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’.
This year’s July 7 marked the twelfth year of George Town’s inscription as a Unesco World Heritage Site. There has been a contest over the interpretation of the inscription, couched in phrases from the humanities.
No fancy 5-star hotels on this list.
From the western peninsula to the shores of Borneo, the abundant natural beauty to be encountered across Malaysia is second to none.
Discover what to see and do on the Malaysian island of Penang on a cruise call into the capital George Town.
Source: Top 21 Things to Do in Malaysia
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.
Out of all the continents in the world, Asia has something mystically beautiful about it. The way Asia preserves its history and heritage is something commendable. Naturally, the number of world heritage sites in Asia are greater than any other place for sure. Ranging from adventurous spots to places of spiritual importance, Asia has everything for the traveler. Here we bring the list of fantastic heritage destinations in Asia which you cannot afford to miss: Luang Prabang, Laos: Watch the colonial mansions, gilded temples, and saffron-robed monks collecting alms during the memorable stay here. A historic city located in pristine…
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!
With outstanding wild scenes, clear blue sea, quaint streets and delicious food, these locations in Malaysia will bring you a lot of interesting experiences.
We’ve seen the horrifying traffic jam at the Immigration Customs over the National Day long weekend. Should you risk your trip during the upcoming Deepavali long weekend? Is it worth it? We say its all or nothing. The short 3-days break you get allows you to go for a short escapade to Penang right across the border. To save time on the travelling, Rachel G recommends taking a budget flight over or head in in the wee hours of Saturday morning.
There are very few places in the world where you would find places of worship of all religions besides George Town, Malaysia. Located on the northwest eastern tip of Penang Island, George Town was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008. Cultural diversity and heritage are inseparable in George Town, the capital of Penang Island. In 1786, during British colonization, the Strait of Malacca was developed into one of the most important trading routes, connecting Africa, Europe, India and the rest of Asia.