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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Because Malaysia is so culturally and agriculturally diverse, its most romantic corners (and centers) can be found all over the country. Whether you’re on your honeymoon or simply a sucker for romance, here are some of the most romantic spots in Malaysia.
Malacca’s Porta de Santiago is all that is left of a once four-towered fortress built by the Portuguese. The remnants of the fortress (also known as A Famosa) is one the few surviving European architectural remains in Asia.
Malaysia is such a diverse and visually appealing country that it’s difficult to pick out just a handful of its most beautiful places. Nonetheless, here’s a list of the most striking and beautiful places in Malaysia – and the reasons why.