City Girl, Malaysian Outback

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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 […]

The Sounds of Malaysia

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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. […]

Heritage, Rediscovered

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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 […]

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 […]

You Think You’re in Paradise, Then…

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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? […]

For All Ages

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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 […]

Penang Food Trail

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Ask any Malaysian about Penang, and they’ll definitely talk about the food. From char kuey teow to nasi kandar, cendol to rojak and more; there’s just so much to taste and try at the food capital of Malaysia. So where do you begin, you ask? Fret not, we’ve gone on the hunt for all the […]

Thaipusam: A Walk Among Gods

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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 […]

Thaipusam: Carrying A Common Burden

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“I am a chain smoker,” says the Kavadi maker. “Every day one packet.” I am standing amidst piles of plywood and steel fittings, power tools on the floor and sawdust in the air, under the front porch awning of a simple terrace house on the outskirts of Banting, 45 minutes from Kuala Lumpur. Outside, in […]