The Five Star Vagabond

Super travel tips, all road tested by David Herd. I'm an Australian guy who moved to Thailand in 2011 & still travel the world as often as possible.

Legends Golf Club Malaysia

June 5, 2015 by David Herd

Singapore Malaysia border.

David Herd Legends Golf Club Malaysia is a 90 minute drive from Singapore. In 2007 my friends and I (all legends) decided it was time to tame this course.

Is that Casey Stoner ?

Legends Golf Club Malaysia This colour coordinated guy shot past us like a guided missile. 🙂

This is more our speed

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As you can imagine it is far too hot to walk the course.

Unless we meet one of these guys

Legends Golf Club Malaysia Then we go faster, much faster. 🙂

Here we are Legends in our own lunch time

David Herd Duncan Paul, David Herd, Steven Bates and our sweet caddies.

Mitch Grosky goes straight up the middle

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Mitch made it look easy.

Mitch Grotsky

Mitch Grosky

The course was magnificent.

Legends Golf Club Malaysia

Legends Golf Club Malaysia

Designed by Jack Nicklaus, The Legends is one of the toughest tests of golf in South-East Asia. Legends can be best described as dramatic and can always be found in excellent condition.

The original concept of this resort included three championship courses: one designed by Jack Nicklaus, one by Arnold Palmer, and one by Gary Player. Only the Nicklaus course and nine holes of the Palmer course have been finished, though. The Gary Player course remains in the planning phase.

The par-72, 18-hole Jack Nicklaus course opened to golfers in 1997. This 6,710-metre (7,338-yard) course features views of the neighboring palm oil plantation. Don’t be surprised if monkeys stop to check out your game on the back nine too.

Lovely par 3

Legends Golf Club Malaysia Legends Golf Club Malaysia is a beautiful course, if you are a golfer put it on your bucket list.

We almost had the course to ourselves

Legends Golf Club Malaysia A guy called John Hallisey said “My worst day on the golf course still beats my best day in the office.”

Where else would you rather be?

Legends Golf Club Malaysia

We almost had the course to ourselves.

My lovely caddy

Legends Golf Club Malaysia With two hole to go the storm came in and blew us off the course as so often happens in South East Asia.

Follow these directions

Legends Golf Club Malaysia

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Langkawi island Malaysia

September 23, 2013 by David Herd

Langkawi island Malaysia

Langkawi beach Malaysia

Langkawi island Malaysia which many people have never heard of. My apologies if I sound a little negative about this tropical island, however it really offered nothing that couldn’t be found on other islands which I prefer. Such as Koh Samui or Koh Chang in Thailand.

Our hotel on the beach.

Langkawi island Malaysia

 Langkawi island Malaysiawas traditionally thought to be cursed. However, in 1986 then Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad decided to transform it into a tourist resort, helping to plan many of the islands buildings himself.

Restaurant on the beach.

Restaurant on beach

Our hotel on the beach was fine, the beach was nice but there was nothing there that rang any bells for me. I am sure however there is a lot more to the island than we saw.

Para Sailing Langkawi island Malaysia

Langkawi island Malaysia

As you can see they have all the usual water sports here, Para Sailing and Jet Skis.Cocktails on the beach.

Cocktails on the beach.

Langkawi island Malaysia

Even my brother Warren who is virtually a non drinker is enjoying a cocktail on the beach in Langkawi island Malaysia.

Langkawi island Malaysia, a cluster of 105 islands separated from mainland Malaysia by the Straits of Malacca, is a district of the state of Kedah in Northern Malaysia and lies approximately 51 km west of Kedah. The total land mass of the islands is 47,848 hectares. The main island spans about 25 km from north to south and slightly more for east and west. The coastal areas consist of flat, alluvial plains punctuated with limestone ridges. Two-thirds of the island is dominated by forest-covered mountains, hills and natural vegetation.

Bungalow on the beachBeach bungalows Langkawi

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Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, friendly city

September 19, 2013 by David Herd

The iconic Petronas Towers.

Petronas Towers KL

Kuala Lumpur Malaysia friendly city and well worth adding to your travel bucket list. The amazing Petronas towers official definition and ranking indicated they were the tallest buildings in the world from 1998 to 2004 until surpassed by Taipei 101, but they remain the tallest twin building in the world. The buildings are the landmark of Kuala Lumpur with nearby Kuala Lumpur Tower.

Kuala Lumpur Tower

Kuala Lumpur Malaysia friendly city

Kuala Lumpur Tower was officially opened to public on 1 May 1996,  the building is a well known landmark of Kuala Lumpur with arch-rival Petronas Towers. Ok, lets get to some photos with some color rather than these dull day shots.  😳

Pavilion shopping mall.

Pavilion shopping mall

The Pavilion shopping mall is located in the heart of the trendy Bukit Bintang district, across the road is the Starhill Gallery with many terrific bars & restaurants.

Pavilion Shopping mall.

Kuala Lumpur Malaysia friendly city

A rather spectacular mall.

Village Bar at Starhill Gallery.

Kuala Lumpur Malaysia friendly city

A  fascinating bar with more bottles and glass I have ever seen, quite spectacular.

Good German restaurant.

Kuala Lumpur Malaysia friendly city

I’m with friends from Australia Les & Robyn Scheffer, (No longer friends, I’m firmly on their black list) at a very good German restaurant, my apologies for not remembering the name of the place.

Pork knuckle & a cold beer.

Kuala Lumpur Malaysia friendly city

What a monster dish, it was fantastic, and in the end I was declared the winner by a narrow margin.

Downtown Kuala Lumpur.

Kuala Lumpur Malaysia friendly city

Very quiet compared with Bangkok.

Kuala Lumpur skyline.

Kuala Lumpur Malaysia friendly city

Since the 1990s, Kuala Lumpur has played host to many international sporting, political and cultural events including the 1998 Commonwealth Games and the Formula One Grand Prix. In addition, Kuala Lumpur is home to the tallest twin buildings in the world, the Petronas Twin Towers, which have become an iconic symbol of Malaysia’s futuristic development.

The trendy Bukit Bintang district.

Bukit Bintang district

On the left is the Pavilion shopping mall and one the right the JW Marriot and the Starhill Gallery..

 

 

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