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Places to visit in Malaysia

Kawan Kawan Guest House Malacca ( Melaka) Review

Malacca doesn’t seem to be much of a backpacker town, most of the tourists we see are local and/or considerably richer than us, which isn’t hard. Maybe all the backpackers are in other districts rather than the Old Town. Finding cheap accommodation ( for a family of 4 in particular) in Malacca has been tricky. …

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Where to Eat Out in Batu Ferringhi, Penang

There are many and varied places to eat out in Batu Ferringhi, from Mc Donalds to The Hard Rock Hotel and everything in between. You’ll also find numerous region specific speciality restaurants including Thai and Lebanese. It’s a lovely spot and well worth a stay. We spent 10 days in Batu Ferringhi on a fairly …

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Penang Huge Spiders. Photo of the Week.

I thought this photo of huge spiders came out pretty well, so I’m making it photo of the week. This was part of  Penang Butterfly Farm, it’s a nice little place, you can wander around among the glorious tropical butterflies, hold giant millipedes ( we had another drama there, Facebook page followers would know all about that …

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What We Don’t Like About Kuala Lumpur – Negatives

Kuala Lumpur isn’t perfect. We’ve had a great time, seen some cool and interesting things, enjoyed excellent cheap and free public transport, eaten some fantastic food and stayed in top-notch accommodation, but all cities have their drawbacks. Kuala Lumpur has some not-so-nice bits, too. This post is about the negatives of Kuala Lumpur that we …

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South Indian Food in Malaysia. Heaven!

I love India and I love Indian food, South Indian in particular, it’s light, fresh and usually vegetarian. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia can be a food heaven if you enjoy Indian food. It’s pretty easy to find Indian food in most big cities in Malaysia. In this post we’ll look at traditional Indian food and places to …

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Things to Do in Kuala Lumpur with Kids

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, is a city of contrasts, I think that’s why it is so enjoyable. It’s an easy city to visit, travellers can get their fill of traditional Asian life with markets, temples and street food, then swap to the comfortable familiarity of the 21st century, just by going to the next street. There …

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Kuala Lumpur – Chinatown, Hedgehogs, Temples and Street Food.

Yesterday we checked out modern Kuala Lumpur, today we stepped back in time. Chinatown is on our doorstep here at the fabulous Back Home Kuala Lumpur just a short walk up the road, which is good. The heat, the traffic, the uneven pavements and the exhaust fumes don’t make walking much fun for the kids. Our …

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Kuala Lumpur, Roller Coaster in a Mall and Indoor Archery

Boy it’s hot in Kuala Lumpur! But somehow it’s quite a pleasant hot, the sun isn’t beating down on us as it does in a Queensland summer, the sky is mostly overcast here and it’s very easy to get around the city using shady covered walkways. This post is about visiting a Kuala Lumpur roller …

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