Colours of 1Malaysia, Celebration of Arts and Cultures | Colours of 1Malaysia Presentation and Welcome Reception

Colours of 1Malaysia is a signature tourism event held every year on the third Saturday of May and this year it was held on 21 May at Dataran Merdeka. It showcases the best of Malaysia’s tourism products, traditions and culture amidst richness, splendour and dazzling display.

A display of multi-ethnicity united by the beats of 1Malaysia.
His Majesty reaches for the ‘watikah’ and proceeds to officially launch the Colours of 1Malaysia event.


MALAYSIA | Penang Heritage Trails: Exploring The Penang Heritage Trails on a Trishaw

One of my favourite photos from this set is this portrait of a Penang beca rider.
No sooner had we returned to where we had taken off earlier, across the road were these two friendly ladies’ turn to explore the Penang heritage trails on this beautiful sunny morning.

MALAYSIA | Penang: Turtle Sanctuary, Kerachut Beach

After a number of failed attempts by the girls to hold the turtles, our experienced guide took over and we each took turns taking pictures. Again I credit the G11 for these set of close-up opportunity.
All good things must eventually come to an end. The boat ride reminded me of the times I visited Manukan Island in KK) & Langkawi Island. I think I’ve had more boat rides in Malaysia than I do in Brunei.

MALAYSIA | Penang’s Most Stylish Icon Hits the “G” Spot

Designed as an integral part of the hotel reception counter, the G Lounge is a visual centrepiece with a casual feel of hip and informal environment where guests can check in and out with a drink in hand. The G Lounge is also the longest hotel bar in the island state.
Located on the first floor of G Hotel, Sesame + Soy is comfortably spread across two spacious dining rooms, each with stylish interiors. Soy comes across as a modern Asian bistro, infused with a hint of Zen that complements its casual vibe. Soy offers a scrumptious menu with a wide selection of tempting delicacies such as Roast Duck, Yam Spring Rolls, Fresh Crab Rolls, Sweet and Spicy Mango Chutney.

MALAYSIA | Penang: Hotel Penaga in the Heart of UNESCO World Heritage Site

The Tanglung Bar on Hutton is the place to go for a refreshing drink or a unique cocktail.

MALAYSIA | Penang’s Heritage Boutique Home-stay: The Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion


MALAYSIA | Penang: Afternoon Tea at the Eastern & Oriental Hotel

The 1885 is where we had our traditional afternoon tea and a chance to catch up with our host to understand more about colonial influence and the celebrities that have graced this establishment.
The 1885 offers classical yet contemporary cuisine in an elegant environment. The selection of inventive fusion dishes from our highly trained chefs, accompanied by a superb selection of wines, has marked The 1885 as the perfect choice for an enjoyable dining experience.

MALAYSIA | Penang: The Opulent Pinang Peranakan Mansion


In the western style formal dining hall is the grand long dining table (called “tok panjang”) where lavish feast are held for their guests. It is complemented with European designed side tables, hubs and wooden casing mirrors running the parameter of the hall. All the wooden furniture here made of teak wood.

House of Harriston Chocolates, Kuala Lumpur | Malay Cuisine, ROS Restoran, Penang | Koryo-Won Korean Restaurant, Suria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur | Lunch at Madam Kwan’s Restaurant

LANGKAWI | A Tourism Malaysia Charm


The “boat bar” is made from an actual fisherman’s boat salvaged from the Asian tsunami—a symbol of strength and tenacity just like Frangipani flowers ability to withstand “a high degree of moisture stress and urban pollution.
Postcard moments as Afelda Ghani takes a photo of Chai on the beachfront sanctuary surrounded by mountains and pristine rainforest.

MALAYSIA | A Tourism Malaysia Invitation
Malaysia Mega Sale Carnival 2010 | Indulge Till You Fly | Landmarks of Putrajaya & Galeria Seri Pedana | Destination KL Tower | Qing Zhen Chinese Muslim Cuisine | Malaysia Open Squash Championship 2010 | Rolling a Cuban Cigar

An addition to my collection of travel souvenirs is a miniature Kuala Lumpur Tower backdropped against the landscape of KL city captured on a good sunny morning.
The 650-hectare Putrajaya Lake is designed to act as a natural cooling system for the city and for recreation, fishing, water sports and water transport. So happened that two men appeared in a boat illustrating recreational activity on the lake.
Manukan Island Jetty, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

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