Places in Malaysia
Located at the intersection of Asia’s great kingdoms and and Europe's powerful colonial empires, the island of Penang has long served as the link between Asia’s two halves and an important outlet to the markets of Europe and the Middle East. This history has resulted in a culture that is one of Malaysia’s most diverse, cosmopolitan and exciting.
Langkawi is synonymous with ‘tropical paradise’. Since 2008 the archipelago’s official title has been Langkawi Permata Kedah (Langkawi, the Jewel of Kedah), no doubt inspired by the island’s clear waters, relatively pristine beaches and intact jungle. The district has been duty free since 1987 and pulling in tourists well before that.
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Tips and articles
George Town's street food: what to eat in Malaysia's food capital
We're just going to come out and say it: George Town is the best food city in Southeast Asia...
Kuala Lumpur for free: exploring Malaysia's capital on a tight budget
You might get more roti for your ringgit in Kuala Lumpur than in many other big Asian capitals, but who doesn’t love a freebie? There are plenty of worthwhile attractions in Malaysia's buzzing capital that won’t cost ...
Why not to skip Kota Kinabalu: 7 reasons to stick around Sabah’s capital
Often just a transit stop for travellers headed to the wild jungles and pristine coral reefs of eastern Sabah, Kota Kinabalu offers much to those who decide to stay on – from fantastic seafood to tropical island-hoppi...
Malaysia and Singapore: travel books to read before you go
From following in the footsteps of Singapore’s founder to one man’s search for the elusive Sumatran rhino, this collection of travel reads offers both ample inspiration for your next trip to Malaysia or Singapore and ...