The Responsible Tourist and Traveller
This is practical 8-step guide based on the "Global Code of Ethics" for Tourism of the World Tourism Organization. It promotes traveling with an open mind and respect for people, culture, animals and environment.
Chinese New Year in Malaysia
Chinese New Year, the spring festival, is the most important holiday for the Chinese community and a public holiday in Malaysia.
Travelling and flying with a baby
This is our experience of travelling with a 8-month to 11-month old baby.
The long day wanes (Anthony Burgess)
A Malayan Trilogy - set in the 1950s in the post-war and pre-independence Malaya
Reactions to the Malaysian Election 2018 results
With the 2018 Election Malaysia witnessed a change of government for the first time in its history since independence from the British in 1957.
Vaisakhi religious festival in Sikhism and Hinduism and is celebrated by the Punjabi / Sikh minority in Malaysia.
How to Properly Secure your Data while Traveling
When traveling for work or leisure, we often remember to secure everything else but our data.
Amazing places to vitually walk, ride and swim in Malaysia
Google is sending their street view cams to most unlikely places. Here is a list of cool places to visit in Malaysia without (before) getting your feet wet and dirty
Pasir Panjang (Long Beach), Pulau Redang
Main Beach of Redang Island at the eastern (sun rise) side of the island, most of the resort are located here
Penang Hill (Bukit Bendera), Penang
Hill system with hill resort (highest point 833m above sea level) about 6km from city centre of Georgetown. Bukit Bendera or Penang Hill is 735m above sea level.
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
Marina Bay Sands became Singapore's most prominent landmark with its SkyPark when it opened in 2010. It comprises of a casino, hotel, theatres, the ArtScience museum and a shopping mall.
Pasar Malam Taman Connaught, Kuala Lumpur
This predominantly Chinese night market claims to be the longest in Malaysia. It is located alang Jalan Cerdas in Cheras, a part of KL southeast of the city center.
Sky Bar, Kuala Lumpur
Another roof-top bar in the Traders Hotel (33rd floor) with a breath-taking view of the Twin Towers. Located just across from KLCC.
Bangsar Baru, Kuala Lumpur
Bangsar, to the south of downtown, popular entertainment area for local yuppies and expats with an Mediterranean flair.
Kuala Tembeling Jetty, Taman Negara
The jetty in Kuala Tembeling is the starting point for the 3h boat ride to Taman Negara
MRT KL, Kuala Lumpur
After the opening of the 2 LRT lines in 1998 and the Monorail in 2003, the long overdue first MRT line was opened in 2017.
Plaza Low Yat (Tech Mall), Kuala Lumpur
Low Yat is the place go to buy electronic and high-tech stuff like computers, laptops , computer parts and accessories, cameras, mobile phones, blanks discs etc.
BB Plaza / Sungei Wang, Kuala Lumpur
Sungei Wang, located in Bukit Bintang, is the oldest shopping complex in downtown Kuala Lumpur. The connected BB Plaza was shutdown in 2015 because of the MRT construction to make way for a new high-rise building.
Singapore's largest shopping mall, located at HarbourfFront with direct connection to Sentosa Island via Monorail or Boardwalk, also has a Golden Screen Cinema
Fraser’s Hill, Kuala Lumpur
Hill resort at 1,500 meters above sea-level on the Titiwangsa mountain range, about 100km north of Kuala Lumpur. Originally set up as a tin-ore trading post in the 1890s, it consists of seven hills.
Kinabalu National Park, Kota Kinabalu
Kinabalu National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site located 90km from Kota Kinabalu, offers jungles trekking and climbing Mount Kinabalu - the tallest mountain in the Malay Archipelago at 4,095 metres.
Bako National Park, Kuching
Small, but diverse, National Park located 37km north-east of Kuching. Bako NP covers an area of about 27sqkm and offers jungle treks, steep cliffs, rocky headlands and stretches of sandy, secluded bays.
Our favourite hostel in KL closed 2015. RIP Red Palm. We miss you!!!... more
Crystal Yacht offers sailing yacht cruises around Langkawi and the Andaman Sea ... more
Chalets and Restaurant on Long Beach, Pulau Perhentian Kecil with the best views over the beach. ... more
3min from Cenang Beach with scenic mountain view, village landscape, quiet and peaceful surrounding and calm atmosphere. In-house restaurant and bar available. ... more
Guesthouse / hostel situated close to Pudu Sentral (Puduraya) bus terminal in a quite back road, halfway between Bukit Bintang and Chinatown ... more
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Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur
The Dataran Merdeka (or Merdeka Square) is the old colonial heart of Kuala Lumpur. It was here, in front of the Sultan Abdul Samad Building that the Union Flag was lowered and the Malayan flag hoisted for the first time at midnight on August 31, 1957. Merdeka = Independence.
The Hindu Thaipusam Festival festival is a public holiday in Malaysia and takes place every year end of January / beginning of February.