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.
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.
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
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.
Jonker Walk, Melaka
A street in Chinatown with many antiques, textile and handicraft stores as well as galleries. On weekend nights the street is closed for traffic and turns into a lively night market
Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, Penang
Mansion built by Cheong Fatt Tze at the end of 19th Century has 38 rooms, 5 granite-paved courtyards, 7 staircases & 220 vernacular timber louvre windows. Received UNESCO Most Excellent Heritage Conservation Award in 2000
Historical Quarters, Kota Bharu
part of the city center with lots of museums, the Grand Palace, the Muhammadi Mosque and the tourist office
Jalan Alor, Kuala Lumpur
Food Paradise in Bukit Bintang. Jalan Alor turns into a giant open air street restaurant at night
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.
Changkat Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur
Changkat is a street of mostly 2-storey pre-war colonial buildings which are turned into pubs, restaurants and clubs. It is one the most happening nightlife and clubbing areas in Kuala Lumpur.
Racks Bar & Baby Backs, Kuala Lumpur
Restaurant (specialized in pork ribs) and bar on Changkat Bukit Bintang.
Golden Mile Complex Bus Terminal, Singapore
Many bus operators use the Golden Mile Complex / Tower as drop-off and depature point for long-distance buses to and from Malaysia. The Golden Mile Complex itself is a shopping mall with Thai clubs, shops and food stalls.
Putra Bus Terminal (Hentian Putra), Kuala Lumpur
Former Bus Terminal located just north of the city centre (near PWTC) serving destination to the east coast. Putra Bus Terminal ceased operations on Dec 1, 2014.
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
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.
Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary, Kuala Lumpur
Elephant Orphanage Sanctuary about 100km (2 hours driving time) east of Kuala Lumpur has been translocating elephants since the 1980s. The sanctuary is open to public.
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.
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
Chalets and Restaurant on Long Beach, Pulau Perhentian Kecil with the best views over the beach. ... more
Guesthouse / hostel situated close to Pudu Sentral (Puduraya) bus terminal in a quite back road, halfway between Bukit Bintang and Chinatown ... 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
Malay mixed rice buffet