Faces of
Malaysia
Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu is the capital of the state of Sabah on Borneo. With an estimated population of 532,129 in the city and 700,000 in the urban area, it is the largest urban centre in Sabah and the sixth largest in Malaysia. It is located close to Mount Kinabalu, the highest mountain in South-East Asia.

Cherating

Cherating is the only real backpacker hub at the east coast of the peninsula on the mainland. Offering plenty of affordable chalets and a relaxed atmosphere, it is good place to stop for a night or two on the way up or down the east coast. The beach itself is not that spectacular and misses the palm directly at the beach. But it has a good vibe and few things you can do like taking a tour or renting a kayak up the river into the mangroves. There is also an active surfer scene when the waves are right. Cherating is located about 30km or 1h by local bus north of Kuantan.

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How to Share Your Holiday to Malaysia

You’ve marvelled at the spectacle of Kuala Lumpur’s Petronas Towers, you’ve strolled along ice-white sandy beaches, you’ve gobbled up incredible cuisine and you’ve marauded through streets awash with incense.

You’ve marvelled at the spectacle of Kuala Lumpur’s Petronas Towers, you’ve strolled along ice-white sandy beaches, you’ve gobbled up incredible cuisine and you’ve marauded through streets awash with incense. Now you’re back home with an array of stories, videos and photos to share with friends, family, and even the public via the internet. No one’s had a trip quite like yours, but it’s important to strike the right tone and publish on the right platforms in order to communicate just how wonderful you consider Malaysia to be. Here are some tips to consider when scratching that itch you have to share your holiday.

 

Blog It

With an array of beautiful blogging platforms at your disposal, all spectacularly easy to curate, why not combine a multimedia collage of memories, stories and images from your trip onto one blogging space? Curious travellers love reading through blogs about countries they’re interested in: you might find yours becomes popular in this community. Check out some of the best travel blogs out there for inspiration, and get sharing with everyone on social media and beyond.

 

Edit a Video

If you were savvy enough to gather some clips of all the wonderful experiences you had in Malaysia - whether it was paddling down sleepy backwaters or attending a street party in the nation’s capital - you’re obliged to formulate them into a video that’ll communicate perfectly what it was actually like to be there. Create a channel and make a YouTube banner to add style and professionalism to your documentary, and you never know how big it might become!

 

Immortalise Your Snaps

Thanks to the ubiquity of photography, we’re now more than ever able to preserve our special holiday memories in the photographic form. Photos have a distinct scientific way of calling up memories in the brain, and so organising your snaps into a Flickr or Instagram album is a great way of both sharing and immortalising your Malaysian adventure. There are even companies that’ll print them in a scrapbook album for your coffee table.

 

Get Creative

Holidays can be uniquely inspirational events in which our spontaneous, creative energies are set loose in a fit of joy and curiosity. If you happened to find a particular vista deliciously memorable, there can be no better tribute than to dedicate a sketch, painting, even a sculpture, to the place that stole your heart. Hang it on the wall, and for the rest of your days, visitors to your place will have your own interpretation of Malaysia to admire, replete with the emotion that you invested in the artwork.

Boarding the plane to leave Malaysia, you’ll be forgiven for being downhearted at leaving what is a sensational and addictive culture. Just because you’re leaving, though, this doesn’t have to be the end of your relationship with Southeast Asia’s beautiful arching landmass: indeed, by immortalising and sharing your trip, you’ll have invested a part of yourself in Malaysia forever, perhaps even inspiring others to check it out for themselves!