Malaysia is known as one of the world’s most biodiverse destinations. Its rich habitat system ranging from lush wetlands to towering highland forests creates the perfect environment for all kinds of plant and wildlife species to thrive. For a true tropical rainforest experience in search of Borneo’s exotic flora and fauna, look no further than […]
As your tummy growls, you only look for one thing: Food. Yes, food is an essential nourishment for the human body. In Malaysia, we’re really lucky to have such a great variety of delicious cuisines originating from many different races and ethnicities. From Malay lauk, Indian curries and Chinese desserts, as well as the many […]
Hear ye! Hear ye! There’s a new attraction in town and we’ve got the 101 on it for you right here! From the Impression series of world-acclaimed performances in China comes Encore Melaka, specially curated and directed by Wang Chaoge (the creative force behind the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games Opening Ceremony) to express her feelings […]
If you’ve watched animation movie Rio (2011) or The Big Year (2011) played by Steve Martin and Owen Wilson, you might have changed your perception about the winged animals prominently featured in these films. Yes, birds are actually one interesting type of reptile, attracting the attention of ornithologists and the casual nature lover alike. These […]
In Malaysia, Independence Day is celebrated on 31 August every year. Why is it important to celebrate our Independence Day? For us, it is a day to remember all we as a nation have been through, as well as to demonstrate the significance of freedom and remind us of the sacrifices of our ancestors. By […]
White water rafting is definitely not for the faint-hearted. Since I survived to tell the tale, let me share with you the excitement of rafting in the Kampar River surrounded by the greenery of the Gopeng rainforest. White Water Rafting in Kampar River, Gopeng, Perak Gopeng, a small town about 90 kilometres from Kuala Lumpur, […]
One of the most popular attractions in Alor Setar, the capital of Kedah, is its Pekan Rabu, which literally means Wednesday Market, a shopping arcade selling every traditional stuff that Kedah is famous for. For such a long-standing traditional market, there’s bound to be a history behind it, right? The history of Pekan Rabu actually […]
A Road Trip Back in Time Malaysia is rich with history, not only from the Dutch or British era but also from the World War II events that took place on this land. My friend and I decided that we would make a trip to revive some forgotten times. Thus, we set off on a […]
If you think visiting an agriculture farm is boring, then you just haven’t been to MAEPS, which is the largest agro park in Malaysia and Asia. I may even dare say that it’s the Disneyland of Agroparks! MAEPS is Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang, a 130-hectare piece of land with low rolling hills, lakes, wide […]
Though Malaysia is hot and humid year round, there are days of tropical rain showers. So it is good to know some alternative activities or destinations to spend your free time during a rainy day, instead of just watching TV or playing games on mobile tablets at home. We have six indoor playgrounds located in […]
“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 […]
I must admit it was quite a new experience for me, a city kid through and through, to be boarding a train heading to the rural areas in the northern state of Kelantan for my first homestay experience. As a young adult relishing the comforts of a modern world, I wondered how I’d fare in […]
“Congratulations! You are now standing at the Southern Most Tip of Mainland Asia.”
The signboard beamed widely at me as I peered towards the vast landscape. As winds blew gently over the confluence of the Strait of Malacca and Strait of Johore, the sun beat wildly upon the skin.
Whew! Despite the intense heat, the view of huge tankers docking in international waters was a sight to behold.
Row upon row of ships anchored symmetrically, and all I could hear was the silence of the howling winds. It is an astounding scene, to face one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes. Its shallow seaway is used by thousands of tankers daily.
Is this really the tip of Southern Most Tip of Mainland Asia?
Interested in learning more of the ancient traditions of parang making in Sabah?
Drop by Kampung Siasai in Kota Belud, on the outskirts of Kota Kinabalu. The village is famed for its handmade parangs made by the Bajau community.
A parang, a medium-sized tool or weapon, looks like a long blade or machete, has been handmade by the Bajaus for generations. It is used for clearing land, cutting meat and also as wall decorations.
Place: Marine Ecology Eco Research Centre (MERC) Location: Gaya Island, Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park Where: Kota Kinabalu, Sabah “This is called the chocolate chip starfish. Look at the brown spots on its skin!” “Looks very much like chocolate chips!” Sarah, a volunteer at the Marine Ecology Research Centre (MERC), held the starfish firmly in […]
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 […]
Kueh seri muka, lepat pisang, jala emas, putu mayam and definitely the famous porridge, bubur lambuk.
Are some tasty delicacies available throughout the month of Ramadan.
Though Ramadan does sound like it is a sombre month, it is also a celebration of many things.
Floating gracefully along Putrajaya Lake, the decorated boats take on a life of their own…
This year, at the 1Malaysia International Tourism Night Floral Parade, visitors will be greeted by a splash of colours, bright lights and mesmerising decorative boats, set to take place from 30 June till 8 July.
It's that time of the year again!
Sale, Sale, Sale....!
From 15 June to 2 September ( a total of 11 weeks!) the whole country will have bargains galore for visitors with a string of promotions and tempting discounts.
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