Travelling in Malaysia

21st January 2018

by Uwe Fischer // In Malaysia, you can travel relatively safely and easily on your own. The transport infrastructure is on a high level, transportation fares are low and there is no need to learn […]


The Art of Improvisation – Jazz in Penang

7th December 2017

Being able to improvise is one of the key competences of jazz musicians. However, the organisers of the 14th Penang Island Jazz Festival (PIJF) proved that they, too, master this art perfectly. Just before the […]


Time out on Pulau Tinggi

1st August 2017

by Uwe Fischer |  It is holiday, I am splashing in the pool…from the loudspeakers, Klaus Meine is shouting “Still Loving You”, albeit in a decent volume. The group Nazareth (“Love Hurts”) takes over, describing […]

Andy Sengiah ( with MALAYSIA INSIGHTS editor Uwe Fischer (l)

The Best In Town

12th March 2017

Andy Sengiah is a video producer from Malaysia. With his company Metrochannel he offers documentaries for TV stations. MALAYSIA INSIGHTS met him at ITB 2017. The interview was conducted by chief editor Uwe Fischer. Andy, […]


Discover Sabah, the Heart of Borneo

17th February 2017

Sabah, often called “the land under the wind”, is one of two Malaysian states located on the island of Borneo. The country below the typhoon belt offers a colorful variety of activities. For all nature […]


Visit Perak Year 2017

16th January 2017

While many destinations in Malaysia such as Kuala Lumpur, Penang or Melaka enjoy world fame, the state of Perak is not so much of an obvious choice for international tourists. The Visit Perak Year 2017 […]


An Ocean in KL

11th May 2016

There is no denying that Kuala Lumpur has a lot to offer for the shopaholics and business frenzies. However, it should be noted that this city also has a spot specially for the nature enthusiasts. […]


Malaysia’s Tourism Offensive 2016

13th March 2016

The largest tourism fair in the world, the ITB Berlin ended with a new visitor record: Some 120,000 visitors took the chance to dive into the world of tourism, with Malaysia’s pavilion clearly being among […]


Events held in Malaysia March to August

20th February 2016

Malaysia has always a festival or two to celebrate. Traditional and modern performances, religious celebrations, art, music, sports, for every taste there are plenty of events. MALAYSIA INSIGHTS lists some of the highlights of the coming […]


A Brief History of Kota Kinabalu

7th February 2016

by Uwe Fischer The sunset conjures spectacular facets of gold, yellow and orange into the cloudy skies, mirrored in the soft waves of the South Chinese sea, while two fisher boats float gently towards the […]