Posts Tagged ‘Island’


Bidong visits Bidong – The Island and The Man

Bidong visits Bidong – The Island and The Man

For most of us, a visit to an exotic island halfway across the world represents an unknown adventure filled with fun. For Neil Ta, a Vietnamese Canadian, visiting Bidong Island is a homecoming filled with conflicting emotions. He shares his story:

Pulau Bidong, Malaysia. Those words alone send shivers down my spine. My parents fled post-war Vietnam with my four siblings and found themselves on Bidong. Read more »

Jazzing it up in Penang

Jazzing it up in Penang

Entering its seventh edition, the Penang Island Jazz Festival is proof that Penang is not merely famous for its hawker food. There were some raised eyebrows when the idea was mooted back in 2004 as the island was not known for its musical talent. Jazz was viewed as more of a Western trend, and to hold an event on it might seem out of place, especially if the venue was the Pearl of the Orient. To those with doubts, it simply was not a Penang thing.
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Mabul: Magical Muck & Macro Experience

Mabul: Magical Muck & Macro Experience

Mabul Island is no doubt the richest single destination for exotic small marine life in Malaysia. You might have read in various dive magazines that say Mabul offers the best muck diving in the world and for nearly ten years of diving at Mabul, I find no reason not to agree on that as well.
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Sipadan; Malaysia’s Underwater Paradise

Sipadan; Malaysia’s Underwater Paradise

Sipadan is located in the Celebes Sea, east of the major town of Tawau in Sabah and off the coast of East Malaysia. Located at the heart of the Indo-Pacific basin, Sipadan is the centre of one of the richest marine habitats in the world. More than 3,000 species of fish and hundreds of coral species have been classified in this ecosystem alone.
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Langkawi, Satay, and Heavy Metal: Together At Last [BIMT12]

Langkawi, Satay, and Heavy Metal: Together At Last [BIMT12]

…Uh, which way is the beach? Considering the relatively small size of Lankawi, you wouldn’t think that getting lost on the way to something as big as the beach was possible. But for the heroes of the Malaysia.com team, nothing is impossible. After a few wrong turns, we were well off the beaten path and found ourselves cruising through a tiny village. When we pulled over to get our bearings, we found ourselves at the edge of an enticing looking neighbourhood market that was just getting underway.
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Eagle Square in Langkawi [BIMT11]

Eagle Square in Langkawi [BIMT11]

We caught a quick morning flight from KL to Langkawi, an archipelago of sandy tropical islands off the north-west coast of the Malaysian peninsula. We were instantly greeted with a blast of gorgeous sunshine as soon as we disembarked the plane. We’d made do without sunscreen thus far, but we were definitely going to need it today.
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