Nicole Leigh West
For the traveler who likes a little luxury with their adventure, these itineraries from Remote Lands offer a Borneo experience like no other.
It’s a little bit Penang, a little bit Cameron Highlands, and a little bit something new. Ipoh is a transitional destination on peninsular Malaysia worth a visit.
Yes, you’ll sip champagne through a 61-lap sporting extravaganza and, yes, you’ll meet Singapore Grand Prix crew and drivers and sleep in ultra-luxe hotels – but what then? Well, Remote Lands has a few suggestions on that front.
You may have heard of the luxury train, but you might not have heard of the hotel. The Eastern & Oriental Hotel is a mix of history and luxury on Malaysia’s bumping island getaway of Penang.
The Mergui Archipelago, Maldives, Komodo, Raja Ampat – all have earned their titles as some of the best dive sites in the world. But Sipadan deserves a mention as well, and diver Juanita Pienaar knows why.
Janice Wong, Luke Mangan, Didier Corlou, and Ian Kittichai will all be taking their talents to the rails of one of Asia’s most exclusive luxury train journeys aboard the Eastern & Oriental Express, crossing Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore.
In many ways, the Cameron Highlands wears the costume of a small English village. But, there is a jungle here, and a cup of tea worth the journey.
Crazy Rich Asians put a lot of new eyes on Southeast Asia, and fans of the film will be pleased to know that Rachel and Nick were filmed in very real places throughout Singapore and Malaysia – places you can stay.