A stay in a heritage building is a rare opportunity to experience historical architecture from the inside, admire ingenious adaptive reuse, and imagine what life may have been like for its former dwellers. Melaka has ample opportunity to do just that, with homes and former business premises in its UNESCO Heritage Zone that date as far back as the Dutch colonial era.
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.
A 3 hour drive from Kuala Lumpur along the East Coast Highway, Kuantan and Cherating have always made for an easy weekend escape, even for those living on the West Coast. However until recently stylish accommodation offerings were thin on the ground.
For an outdoors person, you’d assume I love camping. You’d assume wrong. I love a good night’s sleep as much as the next person. So the idea of glamping appeals to me a lot. Yet despite the proliferation of glamping retreats here in Malaysia, surprisingly only 4 are worth recommending. Here’s why and who they are….
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
For a town whose fortunes were built on the back of tin mining in one of the world’s deepest mines, where the only light source would have been a headlamp, Sungai Lembing’s most appealing natural attractions revolve around light. Rainbow Falls, located 10 kilometres outside of town is it’s prettiest.
The magical cloud-covered views of Sungai Lembing are reason enough to wake up early and make the heart-pumping stair climb up Panorama Hill.