Thoughts

Palm oil – how it’s harming Orangutans

When my plane started descending towards Kuala Lumpur International Airport, I remember thinking how green Malaysia looked from the air. I could see rows and rows of trees planted in straight lines and I thought it was nice to see such a green landscape. What I didn’t realise at the time was that I was…… Continue reading Palm oil – how it’s harming Orangutans

Advice · Travel

How to enjoy Singapore on a budget

Singapore is a glamorous city state full of skyscrapers, impressive hotels and elaborate shopping malls, so it has a reputation for being an expensive place to visit. But backpackers shouldn’t be put off from spending a few days here. I visited after a month in Malaysia and before heading to Australia. It’s a great place…… Continue reading How to enjoy Singapore on a budget

Advice

Tips for travelling in Malaysia

1. Visa requirements. I’m from the UK and I could get my visa on arrival in Malaysia. There will be varying entry requirements for citizens of different countries, so do lots of research in advance and find out what you need to do. 2. Vaccinations and malaria. You can search for malaria maps online to check the areas you’re…… Continue reading Tips for travelling in Malaysia

Travel

My Top 5 sights in Malaysia

1. Orangutans. Seeing Orangutans was top of my itinerary for Malaysia, and the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre did not disappoint. These beautiful animals are fascinating to see up close, and the layout of the centre allows you to have some seriously close encounters. I’ve written more about my trip to Sepilok here. 2. Street art…… Continue reading My Top 5 sights in Malaysia