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Langkawi, Malaysia to
(April 18 - Sept. 15, 2006)
||Satun - Langkawi Island. The ferry dock is 10 k
from the town of Satun. The ferry ride from Satun, Thailand to
Langkawi, Malaysia was a quick hour and a half. It cost 250 B
($6.40) each for the ticket and 50 B ($1.28) each for the bikes.
We brought our luggage on the boat and the bikes were loaded outside
with the rest of the cargo. Langkawi is an island that we know
about through bicycle racing. A large international race called
the Tour of Langkawi is run every February. A large number of
European and North America teams use the race as a warm up to the racing
season in Europe.
I did not expect Malaysia to be so different from
Thailand but it was, at least at Langkawi. Langkawi is a tourist
destination and even has a large airport. The first thing I
noticed was all the birds on the island. From the ferry terminal
we road to Panti Cenang (Look out Beach), one of the beaches frequented
by foreigners. We arrived at the beach area just as it began to rain,
and rain hard it did. When the weather cleared we found a room at
Langkawi Boutique hotel. They were out of the 60 R rooms and only had 80
R rooms left. Tim managed to bargain them down to 60 Ringets ($ 16.57)
The room was very nice, like having an apartment, we had a large king
size bed, an living room area with a couch, hot shower, air conditioner
(a must in this hot tropical climate) and a refrigerator. Luxury
to say the least.
The Malaysian currency is the Ringet. The exchange rate we got
at the bank in Kuan was 3.62 ringets to the dollar. Little did I know at
the time we would watch the dollar slide against all currencies over the
next month. This is particularly hard on a traveler.
|April 19 - 23
||Langkawi. While on Langkawi we went to the
Underwater Aquarium, a well done aquarium but the price is a bit steep
for foreigners, our guide book said it was 18 R ($5) but when we got
there it was 38 R ($10.50) for foreigners. For locals it was 22 R,
so if you know a local get them to buy your ticket. The aquarium
was quite nice and they had a nice exhibit on coral reef fish and do not
forget to check out the penguins. They are in the process of adding more
penguin exhibits. I also checked out Bird Paradise, a small aviary
with birds from the area. It was nice to see the birds close up
but I decided that I prefer to see them in the wild, flying from tree
top to tree top. It was particularly sad to see the large birds of
prey stuck in a cage. The highlight of the island for me was the
many bike rides we took. One day we circled a section of the
island and covered 50 km. We saw monkeys in the wild, large sea
eagles, parrots, and squirrels. We also met Greg, an American
pilot that has moved to the island. He showed us around the island
and took us to a few nice restaurants with his girlfriend from
Indonesia. All and all a relaxing place to spend a few days.
We still have a few more stops before we get to the Cameron Highlands
and work on our second book. We are both looking forward to the
break. Traveling is hard work and we are weary from changing countries
again. Although Malaysia is very modern and easy it is still a
||Langkawi - Penang. We left late from our hotel
and road in the rain all the way back to the ferry dock. We were
dressed in street clothes because we planned to take a boat trip and not
ride much. How I wished I had put my bike clothes on because we
had to change out of our wet things before we got on the boat. We
had just enough time to change our clothes and hop on the boat.
This boat was bigger and had plenty of space for our luggage and bikes.
Again we had to take everything apart.
||Penang - Nebong Tebal
|April 26 - May 2
|May 3 - July 14
||Nebong Tebal - Cameron Highlands by bus. We
stayed in the Cameron Highlands and worked on the second book.
have been in Malaysia since April 18 and had to make a border run to get
another 90 day visa. For a country I did not know much about when
I arrived I have learned to love the place. It has turned in to my
favorite country in Southeast Asia. We have been taking a bit of a
holiday from our bikes but we have been putting a lot of time in on the
computer. We have a lot of things still in the works like our
second book about South America and our audio book for our first book
should be ready soon. Well enough about work, it has to be really boring
to read about.
First I want to tell you about Cameron Highlands, we
stayed in an apartment there for 10 weeks. It was high in the
mountains and the temperature never changed much, we did not need an air
conditioner or a heater. The area has some great jungle walks near Tanah
Rata and Brinchang. Vegetable gardens and strawberry farms are
abound and I loved buying fresh vegetables on a weekly basis. It
is so nice to eat a raw carrot, something we have not been able to do in
other parts of Asia because the water is not safe to drink.
