dennis s. hurddennis s. hurd

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

You Say Kalimantan; I Say Borneo.

What island?

Last night I posted this screen shot from Google Earth on Facebook. I added this challenge:
"Today we bought flights for three little trips to different cities on the coast of this large island. We will take a few days in January and then in the following month, during the part of our winter spent in Penang, Malaysia. If you like geography reply here with either name of the island. It's the third largest in the world. You could try to guess the names of the cities we're seeing, but that would be next to impossible."

There were only a couple of responses, of course. So this morning, I was able to write the following:
"Sundari wins! It is called Borneo by the Malaysians and Kalimantan by the Indonesians. The island also contains the separate country of Brunei. In January we go to Kota Kinabalu, and Bandar Seri Begawan on different trips, then to Kuching in February. These are just two to three hour flights from Penang."

1000px-Borneo2_map_english_names.svg (1)
Photo found on wikipedia.org/wiki/Borneo.

We also bought airplane tickets to spend a few days north of Penang on the island of Langkawi before Christmas. That flight will take only 45 minutes.

We have a number of friends who may be deciding on taking a little vacation to SE Asia this winter. Although we will be based on Penang Island during our first three months of the winter, during the following dates we will be on short trips:
Langkawi Island - December 18 to 21,
Kota Kinabalu - January 11 to 14,
Bandar Seri Begawan - January 20 to 23,
Kuching - February 11 to 14.
It'd be fun to see if any paths can cross in those locations. After Penang, we will be heading to Siem Reap, Cambodia for a couple more months.


