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.

Dec 13, 2018

Penang State Museum - Malaysia Traveller Review

Penang State Museum's normal premises are closed for renovation but you can find a reasonable selection of items on display at their secondary site at Macalister Road.

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Dec 12, 2018

Penang Tunnel Museum - Malaysia Traveller Review

Penang Tunnel Museum is an attraction of two parts, part history and part 3D mural art gallery.

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Dec 11, 2018

Penang State Art Gallery - Malaysia Traveller Review

Penang State Art Gallery was, for me, a rather disappointing display of paintings by a single artist covering two floors in the modern Dewan Sri Pinang building in George Town.

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Dec 10, 2018

Big Bad Wolf Book Sale Kuala Lumpur 2018

The Big Bad Wolf Book Sale is back again this year at MIECC, The Mines, Seri Kembangan from 7-17 December 2018. Stock up on massively discounted reading material.

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Dec 09, 2018

Logan Memorial Penang

The Logan Memorial Penang was erected in 1873 in memory of James Richardson Logan, a Scottish lawyer, newspaper editor, writer and ethnologist who is best known for defending the rights of 'the little man' against official restrictions in colonial Penang.

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Dec 08, 2018

Wonderfood Museum Penang - Plastic Has Never Looked So Tasty!

Wonderfood Museum is a great place to see and photograph larger-than-life replicas of Malaysia's national obsession - food, in all its varied and delicious forms.

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Dec 07, 2018

Butterworth to Penang Ferry - Timings, Fares and Review

Take the Butterworth to Penang Ferry for a convenient and scenic way to cross between Penang Island and the mainland.

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Dec 01, 2018

Sultan Sulaiman Club Heritage Building - Kampung Baru, KL

Sultan Sulaiman Club has a replica of a colonial-era club house which is worth a visit.

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Nov 26, 2018

Shipwrecks Near Malaysia - Sunken Treasures

There are numerous shipwrecks near Malaysia, some already salvaged and others still waiting to be discovered. Here are details of some of the more famous ones.

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Nov 21, 2018

Taman Tugu Forest Trail - New Public Green Space in Kuala Lumpur

Visit Taman Tugu Forest Trail for an invigorating and educational family hike amid lush jungle vegetation in the heart of the city.

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Nov 19, 2018

Apeh Waterfall - A Moderately Challenging Hike Near KL

Apeh Waterfall, or Bukit Saga Waterfall, is an extension to the Ah Pek Hill Trail in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur. I went there recently after heavy rain to see what it's like.

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Nov 18, 2018

Hang Kasturi Mausoleum, Melaka, Malaysia

Hang Kasturi Mausoleum is the burial place of Hang Kasturi, one of the five brothers-in-arms led by Hang Tuah who served in the court of Sultan Mansor Shah of Malacca during the 15th century.

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Nov 16, 2018

Hang Jebat Mausoleum - Makam Hang Jebat, Melaka, Malaysia

Hang Jebat Mausoleum is the burial place of Hang Jebat, a warrior and Malay hero who lived in the 15th century.

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Nov 09, 2018

Demang Abdul Ghani Gallery, Merlimau, Melaka

At Demang Abdul Ghani Gallery you have the chance to look around one of Melaka's most attractive traditional houses and admire its unique architectural style.

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Nov 09, 2018

Perigi Portugis - Old Portuguese Well in Melaka

Perigi Portugis was not exactly a Top Melaka attraction even when it was open but now this old well appears to be closed to the public.

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Nov 08, 2018

Makam Sultan Ali - Sultan Ali Of Johor's Mausoleum

This little known burial site, Makam Sultan Ali, on the roadside between Melaka and Merlimau, has a strong connection with Singapore. Find out more.

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Nov 07, 2018

Ikan Bakar Klasik Terapung Umbai - Floating Grilled Fish Village

Ikan Bakar Klasik Terapung Umbai is a grilled seafood food court located at Umbai some 12 km east of Melaka City. It gets mixed reviews.

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Nov 06, 2018

Makam Tun Teja - Tun Teja's Tomb

Makam Tun Teja is the burial place of Tun Teja Ratna Benggala, the beautiful wife of Malacca's Sultan Mahmud Shah who reigned from 1458 to 1511. Her story is one of love and betrayal.

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Nov 05, 2018

Hang Tuah Centre & Hang Tuah Well, Melaka

Hang Tuah Centre is a lavish new museum and tourism complex dedicated to the famous Malay hero Hang Tuah located at Kampung Duyong, Melaka.

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Nov 03, 2018

MAHA 2018 - Malaysia's Leading Agricultural Show

MAHA 2018 is the biggest agricultural event in the ASEAN region. See details, dates, timing and location here.

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Nov 02, 2018

Galeri Seni Rakyat - Folk Art Gallery, Melaka

Galeri Seni Rakyat is a gallery of paintings by local amateur artists. One or two nice pieces but mostly so-so art. The staff member needs customer service training.

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Nov 02, 2018

Ayer Salak Village - Historic Catholic Community in Melaka

Ayer Salak Village is not a mainstream tourist attraction but its pretty church, tranquil setting and interesting history make it worth a visit.

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Oct 26, 2018

Malaysia's Plastic Pollution

Malaysia could do a lot better when it comes to plastic pollution. See these charts.

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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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