12Sihanoukville, Cambodia Mausoleum at Wat Leu Temple
13Temple 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.
14Sihanoukville, 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.
15Sihanoukville, Cambodia Wat Leu Temple
16Sihanoukville, Cambodia Cold beers in a bar on Ochheuteal Beach. How I hate drinking from a bottle!
17Sihanoukville, Cambodia Wat Krom Temple
18Sihanoukville, Cambodia Reclining Buddha at the Wat Krom Temple.
19Sihanoukville, 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
20Sihanoukville, Cambodia Wat Krom Temple Gate
21Ho Chi Min City, Vietnam The road to Ho Chi Min City.
22Ho Chi Min City, Vietnam The Old Post Office (now a souvenir shop).
23The Ancient Mariner The Cathedral in Ho Chi Min City was awash with scaffolding so I had to look for an alternative photo.
24Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Unfriendly figure in the Museum of Vietnamese History.
25Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Museum of Vietnamese History
26Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Museum of Vietnamese History.
27Ho 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.
28Ho 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.
29Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam The dining room in the former presidential palace.
30Ho 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.
31Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Ba Thien Hau Temple.
32Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Ba Thien Hau Temple.
33Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Smoking incense candles in the Ba Thien Hau Temple.
34Ho 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!
36Malacca, Malaysia Tricycle taxis with colour and sound systems!
37Malacca, 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.
38Malacca, Malaysia The Malacca Straits Mosque
39Malacca, Malaysia Anyone for a selfie?
40Malacca, 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.
41Malacca, 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.
42Malacca, Malaysia The Malacca River
43Malacca, Malaysia The Malacca River
44Langkawi, Malaysia Outlying islands, Langkawi.
45Langkawi, 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.
46Langkawi, 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.
47Penang, Malaysia Sunrise over Georgetown port.
48Penang, Malaysia The Cruise Terminal, Georgetown.
49Penang, Malaysia Beach near Kampung Sungai Emas.
50Penang, Malaysia Table for five on a beach.
51Penang, Malaysia One of many orchids in the gardens of the Golden Sands Hotel, Penang.
52Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Istana Negara (National Palace). This building looks almost as if it is a drawing.
53Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Sultan Abdul Samad Building (Originally the British Colonial Government Building)
54Kuala 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.
55Kuala 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.
56Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Entrance to the Petronas Towers.
57Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia The puiblic gardens behind the Petronas Towers.
58Singapore Clarke Quay
60Singapore The Marina Bay Sands Hotel
61Singapore The Harbour at Night
62Singapore 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.
64Singapore Sailing from Singapore in the evening.