Gunung Jerai, Kedah

Gunung Jerai Kedah

Gunung Jerai, or Mount Jerai in English, is the second highest peak in the state of Kedah. It has a historical significance as a navigation point for sailors during ancient Kedah. Standing tall at 1217 metres, it oversees the vast paddy fields of Kedah as well as providing refreshing breeze at the top of the…

Balai Nobat, Kedah

Balai Nobat Kedah

Balai Nobat, or the Hall of Drums, is a royal hall meant for the royal orchestra of Malay instruments. Nobat is an ensemble of 9 Malay instruments, consisting of 2 serunai, 1 nafiri, 1 nahara, 1 gong, a large and a small drum as well as 2 cymbals. The orchestra plays only on special occasions, such…

Pantai Merdeka, Kedah

Pantai Merdeka

Pantai Merdeka, or Independence Beach, is a recreational beach tucked near the quiet town of Kuala Muda in Kedah. The beach is well-known amongst the locals, usually being the place of choice for weekend family picnics and team building, but it is less prominent among outstation visitors. Visitors can immerse themselves into the crowd at…

Beris Lake Vineyard, Kedah

Beris Lake Vineyard

Beris Lake Vineyard is the first grape vineyard in the state of Kedah and is fast growing in prominence due to its commercial success in growing grapes in a nation that is better known for tropical fruits. The vineyard covers an area of 34 acres planted with about 6000 grapevines and is located just beside…

Royal Selangor Pewter Factory, Kuala Lumpur

Royal Selangor Pewter Factory

Royal Selangor in Kuala Lumpur is Malaysia’s most famous brand in pewter crafting and is also globally known for its beautiful designs. At Royal Selangor Pewter Factory and Visitor Centre, visitors can witness first-hand the work of art that is pewter crafting, as well as learn about the company’s rich history and the spectacular works of art….

Kuala Lumpur City Gallery

Kuala Lumpur City Gallery

The Kuala Lumpur City Gallery is a showcase of Kuala Lumpur history, culture, arts, architecture, heritage and life through photos. The gallery itself is located at a heritage building, the 115-year old Government Printing Office designed by the famed architect A.C Norman, based on the neo-Renaissance style that is representative of most colonial buildings during…

Rumah Penghulu Abu Seman, Kuala Lumpur

Rumah Penghulu Abu Seman

Rumah Penghulu Abu Seman in Kuala Lumpur is the heritage home of a Chief Villager, named Abu Seman, who purchased the original building from a notable Malay figure Tok Taib. The house that was of a typical Malay traditional abode was abandoned after Abu Seman’s son, the late Ibrahim Abu Seman. In 1995, the Malaysian…

Jalan Masjid India, Kuala Lumpur

Jalan Masjid India

Jalan Masjid India is just a short stretch of road about 350 metres in length, located in the bustling Kuala Lumpur city centre. This is one of the oldest parts of Kuala Lumpur, built more than a century ago by Indian labourers brought into what was known as Malaya back then by the British colonists….

National Textile Museum, Kuala Lumpur

National Textile Museum

The National Textile Museum in Kuala Lumpur is aptly located in the heritage building, Sultan Abdul Samad Building, which was designed by the famous British architect A.C. Norman. The museum houses a collection of 486 textile material, displaying the richness of Malaysian diversity as well as historical development of textiles in Malaysia. The museum is…

Little India, Kuala Lumpur

Little India KL

Little India is located in Brickfields in Kuala Lumpur, and is known by that name because of the large amount of Indian residents and businesses there. The area was established in 19th century by the Chinese Kapitan of Kuala Lumpur, Yap Ah Loy, to set up a brick industry in order to supply the construction…