If you want to explore the last frontier and see the wildlife of Borneo, Kuching, the capital of Sarawak in the South of Borneo, is a great base. You can see orang utans, unique proboscis or silver leaf monkeys or explore Borneo’s culture at the traditional longhouses. And it’s easier to do as an independent traveler than most exotic wildlife … Continue reading →
Malaysia Airlines has suffered a string of bad news from the disappearance of MH370 and the shot-down MH7 over Ukraine to the economic spiral the airline has been in for years. Now, they have been caught with a serious safety issue when flight MH134 was scheduled for departure from Brisbane. The ground crew and pilots forgot to remove the covers … Continue reading →
Malaysia Airlines is one of a growing list of airlines allowing customers who purchased an economy class ticket to upgrade to business class by bidding. While this can be a great opportunity to fly business class for less on some airlines, my example below demonstrates that you have to check fares carefully before making a bid – clearly, Malaysia Airlines’ … Continue reading →
Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, is a great springboard to explore South East Asia, with plenty of inexpensive flights to countless destinations in the region. But there is a lot to see and do on stop-overs in the city as well – from one of the most iconic buildings in Asia to shopping and delicious street food, there a … Continue reading →
Planning a trip to South East Asia? Why not start in Kuala Lumpur, the springboard to Asia! Read my mini-guide to Kuala Lumpur to find out why Kuala Lumpur makes a great starting point to explore South East Asia, where to stay, the top things to do and where to eat, as well as tips on how to get around … Continue reading →
Whenever I’m in Kuala Lumpur, my favorite Malaysian restaurant, Madam Kwan’s is on my itinerary! It’s delicious homestyle Malaysian food in central locations – think quick street food in a simple restaurant setting. After first having the Beef Rendang at the Singapore outlet years ago, I’ve come back many times and suggest you give it a try! … Continue reading →
Kuala Lumpur is the springboard to South East Asia, with the iconic Petronas Towers the most recognized sight! From the historic Merdaka Square to the Mosque and unusual Batu Caves, there is a lot to see. And the shopping and food streets of Bukit Bintang make for a great stop as well!
The Batu Caves outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s capital, are more than 400 Million years old and have had a temple inside for more than 100 years. The combination of natural history and religious importance makes them an interesting tourist attraction and one of the most unusual sights in Kuala Lumpur, worth the 30 minute trip from the city center!
Kuala Lumpur is easy to reach and inexpensive to visit – check out the best places to stay in Kuala Lumpur!
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 →