Originally booked for 2020, but delayed by the pandemic, we finally embarked on the most incredible trip of a lifetime in the Autumn of 2023. The itinerary took us from Doha to Singapore, Sulawesi in Indonesia, the newish nation of Timor Leste, Bali, the Philippines, Brunei, Kuala Lumpur, and Kuwait. Although this was not a photographic trip per se (more of a cultural exploration), I have started to add some photos from this epic journey below - it will be a work in progress for a long time yet. 

The National Museum of Qatar in Doha, was inspired by the crystal formation known as a desert rose.

Chabrat al Mina Fish Market

Doha Skyline

Parts of Pearl Island are created to look like Venice, complete with gondolas. 

Fishing Dhows in Al Khor Harbour

The UNESCO Heritage Site of Zubara Fort

Limestone formations known as Mushroom Rock

The obligatory visit to a camel farm

The East-West / West-East art installation by Richard Serra in Brouq Nature Park consists of four perfectly aligned 14-metre-tall metal plates. 


View from the roof of Marina Bay Sands Hotel

Marina Bay Sands Hotel

Gardens by the Bay light show

Marina Bay Sands Hotel


Fisherman on Tallo River, Makassar

Chinese Temple, Manado

Fish Farm, Tondano Lake

Potter in Pulutan

Asmaul Husna 99 Domes Mosque, Makassar

Traditional houses, Rantepao

A young Toraja girl at a funeral

Rock-hewn graves with life-like effigies on the people buried there in Rantepao

The spectacular green sulphur lake Linow

Makassar Fish Market

At a workshop that creates the colourful domes that go on mosques and other important buildings


Harpoon Fishermen, Dili

Ancestral Spirit House known as Uma Lilik, Lospalos

Vemasse Church

Woman on the beach, Timor Leste


Temple blessing at Uluwati

Audience at the Kecak Dance


Downtown Manila

Seven Commandos Beach

The elusive Tarsier

By the side of the road in Banaue

Ploughing the rice terraces

Shimizu Island by drone

Ploughing the field in Bohol

Houses built on the steep hillsides of Banaue

Bohol Beach

One of the many deserted beaches accessible only by boat, around El Nido, Palawan.

An electrician's nightmare! Manila, Philippines.

Luzon Sunbird

Harvesting rice

Chocolate Hills, Bohol

Traditionally-clad lady in Banaue

Manila street view

Seven Commandos Beach

Mist over Banaue

Bohol Beach

Rice fields


Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque

Proboscis Monkey

Kuala Lumpur

Some of the 270 steps taking pilgrims and tourists up to Batu Cave Temple

Petronas Twin Towers


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