Posts about Malaysia

Weekend trip to Georgetown

Sunday, 2 February 2014
Pela Mampang, Jakarta

I haven’t visited Georgetown, Penang, since 1998, so I don’t remember very much of the city streets. This time we stayed at a hotel called 1881 Hotel, because it was built in 1881. We arrived on 16 January on a direct flight from Jakarta, and stayed 4 nights. I went to a bar nearby the […]

SE Asia: Tenth trip

Friday, 22 August 2003
Skedsmokorset, Norway

This was my second long period (more than one year) spent in SE Asia, this time from 5 July 2002 to 20 August 2003. In this period I stayed most of the time at the familiar Cibubur residence in East Jakarta, but also made some short trips to Batam, Bogor, Bandung, Yogyakarta, Solo, Madiun, Malang, […]

SE Asia: Seventh trip

Sunday, 5 November 2000
Skedsmokorset, Norway

My 7th trip to SE Asia was the longest one so far: I arrived in Singapore on 16 June 1999 on Kuwait Airlines via Kuwait, and left Singapore on 2 November 2000 on Pakistan Airlines, bound for Oslo, via Karachi and Islamabad (I stayed one night in Karachi, sponsed by the airline). During my seventh […]

SE Asia: Fifth trip

Wednesday, 29 July 1998
Trondheim, Norway

I decided upon this trip just a few days before departure, and bought a relatively cheap return ticket with Aeroflot from Oslo to Bangkok via Moscow. Trip duration: 6 to 27 July 1998. Route: Arrival in Bangkok. Bus to Hat Yai, and then to Songkhla, where I found a hotel to stay. I met some […]

SE Asia: Second trip

Monday, 27 January 1997
Bodø, Norway

My second trip to SE Asia lasted from 29 December 1996 to 25 January 1997. I had wanted to go on a vacation outside Europe. It had to be a warm, tropical place, especially since I was trapped in the cold and dark North-Norwegian winter (I was stationed with the military in Bodø). I considered […]