Malaysia

Slavery at Sea: A story of human trafficking in drawings by a survivor

Slavery at Sea: A story of human trafficking in drawings by a survivor

Prum Vannak is a Cambodian survivor of human trafficking. His story is one of extreme poverty and of what people are sometimes forced to do in order to take care of their families. It’s also a story of gross neglect to supervise human rights violations ┬áby authorities. Many trafficking victims don’t live to tell their [...]

Old maps of Siam and surrounding countries

Old maps of Siam and surrounding countries

I love maps, specially old maps since they often tell a lot about history. As I found out, it’s quite hard to get any decent old maps of Siam and neighbouring countries. Usually they are for sale only. I guess family of mr. van der Aa who made both maps in the early 18th century, [...]

The 7th generation princess of Malay Langkawi lives in Phuket

The 7th generation princess of Malay Langkawi lives in Phuket

Princess Mashuri Seventh generation ancestress of Princess Mashuri: Whan Aishsah According to a famous legend in the 14th century, the Malay isles of Langkawi had a famous and beautiful white skinned princess called Mahsuri, who came from Phuket and she was adored by the locals because of her beauty. But other ladies on the island became jealous [...]

Inside an ATM-machine

Inside an ATM-machine

Seen in George Town, Penang Malaysia, an ATM-machine is opened up for maintenance

Handy compact UK power outlet adapter

Handy compact UK power outlet adapter

One problem I have with so called world adapters is that the’re bulky, and half of the plugs you will never use, so I left mine at home, I just have a few small adapters from US to European and European to US. Coming to Penang I looked up on internet what plugs they were [...]