COUNTRY: MALAYSIA

Green Home: Malaysia’s Eco Spaces

TEXT & PHOTOS BY Chua Wei Ling Malaysia has long been known for its wildlife – visitors have been thronging to its dense rainforests and deep oceans for decades hoping to spot some of the rarest creatures and plants in the world. Consisting of 13 states, the country is also home…

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Tropical Alpine Playground

MEETING THE GREAT MOUNT K Mount Kinabalu, which derives its name from a mythical Kadazandusun abode of the dead called ‘Aki Nabalu’, stands majestically at 4,095m above sea level. This famed granite massif is the highest point of the Crocker Range in Sabah as well in the Malay Archipelago. First…

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Seeing Red: Sarawak’s Orangutans

Orangutan (or Orang Utan) literally translates as “person of the forest” in the Malay language; and it isn’t too far off the mark, with it being the species sharing 97% of their DNA with humans, making them mankind’s cousin, of sorts. ORANGUTAN SPECIES There are two species of orangutans, namely…

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Faces of Borneo: Sabah

Sabah may be most famous as home to the tallest mountain in Malaysia, but those who venture further will discover that its landscape is extremely varied, offering experiences such as diving along its coastline, wildlife trekking in its virgin rainforests at conservation areas like the Maliau Basin and Danum Valley,…

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Epic Rail Journey

As of 10 July 2018, Singapore is still expected to have a high-speed railway (HSR) link to Kuala Lumpur in 2026. The buzz about it is that the direct journey will take a mere 90 minutes from Jurong East to Kuala Lumpur – it beats flying to get there, if…

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Snapshot: Island Getaways

There’s no need to head to far-flung lands – or even take a flight – to experience secluded beaches and private villas located just hours by sea from Singapore. Here are some private islands in Indonesia and Malaysia where you can easily visit as a weekend jaunt (most villas impose…

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The Rainforests of Borneo

This giant island sits on the Malay Archipelago of Southeast Asia, lost in time. Famous for its ancient forests, it boasts an incredibly rich diversity of flora and fauna. It houses over 15 000 species of plants and animals whose lineages date back to thousands of years ago. Entering the…

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A Stone’s Throw Away

Travelling for the weekend has never seemed so near With numerous amounts long weekend holidays, spending it somewhere near the city can get very dull and tiring. With only a weekend to get away the hectic and fast-paced lifestyle, a short escape to some of Southeast Asia’s most beautiful places…

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King of Swingers

Viewing orangutans in their natural habitat is pure bliss Natives to Indonesia and Malaysia, Orangutans can only be found in the rainforests of Borneo and Sumatra. Known to be the largest tree-dwelling mammals in the world, Orangutans can grow up to 1.5m in height and 90 kg in weight. Despite…

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5 Most Scenic Hikes in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia is home to some of the most beautiful mountains in the world with absolutely stunning views. This is your curated (short, but sweet) list of hikes for you to embark on your next travel adventure. These picturesque hikes in the Southeast Asian region will leave you feeling like…

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What You Need to Know About Chendol

Photo by Banej   Tantalising and rejuvenating   After CNN listed the Singaporean version of the sweet, refreshing treat in their list of best 50 desserts worldwide, the much-loved iced refreshing became the subject of a viral social media debate. Some felt that Malaysia should have been credited instead, given…

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