Teman Negara – Trekking the Rain Forest

Trekking Taman Negara, an amazing experience suitable for all ages! Teman Negara meaning “National Park” in Malay was originally named  “King George V National Park” when it was officially opened in 1939. Over the course of my travels in Malaysia, I had heard great things about Teman Negara. It was described as an amazing must see…

Kota Bahru – Beach, Beers and BBQ

One night, two days in Kota Bahru. Kota Bahru is a fairly quiet Islamic city in northern Eastern Peninsular Malaysia. It is the capital and royal seat of the Kelantan State. Each Malaysian State has a Sultan or King at the head of state, although many of the positions are simply honerary. The city streets…

The Perhentian Islands – Snorkeling

Welcome to Pulau Perhentian Kecil! Snorkeling in Paradise! Beautiful beaches, scuba diving, snorkeling and fire jugglers, what more could a backpacker want in the beautiful Pulau Perhentian Kecil, the smaller of the two remote tropical islands off the coast of North East Malaysia. Isn’t there something truly sensational about being back out at sea after a…

Pulau Pinang – Spicy Cooking

While on Pulau Pinang, take a day to get out of Georgetown. With a quick bus ride from Komtar central terminal, I visited local markets, Kek Lok Si Temple & The Bronze Statue of Kuan Yin, and the Tropical Spice Garden. Other Pinang highlights include a trekk up Pinang Hill from the entrance at the Botanical…

Georgetown, Penang – Art & History

Hey Traveller! Don’t forget to visit George Town, Penang to see the cool street art on your journey throughout Malaysia! This old colonial town is rich in history and overflowing with hip, fun and inspiring artwork. I arrived in George Town on March 18th from the Cameron Highlands. I heard through word of mouth that…

Cameron Highlands – Trekking

When I first heard about the Cameron Highlands, I knew I had to visit them on my way through Malaysia. Not because of the name we share, but because of the hiking trails and the cool mountain temperature that ranges between a glorious 16-23 degrees. On march 14th, I casually made my way to the…

Cameron Highlands – Colours of Tea & Flowers

A Little History The Cameron Highlands of today is a popular tourist site for foreigners and locals to trekk, visit tea plantations and get away from the coastal heat. The Cameron Highlands was discovered by government surveyor William Cameron on a mapping expedition in 1885. However, it was George Maxwell, Chief secretary during 1920-1926 who…

Welcome to Kuala Lumpour “KL” Malaysia

Flying into KL, Malaysia…WOW what a change! The landscape, the people, the culture, the temperature and most of all the food! I first arrived in Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, onMarch 10th, via air from Bangkok (60USD one way). The Klia airport is big, clean and has lots of ATMs. After taking out my…