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Visiting Thean Hou Temple in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia…But Not for a Marriage Blessing

I first met David Hogan, Jr., the publisher of the award winning Malaysia Asia Travel Blog, during a visit to Malaysia’s Penang Island. On that occasion, he took me to one of the island’s most popular “hawker centers,” where we ate our way through outdoor food stalls that stretched for blocks. Some years later David and I reconnected in the capital city of Kuala Lumpur (KL). This time he treated me to a delicious lunch at a hole-in-the-wall restaurant located in the city’s Little India neighborh...
Tags: Travel, David, Culture, Malaysia, Little India, Cultural Travel, Asia Travel, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, Penang Island, David Hogan Jr, Kuala Lumpur KL, Thean Hou Temple


Top Bird Watching Places in Malaysia

These are currently the Top Bird Watching Places in Malaysia, based on speaking to various professionals and bird watchers in the last twelve months since the end of 2015. I have also attended birding workshops in Malaysia and attended numerous bird watching trips to come up with this list.  The top bird watching places in Malaysia are also in no order and purely based on popularity, infrastructure and accessibility to these places, where many birders have visited. What are the Top Bird W...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Indonesia, Birds, Thailand, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Bird, Sabah, Borneo, Pahang, Kota Kinabalu, Miri, Sarawak, Bird Watching, Bird Watching In Malaysia


How to go to Raja Ampat

Probably one of the frequent questions from a number of travelers is how to go to Raja Ampat in West Papua, Indonesia. Having visited here for my first time in September 2017, I decided to write this article to share what information I obtained from my recent trip to Raja Ampat.  First of all, where is Raja Ampat? Well, if you heard of the exotic island of Papua, Raja Ampat is located on the Indonesian side of Papua, which is known as West Papua, and is an island located towards the Nort...
Tags: Travel, Bali, Indonesia, US, North West, Papua, West Papua, Jakarta, Wonderful Indonesia, Makassar, David Jr, Malaysia Asia, Sulawesi Indonesia, Raja Ampat, David Hogan Jr, Denpasar Bali


Global Big Day 2017

This years Global Big Day 2017 is on 13 May and bird watchers or birders from 150 countries around the world will participate as a global team to see what birds are there. This years Bid Day 2017 will be held at  the Yucatán Peninsula, one of the world’s most stunning and important areas for birds. In order to cover the phenomenal bird diversity there, they will be dividing into three teams for the first time ever: Team Belize, Team Guatemala, and Team Mexico. All three teams will be join...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, New York, Featured, Mexico, Africa, Malaysia, Himalayas, Guatemala, Borneo, Yucatan Peninsula, Bird Watching, Birding, David Jr, Twitter Instagram, David Hogan Jr


Top 25 Travel Bloggers in Malaysia

Top 25 Travel Bloggers in Malaysia This year marks our tenth year of blogging. We started blogging for fun and we went through lots of fun, travel, food and met many awesome people and bloggers. Travel blogging wasn’t a big thing ten years ago but now there are hundreds of bloggers claiming to be travel bloggers in Malaysia. Pin We met and travelled with quite a number of travel bloggers in the past. There are only a handful of pure tr...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, London, Featured, Australia, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Amsterdam, Sabah, Seoul, Headline, Bangkok, Lex, Sarawak


Where to go in Sarawak for 2017

Sarawak has always been one of the unique destinations in Malaysia and many have always asked this question of where to go in Sarawak, and for 2017, I have come up with this list of places to visit in Sarawak Borneo for first timers or regular visitors. Before I continue, those who do not know, Sarawak is the largest state in Malaysia and located on the island of Borneo. Sarawak is also known as The Land of the Hornbill, and is neighbouring Sabah, Brunei and Kalimantan. The only way to visi...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Southeast Asia, Malaysia, Brunei, Malaysia Airlines, Sabah, Borneo, Unesco World Heritage Sites, Airasia, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, Miri, Sarawak, Old Town, Where To Go In Malaysia


10 Facts About 20th Century Fox World Genting

Here are 10 Facts About 20th Century Fox World Genting for your reading which has been compiled over the months from various news reports and articles. The much talked about 20th Century Fox World Theme Park in Genting Malaysia is set to open its doors to the world somewhere in late 2017 or even in early 2018, where it was initially planned to open in 2016.  Since the announcement of the new theme park in Genting was made in 2013, much has changed where constructions delays were one of t...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Southeast Asia, Fox, Malaysia, Korea, Dubai, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Pahang, 20th Century Fox Genting, 20th Century Fox Theme Park, 20th Century Fox World, Genting Highlands, Malaysia Theme Parks, Theme Parks In Malaysia


