Collected by Marissa Kraines
17, Jalan Mesui, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Founded in 1998 by classical pianist Evelyn Hii, No Black Tie has become a Kuala Lumpur institution, attracting discerning jazz aficionados and curious visitors alike. Many of Malaysia’s top singers and musicians, as well as numerous international...
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...
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...
57 Menara 3 Petronas Persiaran, 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...
19, Lebuh Armenian, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
This three storey gallery houses a beautiful display of batik art. The collection is prominently that of a local artisan but showcases a small handful of international artists as well. Drop in for a quick respite from the heat and a gorgeous...
Unit E.01 Oriental Village, Burau Bay, 07100 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
Run, don't walk, to this beautiful cafe. First, it has a tiger. Yes, a real, live tiger. Her name is Zanah, and she has her own jacuzzi. You can watch her play and chill out right outside of the cafe as you sip your coffee. The owners of this cafe...
Kompleks Dermaga Tanjung Lembung, Mukim Ulu Melaka, 07000, Langkawi, Kedah, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
It sounds almost too fantastical to be true. A German man came to Malaysia thirty years ago and saved the ancient boat-building industry from the brink of extinction. Today, you can sail on his authentic Malaysian junk boat, the Naga Pelangi, and...
57, Menara 3 Petronas, Persiaran KLCC, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Malaysia's social elite love to let their hair down and dance the night away, and the new 'hot spot' for Malaysia's elite, culinary fraternity (as well as celebrities and visitors), is Marini's on 57. With the best views of the city and Petronas...
Jalan Cendearawashi, Tasik Perdana, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Located within the Lake Gardens, just across the road from the Bird Park, is the Kuala Lumpur Orchid Garden. There are approximately 800 species of orchids, spread over one hectare of land. Once you're done walking around and admiring the flowers,...
97, Jalan Batu Ferringhi, 11100 Batu Ferringhi, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Serene. That's how I would describe the pool at the Lone Pine Hotel in Penang, Malaysia. This lovely boutique hotel is one of the oldest hotels in Penang, established in 1948. Recent renovations have made it into a charming 'modern classic' beach...
Jalan Ulu Melaka, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
For a unique Malaysian dining experience, head to Pia’s the Padi, where panoramic views of vibrant green rice fields and distant mountains are as sumptuous as the food. Inside the restaurant, huge windows open onto the fields, creating a lovely...
Cameron Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia
The cool climate of Malaysia’s Cameron Highlands, which lie less than 100 miles north of Kuala Lumpur, is perfect both for escaping the heat of the capital and for growing tea, mainly black, oolong, and green varietals. The British first surveyed...
Pantai Cenang, Kedah, 07000 Pulau Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
The jam sessions and drinks at Little Lylia’s make for a relaxing night out on Langkawi. Their model is simple: no frills necessary. Just the beach, a drink, and good music. Squeeze between the two restaurants, Rafi’s and Nasi Kandar, to get to...
Kompleks Lada, Kuah, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
Babylon is the Langkawi version of an outdoor nightclub. With great music, fresh drinks, lounge space, and a cool vibe, a night spent here is exhilarating. What's more, the structure was created with sustainability in mind. Using recycled...
Block 2, Sri Legenda Resort Condo Jalan Sri Legenda, 07000 Kuah, Kedah, Malaysia
While this bar might be small in size, it is big in retro tiki character. This gem hosts many lively tourists and locals on any given night for hours of dancing, drinks, and entertainment. The casual ambiance is perfect for playing a round of pool...
Kuah, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
Inside the Royal Langkawi Yacht Club you'll find Charlie's Place. This casual and delicious restaurant is a popular spot to relax after a day in the sun. They provide an outstanding opportunity to enjoy Malaysian and international cuisines with a...
Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Stall 7, Jalan Pinang, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Shoot up 33 floors in the Traders Hotel to reach the swankiest cocktail lounge in the city: SkyBar. This place has a drop-dead gorgeous view of the Petronas Towers: go as the sun sets and you'll be speechless as you sip your lychee martini. Oh,...
Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
What was once a small fishing village has morphed into a shopping, dining and entertainment complex on the west side of Langkawi. It's pleasant to stroll in the tropical area here while admiring the yachts berthed in the island's only...
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