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SingleTrackMind: a star of sport and music

 

Though you might not know the name Alex Wong, if you have any interest in Malaysian music you will most certainly have heard of SingleTrackMind, Wong's stage name. Under this guise her has a released a string of very successful independent rock hits, plus two acclaimed albums.Before taking to the...

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Punk rock in Malaysia

 

For much of the last 30 years, Malaysia has been crazy about rock music. A country where the kids like it loud, it is one of the big global powerhouses of the hardcore punk rock scene. Of all Malaysian cities, Terengganu is known as the heart of Malay rock. Though known as a socially conservative...

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Malaysian pop-punk rebels: Bunkface

 

Sam, Youk and Paan are the three young men that make up Bunkface, one of the most successful groups ever to come out of Malaysia. Since 2005 they have been lashing out high energy pop punk riffs to dizzy teenage fans across the continent.After initially finding success with their English language...

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Jaclyn Victor: from lounge singer to national icon

 

You might know her as Jaclyn Victor or you might know her as Jac. Whatever you call her, you should know that Jaclyn Victor is one of the most powerful and popular singers in the Malaysian pop scene. After winning the inaugural Malaysian Idol and Ikon Malayisa contests, she went on release a stri...

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How Raihan conquered the world

 

Any recent history of Malaysian music simply has to include a large section devoted to Raihan, the Nasheed group that took the country by storm in the mid-90s. Their debut album, entitled Puji-Puijan, hit the charts in late 1996, selling over 750,000 units in Malaysia and many more worldwide. As ...

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Butterfingers - kings of Malaysian rock music

 

In Malaysia, a country obsessed with rock music, Butterfingers are almost certainly the biggest home-grown rock band. Formed by a group of students in Malay College in 1993, the band quickly gained a fearsome reputation in the local underground rock scene. Grunge was breaking and the raw energy o...

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Getting around Kuala Lumpur

 

By railThe thriving capital city of Malaysia is well-served by transport – principally railways, taxis and buses. Around one kilometre to the south of its historic old train station lies KL Central. This hub lies at the hreart of the city's sophisticated urban transport network.Within this hub va...

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Malaysia most awe-inspiring diving sites

 

Malaysia is rightly regarded as the jewel in the crown of the Far East's many fabulous landscapes. But it is away from the land that this area really comes into its own in terms of attracting visitors. Malaysia actually consists of two main land areas, ‘Peninsular Malaysia', adjoining Thailand on...

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Malaysia’s top resorts: Kuala Lumpur

 

Malaysia is definitely a nation of contrasts. Its cosmopolitan cities are vast Asian melting pots, teeming with life, and bursting with culture and things to do. Its countryside varies from mountainous landscapes, azure coastlines and tranquil islands. For the many who are drawn to this Far Easte...

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Malaysia’s top resorts: Langkawi

 

Although long considered ‘cursed', this spectacular island retreat has been remodeled as a tropical tourist paradise. To give it its official title, ‘Langwaki the Jewel of Kedah', Langwaki lies off the western coast of Peninsular Malaysia. It is scarcely a single location – in fact, Langkawi is a...

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Great things to do with the kids in KL

 

The Kuala Lumpur TowerOften abbreviated to the KL Tower, since it was opened in 1995 this 421-metre tower has become one of Malaysia's most iconic landmarks. It is the highest viewpoint in Malaysia's capital city that is open to visitors. As well as offering unbelievable 360° views, the tower off...

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Malaysia top resorts: Penang

 

Nicknamed the ‘Pearl of the Orient', the state of Penang lies to the north-west of Peninsular Malaysia, by the Strait of Malacca. Despite being the country's second smallest state, it is its eight-most populous. For this reason, its seaside charm, combined with an urbanized and industrialised eco...

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Malaysia top resorts - Sarawak

 

Sarawak, one of the two Malaysian states situated on Borneo, is known as ‘Land of the Hornbills'. It completely surrounds the tiny nation state of Brunei, and is bordered by the other Malaysian state, Sabah, to its north-west, and Indonesia to the south.It has a rich and fertile environment, char...

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Malaysia whale shark season

 

Swimming with dolphins has become a fairly ubiquitous pursuit for western tourists. But this activity, thrilling as it may be, is surely eclipsed by one of Malaysia's aquatic activities: swimming with whale sharks.First of all, let's be quick specific about the creatures we are talking about. Wha...

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Malaysian golf attractions

 

For a long time, Malaysia has been one of South-East Asia's most-renowned destinations in terms of landscapes and attractions. It is also beginning to gain an excellent reputation for its golfing facilities.There are upwards of 200 golf courses spread across Malaysia's peninsular and island regio...

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