Things to do in Flores

For first timers, you may be asking what are the things to do in Flores and after two trips here in 2016, I can narrow them down for you here. One of the lesser visited places in Indonesia is the island of Flores but many may know this place as Komodo, due to Komodo Island being part of Flores, East Nusa Tenggara in Indonesia.Flores is all the way east of Bali, after Lombok and Gili Trawangan and just before Ambon and Papua Indonesia and there are only two ways of getting here, the old way ...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Featured, Bali, Indonesia, Unesco, Malaysia, Flores, Komodo Island, Labuan Bajo, Wonderful Indonesia, Mary, David Jr, Ambon, Raja Ampat, Lombok


Private Island Resorts in Malaysia

There are quite a number of Private Island Resorts in Malaysia which span from the Peninsular right to east side of Malaysia where Sabah is located on the island of Borneo. This list highlights only singular resorts on private islands therefore please do not ask me why Japamala or Taaras is not included. Again, private island resorts mean there is only one resort on the island. While the private island resorts in Malaysia vary from boutique to luxury, there are some which are world class a...
Tags: Travel, Garden, Featured, Navy, Hotels, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Resorts, Sabah, Maldives, Borneo, Islands, Kl, South China Sea


Places to Visit Beyond Bandung in West Java

Most travelers would have been to Bandung and its immediate surrounding, but is there more to do around this popular shopping city in Indonesia? Well, let me just share with you that there is so much more to explore out of Bandung, and during a recent trip here in December 2015, I was introduced to a number of very interesting places to visit beyond Bandung in West Java and from what I experienced, I can easily say that there is more to Bandung that just shopping, eating or going to Tangkub...
Tags: Japan, Featured, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Unesco, Volkswagen, Things To Do In Indonesia, Wonderful Indonesia, Places To Visit In Indonesia, Bandung, Bandung Indonesia, West Java, Green Valley, David Jr, Kopi Luwak, Tangkuban Parahu


Visit Malaysia 2016

In Visit Malaysia 2016, tourist coming here will be in for a surprise as apart from the general city tourism, there are a variety of new tourism products being offered for all visitors. As Malaysia is a multi racial and modern country, you will find a lot of traditional, cultural and ethnic tourism all over the country, both the peninsular and also in east Malaysia at the states of Sabah and Sarawak on the island of Borneo.  Most of you would already know Malaysia from the worldwide medi...
Tags: Asia, Featured, Southeast Asia, Singapore, US, Unesco, United States, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Sabah, Kota Kinabalu, Miri, Sarawak, Visit Malaysia 2016, Malaysiatrulyasia, Visitmalaysia


Places to Visit in Indonesia for 2016

While Top 10 posts are quite overrated and over used, I am pretty sure there must be a ton of them available online and for this article, I have pretty much summed up a number of recommend Places to Visit in Indonesia for 2016 after spending an amazing two weeks traveling around Indonesia in October 2015 for #INAtopbucketlist. You should note that the places recommended here start from the city of Bandung in Java Island all the way to Komodo Island, Flores in East Indonesia.  In general, t...
Tags: Featured, Bali, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, India, Unesco, Paris, Java, Crater Lake, Jakarta, Denpasar, Ubud, Samsung Galaxy Note, Flores, Komodo Island, Labuan Bajo


Sabah Tourism Awards 2015 Winners

Here are this years Sabah Tourism Awards 2015 Winners list where a total of 12 categories and 34 sub categories were honoured for their excellence in promoting Sabah, Malaysia Borneo to the world. Three Ministers Special Awards were also given out this year during the grand event held at the Magellan Sutera Harbour Ballroom here in Kota Kinabalu and this year's theme was also based on the rocking 50's and 60's era where special invited guests and tourism players came dressed for the occasion...
Tags: Hong Kong, Japan, Featured, Indonesia, Australia, China, Southeast Asia, Star, Taiwan, Malaysia, Korea, Elvis Presley, Sabah, Elvis, Borneo, Airasia


Sabah Tourism Awards 2015

The prestigious Sabah Tourism Awards is back after two years and this years nominees look promising with a number of new candidates and tourism players being nominated. Originally introduced in 1997, the Sabah Tourism Awards was inaugurated to celebrate the Sabah tourism industry’s achievements and to acknowledge the commitment to excellence.  This grand ceremony held on the 21st of November and at the Sutera Harbour Resort in Kota Kinabalu, honours outstanding individuals and organisatio...
Tags: Hong Kong, Japan, Indonesia, Australia, China, Southeast Asia, Star, Taiwan, Malaysia, Korea, Sabah, Borneo, Sarawak, Borneo News, Malaysia Tourism Awards, Sabah News