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. 

The Crescent Tower, Luseil


View from the roof of Marina Bay Sands Hotel

Marina Bay Sands rooftop pool

Gardens by the Bay Park

Marina Bay Sands Hotel

Gardens by the Bay light show

Marina Bay Sands Hotel

Gardens by the Bay light show

Singapore by night

Gardens by the Bay Park

Marina Bay Sands Hotel rooftop swimming pool

Marina Bay Sands Hotel at night


Fisherman on Tallo River, Makassar

A young Toraja boy in traditional clothes

Chinese Temple, Manado

Fish Farm, Tondano Lake

Potter in Pulutan

Asmaul Husna 99 Domes Mosque, Makassar

Fruit and Vegetable Market, 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

The captain's mate on our boat trip on Tallo River in Makassar

Ramman Rammang National Park

At Segang Market

Tongkonan To-Kalo traditional Toraja atcjitecture

Ban Hin Kiong Taoist Temple

Linow Sulphur Lake

Bats for sale in Tomahon Market



Wihara Buddhayana

Yellow Sided Flowerpecker


Harpoon Fishermen, Dili

Ancestral Spirit House known as Uma Lilik, Lospalos

Vemasse Church

Woman on the beach, Timor Leste

Common Long Tailed Macaque

The Beautiful northern coastline

Great Billed Heron

Monumento dos Martires da Caridade

Fishermen near Com

Buffalo skulls used to adorn tombs to represent the Fataluke culture

Young girls at a nunnery


Temple blessing at Uluwati

Audience at the Kecak Dance

Performer at the Kecak Dance

The Kecak Dance

The Kecak Dance

The Kecak Dance

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.

Cordilleras, Luzon

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

Flower Market, Manila


Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque

Proboscis Monkey

Bandar Seri Begawan

Jame' 'Asr Hassanil Bolkiah 

Kampong Ayer, the largest village on stilts in the world

Kuala Lumpur

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

Petronas Twin Towers

Tien Hon Chinese Temple

Kuala Lumpur Skyline

Sunrise over Kuala Lumpur

Sri Mahamarimman Temple

The Royal Palace

Lake Symphony Light Show on the Esplanade

Detail of temple at Batu Caves

Detail on the ceiling of the Tien Hon Temple


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