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Stories and Tips Malaysia

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In search of Rafflesia

Written by Composthp on 19 Dec, 2010

Rafflesia aka "corpse" plant is a native parasitic plant of Sabah found mainly in the rainforests. It has no roots, stems or leaves and takes up to six months from bud to flower. Once bloomed, it lasts about a week and is said to give…Read More

A day in Cameron Highlands

Written by Jctravel1983 on 29 Nov, 2010

You will not believe it! We hardly believe it our self but we're freezing here! We are currently in the Cameron Highlands. You can compared it bit like the Vosges in France ... The highest point is at 2.220m and everything is covered in lush…Read More

Kota Kinabalu

Written by Jctravel1983 on 24 Nov, 2010

Sabah is one of the two Malaysian provinces on Borneo. It was formerly a British colony and that is still noticeable since you are driving on the left. In advance, we were pointed out that we should plan our trip and especially for excursions etc.…Read More

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Penang: Home of the Best Coffee in the World

Written by alias843 on 07 Apr, 2010

We arrived in Georgetown by ferry. Practically this meant that the cool sea breeze obscured the fact that the city was a broiler. So when we arrived at the ferry terminal we decided we'd rather walk to our hotel. It was only…Read More

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Two Days in Kuala Lumpur

Written by alias843 on 06 Apr, 2010

We arrived in Kuala Lumpur in early December, which meant that the heat and humidity was only unbearable for part of the day. Our arrival at the low-cost carrier terminal of the Kuala Lumpur airport was a bit of a shock. You certainly…Read More

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Cameron Highlands Without a Car

Written by alias843 on 04 Apr, 2010

While planning our trip to Malaysia, I stumbled on information and pictures of the Cameron Highlands. I knew it was somewhere we had to visit. It was also conveniently located between Kuala Lumpur and Penang, our other two stops. Perfect: I thought…Read More

A Short Break on Tioman Island

Written by koshkha on 26 Sep, 2009

In the late 1990s I was in Kuala Lumpur for a trade show just before Easter. I'd learned to dive about 6 months earlier and, having gone all the way to Malaysia, I wanted to get my fins wet again.The Easter break meant I could…Read More

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Night Activities - Nature

Written by Velectron on 26 Apr, 2006

The forest and streams in Tioman comes alive at night and you will get to see many different animals if you are lucky (and quiet). It is highly recommended that you speak with the resort operator if you would like to have a nature tour…Read More

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Sites around Kuching

Written by HankFontaine on 27 Jan, 2005

A trip to Kuching is incomplete without a tour to the countryside. There are numerous attractions and unspoiled beaches around waiting to be discovered. I recommend taking a journey to the small town of Lundu. It's about a 90-minute drive from Kuching on fairly decent…Read More

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Pulau Payar Marine Park Via Coral Island

Written by HankFontaine on 27 Jan, 2005

Any trip to Langkawi would be incomplete without a visit to the Pulau Payar Marine Park. This little gem of an island is located about an hour's boat ride away from Langkawi and is a protected natural area. The waters are crystal-clear, and there are…Read More

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