Here in Malaysia it is and what a difference it makes. I can rinse
my toothbrush with tap water again. So many travelers do not even
think about it and rinse their toothbrush with potentially contaminated
water and then wonder why they are sick. Well it is in the water
and you can not see it or taste it. Ok off the soap box.
|July 14 -August 10
||Parit Buntar (45 km from Butterworth) - Taiping. On the road again. I see from my last post that
is has been a while since I have updated my journal.
Once we left the highlands we stopped at our friend David's in Parit
Buntar about 45 km southeast of Butterworth. We originally planned to
stay for a week and ended up staying for three. Thank you David and
your family for your hospitality. You may wonder what we did for
three weeks. There is more to do here than I would have ever guessed.
We started doing short bike rides with David. The first day we
rode past an Indian temple and they were having a festival to honor the snake
god Naga. It turned out that in a couple of weeks they would be
doing a firewalking ceremony at the same temple. Oh I could not
wait, it is something that I always wanted to see. Why would anyone walk
on fire? Well I went searching for the answer and I am still not
sure of the entire why. All I know is that it sort of comes to
you. Walking on fire takes preparation; usually no meat only
vegetarian food for 3- 7 days before the fire walk. Then you must
sleep on the floor for three days, alone. The day of the ceremony
the priest checks to see if you are ready. How he knows this is a
mystery to me. If you are ready then he will let you walk over the
coals, if you are not ready the you walk around the coals three times and
try again next time if you wish. The priest himself walks over the
fire twice at the beginning and once at the end of the ceremony. The day of the
ceremony we went to the Indian temple and had lunch, then we followed everyone
back into the palm oil plantation to the snake god (Naga) temple. This was
where all kinds of ceremonies were taking place. I can not begin to
describe it. Some people pierced their body to show there gratitude
to god. It is a way of showing suffering or devotion, I am not sure
which. We saw a women have a
small spear pierced through her tongue, she appeared to be in a trance
at the time and remained in one until the completion of the fire walk
some 5 hours later. There were also young men who had huge hooks pierce
their skin on their back and someone else pull on them with reins,
similar to the reins used on a horse. Then there were the men who
were not recognizable because of all the pierced hooks on their face and
bodies. Little did I know that they would be walking on fire later. Meanwhile the drums and horns are beating out a rhythm that
mesmerized everyone. Tim ran around with his camera and filmed parts
here and there and will be making a short video of the fire walking
Tim is also working on a video for David about his homestay. That short film will be ready before the fire walking ceremony.
Check out David's web page
www.BicycleTouringMalaysia.com. Tell him I said hello.
In the meantime I will be documenting the route we take to Singapore.
We will not be riding on route 1 unless we have to. We will be
taking the coastal road. Check back for updates if you will be taking
the coastal route on the west side of Malaysia.
The ride - We rode
southeast on Hwy. 1 towards Taiping. We left at 3:00 pm. We
thought we would try riding in the afternoon. Well it was hot and
we had a headwind all the way to Taiping. However, the terrain was
flat and the traffic was medium to heavy. We rode 40 km on Hwy 1
and turned left at the sign towards Taiping, traffic was lighter. We had
one hill before town. At the bottom we took a right past the prison and
museum and into town. There are many hotels to choose from. We
rode 53 km total and were exhausted from the heat and we were obviously
out of shape from our 13 weeks off the bike.
||Taiping - Sitiawan. We rode through a rural area
which is predominately Malay.
The ride - It was 8 km to Hwy 1 from
Taiping. We took a left towards Ipoh and 3.5 km later we took a right
onto Hwy 60. There were no signs for 60 or Terong and we had to ask at
the wood mill at the corner. Traffic was medium to heavy on Hwy.
1. We stayed on 60 to Terong and then took a right onto A103
towards Kuala Terong. Then we took our first left, about 2-3 km
onto A103 that turned into A101. Traffic was light. (Highway 60
continues through the town of Terong and the terrain is hilly).
