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Peranakan Penang

Penang is malaysia’s island melting pot, a rich and varied palette of cultural colours spanning the recent centuries. As Petra O’Neill discovers first-hand, to her great delight, the influence of the Peranakans in Penang simply cannot be overstated.

4 mins read
Senses of Malaysia
Oct/Nov/Dec 2017

Melaka's Multicultural Heart

Melaka enjoys a diverse and rich heritage with well-known cultural contributions from the Malays, British, Portuguese, and dutch. At times overshadowed are the Chinese, whose own long presence in Melaka has significantly influenced that city’s fascinating history. Paula tan takes us on a journey through time and reveals the deep connection between Melaka and Chinese culture.

6 mins read
Senses of Malaysia
Oct/Nov/Dec 2017

Ipoh Springs To Life

More than a town of white coffee and great noodles, Ipoh is increasingly flexing its modern muscle as a legitimate tourist destination. Travel photojournalist David Bowden visits the Perak capital city once again and finds the tourism evolution in full swing.

5 mins read
Senses of Malaysia
Oct/Nov/Dec 2017

Advocating Through Theatre

Malaysian director Kee Thuan Chye has the ability to connect the past to the present in his perceptive plays. Sharuna Segaren chats with him in the midst of preparing for his latest play, Swordfish + Concubine.

6 mins read
Senses of Malaysia
Oct/Nov/Dec 2017

5 Ride The Rails: Sights Of The Peninsula

Malaysia’s new ETS train operating northwards on double-tracking from Kuala Lumpur and to the border with Thailand at Padang Besar opens up many possibilities for travel. 

2 mins read
Senses of Malaysia
Oct/Nov/Dec 2017

Capturing the Beauty of Malaysia

Malaysia’s Natural Beauty Is Oftentimes So Beguiling That It Inspires Photographer Ezy Azhar Time and Time Again to Strive to Capture the Best Photos of It. Sharuna Segaren Chats With Him on What Makes a Good Photo.

5 mins read
Senses of Malaysia
July/August/September 2017

Music Without Borders

Frequent Festival-goer David Bowden Recaps His Experiences From the Eclectic the Rainforest World Music Festival in Sarawak as It Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary This Year.

2 mins read
Senses of Malaysia
July/August/September 2017

Island Gems In East Malaysia

The quickest way to get you out of the rat race and right back on your feet is a short island getaway.

4 mins read
Senses of Malaysia
July/August/September 2017

Malaysia's Orphaned Orang Utans

The Orang Utan Is an Endangered Species, but as David Bowden Discovers, Two Sanctuaries in East Malaysia Are Doing All They Can to Ensure They Don’t Become Extinct.

4 mins read
Senses of Malaysia
July/August/September 2017

Mystical Mulu & Miri

East Malaysia Is a Natural Paradise That Is Closer Than Many Think. David Bowden Explores Sarawak’s Gunung Mulu National Park and Nearby Coastal Miri.

4 mins read
Senses of Malaysia
July/August/September 2017

East Malaysian Adventures

The world’s third-largest island of Borneo has always been seen as a destination for wild adventures.

3 mins read
Senses of Malaysia
July/August/September 2017