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The other side of Malaysia

The other side of Malaysia

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 […]

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7 Places For Hiking, Camping and Waterfalls in and around Kuala Lumpur

7 Places For Hiking, Camping and Waterfalls in and around Kuala Lumpur

By on March 18, 2016 in Eco, Family, Highlands, National Parks with No Comments

By Lloyd Green Kanching Falls Where: Between Selayang and Rawang. You can park at the entrance to the reserve. Level: Easy hike Positives: Kanching Falls is the closest falls to Kuala Lumpur so you don’t have to drive far and if it starts raining there is easy access to your car. It is perfect for […]

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A Seasonal Guide To Malaysia

A Seasonal Guide To Malaysia

By on February 20, 2016 in Beach, Celebrations, Eco, Events, Festivals, Highlands with No Comments

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 […]

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City Girl, Malaysian Outback

City Girl, Malaysian Outback

By on December 9, 2015 in Beach, Highlands, Islands, Malaysia, Perak, Tour with No Comments

We stopped the car on the side of a mountain highway. There were no cars going up or down aside from the occasional cargo trucks. They sound like old grumpy turtles when they come round the bend into view. The view is enough to stop anyone in their tracks. It honestly doesn’t look or feel […]

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You Think You’re in Paradise, Then…

You Think You’re in Paradise, Then…

By on October 5, 2015 in Beach, Diving, Family, Highlands, Islands with No Comments

There you are, in the middle of paradise, and it’s everything you’ve imagined it to be. It’s beautiful, magical and something you’ve only dreamt of before. And then, it hits you. You can’t be in paradise, can you? You remember getting on a plane, breezing through customs, reaching your hotel. So where are you exactly? […]

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Striking Oil And Spilling Attractions

A lone oil well sits atop Bukit Telaga Minyak in Miri, Sarawak, an icon of the city’s present-day tourist attraction and an important landmark that sparked Malaysia’s entire history in oil and gas. Ironically, it almost never got built if not for the perseverance of a young college dropout from England. Choosing cadetship over completing […]

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Tea Garden with a Difference

By on March 14, 2011 in Eco, Family, Highlands, States with 6 Comments

A RANGE OF TOUR PACKAGES AND CONSERVATION EFFORTS MAKE SABAH TEA GARDEN A POPULAR SPOT FOR BOTH EDU- AND ECO-TOURISM. DARYL YEP FINDS OUT. Having returned from Cameron Highlands recently where I overdosed on a dizzying array of tea, I suppose going on another tea trip is out of the question. But strangely enough, in […]

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The Royal Mulu Resort

By on June 1, 2010 in Eco, Highlands with 6 Comments

An Orang Ulu dance enthrals guests as they arrive at the Royal Mulu Resort (RMR). The resort, a 30 minutes’ flight from Miri city in East Malaysia, is an ideal getaway. It is especially so, for those wishing to go on a trip to the famed UNESCO World Heritage site, Gunung Mulu National Park.

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The Mighty Mountain and Me

By on December 23, 2009 in Eco, Highlands with 5 Comments

The first time I caught sight of Gunung Stong and its seven-tiered waterfalls, Jelawang Waterfall tumbling down from it, I thought, die lah like this. It was this massive, imposing granite rock that looked like a hard-core adventurer’s dream, and my worst nightmare come true!

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Malaysian strawberries

By on March 5, 2009 in Eco, Family, Food, Highlands with 18 Comments

Juicy, red, succulent strawberries…ever had a craving for some?

Malaysians are very fortunate as we do not have to book the next plane ticket overseas as strawberries are grown right at our very doorsteps.

Cameron Highlands, with its cooling climate and low temperatures is the most suitable place for these strawberries to thrive.

Its low temperatures of 10 to 25 degrees Celsius, with a height of more than 1500 meters make the place suitable for the cultivation of strawberries.

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