a photo journal


26 February 2020

The peacock of Malaysian cities, Malacca / Melaka City preens with its wealth of colorful trishaws, home-grown galleries and crimson colonial buildings.

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Malacca Chinatown

25 February 2020

Malacca Chinatown is extremely picturesque and invokes a sense of nostalgia but the bigger attraction is the culture and even the people.

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Masjid Selat Melaka

23 February 2020

This gold-domed mosque overlooks the Strait of Malacca from its shoreside perch on an artificial island. Completed in 2006, the mosque's grand archways are panelled with stained glass. When water levels are high, it appears to float.

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Jonker Street Night Market Malacca

22 February 2020

From coconut ice-cream to curried fish balls, pineapple tart to street-performance art, there are so many things to do at Jonker Street Night Market (and eat and drink!)

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15 February 2020

Sumatra's northernmost province, Aceh is blessed with rainforests that feature incredible biodiversity.

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Gunung Leuser

08 February 2020

Stretching into the northern province of Aceh on Sumatra, Gunung Leuser National Park is home to Sumatran orangutans.

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Lake Toba

06 February 2020

Lake Toba is an extraordinary natural wonder of the world. This enormous crater lake consists of an island almost the size of Singapore in its center. It is actually more like an ocean. This is the largest lake in Southeast Asia and one of the deepest lakes in the world.

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Mentawai Tattoo

01 February 2020

Tattoos are an integral part of the Mentawai culture and hold deep cultural and spiritual significance.

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Siberut Island

31 January 2020

Meet the indigenous Mentawai here who still live in comparative isolation, maintaining their age-old ways. Its virgin rainforest, is inhabited by a number of animal species that cannot be found anywhere else in the world.

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29 January 2020

Padang is an urban-Indonesian sprawl sandwiched between the Indian Ocean and the Minangkabau hills. A handy transport hub with air, boat and road connections.

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