Posts Tagged with "malaysia"

7 Alternative things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Monday, February 2, 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!

Saturday, October 4, 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

Thursday, January 23, 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

Wednesday, October 30, 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

Friday, October 4, 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

Friday, August 9, 2013

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

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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Hanging out in the Borneo Rainforest: The Heart2Heart Orangutan Program

Wednesday, November 21, 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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Backpacker Video of the Month: Six Months Walking in Asia

Tuesday, June 26, 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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12 Most Popular Islands for Backpackers in South East Asia

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

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12 Most Popular Islands for Backpackers in South East Asia

Indonesia has an estimated 17,508, The Philippines 7107, (7100 at low tide), and Thailand’s not doing badly either with a tropical paradise to suit every taste. There’s no doubt that South East Asia’s got more than its fair share of beautiful tropical islands. Beaches, jungle, mountains, diving, partying, even dolphin spotting... each sparkling gem seems to offer something just a bit different from the next. We take a look at some of the most popular islands amongst backpackers in South East Asia. Where will you find your tropical island paradise?

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Thaipusam Festival in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Friday, January 21, 2011

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Thaipusam Festival in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The Thaipusam Festival is one of the largest and most extravagant Hindu festivals in Asia celebrated by followers worldwide. Each year, millions of devotees flock to the sacred site of The Batu Caves in Malaysia’s capital, Kuala Lumpur to offer extravagant gestures of penance to Hindu Deity, Lord Murugan, son of Shiva. See incredible phtotos and watch amazing footage from January's festival...

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