The Malaysia Traveller Blog

This website is different from many other travel websites because I will only write about places that I have personally visited and tried out myself.

That means I have to be constantly travelling around this beautiful country of Malaysia, scouring every corner for hidden travel gems.

It's a tough job but somebody has to do it!

Whatever I discover I will let you know by expanding this website. Stay informed by reading this blog for updates.

Oct 06, 2018

Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Temple - Lovely Temple With Great Views

The new hilltop Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Temple was opened to the public in 2012 and has great views over George Town. You need to climb 513 steps to reach the temple.

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Oct 05, 2018

Penang Botanic Gardens

Penang Botanic Gardens are the Pride of Penang. One of the top botanical gardens in South East Asia and a must-see Penang attraction.

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Oct 04, 2018

Penang Tropical Spice Garden

Penang Tropical Spice Garden describes itself as Asia's Hidden Eden and their lush fragrant gardens are a great place to see a vast array of spices and other exotic plants.

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Oct 04, 2018

Penang National Park

Penang National Park is the smallest national park in Malaysia but one of the most scenic and the easiest to access.

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Oct 04, 2018

Penang Toy Museum - The World's Largest Toy Museum?

Penang Toy Museum houses a massive collection of action figures and collectables relating to movies, comic book superheroes and TV programmes ranging from Harry Potter to Star Wars. Fun for kids of all ages!

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Oct 03, 2018

Entopia Penang Butterfly Farm

Entopia Penang Butterfly Farm is a world class vivarium where butterflies flutter freely amid lush tropical gardens. Definitely one of the Top Penang Attractions.

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Oct 02, 2018

Penang Tropical Fruit Farm

Penang Tropical Fruit Farm boasts 250 species of fruit on their 25 acre hillside farm. Visitors can take a guided buggy tour, enjoy fruit drinks or a meal and purchase various fruit products.

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Sep 29, 2018

Masjid Tinggi Bagan Serai, Perak

Masjid Tinggi Bagan Serai is an unusual wooden mosque built in 1897 and said to be inspired by mosque designs in Banjarmasin, Indonesia.

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Sep 28, 2018

Masjid Ihsaniah Iskandariah, Padang Rengas, Perak

Masjid Ihsaniah Iskandariah is a unique mosque near Kuala Kangsar dating from the 1930s and made from wood and woven bamboo panels.

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Sep 27, 2018

Penang War Museum

Penang War Museum is an outdoor living war museum which vividly recounts the defence and fall of Malaya in WWII and the horrors of the Japanese occupation on civilians and imprisoned Allied servicemen. A must-see museum.

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Sep 26, 2018

Colonial Penang Museum

Colonial Penang Museum is one of Malaysia’s best museums with fantastic collections of antique furniture, stained glass windows and collectable treasures.

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Aug 10, 2018

Fortune Dragon Statue - Yong Peng, Johor

The Fortune Dragon Statue in Yong Peng is one of the world's largest dragon tunnel with a length of 115 meters. It is attractively painted and surrounded by lovely Chinese gardens.

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Aug 09, 2018

Pulau Rawa - Paradise Getaway In Johor

Pulau Rawa is an idyllic tropical island paradise off Malaysia's East Coast. Read my review of the accommodation, facilities and activities of the island's top hotel, Rawa Island Resort.

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Aug 05, 2018

Sungai Dusun Wildlife Conservation Centre

Sungai Dusun Wildlife Conservation Centre was once the preserve of rhinos but is now home to tapirs. You need a permit to visit.

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Aug 04, 2018

UPSI National Education Museum - Muzium Pendidikan Nasional

At UPSI National Education Museum in Tanjung Malim you can learn about the history of Malaysia’s education system and admire the heritage buildings of this university campus.

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Aug 02, 2018

National Heroes Mausoleum (Makam Pahlawan) - Kuala Lumpur

The Heroes Mausoleum at the National Mosque is the dignified and peaceful final resting place of former Malaysian Prime Ministers and other senior leaders.

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Aug 02, 2018

Herbarium Gallery Kuala Lumpur - Perdana Botanical Gardens

There’s not a lot to see at the Herbarium Gallery Kuala Lumpur, just a modest collection of dried leaves and information graphics. But it’s free and air-conditioned so OK for a brief stop.

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Jul 29, 2018

Tranquerah - Malacca

Take a stroll along historic Tranquerah (Jalan Tengkera) and see some of Melaka’s lesser known sights, off the beaten tourist track.

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Jul 11, 2018

Kenaboi State Park - Home to Lata Kijang

Kenaboi State Park in the remote Jelebu District of Negeri Sembilan is an unspoilt rainforest with waterfalls, jungle trails, mountain climbing, bird watching and other outdoor activities to enjoy.

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Jun 29, 2018

Jeram Tengkek Waterfall - Look Out for Goblins!

Jeram Tengkek Forest Eco-Park in Negeri Sembilan is a nice place to picnic, swim and camp amid pristine rain forest said to once have been home to a goblin village.

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Jun 20, 2018

Villa Sentosa Melaka & Kampung Morten

Villa Sentosa Melaka is the place to visit if you want to see what life is like inside a traditional Malay house and the actual owners may give you a tour around.

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Jun 18, 2018

St Francis Xavier Church - Melaka

St Francis Xavier Church is named after one of Malacca’s most famous residents. Read the story of Anjiro, the first Japanese Christian, whose statue is also found here.

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Jun 13, 2018

Makara In Malacca

The Mystery of the Makara In Malacca. Read some trivia here.

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Jun 11, 2018

Chinese Cemeteries in Malaysia

There are hundreds of Chinese Cemeteries in Malaysia. Read some trivia here.

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Jun 09, 2018

Jeram Kedah Waterfall, Lenggeng, Negeri Sembilan

Jeram Kedah Waterfall is a small and less well known waterfall in a peaceful and quiet corner of Negeri Sembilan’s extensive forest reserve.

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Jun 06, 2018

Fortress of Malacca - What Remains of It

The historic Portuguese/Dutch Fortress of Malacca was destroyed by the British in 1807 but there are some remnants still visible and worth seeing.

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Jun 04, 2018

Skytrex Melaka - Extreme Adventure Fun In A Natural Environment

At Skytrex Melaka the adventurous can enjoy fun and challenging obstacle courses in rainforest surroundings with international safety standards.

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Jun 03, 2018

Putrajaya Floria 2018 - Royal Floria Putrajaya Flower &Garden Festival

Putrajaya Floria, Malaysia's premier flower and garden festival is taking place from 25 August-2 Sep 2018.

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Jun 02, 2018

Melaka Bird Park, Ayer Keroh, Melaka

Melaka Bird Park is a fun place to bring the kids and see exotic birds feeding from the palm of your hand.

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Jun 01, 2018

Orang Asli Museum Ayer Keroh, Melaka

At the Orang Asli Museum Ayer Keroh you can learn about the customs, hunting techniques, houses, food, medicine, crafts and burial traditions of the Malay Peninsula’s original inhabitants.

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