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A typical colonial era house in Chinatown, Georgetown, Malaysia.

On the Heritage Trail in Penang: Exploring Georgetown’s Colonial Past

In August of 1786, the British flag was raised for the first time in southeast Asia; however, the flag wasn’t first raised over Hong Kong or even Singapore. Instead, the first British possession in the region was the isla...
by Jim Cheney
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Many of the buildings in Georgetown, Malaysia's Chinatown reflect the city's British roots in their architecture.

24 Hours in Georgetown, Malaysia

Nestled  in the northwestern corner of Malaysia, Georgetown is one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations. Sitting on the eastern shores of the island of Penang, the city and the surrounding villages are some of ...
by Jim Cheney
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Malacca’s Beautiful Chinatown: A Photo Essay

While most westerners have heard of Singapore, Hong Kong, and maybe even Penang and Macau, very few have heard of Malacca (also spelled Melaka). However, that doesn’t mean that it was any less important to trade in Asia. ...
by Jim Cheney
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Jim and Julie Cheney from Tripologist.com doing Flight of the Gibbon in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Flying Through the Rain Forest with Flight of the Gibbon

When I was a kid, I hated anything high or fast; so, out were roller coasters, ropes courses, and ziplines. However, as an adult, I’ve come to really enjoy ropes courses and ziplines. So, it was with much excitement that...
by Jim Cheney
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Learning to cook at the Tropical Spice Garden in Penang, Malaysia.

Learning to Cook Malay at Penang’s Tropical Spice Garden

The island of Penang in Malaysia is one of the world’s best places for food. In fact, in 2009, New York Times readers voted it the world’s second best city for food. Obviously there is something special about the fo...
by Jim Cheney
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The interior of the Savannakhet Dinosaur Museum with a collection of replica fossils.

The Worst Dinosaur Museum in the World: Savannakhet, Laos

Have you ever gone somewhere and instantly wondered what you were doing there? That’s how I felt at the dinosaur museum in the provincial town of Savannakhet, Laos. Sitting just across the Mekong from Thailand, Savannakhe...
by Jim Cheney
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