Author Archives: Thrifty Traveller

Malaysia’s Old Post Offices

Pos Malaysia has done a good job in preserving a number of Malaysia’s old post offices, some of which date back a hundred years or more. While most of the large cities in Malaysia now have large modern mail distribution … Continue reading

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‘The Mouse That Roared’ Solution to Britain’s Brexit Dilemma

Britain has got itself into a hopeless muddle over Brexit. Two years of dithering and bickering have still not produced a viable exit proposal and the country remains as divided as ever. With the exit date fast approaching perhaps a … Continue reading

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Flor De la Mar’s Colourful History

In Melaka, on the quayside near the mouth of the Malacca River, stands a replica of a Portuguese galleon, or carrack, called the Flor de la Mar which sailed in these waters in the early 1500s. This vessel, which is … Continue reading

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Shiroi Koibito Park

While in Sapporo recently we took the opportunity to visit Shiroi Koibito Park which is a chocolate factory with an England-themed attraction attached. The factory production line itself was under renovation but there was still a lot to see. Shiroi … Continue reading

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Sapporo – Places to See

Sapporo is the regional capital of Hokkaido with a population of 1.9 million and there is plenty to see and do in and around the city. Mt. Moiwa Ropeway We took the ropeway (cable car) to the top of Mt. … Continue reading

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Sapporo Beer Posters

With hindsight, the last week of April was probably not the best time to visit Sapporo, the vibrant regional capital of Hokkaido, Japan. The winter ski season was over though it was still cold with patches of snow about, especially … Continue reading

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A Plague of Pilfered Plumbing?

Supermarkets all over the world face the problem of shoplifting. But in the Semenyih branch of Tesco near Kuala Lumpur it seems things have got so bad that even urinal flushes have to be kept under lock and key. There … Continue reading

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