Dec 7, Butterworth to Penang Ferry – Timings, Fares and Review

The Butterworth to Penang Ferry is the traditional way to travel to Penang Island from the mainland. The ferry opened back in 1894 and was then the only way for railway passengers from Singapore or Kuala Lumpur to reach George Town. It is still the most convenient way for rail travellers to reach Penang Island. […]

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Airline Review: Malaysia Airlines

Though Malaysia Airlines’ identity has taken a drastic hit after the horrendous disappearance of flight 370 in 2014, the airline’s sterling first-class service doesn’t have to be overlooked. Due to the tragic incident, and the mounting commercial losses, the most talked-about airline in the world is now going through a management shuffle and renewal of its fleet. While the […]

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Datuk Manila Tomb, Melaka

Datuk Manila Tomb is the burial place of a Muslim scholar from the Philippines who fled to Melaka during the Spanish conquest of his country to escape religious persecution. It is said that this saintly man taught the virtues of Islam to the locals in Melaka and he was greatly admired for his kind heartedness […]

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Joson Numismatic Collections –Malacca

Joson Numismatic Collections on Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Melaka is my kind of shop with old banknotes, coins, stamps, vintage advertising and other collectables for sale. When I first visited Malacca back in 1981 there used to quite a few antique, bric-a-brac and collectable shops along Jonker Street as well as traditional craftsmen like […]

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Herbarium Gallery Kuala Lumpur –Gardens

Herbarium Gallery Kuala Lumpur is the latest addition to the list of attractions at Perdana Botanical Gardens (formerly known as KL Lake Gardens). To be honest there is not a lot to see here. It comprises a single gallery with a collection of mostly unlabelled dried leaves and a number of information wall displays. What […]

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National Heroes Mausoleum (Makam Pahlawan) – Kuala Lumpur

The National Heroes Mausoleum or Makam Pahlawan is the final resting place of a number of former Prime Ministers, Deputy Prime Ministers and other senior Malaysian leaders. The cemetery is located within the confines of the National Mosque in Kuala Lumpur (Masjid Negara). The indoor section is under the cover of an elegant seven-pointed concrete […]

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UPSI National Education Museum –Nasional

UPSI National Education Museum is housed in the historic Suluh Budiman Building on the campus of Sultan Idris Education University (UPSI) in Tanjung Malim, Perak. The building originally served as the Sultan Idris Teaching College (SITC) and has played an important part in the development of education in Malaysia before and after Independence. The building, […]

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Sungai Dusun Wildlife Conservation Centre

The Sungai Dusun Wildlife Conservation Centre in northern Selangor is home to a number of Malayan Tapirs and some gharial crocodiles. The Conservation Centre was first established in 1964 with a 4500 hectare area for the protection and conservation of Sumatran rhinos, a few of which roamed wild in Peninsular Malaysia until displaced by encroaching […]

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Hiking Bukit Sri Bintang at Kepong, Kuala Lumpur

Bukit Sri Bintang is hill and a patch of forest next to Desa Park City, close to Kepong in northern Kuala Lumpur. It is actually part of a more extensive forested area which extends south as far as Bukit Kiara and is separated from this area by the E1 Lebuhraya Utara-Selatan. Here is the start […]

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Fortune Dragon Statue –Yong Peng, Johor

The Fortune Dragon Statue in Yong Peng, Johor was completed in 2016 at a cost of RM 8 million. It is said to be the world’s largest dragon tunnel with a length of 115 meters but this cannot be correct since they were building a 21 km long dragon in China’s Henan Province a few […]

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