Malaysia Travel Tips

Malaysia just happened to be on our way and we are very glad it was. We really enjoyed our short time exploring the Malaysia countryside and cities, although the countryside was our favourite. It was good to hear that people care about the rainforest but also sad to see the huge expanses of palm oil…

A real jungle

Taman Negara was once called the King George National park until the Malay name, literally national park was decided upon. It is home to the world’s oldest rainforest which is approximately 130 million years old. The reason it has survived so long is probably due to inaccessibility. We travelled direct from Tanah Rata which took…

Cameron Highlands

After the recent long hot spell, we could not wait for a few day in the cooler mountains of the Cameron Highlands. To get there from George Town we took the evening train to Ipoh where we spent the night before boarding a bus to Tanah Rata. As the bus departs from a brand new…

An arty colonial town

We both slept well in our relatively big and comfy beds on the Thai night train and woke up ready for a whole new country. The border at Padang Besar was a piece of cake. We disembarked the train, walked through Thai and then Malaysian immigration within 10 minutes. It was probably the easiest land…