Monthly Archives: March 2012

Postcard from Penang, Malaysia

Northbound! Back on the train, we settled in for a 7-hour ride up the Peninsular Malaysia to the island of Penang. This time, the view from the window was of rolling hills speckled with cattle and winding paths cut through … Continue reading

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Postcard from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Ten days into our trip we headed to Kuala Lumpur, the cultural, financial, and economic center of Malaysia. From first glance, KL is pulsing with diversity. The most colorful people walk the streets hailing from countries near and far, each … Continue reading

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Postcard from Sepang, Malaysia

From Singapore, we hopped on the KTMB train for a 7-hour ride north.  After an exhausting three days of walking around the city, we eagerly anticipated a long commute (in first class!) to sit back and stare out the window … Continue reading

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Postcard from Singapore

Before heading to Singapore, we had an idea in our heads of what the country might be like based on opinions of friends and family members. I, for one, expected the place to be like the “Disneyland” of Asia, uptight, and … Continue reading

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Postcard from Hong Kong

After a long night in the Nanjing airport, we flew off to beautiful and bustling Hong Kong. The city-state is located on China’s southeast coast, surrounded by the Pearl River Delta and the South China Sea. From the majestic skyline … Continue reading

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Nostalgic Yet?

What we WILL NOT miss about China:

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English Corner: Come One, Come All

On Wednesday afternoons at the maritime university, you could find me in Dining Hall 2 most likely standing on a fuzzy red stage, dodgy microphone in hand. Being a “foreign expert”, my presence and native tongue is requested weekly at the school’s … Continue reading

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