Hawker Stalls in Penang

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.

BusOnlineTicket.com

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.
www.busonlineticket.com

Han Travel

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

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"
www.matthahnewaldphoto.blogspot.de/

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.
konniandmatt.blogspot.com

Blue Guru Diving

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

Betel Box Hostel & Tours, Singapore

backpacker hostel in Singapore's Katong and Geylang district offering a variety of tours
www.betelboxtours.com/

Travellers Palm Lodge, Kuala Lumpur

charming hostel in Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
www.travellerspalm-kl.com

STORIES

Georgetown and Melaka just became Unesco world heritage sites



On Monday, July 7, 2008, the historic city centre of Melaka and Georgetown, Penang with their mostly Chinese shophouses and colonial buildings were just been added into the list of Unesco World Heritage sites. Therefore, Malaysia now has four sites on the list, the other two being Gunung Mulu National Park (Sarawak, tropical karst area) and Kinabalu Park (Sabah, highest peak in South-east Asia).
DID YOU KNOW?
Language

English is widely spoken so it’s very easy to get by. Though a few words of malay (Bahasa Malaysia) are always handy and will impress people. Malay is the official language but due to the multiracial character of the country you’ll find many languages spoken like Chinese (mandarin, cantonese, hokkien,...), Tamil among the Indians and several more languages on Borneo.

Bako National Park, High Tide
Bako National Park
High Tide