Malaysia, Indonesia & Thailand (Mar - May 2017)
Where We Goin'
In March we head off on our next international trip -- this
time to Malaysia,
Singapore, Indonesia, and Thailand:

  • MALAYSIA. Our trip begins in Penang, where we
    spend two whole weeks. Penang is known for its
    Asian fusion food -- and for its premier medical
    facilities. We plan to visit Gleneagles Penang
    Medical Centre for deluxe health screenings.
    Afterwards we visit Kuala Lumpur -- home to the
    Petronas Towers, the tallest twin towers in the
    world -- and Malacca, a historic colonial town.

  • SINGAPORE. We spend several busy days in this
    ultra-modern city seeing the Gardens by the Bay,
    Raffles Hotel,  waterfront promenade, and other
    key sights. This is the world's only island city-state.

  • INDONESIA. We only scrape the surface of all there
    is to see in Indonesia on this trip. First we visit
    Yogyakarta on the island of Java, a cultural power-
    house which is home to some amazing temples --
    especially Borobudur and Prambanan. Then we fly
    to Bali for ten days, split evenly between Legian
    Beach for some R&R and Ubud for another dose of
    culture, temples, and rice terraces.

  • THAILAND. So far we've only been to Bangkok, so
    on this trip we'll explore other parts of the country.
    We'll start in Phuket, where we'll visit some of
    Thailand's famous islands and beaches. We'll take
    full-day excursions to Phang Nga Bay and Ko Phi
    Phi. Then we'll fly to Chiang Mai in the mountainous
    north, which is famous for its culture and temples
    (and popularity with expats). We'll also visit Chiang
    Rai, known for its beautiful setting (and, yes, its
    temples). Finally we'll finish up in Bangkok for
    another taste of the big city before flying home.
Holi Paint Festival -- Agra, India