Flora, fauna and food all intermingle at the 3.2-hectare Tropical Spice Garden on Malaysia’s island of Penang. This unique ecotourism destination is all about getting friendly with nature, both in the garden and in the kitchen. Learn about more than 500 species of tropical plants and strange spices in this... more »
Start your Malaysian holiday in the capital city of George Town with two key stops in one: the Penang State Museum and Art Gallery. You’ll not only gain an understanding of the history of the island but also get an overview of its most important artworks in this former schoolhouse... more »
Bright blooms and gorgeous greenery envelop visitors at the Penang Botanic Garden. Relax in the natural surroundings and listen to the sounds of wildlife in their natural habitats far from the busy hum of the city. This oasis in Penang will impress you with its delightful display of flora and... more »
A visit to Malaysia would be incomplete without a visit to one of its most well-known buildings: the largest Buddhist temple in South-East Asia. Kek Lok Si Temple, with its Pagoda of 10,000 Buddhas (made of alabaster and bronze) and its balance of international architectural styles, is a veritable feast... more »
Travel in time back to Penang’s early-British-colonial roots when you visit Fort Cornwallis, the largest British fort in Malaysia. Guides in the typical red uniforms of the time will show you what it was like to live in the fort back in the early 1800s. The buildings within its star-shaped... more »
With a staggering collection of beaches and islands to suit all tastes, Malaysia remains southeast Asia’s most unsung holiday gem.Multi-cultural, multi-ethnic and ripe with contrasts, Malaysia has glittering modern cityscapes and Moorish architecture that looks like it’s fresh out of The Arabian Nights. There’s soaring jungle canopies and southeast Asia’s highest peaks, all topped off by excellent nightlife that’s quickening the pulse of century-old colonial towns. [...]
Like most well-travelled Aussies, I’ve seen my fair share of Southeast Asia, but my girlfriend and I couldn’t resist some great flight deals to Kuala Lumpur (KL) that gave us 10 days to explore the fascinating western peninsular of Malaysia.
Starting in KL, we made our way around the country with a surprisingly comfortable mix of cheap coaches and affordable accommodation.
This left us plenty of cash in the wallet for a whirlwind tour of sightseeing, street-food dishes and a few too many island [...]