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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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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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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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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
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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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