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Penang Hill, Penang, Malaysia
You'll find it in the guide book, but there's probably no better view of Penang than from the top of Penang Hill. Check the schedule beforehand (we wish we had) to catch the first train in time for sunrise. (There's a pretty easy bus that takes...
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Pulau Perhentian Kecil, Besut, Terengganu, Malaysia
The beaches on Palau Kecil (literally "small island" and the smaller of the two Perhentian Islands off the north west coast of Malaysia) have very simple, descriptive names: Long Beach is long and sandy, Coral Cove is sheltered and filled with...
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Pantai Kerachut, Penang, Malaysia
Roughly an hour from George Town by bus, Penang National Park is a natural treasure in the northwest corner of the island of Penang. It was the first area legally declared a national park in Malaysia (in 2003) and today offers adventurous...
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Sabah Wildlife Department, W.D.T. 200, Sandakan, Jalan Sepilok, Sepilok, 90000 Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia
On a recent trip to Malaysian Borneo I was lucky enough to see some wonderful orangutans at the Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary. Here injured and orphaned orangutans are rehabilitated and prepared for reintroduction back into the wild. At different...
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57, Menara 3 Petronas, Persiaran KLCC, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Perched on the 57th floor of Petronas Tower 3, Marini's on 57 is Kuala Lumpur's highest rooftop bar, restaurant and lounge. Situated next to the Petronas Twin Towers, Marini's offers excellent views of that iconic site, as well as a 360-degree...
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74, Jalan Alor, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Jalan Alor is one of Kuala Lumpur's most popular destinations for street food. Take a stroll along the bustling street at night and take your pick from the many hawkers crying out their menus. With choices ranging from satay to chicken rice, char...
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Pulau Perhentian Kecil, Besut, Terengganu, Malaysia
A visit to the Perhentian Islands is a must if you find yourself in Malaysia and want some beach time! If you want a nice quaint island stay on Perhentian Besar. If you are looking for more action then stay on Perhentian Kecil, but even Kecil is...
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Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, 168, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
K.L. is a shoppers' heaven. You can find everything from cheap goods to upmarket shopping malls like the Pavilion K.L., pictured here. The Pavilion K.L. is located in Bukit Bintang, one of the main shopping areas in K.L. Shops here are usually...
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158, Jalan Tun H S Lee, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
A popular street stall usually means there's something delicious going on. Uncle Bob sells fried chicken. To be exact: juicy chicken breasts covered in crispy bread crumbs and sprinkled with Original or Spicy flavoring. Should Colonel Sanders be...
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Jalan Petaling, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Petaling Street is renowned for selling fake goods, everything from designer watches and bags to football jerseys and video games. Originally, the street was open to traffic, but it has since become an enclosed area, complete with transparent roof...
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Taman Melawati, Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Malaysia
The Night Market (or "Pasar Malam" in Malay) can be found at various places throughout K.L. and Malaysia. It's an open-air market which starts around 4 p.m. and ends around 10 p.m. You can find a variety of things for sale. From fresh meat and...
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Padang Tengku, Pahang, Malaysia
Lots of people go to visit Tioman to go scuba diving, snorkeling, hiking, or just to relax... Travel guides suggest areas on the west and north end of the island, we chose to go totally south to stay at this gorgeous resort. Boy, was that a good...
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50, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
A good example of 'adhocracy architecture" to me (note: i'm not an architect so take my comments with a large bucket of salt) - cluttered and messy, this is Kuala Lumpur's shopper's triangle. A good place to walkabout to take in the pulse of this...
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Mount Mulu, Sarawak, Malaysia
This is a raw landscape respected by the local inhabitants and refreshingly un-changed by human hands. Reaching the summit takes around four days of what I’d call, intense trekking, a little breathless we eventually reached the highest point,...
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Ferry, Tambon Ratsada, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Chang Wat Phuket 83000, Thailand
The Phuket Ferry offers short-haul excursions to the nearby islands. Phi Phi is only one hour away, or you can branch out as far as Langkawi, which is nine hours by boat. There are discounts offered on round-trip tickets.
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Telaga Harbour Park, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
The Langkawi cable car overlooks lush jungles, cascading waterfalls, and peaceful islands. At the base of Machincang mountain catch the SkyCab and get off at the middle station. From here you can trek along the SkyTrail with a nature guide who...
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Jetty Point Complex, 110, Kuah, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
Unless you plan on lounging on the beach the whole time, which many people do, you'll need some form of wheels to get around Langkawi. Taking a scooter around the island makes the journey an adventure, and suddenly your destination is secondary to...
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Kuah, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
Make your way to the Kuah jetty point to catch a catamaran or speed boat to the Pulau Payar Marine Park. Situated about 1 hour away, this sanctuary is a series of islands and beaches perfect for viewing endangered marine life. While there are many...