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Hotel Majapahit, Surabaya

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Paradise on Earth If it weren’t for the Hotel Majapahit, I would have had trouble remembering that Surabaya even existed, so entirely overshadowed has the city been by the Indonesian capital Jakarta, and by other tourist hotspots like Bali, Lombok … Continue reading

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The Eastern & Oriental Hotel, Penang

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The Oldest One Standing The Eastern & Oriental Hotel, or the E & O, as it is more familiarly known to Penangites, was one of the first of its kind in Southeast Asia – a grand hotel in the European … Continue reading

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The Grand Tour I – Straits Splendour… Penang, Malaysia

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“Neither the mainland nor the adjacent islands attracted any interest in this country till the East India Company acquired Pinang in 1775, Province Wellesley in 1798, Singapore in 1823, and Malacca in 1824. These small but important colonies were consolidated … Continue reading

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