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 […]

KL in 24 Hours

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Whether it’s a stopover en route to another part of the world, or a long weekend getaway, Kuala Lumpur has a lot in store for you. There’s plenty to see and do, even if you’re here for only a day or two. Here’s our guide to making the most of your time in KL. Morning […]

10 Unconventional Souvenirs to Bring Back From Malaysia

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Remember the last souvenir you received? Chances are, it’s hidden deep in your closet or collecting dust somewhere. So the next time you’re souvenir hunting, forget the fridge magnets, keychains, t-shirts and little trinkets that your friends won’t know what to do with. Here are some unconventional souvenir ideas to bring back from Malaysia that […]

Family Recipes: A Malaysia Day tribute to the country we love

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“Let us all as one be reminded that all Malaysians would live together as members of one big family.” – Tunku Abdul Rahman, first Prime Minister of Malaysia . The best family recipes endure the test of time. Each generation adds a little personality to the flavours, while still keeping the original essence alive for […]

Better Shopping with the Visit Malaysia Visa Prepaid Card

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If you love shopping but don’t like carrying around a lot of cash, the new Visit Malaysia Visa Prepaid Card is a viable secure payment solution. The world agrees: Malaysia is a great place to shop. From bargain hunting in the local markets, to luxurious shopping in some of the world’s biggest malls, it’s a […]

Durian, love it or hate it?

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“Its taste can only be described as… indescribable, something you will either love or despise. … Your breath will smell as if you’d been French-kissing your dead grandmother.” – Anthony Bourdain With its sharp and thorny exterior, the King of Fruits gives a menacing impression. Coupled with a strong aroma, the controversial fruit has defeated […]