Malaysia (The end of my South East Asia adventure)

All good things must come to an end and as I leave Thailand I’m spending the last few days of my south-east-asia expedition in Malaysia.

Speeding to Malaysia

From the Thai island of Koh Lipe passage can be booked aboard a speedboat which will take you very quickly to the Malaysian island of Langkawi. This is exactly what we did, and from this experience I can tell you that it’s not the most comfortable journey. As the high powered boat travels across the water it is constantly being thrown into the air by the waves and then slams back down hard on to the surface of the water.

This method of transport is definitely not for the elderly, disabled or emotionally fragile. If you have brittle bones then your certain to break them all. During our crossing several people were crying and one girl couldn’t walk by the end of it. We also had to completely stop a number of times so that people could pick themselves up off the deck and secure themselves for the next onslaught.

Malaysia

Are that many engines really necessary for such a small boat?

Exploring the island

Langkawi is a great place to just hire a bike and explore at your own free will. Make sure you don’t run out of petrol though. This is exactly what happened to me and I had to push my bike in the sweltering heat to the nearest service station. Well, you live and learn don’t you.

On my travels exploring this beautiful island I encountered several kinds of monkey, discovered some water falls and amazing scenic views.

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Kuala Lumpur

And finally we are in the capital city of Malaysia; Kuala Lumpur. One building that you really can’t miss here is the Petronas towers. Does that count as two buildings? I don’t know. Either way, it sure is a huge and impressive landmark.

We only spent a couple of days in Kuala Lumpur so we really didn’t have time to experience much and to be honest all we wanted to do at this point was just wind down and relax a little.

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