Category Archives: Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur heritage sites: an historic tour of Malaysia’s bustling capital

KL’s long and colourful history has left a legacy of heritage sites which bear the stamp of various foreign influences. The main heritage zones in the city are Merdeka Square, Market Square, Chinatown (Petaling Street) and Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman.
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Lake Chini legends and tropical forest in the heart of Malaysia

Lake ChiniWhile visiting Malaysia an interesting alternative from beaches, islands, the shining Kuala Lumpur or the colonial towns of Melaka and Georgetown, is the tranquil Lake Chini.
Situated in the Pahang region, it is a relaxing, calm and lovely spot that with its serenity and all the secrets that it holds and hides will be a welcome variation from your normal activities in Malaysia.
Indeed, Lake Chini and its surroundings are shrouded legends, some of which date back to the 14th century. As legend has it the monsters of the lake guard a submerged ancient Khmer City. Continue reading

How to bring your own vehicle into Singapore

rnm_erp1The first thing to say if you have the chance to avoid bringing your vehicle into Singapore or you are not so sure about bringing your vehicle into Singapore just give up and park in Johor Bahru or somewhere else in Malaysia and enjoy the city state arriving by public transport (bus or train). Only do it if you really want your vehicle there!
The whole procedure is quite long, tedious, expensive and confusing (yes dealing with foreign vehicles, not Malaysian, is probably the only thing that screws up the efficient Singaporean system!).
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The best bookstores in Southeast Asia

If you are still in love with the day after day more threatened paper book, you might be interested in visiting one of the following bookstore through Southeast Asia.

The bookstore chain Kinokuniya is unbeatable in Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore with a huge amount of titles covering every topic. Don’t be too excited though, the prices of the books are the same you can find in the West. Most of the stores have a small cafeteria far from cheap of course. Monument Bookstore reign in Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar. Fahasa has different branches in Ho Chi Minh City and in the main cities all over Vietnam. Continue reading