Where to get the best cendol in Kuala Lumpur

Where to get the best cendol in Kuala Lumpur

Cendol is an icy treat you’ll find all over Kuala Lumpur (as well as much of Southeast Asia) — but locals know the best cendol in KL comes from one place: the husband-and-wife-run stall called Ah Keong ABC & Cendol in the Brickfields district. Made from shaved ice, a scoop...

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The complete guide to: Kuching travel

The complete guide to: Kuching travel

Kuching is the capital of the Malaysian Borneo state of Sarawak and your gateway to Borneo. But don’t just use it as a jumping-off point to wilder pastures. Kuching is a pleasant, compact city that makes it easy to explore on foot — and there’s much more to explore here...

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Things to do in: Kuala Lumpur

Things to do in: Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur (or KL as it’s most commonly referred) is a fascinating city, filled with interesting sights, unique things to see and do, diverse neighbourhoods to explore, and a lot of great food covering a variety of cuisines. Interest piqued yet? To help you navigate your visit to Malaysia’s capital,...

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The complete guide to: Kuala Lumpur travel

The complete guide to: Kuala Lumpur travel

Malaysia’s capital of Kuala Lumpur (KL to locals), is a beautiful blend of old and new. The city’s skyline may be made up of sparkling skyscrapers and the iconic Petronas Twin Towers, but closer to the ground you’ll find bustling street food stalls alongside world-renowned restaurants, and multi-floor megamalls within...

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24 hours in: Kuala Lumpur

24 hours in: Kuala Lumpur

Whether you’re gazing up at the gleaming PETRONAS Twin Towers, stuffing your face with amazing street food, shopping multi-floor megamalls or soaking up the city’s rich history and culture, there’s something to do in Kuala Lumpur (KL to locals) for every interest. And don’t worry — even on a short...

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How to make ayam masak merah (Malaysian spicy tomato chicken)

How to make ayam masak merah (Malaysian spicy tomato chicken)

In Malaysia, the breaking of the Ramadan fast is called berbuka puasa (you probably know it as iftar), and in Kuala Lumpur, the mosques around the city put out berbuka puasa spreads. They’ll normally have something simple, like a sweet drink, and maybe some dates and kuih, which are Malaysian...

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How to make bubur lambuk (Malaysian spiced congee)

How to make bubur lambuk (Malaysian spiced congee)

The month of Ramadan can be a testing period. With fasting from dawn to dusk, it’s a time of sacrifice, says Farah, our local guide in Kuala Lumpur. “You feel what hunger is like, what thirst is like. It’s reminding you that there are lots of people around the world who...

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The complete guide to: Kota Kinabalu travel

The complete guide to: Kota Kinabalu travel

Surrounded by rainforest and the gateway to Kinabalu National Park (home to Mount Kinabalu, Malaysia’s tallest mountain), Kota Kinabalu (or KK as it’s usually referred to), is a great spot to base yourself for some serious outdoor adventure, from hiking that aforementioned mountain to snorkelling colourful coral reefs. But if...

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Things to do in: Kota Kinabalu

Things to do in: Kota Kinabalu

If you’ve never considered a visit to Kota Kinabalu (or KK as it’s called by locals), you might want to consider adding the captivating capital of Sabah in Borneo to your travel wish list. Most people stop by on their way to hike Mount Kinabalu, to do some rainforest trekking,...

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24 hours in: Kuching

24 hours in: Kuching

Kuching, the eclectic capital of Sarawak in Borneo, makes an excellent base for exploring the nearby national parks including Bako (home to the rare proboscis monkey) and Gunung Gading (home of the giant rafflesia flower). But don’t make the mistake of merely using Kuching as a gateway to epic hikes...

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