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.

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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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 2020 - 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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