While the call to make the National Immunisation Programme mandatory is timely, it also highlights a series of cholera outbreaks in Alor Star during the early part of the 20th century that led to heightened health awareness in Malaya.
website is the one stop definitive website for Malaysians to rediscover their roots and where their life journeys started.
The website will provide fascinating facts and images on the town’s history, prominent personalities and celebrities, art and culture and the latest buzz in hometown happenings and news.
It will highlight the best in local products and specialities, scenic attractions, shopping plazas, food courts, kopitiam and other eateries, and other special features that make your hometown the place you will always remember and keep returning to.
The connectivity value added in the Myhometown website is not just about nostalgia, business and news.
The website also intends to bring young and old and the town’s community and NGOs/CSOs together to promote and enhance the town’s green environment, cultural heritage and multitude of old buildings and other historic monuments through its interactive internet format and planned community driven activities.
History, Culture & Personalities
Malaysia’s rich history, multi-racial traditions and culture is now at your finger tips. Learn and enjoy by stepping into the 13 hometowns below. Find fascinating facts, stories and images which will bring back unforgettable memories for local residents and whet the travel appetite of visitors.
A career that began in his home state. But he quickly went on to achieve national and international fame and honour and become a football legend for his finishing skills, and his modest character and loyalty to Selangor state and the nation.
Few will dispute that Malaysia is a gourmet’s paradise. Unrivalled in the region and world. Teeming with food stalls, shops, food courts and higher end restaurants serving an array of Chinese, Malay, Indian and Asian fusion cuisines, each hometown provides unique specialities. Find out more here.
Challenging Penang and Kuala Lumpur as the nation’s preeminent foodies center, Ipoh with its proliferation of hawkers centers and restaurants stands out with its affordability, acclaimed chicken and prawn, kuey teow and Ipoh white coffee. Check out the list for more specialities.
Penangites are rightly proud of the city’s reputation as a foodie town par excellence. The city’s street food regularly wins accolades from visitors including some of the most discerning visitors from around the world. Here is just a small sample of eateries to start you off your food adventure
Singaporeans rave over Malacca’s food scene. Locals take for granted chendol, Nyonya laksa, Portuguese and Peranakan specialities, ikan bakar, chicken rice balls and the fusion food that characterises their daily fare.
Kuala Lumpur’s food covers the entire range of cuisines – Eastern and Western, high end to modest eateries, simple and complex. Few capital cities in the world can provide the diversity and national and international flavours that are on show in this city, every day, every meal!
Underrated by foodies because it is less visited, the Alor Setar food scene with its fusion of Thai, Indian and Malay influences is uniquely spicy and unforgettable. This is because it can pack a kick with every mouthful unless you ask for a bland or wimpy version. Our list below includes Chinese and seafood places for those wanting a change in spiciness
KL foodies don’t think twice getting into their cars for a quick drive to sample Seremban’s growing reputation as a food paradise. Beef noodles, siew poh, banana leaf curry, Minangkabau dishes and much more.
If you love freshly caught seafood and newly harvested fragrant rice, head for Kangar and its sister town, Kuala Perlis. Many visitors also continue to the border to sample our neighbour’s super spicy cuisine that will light an inferno in you.
Up and coming tourist and food happening city, KK’s food scene scores with the freshest seafood in the country followed by a formidable variety of the local cuisine and noodle dishes. The ambiance which comes with waterfront eateries provide food for the soul as well as the stomach.
Seafood is the main draw for foodies to this HT. Simple, often rustic but fresh and affordable, and generally, you do not have to fight the crowds. East coast dishes found in this list of eateries here differ in subtlety in their flavours from the rest of the country.
No longer a poor cousin to Singapore, JB’s food scene bustles with traditional stalls and constant new arrivals to meet the demands of their neighbours and an increasingly cosmopolitan local clientele. Check out the variety at:
There’s plenty of food choices in this relatively small HT shaped by the 3 major cultural influences – Malay, Thai and Chinese. Try out the seafood, rice and coconut dessert dishes that are part of the state’s food heritage.
