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Post by Jack Campi » Tue, 02 Apr 2013 00:42:54



I'll be in holiday for the next month, and the person we have staying
here to look after the furries doesn't do Usenet.  See you all in May.

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away for a bit

Post by Jack Campi » Sun, 05 May 2013 06:05:23


Quote:


>> I'll be in holiday for the next month, and the person we have staying
>> here to look after the furries doesn't do Usenet.  See you all in May.
> Have a lovely time. Where are you going?

Back now.  Marion's younger son was getting married in Malaysia, to
a British-born woman of Malaysian Chinese extraction but Hong Kong
citizenship.  They did the official bit here in Scotland since it was
far cheaper and two old and infirm relatives couldn't travel, but the
big event was a Chinese ceremony in Langkawi, an island off the west
coast of Malaya near the Thai border.  They did it here:

http://www.theandaman.com/

which was by far the most luxurious place I have ever stayed in.

But afterwards some of us went to this less luxurious but much more
unusual resort, a set of transported and restored colonial-era houses
attached to Langkawi's main cat and dog sanctuary:

http://www.templetree.com.my/
http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_Review-g298283-d1751843-Reviews-Te...

There were cats everywhere.  The ones that hang round the houses aren't
from the sanctuary, they're local strays that have made themselves at
home (they get neutered straight off).  Each house seems to have two cats
that regard themselves as being in charge.  We had cats sleeping with
us each night - a little ginger one and a little black and white - they
just marched into the room, jumped on the bed and fell asleep purring.
They mostly have stumpy tails; we thought this was the result of road
accidents at first, but apparently it's a local genetic trait.  They were
all completely laid back and friendly, just flopped down anywhere on the
paths and waited for humans to walk by and stroke their tummies.

We spent three weeks in New Zealand before going to Malaysia, staying
in backpacker hostels (didn't intend to, but NZ is far more expensive
than we expected).  Most hostels have a cat or two, but none are in
anything like Temple Tree's league.

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Jack Campin,  11 Third Street,  Newtongrange,  Midlothian EH22 4PU,  Scotland
mobile 07800 739 557       <http://www.campin.me.uk>      Twitter: JackCampin

 
 
 

away for a bit

Post by jmcquow » Mon, 06 May 2013 23:05:58



Quote:


>>> I'll be in holiday for the next month, and the person we have staying
>>> here to look after the furries doesn't do Usenet.  See you all in May.
>> Have a lovely time. Where are you going?

> Back now.  Marion's younger son was getting married in Malaysia, to
> a British-born woman of Malaysian Chinese extraction but Hong Kong
> citizenship.  They did the official bit here in Scotland since it was
> far cheaper and two old and infirm relatives couldn't travel, but the
> big event was a Chinese ceremony in Langkawi, an island off the west
> coast of Malaya near the Thai border.  They did it here:

> http://www.theandaman.com/

> which was by far the most luxurious place I have ever stayed in.

> But afterwards some of us went to this less luxurious but much more
> unusual resort, a set of transported and restored colonial-era houses
> attached to Langkawi's main cat and dog sanctuary:

> http://www.templetree.com.my/
> http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_Review-g298283-d1751843-Reviews-Te...

> There were cats everywhere.  The ones that hang round the houses aren't
> from the sanctuary, they're local strays that have made themselves at
> home (they get neutered straight off).  Each house seems to have two cats
> that regard themselves as being in charge.  We had cats sleeping with
> us each night - a little ginger one and a little black and white - they
> just marched into the room, jumped on the bed and fell asleep purring.
> They mostly have stumpy tails; we thought this was the result of road
> accidents at first, but apparently it's a local genetic trait.  They were
> all completely laid back and friendly, just flopped down anywhere on the
> paths and waited for humans to walk by and stroke their tummies.

> We spent three weeks in New Zealand before going to Malaysia, staying
> in backpacker hostels (didn't intend to, but NZ is far more expensive
> than we expected).  Most hostels have a cat or two, but none are in
> anything like Temple Tree's league.

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> Jack Campin,  11 Third Street,  Newtongrange,  Midlothian EH22 4PU,  Scotland
> mobile 07800 739 557       <http://www.campin.me.uk>      Twitter: JackCampin

Sounds like a wonderful trip!  I haven't been to Malaysia since 1970 (I
was 10) but the whole family enjoyed it.

Jill

 
 
 

away for a bit

Post by Mary » Tue, 07 May 2013 00:30:24



Quote:


>> I'll be in holiday for the next month, and the person we have staying
>> here to look after the furries doesn't do Usenet.  See you all in May.
> Have a lovely time. Where are you going?

Back now.  Marion's younger son was getting married in Malaysia, to
a British-born woman of Malaysian Chinese extraction but Hong Kong
citizenship.  They did the official bit here in Scotland since it was
far cheaper and two old and infirm relatives couldn't travel, but the
big event was a Chinese ceremony in Langkawi, an island off the west
coast of Malaya near the Thai border.  They did it here:

http://www.theandaman.com/

which was by far the most luxurious place I have ever stayed in.

But afterwards some of us went to this less luxurious but much more
unusual resort, a set of transported and restored colonial-era houses
attached to Langkawi's main cat and dog sanctuary:

http://www.templetree.com.my/
http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_Review-g298283-d1751843-Reviews-Te...

There were cats everywhere.  The ones that hang round the houses aren't
from the sanctuary, they're local strays that have made themselves at
home (they get neutered straight off).  Each house seems to have two cats
that regard themselves as being in charge.  We had cats sleeping with
us each night - a little ginger one and a little black and white - they
just marched into the room, jumped on the bed and fell asleep purring.
They mostly have stumpy tails; we thought this was the result of road
accidents at first, but apparently it's a local genetic trait.  They were
all completely laid back and friendly, just flopped down anywhere on the
paths and waited for humans to walk by and stroke their tummies.

We spent three weeks in New Zealand before going to Malaysia, staying
in backpacker hostels (didn't intend to, but NZ is far more expensive
than we expected).  Most hostels have a cat or two, but none are in
anything like Temple Tree's league.

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Sounds like a wonderful trip.  I was in Figi/Australia/New Zealand in 2011,
but I have never visited the other areas you mentioned.  I fell in love with
NZ.  Tragically, one of the areas where we stayed (Christchurch and
surrounds) was badly damaged--and people killed or injured--by a major
earthquake about 3 weeks after we left.

MaryL