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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

Kuala Terengganu, turtle sculpture
Kuala Terengganu
turtle sculpture
STORIES

I got it from my Mamak



Mamak stalls are restaurants in Malaysia mostly run by muslim Indians. Traditionally they started out as road side stalls but due their importance to Malaysian social life, hence their number of customer, there are big mamak restaurants and even chains now too. Mamak stalls are a true multi-racial melting pot, whether they be Malay, Indian, Chinese or others, this is place where everybody meets for a snack or a drink with friends, business clients, breakfast or just watching football at night. Many mamak stalls operate 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. You want your Roti Canai and Teh Tarik at 4am in the morning? No problem. Welcome to Malaysia! Found out what "mamaking" is all about.
DID YOU KNOW?
Buses

It’s very convenient to take busses in Malaysia. The condition of roads and buses are very good. There several privat and a national bus line (Transnasional). Usual it’s no problem to get ticket on short notice unless there’s a major holiday like Hari Raya (end of Ramadan), Deepavali or Chinese New Year. A 2-hour ride from KL to Melaka costs around RM10 and a 5h ride to Penang around RM25.