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5 Pasar Ramadans in the Klang Valley not to be missed

5 Pasar Ramadans in the Klang Valley not to be missed

By on July 18, 2014 in Food, Selangor with 1 Comment

Once a year, Pasar Ramadans spring into action all over the country for a full month during Ramadan. Here are our top picks of params around the Klang Valley. Throughout the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims around the world refrain from eating and drinking from dawn to dusk. In Malaysia, food stalls pop up at […]

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A visit to the Floria Putrajaya 2014

A visit to the Floria Putrajaya 2014

Malaysia’s much-awaited flower and garden festival is back from the 14th to 22nd June 2014 with mesmerising colours, spectacular gardens and a whole lot of fun for everyone. Whether we’re declaring our love, sharing our sympathies, giving a token of thanks or even saying we’re sorry, flowers have never failed to express our emotions when […]

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Racing Over Putrajaya

Racing Over Putrajaya

By on June 9, 2014 in Events, Malaysia, Putrajaya with 1 Comment

Red Bull Air Race, the world’s fastest motorsport, makes its debut appearance in Malaysia before a captive crowd. The bright yellow plane zoomed by, nimbly manoeuvring past 25-metre high Air Gates, a trail of smoke the only evidence of its flight path just seconds ago. Another plane followed, as one by one, all 12 Master […]

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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 6 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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1Malaysia Contemporary Art Tourism Festival

1Malaysia Contemporary Art Tourism Festival

By on July 12, 2012 in Arts & Craft, Malaysia, Museums/Gallery, States with 3 Comments

Malaysian art scene has steadily gained acclaimed recognition with the emergence of unique painting styles, catapulting Malaysia’s artists to international prominence.

Gaining momentum as an art tourism destination, Malaysia is slowly but surely entering the international art foray with a yearly three-month long campaign held from July to September under the aptly titled, ‘ 1Malaysia Contemporary Art Tourism Festival’.

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Heaven at the Edge of Borneo

Heaven at the Edge of Borneo

By on July 9, 2012 in Eco, Family, Malaysia, States with 6 Comments

Robert Frost once wrote, “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” He could very well have written about Tanjung Simpang Mengayau, a mere dot on the map of Kudat district in Malaysia. Relatively unknown due to its remote location, Tanjung Simpang Mengayau doesn’t get many visitors, and for now, this outpost on Borneo Island remains a paradise.

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1Malaysia Year-end Sale 2011

By on November 21, 2011 in Family, Malaysia, Shopping, States with 1 Comment

The fabulous 1Malaysia Year End Sale (1MYES) has just started!

It was kicked off officially with a special launch at the Bukit Bintang Dome in Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, by Minister of Tourism, Malaysia, Dato’ Sri Dr. Ng Yen Yen.

Organised by the Ministry of Tourism, the 1MYES 2011 sale season starts from 15 November 2011 to 1 January 2012.

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Labuan

By on October 11, 2011 in Beach, Diving, Eco, Islands, States with 2 Comments

Labuan, a triangular shaped island with six smaller islands, is located 10 km off the coastal waters of Sabah. The Federal Territory of Labuan comprises Labuan Island (75 km²) and six other smaller islands  which are Pulau Burung, Pulau Daat, Pulau Kuraman, Pulau Papan, Pulau Rusukan Kecil, and Pulau Rusukan Besar. Facing the South China Sea, […]

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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 5 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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