Malaysia Travel Guides for Backpackers

Kuala Lumpur – The Budget Travel Guide

  Malaysia is a beautiful, culturally diverse country like none other in the whole of Asia. In no other Asian country will you see a diversity of ethnicity as rich as it is in Malaysia, from the big 3 ethnics which are the Malays, Chinese and Indians, to the more indigenous ethnics like the Sabah state natives “Kadazans”  and the Sarawak state natives “Iban”. Even with such a diverse culture, the people of Malaysia are truly united as one, living harmoniously day to day, co-existing with each other in peace. Her Capital, Kuala Lumpur, is the heart of all things […]
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Attractions You Can’t Miss When Visiting Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

What are some of the must-see attractions in Malaysia? – one of the most common questions people ask me ever since I returned from Malaysia after studying there for almost two years). I used to love walking around discovering different places, experiencing the hustle-bustle of locals and tourists alike, or just sipping coffee and working in a quiet café. Of course, when on vacation, you would have just a few days to explore the country. Studying there for about two years, even I wasn’t able to see the whole of Malaysia, just Kuala Lumpur, and nearby areas. But hey! I […]
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A Guide to Vegan Coffee in George Town, Penang

There are more than enough blog posts about the best coffee shops in George Town, the capital city of the state of Penang. However, we struggled finding a list of those offering vegan milk alternatives so Christine and I took it upon ourselves to hunt those down and our hunt was rather delicious! As both of us used to live in London, a city ridden with independent and quirky coffee shops, each better than the last, we got used to the abundance of good coffee with various dairy-free milk alternatives. To keep up our habits in Malaysia proved a lot […]
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Fun things to do in Kuala Lumpur on a broke backpacker budget

Malaysia is a country that might get overlooked amidst the other popular Southeast Asian countries such as Thailand or Vietnam. Like the other Southeast Asian countries, Malaysia is also incredibly cheap. Thus, Malaysia should not be missed, especially it’s capital Kuala Lumpur. Kuala Lumpur is an incredibly modern city that, like many cities, offers a little bit of everything for any person. For starters, the diversity is insane. Upon arriving in the Kuala Lumpur International Airport you’ll quickly notice how every sign is translated into English, Arabic, Chinese, Tamil, and of course the official language of Malaysian Malay. Good news! Because […]
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Bako National Park: the complete guide

Once you arrive in Borneo, you’ll be surrounded by jungle and wildlife all the time. Nature is a big attraction here and the Bako National Park is one of the reasons. Located in the state of Sarawak, northwest Borneo Island, this Malaysian park is one of the few places where you can see Proboscis Monkeys in their natural habitat. There are 9 different trails through the jungle for you to discover How to get there The Bako National Park is just 30 km away from Kuching, capital of Sarawak state in Borneo Malaysia. If you are in continental Malaysia, tons […]
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Perfect 3-Day Travel Itinerary

Kuala Lumpur – a city that combines seemingly incompatible. Most of the population here is made up of three cultures – Malays, Chinese and Hindus – and three religions – Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism. Most admiringly, the representatives of these three groups live completely peacefully, and each group has its own laws at the government level! The city is clean, calm and very quiet – despite the many tourists and the status of the capital. In short trips, I prefer to see the best in the city, understand its atmosphere, mood, feel its people, catch the so-called “vibe”. Now I […]
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Must visit places in Malaysia

Malaysia is a place where anyone would find the environment exotic. Especially if you land and walk out of the airport and start perspiring. If you decide to take off your jacket, think twice if your next stop is Genting Highlands. One can either make it to the grand high place with a cable car or a bus. Unlike most of Malaysia, you’ll find yourself almost shivering when you step out. Genting Highlands That is the specialty of Genting Highlands. A whole kid’s fantasy land and large luxurious hotels placed on a hilltop which keeps the place chilly at all […]
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Things to Do Around Kuching in Sarawak

When it comes to Malaysia, many travelers only focus on Peninsular Malaysia where the capital city is located. However, Malaysia is so much more than that. So, if you’re one of the travelers who think that Malaysia is only Kuala Lumpur, Penang, and Malacca, here’s some good news for you: Malaysia is so much more than that! Apart from the Peninsular, East Malaysia in Borneo is also worth to visit for so many reasons. From the delicacy of Sarawak Laksa that tastes totally different than the one in Penang, to the beauty of nature that you wouldn’t find in Kuala […]
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The Mini New Zealand of Malaysia: Desa Cattle Dairy Farm

