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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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Independence Hall in Philadelphia is the birthplace of America and free to visit.

7 Free Things to Do in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

When you think of great American cities, what comes to mind? New York. Los Angeles. Chicago. Washington, DC. While it may not be the first city you think of, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is one of America’s most historicall...
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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he Petronas Towers, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, are fantastic and worth visiting, especially after dark.

24 Hours in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, is one of Asia’s most underrated tourist destinations. While many recognize the colonial beauty of Georgetown and Malacca or the stunning beaches of Langkawi and Tioman, many miss what m...
by Jim Cheney
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Singapore at night from Marina Bay Sands.

5 Free Things to do in Singapore

Singapore is one of the most historically important cities/countries in Southeast Asia, but isn’t on the itinerary of many budget travelers because they think that it is too expensive. I’ve already discussed why Sin...
by Jim Cheney
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The light-trails of a boat are seen against the backdrop of restored buildings in Chinatown, Malacca, Malaysia.

Photo of the Week: Malacca, Malaysia’s Chinatown at Night

Malacca (also spelled Melaka) is a city in Malaysia and is one of the most historically important cities in Southeast Asia. Long overshadowed by Singapore to the south and George Town to the north, there was once a time when th...
by Jim Cheney
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