Penang's Butterfly Farm

Penang’s Butterfly Farm and Spice Garden

If the hustle and bustle of Georgetown become too much, visitors to Penang have the luxury of escaping to two peaceful sanctuaries not far from town. Penang’s Butterfly Garden and Spice Garden are both popular attractions in their own right, yet both can be visited in just one morning.

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September 9, 2014 by
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Galeria Perdana

Galeria Perdana, Langkawi

Galeria Perdana in Langkawi proudly displays the gifts, awards and souvenirs received by the former Malaysian Prime Minister, Tun Dr. Mahathir and his wife, Dr. Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali. Located in Kilim to the north east of the island, this unique museum opened in 1955.

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August 26, 2014 by
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Lok Kawi Wildlife Park

Lok Kawi Wildlife Park

Situated 25 kilometers from Kota Kinabalu, The Lok Kawi Wildlife Park is one of the largest wildlife parks in Malaysia, covering an area of 280 acres. The park is managed by the Sabah Wildlife Department and the emphasis is on raising awareness and the conservation of Malaysia’s natural environment and wildlife.

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August 12, 2014 by
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8 Must-Try Malaysian Foods

Wan Tan Mee photo credit Cailin O'Neil

Malaysia is a food lovers heaven. Influenced by the surrounding ocean and nearby cultures there is a myriad of different dishes and desserts to try while you are visiting.

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July 29, 2014 by
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Wind Cave and Fairy Cave, Kuching

Wind Cave and Fairy Cave

Located just 22 kilometers from Kuching in the old gold-mining town of Bau, a visit to Wind Cave and Fairy Cave makes for the perfect day trip from the city. These limestone caves were created by water gradually carving out a series of tunnels and both are filled with dazzling stalagmites and stalactites.

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July 15, 2014 by
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Kek Lok Si Temple

Kek Lok Si Temple

Kek Lok Si Temple is the largest and most famous temple on the island of Penang. Also known as the ‘Temple of Supreme Bliss’, it was founded in 1890 by an immigrant Chinese Buddhist.

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May 20, 2014 by
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Mashuri’s Tomb

Mahsuri

Mashuri’s Tomb (also known as Makam Mahsuri) is the shrine dedicated to a Langkawi born girl said to be the most beautiful girl on the island. Many versions of the legend of Mashuri exist but what is known is that Mashuri’s Thai parents immigrated to Langkawi from Phuket, perhaps in the 18th century. While some accounts maintain that Mashuri was born into a farmer’s family, others claim she was a princess.

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April 22, 2014 by
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Gaya Street Market

Gaya Street Market

Every Sunday morning in the center of Kota Kinabalu, the roads are shut off to traffic and the streets are instead filled with market stalls offering fresh food, souvenirs, arts and crafts and much more besides. The Gaya Street Market runs from early in the morning until lunchtime, but as there is so much to see and do it’s wise to get there as early as possible.

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March 25, 2014 by
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Cultural Festivals in Malaysia

Festivals in Malaysia - Thaipusam

Due to the diverse ethnicities and religions that make up Malaysia, the cultural festivals throughout the country are incredibly varied and unique. As a result there are more festivals in Malaysia than we can list, but here’s a very small cross-section of some of the festivals that could be happening during your visit to this fascinating part of South East Asia.

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March 11, 2014 by
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Outdoor Adventures in Langkawi

Outdoor adventures in Langkawi

Opportunities to embark on action-packed outdoor adventures in Langkawi are everywhere. Whether you want to be on the water, beneath it – or even away from the shore and amid the jungle – here are some outdoor adventures in Langkawi to satisfy your adventurous side.

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February 11, 2014 by
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