Sunday, May 24, 2009

Malaysia Asia, a Travel Blog by David Jr

David Malaysia Asia
Welcome to my travel blog site called Malaysia Asia. I am an avid traveler and enjoy exploring new places for all sorts of positive values.

From photographing to learning about the place, you can find me sharing my travel experiences with my readers here and also on social media.

You should also know that Malaysia Asia is not an old school travel blog but more of a travel site with information about all things Malaysia, Asia, and the world.

Who is David Hogan Jr from Malaysia Asia?

Malaysia David Hogan
Posing with one of the local cultural entertainers in Lombok, Indonesia 
I have been living in the lovely city of Petaling Jaya in the state of Selangor in Malaysia for almost all of my life.

I would easily consider myself a city person with city ethics but with a passion for the outdoors, adventure, nature, and wildlife.

For my activities, I am into bird watching, scuba diving, trekking, food, and cultures. Generally, I am an overall person, meaning I can adapt to any kind of travel.

David Jr MalaysiaPosing at one of the pre-war shops in George Town, Penang

I come from a film background over the last 20 years and now I focus mainly on traveling, social media marketing and management, and Malaysia Asia.

On the lighter side - Life is good if you ask me as it is always full of unexpected situations when you choose to live this kind of life. How we look and decipher them is another ball game altogether.

If you should know, I started traveling the minute I finished school back in 1987. A 26 hour Bangkok trip by train opened up my eyes and I have never stopped since.

I have experienced working and living in Tokyo, Japan at a ripe age of 19 years old and partied at the Northern Mariana Islands of Saipan and Guam (in the Pacific Ocean) when I was 20 years old.

David Malaysia AsiaMe at Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Where Have I Been? 

The early years took me to various places around the world starting with Australia's Brisbane and Gold Coast and all the way to Perth in the '90s. From there on, I just kept going.

I must have visited the United Kingdom 6 times and Los Angeles in the United States about 5 times in the nineties as well.

A month-long trip to Northern Europe to Finland, Sweden and Amsterdam taught me about life in the colder countries as I had never experienced this coming from a tropical country.

David’s Travel Map
Places that I have visited

One of the best places I have visited in all my travels has got to be South Africa's Cape Town and going right down to the Cape Of Good Hope.

From there, I flew over to Buenos AiresArgentina to experience the South American culture and visiting Evita Peron's Tombstone to name a few of the activities I did there.

Of lately, I have been focusing on local travels and around the South East Asia region and here is where you see most of my current work on Malaysia.

When possible, I indulge in Scuba Diving and Bird Watching as a personal hobby of mine, especially when I travel for work and have that extra time.

What Have I Been Doing Since 2019?

One of my latest projects in early 2019 is creating and managing a dedicated birding website called Bird Watching Asia, and this is part of my passion and hobby. 

I aim to develop this niche website about birds, bird watching and birding around Malaysia and also Southeast Asia. Hopefully, expand to greater Asia and also around the world. 


Currently, the focus of Bird Watching Asia is centered around Malaysia, where I highlight birding destinations, tours and other events related to the topic. 

Facebook Malaysia Asia
Malaysia Asia on Facebook
Malaysia Asia Social Media

I am pretty much active on Social Media, therefore, you can reach me on most of the popular social media platforms in the world. My handle would also be @MalaysiaAsia on all of them or David Hogan Jr.

My company (MyAsia Services) focuses on a lot of Social Media Management, Marketing and Campaigning for the travel and tourism industry.

I work closely with Tourism Boards, Hotels & Resorts and even Travel Companies by assisting them in getting more out of Social Media platforms and Search Engine Optimization or SEO for tourism. Contact me if you need to learn more about this. 

Conclusion

In January of 2019, I officially announced that I have semi-retired from traveling, and have opened a brick and mortar business in Malaysia with my wife. 

I still do specialized jobs for tourism promotions and no longer travel on a weekly basis. After 30 years of traveling, I realized that at some point, I needed to settle down. 

So with this, I hope you enjoy reading my travel blog and if you need to ask me anything, please do email me here - juniorhogan [at] gmail [dot] com or simply use the Contact Me form

18 comments:

Lena said...

Totally - Bangsar Girl here. Ive been wanting explore Malaysia a little bit more these few months. Who knows what's lying around in our own backyard?

LOVE your blog - will take your travel ideas and roll with it. Im going to the Hilton Long House, and also doing Rawa Island (hopefully before the monsoon kicks in) and also the Jungle railway to Kelantan!

David Jr said...

Hello Lena, thanks for the kind words and hope you already done the places you mentioned. Do let me know how it went.

Regards,
David
Malaysia Asia

sc said...

good start!!

David Jr said...

Thank you very much Webroyalty.

SC, thank you too. So far it's been 6 solid active months from June 2009.

Regards,
David

Rush Murad said...

Hi David!

Thanks for visiting my humble blog - Tepak Sireh. We have things in common; an avid traveler, like photographing, Gemini, writes travel blog....

Will link your blog..

cheers!

David Jr said...

Hello Rush, thank you bro.

Karlota, yes they are the real tattoos of the Shaman. Awesome isn't it?

David

David Jr said...

Thank you very much Alec. Glad you are living the dream and enjoying life! Explore while you can is my motto too :)

Anonymous said...

Hi David, it is really nice to meet you and what you do here on the web. Stay in touch! Best Regard -Diana

David Jr said...

Hi Diana, thank you so much and all the best!

One23smile said...

Been reading ur blog....facebook and etc!!! You can really write!!! O.,....we went Imbak together! We shoot "star and cloud trail"!!! You inspired me with ur passion to travel and to see the world! Thanks Bro!

jumpsters said...

Hi David! I'm Nawal from TheJumpingTravellers and I LOVE YOUR BLOG!!! very informative and well written! Keep it up and hope we can backpack together one day!
C YA!

David Jr said...

Heya guys, thank you very much and hope to do some 'flash-packing' one day :)

One23Smile - Thanks and what was your name again? :)

David Jr said...

Hello Renata, thank you for the kind words. Also, if you have any questions about Malaysia, please do ask me anytime.

Jom Travel said...

great to know people like you david!

Unknown said...

Quite jealous that you get to travel. Would like to after college. Keep it up! :-)

Anonymous said...

Good infomation.tk

Bibu Wilda said...

HI.. congrats for being finalist. very informative blog, definitely to add this into myblog list :)

Anson Kung said...

Hey There!

I'm from the 180th, the largest Rover Scout crew in Canada. We're coming to Malyasia on May 2-17. Gonna be blogging about it everyday. www.pccrovers.com/iproj2015

Any tips you can share with us about Malaysia?