Taste of Malaysia ~ Survival Guide for A Veggie

Malay Peninsula(Western Malaysia+Singapore) is a wonderful landmass to travel, with bountiful spectacular destinations of all genre with warm hospitality, welcoming residents and world class tourism infrastructure but the cuisine of both Malaysia and Singapore(closely related) might be scary for the vegetarians. Cuisine of Malaysia is a blend of mostly indigenous Malay cuisine and Chinese cuisine…

Putrajaya ~ Grandeur at its Best

KLIA Ekspres stopped at an ordinary railway station, called Putrajaya-Cyberjaya where I put my first step outside the glitzy KLIA Airport and KLIA Ekspres.Struggling with the backpack I reached the bus terminus adjacent to the station premises. With my first view of an alien country(as I never went out of the Subcontinent till now), I…

Kek Lok Si ~ “Temple of Supreme Bliss”

Kek Lok Si is the largest Buddhist Temple of Malaysia situated at a hill top in Air Itam area of George Town Suburbs. Kek Lok Si means “Temple of Supreme Bliss” in Manadarin. When I scaled the temple on a sultry March afternoon, certainly the cool air on the hill top was very blissful. It…

Mangroves of Kilim Geoforest Park, Langkawi

Ever since I booked a ticket to Langkawi, I was looking forward for this very tour to Kilim Geoforest Park better known as Mangrove Tour.It is the first Geopark, not only in Malaysia, but Southeast Asia. After landing in Langkawi Airport spotting strong similarity of the landscape with rural Bengal and lack of time to…

Magical Penang Hill ~ Peak of the Pearl

The scorching Equinox Sun at 5 degrees North turned to be providing a cozy warmth as I stepped out of the funicular. After being baked and fried in George Town since morning, being dehydrated after scaling Kek Lok Si, Bukit Bendera better known as Penang Hill was a delight. Rapid Penang Bus No 204 drops…