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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Things to do in: Kuching

Things to do in: Kuching

Situated on the island of Borneo in the Malaysian state of Sarawak is the eclectic, vibrant city of Kuching (which means “cat” in Malay). The capital of Sarawak is an ideal spot to base yourself to take advantage of the many nearby national parks and wildlife centres, but Kuching is...

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Ramadan celebrations in Kuala Lumpur

Ramadan celebrations in Kuala Lumpur

In honour of Ramadan, we asked our guides around the globe how they celebrate the holy month in their home. Here’s what Farah, our guide on the ground in Kuala Lumpur, told us about Ramadan in her city. The month of Ramadan (or Ramadhan) is a very testing period. You...

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Things to do in: Penang

Things to do in: Penang

The island of Penang is worth a visit for the food alone, but there’s also enough to keep you busy between meals and you could easily spend a week exploring. Easy to get to from most of Malaysia and well serviced by public transportation, not to mention filled with some...

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