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.
Floral Tea Mansion is a beautifully preserved and restored heritage building in Georgetown, Penang.
The Marina Island to Pangkor Ferry is an alternative way to reach Pangkor and faster than the old Lumut to Pangkor ferry.
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.
Climb 108 steps to Kishu Toshogu Shrine for a great view and see the magnificent red entrance gate, the best in Kansai.
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.
Bring the kids to MinNature Malaysia in Bukit Bintang to experience a fun, magical and educational world in miniature.
The Orang Asli are the indigenous minority peoples of Peninsular Malaysia. Here are some facts and places where you can experience their culture.
Feng Shui is widely observed by Malaysia’s Chinese population and is big business for its practitioners.
MAHA 2020 is the biggest agricultural event in the ASEAN region. See details, dates, timing and location here.
Bénédictine DOM is a French herbal liqueur regarded by many in Malaysia as a health tonic. Find out more.
Here is some Malaysian Food Trivia.
Here is some Malaysian Tree Trivia.
The Johore Wooden Railway was the first to be built in Malaya but it did not last long before it was eaten by termites!
Expatriates in Malaysia are a contented bunch, happy with the cost of living, personal finances and quality of life.
What are the top Malaysian exports? Here are some statistics.
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.
Here are some interesting facts about the Malaysian National Anthem.
Here is some trivia about food poisoning in Malaysia.
Dengue fever in Malaysia has been on the increase over the past 40 years. Read some trivia here.
Hakkas, Hokkien and Hainanese are among the main Chinese communities in Malaysia. Find out where they originate from.
Visit Wakaura Tenmangu Shrine, an ancient and atmospheric Shinto shrine off the tourist trail in Wakayama City. Great view but a lot of steps!
Goa is one of the best places to visit in India. Here are some of my favourite top Goa attractions.
Executions in Malaysia. Read some facts and statistics here.
Where to find a good source of fascinating old Malaya photos - Vintage shots of KL, Melaka, Perak and elsewhere in Malaysia.
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.
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.
Tun Sakaran Marine Park’s stunning setting and marine biodiversity make it a popular tourist attraction for day trippers.
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.
The Penang to Langkawi Ferry is ideal for tourists who want to experience both islands. It is cheap, hassle-free and fast.
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.
See this Malaysia Events Calendar 2020 to find out what's going on in Kuala Lumpur and elsewhere in Malaysia month by month.
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.
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.