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The Ultimate Guide to Tioman Island

The Ultimate Guide to Tioman Island

South East Asia is filled with dreamy destinations for diving and snorkelling enthusiasts, and Tioman Island Malaysia (or Pulau Tioman, as they call it in Malay) is definitely on that list! If you also enjoy jungle trekking, bathing in waterfalls and hiking, Tioman should be your next travel destination! Plan your trip to Malaysia Need data for your trip to France? We use Tep Wireless which offers unlimited data for $8 per day. Travelling King readers can get 10% off using the discount code TRAVELLINGKING on check out. Want to learn how to travel on a Budget? Check out our dedicated “Budget Conscious Travel Guide” Read more on Malaysia: The Ultimate Guide to Malacca City Where to stay in Kuala Lumpur for first timers Penang City Guide Where to stay in Penang as a first time visitor – Malaysia Travel Guide Where to stay in Langkawi A Quick Trip to…
The Ultimate Guide to Malacca City

The Ultimate Guide to Malacca City

Malacca City, also known as Melaka, is a coastal area of southwestern Malaysia with a rich and unique history. There are so many diverse influences that make Malacca an interesting and one-of-a-kind place to visit. Founded in the late 1300s by the Sumatran prince Parameswara, Malacca quickly established itself as an Islamic sultanate. Although the city is relatively small, the Strait of Malacca became a significant trade route between Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The land was conquered by the Portuguese in 1511 and remained a Portuguese colony until 1641. For the next 180 years, the Dutch ruled Malacca with sporadic interference from the British. The city continued to be under foreign control, becoming a British territory in 1826. It was also briefly occupied by Japan during World War II. Malacca remained under British rule until the formation of modern-day Malaysia in 1963. You’ll have a lot to see…
Where to stay in Penang

Where to stay in Penang as a first time visitor

If you’re looking to stay in Penang, you’re in for a treat as this is a world-renowned exotic holiday destination. Located off the Northwestern coast of Peninsular Malaysia, the island-state is divided into two halves: Penang Island, home to the capital city of Georgetown, and Seberang Perai, a strip of mainland Peninsula. Although it cannot compete with other Asian countries such as Vietnam, the Philippines, and Thailand when it comes to beaches. But Penang more than makes up for what it lacks on the coast with its melting pot of culture and stunning natural scenery. Listed as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site in 2008, it’s no wonder that Penang is quickly developing from a virgin paradise to an idyllic destination explored by many. In the heart of the state, you’ll find the diverse and cosmopolitan George Town, a place that has been frozen in time as old-world Asia, yet…
Things to do in Langkawi

Things to do in Langkawi

Popularly known as the ‘Jewel of Kedah, Langkawi is an archipelago of more than 100 islands. Nestled between Thailand and the mainland, Langkawi Malaysia is a heaven for tourists from all over the world. It has beautiful white sand beaches, jaw-dropping rock formations, awe-inspiring natural forestations, picturesque waterfalls and much more. If you enjoy outdoor activities, rest assured there’s something for you in this beautiful place. So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to pack your bags! Plan your trip to Malaysia Need data for your trip to France? We use Tep Wireless which offers unlimited data for $8 per day. Travelling King readers can get 10% off using the discount code TRAVELLINGKING on check out. Want to learn how to travel on a Budget? Check out our dedicated “Budget Conscious Travel Guide” Read more on Malaysia: The Ultimate Guide to Malacca City The Ultimate Guide to Tioman Island…
A Quick Trip to Langkawi

A Quick Trip to Langkawi

Off the coast of the peninsula, Langkawi Malaysia is a tourist’s dream. Made up of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea, Langkawi is named after the reddish-brown eagle that is found in the area. The main island is called Pulau Langkawi. The area is collectively called the ‘Jewel of Kedah’ for its abundance of natural marvels such as mangrove forests, jaw-dropping waterfalls, pristine white beaches, limestone cliffs, forests and a wide variety of wildlife. Plan your trip to Malaysia Need data for your trip to France? We use Tep Wireless which offers unlimited data for $8 per day. Travelling King readers can get 10% off using the discount code TRAVELLINGKING on check out. Want to learn how to travel on a Budget? Check out our dedicated “Budget Conscious Travel Guide” Read more on Malaysia: The Ultimate Guide to Malacca City The Ultimate Guide to Tioman Island Where to stay in…
Where to stay in Kuala Lumpur for first timers

Where to stay in Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is the capital city of Malaysia, located in South East Asia. It's well known for the popular tourist attraction; the 451m-tall Petronas Twin Towers, which are a pair of skyscrapers. The towers also offer 2 lookout areas, the skybridge and observation deck. The city is a little spread out to hard to navigate, so we have set up the below article to help you pick the best hotel for your trip to Kuala Lumpur, whether it’s a quick overnight stopover or a week-long trip. The below areas are mostly centrally located, nearly public transport and access to the most popular sites in Kuala Lumpur. We will cover off all types of Kuala Lumpur accommodation options from Hostels to luxury Kuala Lumpur hotels as well as how to decide where to stay in Kuala Lumpur, the best Kuala Lumpur hotels, best places in Kuala Lumpur to visit, the best places to…
Where to stay in Langkawi

Where to stay in Langkawi

Langkawi is made up of nearly 100 islands in the Andaman Sea, the same sea that is home to Phuket, Koh Lanta and many other popular island getaways in Thailand. Langkawi, though is part of Malaysia, so it attracts a different crowd than the party scene you’ll find on many Thai islands. Langkawi is known as a more relaxing getaway, with lots of sightseeing opportunities. Langkawi is a popular destination for honeymooners and families, with a wide range of Langkawi hotels to choose from. Whether you are wondering where to stay in Langkawi with a family, or just looking for a quiet place to stay in Langkawi, we’ve rounded up some of the best hotels in Langkawi. We will cover off all types of accommodation in Langkawi from Hostels to luxury Langkawi resorts as well as how to decide where to stay in Langkawi, the best Langkawi hotels, best places in…
Penang Malaysian

Penang City Guide

Penang is placed towards the northwestern coast of Peninsular Malaysia and the city is made of two halves - Penang Island and Seberang Perai, the mainland Peninsula. What makes Penang draw a large number of tourist every years is its fascinating fusion of the East and West. It is modern and yet one finds t connected to its old traditions and charm. It is the many-faceted cultures of the city and it’s uniquely alluring charms that make it a favorite destination. Plan your trip to Malaysia Need data for your trip to France? We use Tep Wireless which offers unlimited data for $8 per day. Travelling King readers can get 10% off using the discount code TRAVELLINGKING on check out. Want to learn how to travel on a Budget? Check out our dedicated “Budget Conscious Travel Guide” Read more on Penang: 3 day Penang Itinerary 10 things to do in…