Category Archives: My Malaysia

Travel Spotlight: Dan On The Road

  Traveling with a family in tow.  This months’ Travel Spotlight features Danial Ariff, from Dan on the Road, who loves a good road trip and the adventures that come with it. I wanted to get his perspective on what it’s ...

5 Things You’ll Love From Cameron Highlands

  [Sponsored post by Mycel Pancho] Cameron Highlands is cherished as the retreat destination among Malaysian. Since the beginning, this highland has been used for the rest area with the green hills that covered majorly by the tea plantations and strawberry farms. ...

Guide: A Drive to Cameron Highlands

  Getting away on a weekday. I’m enjoying my long break in Malaysia, which included this road trip up Cameron Highlands with friends on a Wednesday. It was planned at the last minute and started at 6 o’clock in the ...

Shopback with Agoda and Earn Cashback

  Book and earn, my two favorite words.  I am a fan of Agoda because of it’s rates and user friendly information. It’s my usual go to place for my travel escapades (especially weekend getaways). When I first read about ...

Malaysia: Alternative Places To Visit in Kelantan.

  Road tripping to Kelantan, Malaysia A visit to the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia will bring you to a laidback town of Kota Bharu in the state of Kelantan. This Islamic state has often been overlooked as as tourist ...

Royal Buildings: Istana Jahar of Kelantan

  Visiting the Istana Jahar turned Museum.   Jahar Palace (Istana Jahar) is a well-known landmark in the capital city of Kelantan, on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia. A road trip here takes you 6 hours from Kuala Lumpur with ...

Heritage Weekend Hotel Stays In Penang

  One of the Top 10 Cities to visit in 2016.  Recently, the folks at Lonely Planet listed our Penang Island as number 4 on the ‘Best in Travel’ Cities to visit in 2016. Besides being our UNESCO heritage site, Penang ...

MURFEST 2015 – Malaysia Urban Retreat Festival

  Recently, the folks behind MURFEST invited us to their event which will be held from November 13-15 in Pullman Hotel, Bangsar, Malaysia. Before attending the event, I had to of course find more about it since this was the ...

Road Trip Selangor: Mah Meri Ancestral Celebration

  Road trip weekend to Carey Island. The Mahmeri tribe can be found on an island located in Selangor. From Kuala Lumpur, it takes about an hour to reach Klang town and then another 30 or so to Carey Island. ...

Common Malaysian Phrases Every Traveler Should Know

  Getting acquainted with a few common Malaysian phrases.  Malaysia is home to many ethnic and race which makes most of multi-lingual in our own country. This means that majority of us speak Bahasa Malaysia (Malaysian language) and English. Visitors to ...

Road Trip: Sleepy Town of Gopeng

  Unassuming yet charming.   This little town of Gopeng was one of our stop as we drove back from the bustling Ipoh town. We had a few hours to kill and felt curious about this town which was known for ...

Road Trip: The Charming Malay Kampung Morten.

  A blast from the past. Kampung Morten is one of the many Malay villages that can be found in the middle of the historical city of Melaka, maintaining its’ traditional architecture, design, interior decoration, landscaping just like the historical ...

10 Cafes For The Hungry Soul In Kuala Lumpur.

  There’s no denying that food makes hungry people warm and more open to conversations. It keeps you relaxed and busy while your head is thinking about a thousand different things for the day. In my previous post on 10 ...

Mulu: Caving in Sarawak

  Flying in through Miri, Sarawak. We were on a company trip doing a CSR activities for a few days in one of the remote villages in Mulu, Sarawak and prior to that visit, we were taken around Mulu to ...

Johor Bahru: Food Trip

  “Are we there yet?” This is my sisters’ favorite thing to say (and annoy me) while we were driving down south to Johor Bahru for her interview with one of the companies there. It took us around 4 hours ...

Kuala Pilah: Taman Rekreasi Ulu Bendul

  A river we must go. It was one of those weekends where we decided to visit our friends’ home town in Negeri Sembilan, just an hours’ drive from Kuala Lumpur. I have been to this state but have never ...

Kuala Terengganu: Perhentian Island

  “Are you a beach person?” In one random conversation, someone had asked me this question which I quickly, without any further hesitation replied with a solid “YES.” This person then continued to ask me how many times a month ...

Road Trip Selangor: Peaceful Pantai Redang

  A Redang beach in Selangor? As far as I know (since I was at a young age that is), Redang beach is located off the shores of Terengganu, in the east coast of Peninsular. However when we went to ...

Road Trip: Paddy Fields of Sekinchan

  Remembering a weekend getaway.  I miss road trips and today as I saw photos of friends going on a weekend getaway from the city, it reminded me of an impromptu weekend to Sekinchan located in Kuala Selangor. Armed with ...

Spending New Year Eating In Kuala Lumpur.

  First and foremost Happy New Year 2015 everyone! Hope you’ve been spending the past few days planning (or not planning) on new resolutions, new travel destinations and new adventures. I had a nice New Years eve in Phnom Penh ...

A Surprise Trip Home

  *The Eagle has landed. The Eagle has landed.* I clicked send to our group chat to let them know that the second bird has arrived in tanahair at 11:35am today. They responded with a chuckle and confirmed everyone’s timing to ...

Road Trip: Paya Indah Wetlands, Putrajaya

  Absorbing Nature  I never knew this place existed until one of my former Clients invited us to be volunteers for the Go Green EduFarm program late last year. It took me an hour to get to Paya Indah Wetlands, ...