2010 Games (23) 3-D Printing (20) Adobe Premiere Elements (4) AirAsia (11) Alaska (5) Alaska Cruise 2019 (14) Alaskan Cruise 2001 (8) Alberta (14) AllegiantAir (9) almsgiving (4) Amazon (51) Amber Sky (2) American Somoa (1) Amsterdam (9) analog (13) Android TV Box (35) Apollo Ghost (7) Apple Inc (17) Arts and Literature (24) Aspire Z 24 (6) Australia (4) Bahrain (32) balcony (131) Bali 2018-19 (57) Bangladesh 2020 (10) Bathroom Reno (21) BBS (7) BC Ferries (17) BC-WA Road Trip 2013 (6) BCIT (333) beach (66) beer (63) Bella Coola Road Trip (11) Bellingham (28) bikes (17) biryani (20) Blaine Stayover (3) Bloedel (8) blogging (236) bread (18) Bret (53) briefcase (6) British Columbia (188) Brunei (1) Bulk Barn (10) Burma (Myanmar) (17) Burnaby Lake (2) Cairo 2015 (4) Cambodia (20) camcorder (49) Canada (110) Canada Day (26) Canadian Superstore (74) Canon SX740 HS (1) Carnarvon Place (61) cars (66) Central America 2011 (36) changes (1) China (9) China and Malaysia 2011 (26) Christmas (95) Christmas in Cancun (6) Class of 1977 (14) Coastal Cruise 2006 (12) coffee (10) Columbia Station (10) Columbia Station Noise Problem (7) Columbia Street (38) community gardens (8) Como Lake (1) complaints (95) computer (4) computer lab (21) computers (152) Costco (17) Countries Visited (10) COVID-19 (97) Cozumel (1) credit card (12) cross-Canada (14) Cruise to New Zealand 2017 (48) Cuba 2018 (12) dentist (10) Desert Southwest (23) Dictionary (2) digital camera (124) digital picture (39) dinosaurs (5) Don (24) drinks (28) driving (41) drone (3) drones (37) Dubai (67) Dubai 2020 Expo (3) dubai 2021 (29) Dubai 2022 (9) Duck Swap (47) Duolingo (3) e-scooter (2) early retirement (102) Ecoped (17) Electric Vehicles (29) email (57) errands (210) Eurotrip 2005 (30) Eurotrip 2007 (41) Eurotrip 2010 (40) EVO Car Share (4) father (22) feelings (358) Fiji (2) file archives (30) financial (1) fire (1) fireworks (10) flash memory (20) Flickr (273) Flickr slide show (31) Flipboard (9) flora and fauna (127) Florida (1) flying (84) food (289) Fraser River (124) futurecast (21) games (20) glasses (16) Google (83) Google Earth (23) Google Home (35) government (62) GPS (36) grandmothers (12) Grouse Mountain (1) growler (4) hair colour (1) Halloween (5) hard disk (14) hardware (52) Harrison Hot Springs (6) Hawaii (10) Hawaiian Shirts (10) HDTV (61) health (94) Hollywood (4) Hong Kong (8) Hulu (10) humour (46) Hurghada 2015 (6) Hurghada 2016 (4) Hyack Parade (10) Hyundai KONA Electric (64) IKEA (13) In-front-of-series (6) India (27) Indonesia (10) Instagram (1) Internet (311) IP (24) Ipoh 2019 (3) Istanbul 2022 (6) Italy (21) Italy 2008 (23) Jay's Surgery (29) Joel (86) Kenya (5) KIA Niro (7) Kiva (8) KL is ... (3) Krabi 2019 (3) Kuala Lumpur 2019 (75) Kuala Lumpur 2020 (47) Kuwait (29) Langkawi (4) Laos (10) Las Vegas (21) Last Will and Testament (1) Laurie (21) LED Strip (6) library (24) light bulbs (5) Linux (2) lists (33) London (8) Los Angeles (14) Lowe's (8) Luxor 2014 (7) maintenance (121) Malacca 2019 (4) Malaysia (16) mattress (5) Mavic Mini (38) Mazatlan (51) Mediaplayer (29) Mediterranean Cruise 2017 (35) Metrotown (5) Mexican Cruise 2008 (13) Mexican Property (19) Mi band (26) Mini-Road Trip 2014 (8) Minuwangoda (39) money (210) monkeys (9) Moon Bugs (4) Mother (8) motorcycles (17) mountains (33) movie musical (19) movies (190) MS Teams (2) Mt. Baker (8) music (80) musical theatre (8) My YouTube (55) MyEV (60) n (1) National Geographic (11) NE/Canada Cruise 2019 (3) Near East Trip 2014 (33) Near East Trip Planning (9) Nearby Neighbourhood Parks of 2020 (21) Nepal (10) Net apps (92) netbook (20) Netflix (25) New Caledonia (3) New Westminster (773) New York City (32) New Zealand (8) NewWest filming (11) NH Trip (10) Niagara Falls (2) Nikon P900 (16) Nikon S9900 (21) Nile Cruise 2016 (4) Nvidia Shield TV (6) NYC2005 (17) NYC2009 (10) Okanagan (23) OnePlus (11) Ooma (8) opinions (256) Our 10-Year Plan (18) our ashes trip (1) our cruise history (1) Panama 2018 (10) Pandora (7) parade (6) Paris (12) park (1) passport (10) Pattaya 2018 (13) Pattullo Bridge (23) PBS (15) Penang 2011 (5) Penang 2017-18 (88) Penang Thaipusam (2) Persian (1) pets (55) Photo Sphere (18) Phuket 2019 (5) Pier Park (85) Pier West (8) pig (8) Pinterest (30) Pinto (10) Pixel 5 (1) podcasts (47) Port Moody (2) Portland (15) Portland Pride 2009 (6) printers (13) privacy rights (12) PS3 (30) Puerto Vallarta (46) Puerto Vallarta & Guadalajara 2010 (24) Puerto Vallarta 2012 (8) Puerto Vallarta 2013 (8) PVR (14) QR Code (7) quarantine (10) Quay (28) Queen Victoria (13) Queen's Park (78) quotations (147) Qurna Market (7) Ranger (59) RC vehicles (9) relaxing (27) review (52) road trip (101) Royal City Mall (19) Royal City Star (10) RSS (22) Russia (2) San Francisco (18) sandals (12) Saudi Arabia (48) Scandinavian Cruise 2016 (24) scanned snapshots (18) sci-fi (22) SE Asia 2013 (53) searching (15) Seattle (27) SF Pride 2018 (1) sharing (31) shaving (9) Siem Reap (11) Siem Reap 2018 (34) Sigiriya (7) Simcoe Park (3) Singapore (5) SkyTrain (43) smartphone (111) social networking (138) software (64) soursop (6) Southwest Road Trip (8) souvenirs (17) Sri Lanka (111) Sri Lanka 2004 (54) Sri Lanka 2006 (29) Sri Lanka 2009 (35) Sri Lanka 2012/13 (95) Sri Lanka 2019/20 (88) Sri Lanka 2021/22 (80) Sri Lankan food (78) Sri Lankan Property (20) staff (4) Stanley Park (4) stars (34) Street View (35) students (102) Summer Lovers (4) Sunapee (72) Surf Internet (11) Surrey (60) T&T Supermarket (17) tablets (53) Taipei (5) technology (112) TED (1) telephone (46) television (174) temple (32) Tesla (2) Thailand (18) The Happiness Series (2) The Harbor Gameroom (16) the Maldives (1) The Wedding Weekend (6) the Wenas (29) Then and Now Images (3) thrift shop (24) Tile Trackers (3) Tim (71) Time Machine (2) Tipperary Park (49) to (1) tour (2) tourist shots (43) train (21) transit (61) travel planning (203) TRS-80 (6) Tulum (4) TuneIn (2) Tunis 2016 (6) Turkey (Country) (9) Vancouver (185) Vancouver Island (25) Vietnam (9) Viking Passage Cruise 2022 (5) Villa Diletta (27) Walmart (53) Washington DC (16) weather (498) webcam (25) Week in Montreal 2019 (9) Weekend in Winnipeg 2022 (6) Windows (60) winter 2014-15 (149) Winter 2015-16 (161) winter 2015-16 (planning) (17) Winter 2016-17 (planning) (16) winter 2017-18 (planning) (7) winter 2018-19 (152) winter 2018-19 (planning) (14) Winter 2019-20 (136) winter 2019-20 planning (11) winter 2020 (3) Winter 2020-2021 (159) winter 2020-21 planning (11) winter 2021-22 (112) winter 2021-22 planning (17) winter 2022-23 (planning) (4) World Vision (17) zip.ca (20)