Tioman Island. The sea seen from the backyard at Nazri’s Place

Here is a view of the beach at Kampung Air Batang on Tioman island, to the east of mainland Malaysia.

We spent almost a week snorkling the wonderful reefs but of course did no underwater sketches.

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Tanah Rata, Cameron Highlands

We spent a week hiking in the temperate rainforests of the Cameron Highlands. Here is a quiet corner of the village of Tanah Rata.

Kuala Lumpur, seen from Chinatown towards the old railway station

We spent a month backpacking around Singapore and Malaysia. Despite all the excitement, I took the time to do a few sketches…

Here’s one of the wonderfully chaotic architecture of downtoen Kuala Lumpur. That’s Sri Maha Mariamman Temple in the foreground.

Shanghai sketches

Smoggy Shanghai, originally uploaded by Brin d’Acier.

I was in Shanghai for two weeks, working. I managed to do a few sketches.

The Cathay theatre, Shanghai
Great art deco movie theatre

Shanghai architecture, old town
Piece of retro architecture in the bazaars outside the old town. ‘Ye Olde Cathay’ – style

Pudong New Area, Shanghai
Sketched from the Bund on my first day. The Jetsons-looking tower is the Pearl of the Orient Radio Tower.

Snow-capped mystery car

Snow-capped mystery car, originally uploaded by Brin d’Acier.

The mystery about this car is not its model or why would somebody let this much snow accumulate on their vehicle.

What’s mysterious is that it seems to have been driving around without disturbing the snow bank on top of it. The street under it has been cleared of snow and it has even left fresh tire tracks.

The solution is of course that the city has moved the car before the snow ploughs came, and has then returned it to its parking spot. Probably that also explains the mysterious markings on the snow…