We would like to say thanks to our friends and partners:

Red Palm Hostel, Kuala Lumpur

birthplace of backpackingmalaysia.com, small award-winning hostel for backpackers in Kuala Lumpur from 2003 until 2015. R.I.P.


Thanks to our partner BusOnlineTicket.com it is now possible to buy bus tickets online up to 2 hours prior of departure including the selection of your seat! BusOnlineTicket.com sells tickets more than 20 bus companies.

Han Travel

Han Travel, the Taman Negara tour specialist, is our partner for most of the tours presented on this website.

Facing the World

Matt's portrait photo blog, in his world: "The human face creates an incredible diversity of expressions, offering a unique bouquet of information to other humans. That's what I capture with my camera"

Konni and Matt - Perpetual Travellers

Konni and Matt retired are since then living everybody's dream - travelling around the world non-stop. Have a look at their highly interesting and detailled blog.

Blue Guru Diving

Dive centre located in Kuraburi, Thailand offering affordable dive trips to the magnificent Similian, Surin Islands and Richelieu Rock.

Betel Box Hostel & Tours, Singapore

backpacker hostel in Singapore's Katong and Geylang district offering a variety of tours

Travellers Palm Lodge, Kuala Lumpur

charming hostel in Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Taman Panorama, view west towards the bridge of  Terengganu River
Taman Panorama
view west towards the bridge of Terengganu River

Travelling in Malaysia is very safe in general. Though is you should be careful in crowded place of pick-pocket. Also watched out for the infamous poker scam in KL, when people approach ou and ask politely where you come from and invite you to their home because they claim to have a family member going this way. There have also been reports of people snatching hand bags from driving motorbikes.


The Science of ordering drinks in Malaysia

Ordering drinks is easy once you understand the system. But don't worry, in the big cities you will get by at most places speaking english, but you want to try anyway, right? After a bit of practicing you can mingle with the locals and shout "Boss. Teh Tarik. Satu Lagi."