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Books inspired by Malaysia

Our hand-picked selection of books to get you in the mood to travel

Cover image for Inspector Singh Investigates: A Most Peculiar Malaysian Murder
Inspector Singh Investigates: A Most Peculiar Malaysian Murder

Shamini Flint

The first in the Inspector Singh series, this is perfect for anyone who likes their crime fiction quirky and set in more unusual destinations.

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The Harmony Silk Factory

Tash Aw

An epic love story set in 1930s and 1940s Malaysia, on the cusp of WW2 and with the Japanese about to invade. It follows a Chinese man who uses his shop house - The Harmony Silk Factory - as a front for his illegal businesses. Full of suspense and beautifully written.

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The Malayan Trilogy

Anthony Burgess

A collection of three short novels giving an overview of life during the Malayan emergency. Witty, satirical and melancholic with some great characters, they brilliantly reflect how the British viewed Malaysia at the time.

Malaysia Blog posts

From the UK's most popular travel bloggers

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17th June 2020 by PommieTravels

5 truly amazing places to visit in Malaysia

One of the great hidden gems of Southeast Asia is Malaysia. Malaysia is a great country to visit and there are plenty of places to visit. But with the plethora of choices to see in the country, it can be hard to figure out what you should see. Malaysia is one of the most diverse countries in Asia, and possibly, the world. It is often overlooked by many of its neighbors in Southeast Asia. ...

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1st June 2020 by ScribbleStu

48 hours in Kuala Lumpur

The name alone elicits a sense of exotic intrigue. And with a tagline of “South east Asia’s youngest capital city”, Kuala Lumpur is quickly transforming from “flight stopover” to holiday hotspot in its own right. Situated in Malaysia’s south-west, the city is going through big changes in its landscape and its image. Visitors will witness countless mega-cranes and building projects, with soaring skyscrapers and monorails sitting alongside temples, colonial architecture and lush...

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31st December 2019 by PommieTravels

Why stopping at Kuala Lumpur is wise

Are you looking to travel to Asia and you’re interested in learning more about some of the area’s most popular destinations? If so, you should make it a priority to stop by Kuala Lumpur. It might not be on lists for the hottest tourist destinations but it is a worthwhile stopover. The area offers a wealth of fun activities to enjoy and you will be able to shop until you drop. After all, shopping is the national pastime. Below, you’re going to find out more about the reasons you should...

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4th August 2019 by The Wandering Quinn

The BEST places to travel to in Asia in July & August

July and August bring the Summer holidays for people in the Northern Hemisphere and whether you’re looking to go on a family holiday during the Summer holidays, you’re studying and only have the Summer off, or you want to get away from the heat and crowds in popular European holiday destinations, you may want to spend the Summer in Asia. However July and August generally bring the rain and monsoon season to many parts of Asia and if you’re like me this isn’t what you want from a trip!...

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6th July 2019 by PommieTravels

5 ways to get around Kuala Lumpur

Are you planning a future trip to the capital of Malaysia? If so, there is a lot that you should know before getting on an airplane. Kuala Lumpur is not only the capital of Malaysia but also the largest city in the country. Visiting this wonderful city is many people’s dream. So, be sure to do your research and have a travel itinerary prepared well in advance. The first thing you should know is the city’s transportation system. Below, you will discover five ways to get around Kuala Lumpur...

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18th September 2018 by Stuart

Review: Berjaya Langkawi Resort

Langkawi in Malaysia has all the trademarks of a 'paradise island' and is becoming an increasingly popular alternative to the incredible but overcrowded and over-commercialised beaches and islands of Thailand, its closest neighbour. There are a handful of large resorts on the island, and Berjaya Langkawi, in an area called Pantai Kok on the west coast, is among the most popular. I recently spent nine nights at the resort. A spectacular bay surrounded by limestone mountains and jungle, it...

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10th October 2018 by Stuart

The Scoop: Langkawi

If you're looking for somewhere as breathtakingly beautiful as Thailand's islands and beaches but without the hordes of travellers and rapidly-increasing commercialism, then the stunningly picturesque Langkawi in Malaysia is definitely your place.  Turquoise waters, pristine powdery white-sand beaches, swaying coconut trees, intact jungle-covered hills, pretty paddy fields, refreshing waterfalls, and pleasingly affordable - this place has it all - along with some of the best sunsets...