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Bagus Place on Tioman Island as viewed from the resort's pier.

Bagus Place: Where Adventure Meets Luxury

Writer’s Note: This article is part of a project that I did for Tourism Malaysia. While I usually focus this blog on budget travel, this article is about my one luxury experience in the past six months. As our small boat...
by Jim Cheney
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Brightly painted colonial-era house in Malacca's Chinatown.

Malacca’s Beautiful Chinatown: A Photo Essay

While most westerners have heard of Singapore, Hong Kong, and maybe even Penang and Macau, very few have heard of Malacca (also spelled Melaka). However, that doesn’t mean that it was any less important to trade in Asia. ...
by Jim Cheney
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Posing with a two-year old tiger at Tiger Kingdom in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Hugs, Not Drugs at Chiang Mai’s Tiger Kingdom

Imagine being able to enter the cage of a real tiger. Nervously approaching it, its eyes staring at you with curiosity, you slowly walk  behind it; the prey has become the predator. Quickly, you pounce, hands outstretched unti...
by Jim Cheney
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The famous Balinese Rice Terraces.

Bali, Indonesia: Welcome to Paradise [Guest Post]

“Welcome to Paradise!” says the sign that greets the mostly Australian visitors to the Indonesian island of Bali. Taxi drivers grab tourists right out of the airport doors, hoping they do not realize that they should first...
by a Guest Contributor
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The ruins of Sukhothai, Thailand.

The Ancient Ruins of Sukhothai, Thailand: A Photo Essay

Before Bangkok and before Chiang Mai, there was Sukhothai. Often cited as the first capital of the Thai empire, Sukhothai is one of the most important ancient cities in all of Southeast Asia. Today, many visitors to Thailand ma...
by Jim Cheney
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he Petronas Towers, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, are fantastic and worth visiting, especially after dark.

The Petronas Towers: Kuala Lumpur’s Iconic Destination

When you arrive in Kuala Lumpur, it is nearly impossible to miss the Petronas Towers. Rising 451 meters above the city streets below, the buildings are the tallest twin towers ever constructed, and are the iconic focal point of...
by Jim Cheney
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