Archive for April, 2012

Apr 30 2012

Photo essay: Bersih 3.0 in Kuala Lumpur

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Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Kuala Lumpur on Saturday, April 28, demanding free and fair elections, in a day that was to show the best and worst of Malaysia. From the early morning, trains packed with protesters came into central KL; the major roads having been blocked by the police. … read the full post

Apr 16 2012

Staying at the Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)

Those who make the trip to the Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) usually come to experience its famous tree-based canopy walk. But even for those who don’t want to endure the semi-strenuous hike to the canopy entrance and back, FRIM can still make for a fascinating weekend trip from Kuala Lumpur, with its campsite to … read the full post

Apr 14 2012

Cycling from Bangkok to Singapore: Penang to Kuala Lumpur

Read the first parts of Brock Kuhlman and Gaby Doman cycling from Bangkok to Penang over on our Bangkok blog: the first 222 kilometres, packing, cycling through Thailand’s far south, finishing Thailand, and getting to Penang. Heading south out of Penang, we needed to leave early enough to cross the bridge that links the island … read the full post