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24 hours in Georgetown

By Wed, Nov 07, 2012 11:12AM UTC 1 Comment

By Jim Cheney NESTLED  in the northwestern corner of Malaysia, Georgetown is one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations. Sitting on the eastern shores of the island of Penang, the city and the surrounding villages are some of the most historically important in all of Southeast Asia. Settled by the British in 1786, Georgetown...

Discovering Sabah’s World War II sites

By Wed, Nov 07, 2012 11:12AM UTC 0 Comment

By Lara Dunston I AM standing solemnly in the sticky heat, my shirt clinging to my back, despite the fact I’m in a shaded area of forest. It’s mid morning yet it’s already sweltering and humidity is high here at Sandakan Memorial Park, in the Sabah region of Malaysian Borneo. Pic: Terence Carter. I’ve joined...

The longhouses of Malaysian Borneo

By Wed, Nov 07, 2012 11:12AM UTC 0 Comment

By Ben Cowles THE enormous island of Borneo adds yet more to the Asian melting pot that is Malaysia. Malaysian Borneo (sometimes called Eastern Malaysia) is comprised of the states of Sarawak and Sabah, which cling to the Northwest side of the world’s third largest island.   Who lives in a house like this? Pic: Ben...

Five fine dining experiences in Penang, Malaysia

By Wed, Nov 07, 2012 11:12AM UTC 1 Comment

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...

Kuala Lumpur’s top eating experiences for visitors

By Fri, Nov 02, 2012 6:40PM UTC 0 Comment

By Lara Dunston FOR first-time visitors to Kuala Lumpur, it’s not just the humidity and traffic that can overwhelm. The array of delicious cuisines on offer and venues for sampling local fare can often leave travellers bewildered. From fine dining in five stars to plastic chairs and tables beside street stalls, all budgets are catered...

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