- Taiping - Perak
Taiping was built on money, greed, power and was embalmed in civil wars, spilt blood and sufferings. In the late 1800's , Malaya was a treasure island dripping with riches off leaves of the trees with timber, tin and other natural resources...
- Chukai & Kemaman - Terengganu Malaysia (Article)
Terengganu has a beautiful coastal road that takes you through most of the fishing ports and towns in the state. The Kemaman district developed tremendously during the mid-90's economic boom, when housing projects mushroomed overnight
- Dungun - Terengganu Malaysia (Article)
Today the town is a little more than a village with wooden shops lining its main road. The buzz in town is at the fish market where fishing boats unload their daily catch. There are a few Chinese motels with very basic amenities and a police station at the end of the street
- Kijal - Terengganu Malaysia (Article)
The villagers are hardy people. They have learnt that the sea can be rewarding but it can also strip one of all the kindness it has bestowed on them in one flail sweep as can be seen in the conditions of some of the houses facing the seafront. So they work and work and live a simple contented life. Always in praise of the almighty Allah.
- Paka - Terengganu Malaysia (Article)
The centre of the oil industry in the peninsular is in fact situated in Kerteh, just a little further up from Kijal. (heading towards Kuala Terengganu from Kuantan). The gigantic, some would even say- monstrous structures seem to be a bit of a shock for unsuspecting drivers enjoying the tranquillity of the coast.
- Kuala Terengganu - Terengganu Malaysia (Article)
Kuala Terengganu is the capital city of Terengganu. This is also the main airport point for those going to Redang, Merang, Pulau Kapas and Pulau Gemia.
- Tawau - Sabah Borneo
Located on the South Eastern coastal lands of Sabah, Tawau or Tawao as it was known in the early 1890’s began as a tiny nucleus of only 200 inhabitants that crossed borders from Kalimantan. These immigrants fled from Bulungan and Tawi-Tawi, away from the oppressive rule of the Dutch ‘masters’.
- Food in Kuala Lumpur & Petaling Jaya - Non-Halal, Malaysia (Article)
Grilled Chicken Wings | Wanton Noodles | Pork Ball Noodles (Yoke Yuen Fun) | Prawn Noodle Soup (Mee Yoke) | Pan Mee (Meen Fun Kueh) | Beef Ball Noodle (Ngau Yoke Meen) | Hailam Noodle | Hainanese Chicken Rice
- Mersing - Johor Malaysia (Article)
Mersing has expanded in recent years into a busy coastal town, gaining reputation as gateway to some of the most beautiful islands in Peninsular Malaysia. Droplets of islands dimple the waters just off Johore’s coastline..
- Kota Kinabalu ~ Sabah Borneo (Article)
Kota Kinabalu is the capital of the state of Sabah in Malaysia's portion of Borneo. It is also the main entry point for international flights coming in from Philippines, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong and Brunei. This is where you may want to choose to stopover if you're thinking of visiting Mount Kinabalu, the Tunku Abdul Rahman Islands, Tanjung Aru, Poring Hot Springs, Crocker Range, Rungus, Kudat and Kinabalu Park.
- Miri ~ Sarawak Borneo (Article)
Miri is the oil and timber town of sarawak. the riches of miri is derived from these 2 main commodities and have been doing so since the early 1900s. today, Miri is also the transit point for visitors flying to mulu, bario and other interiors of sarawak
- Melaka or Malacca Today - Melaka Malaysia (Article)
Melaka has transformed from a little village to an entrepot to an abandoned outpost and recently seen a resurgence as a tourist jaunt. Melaka and George Town, Penang were named as UNESCO World Heritage Sites based on their history trails of trade dating back 500years..
- Georgetown's Past into Present ~ Pulau Pinang / Penang , Malaysia (Article)
Francis Light planned the original colonial town spanning out from Fort Cornwallis. The early commercial centre was laid out along Lebuh Light, Beach Street (Lebuh Pantai), Chulia Street and Pitt Street (Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling). Lebuh Light was reserved for offices homes and public buildings
- Kuching ~ Sarawak Borneo (Article)
Kuching is the capital city of Sarawak, the largest state in Malaysia which is located in Borneo. This state is rich in culture , steeped in history and brimming with wonders of rainforest fauna and flora. Only problem is the intense logging is stripping the earth faster than researchers can log the new found species.
- Kuala Kangsar - Perak Malaysia (article)
Comfortably cradled in a crook of Perak River, Kuala Kangsar is a well preserved old Royal Town where its serenity and its well-maintained old palaces are worth a mention. This place must have had a strange effect on Sultan Yusuf Sharifuddin Mudzaffar Shah of Perak who ruled from 1877 to 1887. Unlike many rulers who protected their royal places and strongholds by selecting their vantage points carefully where they could detect enemy approach from afar, the Sultan had his first royal palace built beside the riverbank. He then named it 'Istana Sri Sayong'.
- Kuala Pilah - Negri Sembilan Malaysia (Article)
Turtle soup is a delicacy here. The slaughtering of these turtles is most horrid. This was once witnessed at a market some years ago where the vendor used a turtle, usually of the same sex to entice the chosen turtle to stick its head out of the shell. The sight of a rival aggravates the chosen turtle, it sticks its head out and locks its jaw on the other in a battle. The cook then chops off their heads with one fatal blow of the cleaver!
- Outer Reaches of the George Town Heritage Site ~ Pulau Pinang/ Penang, Malaysia (Article)
The British officials seemed to have really loved their parks and botanical gardens. Everywhere they set up camp, they would just as soon landscape a piece of the scenery into a park and such. Just as well that happened, as all the gardens and parks in Malaysia that the Brits had gazetted are still enjoyed by the communities
- Kota Bharu ~ Kelantan Malaysia (Article)
Kota Bharu is the capital city of north eastern state of Kelantan. Kelantan , also known as the cradle of malay culture is indeed a people of its own. Largely misconstrued as a fanatically islamic state, Kelantan is pleasant , relaxed and pretty forward thinking especially when its to do with racial differences.
