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5 Nearby Adventures In Kota Kinabalu To Conquer With Your Backpacking Kakis

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Backpacking in Kota Kinabalu   Image adapted from: @zahiruddinzahiri If you’re done conquering the great Bukit Timah Hill and are looking for your next challenge, Mount Kinabalu, with a variety of beginner-friendly routes and more challenging treks, makes for a perfect choice, no matter your fitness level.  But beyond this...
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10 Reasons To Visit Kota Kinabalu - Treehouse Villas, Unspoiled Beaches & Mini NZ 2.5 Hours Away

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Things to do in and around Kota Kinabalu   When people say Kota Kinabalu , the first thing that comes to mind is the famous 4,095m-high Mt. Kinabalu. But the state capital of Sabah, Malaysia is waaay more than that. Good news for those on the hunt for a new...
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15 Cheapo Things To Do In Kuala Lumpur On A Weekend Getaway

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Hidden gems in Kuala Lumpur   Singapore and Malaysia have had a longstanding friendly rivalry over who’s better - which country does Hainanese chicken rice belong to? Is Legoland Malaysia or Universal Studios Singapore better? The debate never ends. With the SGD to MYR exchange rate currently hovering around 3.15,...
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8 Exhilarating Theme Parks Opening In Asia From 2017-2020 That Have Zero Chill

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Scream a happy scream at new amusement parks in Asia   Source Adrenaline junkies, rejoice - the opening of spanking new theme parks around Asia are about to get your heart pumping. Whether you are young, young at heart, or have kids who’ve been bugging you to take them on...
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7 Old-School Malaysian Hotels That Are The Grand Budapest Hotel In Disguise

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The Grand Budapest Hotel In Disguise   Source In case you haven’t already known, locating the town of Nebelsbad in the Republic of Zubrowka is impossible in any universe besides the fantasy world of Wes Anderson. Never mind the fact that the Grand Budapest Hotel (GBH) doesn't exist – you...
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10 Malaysian Bridges So Stunning You'll Want To Cross Them Twice

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Malaysia’s IG-worthy bridges   Source: @afiqxhrahim Our country isn’t just all natural beauty - sure, we’ve got the prettiest waterfalls and stunning views from atop our hilly landscape, but we’ve also erected iconic skyscrapers and massive monuments worthy of international envy. The bridges we’ve built have done well to forge...
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9 Places in Malaysia To Bluff Your Friends Thinking You're On A Europe Holiday

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Revel in European Allure Without The Long Haul   It’s no secret Singaporeans love Malaysia. If not for the seafood and all-you-can-chew gum, the it’s for the cheap gas thanks to the favourable exchange rates. For a weekender to unwind, a quick ride over the Causeway is the salve needed...
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10 Activities In Malaysia For Every Couple's Bucket List

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Every couple’s bucket list activities in Malaysia   Source: @alba.ingles Once the initial feeling of accomplishing a bucket list activity passes, the experience becomes a another shelved memory. With no one to relive the moment other than yourself, every time the memory resurfaces, you’ll only respond with an ‘oh, okay’....
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11 Lesser-Known Malaysian Dive Spots That You Need To Explore


The Deep Blue Awaits You   Source Divers far and wide will agree that sometimes all you need to escape your hectic daily life is a good dose of aqua therapy. Why not delve into the big blue and explore Malaysia’s wondrous underwater havens during your next getaway? No doubt...
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10 Truly Malaysian Paktor Ideas To Make Bae Fall In Love With You All Over Again


Paktor 101 Source So you like someone. You’ve been through the phase of stalking your crush on social media and in real life; perhaps you’ve even exchanged a friendly greeting during an “accidental” encounter with said person. But one day, you finally find the courage to ask your prospective soul...
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