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The Biggest Citrus Fruit in Malaysia

About pomelo (a type of citrus fruit) The pomelo is a favorite tropical fruit among all races in Malaysia. It’s available throughout the year. As a result, you can see pomelos in almost all places in Malaysia. Not only do the fruit stalls by the streets sell them, the upscale hypermarkets also have got a [...]

A Yellowish Sacred Dish

About “Nasi Kunyit” (turmeric rice) Nasi kunyit or turmeric rice, after translated to English, is glutinous rice cooked with turmeric coloring and is usually served with coconut milk chicken curry or beef curry. Nasi kunyit is a famous dish not only among the Malays but also for the Chinese and Indian as well. Historically, the [...]

It’s Small But It’s Delicious!

About duku (a type of tropical fruit) Duku is one of the favorite tropical fruits among Malaysians. Duku is a name in Malay and its botanical family is Meliaceae. I don’t know what it’s called in English. Anyway, the Duku is native to Malaysia and is regarded as one of the most delicious of all [...]

A Malay Delicacy That Is Uniquely Blue

About “Nasi Kerabu” (a type of traditional rice) The east coast state of Kelantan is a charming destination with colorful traditions, interesting pastimes and superb handicrafts. It’s no exception to the Malay cuisine. One of the Malay delicacies being identified as truly Malaysian is Nasi Kerabu. Nasi is a Malay term for rice and kerabu [...]

Possibly The Largest Fruit In The World!

About the jackfruit (nanga in Malay name) Jackfruit is one of many delicious tropical fruits that you must taste. In Malaysia, the jackfruit is quite common among all races and most Malaysians like to eat it. In Malay term, the jackfruit is referred to as “Nanga”. The jackfruit is said to be the largest fruit [...]

About the elephant dung Having to deal with tons of elephant dung can be a bit of a headache, but a touch of innovation has turned it into a profitable business. The first thing that caught my eye as we were waiting at the entrance of Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage, Sri Lanka, was a huge orange [...]

As any jungle-faring angler would tell you, it is unwise to wander into the woods without a local tracker. Not only would you need help to locate good fishing spots, a guide would also keep you from getting lost, touching dangerous plants or insects and even save you from offending the “spirits of the forest”. [...]

Malaysia Wins Seven Asian Travel Awards

This is certainly good news for the Malaysia travel and tourism industry. In the recently held prestigious World Travel Awards 2009 in London, Malaysia has successfully bagged seven Asian travel awards. The Asian travel awards are like the “Oscars” of the global travel and tourism industries. Moreover, the awards are recognized as the highest accolade [...]

Malaysia Tourism Tops Travel Wish Lists!

Malaysia tops Wotif.com‘s travel wish list for this year. According to Wotif.com, 2009 should be a great year for tourism in Malaysia, with Malaysian destinations topping the online accommodation website’s Travel Wish List poll for 2009. Wotif.com executive general manager for Asia, Sii Eawsakul, said Malaysia has always been a popular destination. Malaysia, especially Kuala [...]