Gary is currently in Appleton, WI (May 15th, 2015)

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I am in Miri, Malaysia. The trip from Bandar Seri Begwan took about five hours to travel maybe 50 miles. I had to transfer onto five different buses and take a small boat across a river.

It is very obvious the reliance Brunei has on oil once you get out of the capital. There is evidence of Shell Oil everywhere.

I really wasn’t sure what to expect from Malaysia, at least East Malaysia. I really only ever hear about Kuala Lumpur. I sort of thought it would be less developed than Brunei considering that the per capita GDP is about half. Statistics lie. If anything it is more developed. At least what I’ve seen with my eyes from the bus in the hour I’ve been here so far.

I’m off to the Tree Top Lodge on the beach for two nights, then I’m flying into Mulu National Park. (you have to fly into Mulu. There are no roads.)

I’m guessing my time online will be very limited the next few days.

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  1. HantuLaut says:

    Hi, you have great blog here.A travelling blog,probably, very few of its kind.I hope you will enjoy Sarawak.I am in Sabah, one of the two Malaysian states in Borneo.Hope you would come our way and see what a nice place Sabah is.From the deepest blue sea to mountain high, we have many exciting natural wonders to see.Drop me an email if you coming this way.

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