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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

Penang, Malaysia: Experiencing Kampung (Village) Homestays

Posted on August 14, 2014

Enjoy Malaysian hospitality at a homestay in Penang Malaysia has an extensive network of village cooperatives throughout the country that run homestays for both domestic and foreign tourists. I’ve blogged about my homestay experience in Negeri Sembilan, and was given the opportunity to try out the homestay program in another state – Penang. At the Jom Jelajah Koperasi (Let’s Explore Cooperatives) 2014 media trip organized by Gaya Travel Magazine and Suhuranjaya Koperasi Malaysia (SKM), we got to visit four kampungs (villages) in Penang – the popular heritage stateRead More

Experience Traditional Squid Fishing (Candat Sotong) in Terengganu, Malaysia!

Posted on June 17, 2014

Showing off my catch at our second fishing trip during the Terengganu International Squid Jigging Festival 2014! Last April 11 to 14, I was invited by Tourism Terengganu and Gaya Travel Magazine to participate in a unique cultural celebration, the Terengganu International Squid Jigging Festival 2014 or Pesta Candat Sotong Antarabangsa Terengganu 2014. The huge media event was attended by over 250 delegates from traditional and online media including several bloggers from 25 countries. Grouped into teams of five, all theRead More

Kuala Lumpur: KL Bird Park – World Largest Free-Flight Walk-In Aviary [SP]

Posted on February 21, 2014

An Indian peacock struts his stuff at KL Bird Park – the largest free-flight walk-in aviary in the world. One of the fascinating stops on the eco-friendly bicycle and tram tours from the KL City Gallery is the KL Bird Park (Taman Burung) – the largest free-flight walk-in aviary in the world! Located in the serene and scenic Kuala Lumpur Lake Gardens, it is only 10 minutes drive away from the city center. It is the home to more than 3,000Read More

Explore Kuala Lumpur by Tram or Bicycle! [SP]

Posted on February 20, 2014

Hop on a tram for only MYR 2 to explore the sights of Kuala Lumpur the entire day! After visiting Kuala Lumpur City Gallery, why not explore the city by bicycle or tram for a fun and eco-friendly tour of Kuala Lumpur? From the KL By Cycle Centre at the Gallery, tourists can now rent bicycles and follow a designated bicycle route through the city’s natural and historical sites. The route takes you between two zones: the heritage zone in theRead More

Kuala Lumpur: Kuala Lumpur City Gallery by ARCH [SP]

Posted on February 19, 2014

Marvel at the largest scale model of Kuala Lumpur at Kuala Lumpur City Gallery! Wanna see the entire city of Kuala Lumpur at a glance – for free? Whether its your first time or not in the Malaysian capital, the Kuala Lumpur City Gallery offers an amazing overview of the city in the form of an impressive scale model of Kuala Lumpur! Measuring an area of 40 by 50 feet, the model is the largest of its kind, housed inRead More

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