With Malaysia – both Peninsular Malaysia and East Malaysia – located near the equator, the climate falls under the equatorial climate which is calculated to be hot and humid throughout the year. Take a break from the awful and sweat-inducing weather and pamper yourself and your family with a short getaway to this mini paradise in Sabah. Desa Cattle Dairy Farm in Kundasang is one of the blessings for the hot-humid climate country like Malaysia. With only a 2-hour drive from the city capital, Kota Kinabalu, you can experience a Mini New Zealand with it’s cool and refreshing surrounding. This […]
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7 Must Visit Places in Kuala Lumpur

Having spent three fantastic days at Langkawi, we were in high spirits. Our next destination of the Malaysia Trip was the capital itself, Kuala Lumpur. KL is the largest city in Malaysia and is broadly recognized for its lustrous skyscrapers and colonial architecture. We stayed in KL for three days and here’s the list of best places to visit in the city. 1. Petronas Towers Popularly known as the Twin Towers, this is the world’s tallest pair of the tower. The structure is 452 meters high, however, the top deck is at the height of 375 meters and the remaining portion is […]
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The best things to see, eat and do in Penang

Just off of the West coast of Malaysia, Penang is known as a travelers paradise with its eclectic mix of history, street art, hipster cafes and delicious food. Whilst most things on offer are undoubtedly meaty, we managed to discover some veggie and vegan gems hidden in Georgetown. How to get there Plane If Penang is your first stop in Malaysia, you can fly straight to Penang international airport from most countries, or get a domestic flight from Kuala Lumpur (KL). Bus If you’re following the popular backpacker trail through Malaysia, the best and most affordable way to get to […]
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Fun things to do in kilim Geoforest Park, Langkawi, Malaysia.

In Malaysia, Langkawi is famous with legendary stories, natural resources, beautiful beach that surrounded with 99 small islands, mountainous and last but not least a stunning mangrove forest. Kilim Goeforest Park is one of the 3 top UNESCO sites that you must visit in Langkawi. Different than a normal mangrove forest, Kilim is surrounded by a magnificent limestone rock formation that some of it is 490 million years old. Kilim Geoforest Park as a world heritage While cruising on the river, you might have a chance to spot the otters playing between mangrove tree, monitor lizard hunting for a fish […]
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A Local's Guide to Caving in Gua Tempurung, Ipoh

The magnificent, Southeast Asian country of Malaysia is a hub for exotic wildlife and amazing natural landscapes. Ipoh, a small town in the state of Perak, is the home to some of Malaysia’s awe-inspiring caves as well as an adrenaline junkies dream thanks to the variety of extreme sports the town offers. One of these amazing sites is Gua Tempurung, a cave that is nestled in the jungles of a local village in Ipoh. History of Gua Tempurung Gua Tempurung is one of largest caves in Peninsular Malaysia and it is located in Ipoh. This limestone cave is littered with […]
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Foods To Eat in Malaysia

Hello everyone! There is just so many foods to eat in kuching that sometimes you get confused. So how do we select our food in town? Especially for our tourists that just landed in kuching and looking for a place to stay and have a pleasant meal. So what do we introduce them to eat? Lets roll down to the menu! There are just so many local foods in Kuching that tourists usually don’t get to eat outside Kuching or Malaysia. These local delicacies are rare so you don’t have to eat them outside of Malaysia. 1.Midin The first delicacy […]
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Malaysia's Street Art in George Town Penang

It is hard to describe the vibe of Penang. It is what I imagine a mashup between Asia, Cuba, and Australia to be like. Colonial buildings stand tall along cobblestone streets while wooden shacks on stilts are scattered amongst thick, lush jungle. The beachy areas of the north like Batu Ferringhi have chill Caribbean ambience, while Georgetown reminds me a lot of Sydney’s old city harbour areas. Penang is completely unique. It is not just special compared to other Asian countries, it is different to other parts of Malaysia. George Town for Culture Staying in George Town the best choice […]
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Places to Visit for a Day in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Traveling to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is no easy task. No matter how long you stay, I’m sure you’ll want to do everything you can in order to get the most out of this incredible experience. I know how you feel, I was the same way. I recently returned from my short trip to Kuala Lumpur about a month ago. As I was editing footage I took of the trip for my vlog, I began to reminisce about all of the things I was able to do, as well as all of the things I hadn’t yet discovered. I was only fortunate […]
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The Essential Guide to Georgetown, Penang (and Tips for More!)

