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.

Sep 04, 2021

State Flags of Malaysia

Here are images and facts about the State Flags of Malaysia.

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Aug 31, 2021

The Malaysian Lorry

Lorry (lori in Bahasa) is the term used in Malaysia for road transport vehicles. Here is some trivia.

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Aug 11, 2021

Indonesian - Bahasa Indonesia

Here is some Malaysia Traveller Trivia about Indonesian

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Aug 08, 2021

Istana Negara

Here is some trivia about Istana Negara.

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Jul 30, 2021

National Principles of Malaysia - Rukun Negara

Here are some facts about the National Principles of Malaysia.

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Jul 29, 2021

National Bird of Malaysia

The national bird of Malaysia is generally recognised as the Rhinoceros Hornbill (buceros hornbill).

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Jul 23, 2021

Phillumeny - Collecting Malaysian Matchbox Labels

Phillumeny is the niche hobby of collecting vintage matchbox labels and other match-related items. Here are some examples from Malaysia.

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Jun 25, 2021

Malaysian Vintage Hotel Luggage Labels

Here are some examples of Malaysian vintage hotel luggage labels.

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May 26, 2021

Malaysia Visa Requirements - eVISA & eNTRI

Find out if you need a visa and how long you can stay to comply with Malaysia Visa Requirements

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May 23, 2021

Malaysia's 2021 World Happiness Ranking

Malaysia's World Happiness Ranking is not as high as it should be. Find out more.

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May 07, 2021

Guinness In Malaysia - Did You Know?

Here is some trivia concerning Guinness In Malaysia.

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May 05, 2021

Putrajaya Floria 2021 - Royal Floria Putrajaya Flower &Garden Festival

It looks like Putrajaya Floria, Malaysia's premier flower and garden festival, will be cancelled again this year due to Covid-19.

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Apr 07, 2021

Maeda-shima - Labuan

The story of how Labuan came to be renamed Maeda-shima.

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Apr 05, 2021

Kris of Malaysia (Keris) - Weapon and Ceremonial Object

Here is some trivia concerning the kris of Malaysia.

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Apr 04, 2021

Kaki Lima or Five Foot Way

Here is some trivia concerning Kaki Lima in Malaysia.

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Mar 27, 2021

Urbanisation In Malaysia - Rising Rapidly

Here is some trivia concerning urbanisation in Malaysia.

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Mar 26, 2021

Quirky Buildings In Malaysia - Unique, Unusual, Attractive or Historic

Here is a selection of quirky buildings In Malaysia which you might find interesting.

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Mar 02, 2021

Five Best Retirement Places In Malaysia For Expats

Where is the best place to live in Malaysia for retirees? Here are my Five Best Retirement Places In Malaysia.

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Feb 17, 2021

Water Quality and Water Filters in Malaysia

Read tips about Water Quality and Water Filters in Malaysia from a British water filter manufacturer.

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Feb 16, 2021

Malayan Black Magic

See this 19th century Malayan Black Magic charm intended to curse its recipient with a fatal illness.

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Jan 23, 2021

Malaysian Wildlife - Different Types and Where to Find Them

Where are the best places to spot Malaysian Wildlife in the wild? Based on my experience, here are some suggestions.

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Jan 19, 2021

Little India, Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur

KL's Little India district is worth visiting to experience a different side to the city.

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Jan 17, 2021

Masjid Jamek, Kuala Lumpur - Did You Know?

Before you visit Masjid Jamek read some of its interesting history and visitor information.

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Jan 16, 2021

Malaysian National Monument - Tugu Negara

The Malaysian National Monument is an emotive bronze statue overlooking the Kuala Lumpur Lake Gardens honouring those who died during the Malayan Emergency and other wars.

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Jan 14, 2021

Petaling Street Market, Kuala Lumpur

Petaling Street in KL's Chinatown district is must-visit street market for tourists looking for bargains.

