Category Archives: Malaysia

EXPERIENCING CULTURE LIKE A LOCAL IN MALAYSIA

I remember taking my first cultural anthropology class in university and thinking how I wanted to experience everything for myself rather than simply reading about cultures from a textbook. Even today, years later, the main reason I love to travel is still because I love learning about cultures from my own and interacting with locals in all the […]

THE MANY ARCHITECTURAL STYLES OF MALAYSIA

Apart from eating lots of delicious food, my other favorite part about visiting Malaysia was gawking at its wonderful architecture. Malaysia is made up of so many different cultures, and has also been colonized at various points by the British, Dutch and Portuguese, so you can imagine the architecture is kind of all over the […]

THE CHARMING CITY OF MELAKA

Located almost between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, Melaka is one of Malaysia’s two historical cities alongside Georgetown in Penang. Now considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Malaysia’s oldest city is steeped in multicultural influences. This port city has not been colonized once, nor twice, but three times by the Portuguese, Dutch and British. Its strange colonial […]

WHAT’S IN MY BACKPACK: MALAYSIA EDITION

As I embark on this one week trip to Malaysia, I’m about to face a whole new set of packing challenges. Challenge #1: Similarly to my trip to Singapore, I’ll be leaving 50-something degree Hong Kong to somewhere that is currently 90+ degrees, so I’ll have the joy of having to carry needless clothes for both seasons. Challenge […]