- Lukut - Negri Sembilan Malaysia (Article)
Lukut lies just 7km from the seaside town of Port Dickson. What used to be an important tin mining area during the 19th century, the little town of Lukut has most been forgotten by most but a few older folk and residents. During the mid-1800s, the town was overrun by Chinese immigrants lured by the prospects of finding riches at the tin mines.
- Sungei Lembing - Pahang Malaysia (Article)
Few places thrill me as much as Sungai Lembing. It’s a time warp..Sungai Lembing is an historic town. A village that started out as an outpost deep in the jungle of Pahang way before the British came on an exploratory search for tin
- Old Trades of George Town ~ Pulau Pinang / Penang, Malaysia (Article)
Mr Kok Ah Hwa learnt his trade from his father who came from Guangdong, China some 70years ago. Despite the tough competition out there where mass production and neon lights have taken over the signages market, Mr Kok remains at his own pace, churning out masterpieces
- Kota Bahru - More Museums and Culture, Kelantan Malaysia (Article)
Through the arch and across the road sits Padang Merdeka or Merdeka Square. Nearby is Masjid Negri or the State Mosque. Also known as Serambi Mekah or Veranda of Mecca, this is Mosque was instrumental in spreading Islam throughout the state.
- Ipoh - Perak Malaysia (Article)
Ipoh is the capital of the state of Perak and is known as the town that tin built. In its early years during the tin boom, ipoh was the place to be for the clubbing scene and the wild parties. Today ipoh remains an old, jaded town with a hint of its glorious past
- Seremban - Negri Sembilan Malaysia (Article)
Seremban, the capital of Negri Sembilan was initially provided with two roads to serve the needs of the mining community. The town's quaint Railway Station was built in 1924 also to transport tin to ports nearby
- Old Trades of Penang ~ Pulau Pinang/ Penang , Malaysia (Article)
This little shop where fresh nutmegs are brought in for further processing into preserved nutmegs (snack), balms and other products made from nutmegs
- Lumut - Perak Malaysia (Article)
Lumut is the take off point to Pangkor Island and also Pangkor Laut. This little coastal town serves the local community which is largely made up of the royal navy and the power station boys.
- UNESCO World Heritage Site ~ Pulau Pinang /Penang , Malaysia (Article)
During weeks leading up to chinese festivities in georgetown, don't be surprised to find makeshift performance stages being set up on streets and alleys - blocking access completely. Chinese operas and Puppet shows are very much alive in Penang as well as dragon and lion dances especially at temple entrances.
- Sandakan ~ Sabah Borneo (Article)
Sandakan's old town was built along a narrow strip of land in a sheltered bay on the north eastern part of Sabah. It's the main point of entry to areas like the kinabatangan, selingan turtle island, gomantong caves .
- Food in Kota Bharu - Kelantan Malaysia (Article)
Kota Bharu is the belly of Malay Cuisine. The infused flavours of malay, thai and chinese is subtle and it reflects in its sweet, spicy , varied tastes
- Kuantan - Pahang Malaysia (Article)
Kuantan is the largest town and the administrative centre for the state of Pahang. It only became Pahang’s state capital in 1955..
- Food In Penang - Pulau Pinang Malaysia (Article)
Penang's scrumptious variety of foods is a lure for every food lover.
- Marudi ~ Upper Baram, Sarawak Borneo (Article)
Marudi (or Claude town as it was known then, named after the previous resident of Baram, Claude Champion de Crespigny), was the central trading town for the Baram district. Charles Hose stationed his sentries atop a knoll that overlooked the river. He believed that the Baram Regatta would be a solution to their predicament.
- Kuala Lipis - Pahang Malaysia (Article)
Kuala Lipis began its life as a trading centre for jungle products such as animal parts for medicinal values, feathers from exotic brids for decoration, roots and herbs, and gaharu (a fragrant aloe wood used for joss sticks) collected by the tribes in the interior and traded with Chinese middlemen for rice, salt and other basic necessities .
- Long Lama - Upper Baram , Sarawak Borneo (Article)
Long Lama is a little town which survives mainly on barter trading. As the jungle shrinks, the people here find it more difficult to pass their days as the tribes living around that used to trade with the townspeople are finding less produce to trade with.
- Long Bedian ~ Upper Baram, Sarawak Borneo (Article)
Long Bedian is located within the Kayan territory, up in the Apoh Tutoh region of the Baram district. It is in fact, reachable by 4WD in 4 ½hrs from Miri but through some real harrowing road conditions
- Alor Setar - Kedah Malaysia (Article)
Alor Setar is the capital of Kedah and provides easy access to the Thai border and the rest of Kedah. Like all towns in Kedah, Alor Setar still retains its old world charms and is the place to visit if you want to be 'Far from the Madding Crowd'.
- Long Terawan ~ Upper Baram, Sarawak Borneo (Article)
This village belongs to the Berawan people. The Berawan are a subset of the Kelabit people up in the Bario lands. Berawan can be found from the highlands all the way down Mulu and into the Ulu Baram area. Although the longhouse at long Terawan is large with about 100 families or doors, many have left their family home for Mulu.
- Day Tours ~ Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
A list of day tours for Kuala Lumpur and Surroundings including a walk in the Forest , a day at the elephant centre, or a visit to the fishing villages and a trip down the river in the late evenings to view the firefly colonies in full splendour , and many more