Tripologist
Travel Planning. Expert Advice.


 
 

 
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
10

 
 
 

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
2

 

 
Learning to cook at the Tropical Spice Garden in Penang, Malaysia.

Learning to Cook Malay at Penang’s Tropical Spice Garden

The island of Penang in Malaysia is one of the world’s best places for food. In fact, in 2009, New York Times readers voted it the world’s second best city for food. Obviously there is something special about the fo...
by Jim Cheney
1

 
 
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
1

 

 
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
0

 
 
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
0