This is the first out of five Episodes about a trip to SouthEast Asia in Fall 2010. Stefan, Clemens and I were travelling in a Landrover through Malaysia, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia for 2 months. Of course, we brought our little DSLRs to capture every great moment of this memorable journey.
Watch the trailer here: vimeo.com/22714098
Watch Episode 2 - THAILAND here: vimeo.com/32269712
Watch Episode 3 - LAOS here: vimeo.com/33352753
Watch Episode 4 - CAMBODIA here: vimeo.com/34551465
Watch Episode 5 - THAILAND / REPRISE here: vimeo.com/34895829
Filmed by Vincent Urban & Clemens Krüger
Shot with Canon 7D
Edited by Vincent Urban
Uzi & Ari - "Mountain / Molehill"
The Travelling Band - "Sundial"
Episode 1 Info: 0:43 - Kuala Lumpur
The city is an interesting clash of cultures, with the Muslim people, the Chinese traders, colonial buildings and a huge modern western influence. If you get a chance to go there, don't miss to eat and drink at Bukit Bintang (2:11), our most favorite place in the city.
2:48 - Port Klang
After 5 days waiting and organizing the handling at the port, we could pick up our Landrover at the harbor. We just bought some supplies before heading North the same day (check out the map below)
4:02 - Cameron Highlands
Already on the next day of driving, we realized that something was wrong with one of the bearings. We had extra parts for the car, however, we couldn't change it on our own. But because of the old colonial days, a majority of those people here in the mountains were driving Landrovers. Those cars were basically everywhere so it didn't take long to find some people that were able to help us. Those friendly locals took us to their house where they had some old-school tools and fixed the bearing. All they wanted in return is to drink some beer with us at a campfire at their house. Good people!
5:18 - Offroad
Our Landrover-friends told us about some "nice little offroad" the next day. And this turned out to be a road that hasn't been used for years. We needed to get dead trees out the way and watch for ditches really carefully. It took us the whole day to get through and in the end, when it got dark we actually managed to slip into a ditch with one wheel. Our trip was almost over already at that time, it was a matter of inches for the car to fall down. I couldn't film this as I was pretty shocked and, of course, we needed work and pull out the car with the winch. But we were lucky enough to get it out and the trip continued.
6:02 - Road North
After the Highlands, we quickly drove all the way North to Thailand, with a little stop-over at Georgetown.