Great Asian Railway Journeys S01E18 Melaka to Johor Bahru

25 मे, 2020
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Michael Portillo is in Malaysia on a 2,500-mile tour of south east Asia. His 1913 Bradshaw’s Guide takes him to Melaka, for centuries one of the greatest trading ports in the world. He tastes the spicy cuisine of the Kristang community, descendants of early 16th-century Portuguese settlers who mixed with local Malays.
Continuing to Kluang amid fertile farmland, Michael joins in the pineapple harvest and discovers how Malaysia’s resources of tin and tropical fruit created a global market in food.
Arriving at the tip of the Malaysian peninsula in Johor Bahru, Michael visits the palace of Sultan Abu Bakar, a canny and well-travelled monarch who became friends with Queen Victoria and used what he learned in Britain to modernise his realm. Michael learns how Malaysia’s first ever railway fell prey to an implacable foe.

  • I like your shirts and trousers , forget the history.

    Alex NikooAlex Nikoo12 दिवसांपूर्वी
  • “Mr Ho , do we need to be worrying about snakes? yup!”😅😂 minute 21:25

    Nur Aisha Mahes AbdullahNur Aisha Mahes Abdullah26 दिवसांपूर्वी
  • I really missed the Johor Bahru Museum , unfortunately it's no longer open to the public....

    Breakaway BitesBreakaway Bitesमहिन्यापूर्वी
  • On my wishlist

    Jay JayJay Jayमहिन्यापूर्वी
  • Great video, great content of Johor Bahru.

    Blue Elephant Thailand ToursBlue Elephant Thailand Toursमहिन्यापूर्वी
  • Was that uncle Roger at Kluang Station ?

    Vaughn WilliamsVaughn Williamsमहिन्यापूर्वी
  • PS: IMHO, get rid of those orange-colored pants, please!

    Charlie HCharlie Hमहिन्यापूर्वी
  • Micheal such a great man. He can harvest the pineapple in the middle of the heat by wearing that fluorescent shirt and pants yet he still looks amazing.

    Elara FayElara Fayमहिन्यापूर्वी
    • I love his colour combination outfits. So refreshing from most men's wardrobes in drab Britain.

  • Green shirt and orange pants.....hmmm

    Badrul HishamBadrul Hishamमहिन्यापूर्वी
    • What would you rather see him in perpetual blues and blacks like most British men no matter where they go? Let him have fun with his clothes.

    • Fluorescent attire.. That is his signature. He is a journalist and also a politician.

      Elara FayElara Fayमहिन्यापूर्वी
  • Cut with a knife.. hahaha

    Nurrizal Ahmad ImranNurrizal Ahmad Imranमहिन्यापूर्वी
  • I thought there’s a station in Tampin. No more?

    • Actually pulau Sebang is the Tampin station

      Simon ChengSimon Chengमहिन्यापूर्वी
  • I once spent a day exploring Melaka and visited the same church where Francis Xavier had initially been buried. Fascinating history!

    Jon WolffJon Wolffमहिन्यापूर्वी
  • Great info ... so want to visit Malaysia 🇲🇾 including Melaka ... after the Coronavirus restrictions

    Anthony MartinAnthony Martinमहिन्यापूर्वी
    • @Airbus A380 every one has preferences, i can say flying with airbus is worse than flying with Boeing made plane. OTHER may find Malaysia is inspiring and others may not. Same goes to when we visit other countries. But I respect yours

      Peter DPeter Dमहिन्यापूर्वी
    • Malaysia is one of travel vlogger.. Drew Binsky favourite country. You are very much welcome.

      Nurrizal Ahmad ImranNurrizal Ahmad Imranमहिन्यापूर्वी
  • Kluang spent a week with 1st/7th Gurkhas in 1965

    sterrissarsterrissar2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
  • Very informative, thank you

    Don GurugayDon Gurugay2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
  • Thank you for this episode that I have missed on tv

    Simon GanSimon Gan2 महिन्यांपूर्वी