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Top Malaysian Getaways

Top Malaysian Getaways

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Whether you’re looking for night life or beach life, Malaysia has you covered. The area receives almost 2 million foreign visits annually, and you can find everything from overgrown jungles to remote islands. Georgetown Georgetown is named after Britain’s King George III. The town was founded in 1786 as part of the British East India Company to be a base of operations in the region. Building the town was quite the process. It was built on swampland that had to be cleared for buildings to be placed. The town still retains its colonial charms, and the nightlife of Georgetown is buzzing. Most of the population is Chinese, so the custom of food carts carried over and makes for an exciting night life of interesting tastes. Petronas Towers Prior to 2004, the Petronas Towers of Kuala ...
Re-visiting Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia @TourismMalaysia

Re-visiting Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia @TourismMalaysia

BIMP-EAGA, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Mindanaoan Update, Tourism, Travel
Whenever I'm in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, I always seem to find myself at Batu Caves. The first time was with my mother and she and I were toured there (aboard a fancy Hummer, no less!) by a dear Malaysian friend, Zaiful Ibrahim. The second time was with my brother, cousins and a friend and again Zaiful was with us. We took a van at the time. Now during my most recent trip to Kuala Lumpur (to speak at the 2014 Malaysia Social Media Week), I again found myself at Batu Caves - this time with a co-speaker from the Philippines, Anton Diaz of Our Awesome Planet. He has never visited the place and upon my insisting, we took a taxi from his hotel in Bukit Bintang (cost was roughly RM 25) and reached Batu Caves in about 15 minutes on a humid afternoon. Located about 13 kilometers north of Kual...