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Borneo Jazz Festival 2019 - All You Need To Know

This year marks the 14th year that the Borneo Jazz Festival is being held in Miri, Sarawak, and is also the second time that the event is taking place at Coco Cabana by the Esplanade. The Borneo Jazz Festival is one of Malaysia's pioneer jazz festivals that has seen over hundreds of jazz musicians from all over the world perform here in Miri. Borneo Jazz 2019 also takes place from 19th to 21st July, which will see numerous local and international artist take stage for the 14th year.  ...
Tags: Travel, Usa, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Brunei, Sabah, Borneo, Airasia, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia Music Festivals, Sarawak Music Festivals, Marina Bay, Malaysia Asia


Bakelalan Bird Watching Trip Report

One of the few places that has been getting some bird watching attention is no other than the highland village of Bakelalan in Sarawak, Borneo. For the serious bird watchers, this is my Bakelalan bird watching trip report, done in November 2018.  First of all, Bakelalan or Ba'Kelalan is a Lun Bawang tribe village, located in the northeast highlands of Sarawak, Malaysia. It is also in the district of Lawas, which can be easily accessed from Kota Kinabalu in Sabah or Miri in Sarawak. Ge...
Tags: Travel, House, Kuala Lumpur, Brunei, Sabah, Borneo, Kota Kinabalu, Miri, Sarawak, Bird Watching, Malaysia Bird Watching, Malaysia Asia, Sarawak Borneo, Bandar, Whitehead, Sandakan


Soekarno-Hatta Terminal 2F is now an LCCT

In a significant recognition of the economic contributions and future potentials of low cost carriers (LCCs) in the vast archipelago, the Indonesian Government has designated Terminal 2F of Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (SHIA) as dedicated LCC Terminal for international flights. I am sure this is indeed a very proud moment for Indonesians, that they finally have a dedicated LCCT in their pursuit to be a regional LCC powerhouse.  Soekarno-Hatta Terminal 2F LCCT Eff...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Airports, Indonesia, France, Paris, Aviation, Shia, Jakarta, Airasia, Aviation News, Jakarta Indonesia, LCC, Malaysia Asia, Cebu Pacific, Soekarno Hatta International Airport


A Complete Guide to Royal Floria Putrajaya

For the flower and garden lover, I have come up with a complete guide to Royal Floria Putrajaya, and what is this event all about here in Malaysia.  Most Malaysians are generally not interested in flowers and gardens, mainly due to the hot, humid and unpredictable weather in Malaysia.But you will be surprised that there are in fact many who love plants and gardens in Malaysia, and the Royal Floria in Putrajaya is the biggest and best event to visit for this.This amazing Malaysian horticult...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Asia, Europe, Star, Malaysia, Middle East, Kuala Lumpur, Korea, Waze, Google Maps, Selangor, Malaysia Events, Putrajaya, Putrajaya Malaysia, Malaysia Asia


New Tourist Attraction in Kuala Lumpur - Kwai Chai Hong

There is a new tourist attraction in Kuala Lumpur called Kwai Chai Hong, and it is found around Petaling Street or Chinatown in KL. For those of you who love heritage and street art, this is one of the highly recommended places to visit.  First of all, what is Kwai Chai Hong? Well, it is a little complicated to make a direct translation, but in English, it would simply be called Prankster Lane.This would be the most simplified and suitable name for this beautiful heritage place, but I have ...
Tags: Travel, Samsung, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Dslr, Chinatown, Samsung Galaxy, Things To Do In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Asia, PETALING, Petaling Street, Jalan Petaling, Free Things to do in Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur Kwai Chai Hong, Kwai Chai Hong, Petaling Street Kwai Chai Hong


The Best Hotels near Kuala Lumpur International Airport

Looking for the best hotels near Kuala Lumpur International Airport? You’ve come to the right place! As one of Asia’s biggest international airports, Kuala Lumpur is a great place to transit or have a layover en route to your final destination. It’s home to AirAsia, one of the world’s biggest low-cost airlines, and the full-service national carrier – Malaysia Airlines – continues to offer incredibly competitive flight prices. To take advantage of some of the best deals, they may require long lay...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Hotels, US, Transit, Malaysia, Middle East, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Airlines, Airport, Travel Tips, Selangor, Klia2, Airasia, Destinations, Kuala Lumpur International Airport


