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Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Malaysia: Virtual Malaysia





In recent months I have been travelling around Malaysia a lot more than I probably have had throughout my life. It all began when I started going on trips with some friends and joining programmes and media familiarisation trips managed by various state tourism bodies, hotels and travel magazines. Through these trips, I have managed to cover a few places I had never been to, some of which I had never even heard of before. It made me realise that while Malaysia might be a relatively small country, it’s still very rich in terms of nature, history and culture. That is if we only care to spend some time to explore and learn more of the country.


It was during one of these trips too I found out about Virtual Malaysia, a Malaysian social travel channel and its website. The website is a treasure trove for things Malaysia. Apart from editorial pieces by its own staff, Virtual Malaysia also crowd-source their travel articles from contributors from among the general public, which makes it interesting for the variety of views and travel places that the site covers. 

It is therefore not surprising perhaps that I found some of my travel blogger friends have been an active contributor to Virtual Malaysia. Simple but informative write-ups like the one by Jeff Chuah on Taiping Zoo (which is the oldest and one of the better zoos in Malaysia) and even pictorial ones by Khai on Charms of the Old Kuala Lumpur really piqued my interest to follow in their footsteps (and that of many other contributors too) to go and explore the places that they have been to.

And then there are also write ups about food like Authentic East Coast Treats in the Heart of KL by idaymohdnor which makes me drool by just looking at the photos! (Luckily the places she mentioned in that article are in KL so I can easily check them out myself! ;) )

I therefore find Virtual Malaysia quite informative and have personally been going to the website to find out more about places that I might be interested to visit and see. The good thing about it is that, apart from travel articles and write-ups, it also covers general info about Malaysia and destination info about each state in the country. It also has travel deals and packages on its site, some of which, in my opinion, are not bad at all. So if anyone is looking to find out more about travel in Malaysia, whether it’s just for information gathering or planning for a school holiday break, or even for one of their attractive travel packages, I do recommend Virtual Malaysia. The site is available in both English and Malay. Go and have a look at it!




For other www.RambleAndWander.com blog entries on Malaysia, click here.



13 comments:

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  1. I also received email from Virtual Malaysia to contribute travel story. Too bad I'm so busy. Even own blog also hardly to manage these days xP

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    1. Haa! You can always contribute it every now and then if you like. No need to go crazy like Jeff & Khai ;)

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    2. Hahaah. Diana u should just write whenever you have free time. And I did not go crazyyyyy... hahaha.. Raw!!!

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  2. Hi..I've heard/read about this mangrove thingy but never venture into one. Takot tngk all the roots berselirat2...;) Hmmm.. virtual Malaysia, informative..thanxs!

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    1. This one is in Cherating. Quite interesting actually. You should check it out if you happen to be going or passing through there. If you do, go for fireflies trip first in the evening and then for the mangrove tour in the morning :)

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  3. wonderful place... i also received email from them.. but i have no idea...

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    1. Just try to explore the site and you're bound to stumble upon some interesting places. They have sites in both English and Malay.

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  4. So many blogger receive email from them .. but again everyone is busy ... hope i also can have a time to write something for them - for Malaysia to :D

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    1. I'm sure you can find the time. You update your blog like almost every other day ;)

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    2. No la hahahaa.. not almost every day.. once or twice a week only but normally once a week huhuuu :D

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  5. Oh oh... honorary mention. Terharu ai. Hahaha.

    Anyway, agreed that Virtual Malaysia is a good source for travelling in Malaysia. After all, it is written by people who travel there themselves, and funny how sometimes I know of new places through VM when in fact I am a Malaysian too. Haha.

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    1. True that...

      P/S: Terharu? Ewah! Heheh!

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