Hip Guide to Malaysia

Hip Guide to Malaysia
Malaysia is a former British colony in Asia. There are two parts to Malaysia, with one being the Malay Peninsula south of Thailand, the other is the northern part of the island of Borneo. Malaysia achieved independence after WWII and has quickly become a large economic power. Malaysia is a great tourist destination and quickly becoming an important destination for medical tourists seeking affordable, quality healthcare.Whether you come for a quick visit or extended tour, you will find a wealth of information about destinations here. The Hip Guide to Malaysia offers the highlights of the country, and contains many tips for making your stay here more rewarding.The Hip Guide to Malaysia is your source for hotel reservations, tourist information, events, reviews, shopping and much more. Don’t forget to visit our Malaysia Photo Gallery! Bookmark this site, and visit whenever you need to find out what’s happening in Malaysia.THIS SITE IS INTERACTIVE! You can participate by adding your own reviews, comments, stories or event listings. Don’t forget to tell your friends about us!

Malaysia Public Holidays

Here is a list of the major holidays for Malaysia, which vary greatly by date from year to year.

Awal Muharram

1 January – New Year’s Day

Thaipusam (Full moon of the Tamil month of Thai [January or February])

14 and 15 February – Chinese New Year

Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday (Third month of the Muslim calendar)

1 May – Labor Day

May – Wesak Day

First Saturday of June – King’s Birthday

31 August – Hari Merdeka (Independence Day)

16 September Malaysia Day

Hari Raya Puasa


Awal Muharram Islamic New Year

Hari Raya Haji (Falls on the 10th day… Continue reading

150 Millions Years Old Tropical Rainforest

Malaysia’s forest are indisputably the oldest in the world and its National Parks are treasure troves of its rich natural heritage. The various species of flora and fauna found within its realms can only be described in superlatives , the world largest flower (Rafflesia). The smallest squirrel (Pygmy squirrel) weighing a mere 20gm, gigantic flying squirrels and the tallest trees (Tualang or Koompassia excelsa) are all to be found here. The Belian (Borneo ironwood) is said to be thousands of years old. It is with a view to preserving this invaluable natural heritage for posterity that the National Parks were… Continue reading
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