About me

Let me introduce myself.

I am a Dutch expat, living after my retirement in Malaysia under the MM2H program.

A few times a year I fly back to my native country to meet family and friends. Also to enjoy the Dutch food, like herring, Dutch cheese and strawberries…:-)

But after a few weeks I am happy to come back to Malaysia, the many friends I have here, the climate and of course the food.

I am interested in waterfalls, bird watching, the history of Malaysia and more…:-)

Here are a few of my websites

Waterfalls of Malaysia

I am “addicted” to (Malaysian) waterfalls, probably because we have no waterfalls in my native country…:-)

The website is popular. During the past five years more than 1.5 million visitors from all over the world have visited the website

The last few years I have become less active in updating the site


Birding in Malaysia

Several of my friends are avid birders. I am only an accidental one..:-). But I accepted the challenge to create a website about Malaysian birds. Many Malaysian bird photographers are contributing to the site.

The website is in hibernation at the moment because I have no time to maintain it properly


Stuif’s Adventures

Before I started a blog, I published my trip reports on Multiply, a social networking platform, launched in 2004. When they discontinued this service, I extracted all my data and put them in a kind of personal Multiply site.

I still add content regularly, mainly about longer holidays and generally outside Malaysia


If you want to contact me, you can email me: jan “at” stuif “dot” com

5 thoughts on “About me

  1. Thanks for the write-up. It brings back many fond memories, especially for those of us who grew up in Taiping. I am looking forward to revisiting again, now thar The Nest us in good hands!

  2. Dag Jan,

    Fijn je blog te lezen.
    Ikzelf ben hier niet lang geleden getrouwd en hier mijn leven aan het maken.
    Ik hou ook erg van hiken en vooral het bezoeken van watervallen :).

    Ik weet niet hoe actief je nu nog bent of hoeveel interesse je hebt om contact te hebben. Ik kan je wel zeggen dat ik al actief aan het zoeken ben (met een locale kennis hier van me) naar mogelijkheden om watervallen te exploreren vanaf februari. Misschien kunnen we wat meer uitwisselen? Ik woon in Sungai Buloh (KL), we kunnen zeker ook eens een keertje bellen.



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