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Jan 13, 2021

Sultan Abdul Samad Building - A Peek Inside

See photos from inside the Sultan Abdul Samad Building along with historical facts and vintage pictures.

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Jan 11, 2021

Bamboo In Malaysia

There's a lot of bamboo in Malaysia but it is not used to its full potential.

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Jan 10, 2021

Bamboo Chicks - Part of Malaysia's DNA.

Bamboo Chicks are those rolling bamboo blinds that are an essential accessory to the classic shophouse. See some examples here.

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Jan 07, 2021

Bank Kerapu - War Museum in Kota Bharu

Bank Kerapu is a small WWII museum located in a former bank building in Kelantan. Worth a quick visit.Bank

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Jan 02, 2021

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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Jan 02, 2021

Wat Machimmaram, Malaysia’s Largest Sitting Buddha Statue

Wat Machimmaram in Tumpat, Kelantan is an impressive Thai Buddhist Temple with a giant seated Buddha statue. See review, photos and location details here.

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Jan 02, 2021

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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Jan 01, 2021

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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Jan 01, 2021

Templer Park - Hike to Waterfall

Take this hike to the waterfall at Templer Park for a true jungle experience within easy reach of Kuala Lumpur. See location map, video, photos and details here.

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Dec 31, 2020

Sungai Menyala Edu Ecotourism Centre, Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan

Sungai Menyala Edu Ecotourism Centre is a forest reserve with some virgin rainforest, some of the tallest trees in Malaysia, a museum and excellent accommodation faciliites.

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Dec 29, 2020

Redang Island Beaches, Terengganu, Malaysia

Redang Island beaches are some of the best in Malaysia. Read my review and travel advice here.

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Dec 28, 2020

Princes Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Princes Hotel Kuala Lumpur was a hotel 100 years ago. Read how I managed to locate the building.

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Dec 28, 2020

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 27, 2020

Niah Caves - A Practical Guide

Planning a trip to Niah Caves? Read this guide first on what to expect, location, opening hours, ticket price and practical tips.

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Dec 26, 2020

Menara Lama Surau Tengkera - Melaka’s Oldest Surviving Mosque

Menara Lama Surau Tengkera is a pagoda-shaped minaret built in 1728. See photos, map and location details here.

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Dec 26, 2020

WW2 Malim Nawar Chimney, Perak

The Malim Nawar Chimney is all that remains of a WW2 Japanese carbide factory near Kampar, Perak. See details, photo and map here.

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Dec 23, 2020

Macau Gallery Melaka

Macau Gallery Melaka (also spelt Macao Gallery Melaka) is a showcase for promoting Macau as a tourist destination. Read review, location and details here.

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Dec 23, 2020

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 22, 2020

Kukup Fishing Village - Air Masin, Pontian, Johor

Kukup Fishing Village is a quaint fishing community amid the mangrove coast of Johor. Popular with weekenders and seafood lovers.

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Dec 20, 2020

Kuala Kangsar Heritage Trail - Tips on what to see.

Take my self-guided Kuala Kangsar Heritage Trail to view the highlights of Kuala Kangsar, Perak's royal town. Free map and details here.

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Dec 19, 2020

Kellie's Castle - See How it Might Have Looked if Completed

Kellie's Castle is a fitting reminder of the rags-to-riches tale of Scottish planter William Kellie Smith, a man whose life, like the castle, was ended before fruition.

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Dec 19, 2020

Kampung Orang Asli Bukit Kepong near Pasir Panjang, Port Dickson

Kampung Orang Asli Bukit Kepong has to be one of the most beautiful villages in Malaysia. Cultural activities, food and accommodation can be arranged for visitors.

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Dec 18, 2020

Justice Museum Putrajaya - See inside the Palace of Justice

At Justice Museum Putrajaya you can learn how Malaysia’s legal system developed, see a mock up of a court room, see wigs, costumes and much more.

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Dec 18, 2020

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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