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.
Travelling and flying with a baby
This is our experience of travelling with a 8-month to 11-month old baby.
The long day wanes (Anthony Burgess)
A Malayan Trilogy - set in the 1950s in the post-war and pre-independence Malaya
Reactions to the Malaysian Election 2018 results
With the 2018 Election Malaysia witnessed a change of government for the first time in its history since independence from the British in 1957.
Vaisakhi religious festival in Sikhism and Hinduism and is celebrated by the Punjabi / Sikh minority in Malaysia.
How to Properly Secure your Data while Traveling
When traveling for work or leisure, we often remember to secure everything else but our data.
Amazing places to vitually walk, ride and swim in Malaysia
Google is sending their street view cams to most unlikely places. Here is a list of cool places to visit in Malaysia without (before) getting your feet wet and dirty
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
Pasar Besar Kedai Payang (Central Market), Kuala Terengganu
The colourful wet and dry market of KT is right next to Chinatown and along the Terengganu River. At the entrance are still traditional trishaws taking costumers back to their home.
Komtar Tower, Penang
Penangs tallest building and the sixth tallest building in Malaysia, the complex also hosts a shopping mall and a local bus terminal. The tower is worth visiting for its observation on the Level 65 and the daring skywalk on Level 68.
Big Tree Foot Hawker Centre, Ipoh
Most popular Chinese hawker food center in Ipoh, especially famous for the Yong Tau Foo stall. It is located in Pasir Panjir, just south of the city center.
Jalan P. Ramlee, Kuala Lumpur
Jalan P. Ramlee, just south of KLCC, is Kuala Lumpur′s central clubbing district
Heritage Row, Kuala Lumpur
Nightlife area at Jalan Doresmy. Nightlife spot for the rich and beautiful. Row of refurbished colonial-era shop houses.
Melaka Sentral, Melaka
Main bus terminal for long distance buses in Melaka located 4km north of the city centre.
Kuala Tembeling Jetty, Taman Negara
The jetty in Kuala Tembeling is the starting point for the 3h boat ride to Taman Negara
Penang Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour Bus, Penang
The Penang Hop-On Hop-off covers all relevant attractions of Penang with 2 routes (city and beach route) Tickets area valid for 24 or 48 hours.
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
Kinabalu National Park, Kota Kinabalu
Kinabalu National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site located 90km from Kota Kinabalu, offers jungles trekking and climbing Mount Kinabalu - the tallest mountain in the Malay Archipelago at 4,095 metres.
Genting Highlands, Kuala Lumpur
Genting Highlands is resort city on a mountain top (1800m above sea level), about 55km north-east of Kuala Lumpur with Malaysia's only casinos and theme parks, restaurants and hotels.
Bako National Park, Kuching
Small, but diverse, National Park located 37km north-east of Kuching. Bako NP covers an area of about 27sqkm and offers jungle treks, steep cliffs, rocky headlands and stretches of sandy, secluded bays.
Our favourite hostel in KL closed 2015. RIP Red Palm. We miss you!!!... more
Crystal Yacht offers sailing yacht cruises around Langkawi and the Andaman Sea ... more
Dive shop at Long Beach on Pulau Perhentian Kecil offering dive courses and snorkel trips. Panorama also has accommodation options and a restaurant. ... more
laid-back backpacker guesthouse / hostel with a bar located about 5min walk from Cenang Beach ... more
Chalets and Restaurant on Long Beach, Pulau Perhentian Kecil with the best views over the beach. ... more
Gunung Brinchang, Cameron Highlands
highest mountain in the Cameron Highlands, accessible with 4-wheel drive on the highest road in Peninsular Malaysia
Batu Ferringhi, Penang
Along this famous beach area, there are numerous large hotels, budget guest houses, restaurants, transport rental services, and souvenir stores.
Malaysia being a majority muslim country, alcohol is highly taxed and thus rather expensive compared to other Asian countries. But alcohol is served in most convenience stores and Chinese restaurants. The booze is comparatively cheaper in Langkawi due to the duty free status of the island.