Kuala Terengganu

Kuala Terengganu or ‘KT’ in short, is the capital city of Terengganu. The state is dotted on the east coast surrounded by South China Sea and is blessed with some of the best pristine beaches in Malaysia.

Kota Bharu

Kota Bharu is the capital of Kelantan, situated in the northernmost part of West Malaysia. The name Kelantan means ”land of lightning” in the Malay world and is often referred to as the “cradle of Malay culture”. It shared its border with the kingdom of Thailand, which makes this town a transit point between the two…

Tioman Island

Situated on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia, Tioman Island (Pulau Tioman) is a wonderful escape for turquoise water, pristine beaches, and the lush greenery of rainforest. The island is a long-time backpacker favorite destination and was listed as one of the world’s most beautiful islands in the world back in the 70’s. Tioman is…

Johor Bharu

Johor Bahru commonly called “JB” by the locals, is the state capital of Johor. The city is situated in the southern Peninsula Malaysia and separated by a causeway to the neighboring Singapore. Many heritage buildings had been preserving their legacy and some had taken a breath of new life through rejuvenation. These century-old lanes were…

Ipoh

Ipoh is the capital city of Perak and located in the rich tin-mining valley of Kinta. It is one of the underrated cities in Malaysia because people tend to overlook the city of Kuala Lumpur, Penang, and Malacca. This quiet little town is a perfect off-the-beaten destination for a Malaysia trip.

Penang

Situated in the northern part of West Malaysia along the Malacca Strait, Penang is one of the most popular and renowned travel destinations. It was founded by the British in 1786 and awarded UNESCO World Heritage site due to an impressive collection of more than 1,700 historic buildings. The island was nicknamed the Pearl of…

Langkawi

Langkawi is a perfect destination to relax for a couple of days in West Malaysia. Nicknamed “the Jewel of Kedah”, it is the largest and most popular island in the archipelago that is made up of 99 islands and is home to beautiful white beaches, turquoise bays, gorgeous waterfalls, and wild natural parks. According to…

Putrajaya

Have an extra day in Kuala Lumpur? Come and explore the contemporary city of Putrajaya which is situated close to Kuala Lumpur. It has often been overlooked by tourists due to its location. For those who love modern architecture with Islamic arts, you might want to consider making a half-day trip to visit this amazing…

Cameron Highlands

A different side of Malaysia can be found in Cameron Highlands. There are no beaches, tall buildings, or hot and humid weather here. The highlands are close to being in the English countryside with houses built in an English style, surrounded by green hills and a cooler climate.

Malacca

Malacca is a definite addition to any trip to Malaysia and is a place no stranger to many travelers coming to Malaysia. It is highly recommended to spend the next 2 nights here if you are passing through Kuala Lumpur or heading to Penang. This city is filled with history and culture dating back to…

Kuala Lumpur

Welcome to My Own Backyard Say ‘Hello’ to Kuala Lumpur, the place where I grew up and live in. This is the capital and one of the three federal territories in Malaysia. The city’s name literally means “Muddy Confluence” due to its location near the place where the river of Klang and Gombak intersect.

Changi Airport

In my recent trip to Singapore on December 2019, I visited Changi Airport before taking my flight back to Kuala Lumpur. This airport is one of the largest transportation and transit hub in the Asia region, which help travelers connect to over 400 destinations around the world. This airport has become an attraction on its…