A Trishaw outside a Chinese Temple in George Town, Malaysia

10 Things to do in George Town, Malaysia


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

Masjid Jamek Mosque in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Masjid Jamek Mosque in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Today's travel photo is of Masjid Jamek at dusk in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Masjid Jamek is one of the oldest mosques in Kuala Lumpur, built in 1909. It sits in the historic area of the city at the confluence of the Gombak and Klang rivers. I took this photo while walking from my guest house… Read More

Tea Plantation in Cameron Highlands Malaysia

A Walk and a Tea Estate in the Cameron Highlands, Malaysia


We must have looked like the oddest people in town. At least, that was the look that we were getting from locals who drove past us in their cars or on motorbikes as we wandered along the winding road. If it wasn’t odd looks that we were getting, it was looks of amusement at seeing… Read More

Fountain in Merdeka Square, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Fountain in Merdeka Square in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Today's travel photo is of my wife, Veronika, sitting on a fountain in Merdeka Square, located in the historic Colonial district of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Merdeka Square is a large park that was originally a cricket field (in fact, the cricket pitch is still there) and is surrounded by some beautiful old British Colonial buildings… Read More