Malaysia Resources

Golf in Malaysia

With more than 200 golf courses found throughout Malaysia, it’s easy to plan a golfing holiday. The only challenge is picking which course suits your needs. Unlike many countries in Asia, the green fees in Malaysia remain very affordable. Enjoy a round in the cooler hill towns surrounded by tea plantations… in the middle of the jungle on a tropical island…

A Guide to Grocery Shopping in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Great supermarkets may not seem like a luxury when you’re living in Australia because they are everywhere; they’re the norm. But once you move to another country, things might not be the same. In Penang, Malaysia, where I live, it’s all about the wet market, a local market where you’ll find the freshest produce, chicken, fish, eggs and some sundries...

Penang Attractions

Penang might be a small island, but it is jammed with things to see. Many people come to the island to eat; the street food is some of the best in Asia and no visit to Penang is complete without overeating. However, in between stuffing yourself on plates of noodles and rich mutton curries, you’ve got to do something, right? Walk off some of your calories with this list of things to see and places to visit…

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...

Top 5 Things to Do in Penang for Nature Lovers

Penang is known for its street food and UNESCO heritage architecture and shophouses. But most people don’t realise that there is more to this little island than tasty noodles and rich history; it’s for nature lovers as well. So, when you’ve had enough of temple hopping and garlic fumes wafting out of woks, when you feel like reconnecting with nature, here is where to go...

3 Great English-Speaking Islands

Living on an island conjures up images of white sandy beaches, sparkling blue water and no rush hour traffic.We all dream of one day retiring to a tropical paradise, buying a second home in a quaint beach town where it’s summer all year round, or relocating our lives to an island in the sun. But it can be more than just a dream…your tropical island or beach life can be a reality....

Batu Ferringhi, Penang

Drive north along the coast of Penang Island, approximately one hour from the Penang International Airport, and you’ll arrive in the beach resort of Batu Ferringhi. Its popularity with tourists means a high concentration of likely bars and restaurants. It’s also where you can ride a horse along the beach, go parasailing at sunset or sit back with a bucket of beers and watch the world go by...

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