Kuala Lumpur

Exploring the Langkawi jungle with ‘Malaysia’s David Attenborough’

In the ancient Langkawi jungle, where his father once fought communists, Irshad Mobarak has different targets in his sights – butterflies, lemurs and amorous fiddler crabs. Zoe Williams meets the man dubbed the ‘Malaysian David Attenborough’ on an island that boasts fauna and flora found nowhere else in the world

British Airways makes a glamorous return to Kuala Lumpur

British Airways celebrates its new route to the Malaysian capital with a glitzy photo shoot — and a little help from some famous friends

An insider’s guide: Kuala Lumpur

Local resident and mezzo soprano singer Carly Paoli shares her tips on the buzzing Malaysian capital, from where to sample to the best street food to sky-high cocktails with killer views

Five new ways to drink in Kuala Lumpur

From sky-high cocktails to speakeasies, Sam Coleman, Esquire Malaysia’s editor-in-chief, scopes out Kuala Lumpur’s best new drinking dens

Kuala Lumpur: Sound of the future

Could music be Malaysia’s next big export? Its vibrant pop and hip-hop scene sounds like nothing you’ve heard before and its bright new acts are winning fans worldwide. 
Faris Mustafa gets lost in music

Seven unmissable new train journeys

A new generation of train journeys — from high-speed to high-end — are creating a revived buzz for the mode of travel. Here are seven that should be on your radar for 2015 and beyond

Malaysia: Temple Tree, Langkawi

With arty villas, eclectic design and a host of furry friends to keep you company, this one-of-a-kind heritage hotel has a touch of fairy tale magic, says Ianthe Butt

City hot spot: Armenian Street, Penang, Malaysia

Located in the Unesco World Heritage site of Georgetown, Armenian Street retains an old-world charm, but hip art galleries, stylish cafés and refurbished residences are bringing it coolly into the 21st century. Ianthe Butt shares her tips

Kuala Lumpur: ten unlikely shopping mall experiences

It’s not just international fashion labels that you’ll find in Kuala Lumpur’s colossal malls. From a vintage record store to a street food market, Faris Mustafa tracks down the most unexpected finds

Where to eat in Kuala Lumpur: supper clubs

Secret dining rooms in people’s houses are becoming a fashionable alternative for diners who want an authentic taste of Kuala Lumpur without the sky-high prices of its high-end restaurants. KL food writer Surekha Ragavan seeks out five of the city’s tastiest

Five of the best Asian cities

Ed Peters counts down five of the best cities in the Far East, with a few top tips on dining out, sightseeing and accommodation

Kuala Lumpur city guide

Ed Peters recommends the best hotels and restaurants, plus a few hidden gems, in metropolitan Kuala Lumpur