Got Wanderlust? You Need To Know These 15 Travel Bloggers In Malaysia!

Our passion at CurrenSeek is to make travelling the world over more cost-efficient and therefore way more enjoyable. To steal the famous quote from Malaysia’s biggest travel enabler, AirAsia, we would like to rephrase our mission as: “Now everyone can travel savvy!”

Where would we be without the means to explore the world, not to mention the access to all the handy tips and travel recommendations? Team CurrenSeek has compiled a list of some of Asia’s top up-and-coming, Malaysian travel bloggers; keen observers and documenters of life that let us see the world vicariously through their globetrotting adventures and drive us to count our pennies at home—so that we might fulfil the wanderlust in us!

Here are 15 specially curated Malaysian travel bloggers you must know of to live more meaningful, exciting lives. You’ll pick up great tips on the best places to eat, the country that gives you the best bang for your buck, and the priceless experiences you won’t exchange for anything in the world! Follow or bookmark them today, and here’s to a fantastic 2018 filled with new adventures!

1. Ramble and Wanderer

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Photos: Rambler and Wanderer Instagram

RaW of Ramble and Wander takes travel blogging to new heights with his award-winning photos and posts, some of which have been gained international recognition on BBC Travel, CNN, and Lonely Planet! We love that he has been to many countries beyond Southeast Asia, and his shots are stunning in spite of minimal editing, which shows off his eye for detail and dedication. RaW also provides a lot of helpful tips on travelling in Malaysia, such as Why You Should Consider the Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus in Penang and Top Things to Do and See in Kuching. If you follow him on Facebook, you might be alerted to cheap flights and hotel discounts as well!

Follow Rambler and Wanderer on Social Media: WebsiteFacebook | Twitter | Instagram

2. Malaysia Asia

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David Hogan Jr. is a multiple award-winning travel writer and blogger from several tourism boards in Malaysia. He covers the latest news and events related to tourism and the local scene in Malaysia, such as the upcoming 20th Century Fox World theme park at Genting Highlands. He also provides valuable and extremely helpful travelling tips such as How to Get to Christmas Island if you’re planning to travel to countries around Asia or 10 Interesting Places to Visit in Malaysia for 2018.

He currently works with tourism boards in Malaysia and beyond to promote destinations from a third party point of view. His niche takes him away from regular travel bloggers, where he focuses mainly on nature, bird watching, scuba diving and providing travel ideas and solutions for visitors to Malaysia and around Asia

Follow Malaysia Asia on Social Media: WebsiteFacebook | Twitter | Instagram

3. My Travellicious

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Why you should know him: If you’re looking to inject some humour in your reading list, look no further than Fadli of My Travellicious. What differentiates Fadli from the other travel bloggers is that his posts are bilingual (Malay and English) and he writes from a first-person point-of-view using a highly conversational tone and a stream of consciousness style. His posts are also very purpose-driven, and aimed at providing helpful tips to fellow foodies and travellers, with headlines like where to eat in Kuching, what to see in Dubai in 5 hours, and is flying with Jetstar Airways fun?

If you can read Malay, Fadli is currently doing a recap of his backpacking trip in Myanmar—his entries may be lengthy, but they are highly entertaining as he writes it as he experiences it, which makes you feel like you’re right there with him!

Follow My Travellicious on Social Media: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

4. The Tiny Wanderer

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Kher Ying of The Tiny Wanderer keeps a record of her personal travel experiences on The Tiny Wanderer, so you won’t see much in the way of reviews, but instead, you get a first-hand view into certain experiences, such as waitressing in Melbourne, working on a cruise ship and living in Germany. From starting out with only RM1200 to working as a crew lecturer on a cruise ship to being able to afford to travel to 65 countries including Ireland, Albania, and Morocco, read all about her life of travel here. If you’re longing for a taste of her life after reading about it, then Ying shares 12 ways you can kick-start your solo travel journeyShe’s currently based in Germany and her posts tend to be based on her everyday life there and her summer travel activities.

