To discover the Bornean state of Sarawak means taking the road less travelled. Here are a few hidden gems to carry with you for the rest of your life.
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Don’t let pandemic season stop you from appreciating – with restraint – the jewels of Malaysia’s history…
Consider living in one of these spots to stretch your Social Security check in retirement, and be sure to pack your sense of adventure.
Once one of the top trading cities in Southeast Asia, Melaka is an eclectic mix of history and culture, old and new.
While David Bowden usually carry a map on his travels (hardcopy, not on a hand-held device), he prefers to just wander around some destinations with no preconceived plan. George Town is one such place, and while he has been to Penang many times and always enjoyed his time on the island, he is happiest just hitting the streets and, invariably, ‘getting lost’.
A vibrant Malaysian island with a colourful capital – an expert guide to Penang; Paul Sullivan; Telegraph
Discover what to see and do on the Malaysian island of Penang on a cruise call into the capital George Town.
Discover a New Palate at Malaysia’s Unesco World Heritage Town of Melaka; Nivedana Jalan; Outlook India
Melaka is the perfect weekend getaway for those with some energy to spare…
Located two hours south of Kuala Lumpur by car, Melaka is Malaysia’s cradle of history. As photojournalist David Bowden shares, the port city’s multicultural melange of heritage owes much to the emergence of global trade and the popularity of tropical spices. If there was ever a destination awaiting a book to be written, it is Melaka (Melaka and Malacca are interchangeable spellings, with the former now the official name).
Source: Melaka: A Spice-Infused Heritage
Want to learn what to do in Penang – one of the food & culture capitals of Malaysia? Discover Stephanie Parker’s top recommendations for all activites, sights & tours here.
The Perak State Parks Corporation (PTNPk) will oversee the management of the Lenggong Valley archaeological site, says State Tourism Committee chairman Tan Kar Hing.
Penang Malaysia was inscribed as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site in 2001, as this beautiful paradise offers a rich culture and natural scenery that attracts people.
Lenggong Valley is falling apart from neglect a mere seven years after it was declared a World Heritage Site, and is in danger of losing its Unesco status if nothing is done.
Shopping, sightseeing, savouring good food and having a whale of a time at the beach sounds like everyone’s idea of an ideal vacation, but a close to nature holiday may just make an invigorating difference. One can certainly find an abundance of verdant natural beauty, flora and fauna in Sarawak’s many parks and reserves.
Source: Wildlife wonderment in Sarawak
A foodie revolution is underway in this Malaysian state, bringing tribal fare, prepared by foraging the area’s forests for rare ingredients, to the fore…
The best way to appreciate the beauty of nature is to go on a trip, and Borneo should be on your list; it’s wildlife is astounding!
If you love nature, make these sites within Sabah and Sarawak your next holiday destination…
Source: Natural wonders of East Malaysia
Travel writer David Bowden heads off into the wilds of East Malaysia to reveal some of Malaysia’s best natural escapes.
Sarawak’s Mulu Rainforest is Being Threatened by An Oil Palm Plantation, Here’s How You Can Help; Tara Thiagarajan; World Of Buzz
Over the past few months, an oil palm plantation located in the vicinity of Sarawak’s Mulu Rainforest has caused widespread concern among locals and environmentalists alike. The Mulu rainforest, part of the Gunung Mulu National Park, is Sarawak’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site, and this oil palm plantation is rapidly encroaching into this land.
They have reportedly asked for help from S’wak CM to stop rainforest destruction by oil palm companies.