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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.