The Best Diving in Malaysia

One of the things that Malaysia is known for is its diving and there are a plethora of excellent dive locations around peninsular Malaysia and Malaysian Borneo for you to choose from. The best dive sites can be found in the south-eastern region of the state of Sabah, on the island of Borneo. On the other hand, the easiest to reach dive sites are on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia...

My Very Own Island For $2,000 Per Month

The smell that greets me as I stroll past the grocery shops is a mixture of fresh vegetables and spices; cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, wild garlic, ginger and onions. It’s particular to Asia and exotic. The church bell is chiming behind me—one of the oldest in Malaysia—and the azure blue sky is cloudless. It’s just another beautiful day in Penang, the island that I refer to as “my island”...

Exploring Ipoh

Just a two-hour drive south from Penang, along the Federal Highway, is the old mining town of Ipoh. The city, the capital of Perak state, was once the world’s largest producer of tin and immigrants flocked here in their tens of thousands to seek their fortune during the 1920s and 30s. And, during the boom times, many found it.

Mind, Body and Spirit in George Town, Penang

George Town, Penang, is a bohemian city, situated on a fast-flowing body of water called the Straits of Malacca. Its colonial architecture is astounding and the reason why it was given a UNESCO Heritage listing in 2008. However, it’s the city’s delicious street food, cafes, museums, art galleries and its people, that give George Town a very distinct personality. And falling in love with it comes easily enough.

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