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.

Jul 12, 2019

Malaysia Events Calendar 2019 - Major Events & Festivals

See this Malaysia Events Calendar 2019 to find out what's going on in Kuala Lumpur and elsewhere in Malaysia month by month.

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Mar 05, 2019

Penang Artists - Exclusive Collection of Cards by Galeri Art Point

Capture the quintessence of Penang with a collection of cards painted by Penang Artists.

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Feb 21, 2019

Glass Bottle Temple Melaka

Glass Bottle Temple Melaka is a small Thai Buddhist temple in Malacca incorporating hundreds of recycled green glass beer bottles in its design.

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Feb 16, 2019

Heng Ann Tian Hou Temple, Melaka

Heng Ann Tian Hou Temple is an attractive Chinese temple dedicated to Tian Hou (Mazu) located on the 3rd floor of the Heng Ann Association building in Melaka.

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Feb 15, 2019

Encore Melaka Impression Series

Encore Melaka is an impressive Melaka-themed cultural performance using state-of-the-art theatrical techniques in a modern purpose-built theatre.

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Feb 06, 2019

Bukit Larut On Foot - Great Exercise, Nice Views, Cool Clean Air

Bukit Larut on foot is not the easiest way to go up this hill overlooking Taiping (Maxwell Hill). It is pretty exhausting but worth it for the nature and scenery.

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Feb 06, 2019

Wat Charok Padang -The Glass Bottle Temple near Sik, Kedah

Wat Charok Padang is a Thai Buddhist temple in northern Malaysia decorated with 100,000 green and brown glass bottles.

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Feb 05, 2019

Kota Kuala Muda Tsunami Memorial, Kedah, Malaysia

The Kota Kuala Muda Tsunami Memorial is a poignant reminder of the devastating tsunami of 26 December 2004 which affected this part of Malaysia and other countries.

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Feb 04, 2019

Eden On The Park Kuching

Eden On The Park Kuching is an Integrated Senior Lifestyle and Care Residence Resort with units set aside for expatriates making it ideal for MM2H participants looking for an inexpensive and hassle-free stay in a safe and caring environment.

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Feb 03, 2019

Merdeka Beach, Kota Kuala Muda, Kedah

Merdeka Beach (Pantai Merdeka) is a popular public beach with fine views of Gunung Jerai, good recreational facilities and attractions such as its unusual red mudstone and a British WWII bunker.

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Feb 01, 2019

Merdeka Bridge Kedah - Bridge Over The River Muda

Merdeka Bridge Kedah (Jambatan Merdeka) spans the River Muda separating Penang state from Kedah. It was the scene of fighting during WWII.

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Jan 30, 2019

Malaysian Petrol Prices

Malaysian Petrol Prices are still among the lowest in ASEAN and cheap by global standards.

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Jan 29, 2019

Suffolk House Penang

Suffolk House Penang is a magnificent restoration of a stately home built around 1800 on an estate owned by Francis Light, the founder of the British settlement on Penang. It is now a restaurant and events venue.

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Jan 27, 2019

Penang Jewish Cemetery

Penang Jewish Cemetery is all that's left of Penang's once prominent Jewish community. A poignant place to visit.

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Jan 26, 2019

Batik Painting Museum Penang - Malaysia Traveller Review

Batik Painting Museum Penang is a lovely little gallery in a 3 storey shophouse on historic Armenian Street with some 90 original paintings by accomplished batik artists. Worth seeing.

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Jan 25, 2019

Kuala Gula Wildlife Conservation Centre

Kuala Gula Wildlife Conservation Centre (Migratory Birds) has an interpretive centre where you can learn about seabirds found in this stretch of mangrove coastline.

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Jan 24, 2019

Seen Hock Yeen Confucius Temple, Chemor, Perak

Seen Hock Yeen Temple is a popular temple for devotees of Confucius hoping for good health, a good marriage partner or to dispel problems and pray for children's scholastic success.

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Jan 24, 2019

Ipoh Mural Art Trail - Ipoh's Thriving Street Art Scene

Ipoh Mural Art Trail is a map produced by Ipoh Tourist Information Centre showing the locations of some of Ipoh's famous street art. See the map and some great murals here.

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Jan 22, 2019

Hutan Lipur Ulu Licin Beruas, Perak

Hutan Lipur Ulu Licin Beruas is an unspoilt recreational forest park with clear water, clean air, picnic spots and waterfalls.

