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Kuala Lumpur is my favourite city in Southeast Asia so far. I love that there are so many trees around, and I really enjoyed the freedom of the subway and buses. It beats haggling with taxis and tuk tuks any day!
Staying for a night in Kota Kinabalu made me feel like I'm in a place surrounded by odd people. They seem friendly at first, but after a while they become scary -- the way they stare, the way they move. It's like they want you drawn into their world and then cast spells on you that would make you stay there for the …
Jerantut is a small town in Malaysia's interior, and although the town itself doesn't have much to offer and see, this is one of the best towns to stop on your way to explore Taman Negara National Park. This national park is the most famous one in on the Malaysian Peninsula and if you have the time, a visit is …
When most people talk about Penang, they mean Penang Island. Penang is also a province of Malaysia, so when you are looking at booking your hostels in Penang, make sure that it is on Penang Island or in Georgetown, which is the major city on the island. Penang Island is a very diverse place with a combination of …
Tanah Rata is the largest city in the Cameron Highlands and is nestled in the hillside of this magnificent area. Among the things that the area is most well known for are the tea plantations. You can take a trip from Tanah Rata out to one of the local plantations to learn about how tea is grown and processed to achieve …
Miri is a small city in Sarawak, one of the Malay eastern states. The city itself is nice; due to the nearby oil rigs, there are a lot of foreigners that work and live here. Those arriving in Miri are probably heading to one of three places -- Gunung Mul National Park, Brunei, or Sabah (a natural wonder and excellent …
Langkawi is a small Malaysian island, situated just off the coast of Penang. The island is known for being the "duty-free" island, as no tax is included on any commodity, including of course alcohol and cigarettes. There is a ferry that operates twice daily between Penang and Langkawi. Most visitors drop into …
Kuching, the charming capital of Sarawak, is one of the two East Malayan states on the island of Borneo. Once you arrive, you will love this city and it's worth it to spend a few days. The laid-back atmosphere, the markets, and the nightlife will detain you here probably for more time then you planned. The city isn't …
Sandakan is a city in Sabah, one of the Eastern States of Malaysia. The city is best known as an excellent place for travelers to base themselves for visiting to Turtle Islands National Park and the Gomantong Caves. It's also the best place to arrange trips to Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center and river trips. In …
Kota Kinabalu (often called KK) is a beautiful city in Malaysia and the capital of Sabah region. Kota Kinabalu is well known for its beautiful scenery (Mount Kinabalu and Pulau Sipadan), shopping malls, budget accommodation, good nightlife, and a lot of restaurants with amazing fresh seafood. Kota Kinabalu is easily …
Kuala Lumpur, capital city of Malaysia, is a bright and vibrant city. There is much to see and do here both in the city and a little way out. The KLCC is the largest and most popular shopping mall and you can go there to scoop up a bargain. Among the brightly lit skyline is the Petronas twin towers, which are a must …
Semporna is a small fishing town in Sabah, one of the Malay eastern states. The town is really small but its location makes it one of the best places to depart for diving trips in the natural beauty of Pulau Sipadan -– Sipadan Island -– just thirty kilometers south in the Celebes Sea. Here the diving is tip-top -- …
Malacca is locally known as "The Historic State," befitting for Malaysia's only UNESCO Cultural World Heritage Site. Historically a trading port and the seat of the old Sultanate since the 1400s, Malacca is well known locally for the Peranakan/Nyonya-Baba culture and cuisine, which is a distinct term used to identify …
Once the centre of the world's tin industry, Ipoh became one of the world's booming cities in Malaysia. The golden years of the tin industry may be gone, but Ipoh is slowly taking their time as a top tourist destination. Though there are other popular holiday destinations in the country like the capital city of Kuala …
Kota Bharu is located in the very north corner of Peninsular Malaysia, really close to the Thai border. The city is the capital of one of the Muslim-governed states, the Kelantan state. The city is busy and is an interesting cultural center with a nice an relaxed atmosphere –- although during Ramadan the city becomes a …