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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...
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Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
Kota Kinabalu may just have it all - sunshine, colourful architecture, great food, friendly people and proximity to beautiful beaches and incredible nature. It's the perfect place to base yourself to explore the province of Sabah on Malaysian...
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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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5, Jalan Conlay, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The best place to view the iconic Petronas Twin Towers is from Sky Bar, across Kuala Lumpur City Park on the 33rd floor of the Traders Hotel. There is construction going on all over KL as an indication of where Malaysia is headed, but in gaping at...
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Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia
This cave was featured on the BBC series Planet Earth, so I had to check it out while in Borneo. You have to get to Mulu National Park and stay in the dorms offered by the park. From there you can take guided tours to the caves and see the ribbon...
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Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
Severely dehydrated, severely under-dressed, severely cold (the sum of these parts means, of course, that I am severely stupid) my travel partner and I dragged our sorry carcasses through the woods and over rocks in the dead of night in search of...
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Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
To market, to market! Take me to the market; that's where I like to get my feet wet (related: it's a terrible idea to wear flip flops to the market). Last week I waxed poetic on my love for bamboo basket makerel in Bangkok. I don't know what sort...
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Mabul Island, Sabah, Malaysia
Located a short boat ride away from Sipidan, a world-renowned diving site lauded by Jacques Cousteau, Mabul island is popular with divers and snorkelers eager to see firsthand the denizens under the water. However, Mabul is also a cultural...
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Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
On our way from Vietnam to Borneo, we had a wonderfully short time in the capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur (KL), population 1.6 million, where we meandered, using combinations of monorail, GO KL free bus and our feet. Our walking challenge here...
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181, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Located inside a shopping mall, Luk Yu Tea House offers a calm respite for busy shoppers, Sip Chinese tea -- from Jasmine and Chrysanthemum to Silver Needle Jasmine and An Xi Guan Yin Wan -- and snack on a few pieces of Hong Kong dim sum. Guests...
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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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The Durian is fondly known as the king of fruits in Southeast Asia. It's a fruit that the locals love, but that many outsiders find to be an acquired taste. In fact, Andrew Zimmern, the presenter of the Travel Channel's Bizarre Foods, (the guy who...
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KL Bird Park, 920, Jalan Cenderawasih, Tasik Perdana, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The Feathered Friends Photo Booth in the KL Bird Park gives you the rare opportunity to have your photo taken with some exotic birds. I had a go with my family and we were all very nervous having these birds perched on our arms and backs. We ended...
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Jalan Perdana, Tasik Perdana, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
As Malaysia is a Muslim country, mosques can be found everywhere. One of the most famous mosques in K.L. is Masjid Negara (the National Mosque). It was built in 1965, and can accommodate some 15,000 worshippers. This photo is of the Mihrab. It's a...
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Jalan Hang Kasturi, City Centre, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Central Market in K.L. started life as a wet market in 1888. It's now a one-stop shopping destination for Malaysian handicrafts and souvenirs. It also holds cultural and arts events at the outdoor stage in front, as well as art exhibitions at the...
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Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
One of the most iconic buildings in Kuala Lumpur is the Sultan Abdul Samad building, located in front of Dataran Merdeka. It was built in the 1890s, and was named after the reigning Sultan at the time. The architecture of the building has a...
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3, Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
On the first and third Sundays of the month, certain streets in the middle of Kuala Lumpur are designated as "car free" from 7:00am to 9:00am. Not only can you find people from all walks of life cycling the streets of what are usually filled with...