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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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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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Traveling in Malaysia During Soellal

Of all the holidays on the South Korean calendar, Soellal is clearly one of the most important. In Malaysia, with its large ethnic Chinese population, the same holiday is celebrated under the name Chinese New Year. If you are t...
by Jim Cheney
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A typical colonial era house in Chinatown, Georgetown, Malaysia.

On the Heritage Trail in Penang: Exploring Georgetown’s Colonial Past

In August of 1786, the British flag was raised for the first time in southeast Asia; however, the flag wasn’t first raised over Hong Kong or even Singapore. Instead, the first British possession in the region was the isla...
by Jim Cheney
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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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Many of the buildings in Georgetown, Malaysia's Chinatown reflect the city's British roots in their architecture.

24 Hours in Georgetown, Malaysia

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 ...
by Jim Cheney
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