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Jan 21, 2019

Beruas Museum - Malaysia Traveller Review

Beruas Museum is a small museum in the Perak town of Beruas housed in a wooden colonial-era building (former courthouse)

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Jan 21, 2019

Bukit Engku Busu - An Invigorating Jungle Hill Trek At Lumut, Perak

Try hiking Bukit Engku Busu, a 331 meter high hill with great views over Lumut and Pangkor. Read my review for details and location.

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Jan 19, 2019

Batu Bersurat Pangkor Island - It's Not A Tiger, It's A Lion

Historians widely believe that Batu Bersurat Pangkor Island is a rock inscribed with a tiger mauling a boy. They are all wrong. Find out what it actually portrays.

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Jan 19, 2019

Dutch Fort Pangkor Island - Kota Belanda

Dutch Fort Pangkor Island is the remains of an old warehouse built by the Dutch in 1670 to store tin ore. It has been partially restored as a tourist attraction.

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Jan 18, 2019

Pangkor Island Ferry - Schedule, Ticket Price and Location

The Pangkor Island Ferry is the only way to reach Pangkor Island unless you have your own boat. It is cheap, hassle-free, comfortable and punctual.

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Jan 10, 2019

Selling Your MM2H Car - How To Go About It

Based on my experience, here is the procedure for selling your MM2H car.

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Jan 10, 2019

MM2H - Malaysia My Second Home Programme

MM2H stands for Malaysia My Second Home which is the name of the Malaysian Government's programme. Here I share some of my personal experience with the scheme.

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Jan 03, 2019

Berjaya Times Square Theme Park - Indoor Theme Park in Kuala Lumpur

Times Square Theme Park has the scariest roller coaster in Malaysia and other cool rides for teenagers, adults and kids. Details and prices here.

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Jan 03, 2019

Melaka River Cruise - Route, Ticket Prices, Location

The Melaka River Cruise is definitely one of Melaka's top attractions. A comfortable and inexpensive way to see the sights.

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Jan 01, 2019

Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur

The Islamic Arts Museum is one of the best museums in Malaysia with over 7000 top quality artefacts from all over the Islamic world. A must-see!

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Dec 31, 2018

Huskiss - Dog Lovers' Delight in Kelana Jaya, Petaling Jaya

If you are fond of huskies you are going to love Huskiss, a pet café with half a dozen friendly Siberian huskies and an Alaskan Malamute. Watch this video.

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Dec 31, 2018

LAMPU Putrajaya 2019 - Festival of Light and Motion Putrajaya

LAMPU Putrajaya has become a regular event and a great way to celebrate the New Year with state of the art lighting mapping technology projected onto the Palace of Justice facade.

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Dec 24, 2018

P Ramlee Birthplace - The House in Penang Where He Was Born

P Ramlee Birthplace (Rumah Kelahiran P.Ramlee) is the quaint wooden house where Malaysia's best loved artiste was born. It is open to the public.

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Dec 23, 2018

Penang Sun Yat Sen Centre

The Penang Sun Yat Sen Centre commemorates the contributions made by Chinese national hero Dr Sun Yat-Sen (1866 - 1925) and his Overseas Chinese supporters.

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Dec 21, 2018

Glass Museum Penang - Malaysia's First & Only Glass-Themed Attraction

Glass Museum Penang is a good place to learn about glass making, create your own glass souvenir, shop for quality glass items and take fun photos with some glass-themed 3D art.

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Dec 21, 2018

Penang Asia Comic Cultural Museum - Highly Recommended

Penang Asia Comic Cultural Museum (PACCM) is an excellent attraction providing an entertaining and educational look at comic history in nine Asian countries and territories.

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Dec 19, 2018

Teochew Puppet And Opera House - Armenian Street, Penang

Visit Teochew Puppet And Opera House and support the intangible cultural heritage of George Town.

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Dec 18, 2018

Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi - Penang's Most Famous Clan Temple

Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi is a magnificent clan house and a popular tourist attraction in George Town's historic centre. See location, opening hours and ticket price here.

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Dec 17, 2018

Seh Tek Tong Cheah Kongsi - A Palatial Clan House in Penang

Seh Tek Tong Cheah Kongsi is an ornate and historic ancestral temple with an interpretation centre attached which is open to the public.

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Dec 17, 2018

Penang Murals - Locations of Street Art in George Town, Penang

Quirky Penang murals and street art have sprung up on the streets of George Town in recent years, celebrating Penang's unique culture. Here is a map showing their locations.

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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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