Follow The Tiny Wanderer on Social Media: WebsiteFacebook | Twitter | Instagram

5. Alexandra Luella

Photos: Courtesy of Alexandra Luella Travel Blog

 “Did you know that in the Netherlands there are more bicycles than people? When you greet a French, do you kiss her right cheek first, or left?” To Alexandra Luella, ‘curious questions’ about the world are what prod her to travel widely in style, and she blogs to show readers less-travelled places, and share about the stories and cultures that make them special. Her penchant for storytelling, strapped with rich anecdotes and observations, sets her apart as a genuine travel writer in search of ‘the story’ behind each journey, beyond conquering new far-flung destinations. Aside from being a foodie lover who documents her gastronomic conquests across the world, she’s also quite the stylite who takes an interest in eclectic wacky clothing lines and attends acclaimed fashion events!

Follow Alexandra Luella on Social Media: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

6. Tey Cindy

 

Photos: Courtesy of Tey Cindy

A travel writer lifestylist with loads of ‘cin-spiration’ where globetrotting is concerned, Tey Cindy is a personal blog about the search for beauty in everyday life. We like her ‘cin-sere’ touch (and a generous sprinkling of ‘fas-cin-ating’ puns everywhere), in which she shares candidly about every aspect of life from fashion to travel, entertaining, food, health and beauty. Check out her 5 cinspirations that made for an amusing week, among many other nicely crafted photo-filled posts! Like Alexandra Luella, she’s a certified fashionista and ‘cin-derella’ too, who blogs about gorgeous hairstyles, beauty essentials, working out, and more. In Cindy’s books, it’s ‘cin-ful’ not to travel in style! (Okay, enough fun with puns already!)

Follow Tey Cindy on Social Media: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

7. Faizal Fredley

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Photos: Courtesy of Faizal Fredly

Looking for a blog that is less of a “travel diary” and more functional? Look no further than Faizal Fredley – if you can read Malay, that is. An engineer-turned-travel blogger, Faizal is an example of how you can pursue your passion and turn it into a successful business. With awards like “Best Travel Blog Malaysia Social Media Week (Winner 2013 & Runner up 2014)”, “Top 18 Blog Pilihan Online”, and “Anugerah Pilihan Online (APO 2016)” under his belt and over 60k fans on Facebook, there is no shortage of interested travellers who turn to Faizal for itinerary planning and helpful tips. The avid traveller plans to visit Luxembourg, Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Italy, and France, so if you’ve got those places on your must-see list as well, you’ll want to stay tuned to his website. Last but not least, when he’s not writing about his travels, Faizal also blogs about recent movies, technological updates, and creepy encounters!

Follow Faizal Fredley on Social Media: Website | Facebook | Instagram

8. Pojiegraphy

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From South Korea to Finland, Taiwan to Wales, Pojie has travelled far and wide and covered a colourful variety of travel, culinary and adventure finds in his bilingual (English and Malay) blog. Pojie is a journalism graduate and talented freelance social media writer at heart who indulges his passion to explore and write about new places and experiences, plus Instagrams like a pro! He’s such a natural at it that he was nominated as ‘Best Travel Blog’ in Malaysia Social Media Week (MSMW) 2015 & 2016, and awarded ‘Best Video Blog’ in Malaysia Social Media Week 2016.

Follow Pojie on Social Media: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

9. Mei Mei Chu

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Why you should now her: “For honest travel stories that will teach and inspire” as Mei Mei Chu of The Wandering Writer puts it, and we can’t help but agree. Fearless, spirited and always ready for new experiences, Mei Mei Chu was bitten by the travel bug at the age of 18 after she went on a working holiday in the United States with her brother, and she has been travelling extensively and documenting her travels on her award-winning blog ever since. She tends to write her articles from the perspective of a solo female traveller, such as “Is Sri Lanka Safe For The Single Woman Traveller?” so if you’re female and tend to travel alone, chances are you’ll find her articles relevant, if not relatable, especially in regards to the dangers of travelling solo as a female. Interestingly, in November 2016, her blog crashed after her honest article on Brunei went viral there!

