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Largest island of Malaysias east coast. It’s located 32km off the coast and is some 20km long and 12km wide and the highest peak is Gunung Kajang with 1038m. In the 70ies TIME magazine selected Tioman as one the world’s most beautiful islands but lost some flair in recent years due to do development. The island has eight main villages, many beaches and is densely forested and is surrounded by numerous coral reefs, making it a scuba diving haven.


Ipoh is the apital of the state of Perak and the fourth largest city of peninsular Malaysia with a population of 760,000 (Metro area: 1.4 Mil). It is scenically located amoung karst limestone hills in the Kinta Valley, about 2 1/2 hours north of Kuala Lumpur. The city is somehow forgotten by most travellers in Malaysia, however it has a lot to offer with many colonial buildings and shophouses (it used to be a very rich city around the turn of the 19th century due to tin mining) and the nature (hills, caves) around. Among Malaysians it is known for good food like the popular Ipoh Chicken Rice.

Hawker Stalls in Penang

Trump-Kim Nasi Lemak

trump-kim-nasi-lemak.jpg, Nasi Lemak with american-korean flavour: dry-aged US beef and Kimchi
Nasi Lemak with american-korean flavour: dry-aged US beef and Kimchi

This is a snippet from The Star newspaper about small businesses cashing in on the hype before the first American - North Korean summit which took place on June 12th 2018 between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un.

The real Nasi Lemak is a signature dish in the region. More about Nasi Lemak

Melaka, rikshaws at Town Square
rikshaws at Town Square