Oliver is…

He that hath a beard is more than a youth, and he that hath no beard is less than a man

…done with hell/Singapore

Of all the countries I’ve visited on this trip, Singapore is by far the worst. It’s not that there’s necessarily anything wrong with it, it’s just little more than a city that really loves air-conditioned shopping centres.

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…done with Kuala Lumpur, for now

As Kuala Lumpur is Air Asia’s main base of operations, it’s a city that many frugal/cheap travellers visit regularly. Sometimes they don’t leave the airport, as I didn’t on my first trip to the country, but other times it’s worth spending a bit of time in the nearby (note: more than an hour away) city.

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…done with Thaipusam

Summary: Thaipusam is a mental thing that more than a million people do each year in Kuala Lumpur, with many more across the world doing similar things.

Busy

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…done with Tanah Rata

Tanah Rata, and life for that matter, isn’t all about tea. On one level this is a terrible thing, but if you look deeply enough there are benefits too.

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…having a nice cup of tea

Anyone who knows me, even in the slightest, should know three things about me. I like beards. I listen to great music. I drink more tea than most.

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…done with Batu Ferringhi

While Georgetown may be the most popular spot in Penang, it’s not the only area worth going to. Farther along the north coast is Batu Ferringhi, a beach area with access to the Penang National Park.

ferengiSource (although probably not really)

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…done with Georgetown

Although you may be thinking that my middle name is probably the only reason I’d head to Georgetown, you’d be wrong. It was simply the only international destination available to fly to from Koh Samui, or the only decently priced one just after new year. Look at that, some lay bugger is almost a year behind his travel schedule.

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