Places in East Coast Islands, Kelantan & Terengganu
Kota Bharu has the energy of a mid-sized city, the compact feel and friendly vibe of a small town, superb food and a good spread of accommodation. A logical overnight stop between Thailand and the Perhentians, KB is a good base for exploring Kelantan. The state’s villages are within day-tripping distance, and its crafts and culture are present in the city itself.
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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 ...
Diving Sipadan: strong currents, steep walls and sea life in abundance
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Off the beaten track in Borneo
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Five reasons to wake a traveller at dawn
You snooze, you lose – if you’re a traveller, that is. Set your alarm clock for one of these unforgettable early-morning experiences...