A101 is the coastal road and flat. A101 turns to 60 a couple of
kilometers north of Panti Remis. Panti Remis is about 90-95 km from
David's house in Parit Buntar. We stayed on 60 until Port Lumut and took
a left onto Hwy 5 and followed the signs to Sitiawan. The terrain
was rolling near Port Lumut. There are hotels in Sitiawan at the
western end of town. Wind was light in the morning and either a
cross wind or head wind after 10 am.
||Sitiawan - Sabak Bernam. We had an early start at
sunrise it even was raining a little. Traffic was light in the
morning. This section is a bit more rural so we ate when we came across
a restaurant. Oh I do miss having David order food for us. I
had to figure out what we wanted. Where are the veggies, seems to
be a lack of veggies, all I could find was meat, fish, rice and eggs.
Oh I miss Indian food. Sabak was an interesting town of Malays,
there was no internet and the town felt very conservative overall. We
did find an Indian Muslim restaurant that was quite good.
The ride -
We stayed on Hwy 5 the entire day. It was 49 km to a large bridge
and then we took a right, we were still on Hwy 5. At 58 km we took a
left at the light towards Sabak Bernam. At 74 km we took a right into
the town of Sabak. We passed the only hotel in town located on the
left, Hotel Swan kee. It had rooms for with a fan for 30 R ($8.25)
and with air con 40 R ($10.98). We had a room on the ground floor
and we rolled our bikes in the room.
||Sabak Bernam - Kuala Selangor. Another early
morning, we knew that we would have a short day today. Since it was
Sunday morning traffic was light. The terrain was flat as well. A
most unfortunate incident happen about 10 km from Kuala Selangor.
I was riding out front and Tim was behind me on my right side. We
were traveling about 22 k an hour and a chicken ran out in front of me.
They usually run back towards the side of the road but this one ran into
the road, then it ran past Tim and right into an oncoming car.
Suddenly I heard a boom, and out of the corner of my eye I saw feather
flying everywhere, especially all over Tim. Tim said he didn't
think that a chicken had so many feathers, apparently the dead chicken
went flying at him too. The car never stopped and neither did we.
I felt bad about the chicken the rest of the day. We have been on the
road a long time and that is the first chicken I have chased in front of
This stretch part of Malaysia had more Mosques then anywhere
else I have seen. We pasted at least 10 mosques, that 1 every 6
km. There mosques ranged in size from very small to very very
The town of Kuala Selangor is small, it is located right after the
river on the right hand side, we missed the turn and had to double back.
We went for an evening stroll to Tamin Amal, a wildlife park about 500
meters from town. It was a pleasant walk through mangroves and it cost 2
R for a ticket.
The ride - We stayed on Hwy. 5. The terrain was flat the entire
way. Traffic was light because it was Sunday morning. We
rode through Sungai Burong, Simpang Lima and Skinchan and the first two
towns had hotels, the last town Skinchan was the largest but I saw only
one hotel and it looked closed. It would take a little hunting
around to find a hotel there.
||Kuala Selangor. A rest day for the legs. We
went to Taman Alam Kuala Selangor. Lonely Planet says that it is 2
km from town but it is only 0.5 km from town. The cost was 2 Ringets.
We went in the evening and the birdlife was amazing. We saw eagles,
herons, storks and Ibis, and some other types of birds. There is a
concrete walk through the mangrove swamp which was interesting too.
We sat in one of the bird blinds and watched a King Fisher go fishing.
I would of thought he would have dived into the water gracefully but
instead he did a type of belly flop. The larger storks and herons chased
him away from the prime fishing grounds. We also saw a number of monitor
lizards, naughty monkeys, I say naughty because one charged me hoping I
would drop whatever food I may have in my hand. He scared me to death.
Tim had to chase him off. We also saw crabs and a very large owl.
We did not make it to the firefly park, the weather was not very good.
However, you can go for 25 ringets per person and that can be arranged
at Hotel Malawati Ria.
||Kuala Selangor - Banting. We originally planned
to ride half a day and stay in Klang. However, the traffic was
heavy and we chose to ride through the congested area to Banting. From
Klang it is a short ride into Kuala Lumpur, we also chose to by pass
that city as well.
The ride - The ride was flat except for highway
overpasses and bridges. Traffic was medium until we reached Kapar
and heavy from Kapar to Banting. We stayed on Hwy 5 the entire day
except for a short distance on B1 through Klang. We followed Hwy 5 to
Kapar and took a left at Kapar, you can go straight too. We rode 5
km and then took a right through an industrial area, another 3 km and we
took a left, went another km and took a right. We were now in Klang.
