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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Festivals in Malaysia - Thaipusam

Cultural Festivals in Malaysia

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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The Most Romantic Spots in Malaysia

The Perhentian Islands

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.

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January 28, 2014 by
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Malacca’s Porta de Santiago

Porta de Santiago

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.

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January 14, 2014 by
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8 of the Most Beautiful Places in Malaysia

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.

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December 31, 2013 by
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Rafflesia, the World’s Largest Flower

Rafflesia, the World's Largest Flower

The Rafflesia, the world’s largest flower, can weigh in at up to 10 kilograms and has the potential to grow up to 100 centimeters wide.

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December 17, 2013 by
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The Turtles of Satang Island

Turtles of Satang Island

Satang Island actually refers to two of the islands that are set aside for turtle conservation just off the coast of Malaysia’s Sarawak.

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December 3, 2013 by
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Johor Bahru, the Gateway to Singapore

The view of Johor Bahru from across the causeway in Singapore

Johor Bahru is the capital city of the state of Johor in southern Malaysia. Often overlooked as simply the gateway to Singapore by means of a causeway that connects the two countries, Johor Bahru nonetheless has enough to entertain and intrigue for at least a day or two.

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November 19, 2013 by
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Hiking Mt Kinabalu

At the summit of Mount Kinabalu. Photo courtesy of Anthony Patterson via Flickr.

Some visitors come to Malaysia for the beaches, others, for the outdoor adventures. In Sabah, one such adventure takes you to the top of Mount Kinabalu, the tallest mountain on the island of Borneo at 13,435 feet (4,095 meters) above sea level. While high, Mount Kinabalu is famous as being one of the world’s most accessible mountains, as visitors wishing to make the trek need no special climbing skills to do so.

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November 4, 2013 by
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