Travels with my wife

Travels With My Wife

Still talking after all these years!

Day 22 of The Round Malaysia Road Trip 2020

We end this road trip with a visit to the Islamic Arts Museum in Kuala Lumpur and I feel like waxing lyrical about Islamic aesthetics.



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Day 21 of The Round Malaysia Road Trip 2020

So, how did Kuala Lumpur come to exist?



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Day 20 of The Round Malaysia Road Trip 2020

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Day 19 of The Round Malaysia Road Trip 2020


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Day 18 of The Round Malaysia Road Trip 2020

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Day 17 of The Round Malaysia Road Trip 2020

Today we have a look at the assassination of James Birch and the Perak War.


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Day 16 of The Round Malaysia Road Trip 2020

You know the story of Captain Speedy, well now here is the story of his boss, Ngah Ibrahim!


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Day 15 of The Round Malaysia Road Trip 2020

Today I meet Perak Man and channel my inner colonialist!



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Day 14 of The Round Malaysia Road Trip 2020

Captain Speedy and Ngah Ibrahim! What a great title for a super hero movie.


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Day 13 of The Round Malaysia Road Trip 2020

'My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!'



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Day 12 of The Round Malaysia Road Trip 2020

We visited Perlis, the smallest state of Malaysia and beside contemplating the beauty of the place, we hit the state museum to learn about the "treacherous British."

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Day 11 of The Round Malaysia Road Trip 2020

Today we visit Kota Kuala Kedah, and well, if you watch the video, you will see us trying to see if Mahathir is home.

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Day 10 of The Round Malaysia Road Trip 2020

The story of the Chinese in Alor Setar has one thing wrong with it, it's all about the money and just isn't as cool as a fire breathing bird and a Persian Prince!

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Day 9 of The Round Malaysia Road Trip 2020

Allo Allo Alor Se… Sirrtar… star! Just when you think you have got an angle on pronouncing Terengganu correctly, i.e. Tringanoo, along comes Alor Setar and not only does one find it spelt Star on roadsigns, one also finds that it is also spelt Setar on other signs… Malay words transliterated from the original Jawi script all get an extra unpronounced vowel now and then.



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Day 8 of The Round Malaysia Road Trip 2020

We visit The Bujang Valley and try to imagine what these archeological findings mean.

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Day 7 of The Round Malaysia Road Trip 2020

After visiting the market at Kota Bahru we head off towards Jerai Hill where Lawrence Gray has a sudden burst of nostalgia.





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Day 6 of The Round Malaysia Road Trip 2020

Today we visit Kota Bahru, taking in a few incidental sites such as the place where the 1941 Japanese invasion started, then go onto more romantic musings where love perhaps does not conquer all.




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Day 5 of The Round Malaysia Road Trip 2020

Finally we get to Kuala Terengganu!


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Day 4 of The Round Malaysia Road Trip 2020

Today we hit the beach!




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Day 3 of The Round Malaysia Road Trip 2020

We're on a Road Trip and today, we see a lot of roads!

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Day 2 of the Round Malaysia Road Trip 2020

Day 2 of our Road Trip takes us to the Goa Charas Temple and the Sungai Lembing mines.



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Day 1 of the Round Malaysia Road Trip 2020

We were supposed to be moving to the UK, but then the Plague came and we decided to stay where it was safe: MALAYSIA!

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