Malaysia Travel BlogTravel guides, itineraries, abandoned places, street art and off-the-beaten-path places in Malaysia
Hello and welcome to our Malaysia travel blog. You will find all our Malaysia blog posts in this section of our website.
Maybe you found our Malaysia travel blog because you are considering a visit to South East Asia, or perhaps you are partway through planning a trip to Malaysia. Whatever the reason, we hope we can provide some useful resources and travel tips for Malaysia.
We know Malaysia very well as we have both been travelling there for around thirty years – from our early backpacking days to work trips, to a renewed interest fuelled by more recent discoveries including Malaysia’s modernist and brutalist architecture, and street art.
Our Malaysia blog posts are generally aimed at independent travellers and backpackers like us and have a strong focus on travelling around using public transport, staying in budget accommodation and exploring off-the-beaten-path and lesser-visited places.
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Explore Brutalist and Modernist architecture in Southeast Asia, a style predominantly associated with the former USSR and Eastern Bloc.
Penang’s George Town is full of heritage buildings many with beautiful window shutters. Don’t forget to look up when walking around the UNESCO-listed town.
Travelling overland between Singapore and Penang in Malaysia? Check out these interesting places to stop on the road from Thailand to Singapore.
And a preview of what's on our travel agenda for 2018 Oops, we did it again! On not slowing down… 2017 saw us pass our 9-year travelversary but didn’t see us slow down very much! We stayed in a handful of places for a week which, to be honest, is quite an achievement...
The Malaysia town of Ipoh is bursting with enough street art to rival George Town including several murals in the Old Town by Ernest Zacharevic.
Where to get the cheapest alcohol in George Town. At beer o’clock we’re always on the look out for a cheap beer: In Penang, its Antarabangsa Enterprise.
2016 travel review: a roundup of the countries we travelled to in 2016, 2016 travel highlights and a lot of wanderlusty photographs with links to articles.
A guide to Street Art in Penang, the Street Art Capital of Asia! UNESCO-listed George Town is also famous for having a huge amount of amazing Street Art.
Cycle rickshaws: An Asian institution. Developed in the 1880s they are still a common sight in many Asian countries; cyclo rickshaws are an icon in Asia.