Malaysia

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

The Sticks Eco-Resort & Glamping Site: A Rainforest Hideaway in Kuala Kubu Bahru, Selangor

Posted on June 8, 2016

If you want to venture off the grid, check out The Sticks, a new eco-resort tucked away in the rainforests of Kuala Kubu Bharu in Hulu Selangor district. After a one and a half hour drive from Kuala Lumpur, it’s a little adventure getting to this hideaway from the main road. Following a 10-minute jungle trail, visitors must cross a hanging bridge over a shaded and shallow stream. Alternatively, one can hop on the 4X4 pick-up truck used to deliver guests’Read More

Selangor, Malaysia: 6 Amazing Food Discoveries in Hulu Selangor

Posted on June 7, 2016

Looking for new food adventures outside Kuala Lumpur? Located a few hours north of the capital, Hulu Selangor district in the state of Selangor is a great place to embark on a culinary adventure with its varied Malay, Chinese, Sumatran and orang asli (aboriginal) dishes and snacks. Here are six food items you must try on your trip to Hulu Selangor : Asam Pedas Udang Galah (Sour & Spicy Prawn Stew) My favorite food discovery during the Eat Travel Write 3.0 culinaryRead More

PARKROYAL Kuala Lumpur: Business Meets Leisure at Bukit Bintang

Posted on June 2, 2016

Located at the lively shopping and entertainment district of Bukit Bintang, you’re right where the action is when you stay at PARKROYAL Kuala Lumpur. One can also reach the rest of the city via monorail with the Bukit Bintang station only a five-minute walk away. It’s all about staying in plush comfort and style, while still connecting with the pulse and culture of the city.  This polished and elegant five-star hotel with 426 rooms exudes an understated atmosphere of sophistication that appealsRead More

6 Reasons Why You’ll Fall in Love with Vivanta by Taj – Rebak Island Resort, Langkawi

Posted on May 17, 2016

Looking for a unique and unforgettable stay in Langkawi, Malaysia? Here are six reasons why you should stay at Vivanta by Taj – Rebak Island, one of the island’s top luxury resorts: Relish the exclusivity. Vivanta by Taj – Rebak Island, Langkawi is the only private island resort in Langkawi. Accessed via private speedboat transfer from Cenang Beach, the five-star resort is located on its own 390-acre island covered in dense jungle and bordered by white sand beaches. Sleep in rustic comfort. SetRead More

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