This is where we followed B1 for a short distance, do not go back to 5
it will take you back to Kapar. Once in Klang we followed the signs for
Banting. The good thing is the roads are signed well the bad thing
is that it is congested and we ended up on an expressway of sorts and
merged into traffic off of bridges a number of times. We always followed
the signs to Banting and we never had to backtrack or pull out the more
detailed map. Once in Banting we had to ride to the western part
of town to find a room. We stayed in Hotel Petawlar or something
like that for 40 Ringets ($11) we had a room with ac and private bath.
There are some good restaurants around there as well. The wind was
usually from the southwest and in our face. It would be better to
ride from Singapore north on the west side of the Malaysian Peninsula.
||Banting - 12 km past Port Dickson (Panti Ria Hotel).
We started early and traffic was a little heavy in town. It was a
good thing we decided not to push on the day before because the only
hotel accommodations we saw near the beach were 4 or 5 star hotels near
a golf course. We did see an interesting sign for a homestay 40 or
42 km from Banting. The sign was on the left heading south it was a huge
yellow sign and it looked like it may have been in a traditional Malay
village. Sorry I did not write down the name. We also saw a
sign for a hotel on the beach 45 km from Banting, it looked pricy as
well. From Port Dickson out to km 12 there were many resorts to stay in,
we even saw one with a promotion of 100 ringets that included a meal
voucher. That is above our budget so we did not stay. There
were a number of motels around Panti Ria Hotel that were probably
cheaper than the 50 Ringets we paid for a room with ac and private bath.
I just didn't have the energy to look around. The Chinese
restaurants were pricy too, there are other more inexpensive Malay
restaurants in the area.
The ride - The ride was flat until we reached
Sepang and hilly from Sepang to Lukut between 25 and 8 km from Port
Dickson. The terrain was rolling from Port Dickson to km 12. The
headwind was fierce (or maybe I was very tired) from Port Dickson to km
12. The entire ride was on Hwy 5.
||Panti Ria Hotel - Melaka. We stayed on hwy 5 for 16 km
and then took a right onto 143 towards Tanjung Agas. The terrain
was rolling until we turned onto 143 and flat to rolling from there to
Melaka. 23.5 km from our start we turned left onto 138 and
followed it back to hwy 5. this cut off 10 km for the day and we
traveled through traditional Malay towns with traditional housing.
It may be possible to take a right and stay on 143, we did not go that
way because a local said Melaka was the other way. In hindsight I
think it is 143 and comes back to Hwy 5 closer to Melaka. Our map
did not show this detail so we did not go that way. It is certainly a
different way to investigate. 138 Ts into hwy 5 and we took a
right, the terrain was rolling again and traffic picked up. Once the
road was near the ocean the cross wind from the southwest was strong.
Once we were in Melaka we were detoured around china town with one way
streets and ended up riding an extra couple of kilometers back to the
center of town. So watch the signs and one way roads.
Once in Melaka I
must have looked at 10 hotels. We planned to stay for a while and I was
looking for something cheap. The Travelers Lodge and Shari Guest house
would not allow us to keep our bikes in the room. A number of
other hotels in the area would not let us keep our bikes in the room
either. We finally ended up at Melaka Arasma Belia Youth Hostel
where we could keep our bikes in the room. The room was large, clean
with ac and private bath and pleasant staff. There is no curfew either.
Across the street is a Chinese self serve restaurant where we could eat
for 10 Ringets ($2.75) for the both of us. The hostel was empty, I believe
that there is an over abundance of hostels and guesthouses in
Melaka so accommodations are cheap.
||We stayed in Melaka for quite some time wrapping up
what we have been working on the last couple of months. The time to
finish things just keeps extending. The plus side was we had a
opportunity to explore Melaka. Some of the highlights for me
included Bukit China hill, where 400 year old Chinese graves are
located. It is a nice 2.5 km loop around the hill, watch out for
the Chinese runners. We also found a dim sum shop across the
street from Kling Mosque on harmony street, not much vegetarian here but
a great place. We also meandered around Kampong Chitty, the
Straits Indian neighborhood and have a beer with the locals. We
had the opportunity to meet many local Malaysians this way. The
Malaysians are friendly and have treated us well. They have always
been very welcoming. As a tourist it can be difficult to get away
from the tourist area and really meet the locals, however, in Malaysia
this has been easy to do. Malaysia has not been overrun with
tourists like other parts of southeast Asia so the locals have not been
jaded. It took a while for me to realize that just because they spoke
English did not mean they wanted money from me. For example, we went to
the Hong Teng Chinese temple and were looking around. I saw a man
talking to other tourists, he was telling them about the history of the
temple. I could tell that they were confused and wanted to get
away from him. Later he came up to us an explained the history of
the Tiger god temple. Fascinating. He then continued to tell us
more history on this very old temple. I loved it and so did Tim.
