Thursday, July 12, 2007

Malaysia: Fort Margherita

This is Fort Margherita, which has been turned into a Police Museum. Sarawak was a former British colony and was briefly ruled by the White Rajahs.
Am heading to Singapore next week.

20 comments:

Olivier said...

je viens de decouvrir ta serie sur tes vacances en Malaisie, les photos sont superbes.


I have just discovered your series over your holidays in Malaysia, the photographs are superb.

Suz said...

Ming,
I like your Malaysia photos. Thanks so much for sharing as you are able. - Suz.

Olivier said...

pour repondre à ta question sur mon blog, oui le 14 juillet on fete la prise de la bastille. bon weekend à toi


to answer your question about my blog, yes on July 14 one celebrates the storming of the Bastille. good weekend with you

Sally said...

C'est magnifique (soory, don't know how to say it in Bahasa!)

Re sand dunes: stabilised dunes are usually covered with vegetation like my Kurnell ones; these are behind a beach....there are certain types of grasses which stabilise them, then the humus build up allows larger plants to grow - up to and including quite tall trees! Amazing really.

Ann said...

Oh Ming, I am enjoying your Malaysia photos so much that...(gulp!) I'm not even missing your New York shots! :-D

I trust you are having a great vacation ;-)

alice said...

Thank you for this journey, Ming!

Abraham Lincoln said...

This is a nice photograph. Interesting narrative too.

If you visited my blog yesterday and left a comment about our 52nd wedding anniversary, I wanted to say, "Thanks."
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Sonia said...

Just beautiful Fort Margherita! Enjoy so much your trip!

isabella said...

Nice series on Malaysia! So colorful...
Police museum? I wouldn't mind being interrogated in those surroundings ;-)

GMG said...
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GMG said...

Great that you're posting even on vacation... The pictures are awesome. On the other hand, Malaysia and Sarawak remembered me of Emilio Salgari's «Sandokan, the Tiger of Malaysia»... What an adventure!
Blogtrotter

www.DeltaMovies.com said...

Oh wow...from these pics...Malaysia seems very beautiful. I would love to see some pics of the beaches near your home too if you get some time.

Laterz,
B.

Annie said...

Hi Ming, I thought you'd be so far away that you wouldn't post - what an error on my part.

This is wonderful, knowing you're as near as my computer.

Are you having a wonderful time?

Dsole said...

wow Ming!
it was a long time since i wasn't able to visit your blog! and i get you're on Malaysia!!
I hope you and your family have such an awesome time there!! :)

Coltrane_lives said...

Thanks for posting the Malaysian photos. Enjoy Singapore. Beautiful!

The Cooking Ninja said...

Have lots of fun in Singapore! :) They are having National Day rehearsal going on at Marina ... maybe you can catch some of the fireworks.

Keropok Man said...

I have been there! Visited it some time ago. It looks better from far away then to visit it. haha..

Rasa Malaysia said...

How was your eating adventure in Malaysia? You need to star a daily eating photo blog. :)

concord said...

Hi, this is something from Kuchingites. This is not Fort Margherita, but Astana. It's the official residence of the Governor of Sarawak.

Fort Margherita is the building on top of a hill next to it.

Edward Brooke said...

Cocord very true, this is the Astana. I am the fith generation down in the family from the last white rajah, Charles Vyner, and might I also add that my family ruled Sarawak for over a Hundred years, not that brief really! in comparision to its current occupiers, Malaysia! I also hasten to add the local populas I have spoken to on visits agree that the time of the white rajahs was a more prospersous time and more so enjoyed by the people than toadys goverment.