Few have raced around the streets of Kuala Lumpur, fallen off Sarawak’s tallest mountain and sailed down the Linggi River in Negeri Sembilan in search of crocodiles. Journalist Sharon Cheah has done all that and more – and lived to tell the story of her journey through every state in Malaysia. From a homestay in Kelantan to visiting one of the top rainforest research centres in the world, come see Malaysia as you have never seen it before!
“A truly engaging read, bursting with insight and local flavour!” Geoffrey Eu, travel writer and former Editor of Insight Guides
About the Author
Born and bred in Penang, Sharon Cheah went to Davison College in North Carolina and majored in history. She returned to Penang after college, where she got a job as sub-editor for The Star newspaper. Her first assignment was to cover a press conference held by an unrecognised Islamic sect, Al Arqam, and she’s been hooked on telling stories since then. A British Chevening scholar in journalism, Sharon joined The Business Times in Singapore in 2000, writing features with the byline Cheah Ui-Hoon.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Tony Fernandes
Kelantan: The Kampung Life
Perak: Eating Along the Old Trunk Road
Johor: A Walk on the Wild Side
Selangor: Celebrating the Malaysian Spirit
Sarawak: The Pilgrim’s Progress
Sabah: The Art of Reforestation
Negeri Sembilan: Going Down the Linggi
Malacca: A Tale of a Hill That Became a Rallying Point
Kedah: Myth and Archaeology
Pahang: The Rescue Squad
Terengganu: Custodians of Culture
Penang: Before its World Heritage Site Status
Perlis: Dari Mana?
Singapore: The State that Was