Bangkok  Loha Prasat Temple Bangkok  King Rama III Memorial Bangkok  Temple Gardener Bangkok  Buddha figure - Loha Prasart
Bangkok  Roof Decoration - Loha Prasat. Bangkok  Loha Prasat Temple aka The Metal Castle Bangkok  Lamp Post in Ratchadamnoen Klang Road Bangkok  The queue to see the Grand Palace
Bangkok  Grand Palace Bangkok  Four Headed Elephant Statue Leaving Laem Chabang Sihanoukville, Cambodia  Mausoleum at Wat Leu Temple
Temple Monkey, Sihanoukville, Cambodia  I think this is a long tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis) and it's one of a large troupe living around the Wat Leu Temple. Sihanoukville, Cambodia  Looking down on the town from the Wat Leu Temple. There is a huge amount of development in Sihanoukville aimed it seems to create a touris destination. The finance appears to be mainly from China. Sihanoukville, Cambodia  Wat Leu Temple Sihanoukville, Cambodia  Cold beers in a bar on Ochheuteal Beach. How I hate drinking from a bottle!
Sihanoukville, Cambodia  Wat Krom Temple Sihanoukville, Cambodia  Reclining Buddha at the Wat Krom Temple. Sihanoukville, Cambodia  A line of Buddhist Monks at the Wat Krom Temple. I had to wait a long time until the monks were free from selfie seekers Sihanoukville, Cambodia  Wat Krom Temple Gate
Ho Chi Min City, Vietnam  The road to Ho Chi Min City. Ho Chi Min City, Vietnam  The Old Post Office (now a souvenir shop). The Ancient Mariner  The Cathedral in Ho Chi Min City was awash with scaffolding so I had to look for an alternative photo. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam  Unfriendly figure in the Museum of Vietnamese History.
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam  Museum of Vietnamese History Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam  Museum of Vietnamese History. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam  Museum of Vietnamese History. This is a Khim, the Asian version of the Greek santouri and our hammered dulcimer. For me it is fascinating to think that at the time instruments like this were being made in Vietnam, my great great grandfather was building similar instruments in Suffolk, England, To hear a hammered dulcimer visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9g4QkJjV4ro to hear Tim Simek play Music Box Dancer. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam  The water puppeteers take a bow. The puppets which consist of people, fish, ducks and other animals are operated on rods by the puppeteers from behind the green screen. The tradition dates back around 1000 years.
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam  The dining room in the former presidential palace. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam  Roof of the Reunification Palace. This is a replica of the South Vietnamese president's helicopter which operated from here when it was the presidential palace. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam  Ba Thien Hau Temple. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam  Ba Thien Hau Temple.
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam  Smoking incense candles in the Ba Thien Hau Temple. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam  Are you missing the Royal Signals Motorcycle Display Team (The White Helmets) since they disbanded in 2017? Then come to Ho Chi Minh City where a replica display is enacted by the locals at  road jucntions throughout the city every few minutes! Pastel Windows Malacca, Malaysia  Tricycle taxis with colour and sound systems!
Malacca, Malaysia  Asian water monitor (Varanus salvator). These large reptiles seem to be present in numbers on the banks of the Malacca River where it passes through the city. Malacca, Malaysia  The Malacca Straits Mosque Malacca, Malaysia  Anyone for a selfie? Malacca, Malaysia  Christ Church Malacca. This church was built by the Dutch between 1741 and 1753 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of their taking Malacca from the Portuguese in 1641. When Malacca was transferred to the British East India Company in 1824 the church was reconsecrated as an Anglican church with its present name. It is the oldest functioning protestant church in Malaysia.
Malacca, Malaysia  St Paul's Church. The church was built in 1521 by the Portuguese but fell into disuse when the Dutch built a new church in 1741. The church houses many old tombstones dating from the early colonial period. Malacca, Malaysia  The Malacca River Malacca, Malaysia  The Malacca River Langkawi, Malaysia  Outlying islands, Langkawi.
Langkawi, Malaysia  Heading for the beach (on an island off Langkawi). A small group of us had this beach to ourselves for the day. Plenty of shade under the trees, barbecued prawns and a beef rendang for lunch and warm, crystal-clear water in which to swim. Langkawi, Malaysia  Chair on a beach on a small island off Langawi. It turns out that the chair is just an aid for the elderly when it comes to getting in and out of the boat. Penang, Malaysia  Sunrise over Georgetown port. Penang, Malaysia  The Cruise Terminal, Georgetown.
Penang, Malaysia  Beach near Kampung Sungai Emas. Penang, Malaysia  Table for five on a beach. Penang, Malaysia  One of many orchids in the gardens of the Golden Sands Hotel, Penang. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  Istana Negara (National Palace). This building looks almost as if it is a drawing.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  Sultan Abdul Samad Building (Originally the British Colonial Government Building) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  This is the Jamek Mosque which was built in 1909 at the confluence of the Klang and Gombak rivers. It must have looked quite imposing then but now it is rather dwarfed by the surrounding tower blocks. It was designed by the British architect Arthur Benison Hubback who was also responsible for several other important buildings in Malaysia. He later went on to have a distinguished military career during the first world war. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  The Petronas Towers. This building is simply breathtaking! At just over 450m it was the tallest building in the world in 1998. The Skybridge between the two towers is itself two storeys high and moves in and out of the two towers as they sway in the wind. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  Entrance to the Petronas Towers.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  The puiblic gardens behind the Petronas Towers. Singapore  Clarke Quay Singapore  Skyscrapers Singapore  The Marina Bay Sands Hotel
Singapore  The Harbour at Night Singapore  Cable car to Sentosa. This is the cable car connecting the main island of Singapore to Sentosa Island. I took this ride during daytime some years ago and found passing over the concrete pillars strangely unnerving! Full marks to anyone who is willing to do it at night. Singapore  Singapore Singapore  Sailing from Singapore in the evening.