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Bucket List 2016

Bucket List 2016

By on January 20, 2016 in Festivals, Food, History, Malaysia, Melaka with No Comments

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 […]

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Luxe Malaysia

Luxe Malaysia

By on January 14, 2016 in Food, History, Hotels, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Music with No Comments

There’s a side of Malaysia that exudes luxury, quality and grandeur. The moment you step into Kuala Lumpur’s city centre, you’ll notice the finest establishments from five star restaurants, hotels and spas offering the best services you can find. Photo source: marinis57.com One such place is Marini’s On 57. Located on the 57th floor of […]

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The Sounds of Malaysia

The Sounds of Malaysia

By on December 1, 2015 in History, Malaysia, Music with No Comments

From extraordinary sights that will captivate you, to exotic flavours to surprise your taste buds – Malaysia offers a full on sensorial experience. When you get here, it doesn’t just open your eyes, it manages to open up all your senses to different and new adventures. And trust us, your senses will be forever grateful. […]

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Heritage, Rediscovered

Heritage, Rediscovered

By on November 12, 2015 in History, Museums/Gallery, Penang with No Comments

Visiting Malaysia is like stepping back in time. Everywhere you look, there will be something which either reminds its inhabitants of the past. It could be an old building, a shop which has been open for generations, a spot where traditional performances were held and so on. Aside from locations, there are also people who […]

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Citrawarna 2015

Citrawarna 2015

By on November 3, 2015 in Celebrations, Family, Festivals, History, Music with No Comments

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 […]

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For All Ages

For All Ages

By on September 21, 2015 in Eco, Family, History, Museums/Gallery with 1 Comment

Malaysia is a country for all. Founded based on diversity, it’s a country that understands the need to have something for everyone. Whoever you are, you’re more likely than not to feel welcome. This is especially true for families. If countries have ratings, Malaysia would be rated G: Generally awesome, suitable for all ages. With […]

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The Road to Old Terengganu

The Road to Old Terengganu

By on July 31, 2012 in Family, Food, History, Malaysia, Museums/Gallery, States, Tour with 9 Comments

The deep seas off Terengganu may be rich in oil and gas reserves, making the east coast state among the region’s leaders in the oil, gas and petrochemical industry, but some argue that its real treasures are all found on the mainland.

With a documented history reaching as far back as the 2nd century, Terengganu certainly has accumulated a wealth of heritage influenced by the Langkasuka and Srivijaya kingdoms it was part of, and the Majapahit, Khmer and Chinese empires it traded with. Despite modern developments, the old Terengganu still remains – and the best way to explore it? Via Federal Route 3 – approaching a hundred years old, but still one of Malaysia’s most scenic highways.

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Putrajaya, the making of a city

By on November 17, 2011 in Buildings, Eco, Family, History, Malaysia, Tour with 2 Comments

As a young capital, Putrajaya may not have the character and soul of the great cities of the world, but it is well on its way there with innovative architecture, community-centric town planning and long term ambitions. In relation to many of Malaysia’s other cities like Kuala Lumpur and Melaka, the garden city of Putrajaya is like a new kid on the old block. Granted, it lacks the dramatic history of the former and the age-old culture of the latter but what it has in excess is youthfulness, a modern vision and a spirit to embrace the new.

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Dinos Alive!

By on January 24, 2011 in Family, History, Malaysia, Museums/Gallery with 2 Comments

Apatosaurus (pronounced ah-PAT-uh-SAWR-us). This long –necked quadrupedal dinosaur, which lived during the late Jurassic period, is one of many dinosaurs now roaming the Pusat Sains Negara, located at Bukit Kiara, Kuala Lumpur. An exhibition highlighting these amazing creatures, titled ‘Dinos Alive’ is currently on display until 31 May, 2011.

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Labuan War Cemetery

By on November 12, 2010 in History with 3 Comments

Silence hangs heavily in the air. The sun is just rising on the graves of 3,908 soldiers at the Labuan Commonwealth Cemetery. Located along Jalan Tanjung Batu, the cemetery, also known as the World War II Memorial, was constructed and is maintained by the Commonwealth Graves Commission. It honours men of the Australian land and […]

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