Category: Malaysia

The world's best pools

The world’s best pools

In the highly competitive tourism industry, pools have become a focal point in most of the world’s finest resorts and hotels. They are not only a place to unwind, swim a few laps or work on your tan; many are architectural wonders. For the family oriented market, indoor and outdoor water parks are all the […]

Discover a real life Gold Award-winning garden

Discover a real life Gold Award-winning garden

This week London has been abuzz as green fingered enthusiasts and professional landscapers from all over the globe descend upon the capital to take part, celebrate and commemorate one of the world’s most famous horticultural events which for almost one hundred years has called on the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea its home. Over […]

Spa oils and herbs

Special feature: Activities at the Tanjung Rhu Resort, Langkawi

After our visit to the Tanjung Rhu Resort, I wrote about the resort itself. What I omitted from that article was information about all the activities on offer, because there is just so much to do that it wasn’t possible to squeeze them all into the original article. You’ll see what I mean if you […]

Beach barbecue at the Tanjung Rhu Resort

Special feature: Dining at the Tanjung Rhu Resort, Langkawi

We had a wonderful stay at the Tanjung Rhu Resort recently, and there was so much to write about I decided to do it over several articles. The first was a special feature about the resort itself. Now let’s look at the dining options. There are several restaurants at the resort: The Rhu – this […]

Sands Pool at the Tanjung Rhu Resort, Langkawi, Malaysia

Special feature: Tanjung Rhu Resort, Langkawi, Malaysia

We hadn’t been to Langkawi island before, although we’ve been to Malaysia many times. Langkawi is an amazing place and the Tanjung Rhu Resort is ideal for getting away from all the stresses of modern life. There are several ways to get to Langkawi. We tried two different methods of coming and going. First we […]

3 luxurious Malaysian experiences

3 luxurious Malaysian experiences

Malaysia has been in the tourism limelight for many years now, having stolen the stage somewhat from its Southeast Asian counterparts. With a tourist footfall of almost 24 million it’ll come as little wonder that there are a range of holiday experiences to be enjoyed. That said, however, it’s easy to forget amongst all the […]

4 sites that should be on the World Heritage list

4 sites that should be on the World Heritage list

The UNESCO World Heritage list is a subject that can cause as much controversy as it can congratulations. Regardless of what your opinion of it may be, it is an undeniably influential global inventory which can transform the fortunes of some of the world’s most dramatic and significant natural and cultural locations. With this in […]

Top 10 places to monkey around

Top 10 places to monkey around

Love primates?  Here’s another top 10 from Tripadvisor and this time they’re swinging from the treetops with the ‘top 10 places to monkey around’.  Here’s the list: 1. Singapore Zoo, Singapore 2. The Jungle Place, Playa del Carmen, Mexico 3. Bodden Tours, Roatan, Honduras 4. Monkey World, Wareham, UK 5. Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary, Ngamba Island, Uganda 6. Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary, Sandakan, Malaysia 7. Gamboa Rainforest […]

Interview with James Grierson, co-owner of Albion restaurant, Kuala Lumpur

A relative newcomer to Kuala Lumpur’s restaurant scene, Albion restaurant is quickly gaining a reputation as a top place to eat. I described it elsewhere as “probably the best place to eat in KL”, so I wanted to be sure that A Luxury Travel Blog readers gained the benefit of the insider knowledge too. Here […]

Interview with Michael Saxon of the Eastern & Oriental Hotel

Interview with Michael Saxon of the Eastern & Oriental Hotel

Michael Saxon lives in Penang, Malaysia where he is the General Manager of one of the Far East’s most prestigious and historic hotels – the Eastern & Oriental.   Happily married to his Malaysian wife, Beatrice, with whom he has two beautiful daughters, and working in the job of his dreams, he exudes the quiet […]

Malaysian Spa Festival at Thermae Bath Spa

Malaysian Spa Festival at Thermae Bath Spa

Fancy a taste of the tropical without leaving the UK? Between 22nd April and 17th May 2009, Thermae Bath Spa will play host to a Malaysian Spa Festival, with therapists from the award-winning Spa Village brand showcasing a selection of authentic treatments – ranging from a Chinese Pearl & Rice and ‘Egg Undulation’ Face Treatment […]

LEGOLAND is heading for Asia

LEGOLAND is heading for Asia

LEGOLAND ® California‘s parent company, Merlin Entertainments, is building on its title of world’s second largest visitor attraction operator with an agreement to build a sixth LEGOLAND park in East Asia. LEGOLAND Malaysia in Iskandar will feature more than 40 interactive rides, shows and attractions. It will be similar to the company’s four other hugely […]

Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa launches exclusive whisky club

With a vision to add zest and zeal to the lives of passionate whisky drinkers in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa  is launching its very own exclusive Whisky Club today at the resort’s Borneo Lounge and Bar. The essence of the resort’s Whisky Club is to give its members the opportunity […]

One of Malaysia's finest boutique hotels

One of Malaysia’s finest boutique hotels

Just an 8-minute walk from KLCC, Hotel Maya offers services and facilities beyond compare. Enjoy space, comfort and breathtaking views of Kuala Lumpur’s skyline. Indulge yourself in the various eateries serving local and international cuisine. Step into Anggun Spa and be captivated by its serene ambience and the skills of its friendly masseurs.

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Concierge services by Concierge deLuxe Rome Hotels from Luxique Discover the  benefits of  Club 21 Card membership Villas in Europe from My Perfect Villa

Four Seasons Langkawi, Malaysia

Four Seasons Langkawi, Malaysia

The tropical beaches and colourful marine life of Langkawi provide a wonderful setting for a soothing Malaysian getaway.   With beautiful surroundings, the Four Seasons Langkawi is a peaceful haven that offers every modern comfort.   Just as the exquisite architecture has been influenced by Malay and Mughal culture, the pampering treatments provided in the […]