Malaysia etc

Malaysia Audio Travel Guides

Malaysia is a colourful collection of states on the Peninsula and also out on the island of Borneo. Things don’t much more exotic than Borneo ! Malaysia is a fast-developing and increasingly wealthy country but it’s big enough for flashy Kuala Lumpur and for unspoilt jungles. It’s a country with some very luxurious beach resorts in Sabah, Sarawak and on the Peninsula.

CitySounds.Travel has enjoyed unspoilt nature and very indulgent times in Malaysia… and further afield in Asia. Hong Kong still has great style and top shopping even after reverting to China and up into Central Asia let us guide you around the more developed corners of Kazahkstan…

  1. Hear the headhunters of Sarawak explaining how they cut enemy heads and shrink them…
  2. Listen as the Noonday Gun is still fired on Hong Kong island…
  3. Find out how Almaty in Kazahkstan is modernising without ruining its traditional atmosphere on the Silk Road…

Kazakhstan suffered some serious defamation in the film "Borat". Actually it's a fascinating and vast country. It's geography is hugely impressive and the former capital Almaty is surprisingly green, sophisticated and fun. There are more posh car dealers on the…

Kazakhstan certainly had the piss taken out of it by the film Borat. In reality it's a fascinating and vast country ( the world's ninth largest and two thousand miles by one thousand ) . It's geography is hugely impressive…

It's many years since Hong Kong reverted to rule by China. Many locals are still fighting to protect their democratic rights from Beijing interference but for tourists HK still seems to be fun and madly commercial in everything it does…

Village drum beating in Kota Bharu. Kiteflying and Top Spinning. World's most amazing Trishaw ! Down east coast to Tanjong Jara beach resort. Turtles lay eggs here. Hyatt Kuantan. try Satay .. it means 'beef on stick' with peanut, garlic,…

Sutra Harbour marina to Tunku Abdul Rahman national park. Sea gypsy village. Offshore islands beautiful and peaceful so close to capital city Kota Kinabalu. Watersports available. Other islands less commercial. Quality fishing, snorkelling, scuba, forest trekking. Pangolin, monkees, hornbills all…

This gets us away from the cool, international style hotels into the true backwaters of Borneo... stay at a tribal longhouse in Bavanggazo, north of Kota Kinabalu. Watch out for the rice wine. There's a woman who really, honestly plays…

Skrang River in native longboat upriver in wild inaccessible Borneo. Iban Headhunter... call him MR Remang ! Longhouse experience at close quarters. Folk dance show not touristy. Men back from hunting with monkeys and wild boar. Very unspoilt. Headhunted skulls…


BORNEO – Sabah main tourist attractions from Tim Richards on Vimeo.

This film was one of a series of thirteen I was commissioned to make on a low budget by BBC Choice in 2000. It includes most of the main tourist attractions of Sabah … the most northerly state of Malaysian Borneo. This was much more of a genuine “travel” experience than just a quick holiday break. Do enjoy it !