Follow Mei Mei Chu on Social Media: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

10. She Walks The World

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They say the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step… Mynn went further by ‘walking the world’ with an aptly named blog, and visiting at least 32 countries to date! A film producer, radio, TV host, emcee and occasional actress, Mynn Lee still (amazingly) finds time to blog on her exciting travels to festivals, heritage and cultural sites, gorgeous islands, scuba diving spots, theme parks, and wellness retreats, among others! You’ll find insightfully-written tales of her journeys summed up in her favourite top-10-listing-style of writing.

Follow She Walks The World on Social Media: Website | Facebook | Youtube | Instagram

11. CCFoodTravel

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Voted ‘Top Travel Blog To Watch in 2015’, CCFoodTravel covers adventures and travels around the globe, local foodie escapades in Malaysia and beyond, noteworthy lifestyle activities in KL, plus hotel staycation and gadget reviews. The highly prominent blog is maintained by three adventurous bloggers who share a similar passion for travelling to foreign places, eating strange food, and documenting their unique experiences for all to see and copy! (CC = carbon copy, get it?) Despite covering a lot in their blog, CCFoodTravel believes there’s still so much to see… Believe it too?

Follow CCFoodTravel on Social Media: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

12. Sassy Urbanite’s Diary

A sassy urbanite who loves travelling free and easy and detests group tours, Allison Wong is a corporate banker by profession, and globe trekker at heart. Beyond heavily researching the places she visits prior to documenting her first-hand travel and gastronomic experiences, she’s also passionate about immortalizing her new discoveries through the eyes of her trusty Sony RX100III, Sony NEX 5R and iPhone 6S. She does a spectacular job at scenic landscape and architectural shots too; which over 79K Instagram followers can attest to!

Follow Sassy Urbanite’s Diary on Social Media: WebsitePinterest | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Google+

13. LuvFeelin

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We’ve covered a great deal of English bloggers as well as native Malay speakers in our list… so it was only natural to include a Chinese one for our Mandarin readers out there. Joan Goh has had many requests in the past to write English articles, but she stuck to her roots where she best felt she could express her true feelings about the world—and the result is a feel-good, authentic Mandarin blog detailing her travel and foodie jaunts across Australia, the UK, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, and of course, home sweet home Malaysia. Beyond her enthusiasm for the Chinese language, she’s also passionate about discovering the wonders of nature, having had her photographs and sketches published in various prominent newspaper and magazine publications.

Follow LuvFeelin on Social Media: Website | Facebook | Youtube | Instagram | Twitter

14. Always Travelicious

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KJ, the author behind alwaystravelicious.com is currently based in Malaysia and Indonesia. Originally from Taiwan, she’s an avid globetrotter who has travelled to more than 20 countries to experience different cultures, new gourmet cuisines, and local street food. Many fans have gone on to KJ’s blog and thank her for creating such a handy travel guide and helping them work out their trip itinerary in Malaysia and beyond. If you’re looking for a ‘travelicious’ adventure around the world, be sure to bookmark KJ’s blog! 

Follow Always Travelicious on Social Media: Website | Facebook | Instagram

15. Shini Lola

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Shini is a versatile travel writer and enthusiast who also loves blogging about beauty, lifestyle, fashion and foodie tips. A digital marketer and part-time writer, she’s visited 15 countries and has even been interviewed by NDTV during her trip to India with the AirAsia team. Based on her own inspiring personal journey of having battled against the sensitive acne-prone skin, Shini also loves sharing about how she overcame that episode in her life with handy beauty tips and routines to educate her readers. Her fair and lovely pictures plus bubbly personality exudes joyful confidence that is infectious! (Which probably explains the ‘LOL’ in her cute name.)

Follow Shini Lola on Social Media: Website | Facebook | Youtube | Instagram | Twitter

More Great Malaysian Travel Bloggers To Add?

If you know of any other travel bloggers and enthusiasts whom we just must add to this list, please share their names with us in the comment section below. We hoped you enjoyed this article on the top 15 travel bloggers and have added them to your reading list—they can prove helpful for you in planning your next trip!

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24 Comments

  1. May 23, 2016 at 3:37 am

    Thanks guys! I found your article by chance, while searching for something.

