By Mike Aquino FOR such a food-obsessed town, Penang has never been known for fine dining: Penangites have long favored simple, hearty meals over fancy expensive spreads. Increasing prosperity and shifting cultural mores have made fine dining more palatable to Penang and her visitors: the Hokkien have now warmed to more expensive eats and fine...
By Mike Aquino A naturally beautiful island environment and judicious development efforts have helped make Langkawi one of Malaysia’s most popular beach destinations. The resorts listed here represent some of Langkawi’s finest accommodations: luxurious places with a unique sense of character. The Danna Langkawi The Danna Langkawi’s overall feel harkens back to British colonial days...
By Mike Aquino Central city locations plus luxurious amenities help these five hotels rank among the coolest accommodations in Malaysia. If you’re looking to be spoiled consider checking into one of these places. Ritz Carlton Hotel, Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur Its location in the Golden Triangle places it right in the middle of the action;...
By Mike Aquino A historic port town set on the narrowest point of the Malacca Strait, Melaka was once the capital of a prosperous sultanate back in the 1400s, then an entrepôt for successive European powers, before coming into its own as a modern-day Malaysian city. Today, Melaka’s history can be experienced first-hand through the...
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