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Impressive Chinese Temples Near Kota Kinabalu

There are some pretty impressive Chinese temples near Kota Kinabalu, particularly on the main road leading out of the city towards Tuaran. Here are three temples that are well worth a visit.

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February 24, 2015 by
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8 Must-eat Malaysian Street Foods

Malaysia’s cuisine is unfairly overshadowed by the limelight of neighboring Thailand — but the truth is that Malaysia boasts a diverse food scene that is worth your attention. From ethnic Malay dishes to those with Chinese and Indian influence, here are eight to hunt out.

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February 3, 2015 by
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Manukan Island

Manukan Island

Manukan Island is the second largest island of the five that make up the Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park in Malaysian Borneo. Sitting just off the coast from Kota Kinabalu, it’s also the most popular with the Kota Kinabalu locals — and for good reason too. Countryside and beaches The island is covered in dense […]

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January 27, 2015 by
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Celebrating Chinese New Year in Malaysia

Chinese New Year in Malaysia

If 2015 sees you celebrating the Chinese New Year in Malaysia, you’re in for a real treat. Celebrations of the Year of the Goat start on February 19 and officially last for two days – although certain celebrations and events begin before this and will last for longer. Here’s how two of the country’s top destinations celebrate the most important event in the Chinese calendar.

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January 13, 2015 by
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Five Foods You Must Try in Kuching

Sarawak Layered Cake

If you ever find yourself in Kuching, you’ll find that the people there are incredibly proud of their home-grown dishes – and for good reason too. Kuching often gets compared to Penang when it comes to food capitals in Malaysia, and there’s plenty to choose from. With that in mind, here’s a list of the top five foods you must try while in Kuching.

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December 30, 2014 by
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Visiting the Batu Caves

Visiting the Batu Caves

As one of the most important Hindu shrines outside of India, visiting the Batu Caves is a popular day trip from Kuala Lumpur for many tourists, with the site sitting just 15 kilometers from the Malaysian capital.

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December 16, 2014 by
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Shopping in Penang

Shopping in Penang

With everything from huge shopping complexes to intimate street markets, shopping in Penang can be an eclectic and fun experience.
In fact, Penang has been well known for its wide-range of shopping opportunities for many years. It used to be that the whole island was duty-free and drew in many tourists wishing to do nothing but shop. These days the shopping culture is still alive and well, with an annual shopping festival held each summer.

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December 2, 2014 by
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Taking a Ride on Langkawi’s Cable Car

Langkawi's cable car

Langkawi’s Cable Car offers visitors more than just a scenic ride to the top of Mount Mat Cincang, Langkawi’s second highest peak. It also reveals jungle and island views that were previously inaccessible and delivers visitors to the SkyBridge, an attraction in its own right and the perfect end to the cable car trip.

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November 4, 2014 by
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Kuching’s Waterfront Promenade

Kuching is the main gateway for travelers visiting Sarawak. While many visitors pass straight through on the way to more adventurous destinations, a few know that Kuching itself is well worth spending some time in. Kuching’s Waterfront Promenade in particular is a great place to visit, even if you only have an afternoon or evening to spend there.

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October 21, 2014 by
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Visiting Monsopiad Cultural Village

Monsopiad longhouse

Standing on the banks of the Penampang River, the Monsopiad Cultural Village is just a half hour drive from Sabah’s capital city, Kota Kinabalu. It’s an accessible day trip from the city and an interesting taste of traditional local culture and history.

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October 7, 2014 by
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