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.

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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Dec 17, 2020

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 17, 2020

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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Dec 16, 2020

Hang Tuah Centre & Hang Tuah Well, Melaka

Hang Tuah Centre is a lavish new museum and tourism complex dedicated to the famous Malay hero Hang Tuah located at Kampung Duyong, Melaka.

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Dec 15, 2020

Climbing Gunung Nuang, Hulu Langat, Selangor, Malaysia

If you are thinking of climbing Gunung Nuang see details, photos and videos of what to expect here.

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Dec 15, 2020

Gunung Ledang National Park

Gunung Ledang National Park has attracted naturalists since 1854. Even if you don't climb the fabled mountain itself, the Puteri Waterfalls are worth a visit.

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Dec 13, 2020

Gua Tempurung - One of Malaysia's Top Show Caves

Gua Tempurung near Ipoh is the largest show cave in Peninsula Malaysia. A variety of tours are possible ranging from easy to challenging and adventurous.

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Dec 13, 2020

GM Klang Wholesale City

GM Klang is a good place to browse and shop for bargains whether you are in the retail trade or just a private shopper. Map, opening hours and details here.

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Dec 13, 2020

Gedung Raja Abdullah - Klang, Malaysia

Gedung Raja Abdullah is a heritage building, once used as warehouse, police station and tin museum but now vacant many years. See map & details here.

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Dec 13, 2020

Galeria Sri Perdana

Galeria Sri Perdana is an interesting museum in KL giving an insight to the day to day life of former Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad. Read more.

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Dec 13, 2020

Galeria Perdana, Langkawi

Galeria Perdana is an attractive museum in Langkawi displaying gifts and mementos received by former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. Read more.

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Dec 11, 2020

Fortune Dragon Statue - Yong Peng, Johor

The Fortune Dragon Statue in Yong Peng is one of the world's largest dragon tunnel with a length of 115 meters. It is attractively painted and surrounded by lovely Chinese gardens.

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Dec 11, 2020

Fortress of Malacca - What Remains of It

The historic Portuguese/Dutch Fortress of Malacca was destroyed by the British in 1807 but there are some remnants still visible and worth seeing.

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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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