural Centre:

                          Parking space was not excatly a problem anywhere.
                          Last edited by ombugge; June 14th, 2011, 09:39.

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                            Re: This is Malaysia

                            This thread has been dead for quite a while. Time to revive it with some pictures from Labuan.

                            The other day I did something I don't do very frequently any more. I flew by Helicopter from Labuan to the Kikeh Field and back. On the return trip I had my camera with me and took some pictures of Labuan from the air:

                            Approaching Labuan island from the West side:




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                              Re: This is Malaysia

                              Victoria harbour and Labuan town coming into view:


                              Down town Labuan, with the Finance Center and the new large hotels:

                              Part of the anchorage in the background.

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