Top Tips for the Perfect Langkawi Experience

    Langkawi Cable Car If you love incredible views, this is for you. See miles and miles of pristine ocean, lush jungle, waterfalls and even the Thailand border if you know where to look. Make sure you have your camera at the ready if you plan on taking the full 2.2 kilometer ride on the Langkawi […]

    Our Favourite Secret Beaches in Asia Pacific

    While we’re well aware that entitling this post the way we did let’s the proverbial cat out of the bag, these ten truly remarkable beaches still have a clandestine quality about them. Even, we should add, as we extol their virtues to the world. From Southeast Asia to Western Australia, discover ten hidden gems well […]

    10 Important Bird Areas in Asia Pacific

    This one is truly for the birds. Now, you can watch birds or you can watch birds. If you ever plan to undertake a second career as a birder (and it can feel like a second career for enthusiasts), you need to get with BirdLife International. The global network of conservation organisations publishes the popular […]

    10 Things You Didn’t Know About Kuala Lumpur

    The first city of Malaysia is a bona fide banquet for the senses. With so much to discover, from food and cultural monuments to shiny malls and lush parks, Kuala Lumpur is a singular gem. With that, have a gander at 10 tidbits you may not know about KL.

    2012 Singapore & Malaysia Hotel Awards

    One is a small city-state with a mammoth port known for its spectacular shopping and perennial pampering; the other is a multi-ethnic, multicultural, multilingual country filled with enormous cities, beautiful beaches and amazing UNESCO World Heritage Sites. To match their cultural diversity, Singapore and Malaysia offer a wide variety of accommodation for all types of […]

    How to Celebrate Ramadan in Malaysia

    As it happens (and as I write this), month number nine of the Muslim calendar is halfway over. Yes, Ramadan is upon us. But while the holy holiday and foremost pillar of Islam is a time of piety and dawn to dusk abstinence, for tourists in a country like Malaysia, Ramadan proffers up another side. […]

    UNESCO World Heritage Gems of Malaysia

    The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization is perhaps the most august agency of the UN. UNESCO is the body, after all, that confers World Heritage status on natural and cultural sites the globe over. From Paris, Banks of the Seine to the Great Wall of China, Old Havana to Tasmania, the Gal├ípagos Islands […]

    Cool Cultural Festivals in Malaysia

    Go for a stroll in Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, George Town, Penang or Malacca City, Malacca and one fact becomes readily apparent: Malaysia is a mosaic. Indeed, it seems impossible to write about the country without liberal use of the prefix multi; as in multi-ethnic, multi-lingual and multi-cultural. Malaysia is not alone in this regard […]