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7 Alternative things to do in Kuala Lumpur

2 February 2015

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7 Alternative things to do in Kuala Lumpur

There is pretty much always something happening in KL, to suit everyones tastes. Take this short guide as an introduction to the city and its many delights, that you won’t read in any guidebook. If you’re in Kuala Lumpur for more than a couple of days and are looking for an alternative to the major attractions then be sure to check some of these out...

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Experts Interview: The Adventure Hungry Couple Behind Borneo Experiences!

4 October 2014

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Experts Interview: The Adventure Hungry Couple Behind Borneo Experiences!

One of the best things about backpacking is that you come into contact with some incredibly passionate people that inspire you to set your own goals a notch higher. Malaysian-born Donald and Marina Tan are those kind of people. Overflowing with enthusiasm and tales of adventure from their beloved native-land of Borneo, we decided to interview them to get their expert tips on the must-do experiences on the world's third biggest island. An island filled with adventure and mystery...

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Event Review: Thaipusam Festival in Kuala Lumpur, January 2014

23 January 2014

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Event Review: Thaipusam Festival in Kuala Lumpur, January 2014

Thaipusam is a Hindu festival of ceremonial offerings, devotional piercings, and a variety of ritual cleansing celebrated by the Tamil Indian communities. This year, S.E.A. Ambassador, Ben Turland was lucky enough to land in Malaysia right in time for Thaipusam. He took in the sights with his wife and gives us the low down on what it was like to experience this spectacular event.

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Scope Out the Street Sculptures in Penang, Malaysia

30 October 2013

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Scope Out the Street Sculptures in Penang, Malaysia

Penang, Malaysia has a rich culinary scene, but how else can you get to know this culturally rich UNESO World Heritage Site? By taking to the streets and reading the stories told through wire in a massive street art installation project.

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The Kelabit Highlands, Borneo: Where Tradition and Globalization Meet

4 October 2013

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The Kelabit Highlands, Borneo: Where Tradition and Globalization Meet

As a traveller, it’s always so easy to want things to stay as they are. In the Kelabit Highlands, you can feel the old traditions fade, as slowly and methodically as the sun sinks behind the mountain ranges, leaving the sky a vast painting of pastel pinks and reds, and turning the entire landscape into a vision so captivatingly beautiful that it barely seems real. This is a land touched by missionaries, globalization, and a growing technological influence. Karen Farini talks to local residences in order to better understand their perspectives on the cultural changes taking place.

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Grasping Malaysia: A Journey Into the Diversity of Georgetown, Penang

9 August 2013

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Malaysia, a gripping mix of unique Asian cultures. So what does it mean to be Malaysian? Travel writer, and photographer, Colin Roohan peels back the layers of Georgetown's diverse neighborhoods with the hopes of better understanding Malaysian identity...

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As Lonely Planet are sold for a massive loss, we question the future of the travel guidebook…

26 March 2013

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As Lonely Planet are sold for a massive loss, we question the future of the travel guidebook…

With Lonely Planet being sold by the BBC this week for a shocking £55 million loss, does this put the future of guidebooks into question? This happens in the same week that we hear Frommers guidebooks, born in 1957 with the groundbreaking ‘Europe on 5 dollars a day’, announce the decision that they will publish no more titles. So what do you think? What is the future of Lonely Planet and the travel guidebook in general? Is there still a place for the guidebook when you are planning your trip?

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Hanging out in the Borneo Rainforest: The Heart2Heart Orangutan Program

21 November 2012

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Hanging out in the Borneo Rainforest: The Heart2Heart Orangutan Program

Deep in the heart of the Borneo Rainforest lies a sanctuary for our closest ancestors and one of the most intelligent primates… the orangutan. At the Heart2Heart Orangutan program in Sarawak, Malaysia, we can all play a part in their protection.

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Travel Blogger Relay Competition: Our Top Three Travel Memories!

12 August 2012

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Travel Blogger Relay, Top 3 Travel Memories

With Olympic fever now dominating the planet, the S.E.A Backpacker Team decided to embrace the competitive spirit and try to win some medals ourselves! The event is the Travel Blogger Relay invented by lowcostholidays.com, who are asking travel writers all over the world to put forward their ‘Personal Bests’ – in travel memories! Each blogger will share their three best travel memories on their own website before passing the baton onto a fellow blogger who will then list their top three travel memories and so on... The team in the longest chain of bloggers by the end of the competition will win the race! So, without further ado, here are the TOP THREE travel memories from the S.E.A Backpacker Team...

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Backpacker Video of the Month: Six Months Walking in Asia

26 June 2012

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Backpacker Video of the Month: Six Months Walking in Asia

To discover the beauties of the planet and to make them immortal; to represent the spirit of every magical corner of the world and every culture... June's Backpacker Video of the Month is Marco Giovanelli's wonderful visual representation of his adventure through Asia. It kept all of us at the office captivated and smiling - you're gonna LOVE this..!

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