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Switch to flight mode in Malaysia’s rustic retreats, Recommended by Expedia

When Malaysia comes to mind, many would think of the famous Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, street food indulgence in Penang or Malacca, or perhaps off-city places such as Tioman or Redang islands. But the beauty of this Southeast Asian peninsular is far more than its sights and tastes, it also offers the perfect getaway… Continue reading Switch to flight mode in Malaysia’s rustic retreats, Recommended by Expedia

My Weekend Escape to Langkawi

For me, the best beaches close to Kuala Lumpur are on the island of Langkawi. It’s less than an hour’s flight from the capital. Landing at Langkawi Airport is always a pleasant experience – it’s small, so you can get out of it fast. Though, if you’re one to indulge, there are duty-free shops right… Continue reading My Weekend Escape to Langkawi

Foodies Guide to Ipoh

If you’re looking to satisfy your hunger for exotic Malaysian flavors, then the food in Ipoh is definitely the way to do just that. It appeals to a great many palates, giving foodies all over the world an unforgettable taste of that Southeast Asian flair. Home to the world-renowned Malaysian White Coffee and Beansprout Chicken, Ipoh… Continue reading Foodies Guide to Ipoh

A Selangor Adventure in 3 Days

When someone talks about Selangor as a travel destination, images of shopping malls, food courts and chic cafes pop up. But is that all there is to the Malaysian state? I decided to eschew the urban jungle of Selangor to discover the real image. Over the span of three days, I went on an adventure… Continue reading A Selangor Adventure in 3 Days

Cultural Attractions in Penang

Penang and Singapore share strong cultural ties and heritage. Many of the Chinese that came to Singapore during the colonial period came through Penang. Penang is also the home to the Peranakan community and way of life. The straits-born Chinese formed a sizeable population in Penang, and it gave birth to unique Peranakan customs and… Continue reading Cultural Attractions in Penang

Cultural Attractions in Malacca

Melaka is rich in culture, thanks to the Eurasian and Peranakan communities in the quaint city. The Peranakans started forming a base in Melaka when many Chinese traders came and married local Malays or the Bataks. However, not all Peranakans have Chinese roots. European traders, especially the Dutch and Portuguese, also came to Malacca during… Continue reading Cultural Attractions in Malacca

Chasing Fireflies and Waterfalls at Kota Tinggi

Slightly off the beaten track, Kota Tinggi may not be a tourist magnet, but it sure is known to the residents of Malaysia and a nice little getaway close to Singapore. The beautiful natural paradise attracts those fond of waterfalls, trees, and the finer elements of nature. This capital town of the Kota Tinggi District lies very… Continue reading Chasing Fireflies and Waterfalls at Kota Tinggi

Travel Diaries: 7 Interesting Places in Penang I Loved (And You Should Visit!)

If I were to pick a city in Malaysia, I would choose Penang, any day. It’s so diverse. There is a lot to do, beyond just museums and food. This melting pot of cultures incorporates a unified blend of Chinese, Indian and Malaysian culture. The influence of these three ethnicities is seen in the food,… Continue reading Travel Diaries: 7 Interesting Places in Penang I Loved (And You Should Visit!)

Borneo Jazz Festival: A Non-Atas Launchpad into Sarawak Adventures

Wait, wait, wait, don’t turn your nose up at the mention of jazz! This isn’t a gown-and-champagne uppity jazz festival reserved for ‘atas’ people who are best friends with Yo-Yo Ma. In fact, I was surprised to learn that ‘jazz’ is far more diverse and inclusive than I’d realised. And funner! You CAN attend this thing even… Continue reading Borneo Jazz Festival: A Non-Atas Launchpad into Sarawak Adventures

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