The jungles of Malaysia are harsh - for example, one would not want to trip over one of these centipedes while traipsing around over there.
May not be a particularly delightful photo, but that's life! :)
I can do it with my eyes closed!
I wonder if eating is a national sport in Malaysia. It permeates into our ways of life, from informal greetings ("Have you eaten?") to invitations to socialise ("Let's have a teh tarik [sweet tea]"). You can go into any Malaysian household, even unannounced, and rest assured that you will be served with a hearty meal. In town, food is available literally 24 hours a day, being hungry in Malaysia is impossible! I reckon that seeing the way we eat, it is a wonder that the Malaysians have not died out two generations ago from general obesity and clogged arteries. Though for the record, I have to state that the average Malaysian is generally in good health, slim and shapely.
These are deep fried savoury goodies served at a hawker stall in Penang, one of the dozens dotting the sidewalks.
Top of the World
This is a view of the lush rainforests in the hills of Langkawi island. This vantage point was reached via a dizzying cable car ride from the base of the hill, from there, we crossed a suspended bridge straddled across two hilltops to get this awesome view.
Taken at one of the smaller islands surrounding Langkawi island.
A walk in the forest
Literally, that is. This was taken at the Forest Research Institute of Malaysia, where in addition to researching and preserving the various species of plant life, there are also walkways for the public to appreciate the surroundings.
The minute figure at the top of the stairs is my friend (she is K in my book!), who, no matter which part of the world she's in, appreciates her surroundings by reading profusely!
The Petronas Twin Towers during twilight. Taken with the IXUS compact.
Taken at the Kuan Yin temple in Penang.
The tip of one of the Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur. The colours are reflections of the surrounding buildings on the steel structure.
Taken on one of the smaller islands surrounding Langkawi.
Little Miss Muffet ...
... would have already run off a long time ago at the sight of this little beast! Taken during a short walk in the forest in Cameron Highlands, spiders and spiders webs were scattered everywhere amidst the vegetation. Yes, some of these are quite dangerous, and in case of doubt ... don't!
Ok, so maybe not, seeing that the front tyre seems to be a bit short of air.
Taken in Penang, along one of the row of dilapidated shophouses.
And what do you know, there's also a Syrian version, this time of a working bicycle: