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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo #6

JohnT ·
The tiles in the center of the bridge make wonder if a former Portuguese colony is involved. So i'm going out there and say this is a border crossing between Malaysia and Malacca built by the Portuguese...it all works, you know...except for the architecture of the bridge itself....shrugs
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo #6

JohnT ·
O.K. So it's not in Japan or probably Malaysia or Indonesia. I think it unlikely that Port Moresby has been to Myanmar (though he certainly appears to be a very intrepid traveller). The more reading I do leads me to believe that it's most likely Port Moresby is referring to European trading within Macau, Canton, Hong Kong or perhaps Taiwan...so given that we think the bridge is...well, very old I would be leaning toward the Portuguese or the Dutch as one of the nations involved and China...
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Re: Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other (Part 8) Hill Country

PortMoresby ·
This is the chapter I've been waiting for, DrF. I 'm a lover of all things tea, which includes stays in tea growing places. I've made pilgrimages to the hill countries of various parts of India, China and Malaysia and now I believe "Ceylon" must be the next target. Many thanks for the fine introduction.
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All the Tea In...Charleston?

PortMoresby ·
  Tea gardens, as the farms are traditionally known, no matter the size, have been seducing me for over a decade.  In Yunnan and Guangxi Provinces of China, Himachal Pradesh and Darjeeling in Himalayan India, in the Cameron Highlands of...
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Why you should visit Borneo

Go Live Explore ·
  Borneo is a magnificent island full of life and wilderness, and is home to some of the most endangered animals in the world. Located off the eastern coast of Malaysia, Borneo combines modernism and forward thinking along with adventure and...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov 29, 2013: Petronas Towers, Malaysia

Mac ·
Based on simple geometric forms of two interlocking squares creating a shape of eight-pointed stars, these futuristic towers soar 88 stories and 452m (1,483 ft) above the street level of Kuala Lumpur, the bustling capital of the south-east Asian...
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Books That Sent You Packing (your bag, that is)

PortMoresby ·
The book I always think of in this regard is ‘The Sheltering Sky’, by Paul Bowles. And the subsequent movie, with the devilish John Malkovich as, guess who, Port Moresby. It inspired me to take the plunge and travel outside Europe, to Morocco, a place I’ve returned again and again, sure that would be so as soon as I read the book. But there have been others - ‘The River’s Tale: A Year on the Mekong’, by Edward Gargan, added Yunnan Province in China to my first round-the-world destination...
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Got 15 weeks? Cunard's got a Round-the-World cruise

PHeymont ·
Queen Victoria will make a 107-day, 30-port, 6-continent round-the-world trip next year.
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Medical tourism: a big trend, growing fast

PHeymont ·
Travel for medical care is a growing trend, and may grow from $60 billion a year last year to $165 billion by 2023.
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New York City in the time of COVID

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us on a tour on Manhattan at the start of the COVID-19 crisis.
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New technology will track flights every 15 minutes

PHeymont ·
Map of theoretical search areas for MH370. New technology would track planes every 15 minutes   A new system that will "ping" flights every 15 minutes, and could have helped located missing flights such as last year's Malaysia MH370, is on the...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 18, 2015: The Green Corridor, Singapore

MAD Travel Diaries ·
Singapore is famously known for being a concrete jungle full of high rise buildings and futuristic looking skyscrapers but apart from the manicured parks and botanical gardens, there are many other green spaces not frequented by many visitors. One...
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Malaysia Airlines starts over, drops jobs and maybe name

PHeymont ·
Malaysia Airlines, which last year mysteriously lost an airliner and had another shot down over Ukraine, has hired a new CEO to re-make the airline into a profitable regional carrier instead of a money-losing international airline. In the process, it...
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The search for the right-sized airplane

PHeymont ·
The plane that never was: Boeing's Sonic Cruiser concept helped pave the way for 777/787   Photo: Boeing   Will there be a 797 in our future? Is there a future for the A380 or the 747? And what’s happening with the rest of the ranges...
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Top 25 landmarks...how many have you seen?

PHeymont ·
Not on the list...      Photo: Tysto / Wikimedia   TripAdvisor's released its Top 25 Travelers' Choice landmark list again, and the first thing that stands out is that 8 of the top 10 are religious structures or importance. The...
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Flatulent Goats Cause Emergency Landing

Travel Rob ·
Photo by PortMoresby A Singapore Airline Cargo Plane on its way from Adelaide Australia to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia made an emergency landing in Bali because smoke alarms in the cargo area went off. No fire or smoke was detected, just 2186 flatulent...
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Top 5 Underwater Destinations

Kathryn Curzon (Guest) ·
Kathryn Curzon shares some of the greatest underwater destinations on the planet, awaiting our exploration and enjoyment!
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China now #1 in outbound tourists

PHeymont ·
China's Tourism Academy comes up with some insights into this growing and changing field.
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Interesting Places to Visit in Singapore

Maria Fedco (Guest) ·
Maria Fedco shares some great ideas on special destinations to see when visiting Singapore.
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The List Of Ultimate Destinations For An Amazing Stag-Do

John Peter ·
Planning for a stag do destination may seem daunting, but exciting at the same time. Be it just for the night or the weekend, there are many options to choose from and have a blast just the same. If you have the budget (and the time), you can plan a month long getaway because it’s not every day that your buddy gets hitched. Since it's the last chance for the groom-to-be to enjoy his singledom, it falls upon his friends to throw him a stag party that he will remember forever! And because you...
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'Powerful Passport:' Singapore is new champ

PHeymont ·
Passport power is ranked on how many countries can be visited visa-free, and Singapore is the new champ at 159.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 3, 2014: Metropole Hotel, Hanoi

PortMoresby ·
 Metropole Hotel, interior courtyard.   I’m a huge fan of colonial ambiance.  I speak of an esthetic and not the politics of colonialism.  I love the way buildings look that were built by Europeans in their colonies, mostly...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 18, 2014: A Guangxi Tea Garden

PortMoresby ·
   On a grouping of hilltops, in the countryside outside Yangshuo in Guangxi Province in the south of China, I spent a day wandering in a misty tea garden with no one in sight except the young woman who accompanied me and my companion. ...
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Gallery: Borneo, Market in Sibu

PortMoresby ·
  I flew from Kota Kinabalu, KK in local parlance, northern Borneo in the State of Sabah, Malaysia, to Sibu in Sarawak, for the sole purpose of traveling by public express boat up the Batang Rajang, the river that serves as the primary highway...
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Borneo: A Small Town, More Boats & the Rain Forest of Sarawak

PortMoresby ·
  After a 3 hour trip by express boat from Sibu up the Batang Rejang, the longest river in Borneo, travel pal Jim and I arrived in Kapit.  I liked the look of the place immediately.  The plan was to spend a few days in this riverside...
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Expedia's 'Vacation Deprivation' report highlights Asia, America

PHeymont ·
While workers in Europe tend to take all their vacation, a study finds, North Americans and some Asians leave a lot on the table...
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2016: Near-record year for airline safety

PHeymont ·
The year just ended was one of the safest in aviation history. Stats show that flying is actually generally quite safe, and getting more so.
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Time for England: A Gallery of Clocks

PHeymont ·
There's so much to see wherever you travel that sometimes you only know afterward what caught your attention. In PHeymont's case, his recent trip to England featured clocks.
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Economists tracking world's Big Mac prices

PHeymont ·
The Economist's annual index of currency values and purchasing power, using one of the world's most common commodities: the Big Mac.
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My Travel Experience To Dubai as a Nigerian

okoye philip ·
I am currently in Malaysia. I will post pics one week from now monday when I come back to Nigeria. This is my story. Subsequent to perusing posts about going on this discussion and social occasion of all information which truly encourages you to set up your brain against anything. I got my malaysian Visa through an agency. 3 Months obviously. I booked my lodging for 7 days with first night paid with my GTB mastercard. Got my yellow card. My BTA/PTA = 1800 $ (As a first time traveller,I end...
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A Little Local Difficulty

Amateuremigrant ·
Bob Cranwell recounts some of the 'little difficulties' he has experienced during his travels.
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Paris tops London for visitors

PHeymont ·
Mastercard's Global Cities Index has good news for Paris, and a list for you of cities with the most international visitors.
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Food tour in Kuala Lumpur

Travellinn ·
"I hope you are hungry?" Fadly asked. I was, but suspected I would not be for very much longer. I was completely right. As a service to their guests, Back Home hostel offer different activities. What caught my attention was the food tour. I love to try the local food as I travel and having an expert showing me what to try and where, is my favorite. I instantly signed up! Walking along the busy streets, crossing the roads “the Malaysian way” (holding your hand out in front of the car like the...
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Attention in the Terminal! Please claim your Boeing 747s.

