Category Archives: Malaysia

6 reasons to hit up Tanjung Tuan

Tanjung Tuan. You’ve probably heard of it. And if you’ve travelled from the South by plane you’ve probably flown over it. But a lighthouse on a hill hardly sounds reason enough to get in your car, right? Then what about deserted beaches, forest trails and an annual spectacle that attracts nature lovers from across the region. Yes, that’s more like it. Here are 6 reasons why you should go.

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Bukit Batu Putih hike

For me, hiking is about the journey rather than the destination, and the reward is in summiting or completing the journey. But that’s not true of every hiker. I’ve plenty of hiking buddies who won’t sweat it out for anything less than a peak with a view from the top. If that sounds like you, then you’ll want to set your Waze in the direction of PD and make for Bukit Batu Putih.

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Muka Head Lighthouse Hike via Monkey Beach

At just over 25 square kilometres, Penang National Park is purportedly the  smallest national park in the world. Except if you Google “smallest national park in the world” you’ll realise it’s not. Moyenne Island in the Seychelles stakes that claim too, and at 22 acres, the equivalent of 0.09 square kilometres, it’s mathematically a better bet. But hey, who needs superlatives like world ‘s best, worst, biggest or smallest when you have astounding biodiversity, golden beaches and historical attractions that can be visited within a day? Am I right, Penang?

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The Sticks Day Trip

Back in January 2017 I stayed at The Sticks in Kuala Kubu Bharu for the first time; it wasn’t my last. But time doesn’t always allow  for the luxury of a weekend getaway, and when the heart wants what the heart wants – like a day trip away by the river, owners Michelle and Rubin happily welcome day trippers.

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