The Responsible Tourist and Traveller
This is practical 8-step guide based on the "Global Code of Ethics" for Tourism of the World Tourism Organization. It promotes traveling with an open mind and respect for people, culture, animals and environment.
Chinese New Year in Malaysia
Chinese New Year, the spring festival, is the most important holiday for the Chinese community and a public holiday in Malaysia.
How to Share Your Holiday to Malaysia
You’ve marvelled at the spectacle of Kuala Lumpur’s Petronas Towers, you’ve strolled along ice-white sandy beaches, you’ve gobbled up incredible cuisine and you’ve marauded through streets awash with incense.
Kuala Lumpur - Ipoh (Bus and Train Connection)
How to get from Kuala Lumpur to Ipoh by bus or train.
Kuala Lumpur - a city that never seems to sleeps
Kuala Lumpur, a city that was built in the middle of the jungle with the highest twin towers in the world. It is a multi-cultural melting pot with a young population with an average age of 28 years old. Malays, Chinese, Indians and many more are at home in KL as the locals call their city. 8 million people live in the metropolitan area, 1.7 million of which in the centre.
Kuala Lumpur - Taman Negara
More information on the combined bus and boat journey from Kuala Lumpur to Taman Negara National Park and back.
Ferry to and from Perhentian Islands
Ferry schedule and booking from Kuala Besut to Pulau Perhentian Kecil and Pulau Perhentian Besar
Ferry to and from Pulau Tioman
Ferry schedule from Mersing and Tanjung Gemok to Pulau Tioman and other information on getting to the Island
Historical Quarters, Kota Bharu
part of the city center with lots of museums, the Grand Palace, the Muhammadi Mosque and the tourist office
Singapore River, Singapore
The mouth of the Singapore River was the old Port of Singapore. It houses many of Singapore′s top historical and cultural attractions and nightlife. Famous spots: Boat Quay, Clark Quay, The Merlion, Fullerton Hotel
Chinatown Singapore, Singapore
Singapore′s Chinatown is the traditional Chinese quarters of the city. Today it is a major tourist attraction with national heritage sites, souvenir markets and beautifully restored traditional shop houses
Betel Box Bistro, Singapore
The Betel Box Bistro is a Peranakan neighbourhood restaurant in the historic Joo Chiat / Katong district of Singapore. It shares a traditional shophouse with the Betel Box Hostel.
Gurney Drive, Penang
Road Along the seaside famous for its hawkers stalls selling all types of food, best to go at night. But there are also other restaurants and bars and shopping malls
Bazaar Ramadhan in TTDI, Kuala Lumpur
The Bazaar Ramadhan in Taman Tun is one the of the most popular Ramadhan market in the Greater KL area and is known for its good food.
Shahbandar Jetty, Kuala Terengganu
Jetty at the city center of Kuala Terengganu (just opposite the Tourist Information Center) for boats to Pulau Redang (Redang Island).
Langkawi International Airport, Langkawi
Langkawi's airport is located in the west of the Island and has flight connections to Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Singapore.
Pudu Sentral, Kuala Lumpur
Pudu Sentral is the new name for Puduraya Bus Terminal which serves north-bound buses
Plaza Low Yat (Tech Mall), Kuala Lumpur
Low Yat is the place go to buy electronic and high-tech stuff like computers, laptops , computer parts and accessories, cameras, mobile phones, blanks discs etc.
BB Plaza / Sungei Wang, Kuala Lumpur
Sungei Wang, located in Bukit Bintang, is the oldest shopping complex in downtown Kuala Lumpur. The connected BB Plaza was shutdown in 2015 because of the MRT construction to make way for a new high-rise building.
Singapore's largest shopping mall, located at HarbourfFront with direct connection to Sentosa Island via Monorail or Boardwalk, also has a Golden Screen Cinema
Kuala Selangor Nature Park, Kuala Lumpur
Nature Park in Kuala Selangor managed by the Malaysian Nature Society (MNS), enjoy views of secondary and mangrove forests and its animals (monkeys, birds and more more) on an easy-to-walk trail through the park
Bukit Tinggi, Kuala Lumpur
Bukit Tinggi is a hill retreat area about 55km northeast of Kuala Lumpur with resort hotels - most notably the french village themed Colmar Tropicale, a japanese garden, botanical garden and activities like horse riding, paintball, mountain biking and golf .
Kuala Selangor (Fireflies), Kuala Lumpur
A trip to Kuala Selangor at estuary of the Selangor River usually includes river boat tour see Firefly colonies living in the mangroves as well as visiting Bukit Melawati and a seafood dinner. The Nature Park is also worth a visit.
Guesthouse / hostel situated close to Pudu Sentral (Puduraya) bus terminal in a quite back road, halfway between Bukit Bintang and Chinatown ... more
3min from Cenang Beach with scenic mountain view, village landscape, quiet and peaceful surrounding and calm atmosphere. In-house restaurant and bar available. ... more
Mamak-style restaurant in Bukit Bintag offering Indian, local Thai and Pakistani food ... more
Tanah Aina Farrah Soraya is an Eco-Resort in the jungles of Pahang only accessible via off road 4×4 vehicles, about 1 hour outside of Kuala Lumpur. It offers 3 types of accommodation: campsite, dormitory and chalets. ... more
Our favourite hostel in KL closed 2015. RIP Red Palm. We miss you!!!... more
Definately one of the highlights of this country and safe to eat. You may have some trouble the first days if you are not used to spiciness of some of the dishes (but not all). But stories of food poisoning are rather rare. So go out try the hawker food and explore. It’s really good. And don’t you dare going to fast food chains… okay, one visit after every 10 local dishes is okay ;)
2 1/2 weeks in Malaysia - a travel itinerary
This is a travel itinerary for 2 and half week trip through Malaysia (Peninsula and Sabah/Borneo) from end of January to beginning of February 2012. At this time of the year it is still monsoon season at the eastcoast of the Peninsula so the itinerary only includes locations along the western part.