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  • Off the tourist trail in Southeast Asia: 5 underrated cities

    Off the tourist trail in Southeast Asia: 5 underrated cities

    November 21st, 2017Marco Ferrarese
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    Modern Bangkok, historical Hanoi and tourism-boom town Siem Reap — home to the world-famous Angkor Wat temples — are some of Southeast Asia‘s best drawcards, and see thousands of visitors every year. But the region still has plenty of places that stay well off the tourist radar. These five underrated Southeast Asian towns and cities... Read more »

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  • 7 places to get off the tourist trail in Malaysia

    7 places to get off the tourist trail in Malaysia

    August 31st, 2017Marco Ferrarese
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    Already gaped at the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, lazed on a white beach in the Perhentians, met orangutans at Sepilok and filled a whole SD card with Georgetown’s street art? That’s what most travellers come to Malaysia for. But there’s much more mystery, adventure and hidden secrets for those who dare to venture a bit... Read more »

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  • 9 tips for backpacking Malaysia

    9 tips for backpacking Malaysia

    June 8th, 2017Marco Ferrarese
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    Despite having turquoise-ringed tropical islands, misty rainforests, cosmopolitan and arty cities, colourful festivals and one of the world’s most interesting ethnic mixes, Malaysia remains Southeast Asia’s most unsung destination. In 2017, the country turns 60 years old. With a new hi-speed train system, comfortable buses and low-cost air connections to most of Asia and beyond,... Read more »

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  • Living the good life in Borneo

    Living the good life in Borneo

    June 2nd, 2016Ros Walford
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    Life in the beautiful region of Sapulot is relaxed and uncomplicated, and the communities who live here want to keep it that way. They are inviting visitors to this remote part of Sabah, a Malaysian state on the island of Borneo, to show them the Murut way of life. Ros Walford went to find out... Read more »

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  • 7 reasons why Langkawi is Malaysia’s ultimate island escape

    7 reasons why Langkawi is Malaysia’s ultimate island escape

    February 9th, 2016Stuart Forster
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    Looking to unwind on a tropical island somewhere in Southeast Asia? Then head to the island of Langkawi, Malaysia’s ultimate escape from the country’s frenetic cities. From trekking into the rainforest to wildlife-watching – all between spells of relaxing on a wide, sandy beach – here are a few reasons why you should escape to Langkawi. 1.... Read more »

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  • Quiz: can you locate these national parks?

    Quiz: can you locate these national parks?

    July 2nd, 2015Rebecca Hallett
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    National parks are some of the world’s most awe-inspiring natural places, taking in mountains, glaciers, waterfalls and forests (sometimes all in the same one), but how much do you know about them? Can you tell these national parks apart? Compare flights, book hostels and hotels for your trip, and don’t forget to purchase travel insurance before you go. 

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  • Baba-Nyonya cuisine: 6 dishes you need to try in Malaysia

    Baba-Nyonya cuisine: 6 dishes you need to try in Malaysia

    February 6th, 2015Kiki Deere
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    Rough Guides author Kiki Deere delves into Malaysia‘s unique Baba-Nyonya (Peranakan) community and introduces us to their unforgettable cuisine. The delicious hybrid cuisine of Malaysia’s Baba-Nyonya is one of southeast Asia’s finest. Like the community from which it takes its name, the cooking style is a unique hybrid of Chinese and Malay culture – a... Read more »

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  • Video: things not to miss in Malaysia

    Video: things not to miss in Malaysia

    January 26th, 2015Site Editor
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    From its tea plantations to its pristine beaches, and from its mountains to its modern cities, Malaysia has a wealth of natural beauty, distinctive art and delicious food. These are the top 18 things not to miss in this exciting southeast Asian destination.

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  • 10 eye-opening underwater videos

    10 eye-opening underwater videos

    October 14th, 2014Eleanor Aldridge
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    The oceans cover over seventy percent of the Earth’s surface, yet when it comes to travelling most of us stick to dry land. It’s a shame, as there are some amazing experiences to be had underwater – from swimming with whale sharks to diving around World War II wrecks. Thanks to advances in camera technology,... Read more »

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  • Incredible forests of the world

    Incredible forests of the world

    October 3rd, 2014Alison Roberts
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  • The world’s best views as chosen by you

    The world’s best views as chosen by you

    June 19th, 2014Lottie Gross
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  • The best cuisine in the world – as voted by you

    The best cuisine in the world – as voted by you

    March 20th, 2014Lottie Gross
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