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 03, 2020

Floral Tea Mansion (Rumah The Bunga) - Heritage Building in Penang

Floral Tea Mansion is a beautifully preserved and restored heritage building in Georgetown, Penang.

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Nov 23, 2020

Marina Island to Pangkor Ferry - Schedule, Ticket Price and Location

The Marina Island to Pangkor Ferry is an alternative way to reach Pangkor and faster than the old Lumut to Pangkor ferry.

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Nov 15, 2020

Peter James Begbie and The Malayan Peninsula

Peter James Begbie published The Malayan Peninsula in 1834 in an attempt to provide a thorough description of Malaya. Even today, it shines a light on some interesting historical details.

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Oct 15, 2020

Kishu Toshogu Shrine - Wakayama City, Japan

Climb 108 steps to Kishu Toshogu Shrine for a great view and see the magnificent red entrance gate, the best in Kansai.

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Oct 04, 2020

Taiping Lake Gardens

Taiping Lake Gardens was the first public recreation park to be established in Malaysia and today it remains one of the most beautiful spots in the country.

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Sep 26, 2020

MinNature - Largest Indoor Miniature & Train Exhibition In Asia

Bring the kids to MinNature Malaysia in Bukit Bintang to experience a fun, magical and educational world in miniature.

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Sep 25, 2020

Orang Asli in Malaysia

The Orang Asli are the indigenous minority peoples of Peninsular Malaysia. Here are some facts and places where you can experience their culture.

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Sep 20, 2020

Feng Shui in Malaysia

Feng Shui is widely observed by Malaysia’s Chinese population and is big business for its practitioners.

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Sep 02, 2020

MAHA 2020 - Malaysia's Leading Agricultural Show

MAHA 2020 is the biggest agricultural event in the ASEAN region. See details, dates, timing and location here.

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Aug 28, 2020

Bénédictine DOM - Why Is It So Popular in Malaysia?

Bénédictine DOM is a French herbal liqueur regarded by many in Malaysia as a health tonic. Find out more.

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Aug 27, 2020

Malaysian Food Trivia - Here are some of Malaysia's Favourite Foods

Here is some Malaysian Food Trivia.

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Aug 20, 2020

Malaysian Tree Trivia - Little Facts About Big Trees

Here is some Malaysian Tree Trivia.

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Aug 16, 2020

The Johore Wooden Railway - Malaysia's First Railway

The Johore Wooden Railway was the first to be built in Malaya but it did not last long before it was eaten by termites!

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Aug 14, 2020

Expatriates in Malaysia - 9th Best Destination In The World For Expats

Expatriates in Malaysia are a contented bunch, happy with the cost of living, personal finances and quality of life.

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Aug 13, 2020

Malaysian Exports

What are the top Malaysian exports? Here are some statistics.

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Aug 10, 2020

Top Malaysian Beaches - 10 Best Beaches in Malaysia

Top Malaysian Beaches. I have written about 84 beaches and islands on this website but which ones are my favourites? Here are my Top Ten.

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Aug 06, 2020

Malaysian National Anthem - Negara Ku

Here are some interesting facts about the Malaysian National Anthem.

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Aug 02, 2020

Food Poisoning In Malaysia

Here is some trivia about food poisoning in Malaysia.

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Aug 01, 2020

Dengue Fever in Malaysia

Dengue fever in Malaysia has been on the increase over the past 40 years. Read some trivia here.

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Jul 26, 2020

Hakkas, Hokkien and Hainanese in Malaysia

Hakkas, Hokkien and Hainanese are among the main Chinese communities in Malaysia. Find out where they originate from.

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Jul 14, 2020

Wakaura Tenmangu Shrine - Wakayama City, Japan

Visit Wakaura Tenmangu Shrine, an ancient and atmospheric Shinto shrine off the tourist trail in Wakayama City. Great view but a lot of steps!

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Jun 28, 2020

Top Goa Attractions - Things To Do In Goa

Goa is one of the best places to visit in India. Here are some of my favourite top Goa attractions.

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Jun 10, 2020

Executions in Malaysia

Executions in Malaysia. Read some facts and statistics here.

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May 25, 2020

Old Malaya Photos - Black and White Photos of Malaysia In The Past

Where to find a good source of fascinating old Malaya photos - Vintage shots of KL, Melaka, Perak and elsewhere in Malaysia.

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May 15, 2020

Malaysian Historic School Buildings

There are many Malaysian historic school buildings which play an important part in the nation's architectural heritage. Here is a list with photos of twenty-seven of the best examples.

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May 02, 2020

Kimiidera Temple - Wakayama City, Japan

Kimiidera Temple is one of the top places to visit in Wakayama with the largest wooden standing statue in Japan, great views and cherry blossom.

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Apr 09, 2020

Tun Sakaran Marine Park

Tun Sakaran Marine Park’s stunning setting and marine biodiversity make it a popular tourist attraction for day trippers.

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Mar 15, 2020

Lightning Strikes In Malaysia

Lightning Strikes In Malaysia are a very common occurrence due to its tropical climate and location. The country has one of the world's highest rates of fatalities.

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Feb 25, 2020

Penang to Langkawi Ferry - Schedule, Ticket Price and Location

The Penang to Langkawi Ferry is ideal for tourists who want to experience both islands. It is cheap, hassle-free and fast.

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Jan 13, 2020

Central Market Kuala Lumpur

Visit Central Market Kuala Lumpur (Pasar Seni). It's one of KL's top tourist attractions and a great place to shop for souvenirs and eat local food.

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Jan 01, 2020

Malaysia Events Calendar 2020 - Major Events & Festivals

See this Malaysia Events Calendar 2020 to find out what's going on in Kuala Lumpur and elsewhere in Malaysia month by month.

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Sep 26, 2019

Flags of Malaysia

Here is some trivia about the flags of Malaysia, the old Malaya flag and the State flags and State coats of arms.

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Sep 12, 2019

Frasers Hill or Cameron Highlands

Frasers Hill or Cameron Highlands? Which one is better?

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Sep 01, 2019

Sandakan Memorial Park

Sandakan Memorial Park is on the site of a WW2 POW camp from where Australian and British prisoners began the infamous Death Marches.

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Aug 22, 2019

Karayuki-san in Malaya

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.

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Jul 31, 2019

Eurasians In Malaysia

Eurasians are people of mixed race and they have a long history in Malaysia.

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Jul 28, 2019

Floating Mosques In Malaysia

There are a number of floating mosques in Malaysia built on stilts above water or in waterfront locations. Here are some examples.

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Jul 28, 2019

Coliseum Cafe and Hotel Kuala Lumpur

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.

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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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