1. It’s a pity that you didn’t manage to have the full food experience in Malaysia. It’s an amazing food paradise! Bukit Bintang is the heart of KL and historically Chinese, but there should still have been quite a few halal options around, so I’m surprised you say you couldn’t find any. Also – the weather you describe is spot on – sunny and then stormy the next – welcome to the tropics! 🙂 Perhaps your next trip to SEA can be to Chiang Mai in north Thailand, or the jungles of Borneo, or to Bali in Indonesia. There’s still plenty to see!

    • Thanks for the comment. I suppose we were just looking in all the wrong places for food. We were basically next to Lot10 which had a huge Chinese food court. The night market we went to the one night was also mostly Chinese. We had a limited time so I guess we couldn’t appreciate the city as it should be. I have been to Chiang mai on my last trip. Would love to visit bali one day. I do love SEA

  2. imran

    hi imaan
    my wife and i have a similar trip in mind (malaysia/thailand/cambodia) and stumbled upon your blog. please can you email me a more detailed itinerary if possible? i would really appreciate it

  3. Very cool, that you guys visited and yes, like you said there is still lots to do. I usually travel by bus, train or van between the countries as for me it is not about the destination, but the journey, the people I meet along the way, who know the ins and outs of places far better than a tour guide and they do it from their heart nit for monetary gain. You guys should also try Homestay accommodation, similar to guest houses(much cheaper), that’s where you meet interesting peeps,who give you the inside scoop of places. Great that you went without a tour group. Now to venture on the other non touristy islands (yes, I know you hate the word, salts(smiled a little, then stopped).Koh Tao, Koh Lanta, Koh Chang and you definitely need to visit Kanchanaburi when next in Thailand the cheapest place around (food,accomodation, massages, etc. Sometimes clothes are cheap there too) oh and it would be good to remind others that when taking dollars to most SEA countries they need to keep it looking brand new and uncreased.

    • Hi Gilbert. Thanks for the great comment. I really wish I could SEA like that. Sounds like a real adventure. My problem is always time constraints with work. One day I would like to spend a solid few months exploring all the hidden gems of the region. It’s still a dream at this point. Maybe one day I can make it a reality. Good point on the crisp notes. Will add it as soon as I have time.

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