Eco

Tourism Malaysia: Top 7 in September

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Mid-Autum Festival When: George Town, Penang Where: Sept 15 Also known as the Lantern or Mooncake Festival, this is a very popular celebration in East Asia. Traditionally, it was a harvest festival. Nowadays, Penang transforms itself into a magical place of colours and lights. Lions and dragons dance on the street and people eat the […]

Ecotourism in Langkawi 

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Langkawi may hide behind its popular beach resorts, tax-free haven and party scene but there’s miles of stunning, unspoiled jungle and rainforest to explore, making it one of the most accessible ecotourism destinations in the world. In 2007, UNESCO listed Langkawi as a geopark, guaranteeing the conservation of many uninhabited parts. Ever since, this archipelago […]

My Malaysia

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By Lloyd Green I sit here on the plane leaving Malaysia after eight months. An experience quite unlike any I have ever encountered. Malaysia is a country where the more you invest, the more you get out of it. You could be forgiven for thinking Malaysia is embodied by KL’s global reputation — its bright […]

The other side of Malaysia

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By Lloyd Green Like in any country, life away from the city is different. In rural Malaysia, village or kampung life is another beast. The Malays and Orang Asli here still practice their traditions, maintaining the old lifestyle of their people. It is completely different from the lifestyle in the city and you can see […]

A budget guide to travelling Malaysia

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By Lloyd Green Okay, if you’re coming to Malaysia to spend two weeks in Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi and the Perhentian Islands, you’re probably not going to do it on the cheap. But there’s also plenty of people who pass through Malaysia on their way north from Singapore en route to Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. […]

5 things to do in Teluk Intan

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Teluk Intan is a small town that is just 2-hours away from Kuala Lumpur. Once known as Teluk Anson, (Anson Bay) it was named in honour of Major-General Sir Archibald Edward Harbord Anson who planned for its modern township in 1882. A century later in 1982, the name was finally cemented as Teluk Intan which […]

Exploring Rural Malaysia

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By Lloyd Green There’s so much one can see when exploring the maze of highways that connects rugged and rural Malaysia with the social and cultural hubs of Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Kuantan. I was fortunate enough to explore the regions of Kampar, Gua Musang and Raub in September and October last year, celebrating Hari […]

6 Best Things About Volunteering in Malaysia

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By Lloyd Green Volunteering in a foreign country can provide an experience like no other. It can open a plethora of opportunities and harness a personal growth not attainable in most situations. So if you have the time to do something life changing and are looking for that extra zest in life, why NOT volunteer […]