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5 August 2022 | 7 nights | 2 people

Things to do in Malaysia

Books inspired by Malaysia

Our hand-picked selection of books to get you in the mood for your Malaysia holiday

Inspector Singh Investigates: A Most Peculiar Malaysian Murder

Shamini Flint

The first in the Inspector Singh series, this is perfect for anyone who likes their crime fiction quirky and set in more unusual destinations.

The Harmony Silk Factory

Tash Aw

An epic love story set in 1930s and 1940s Malaysia, on the cusp of WW2 and with the Japanese about to invade. It follows a Chinese man who uses his shop house - The Harmony Silk Factory - as a front for his illegal businesses. Full of suspense and beautifully written.

The Malayan Trilogy

Anthony Burgess

A collection of three short novels giving an overview of life during the Malayan emergency. Witty, satirical and melancholic with some great characters, they brilliantly reflect how the British viewed Malaysia at the time.

Malaysia Blog posts

From the UK's most popular travel bloggers


30th May 2022 by The Scrapbook of Life

A quick travel guide to Langkawi, Malaysia

Sandy beaches lined with palm trees, mischievous monkeys, flavoursome food, lush-green rice fields and budget friendly – have I got your attention yet? Well Langkawi is all of these things and so much more. An archipelago of 99 islands with the main island being Pulau Langkawi, Langkawi is a sun-blessed paradise and Malaysia’s answer to a tropical escape. Back sometime in the late twenty-tens, I had the absolute privilege of spending 4 days in Langkawi as part of a 3 week trip to Southeast...


4th April 2022 by The Scrapbook of Life

Batu Caves from Kuala Lumpur by train – A step by step guide

A UNESCO World Heritage Site and place of extreme sacredness for the Hindu community, Batu Caves consist of four limestone caves which are said to date back to 400 million years ago. But perhaps the most iconic feature of Batu Caves which is seen on travel guides and brochures worldwide is the 140ft gold-coloured statue of Lord Murugan which sits at the entrance to the main cave. I visited Batu Caves as part of my 3 week itinerary for Singapore, Malaysia and Bali, and have created this step by...


8th March 2021 by The Scrapbook of Life

11 things to do in Langkawi – 4 days in Malaysia’s island paradise

An archipelago of 99 islands situated off the west coast of the Malay peninsula in the Andaman Sea, Langkawi is Malaysia’s answer to a tropical island escape! The main island (Pulau Langkawi) is a serene paradise made up of sandy palm-lined beaches, jungle-cladded mountains and lush-green paddy fields. And it’s the perfect addition to a 3 week itinerary for Southeast Asia! So if you’re looking for the best things to do in Langkawi or haven’t heard of this idyllic little island and want...


1st March 2021 by Two Monkey's Travel

How to travel by boat from Malaysia to Indonesia

Malaysia and Indonesia are composed of many islands, so boats or ferries are very convenient for travel. This is an excellent option if you want to save money. Check out which places you can go to Indonesia with this article....


12th February 2021 by Andy

Cheapest places to holiday in February

Plummeting temperatures do little to help the onset of post-holiday blues, so what does that mean for travellers? A hot, long-haul trip to distant shores where the sun is shining, festivals are in full swing and prices are cheaper than January.If you embrace the cold and can’t wait to get the snow gear out, you’ll also find an abundance of powder in some of the world’s top ski resorts. Get ready to drag out the festive season just that little bit longer, with top holiday places to visit...


1st December 2020 by Stoked to Travel

Malaysia Travel Guide: The best places to visit in Malaysia (including Borneo)

Stretching south of Thailand, Malaysia is a somewhat underrated country in South East Asia. It’s often excluded from the well-trodden backpacking route covering Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia, and often omitted for a twin-centre stay with Singapore. Travellers often head to the Philippines or Bali in Indonesia....


27th January 2021 by Two Monkey's Travel

7 things to do in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Are you planning to travel to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, soon? Read our tips below on the things to do in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, with suggested tours. Malaysia, whose tagline is “Truly Asia,” has its capital in Kuala Lumpur. It offers modern skyscrapers, diverse mosques and churches, and scenic views. It... The post 7 Things To Do In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia [with Suggested Tours] appeared first on Two Monkeys Travel Group. ......