How Bird Watching in Sabah Became The Top Destination In Malaysia

While everyone is writing about ecotourism, beaches, mountains, cultures and food of Sabah, it is little known that the sport of bird watching has become one of the most successful sub-genres of wildlife tourism in all of Malaysia.  First of all, what is bird watching? Who does it anyway? And you will be surprised on how much tourism and revenue this hobby has brought into Sabah. Yes, this is not something where you come for a four day and three night excursion to Sabah.  In this arti...
Tags: Travel, Japan, US, America, Malaysia, Bird, Sabah, Borneo, Sarawak, Bird Watching, Bird Watching In Malaysia, Birding In Malaysia, Birding, Malaysia Bird Watching, Peninsular Malaysia, Malaysia Asia


10 Places to Visit in Southeast Asia for 2018

For anyone planning to travel to this part of the world in 2018, here is a list of 10 places to visit in Southeast Asia, catered for all types of travelers. This part of the world has been one of the must-visit destinations for many years and this list highlights some of the best places for travelers.  The countries in Southeast Asia consist of Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos and Myanmar and these places are seeing a huge increase in ...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Featured, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Burma, Brunei, Myanmar, Vietnam, Laos, Angkor, Unesco World Heritage Site, Hanoi


Sarawak Hornbill Tourism Awards 2015/2016

The Sarawak Hornbill Tourism Awards 2015/2016 was held on 24th November 2017, at the Imperial Hotel in Kuching Sarawak. This is the states most prestigious tourism industry awards held every two years. For this years 7th Sarawak Hornbill Tourism Awards, a total of 28 winners were selected after a tedious judging process. There was 6 Special Recognition category awards that were give out to industry players this year.  The Sarawak Hornbill Awards was introduced in 2003 to recognize indivi...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Malaysia, Netherlands, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia Tourism Awards, Tourism Awards, David Jr, Malaysia Asia, Imperial Hotel, David Hogan, Kuching Sarawak, Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, Sarawak Hornbill Tourism Awards, Sarawak Tourism Awards


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


Hotel Guests Use Electric Kettle to Boil Their Underwear

Hotel Guests Use Electric Kettle to Boil Their Underwear If you followed our blog, you know we travel around quite often in Malaysia, Asia and Australia. We have the habit of boiling mineral water or tap water with the electric kettle so it is safe to drink. It is a habit we inherited from our parents since we were young. As parents of two boys, we need the electric kettle to boil hot water to prepare milk for them if we travel as family. However, there is a report that hotel guests in China use...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Australia, China, Singapore, Headline, Announcements / Press Releases / Statements, Hotels / Resorts, Malaysia Asia, Yahoo News, Gizmodo Australia, Guy Yug Blomberg, MGM Water Aurora MacauAgoda, MGM Macau Valkyrie Octopus


10 largest islands in the world

I was raised by the sea and naturally find myself gravitating towards it again and again. At the same time, I enjoy sprawling lands that offer anonymity. The best of both worlds can be found on some of the biggest islands in the world. 1. Greenland Area: 2,130,800 sq km (822,700 sq miles) Population: 56,483 Population density: 0.028/km2 (0.1/sq miles) Location: North America (Denmark) Discounting continental landmasses such as Afro-Eurasia, Americas, Antarctica and Australia, Greenland is...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Europe, Japan, Wales, Indonesia, US, Earth, Canada, Atlantic, United Kingdom, Arctic, Brunei, Tokyo, Greenland, Madagascar


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


AirAsia X Flights to the US

In the latest Malaysian aviation news, AirAsia X flights to the US has been cleared by the FAA on the 24th January 2017. When the long haul budget airline will start flying, it has not been officially announced. However, related media reports had indicated that AirAsia X flights to the UK and Frankfurt will commence in the summer of 2017.  AirAsia X is also the first Asian low cost carrier to operate flights to the USA and the the approval from the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) allows th...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Japan, Usa, UK, Featured, US, America, Frankfurt, United States, Malaysia, Hawaii, Faa, Mauritius, Airasia, Airline News


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


Recommended Places to Visit in Indonesia for 2017

With a new year approaching an after numerous visits around Indonesia in 2016, here is an article about recommended places to visit in Indonesia for 2017 compiled by me. All the places in here have been visited by me personally and my recommendations are purely based on what general travelers would like to see.  As Indonesia is really huge, there are many common and popular places like Bali, Bandung, Jakarta and so on, but when you explore further, there are many more interesting and uni...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Featured, Bali, Indonesia, Unesco, Marriott, Flores, Komodo Island, Things To Do In Indonesia, Wonderful Indonesia, Sulawesi, Makassar, Bandung, West Java, David Jr


