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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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 ...
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 ...
Malaysia: 15 sights that will put Perak on your travel wishlist
If you draw a blank at the name ‘Perak’, you aren’t alone. This rugged part of Malaysia receives only a trickle of foreign visitors, despite its wild terrain and profusion of sights...
Escape to Tioman: where to get wet and wild on Malaysia's adventure island
Sitting like an emerald dragon guarding the translucent waters of the South China Sea, Pulau Tioman offers every possible shade of paradise...