Malaysia is a great place to practice Chinese because there are so many people to practice with! As a tri-cultural country, Malaysia encompasses the Malay, Indian, and Chinese cultures and languages all at once.     My mom and I first got into learning Mandarin Chinese during our three month trip around Taiwan. And after […]

Just a couple miles from Chinatown in Malaysia’s capital, there’s a Massage School for the Blind and a corresponding massage clinic called Shujin. Without the training and livelihood provided by the school and massage center, many of those in the program would have otherwise turned to prostitution.   The Shujin massage clinic is in an […]

I’ve recommended George Town on my Top Spots in Malaysia for the famously high-rated food, cute cafés, nice people, street art, scenery and history. The entire town of George Town is a highly visited UNESCO World Heritage Site on the island of Penang. It’s in the north of the Malaysian peninsula off the west coast, below Langkawi. It makes […]