Category Archive: MALAYSIA

Top Diving Destinations in Malaysia

Top Diving Destinations in Malaysia  Recently I was contacted by the team over at Sipadan Island diving website about helping to spread the word about diving there. Sipadan is a tiny island just off the coast the Malaysian state of Sabah, which is situated on large island of Borneo. Sipadan is quite famous among divers …

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My 10 Best Travel Tips of 2015 on LashWorldTour

My 10 Best Travel Tips of 2015 on LashWorldTour In 2015 my travels spanned half the globe. After exploring New Zealand’s South Island in January, I next flew to Australia for one month, then on to Bali and Malaysia in SE Asia for two months before crossing the Pacific to the USA. I ended up …

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My Guide to Eating Dim Sum

My Guide to Eating Dim Sum Dim Sum could be described as the Chinese version of Spanish tapas. Small, visually-delightful, mouth-watering steamed morsels are served up on tiny plates to be eaten solo or shared among family and friends. These personally-selected collections of little dumplings eaten with piping hot Chinese tea will leave you happily …

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NEWS: My Second Article is Featured on A Luxury Travel Blog!

NEWS: My Second Article is Featured on A Luxury Travel Blog ! I’m thrilled to announce that A Luxury Travel Blog has recently published my second article, entitled 5 Unique Luxury Resorts on Langkawi Island – Malaysia. Along with my article, five of my own photos were included, three of them used as feature photos …

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Travel Tips: Overdeveloped Beaches and Islands to Avoid in SE Asia

Koh Bulon beach

Travel Tips: Overdeveloped Beaches and Islands to Avoid in SE Asia My idea of a great tropical island or beach is one that is ‘au naturale’. When I head to a beach I want to be completely surrounded by nature: sky, clouds, sun, sea, sand and trees. I want to hear nothing but wind in …

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10 Free Things to do in Penang – pt 2

Armenian Street - Penang

10 Free Things to do in Penang – pt 2 A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2008, Penang was one of the most important ports on the old Asian trading route. From the late 1700s, its free port status attracted merchants, laborers and traders from China, India, Sumatra and Europe. They all set up businesses, …

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PHOTO GALLERY: Colonial Architecture of Penang – Malaysia

PHOTO GALLERY: Colonial Architecture of Penang – Malaysia Penang, Malaysia was one of the major ports along the old Asian trading route that ran between Europe, India, the Middle East, SE Asia and China. The British commanded the port during those prosperous years. The island quickly attracted merchants, traders and laborers from all over the …

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Langkawi Reviews: Ishan Spa

Langkawi Reviews: Ishan Spa Umi, my petite massage therapist, was awaiting me on Ishan Spa’s leafy veranda with a cold mint-scented face towel in hand. As I stepped up onto the wooden deck and slipped off my shoes, she stood up, greeted me warmly and gently offered me the precisely rolled towel. In such hot …

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Geopark Day Cruise in Langkawi Island – A Tour Review

Geopark Day Cruise in Langkawi Island – A Tour Review All the cruise guests were picked up at our respective hotels or resorts and shuttled over to the boat marina. Once there we were ferried out to a tall twin-mast sailing ship, a schooner named Tiki. A jovial Malay crew greeted us warmly and offered …

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Langkawi Tour Review: Evening Jungle Walk

Langkawi Tour Review: Evening Jungle Walk The company van picked me up at my hotel at promptly 4.30 as scheduled. We collected the remaining guests at their hotels en route to our evening jungle walk with Dev’s Adventure Tours. Jerome, our guide, was waiting for us when we arrived at Berjaya Resort. That seemed to …

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