I'm a little past half way through my time in Malaysia. For the most part, I've been hanging in and around Penang. I've made a small side trip to Northern Sumatra (Indonesia). So far I've eaten far too much food and probably drank too much beer. There's been hot/humid days and some of the heaviest downpours I've ever experienced. Cloudy overcast skies has been a bit of a pain for trying to capture sunset/sunrise shots, and don't even prevent me from getting nasty sunburns.
Chinese new year celebrations here are in full swing. Fire crackers were going off through the night yesterday, and by the sounds of this evening, it looks to continue tonight. The Chinese temples are fully decorated with lanterns, which will remain up for the next month or so. I'm planning on capturing some night scenes with the lanterns all lit up. I'm also headed to the Cameron Highlands to experience the tea plantations and jungle at the highest elevation on mainland Malaysia.
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Update - Here are a couple shots of the Kek Lok Si Buddhist Temple during Chinese New Year celebrations.
Update - my trip has come to a close and I'll be returning to the wintery Calgary weather. Here's a couple more shots, mostly from around Penang but a couple from the island of Langkawi