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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Penang’s Butterfly Farm and Spice Garden

Penang's Butterfly Farm

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, Langkawi

Galeria Perdana

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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