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6 reasons to hit up Tanjung Tuan

Tanjung Tuan. You’ve probably heard of it. And if you’ve travelled from the South by plane you’ve probably flown over it. But a lighthouse on a hill hardly sounds reason enough to get in your car, right? Then what about deserted beaches, forest trails and an annual spectacle that attracts nature lovers from across the region. Yes, that’s more like it. Here are 6 reasons why you should go.

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Cycling Tour @ Bang Krachao Island, Bangkok

I love Bangkok, but after 4 days by the peaceful banks of the River Kwai, the city’s traffic, noise and crowds felt oppressive. So I arranged to escape the metropolis for a bicycle tour of Bang Krachao, a small artificial island in the middle of the Chao Phraya River.

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The Sticks Day Trip

Back in January 2017 I stayed at The Sticks in Kuala Kubu Bharu for the first time; it wasn’t my last. But time doesn’t always allow  for the luxury of a weekend getaway, and when the heart wants what the heart wants – like a day trip away by the river, owners Michelle and Rubin happily welcome day trippers.

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Speedboat Cruise @ River Kwai

So much of a visit to Kanchanaburi and Kwai is focused on the railway, from the track originally built during the war, to the train journey there, and the iron bridge that crosses it. But to only gaze on  the river from your hotel or a cafe, or cross it by bridge, is to miss a very important part of it – being on it.

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