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 […]

Tourism Malaysia: Top 7 in August

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1. Penang Hungry Ghost Festival When: August 3-31 Where: Penang What: According to Taoism, the gates of hell open every seventh lunar month of the Chinese calendar. Ghosts and spirits walk the streets for a month and visit their descendants. This is a month of bad luck where parents tell their children to stay at […]

A Seasonal Guide To Malaysia

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By Lloyd Green  Heading to Malaysia soon? Here’s a month-by-month guide of the must-see things to do during the year.   We start off with Thaipusam, a colourful annual Hindu festival where thousands of devotees travel from Kuala Lumpur to Batu Caves and up the temple’s 272 stairs to the shrine of Lord Murugan to […]

Chinese New Year in Malaysia

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Chinese New Year in Malaysia By Lloyd Green   February 8-9 Malaysia is a cultural hive of tradition, ancient customs and a blend of ethnicities that ensures a diverse and multi-cultural life. Chinese New Year is one such time when all Malaysians come together to celebrate the nation’s Chinese roots and of course the first […]

Bucket List 2016

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By Emma Richards A bucket list for 2016; with a country like Malaysia, it’s difficult to know where to start. It’s no secret that Malaysia has an abundance of world class, tropical beaches. It’s well known that Malaysia is home to some of the lushest, most bio-diverse rainforest on the planet. If it’s shopping you’re […]

Citrawarna 2015

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Keeping up with the theme of culture, nature and future, the Citrawarna 2015 festival brings Dataran Merdeka to life with the best of Malaysian tourism and cultural elements. It is without fail that this festival, hosted by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, draws the locals and tourists closer to celebrate Malaysia as a melting […]

Thaipusam: A Walk Among Gods

Indians the world over have a gesture that, as far as I know, is unique to them. It is a sideways lift of the chin, usually performed in unison with a play of the eyes – a long, benign blink – and an almost imperceptible sway of the shoulders. Depending on context, it can be […]