Ten years after being placed on the UN World Heritage listing, Malacca (capital of the state of the same name) has major ambitions to further its cultural impact on the world.
If you are looking for stories of culture, intrigue, art and ethnicity, the Mah Meri cultural village on Carey Island is an exceptional source of inspiration, and an amazing personal experience.
Villa Sentosa in Malacca is known as a “living museum”, because this unique village house, open to the public, is still inhabited by the original family whose relatives built it almost 100 years ago.
Penang’s Tropical Spice Garden is South-East Asia’s one and only award-winning garden of its kind, coupled with the island’s first specially designed & equipped cooking school, using spices grown “in situ”.
Interview: Khoo Salma Nasution – a key player in bringing Penang’s capital, George Town, to UNESCO World Heritage status
Adventure, Culture, Nature and History… On the Island of Penang, variety is the spice of life…
Story idea – Local Crafts in Perak State: With three generations and over a hundred years’ family background in the ceramics trade, Mohd Pareb Zamari of KZ Kraf Enterprise in Sayong, in the region of Kuala Kangsar, Perak, is hosting an increasing number of tourists keen to learn about the production of Labu Sayong and other local crafts.
Story idea (Culture): The Sultan Abdul Aziz Royal Gallery in the town of Klang in Selangor state is a very good way to discover the history of the Sultan of Selangor’s ancestors.
On 11 March 2018, the official handover took place at Messe Berlin between the 2018 partner – the German region of Mecklenburg Verpommern – and the 2019 Official Partner Country, Malaysia. Following is a selection of photos free for use by media.