The ultimate hotel guide to Kuala Lumpur

With its buzzing neighbourhoods and glittering skyline, Malaysia’s ever-changing capital is home to some of the most affordable five-star stays in the world.

Kuching: how to see Sarawak’s capital city like a local

This city offers everything from music festivals to museums. To experience it like a local, be sure to navigate the city centre streets by foot, and the river by sampan boat.

Sarawak may be Malaysia’s most musical state — here’s why

Dramatic rainforest, pristine beaches and rare wildlife are all reasons to visit Sarawak — but it’s also a place where jungle beats play long into the night. Every year Sarawak hosts the Rainforest World Music Festival, start planning a visit now.

How to spend 72 hours in Miri, Sarawak’s second city

From immaculate beaches to natural wonders, there are myriad reasons to visit Miri

A hidden world deep within the Bornean jungle

Bario is a little corner of Borneo relatively unaffected by modern, Western influences. This community of villages is home to the Kelabit people, a largely self-sufficient tribe who will welcome you wholeheartedly into their homes — and their jungle.

Deconstructing laksa, the fusion dish of Malaysia and Singapore

Soup with noodles or noodles with soup? Either way, this spicy staple of Singapore and Malaysia is a fusion dish with a complex history and seemingly infinite variations.

Neighbourhood guide to Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia's capital has long been one of Southeast Asia's best places to eat, and the city's melting-pot cuisine is now sharing the stage with hip hotels and thriving street markets.

Borneo: the rules of the rainforest

In Borneo's Batang Ai National Park, the Iban tribe share their ancestral knowledge of the 140-million-year-old rainforest they call home — and help to track down its most famous inhabitant: the orangutan.

Notes from an author: Selina Siak Chin Yoke

The limestone hills that surround the city of Ipoh aren't on the tourist map but their strange formations made them worth casting as a 'character' in a novel

Langkawi: Rescuing a reef

Play a part in saving the reef around one of Langkawi's most luxurious resorts — one coral cutting at a time

Langkawi: Let me introduce you to this lunatic ecosystem

SPECIAL FEATURE From flying lemurs and jungle-smothered mountains to rice paddies, rivers and ancient curses, Langkawi's human and natural worlds collide to spectacular effect

Chef Mandy Yin on her love of Malaysian street food

Set to open a London restaurant, Mandy Yin explains her love for the street food she grew up with in Malaysia — everything from rendang to the fiery laksa that's now her signature dish.

City life: Kuala Lumpur

In this jungle-fringed metropolis, where soaring skyscrapers overshadow historic enclaves, it’s the city’s capricious nature that really enthrals

Top 7: Malaysian dishes

From Chinese noodles to banana leaf curry, Malaysia's dazzling fusion cuisine varies subtly from state to state — something wonderfully evident on a dish-by-dish tour of the Peninsula

Tioman island: Discover your own coral garden

Beyond the sandy shores of Tioman island, off the coast of Pahang, lies an enchanting underwater world rarely troubled by visitors.

Kota Kinabalu: What does bird saliva taste like?

From soft-shell crab to wonderfully fresh coconut, the vibrant markets of Sabah's capital in Malaysian Borneo are brimming with delicacies — though some are an acquired taste…

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