Thursday, 26 June 2014

Malaysia, 18th country

I entered Malaysia on May 7th and crossed the border to Singapore on June 24th.
48 days, 1.657 km and so many friendly people ! my most favourite cities are Georgetown and very special Melaka !

From Thailand I arrived first in Changlun, then Alor Setar to Georgetown on Penang.
From Butterworth to Baling, Gerik, Jeli, Kuala Besut. Diving on Pulau Perhentian.
then to Kuala Terengganu, Dungun, Kuantan, Nenusi, Mersing. Then diving on Pulau Tioman.
From Mersing to Kluang, Muar, Batu Pahat, Melaka.
Back to Batu Pahat, Pontian, Johor Baru and then Singapore.

Well, cycling in Malaysia is not so exciting, permanently palm oil and/or  banana plantation are becoming a little bit boring, but people are so great and very friendly and helpful!

bye bye Thailand, welcome Malaysia !


Zul, a great host in Alor Setar !

ferry to/from Georgetown/Penang

Cafe siTigun, so yummy and he is a cyclist, too :-)

Museum for Chinese history in Georgetown

not my new bike, I am a little bit tall.




hands up , guys ! the German cyclist is back on the road :-)

cleared rainforest for plantations.

Malaysian cyclist, but unfortunetly he did not speak English

steep downhill, I suppose, the breaks of the truck did not work very well ! but no more people inside.

where are the elephants ?

they were here......

Aidy, my friendly host in Jeli, and his family

a VW Beetle, so beautiful and it was for sale :-)

buildung for the birds. the birds nests are used for the "Chinese Bird´s nest drink or soup", usually very expensive. many of them all over Malaysia

too fast ;-)

I knocked at the door, but no one was there. would be interesting to get more information about the people  (Dungun)

Kuantan 160km race

ferry terminal to Pulau Tioman


on the way from Mersing to Kluang

cycling for better enviroment.

Dutch graveyard in Georgetown

Melaka !

rickshaw with "Hello Kitty"-Gedöns (Gedöns= German experession, means furbelows)

my buddy Frankie, who I met on the road from Kuala Terengganu to Mersing, here in Melaka

oldest Chinese temple in Malaysia . still Melaka

inside the Palace

Melaka is a booming city, too.
the "Durian-Gang" :-)

the "Giant rikshaw" on the way to Muar. Goodbye Frankie , great to know you and many thanks !

soya drink on the way from Melaka to Batu Bahat

Chew, from Johor Bahru, whose wife I met on an Eco Farm in Kluang, guided me through his city, thanks so much !
invitation for dinner with the "walk for autism"- organisation, very funny and yummy !

bye bye Malaysia, welcome Singapore !