Penang (or Pulau Pinang in the local Malaysian language), is one of Southeast Asia’s hottest travel destinations. And how not? When my Thai colleague asked to be taken around recently, he asked, “How much time we need? Is it ok to do in three days?” And I replied, “You can do Penang in as many days you want!” It is an island city-state, and so you can find enough to do in a long weekend, a week, two weeks, or more. But let’s start with the essentials, for which I recommend at least 3 days. Where to Stay in Penang […]
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Kuala Lumpur: Your Entrance To A Quest For Chill And Thrill

In quest of a major break from my day job, my friend and I decided to book a trip to Malaysia. Much to our delight, the country was a food, entertainment, adventure, and relaxation haven. Malaysia did not disappoint. The second we stepped foot, we breathed in the sweet, minty, slightly sharp and pungent smell of its capital city. Welcomed by the charm of Kuala Lumpur, we wasted no time admiring, taking pictures of the surroundings. Its attractions epitomize the beauty of the whole city. Kuala Lumpur was a mix of chill and thrill and here’s why: Batu Caves Greeted […]
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Exploring Malacca: A Nyonya Town

While I have visited Malaysia several times, I have never truly seen the beauty of Malacca until this trip. The quaint city of Malacca has often been overlooked in comparison to the overwhelming flavors of Penang, the breath-taking scenery of Cameron Highlands, or the cosmopolitan skyscraper views of Kuala Lumpur. Yet, Malacca boasts of such rich heritage and history that one could soak in during their stay. In my opinion, Malacca is unique in its Nyonya flavour and preserving the traditions of the heritage. The adventure began with a five-hour bus journey from Singapore to Malacca. While it is only […]
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Penang: The Land of Exotic Food and History

Nestled in the Northwestern part of Malaysia, Penang welcomes tourists from all over the world who visit the island known for mouth-watering dishes. On Penang Island, the most commonly visited place is George Town which is home to historical landmarks, pretty cafes and traditional street food. So let us go on an exciting trail along this fascinating island rish in food and history! Try the traditional Nasi Lemak Nasi Lemak is rice made together with coconut milk and served with anchovies and sambal belachan. The traditional ones are wrapped with pandan leaves into a triangular shape that resembles a pyramid. […]
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Kuala Lumpur: Exploring the Art Culture in Galeri Petronas

Malaysia is a diverse country enriched with multi-cultures, religions, and tradition. The art culture gives an identity and personality towards the Malaysian society. Although the art scene in Malaysia is still growing and it is still trying to get more recognition in the international exposure, the art culture is enriched with beautiful histories, traditions, and heritage. If you like to study and understand more on the Malaysian and South East Asian art culture, Kuala Lumpur could be your first stop. KLCC (also known as Petronas Twin Towers) The Petronas Twin Towers is an iconic skyscraper and a symbolic monument in […]
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Malaysia's Best Islands: Perhentian and Pulau Kapas

About Malaysia: When one thinks of Asia, about its heavenly beaches or about its noisy and crowded cities that have their charm,  usually you think about Thailand, Vietnam or Sri Lanka, not many imagine Malaysia because it is not so well known. Malaysia is a country that many travelers decide to ignore, so we (Seba and i) decided to go there. And because is it cheap haha! We went in July of 2017 and we do not regret this decision. In Malaysia, I recommend you visit this islands: PERHENTIAN ISLAND There are two Islands in this area: Kecil and Besar. […]
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Kuala Lumpur: A City of Diversity

Malaysia is a unique country with an interesting blend of cultures and beautiful landscapes.  Although I only spent four days in the fascinating city of Kuala Lumpur, I now have to consider this my favorite place that I have traveled. I fell for this city immediately. Upon riding into the city from the airport, right away I felt like I was surrounded by jungle. Entering into the city, one of the first things that really captivated me was the unique blend of different cultures. Malaysia consists of three distinct ethnicities and religions: Malay Muslims, Indian Hindus, and Chinese Buddhists. Along […]
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Kuala Gandah, Pahang: Awareness and Affection for Elephants

Malaysia For so long, Malaysia has been known as a country wealthy by its nature. I couldn't agree more. I have lived my entire life in Malaysia, and from the Peninsular Malaysia to the East Borneo Malaysia, the bountiful green plants and the various animal species has always been my favorite. However, just because Malaysia maintains the surrounding nature, it doesn't mean that we are an underdeveloped country. The misconception of this country's image has led to thinking that undeveloped equals to uncivilized; which is 100% untrue, by the way. It's not that we are undeveloped, but rather our development […]
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