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Charm & Heritage at the Cameron Highlands Resort

The Exterior of the Hotel | Cameron Highlands Resort, Malaysia | Hello Raya Blog

Set up in the hills, 1,500 meters above sea level, you’ll find the charming Cameron Highlands Resort, a boutique colonial style hotel in the area of Cameron Highlands. Back in the 1930’s, the resort was originally just a cottage. As time went by, the cottage was extended, and expanded some more – from 16 rooms, […] Read more…

12 Amazing & Must-Do Things to do in Penang (Malaysia)

12 Things to do in Georgetown Penang | Hello Raya Blog

Ahhhh Georgetown Penang, one of my favorite cities in Malaysia. When planning what to do in Georgetown Penang, it can get overwhelming. With a city filled with so much cultural heritage, history, art, amazing food and architecture, it is little wonder that Georgetown Penang is a UNESCO World Heritage City. Located on the island of […] Read more…

10 Free Things to do in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

Merdeka Square | Free Things to do in Kuala Lumpur | Hello Raya Blog

Kuala Lumpur (KL) is a fun city to roam around and explore, and there are so many things to do in Kuala Lumpur for every budget. It’s already quite a cheap city to discover, but what’s even better is that there are also many things to do in Kuala Lumpur that are free. The city […] Read more…

23 Love Lane – a Boutique Heritage Hotel in Georgetown (Penang)

23 Love Lane - Lobby Area | Hello Raya Blog

Nestled in the heart of Love Lane in Georgetown, Penang (Malaysia) is the beautiful boutique heritage hotel 23 Love Lane. It’s eclectic, it’s full of character and most importantly, it reflects the careful restoration of heritage that is an important part of the UNESCO Heritage Site. 23 Love Lane comprises of several heritage buildings, which […] Read more…

An Evening with Basira Yeusuff

Basira Yeusuff | Hello Raya Blog

Basira Yeusuff, the head Chef and co-owner of Root Cellar KL is all about the love of food and having fun making it. What I love most about Basira is that she is non-conventional, creative and approachable. She knows how to take classical dishes and turn them on their head. And Basira has such a […] Read more…

11 Things to do in Malacca (Melaka)

Things to do in Malacca | Hello Raya Blog

Malacca is home to a colorful rich history and culture, along with wonderfully preserved heritage and colonial buildings. As I walk down the streets of this city, I feel like I am time travelling through its rich history of Malay Sultans, the Peranakan and colonization by the Portuguese, Dutch and British. The influences from its […] Read more…