*This* is a beach. I think. We were in Malacca and the authorities have been busily reclaiming land (the process where a whole lot of dirt is dumped into the sea to expand land). While there is a ‘beach’, much of the seabed is actually mud – put a wrong foot in and you could sink all the way in. As to be expected (as a Malaysian), there were no warning signs. So we supervised as much as we could while yéyé (granddad) sunk nearly waist-deep into the mud, twice.

We also decided to play tourists, going to one that I’ve always wanted to go – Batu Caves, a popular Hindu shrine in Kuala Lumpur. Dedicated to Lord Murugan, this limestone hill shrine has 272 steps.

The huge statue of Lord Murugan greets you at Batu Caves.  The huge statue of Lord Murugan greets you at Batu Caves. The shrine inside the mountain. The shrine inside the mountain.

Other random shots around Kuala Lumpur:

And we made use of the hotel’s swimming pool.

Having not been to Singapore in a long, long time – we were there with a fresh set of eyes. The S.E.A Aquarium, was nothing short of amazing, and here was where the 23mm f.14 came in handy, although to zoom in, I still had to rely on the 18-55, at 6400 ISO.

Cable cars over Sentosa Island Cable cars over Sentosa Island Me trying out a tilt shift piece of the durian building. Me trying out a tilt shift piece of the durian building. Arty-farty texture piece. Arty-farty texture piece.

And to end it, a night shot of Singapore.