    Also, thank you for the kind words and for the distracting part, I need to, simply because there are too many photo thefts out there. I’ve seen my photos being used over and over. Guess I’m just a little cautious because I sell my photos as well.

    Anyways, great story and thank you again for featuring me.

    David

    • Joann Soon-Reply
      June 24, 2016 at 7:16 am

      Agree with you, David. We credit our photos to avoid such incidences! Glad to feature you alongside Malaysia’s greats :) Do help us share about CurrenSeek to your followers so more travellers can benefit from making informed currency exchanges & getting the most bang for their travel buck!

  2. June 19, 2016 at 10:30 am

    teycindy.com has an interesting travel blog from her extensive travels. Hope you like it :)

    • Joann Soon-Reply
      June 24, 2016 at 7:11 am

      Andre, thanks for the lovely suggestion. We’ve added her!

  3. Annie C-Reply
    June 21, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    Great list! Check out AlexandraLuella.com too. A beautiful and eloquent journal of a young Malaysian girl’s travel.

    • Joann Soon-Reply
      June 24, 2016 at 7:12 am

      Annie, thanks for the nice word and good suggestion! We’ve added Luella.

  4. June 22, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    Thank you for featuring me in this cinfully cinspiring post! To the author, I really enjoyed reading your fun writing style :D Let’s keep up the good work! x

    • Joann Soon-Reply
      June 24, 2016 at 7:10 am

      Hey Tey, glad to hear you liked the post. We really enjoyed your fun usage of ‘cin-ful’ puns too :) And we love your writing style too. Please help us share about CurrenSeek to your fans and help more travellers save on their travel cash by making the most informed currency exchange – every time!

  5. Joshua G.-Reply
    October 26, 2016 at 7:13 am

    I love reading meimeichu.com! She writes all these introspective travel stories that are such a joy to read.

    • Team CurrenSeek-Reply
      February 12, 2017 at 2:36 pm

      Same for us!

  6. November 7, 2016 at 6:10 am

    all 6 blogger above is really stunning….their pic so great…….the best travel blogger in malaysia..

  7. November 9, 2016 at 4:56 am

    Check out my travel blog too. I love to share my finds on travel and food all over the world even though I’m working full time in KL. My Instagram is my main social media platform now since I love taking travel photos ;-)
    Cheers~!

  8. November 23, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    Thanks so much for including Happy Go KL in this list – we are in great company!

    • Team CurrenSeek-Reply
      February 12, 2017 at 2:38 pm

      Our pleasure! Hope to see you cover travel related and home grown apps like ours in your future pieces ;)

  9. November 28, 2016 at 9:23 am

    This is a pleasant surprise! Thanks for the lovely feature Currenseek team :)

  10. February 16, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    Thanks so much for including Happy Go KL in this fine company!

  11. Sameera Lyra-Reply
    March 30, 2017 at 10:46 am

    That’s a very nice blog, now I am eagerly waiting to visit Malaysia soon.

  12. Nurul Nadiah-Reply
    August 30, 2017 at 3:40 am

    Amazing picture and amazing people with amazing life~ thanx for sharing this~

  13. Mike-Reply
    March 16, 2018 at 8:34 am

    Awesome…!! some of the amazing pics you have posted here in this blog post. Rally liked the first image of the swing with kids. Superbly painted/ created.

  14. Sing dong-Reply
    July 25, 2018 at 10:19 am

    I like to follow these awesome travel bloggers in the Malaysia.

  15. August 13, 2018 at 12:31 pm

    Thank you for featuring me. I love the way you describe me (Which probably explains the ‘LOL’ in her cute name)

    It was a pleasure. :)

  16. August 14, 2018 at 6:50 am

    Thank you Joann for the review, my pleasure to be here o(“,)o

  17. Trek Kashmir-Reply
    October 4, 2018 at 10:00 am

    Intresting and informative 😊

    Thank you

  18. Goh Mei-Reply
    October 22, 2018 at 3:31 pm

    Maybe not the best, but I enjoy Wander Baz’s travel posts, with lot of nice pictures too

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