By Chris Wotton MALAYSIA’S national parks teem with wildlife, and whichever park you choose to visit you are bound to come across a whole host of critters large and small getting on with life in their natural habitat. Mostly, you do not even have to travel far from the nearest big city to get back...
By Chris Wotton ANY popular destination in Malaysia offers more than enough to keep visitors entertained for days and make for an extended trip, and squeezing the best of a city into just 24 hours is no mean feat. Kuching is no exception, but if you have only a day to spare – and this...
By Nick Kellingley THERE are martial arts, and then there are serious martial arts. Malaysia’s Silat falls into the latter category. Outside Malaysia the practice is relatively unknown but it has a lot in common with its more famous relative, Muay Thai. Like Muay Thai, Silat relies on use of the entire body including elbows,...
By Chris Wotton HISTORICALLY known for its valuable tin mining industry during the time of the British Empire, Ipoh is probably better known today for its Hainanese chicken rice dish. That said the tin connection remains to this day – the name of western peninsular Malaysia’s Perak state, of which Ipoh is the state capital,...
By Nick Kellingley CHINATOWN in Kuala Lumpur can be found on Jalan Petaling (Petaling Street). Crowds flock to the street from early in the day to score cheap clothes, watches, and more. Wander in among the stalls and make sure you have your haggling hat on to pick up the best bargains. The entrance to...
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