We ended up talking to him so long that the temple closed. We then
went out to dinner with him at an Indian restaurant. Since we invited
him we paid for dinner. Turns out that Patrick was a local
geography teacher and was a wealth of information. He never once
asked us for money. It was never a consideration. These kinds of
interactions really warm my heart and add so much more to my knowledge
and experience of a country.
||Melaka - Batu Pahat. While we were in Melaka the
weather changed and so did the wind. When we arrived in Melaka the
wind was coming from the southwest and into our face. A couple of
days before we left the wind shifted from the southwest to the
northeast. So when we left Melaka the wind was coming from the
northeast and we had a tailwind. The rainy season is also starting
so we had a cloudy day and even had to stop at a bus stop to get out of
the rain. No complaints here because it cooled the day off.
The wind also played an important role in the history of Melaka.
When the wind was from the northeast the Chinese would sail into Melaka
with their goods to sell, while the Indian traders used the same winds
to get back to India. When the winds changed the Chinese went back
to China and the Indians arrived with their spices to trade. Fascinating
stuff when you think about it.
The ride - Terrain is rolling the first
5 - 10 k from Melaka and then flat the rest of the way to Batu Pahat.
As we rode into Batu Pahat we took a right after the large mall and rode
about 2 km and took another right into town. We stayed at the
Fairy Land Hotel for 35 R ($9.50) per night. We liked the hotel
because it had air conditioning and we could keep our bikes in the room.
||Batu Pahat - Pontian Kechil. It was suppose to be
an easy 73 km today but the first thing we did was take a wrong turn out
of town and ended up adding 5 km on to our trip. We rode by many
Muslim Mosques and Chinese Temples today, I was a bit sad knowing I
would not see this again because we would be leaving Asia soon.
There wasn't a lot of places to stop and eat along the way, we were in a
rural area with only a few restaurants. When we finally did stop it was
like being in the twilight zone, another world. There were no
woman about only men and they were all characters, friendly thought.
One man showed up to the restaurant wearing a bright orange see through
vest commonly used by road construction workers and a pair of speedo
underwear, that was it, nothing else. Not something I expected to see in
a Muslim area. Tim said to him, "Don't be shy now". Then another
guy shows up with a peg leg, he most likely lost his leg in a motorcycle
accident and then another man walked in with coffee stains all over his
clothes, like he was rolling in the stuff. dododododo what will
happen next. The food was quite uneventful, fried chicken and
rice. No vegetable here.
We arrived in Pontian Kechil early and
looked for a good restaurant and hotel. The restaurant was easy to
find but not the hotel. The first hotel I looked at cost 55 Ringet
($15) and I thought that was high. Little did I know that it was a
reasonable price, all the hotel prices were higher because we were now
80 km from the center of Singapore. We ended up on the corner
hotel where we took a left onto hwy 5.
The ride - Very hilly for the first 5 - 10 km out of Pontian Kechil,
we could get up and over some of the hills if we had enough speed going
down the other side. Some of the hills were just too steep to get
over quickly. The rest of the ride was flat until Pontian Kechil. We
stayed on Highway 5 the entire day.
||Pontian Kechil - Little India, Singapore Our last
day in Malaysia.
The ride - We rode 23.5 km on Highway 5.
Then we took a right onto J7 to GP. At 33 k take J7 into GP follow J7
and go onto J4. At km42 take a left before the second link and go less
then a kilometer, a rest area will be on the right. Follow the
motorcycle signs into the rest area. Once you are in the rest area you
are on the second link. The Malaysian immigration is at 44 km.
