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
Kampung Morten, Villa Sentosa, Melaka
Remaining village of traditional Malay houses in the middle of the city, located in a bend of Melaka River north of the city centre
Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, Melaka
Cheng Hoon Teng is the oldest traditional Chinese temple (Taoist temple) in Malaysia. The temple was built in 1645 (and extented in 1704 and 1801) and served as the main place of worship for the Hokkien community.
Semenggoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, Kuching
centre to rehabilitate orang-utans and other animals that have been injured, orphaned or illegally cages.
Medan Portugis / Portuguese Settlement, Melaka
To the west of downtown Melaka, the Portuguese descendants - Kristang - founded their own settlement in the 1930s. Have an interesting evening trip to Medan Portugis to have a feast in the various Portuguese seafood restaurants.
Imbi Market / Pasar Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur
popular morning wet market and hawker center in Imbi, or short walk from Jalan Bukit Bintang, with variety of Chinese hawker stalls serving food from breakfast to lunch time
The Green Man, Kuala Lumpur
The Green Man is an traditional British pub / restaurant and one of the longest running establishments on Changkat.
Heritage Row, Kuala Lumpur
Nightlife area at Jalan Doresmy. Nightlife spot for the rich and beautiful. Row of refurbished colonial-era shop houses.
The Social, Kuala Lumpur
Restaurant (western and asian food) and bar with live music on Changkat Bukit Bintang
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.
KL Monorail, Kuala Lumpur
The KL Monorail (a.k.a. Monorel) is a short and elevated monorail system that connecting destinations within the city centre along 11 stations (8.6km). It is also offers good views over of downtown Kuala Lumpur.
Pudu Sentral (Puduraya Bus) Terminal, Kuala Lumpur
The Puduraya bus terminal (now renamed to Pudu Sentral), located in the city centre, used to be KL's main bus station but most most operations have moved the TBS bus terminal. Pudu Sentral now only serves few buses to Genting, Seremban, Sabak Berenam (Kuala Selangor), Tanjung Malik.
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.
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.
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 .
Guesthouse / hostel situated close to Pudu Sentral (Puduraya) bus terminal in a quite back road, halfway between Bukit Bintang and Chinatown ... more
Dive shop at Long Beach on Pulau Perhentian Kecil offering dive courses and snorkel trips. Panorama also has accommodation options and a restaurant. ... 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
laid-back backpacker guesthouse / hostel with a bar located about 5min walk from Cenang Beach ... more
On The Jungle Train
From the north-eastern corner of Malaysia runs a train line right through the rain forest until it reaches Malaysia's other train line that connect Singapore-Kuala Lumpur-Bangkok. The train is also called the jungle train. Here is a story of 2 days on the train from Kota Bharu until Gemas with a stopover in Kuala Lipis.
Definately one of the highlights of this country and safe to eat. You may have some trouble the first days if you are not used to spiciness of some of the dishes (but not all). But stories of food poisoning are rather rare. So go out try the hawker food and explore. It’s really good. And don’t you dare going to fast food chains… okay, one visit after every 10 local dishes is okay ;)