Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Thrilling City Views from the Skybox of KL Tower

Posted on July 26, 2016

City viewing at Kuala Lumpur takes a hair-raising upgrade at the Skybox, the newest attraction at KL Tower (Menara Kuala Lumpur).  Launched only last May in conjunction of the 20th anniversary of the tower, the Skybox was built to as an exciting addition for visitors to the Sky Deck, which offers 360-degree views of the city. KL Tower, after all, is the world’s seventh tallest telecommunications tower, and one of the best places to see the entire metropolis – including the iconicRead More

Putrajaya, Malaysia: Magic of the Night 2016 Dazzles with Illuminated Flotillas

Posted on July 18, 2016

The end of the month of May saw the return of Magic of the Night, a boat parade at Putrajaya Lake in the namesake administrative center outside the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur. Coinciding with our Eat Travel Doodle media tour, this year’s event featured 14 flotillas brought in from every state in Malaysia. The annual event promotes Malaysia as one of the world’s top tourist destinations. Running from May 27 to June 4, the festival was a grand showcase of Malaysia’s floraRead More

6 Incredible Things to Do in the 130-Million-Year-Old Rainforests of Taman Negara National Park

Posted on June 22, 2016

When it comes to nature trips in Peninsular Malaysia, Taman Negara – Bahasa Malaysia for “National Park” – often tops the list. Covering the states of Pahang, Terengganu and Kelantan, this premier national park (presently also known as Kuala Tahan National Park) was established in 1938 as King George V National Park, making it the first and oldest protected area in the country. The vast rainforest sanctuary covers more than 4,300 square kilometers, including Gunung Tahan (Mount Tahan), the highest peak in PeninsularRead More

Pahang, Malaysia: Exciting Elephant Encounters at Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary

Posted on June 21, 2016

Massive and intelligent, powerful and gentle. The elephant captivates everyone, young and old. It’s no wonder tourists flock to the Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary (National Elephant Conservation Center) in Langchang, Pahang for the chance to marvel at and interact with these majestic animals up close. A two-hour drive away from Kuala Lumpur, the conservation center has long been an accessible place to see endangered Asian elephants. Established in 1989, it the most popular elephant sanctuary in the country, ever since its existenceRead More

Tanah Aina Farrah Soraya Ecotourism Resort: The Last Standing Jungle Sanctuary in Raub, Pahang

Posted on June 20, 2016

Need a nature escape from the crowded streets of Kuala Lumpur? Just an hour and a half drive away from Malaysia’s bustling capital, Tanah Aina Farrah Soraya is an exclusive ecotourism resort hidden away in the old-growth tropical rainforests of Raub district in Pahang, Malaysia. Similar to The Sticks, an eco-resort I reviewed in Hulu Selangor, Tanah Aina is also a riverside jungle hideaway that provides an intimate venue for guests to commune with nature. Compared to the previous resort,Read More

Selangor, Malaysia: Meeting the Malayan Tapirs of Sungai Dusun Wildlife Conservation Center

Posted on June 13, 2016

Is that a pig? An elephant? A panda? No, it’s a Malayan tapir! Named after a bordering river, the Sungai Dusun Wildlife Conservation Center (Pusat Konservasi Hidupan Liar Sungai Dusun) in Kuala Kubu Bharu – located 120 km north of Kuala Lumpur – was established in 1964 as a conservation program for the Sumatran rhinoceros. Today, the reserve houses the Malayan Tapir Conservation Centre (MTCC), which cares for a dozen of these adorable animals. It’s an excellent place to seeRead More