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
Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum, Singapore
One of the most beautiful Buddhist temples in Singapore. The temple, built in 2007, also contains a museum is located in the the Chinatown district.
Semenggoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, Kuching
centre to rehabilitate orang-utans and other animals that have been injured, orphaned or illegally cages.
Kuching Waterfront (Kuching Esplanade), Kuching
Once a trading area in Kuching, the waterfront area at Sungai Sarawak has now been transformed into a landscaped esplanade.
The Social, Kuala Lumpur
Restaurant (western and asian food) and bar with live music on Changkat Bukit Bintang
Jalan Alor, Kuala Lumpur
Food Paradise in Bukit Bintang. Jalan Alor turns into a giant open air street restaurant at night
Changkat Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur
Changkat is a street of mostly 2-storey pre-war colonial buildings which are turned into pubs, restaurants and clubs. It is one the most happening nightlife and clubbing areas in Kuala Lumpur.
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.
The Green Man, Kuala Lumpur
The Green Man is an traditional British pub / restaurant and one of the longest running establishments on Changkat.
JB Sentral Railway and Bus Terminal, Johor Bahru
Johor Bahru Sentral is the southern terminus of the KTM railway line linking Malaysia and Singapore and a major local bus terminal. It is connected to Sultan Iskandar Customs, Immigration and Quarantine Complex and Johor Bahru City Square shopping center.
Lavender Street Bus Terminal, Singapore
Another pick-up and drop-off point for long-distance buses to and from Malaysia in a parking lot at the corner of Lavender St. and Kallang Bahru.
Wawasan Bus Terminal, Kota Kinabalu
Southern Bus Terminal in KK serving local buses and south-bound long-distance buses to destinations like Beaufort, Sipitang and Lawas.
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
Bukit Tinggi, Kuala Lumpur
Bukit Tinggi is a hill retreat area about 55km northeast of Kuala Lumpur with resort hotels - most notably the french village themed Colmar Tropicale, a japanese garden, botanical garden and activities like horse riding, paintball, mountain biking and golf .
Kuala Selangor Nature Park, Kuala Lumpur
Nature Park in Kuala Selangor managed by the Malaysian Nature Society (MNS), enjoy views of secondary and mangrove forests and its animals (monkeys, birds and more more) on an easy-to-walk trail through the park
Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary, Kuala Lumpur
Elephant Orphanage Sanctuary about 100km (2 hours driving time) east of Kuala Lumpur has been translocating elephants since the 1980s. The sanctuary is open to public.
Mamak-style restaurant in Bukit Bintag offering Indian, local Thai and Pakistani food ... 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
Our favourite hostel in KL closed 2015. RIP Red Palm. We miss you!!!... more
Unique accommodation concept located at its own jetty at the northern end of Pantai Cenang with unspoiled sea views and tubes to sleep in ... more
For someone who loves the nature, and just has 5 or 6 days or even less to spend in West Malaysia, I would highly recommend you to my favourite destination - Cameron Highland.
Besides the malay muslim majority (50+%) there is the big Chinese community (30+%) and Indian minority (8%) plus many various indigenous cultures on Borneo (Iban, Datak,...) so walk around with open eyes and be amazed by the malaysian melting pot.