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Tioman Island
A compilation of toa Forum posts. May 2006

Kuala Lumpur
Impressions of a modern, cosmopolitan city. April 2003

Perhentian Islands
Reefs, sharks, peace and quiet. April 2003

Island paradise or over-hyped resort? April 2004

Colonial Georgetown and an island tour. April 2004



I've only made two short trips to Malaysia. In both instances the excuse was to get away from the silly Songkran holiday that makes such a mess of Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and southern Yunnan, China. However, this revelation certainly shouldn't be taken as a slight against Malaysia but rather as an advance disclaimer that I really haven't seen a whole lot of this country to make any attempt to explain it.

Hence, all that appears are short reviews of the four places that I have visited. In 2003 it was Kuala Lumpur and the Perhentian Islands and in 2004 it was Penang and Langkawi.

In the future I will try to do better as there is a lot more I'd like to see of Malaysia, especially over in Sarawak and Sabah in Malaysian Borneo.

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Readers' Submissions
Chin Refugees in Malaysia (part 1) (December 10, 2010) by Antonio Graceffo NEW!
Silat Kalam: Islamic Martial Art (October 12, 2010) by Antonio Graceffo
Rohingyas in Malaysia (October 12, 2010) by Antonio Graceffo
Cool Kuala Lumpur (March 12, 2010) by Soumitra Biswas
Village Wedding - Kuantan (May 7, 2009) by Teak
Taman Negara - Peninsular Malaysia's National Park (May 6, 2009) by Habeeb Salloum
Where West Meets East (July 17, 2008) by Jacqui Menard
Buses in Malaysia (May 10, 2008) by Charles Smith
An Adventurer's Guide to Malaysian Cuisines (April 30, 2008) by Michaela Abrera
Kuala Lumpur (August 17, 2006) by Jonny Boyle
Penang (August 3, 2006) by Jonny Boyle
Penang (April 23, 2006) by Charles Smith
Kuala Lumpur (April 23, 2006) by Charles Smith
Tips on solving or avoiding purchase problems(April 23, 2006) by Charles Smith
Penang and Malaysia Update (January 21, 2006) by Charlie Smith
Camping, rock climbing and going to the chiropractor in Penang (February 20, 2005) by Charlie Smith
Hat Yai - Penang Advice - Updated (June 23, 2004) by Charlie Smith
Malaysia Travel Update (January 9, 2004) by Charlie Smith

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