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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

Foreigners wait in a long line to enter the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand.

Discuss: Is It Okay to Charge Foreigners More Than Locals?

I’m not going to lie, one of my biggest pet peeves when traveling is places that charge foreigners more than locals. It drives me absolutely crazy. Some sites are quite subtle about it, putting the lower pricing in the lo...
by Jim Cheney


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

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