If you are looking for a stylish, yet inexpensive hotel for a stopover in Kuala Lumpur, the springboard to Asia, the aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral is a great choice. The aloft KL is right next to the Sentral airport and metro station, has lots of shops and restaurants nearby and offers modern design typical for this brand. I enjoyed my … Continue reading
On a recent trip to Kuala Lumpur, springboard to exploring South East Asia, I wanted to stay near Bukit Bintang, shopping central with lots of options to shop and dine! I picked the Novotel Kuala Lumpur City Center for its great price during an Accor Private Sale and wasn’t disappointed – it’s great value in a great location! … Continue reading
Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, is a vibrant city and a great springboard to explore South East Asia. The sprawling city, called KL by locals, with more than 7 million people in the Greater Kuala Lumpur area, is a little hard to figure out for first time visitors, when you are trying to find the best hotel in KL … Continue reading
The Hilton Honors program advertises that you can get a free night from only 5,000 points – yet category 1 and 2 (10,000 points/night) hotels are very rare and usually the lower brand hotels. I was excited to find a Doubletree hotel in Kuala Lumpur, a full-service hotel near the iconic Petronas Towers! I booked the Doubletree Hotel Kuala Lumpur for … Continue reading
Kuala Lumpur is not a city I fell in love with on first sight, yet I found myself coming back regularly. It is a modern city in the heart of South East Asia and has become a low-cost carrier hub, making Kuala Lumpur a springboard to explore the region. Enjoy the food, sights and shopping while you are there – … Continue reading
If you are looking to go shopping in Malaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur, then Bukit Bintang is your best bet, with plenty of shops and malls to choose from. And like elsewhere in Asia, shopping goes really well with eating out – you’ll have lots of choices for meals or drinks when you need to rest your feet! Read my tips … Continue reading
Rafflesia is considered the largest single flower of any plant on Earth, at least by weight, and I took these photos in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo! It takes 6-9 months from the bud in the upper left to flower – and the bloom only lasts 2-3 days, making this a very rare sighting, before it dies in the bottom right!
It’s easy to get around Sabah, cheap to stay and the wildlife is incredible – check out the Top 5 things to do!
Merdeka Square or Independence Square lies at the heart of Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia. It was known as the “pedang” and used as a cricket green. On August 31st, 1957, the Malaysian flag was hoisted for the first time here, marking Malaysia’s independence from Great Britain!
KL has become a great springboard to explore South East Asia, as the hub of AirAsia – check out my recommendations for the best place to stay in Kuala Lumpur!
Kota Kinabalu is the capital of Sabah, Northern Borneo, and a busy city with a population of around 500,000 people. And while most people us it as their base to explore the Orang Utans at Sepilok or the wildlife in the Danum Valley preservation area, you also can have the long, sandy beach of Tanjung Aru almost to yourself – a great place to relax after hiking Mt Kinabalu or exciting wildlife watching!
Find out more, How to find flight deals to Kota Kinabalu, How to Get around Sabah & Where to Stay and the Top Things to Do!
George Town on Penang Island is one of my favorite cities in Malaysia: The colorful, multi-culturual city offers impressive cultural sights like Kek Lok Si Temple above, historic buildings like Town Hall and Fort Cornwallis from colonial times and the food & fun of the Old Town with lots of character. Add in the sandy beaches elsewhere on the island, and you have a complete vacation just a short flight from Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur or Singapore!