Malaysia

Porta de Santiago at A Famosa in Malacca, Malaysia

Porta de Santiago at A Famosa in Malacca, Malaysia

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Today’s travel photo is of the Porta de Santiago at A Famosa Fort in Malacca, Malaysia. A Famosa is a 16th century Portuguese Fort in the historic town of Malacca (Melaka), built shortly after the Portuguese conquered Malacca in 1511. In the following century, when the Dutch took over the port, they continued to use… Read More

I Love KL - City Gallery at Merdeka Square in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur Travel Guide

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Kuala Lumpur is a big modern Asian metropolis full of skyscrapers and shopping malls, growing over the years into a city that could rival Singapore. Still, beneath the city’s shiny modern exterior you will find a vibrant culture where multiple ethnicities merge to create a unique blend of cultural customs, characterized by the different food… Read More

River Boat in Melacca, Malaysia

River Boat in Melacca, Malaysia

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Today’s travel photo is of a boat heading up the Melaka River in Melacca, Malaysia. I just returned from a trip to Malaysia where I visited Melacca for the first time. I was instantly impressed by the stunning buildings of the Old Town, where the Melaka River is developed like a canal with picturesque buildings… Read More

A Trishaw outside a Chinese Temple in George Town, Malaysia

10 Things to do in George Town, Malaysia

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Penang is one of the most popular destinations in Malaysia, known as the food capital of the country and for its own unique mix of cultures. At the north-eastern tip of the island is its capital, and one of the most interesting cities in Malaysia – George Town. George Town was established as one of… Read More

View to Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

272 Steps – Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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It’s another steaming hot day in Kuala Lumpur and the air conditioning on the train has made me consider a day of just staying in transit to keep cool. Another option would be to head to a nice air conditioned shopping mall or find a little cafe to chill out in with an iced coffee…Of course… Read More

Shrine at Khoo Kongsi Clanhouse in Penang

Shrine at Khoo Kongsi Clanhouse in George Town, Malaysia

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Today’s travel photo is of the shrine at Khoo Kongsi Clanhouse in George Town, Malaysia. Khoo Kongsi has to be one of the most impressive sites in Penang. It is architecturally and artistically magnificent. This shrine is in the main building of the complex, where members of the clan can come to worship their ancestors… Read More

The Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Day & Night at the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur

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The Petronas Towers are a true icon of Kuala Lumpur. For most people, it is the first thing that comes to mind when they think of Malaysia’s capital. At 451 metres tall, the Petronas Twin Towers were the tallest buildings in the world until 2004. Now, they sit in third place, but that doesn’t take… Read More

Merdeka Square in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Merdeka Square: The Colonial Heart of Kuala Lumpur

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My first impression of Kuala Lumpur was that it is a modern city on the move, ready to rival other big modern Asian cities. As I dug a little deeper into the city over the next few days, I realised that is so much more than that. It is also a city that embraces its… Read More

Prayer Hall inside Masjid Negara - National Mosque in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Masjid Negara – The National Mosque in Kuala Lumpur

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From the window of my guesthouse in Chinatown, one of the first things I noticed was a building off in the distance with a huge, blue, star shaped roof. I had no idea what it was until I opened up my map of Kuala Lumpur and my Lonely Planet guide. That interesting building that I… Read More

Hawker stalls in Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur

Chinatown: First Impressions of Kuala Lumpur

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It was strange to be in a big city again. I think the last time I had seen a skyscraper was back in Saigon, over four months prior. As the bus made its way through the outer suburbs of Kuala Lumpur, I realised that this really is a big city, with endless buildings, streets and… Read More

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