Malaysia

Bujang Valley: A Travel Guide to Southeast Asia’s Oldest Civilization in Kedah, Malaysia

Posted on October 30, 2023

Southeast Asia is known for its ancient civilizations, which left behind magnificent centuries-old stone edifices. Among the region’s main tourism draws are ancient temple ruins like Angkor in Cambodia, Ayutthaya in Thailand, and Borobudur in Indonesia. But did you know that the region’s oldest civilization can be found not in these countries but in Malaysia? Among the best-kept secrets of the country – and perhaps the entire Southeast Asian region – is Bujang Valley (Lembah Bujang in Malay), a sprawlingRead More

Santa Grand Signature Kuala Lumpur: New Hotel with Amazing Rooftop Views

Posted on October 1, 2023

One of the best hotels to stay when you revisit the Malaysian capital is Santa Grand Signature Kuala Lumpur, which opened its doors in December 2022. The sleek contemporary hotel is strategically located near Menara Kuala Lumpur (KL Tower), just a few minutes walk to Dang Wangi LRT Station, which connects you to the extensive train network of Kuala Lumpur and the rest of Peninsular Malaysia. I was hosted at this brand-new accommodation with other Indonesian influencers, while attending theRead More

Keretapi Sarong: Celebrating 60th Malaysia Day with a 10,000-Strong Flash Mob

Posted on September 27, 2023

I finally got to travel to Malaysia for the first time since the pandemic! Events company LOCCO invited me, together with other influencers from Indonesia and the Philippines, to Keretapi Sarong 2023 in celebration of Malaysia Day. From Cebu, I conveniently flew direct to Kuala Lumpur aboard event partner AirAsia via the Philippines’ most beautiful airport terminal, MCIA T2, on September 15th. The world’s best low-cost airline flies three times weekly between the two cities. After landing at KLIA2, IRead More

Royal Selangor Visitor Centre: Discovering Malaysia’s Pewtersmithing Heritage

Posted on May 10, 2018

Before the Kuala Lumpur, Lah! media tour, I had little knowledge about what pewter really is, how it is made, and its importance in the history of Malaysia. So I was in for a treat when we dropped by the Royal Selangor Visitor Centre, established by the world’s foremost pewtersmithing company that was founded as far back as 1885 by Yong Koon, a young Chinese immigrant from the port town of Shantou. He joined his two brothers who worked asRead More

Bike with Elena: Discover Kuala Lumpur’s Hidden Heritage On A Guided Bicycle Tour

Posted on May 5, 2018

Just when you think you’ve seen all that Kuala Lumpur has to offer, local tour operator Bike with Elena offers an eye-opening bicycle tour of the Malaysian capital’s hidden heritage – some of them vanishing as urban development quickly transforms the cityscape. The following day after checking in at the all-new Hilton Garden Inn along Chow Kit Road, our media group bussed to the KL City Gallery at Merdeka Square to meet up with tour guide Elena Mei Yun andRead More

6 Best Things to Do in Perak, Malaysia During Ramadan

Posted on July 24, 2017

While Malaysia is a multicultural country, more than 60 percent of its population practice Islam – the country’s official religion. The most important celebration among Muslims, the fasting month of Ramadan is a solemn time to reignite the faith, a season of self-discipline, introspection and compassion for others. The ninth month of the Islamic calendar lasting at least 29 days, it commemorates the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad. For visitors to the country, particularly in Perak, which is only aRead More