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


Where to go in Sabah for 2017

You may be asking Where to go in Sabah for 2017, and fear not as Malaysia Asia will give you a basic guide to this as we have been traveling around North Borneo quite a bit. For the year 2017, there are many interesting places in Sabah for all kinds of travelers out there, which includes Ecotourism, adventure, islands, beaches, mountains, wildlife, birding, food hunting and even shopping. Yes, you guessed it, Sabah is one of the destinations of Malaysia that offer the best of just about any...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Singapore, Malaysia, Sabah, Borneo, Kota Kinabalu, Things To Do In Kota Kinabalu, Best Places To Visit In Sabah, Visit Malaysia 2016, David Jr, Malaysia Asia, Mount Kinabalu, Semporna, Crocker, KK


MIDE 2017

MIDE 2017 takes place from 12 - 14 May at the PWTC Kuala Lumpur and earlier that it usually is scheduled for the month of July as it was brought forward to facilitate the fasting month and the Hari Raya celebration.  More good news is that MIDE 2017 is also moved from Hall 3 to Hall 1 at the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) to a bigger hall space of 8,000 square meters and covering a total gross space of 12,000 square meters of exhibition and retail space. The largest dive expo in Malaysia...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Jordan, Diving, Maldives, Hall, Airasia, Scuba Diving, Miri, Sarawak, Komodo Island, Red Sea, David Jr, Malaysia Asia


What to do in Gili Trawangan Island

Probably the most popular island to visit in Indonesia, here is a list of what to do in Gili Trawangan Island, which is located just after Bali and Lombok Island towards the east. Popularly known as the Gili Islands, this unique cluster of three islands have gone through it all, from the days of some serious backpacker partying in the nineties to a tourist friendly island since going through a massive makeover in 2005.   The three islands located next to each other are Gili Trawangan, Gil...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Bali, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Beach, Islands, Wonderful Indonesia, Gili Air, Don, David Jr, Malaysia Asia, Lombok, Gili Islands, Gili, Gili Trawangan


Ramadan Buffet Prices for Hotels in KL and PJ

With Ramadan taking place for the month of June, here is a list of Ramadan Buffet Prices for Hotels in KL and PJ. Many companies, corporations,  associations and even groups of friends will start to host their Ramadan Buka Puasa sessions to their staff, clients and friends. Ramadan Buffets in Kuala Lumpur are a huge thing every year and just so you know, prices have increased quite a bit over the last few years where now it is almost normal to have a price of RM100 nett per person at any ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Featured, Hotels, Southeast Asia, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Marriott, Resorts, Shah Alam, Putrajaya, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, David Jr, Malaysia Asia, KLCC, Sime Darby


Gawai 2016

Malaysia Asia would like to wish all Sarawakians Selamat Ari Gawai 2016 and for the month of June, Sarawak celebrates the Gawai Festival which is the end of the Rice Harvest throughout the largest state in Malaysia. The Gawai Dayak is also celebrated throughout the island of Borneo as there are many ethnic groups that celebrate end of the rice harvest and to usher in another year of bountiful goodness. During the Gawai festival, almost everyone dresses in traditional costumes while the e...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Southeast Asia, Malaysia, Festivals, Borneo, Malaysia Events, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia Festivals, David Jr, Malaysia Asia


The Best Places In The World To Escape The U.S. Political Season

By International Living In the hours after one presidential debate recently, Google searches for "how can I move to Canada" reportedly spiked 1,150 percent. Best Places in the World to Escape the 2016 Political Season We have nothing against Canada. But it should be said: There are warmer, better-value options to consider ... all over the world. Each year at International Living we release our Global Retirement Index. Researched over months with the help of our ever-growing team of corres...
Tags: Google, Asia, Europe, Mountains, Japan, Southeast Asia, Africa, Spain, Catalonia, Barcelona, Earth, Chicago, Canada, Malaysia, Healthcare, Kuala Lumpur


