“Malaysia is a country unlike any other: full of promise and fragility.” – Tariq Ramadan

Kinabatangan River bucket list jungle experience in Borneo with kids

Kinabatangan River Borneo: guide to a bucket list jungle experience

Beams of a rising sun shining through the morning fog over the Kinabatangan River, the magical silence interrupted by the calls of monkeys and flapping wings of hornbills flying over. We’re sitting in a small boat, cruising down the Kinabatangan River deep in the jungle of Borneo. Despite the early hour, we’re intently observing the

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Beach Bako National Park Borneo Jungle Walk Kids

Bako National Park: the complete guide for your visit

Bako National Park is situated in Sarawak, the southern province of Malaysian Borneo. It is one of the oldest and most beautiful national parks of Malaysia, with its lush rainforest, stunning wildlife, tropical beaches and exciting walks. It’s home to the proboscis monkey, who sadly is an endangered species. If you come to Borneo, you

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Kuala Lumpur Water Fun Family Sunway Lagoon Theme Park

Discover Sunway Lagoon Theme Park in Kuala Lumpur

During our time in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), where we spent a couple of weeks, we want to surprise our girls with a nice day out. I wrote an article on what to do in Kuala Lumpur with kids a while ago, but we didn’t have the chance to try out everything during our first visit.

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George Town Penang Malaysia Street Art Swing Kids Fun

Discover amazing street art in Malaysia

When people decide to go to Malaysia, it is for the pristine beaches, the beautiful mosques, the stunning jungle in Borneo, the colonial vibe in most cities, the delicious food and of course the bustling capital, Kuala Lumpur. We discovered however that there is another gem hidden within the streets of its cities. You can

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Kinabatagnan jungle River kids Borneo

Travel Diary #7: We discover magical Borneo

Borneo… Does it also have this mystical resonance on you? The name alone brings thoughts to our mind of impenetrable tropical jungle, ancient tribes where headhunting is just part of a tradition, amazing art and so much more. When we were planning our trip to Malaysia, we didn’t know Borneo was part of this country,

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Tioman Island Lagoon Perhentian Malaysia Kids

Travel diary #6: Perhentian and Tioman Islands

Everybody makes mistakes… To leave George Town (West coast of Malaysia) to the Perhentian Islands (East coast of Malaysia) we probably will have to take a night bus. But Jurgen goes to Komtar (the highest building of Penang) with the idea of finding a day bus because travelling at night with two kids might be a bit

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Top free things to Do Kuala Lumpur With Kids

Kuala Lumpur with kids: the complete guide

Visiting Kuala Lumpur with kids is a very nice start or end to your vacation in Malaysia. Or are you using Kuala Lumpur as a transfer hub, maybe because you are flying Air Asia, the low-cost carrier based in the capital of Malaysia? If so, try to stay in the city for a couple of

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Travel diary George Town Kids Malaysia

Travel Diary #5: George Town

If there was one city we were been looking forward to for weeks, it was George Town. They call it the ‘food’ city of South-East Asia. It is also the bustling capital of the island Penang, connected to the mainland by a 12km long bridge. And it is UNESCO world heritage, mainly because of all

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Kuala Lumpur Family Accomodations Airbnb Apartment Hotel

Family accommodations in Kuala Lumpur

Thinking about visiting Malaysia? And looking for family accommodations in Kuala Lumpur? In this article, we will try to give a list of nice apartments and hotels in this magnificent city. Kuala Lumpur is definitely a city you should visit with kids. Not only because the low-cost airline Air Asia probably will bring you there, but

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Cameron Highlands Malaysia Boh Tea Family

Travel Diary #4: Drinking tea in the Cameron Highlands

The Cameron Highlands is an elevated region in Malaysia that lies more than a thousand metres or 3000 feet above sea level. As a consequence, the temperatures are on average a lot lower than in the rest of the country. The Malaysians like to come here to cool down a little and flee the hot

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Batu Caves Stairs Statue Malaysia

Visiting the Batu Caves near Kuala Lumpur – A complete guide

Just 14 kilometers outside of Kuala Lumpur are the iconic Batu Caves. You would think the gods themselves have created this magnificent complex, but actually, it was all men. Helped a bit by nature as the temples are located in some huge limestone caves. It is the biggest Hindu complex outside of India, so it attracts

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Ipoh Street Art Malaysia Fun Kids

Travel Diary #3: Welcome in Ipoh

After a week in Kuala Lumpur, we pack our bags and leave for our new destination north of KL, Ipoh. Ipoh you say? Probably you have never heard of this city before, but according to the Lonely Planet, it’s one of those cities in South-east Asia you really should visit. Why? There are a lot of

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