Stinky bean and Iban soup: sampling jungle food in Malaysia’s Sarawak; John Brunton; National

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…

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Guide to the Perfect Borneo Wildlife Trip; Carissa Gurgul; Ecophiles

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!

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Death by Instagram: how one mural killed Penang’s art scene; Marco Ferrarese; SCMP

A street art revolution transformed the Malaysian island into a celebrated artistic hub in the early 2010s. But its art scene became a victim of its own success, now catering to the whims of Instagram tourists and hipsters.

Source: Death by Instagram: how one mural killed Penang’s art scene

Asian cities urged to guard cultural heritage as they modernise; Reuters

Many of Asia’s booming cities are failing to preserve their cultural heritage and risk losing the traditional knowledge that is crucial for promoting inclusiveness, sustainability and resilience, urban experts warned on Friday. This year, a majority of Asia-Pacific’s population for the first time became urban, with more than half the population living in its rapidly expanding cities, according to a United Nations report published this week.

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Best places to travel in Malaysia: Top 14 tourist attractions of Malaysia; Break.com

With outstanding wild scenes, clear blue sea, quaint streets and delicious food, these locations in Malaysia will bring you a lot of interesting experiences.

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Your next long weekend destination – Penang, Malaysia; Rachel G; AsiaOne

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.

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Photo: Multicultural jewel of Penang Island; Irene Barlian; The Jakarta Post

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. Appointed as the capital of the Straits…

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Consider a Visit to Fascinating Malaysia; Robert Glazier; Goway

If you are looking for a destination that offers a wide variety of attractions including amazing nature, excellent beach resorts, diverse culture, and contrasting cuisines, look no further than a Malaysia vacation. Malaysia covers two landmasses. One is Peninsula Malaysia, which is sandwiched between Thailand and Singapore and the other is situated to the east …

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17 best UNESCO World Heritage Sites in South-East Asia; Wanderlust

Wanderlust lists the best UNESCO-listed world heritage wonders in South-East Asia; in Vietnam, Singapore, Laos, Malaysia, Borneo, Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, Indonesia, and the Philippines.

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6 Must-Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Penang; Bernice Kok; World of Buzz

Spirits were high in Penang on the 7th of July, as they celebrated 11 years of George Town being named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. What a momentous occasion for our beloved island up north! In 2008…

Source: 6 Must-Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Penang

10 Largest Caves In The World, Ranked By Size; Vanessa Elle; The Travel

Caves can be magical, haunting, or gorgeous. These are also massive. Here are the ten biggest caves in the world.

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Malaysia Travel: All You Need to Know; Nellie Huang; WildJunket Adventure Travel Blog

Forget Thailand or Vietnam. Malaysia has a whole world of tropical jungles and empty beaches. Here’s all you need to know about Malaysia travel.

Source: Malaysia Travel: All You Need to Know – WildJunket Adventure Travel Blog

The UNESCO World Heritage List Has All the World’s Top Attractions – But How Do They Qualify for It?; Gregory Basil; Asean Post

Source: The UNESCO World Heritage List Has All the World’s Top Attractions – But How Do They Qualify for It?

10 Fab Things to Do in Malacca on a Budget; Steph; Big World Small Pockets

Visiting Malaysia? Then don’t miss this UNESCO city just a few hours from Kuala Lumpur! Here’s Steph’s 10 fab things to do in Malacca on a budget…

Source: 10 Fab Things to Do in Malacca on a Budget – Big World Small Pockets

Explore your wild side in 10 of Southeast Asia’s national parks; Wanderluxe

From Kimodo to Taman Negara, the region’s national parks offer great diversity…

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My kind of place: George Town, Penang; John Brunton; The National

Head to the Malaysian island to discover a Unesco World Heritage Site that has been radically transformed…

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10 World Heritage Sites you can visit on a cruise around Asia; John Wilmott; Telegraph

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Natural wonders of East Malaysia; Time Out

If you love nature, make these sites within Sabah and Sarawak your next holiday destination…

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Travel Tips For The Eager Explorer In Bornean East Malaysia; David Bowden; Asia Tatler

Travel writer David Bowden heads off into the wilds of East Malaysia to reveal some of Malaysia’s best natural escapes.

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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…

Source: Sarawak’s Mulu Rainforest is Being Threatened by An Oil Palm Plantation, Here’s How You Can Help