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Bukit Tinggi: Escaping the French way in Malaysia


If the quirks of this place can fascinate people yet, I bet its sui generis architecture must have stirred curiosity back in 2000 when it first opened. Despite no colonial history with France, its influence very much exists in Bukit Tinggi, a hill located 48 km north of Kuala Lumpur. Colmar Tropicale, a themed resort, celebrates the eponymous town in north-eastern France through its half-timbered buildings and paste

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Slow Travel: 9 Practical Reasons Why You Must Consider Travelling to Malaysia


“Travel is more than the seeing of sights. It is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” – Miriam Beard

It’s been almost seven years since the travel bug got stuck in my feet and all these years my way of travelling and approach to look at the countries has taken substantial shifts. I am not the traveller that I was in 2010; I find warmth in slow travel. I like to li

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Kampung Bharu: A slice of village life in the concrete jungle of Kuala Lumpur


Kampung Bharu is living the irony of its name – in Malaya, it translates to the new village, but in fact, it is a 117-year-old bustling enclave right under the nose of colossal skyscrapers of Kuala Lumpur. This piece of land which was given to the displaced Malay farmers, when Kuala Lumpur was transfiguring itself into the capital city, has now become a symbol of Malay heritage. The urban encroachment suggests its days are numbered and

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6 Recommendations for a Relaxing Getaway to the Cameron Highlands


I was told that this place is dull as there is not much to do. Indeed, I was looking for a place where I could do Nothing. A spur-of-the-moment decision brought me to Cameron Highlands in the Pahang state of Malaysia. I was tired of keeping up with the ‘must-do’ in the small towns of Malaysia and was looking for a comfortable getaway. Cameron Highlands draws a parallel to the likes of Darjeeling and Nuwara Eliya where British fou

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Planters Country Hotel Review: An Affordable English Stay in Cameron Highlands


It is no less than art to find a perfect stay which adds an extra touch to make your holiday unforgettable. I am fond of the places which help me get a better local experience of the destination yet fits into my budget comfortably. When I decided to visit the Cameron Highlands in Malaysia, an English plantatio

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Food Guide: 5 Must-Try Quick Bites in Ipoh


Ipoh is a small little heritage town in the Perak state of Malaysia. From being an insignificant fishing village to a prosperous tin mining town, and changing hands from British to Japanese to British again, it has a checkered past which is alive in the form of architecture and food. During its mining heydays, it saw a massive influx of Chinese settlers who became the major contributors in shaping its culture. Owing to its rich past the governmen

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Container Hotel Review: Budget Stay in Ipoh


When I am travelling solo my criteria for choosing a stay is a.) has to be centrally located and b.) should be dirt cheap. And if this budget option comes with an exclusive feature, then even better. The Container Hotel is an ideal, no-frill option for the solo travellers who are not lo

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