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Malaysia’s Public Holiday Schedule 2015


Malaysia since its independence in 1957 has a flourishing economic growth in Southeast Asia. The country’s diverse culture and tradition have become a unique attraction among its increasing visitors. British colonialism has occurred in the 18th century with the country’s potential to development in addition to its fascinating location in …

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The Big Guys Have Spoken: Southeast Asian Heavyweights of 2013


When authority speaks, we ought to listen. This year, the heavyweights of the travel industry have spoken; taken their pick (and road-tested) superlative – best, fairest, cheapest – destinations for 2013. Their choices definitely vary, but they arrived at a common conclusion despite differences in criteria: Southeast Asia just won’t …

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Malaysia Travel Guide

KL View

Malaysia is Southeast Asia’s only federal constitutional monarchy. It has thirteen states and three federal territories, and is governed by an elected monarch, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong. Kuala Lumpur is not only the country’s capital city, but also its biggest. Travelers will want to exchange their money to Ringgit, the …

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Malaysian Tourism Remains Unaffected by Sabah Standoff While Tourism in Sulu Remains Eclipsed by Political Unrest

Kota Kinabalu City in Sabah (Photo by Phalinn Ooi)

Having a row with the neighbor occasionally happens, and that’s what has been happening to Malaysia and the Philippines lately (although the “fight” is more like between the Filipino heirs of an ancient sultanate and the Malaysian government). The two countries are presently involved in a territorial dispute concerning Sabah, …

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Malaysia Public Holidays Schedule 2017


Multi-ethnic and multi-cultural, Malaysia has been the subject of British interest from the 18th century until the country’s independence from the latter’s rule in 1957. As the “Land of Mountains”, Malaysia enchants the nature lover with its rich flora and fauna, and delights the extreme backpacker with its cheap and …

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Malaysia’s Sweet Treats: Desserts Galore!

Kuih Talam Keladi and Kuih Talam

Eating what the locals do when you travel is one of the best ways you can get to know a place. With my sweet tooth, I try to end each meal with dessert. No matter what I’ve eaten — be it from a hawker’s booth, a mall’s food court or …

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