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


W Hotel Kuala Lumpur Review

This W Hotel Kuala Lumpur review is based on the pre-opening information where this luxury hotel from the Starwood Group is scheduled to open on 31 March, 2017. The W Kuala Lumpur is also being shared with the much talked about Tropicana Residencies KLCC in this 55 story skyscraper along the busy Jalan Ampang and KLCC area and on the former Bok House property.In total, there will 150 rooms where the hotel will occupy the first 10 storeys of the building and the balance will be The Residenci...
Tags: Travel, Featured, Hotels, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Kl, W Hotel, David Jr, Malaysia Asia, Starwood Hotels Resorts, KLCC, Starwood Hotels Resorts Worldwide, Jalan Ampang, Malaysia Hotels, New Hotels in Malaysia, 5 Star Hotel


Royal Floria Putrajaya 2016

Royal Floria Putrajaya 2016 is scheduled for 27 May - 4 Jun 2016 and this year's theme is 'Magical World of FLORIA' while the chrysanthemum flower is chosen as the official theme flower for the event. Known as the largest flower and garden show in Malaysia, this yearly event takes place for nine whole days attracting all walks of life.  This years Royal Floria Putrajaya will also apply the latest technology from Europe that will excite all five senses – sight, sound, taste, smell and touc...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Featured, Southeast Asia, Thailand, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Waze, Malaysia Events, Events In Malaysia, Klia, Putrajaya, David Jr, Malaysia Asia, Negeri Sembilan, Johor


Things to do in Miri

Among the many things to do in Miri, ecotourism is probably the best activity here. However, from my many visits to Miri, the resort city in the north of Sarawak, I will share with the general tourist on what else you can do around Miri, especially the main town area. Miri is coastal city located two hours from Brunei and was once well known as an oil city and recently re-branded as a resort city by the mayor.  Most visitors would know Miri as the main gateway to world renown places like ...
Tags: Featured, Southeast Asia, Malaysia, Brighton, Brunei, Borneo, Miri, Sarawak, Things To Do In Malaysia, David Jr, Malaysia Asia, South China, Medan, Dino, Summit Cafe, Hoopa Dive


Borneo Bird Festival 2015 Roundup

After a successful 7th Borneo Bird Festival 2015 event held from the 23-25 October at the Kinabalu National Park in Kundasang, Sabah, the next event will take place back in its home at the Rainforest Discovery Center in Sandakan, Sabah. The event also saw about 2000 participants and visitors attend the two day event held here at Malaysia’s first World Heritage Site by UNESCO.  Many asked why it was held here instead of the original place but the answer was straight forward as for the last...
Tags: Google Play Store, Southeast Asia, Kodak, Unesco, Czech Republic, Austria, Malaysia, Brunei, Nikon, Sabah, Borneo, Canon, Bird Festivals In Malaysia, Bird Watching In Malaysia, Birding Events In Malaysia, Birding In Malaysia


Jogjakarta Street Parade

Celebrating the anniversary of Jogja city, the Jogjakarta Street Parade was one of the main highlights which took place on the streets here and during my visit here in October 2015, I was fortunate to catch and get behind the scenes of this fascinating event which showcases the many cultures of Indonesia, all in one place. In Indonesian, this is also called the 'Pesta Rakyat Yogyakarta'.  I was actually on my journey to Mount Bromo when the group from INAtopbucketlist had stopped in Jogj...
Tags: Google, Instagram, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Nikon, David Jr, Malaysia Asia, Yogyakarta, Jogjakarta, Mount Bromo, Indonesia - Jogjakarta, Jogjakarta Street Parade, Tourism Indonesia, Jogja, Pesta Rakyat Yogyakarta, Group of Kuda Lumping


Malaysia Tourism Awards 2015

The prestigious Malaysia Tourism Awards 2015 is back and for the 19th instalment, this grand event for the tourism and travel industry will be held at the Putra World Trade Center or PWTC in Kuala Lumpur this 17th February 2016 and special guest of honor will be the Malaysian Prime Minister Dato' Seri Mohd Najib Tun Haji Abdul Razak along with the Tourism Minister of Malaysia, Dato' Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz. Who will be this years big winners?  The Malaysia Tourism Awards was introdu...
Tags: Featured, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Tourism Awards, Malaysia Awards, Tourism Malaysia, Tourism Malaysia News, David Jr, Malaysia Asia, KLCC, Malaysia Tourism Awards 2015, Ministry of Tourism, Putra World Trade Center, Kuala Lumpur Convention Center, PWTC, Dato Seri Mohd Najib Tun Haji Abdul Razak