• Attempt the Ancient Skill of Weaving Rattan in Penang

    Mr Sim Buck Teik has been recognized as a Living Heritage Treasure of Penang for his amazing skills at weaving rattan and bamboo, passed down to him from his Chinese father. While he no longer works full time, Buck Teik loves sitting in Seang Hin Leong, his shop on Beach Street and simply watching the […]
    • May 17, 2023
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  • Welcoming New Team Members With An In-Depth Tour Around George Town

    As we look forward to a fruitful year ahead, we’ve welcomed several new members to the Destination Asia Malaysia team. Part of their learning process is to get familiar with the destination, just as our clients experience it, so our new team members were treated to an in-depth tour of George Town’s rich history with […]
    • April 5, 2023
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  • Unique Malay Dining Experience in a Uniquely Beautiful Spot

    For foodies taking a trip to Malaysia and people who want to cap their tour with a memorable, exclusive meal, this organic farm and restaurant is simply unmissable. Rated among the best restaurants in the country, A Little Farm On The Hill is a haven blessed with cool weather, quirky architecture and picture postcard scenery. […]
    • March 13, 2023
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  • Enjoy Malayia’s Most Blissful Burger!

    Back in 1978, while Haji Ramly Mokni was working at a butcher’s counter in a Kuala Lumpur market, he noticed people often asked for halal-certified burger patties and went away disappointed. So he and his wife started making their own from home, with next to no capital and no professional equipment. Adapting the basic patty […]
    • February 20, 2023
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  • 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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