I think that it is 5 km across the bridge to Singapore customs and
immigration. Traffic was light until we got to Orchard Rd.
however, the drivers were very polite so it was easy riding in
Singapore. Little India is not far from Orchard rd. In
We planned to ride over into Singapore on the Second Link. The
Second Link is the most western bridge. I asked on Lonely Planet
if anyone had ever ridden over Second Link. I got a reply that
Bicycles may be forbidden to ride across. I looked on their web
page and it did not say anything about bicycle and I sent an email a
week before we planned to ride across and now one replied. So we
decided we would try it. Before you consider going this way I must
tell you, we learned the hard way that it is illegal to cross over the
Second link into Singapore by bicycle. We did not find this out
until we were in Singapore. The Malaysian side stamped us out and let us
ride over the bridge without paying a toll. However when we
arrived at Singapore customs and immigration we were quickly surrounded
by police and taken to the office. They detained us while they
tried to figure out what to do with us. The problem was that
bicycles are not allowed on Expressways and the only way to get into
Singapore is on the Expressway. They told us to take the first
exit off the expressway and ride through Singapore on surface roads. We
rode a short distance on the Expressway (in fear of getting fined) and
got off onto a secondary road as soon as we could). If it was not for
the illegal part of this I would recommend riding this way but since it
is not legal I do not recommend it.
|9/9 - 9/15
||Singapore. In Singapore we could not find a bike
shop that would box our bikes for the airplane. We did get bike
boxes from Technology Bike but they refused to box the bikes. We
also did some shopping in town. People say the place to buy
computer stuff is Sim Lim Towers, bargain hard there, I paid more than I
should have. For honest prices and a wide range of selection for almost
anything I recommend Mustafa Shopping center, it is located in little
India and is 4 stories high with about anything you can imagine.
The highlight of our Singapore visit was we met up with our friend Andy
again. We rode with him in Laos and parts of Thailand. Andy rode
from London to Singapore and arrived months earlier. I would say he
landed in a good place and quickly got a job as an architect. He
plans to go to Australia sometime in the next year and we may meet up
with him there. All week we went to some really good restaurants.
SE Asia / China
11-22-04 to 9-15-06
December 16- January 16, 2005
Cambodia and Angkor Wat
Poipet to Tien Bien, Cambodia
Best Place to see Pictures
Cambodia Thumbnail Pictures
(January 16 - February 17 , 2005)
Tinh Bien to Cau Ganh, Vietnam
Tim's Emailed Newsletters
Best Place to see Pictures
South Vietnam Thumbnails
May 22 - June 27, 2005
Guizhou and Hunan,
Zhangjiajie National Park China
Best Place to see Pictures
Pictures of Guizhou, China.
(July 16 - Sept. 3, 2005)
Inner Mongolia and Shanxi, China.
Beijing to Xian, Shaanxi, China
Best Place to see Pictures
Thumbnail pictures from Inner
Full size Picture
Beijing to Jining, Inner Mongolia.
Grasslands of Jining, to Wuchuan (near) Hohhot
to Bautou, Inner Mongolia, China
Bautou to Yulin, Shanxi, China with Photos from Genghis Khan's Mausoleum.
- Yulin to
Yanan, Shaanxi, China
Chairman Mao's Headquarters and Residence in Yanan, China.
- Yanan to
Xian, Shaanxi, China.
Terracotta Warriors #1
Terracotta Warriors #2.
(Sept. 4 - Oct. 29, 2005)
Chengdu, to Zongdian, China
Best Place to see Pictures
Sichuan Thumbnail Photos
Full size Picture
- Giant Panda
Breeding Center #1
- Red Panda
in Chengdu, Sichuan, China #2
Chengdu to Kangding.
Sichuan, located in Southwestern China.
Mugecuo Lake near Kangding, Sichuan, China.
Xinduqiao to Tibetan Home Stay.
Home Stay to 4718 meter (15,475 feet)
Litang, Sichuan, China.
Litang Lamasary Tibetan Buddhist Monk Monastery
to Sumdo, Tibet
- Sumdo to
Xiangcheng to Derong, Tibet.
Sichuan Province to Tibetan Shangri-La, (Zongdian)
(Oct. 30 - Dec. 24, 2005)
Zongdian to Mohan, China
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(July - Sept. 15, 2006)
Malaysia #3 and Singapore.
Taiping, Malaysia to
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Malaysia #3 and Singapore
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