Kota Kinabalu – markets, museums and a marine park

Kota Kinabalu (KK) is the capital of Sabah, the northern Malaysian state in Borneo. The city is on the coast of the south China sea and surrounded by rainforest, making the air nice to breathe (what a difference after Kuala Lumpur!). The city has developed a lot in recent years - a few shopping malls …

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Koh Lipe – the ‘Maldives’ of Thailand

How would I describe Koh Lipe in one word? Paradise! The tiny Thai island has everything - beautiful beaches, incredible off-the-beach snorkelling, fantastic diving, delicious food and friendly people. What more could you want?! We planned to spend four days here but it ended up being six. We just love the island life too much! …

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Langkawi – swinging through the trees & beautiful beaches

Langkawi is made up of 104 islands and is 30 km off the north-west of Malaysia. The main island of Langkawi is pretty big, not overly populated and a lot of forest still remains. The island is duty-free, which makes it a popular with locals, as well as international tourists. There are a lot of …

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Cameron Highlands – tea plantations & a mossy forest

Being at least 1300 metres above sea level, the Cameron Highlands is home to Malaysia's highest hill station, endless tea plantations, agricultural crops and cooling temperatures. Getting there The views up to the Highlands are beautiful - imagine winding roads through lush, green valleys, blue skies and and rolling hills. As we got closer to …

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