All posts filed under: Malaysia

How To Travel From Kuala Lumpur To Penang Island

Penang is one of those rare frozen-in-time places which connects centuries old history with today’s modern lifestyle. It caters for the history buff and travel photographer but also nature-lovers. It’s one of those offbeat, yet popular places in southeast Asia, and Malaysia in particular, that despite growing number of visitors has still maintained its laid back vibe and an old town charm. During my two week travel in Malaysia, I ended up staying in Penang for more than 5 nights. Though my initial plan was to explore the town for only two days, before moving towards the eastern coast of Malaysia, but Penang felt so enjoyable and was so laden with experiences ot try, that leaving it in two days would have been a shame. Read my recommended Top Things To Do In Penang, but first thing first… How to travel to Penang Island, from Kuala Lumpur. For a most convenient, quickest and not-so-expensive deal… Fly! Yes, you heard that right, flying is the most convenient and (of course) the quickest option to get to Penang. And the good thing is, flights are …

My First Bungy Jumping Experience: A Few Seconds Of Insane Courage

I don’t think I can do this. What if I collapsed amidst air — a nervous breakdown, a heart attack, or something far worse. My mind was constantly pleading me to reconsider. Fear had almost overpowered me. All excitement had momentarily turned into an undeniable panic. Things became far worse, when someone else jumped before me and screamed their guts out. I was going to be next! I remember my instructor constantly asking me to stop shaking my legs as he performed the safety checks and tied a harness above my ankles. His motivation counseling felt no useful either. “just don’t look down. Look up. Look up,” he repeated at least half a dozen times. “And how are you supposed to look up while you’re falling upside down,” I asked myself. But that was all I had. It felt like the best advice and sounded like an assurance. JUST DON’T LOOK DOWN! And then the moment came. With both legs bound together, I started walking like a helpless penguin. As I stood on the edge the instructor asked …

How To See Penang In Three Days: An Ideal Travel Guide

Penang Island is one of those rare-places in the world that I would like to revisit, at least twice. There are beaches, laid-back towns, delicious street food, all with a beautiful mix of Malay, Indian and Chinese culture, and speaking of the tourist attractions in number, don’t even ask. I stayed in Georgetown, one of the many small towns in Penang and also a UNESCO heritage city, which, in itself, had over 80 street art murals, temples, a Clan Jetty area and everything else you can think of! One can stay in Penang for more than a month, and still not need to repeat the same spot they explored yesterday. But if you’ve only 3 days to uncover Penang, and want to make the most of your visit follow this Penang travel guide. I expect you to be an urban backpacker with a good taste in travel. But first thing first… Where To Stay If you only have about three days in Penang, I’d suggest you make Georgetown your base. Though tucked to a side, this is the center of attraction in the entire island. Other areas of interest like …

Things To Do In Selangor: An Ideal Travel Guide

Looking for a peaceful holiday & away from the crowds of Kuala Lumpur? Consider Selangor! After staying in downtown Kuala Lumpur for a few nights, and comparing it with my time in the neighboring state of Selangor, I realized that Kuala Lumpur was, after all, never meant for me. And if given a chance to revisit the Peninsular Malaysia, I’d like to uncover a bit more or Selangor, or perhaps the southwestern coast and the comparatively offbeat northeast. But for those who happen to be in Malaysia for just a few days and are bound to stay close to the Kuala Lumpur Airport, the state of Selangor provides many great and offbeat locations. Away from the urban centers, while still not very far, Selangor offers convenient travel options and a far refreshing scene of rural villages. Its serene coastline towards the west moreover quickly unfolds for a pleasant and relaxing holiday. Fondly known as the “Gateway of Malaysia” Selangor moreover offers many adventure experiences like rock climbing, paragliding, river rafting and bungy jumping, among others. …

Zen Retreats In Selangor, Near Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur can be a great city for a first timer, but if you’ve been there before, or are going to be staying in the town for a few days, be well informed that the town may appear as one chaotic mess. It is one of those cities in the world that never sleeps. Its energy hits you in the face and the madness grows on you over time. Everywhere you turn in Kuala Lumpur there is blocked traffic, crowded sidewalks, annoying taxi-drivers and smoggy air. But the good thing is, Kuala Lumpur is not short of quick and accessible getaways or, of Zen Retreats! Drive an hour or two, in any direction and you’re either going to end up in a thick rainforest, or somewhere closer to the musical sound of the ocean, a kind of setting perfect for a quiet holiday experience. During my recent 5-day blogtrip with Selangor Tourism and Malindo Air, I happened to explore a peaceful forest reserve in the north of Kuala Lumpur, and an idyllic beach resort in its south — two …