Category: Malaysia

Logging in Borneo, Interview with Iban Chief

Deep in the heart of Borneo, near Kapit, Sarawak, I interview an Iban Chief about logging of his Tribal Land. Iban activist Peter John Jaban acts as translator of the Iban Language. The Iban still live off the Jungle; hunting, fishing and growing crops. They live together in longhouses and were originally known for the […]

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Australian World War Two History, Labuan Island, Borneo, Malaysia

I visit the Labaun War Memorial and Surrender Point with local expat Australian Peter Searle. Peter discusses the Sandakan Death March, the greatest single atrocity committed against Australians in war. It is believed that almost 3,600 Indonesians, 1,381 Australians, and 641 British prisoners died at, or between, Sandakan and Ranau. At Surrender Point on Labuan, […]

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Portuguese Settlement of Malacca (Melaka), Malaysia

In 1511 the Portuguese established the first base of European christian trading in Southeast Asia at Malacca in Malaysia. They held a fortress for 130 years until the Dutch captured Melaka in 1641. 500 years later people of Portuguese ancestry still live in Melaka at Ujong Pasir, five km from Malacca City, Malaysia. They are […]

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Cendol, Malaysian Dessert, Melaka, Malaysia

Cendol is a refreshing Asian dessert. Made of shaved ice, coconut milk, coconut sugar, kidney beans and cendol, which is made out of flour. Tan of Melaka shows us how it is made

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Underwater Waterproof Camera Case Review

I review my Hyper-Gear Zoom Lens Camera Pouch http://www.hyper-gear.com/page2.aspx?p=59 I have been using this plastic case for all my underwater shots while snorkelling. The stills camera I use in the case is a Canon SX230 HS which I have found shoots great HD video. Music : Underwater – Martin Schulte + Eric Delay public domain […]

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Digital Nomadism – The business end of the journey

After six months on the road it is now time to test some international business concepts. I explore setting up an offshore company on Labuan Island, Malaysia and will explore Geo-Arbitrage in the Philippines. Setting up a company on Labuan will reduce my tax bill to 3% fro any income earned outside Australia. Using Geo-Arbitrage […]

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Kota Kinabalu, Seri Selera, Sabah’s Largest Seafood Complex

My last night in Borneo and I splurge on some fresh seafood, flower crabs and tiger prawns. Total cost of an amazing seafood feast including drinks – less than $25 AUD ( which is around the same in $USD)

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Labuan Island, Malaysia – A drinkers paradise

Labuan Island, Malaysia is a free trade zone which means alcohol, chocolate etc are all extremely cheap. When one travels they have many opportunities to drink and I feel I’ve reached the stage where I’m now bored with ‘hitting the juice’. To quote my favourite comedian, Billy Connolly, “if you are still seeking that buzz […]

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Labuan Island, Malaysia. Setting up an International Company

I speak with Peter Searle from http://www.ectrustco.com about why Labuan Island, Malaysia is one of the best places in the world to set up an international company. Labuan Island is an International Business and Financial Centre. It has numerous double tax agreements with countries such as Australia and provides benefits to international business including ‘3% […]

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Bushwalking with the Overlander

Experiments in style and form. Can a man talk for 13 minutes on a bush walk, and still maintain an audience?

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