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Why your next holiday should be in East or West Malaysia…or both!

Why your next holiday should be in East or West Malaysia…or both!

There’s one huge perk to visit Malaysia: the many amazingly accessible tourist destinations. No matter what kind of traveler you are, there’s certain to be a trip to suit both your budget and preferences. Whether you’re a foodie, beach lover or adventure seeker, Malaysia has it all. Go on a Food Pilgrimage Penang is called […]

LEGOLAND MALAYSIA: There’s a big kid in all of us

By Lloyd Green THE GATEWAY TO YOUR CHILDHOOD OKAY, so you’re a parent and your kids want to go to LEGOLAND Malaysia. They’ve been dreaming about this day since….well forever actually. The only ones that need real convincing are you and your wife. Sure, there’s the rides, displays and themed hotel room but what’s in […]

Tanjung Balau Fishermen Museum, Johor

Fishermen living in the east coast used several ancient techniques to catch fish. Some looked at the moon, while others scanned the skyline for weather changes. For a dose of local seafaring superstitions and other fascinating stories of fishing and its techniques, just head to this unique fisherman museum. Located north of Desaru, the Tanjung […]

Pulau Kukup Johor National Park, Johor

Pulau Kukup is one of the largest uninhabited mangroves in the world. It is also the only one situated in Johor waters. Today, Pulau Kukup has received international recognition, being granted the status of a ‘Wetland of International Importance’ (RAMSAR site) by the Geneva- based Ramsar Convention Bureau. A local folklore tells the tale of […]

Pulau Aur, Johor

The island off Mersing, along with Pulau Dayang, Pulau Lang and Pulau Pinang, are rated among the best diving destinations within the Johor Marine Park Area. The deeper waters around the area ensure good visibility and a large variety of marine life. The island is especially popular among weekend divers. The rich pelagic action also […]

Zoo Johor

Established in 1928 by the late Johor King, Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Abu Bakar, Zoo Johor is one of the oldest zoos in the country and also in Asia. Originally called an “animal garden”, the medium-sized zoo was handed over to the state government to manage in the 1960s. Catch a glimpse of mighty […]

Teluk Sengat Crocodile Farm, Johor

At the Teluk Sengat Crocodile Farm, Mr Ng, Malaysia’s own Crocodile Hunter and a third- generation crocodile farmer, gamely brings visitors on a tour of these snapping reptiles. There are more than 1,000 of them in this farm, including a toothless 130-year-old croc passed on from his grandfather. Past its prime, this geriatric prefers to […]

Old Johor Fort Kota Johor Lama

The Old Johor Fort or Kota Johor Lama was the site of fierce wars amongst the local Malays and outside invading forces. It was built in 1540 during the reign of Sultan Alauddin Riayat Shah II (1528-1564). This fort was the best defence fort built along the Johor River at the time. After the fall […]