• Maha Tower is a New Crowning Glory for Langkawi

    The Malay word “maha”, which means “almighty”, is a word that symbolises confidence, beauty and strength.  And Langkawi Island’s newly opened Maha Tower captures all those qualities perfectly. Set in the island’s prime location, overlooking the Straits of Malacca in one direction and clear across the city in the other, the 33-storey tower is designed […]
    • January 23, 2023
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  • Borneo Adventure Mixes Historic Train Ride with Great Walking

    Available on Thursdays and Sundays, this decidedly different tour takes its guests through the beautiful Papar coastal region along a 124-year-old railway line, the only one in Borneo. The day starts with a traditional music performance at Papar station, then passengers board the train and enjoy the great views and lively commentary from a professional […]
    • December 6, 2022
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  • Take a Foodie Tour with one of Kuala Lumpur’s Top Chefs

    Our team in Malaysia has teamed up with Mandy Goh, executive chef at the Ruma Hotel and Residences, who is looking forward to showing why Kuala Lumpur’s diverse, delicious dishes set the city high among the world’s top foodie destinations. Heading out from her base at the Ruma, Mandy and guests make a beeline for […]
    • November 14, 2022
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  • A Local Fisherman’s Dream Leads to a Vibrant Eco Resort

    Income was dwindling from his lifelong profession as a fisherman, but Mursalin Abdulla was determined not to sell his smallholding on Borneo’s Kinabatangan floodplain to developers. His resolve, boosted by neighbours and sympathetic supporters, has led to the creation of the Kinabatangan-Rasig Project. This 5.6-acre haven is an essential part of the migration corridor used […]
    • October 12, 2022
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  • BSBCC in Malaysia Welcomes Rudy the Bear

    The Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC) welcomed a new resident on 28 July 2022, a four-year-old female bear named Rudy. The world-class centre has successfully rescued a whopping 66 bears prior to Rudy being found. Rudy has adapted to her new environment remarkably well, despite being somewhat anxious on her first day. Her favourite […]
    • September 14, 2022
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  • Destination Asia Malaysia Stops Use of All Single Use Plastic Water Bottles

    At Destination Asia Malaysia we have discontinued using single-use plastic water bottles. Instead, we now offer refillable bottles to groups and when this is not an option, provide rPET (recycled plastic) water bottles. rPET water bottles are made of BPA-free PET plastic materials that are lightweight, have less resource consumption, and are 100 percent recyclable. […]
    • August 8, 2022
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  • Escape to Desaru Coast with the Launch of Singapore-Desaru Ferry Service

    The newly opened Desaru Coast ferry terminal is set to make visiting and experiencing the wonders of Desaru Coast in south-eastern Johor a whole lot easier. The beachside retreat and getaway destination is now easily accessible from Singapore with the launch of the Singapore-Desaru ferry service between Tanah Merah ferry terminal in Singapore and Desaru […]
    • July 6, 2022
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  • Uncover the Mystic Island of Borneo on a Vespa

    Embark on a fun-filled adventure that reveals the sights and sound of Kota Kinabalu (Sabah), at the wheels of a Vespa. We uncover scenic roads, rural panoramas, native villages, back roads, and local markets on this two-wheeled once-in-a-lifetime journey. This guided motorcycle tour is crafted for those who enjoy the outdoors and love a touch […]
    • June 6, 2022
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  • Borneo Divers Mabul Resort – World Turtle Day (May 23, 2022)

    Borneo Divers Mabul Resort, in collaboration with the Borneo Marine Research Institute of Universiti Malaysia Sabah, will commemorate Mabul World Turtle Day on the 16 and 19 of May 2022, coinciding with World Turtle Day on May 23, 2022. The campaign aims to raise public awareness of the resident sea turtle population in the waters […]
    • April 28, 2022
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  • Sabah Guide to Receive Honorary Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) from Queen Elizabeth II

    Tham Yau Kong, a well-known tour guide in Sabah, is set to receive an honorary Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) from Queen Elizabeth II of England. The British high commission informed him on February 14, 2022. The award, which is the third highest-ranking order of the British Empire, was given to […]
    • April 5, 2022
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  • Genting SkyWorlds Kicks Off Soft Opening Following Several Delays

    Genting Malaysia’s new theme park, Genting SkyWorlds, finally held its soft-opening on 8 February, following several delays since 2019.
    • March 1, 2022
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  • Malaysia in the Spotlight with Destination Asia Malaysia’s Olivia Soon

    We sat down with Destination Asia Malaysia's Deputy General Manager, Oliva Soon, to reveal what post-pandemic travel will look like for both Leisure and M&I, new experiences on offer to our clients, and what makes Malaysia an unbeatable destination for 2022 and beyond.
    • March 1, 2022
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