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.
Here is some trivia about the flags of Malaysia, the old Malaya flag and the State flags and State coats of arms.
Frasers Hill or Cameron Highlands? Which one is better?
Sandakan Memorial Park is on the site of a WW2 POW camp from where Australian and British prisoners began the infamous Death Marches.
Karayuki-san refers to impoverished Japanese women who worked as prostitutes in southeast Asia during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Graves of some of these women can be found in cemeteries across Malaysia.
Eurasians are people of mixed race and they have a long history in Malaysia.
There are a number of floating mosques in Malaysia built on stilts above water or in waterfront locations. Here are some examples.
Coliseum Cafe and Hotel has been a Kuala Lumpur institution since 1921 where diners and drinkers can wallow in nostalgia for old colonial-era Malaya.
See this Malaysia Events Calendar 2019 to find out what's going on in Kuala Lumpur and elsewhere in Malaysia month by month.
Capture the quintessence of Penang with a collection of cards painted by Penang Artists.
Glass Bottle Temple Melaka is a small Thai Buddhist temple in Malacca incorporating hundreds of recycled green glass beer bottles in its design.
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.
Encore Melaka is an impressive Melaka-themed cultural performance using state-of-the-art theatrical techniques in a modern purpose-built theatre.
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.
Wat Charok Padang is a Thai Buddhist temple in northern Malaysia decorated with 100,000 green and brown glass bottles.
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.
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.
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.
Merdeka Bridge Kedah (Jambatan Merdeka) spans the River Muda separating Penang state from Kedah. It was the scene of fighting during WWII.
Malaysian Petrol Prices are still among the lowest in ASEAN and cheap by global standards.
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.
Penang Jewish Cemetery is all that's left of Penang's once prominent Jewish community. A poignant place to visit.
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.
Kuala Gula Wildlife Conservation Centre (Migratory Birds) has an interpretive centre where you can learn about seabirds found in this stretch of mangrove coastline.
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.
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.
Hutan Lipur Ulu Licin Beruas is an unspoilt recreational forest park with clear water, clean air, picnic spots and waterfalls.
Beruas Museum is a small museum in the Perak town of Beruas housed in a wooden colonial-era building (former courthouse)
Try hiking Bukit Engku Busu, a 331 meter high hill with great views over Lumut and Pangkor. Read my review for details and location.
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.
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.
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.
Based on my experience, here is the procedure for selling your MM2H car.
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.
Times Square Theme Park has the scariest roller coaster in Malaysia and other cool rides for teenagers, adults and kids. Details and prices here.
The Melaka River Cruise is definitely one of Melaka's top attractions. A comfortable and inexpensive way to see the sights.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Visit Teochew Puppet And Opera House and support the intangible cultural heritage of George Town.
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.
Seh Tek Tong Cheah Kongsi is an ornate and historic ancestral temple with an interpretation centre attached which is open to the public.
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.
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.
Penang Tunnel Museum is an attraction of two parts, part history and part 3D mural art gallery.
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.