DrFumblefinger ·
It's not a story you hear very often, but apparently someone has abandoned their 747s at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).  Not just one, but three of them -- sitting there on the tarmac. Airport authorities have placed an ad in a local newspaper seeking the unknown owner of three Boeing 747-200Fs (2 passenger and 1 cargo planes).  The planes could be sold or destroyed if they fail to be claimed within 14 days, and the revenue so generated could be used to recover fees...
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My Favourite City in Malaysia, George Town.

Janey Mae finds George Town an unexpected favorite, and a great place to get lost, and be found in. Read on to share her adventure...
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The Murals of Winnipeg Pt 1

TravelingCanuck ·
Traveling Canuck shares some of the interesting street art murals of Winnipeg.
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Value Alliance unites 8 Asian low-cost carriers

PHeymont ·
Eight Asian low-cost airlines are hooking up their booking and ticketing to make it easier for travelers to choose them over growing rivals.
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Malaysia: Scuba diving adventure of a lifetime

Ivana ·
Ivana's in love with scuba diving, and takes us to see some of the most spectacular dive sites in Malaysia.
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TripAdvisor adds Instant Booking in 9 countries

PHeymont ·
TripAdvisor is expanding its Instant Booking feature to 9 more counties with English-language websites, and plans to extend it worldwide.
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Chinese traveler numbers still booming

PHeymont ·
Chinese visitor numbers are huge, not surprisingly. And their prime destinations are not surprising either!
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Deepavali the ‘Festival of Lights’ in Malaysia

Daniel Moore ·
Deepavali or more commonly known as the ‘Festival of Lights’, is celebrated by the Hindu community and is a day for all races and religions. The festival signifies the triumph of good over evil, a battle we all strive to achieve in life, wouldn’t you agree? Perhaps this is what draws in the Western crowd to this luminous and joyous event. In commemoration of Lord Rama and his wife Sita’s return to Ayodhya after his 14-year exile, the religious event falls on the day before the new moon. Sita...
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Instagram-worthy cafes to visit in Ipoh Malaysia

Jacob William ·
Ipoh is an ideal beautiful place for memorable enjoyment and tour because it has lots of best places with amazing architecture. You can upload many Instagram-worthy pictures by a tour of this place. Ipoh is popular for its heritage, different affordable museums with the beautiful stunning street art, cave temples, the most exotic adventure activities and enjoyment last but not the least Malaysia’s best food that you can post it on Instagram for lots of likes and comments. Ipoh’s has many...
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These countries offer visa-free travel, visa on arrival for Pakistanis

Aryaan Asad ·
Passport Index regularly releases the list of most powerful passports, and Singapore has ranked first with a score of 166 for the year 2018. The second spot, with 165 points each, is shared by Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Luxembourg, Norway, Netherlands, South Korea, and the US. Looking only at the subcontinent countries, we find the Indian passport to be the strongest, with 66 points, followed by Sri Lanka at 45 points. Bangladesh comes next with 44 points, while Pakistan's score is...
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A380 future gets even dimmer

PHeymont ·
Qantas cancels the rest of its order, as others drop planes or limit orders.
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Re: Emirates gets 100th A380; may order more

GarryRF ·
Which airlines have the a380? Singapore Airlines. Emirates. Qantas. Air France. Lufthansa. Korean Air. China Southern Airlines. Malaysia Airlines. BA LONDON: The future of Airbus A380 could be saved by growing demand from China, offsetting a slowdown in orders for the super-jet by the aircraft’s biggest customer Emirates. Chinese airlines need between 60 and 100 A380 planes over the next five years as passenger traffic increases,
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Re: Emirates gets 100th A380; may order more

PHeymont ·
Garry, those airlines all fly them...but the numbers are on Emirates. Here's the deliveries, and the total firm orders, as of Sept. 30 (and before Emirates got 99 and 100... Overall, Emirates has more than the next 9 carriers combined, and has a bigger total order than the next 11 combined. It's very clear: No Emirates, no A380. The article you quoted is based mainly on the optimisim of the head of Airbus sales in China, who'd like to think it could happen, but since only one Chinese airline...
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June 16, 2020: Malaysia's Mystical Batu Caves

Marilyn Jones ·
In Malaysia, Marilyn Jones visits cave temples and encounters an amazingly tall statue and a troupe of mischievous monkeys.
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Singapore's last village new tourism star

PHeymont ·
With Singaporeans' travel limited, an unusual survivor of urbanization is drawing crowds.
 
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