Postcard of the Week: Malaysia (the two species)
Malaysia is split in half by the South China Sea, with the Malaysian peninsula to the west and the much wilder Borneo to the east. To the east we find gorgeous orangutans such as the ones in the postcard above, and it’s possible to go out and volunteer on orangutan conservation programmes, for example the one run by The Great Projects.
To the west we find the more colonial Malaysian peninsula where humans are the main animals. Below is a great aerial postcard of a market in Malaysia. I have to say that the food in Malaysia is absolutely exquisite, as the country is incredibly multi-cultural and its cuisine has Chinese, Indian and Malay influences. My favourite of all does have to be Roti Canai (I have already talked about this in another post) and I highly recommend you investigate all the various dishes available in Malaysia – your tastebuds will thank you.
Also take a look at Jamie Penketh’s guest post, which he wrote for this blog on his time living in Malaysia and working in a local hospital.