Lured by a single landmark, Teluk Intan turns out to have so much more for the intrepid traveller than its iconic leaning tower. Surrounded by the mighty Sungai Perak, it’s still untapped, but if it gets the attention and investment it deserves, this diamond in the rough could be Perak’s next shining gem.
Not to be mistaken for the district of the same name, Muar or Bandar Maharani as it’s called, in honour of Maharajah Abu Bakar’s consort, Maharani Fatimah, this charming town is located at the estuary of Sungai Muar. Though conferred this special title in 1887 and made a royal town in 2012, Muar has a long and complicated history pre-dating the founding of Melaka, and it’s having a bit of resurgence. Most come for its culinary specialities but there’s more to Muar than satay breakfasts and mee bandung brunches.
If you’re passing Seremban at the weekend, make a detour for some home-cooked Nogori food and luscious cakes whipped up by Malaysia’s first local Masterchef winner, at this friendly family-run kitchen. Sodap!
When the sun goes down, the coastal town of Kuala Selangor is descended upon by tourists, not for its nightlife, but its firefly colonies. April, Richard and I were there recently and checked out the former state capital’s daytime draws.
There’s something raw and primal about the Tengger Caldera in East Java. To look across its vast barren sands and smouldering complex of active volcanoes is to imagine our planet before we arrived.
Located within the 50 hectare Sungai Pandan Forest Reserve on the outskirts of Kuantan, Pandan Waterfall is a dramatic 100 meter vertical torrent that’s almost as wide as it is high. It’s also incredibly accessible with no hiking necessary
The chilled out vibe and ramshackle huts of Cherating’s beach have been attracting urban escapees and foreign backpackers to it’s golden sands for decades. Yet the area’s best attraction has to be its river.