Kelantan’s traditional dishes of nasi kerabu and nasi ulam with budu may not be everybody’s food favourite but there is still plenty of choice in the market stalls and growing number of eateries catering to the tourist crowd. Especially check out the Thai Chinese fusion fare that has many visitors drooling and asking for more
East Malaysia’s competitor to the Peninsula big town names in the food stakes. Ask for it. Noodles, meat, seafood, exotic greens cooked Chinese, Malay, Indonesian style. Kuching’s got it in hawker centers, bistros and high end eateries in the cleanest of Malaysian HTs.
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Museums, beaches, heritage sites, adventure parks and more. The visitor, whether alone or an entire family are spoilt for choices found in each hometown. Take your pick of the best in tourist attractions we have selected here
Penang has a full array of tourist attractions, temples, ruins, museums, preserved forests, and beautiful beaches that make it a must destination for local and overseas visitors. Check out this list
Inside the uniquely sited museum nestled among limestone caves and primeval jungle is evidence of settlement from more than 5,000 years in which people descended from hill tribes in today’s Vietnam hunted and farmed the Kedah and Perlis rice plains.
Whilst the Petronas Twin Towers takes pride of place among the city’s attractions, colonial heritage buildings, the iconic Batu Caves Hindu temple, high end malls, one of the largest bird parks in the region and a lively nightlife provide plenty of competition.
Tradition and modernity coexist harmoniously in this capital city. While Islamic buildings and architecture dominate the sights and cultural attractions, colonial and Chinese influenced buildings and influences provide plenty of options for the visitor. Not to be missed too is a trip to the country’s biggest paddy farming region. Partially financed by a loan from the World Bank, the first stage of the Muda Irrigation project scheme started in the early 70s and initially covered an area of 33,600 hectares.
The place that usually pops up at the top of any visit Ipoh list is Kellie’s Castle. It is along a road named after the current ruler of Perak, Jalan Raja Nazrin Shah (It is a road named after the current Ruler of Perak, Raja Nazrin Shah. Now a popular, though reputed to be haunted, tourist attraction, it was the setting for the 1999 film, Anna and the King, and the 2001 film, Skyline Cruisers)
Negeri Sembilan is famous for its trademark Minangkabau roof resembling a pair of buffalo horns. Many buildings in Seremban display this unique feature, including the Wisma Negeri state secretariat building and the Seremban municipal council hall.
Firmly rooted as Malaysia's most historical city, visiting Malacca is a journey back in time to witness the adventures, events and discoveries during Malacca's golden age.
Kuantan is one of the few seaside beach towns in Malaysia with extensive beautiful scenery
A city that lies on the southernmost part of the Peninsula, it features a remarkable sultanate, authentic culture, modern lifestyle with easy access to nature.
Visit the east coast of Malaysia through KT and experience a more leisurely lifestyle amidst a stunning coastline with beautiful and unspoiled sandy beaches all around
Malaysia’s northernmost major city in Kelantan, should be more than just a blip on the traveller’s radar. Close to the Thai border, there is much Thai culture and influence around here to explore and savour.
Smaller crowds, sunny skies, and a host of historical and contemporary attractions are only a few of the many reasons why Kuching is a tourism gem waiting to be discovered.
Verdant forests to the east and almost at the northern tip of Borneo, KK is the gateway to natural sights, beautiful beaches, and the great outdoors including the highest mountain in Malaysia, Mount Kinabalu
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“TELL me a story, ma…” begs the child, weary with the play of the day and ready for that happy hour just before bedtime. And the mother responds to his plea with some of the old favourite tales.
KUALA LUMPUR: Over 100 years ago, the Sikh community at Petaling Street here set up one of the first gurdwaras (Sikh temple) in the country.
The provinces of Satun, Trang, Narathiwat, Pattani, Yala and Songkhla are synonymous to the Muslim community in Thailand. All of these provinces, in exception of Trang and Pattani share their borders with Malaysia.
Each time fresh graduate, Flora Eliza Saban, drives past Jalan Stadium in Petra Jaya, a smile curves up on her face at the sight of her little ‘babies’ growing taller and greener, and this fills her with pride.
While we’re usually pretty familiar with lip-smacking food from Kuala Lumpur, Penang Island and Melaka, not many of us are well-aware of the hidden food gems around Malaysia in other smaller cities.
Malay heritage varies from north to south; however, there are various similarities and differences. Essentially, Malay heritage food is influenced by a myriad of cultures, such as Arab, Indian, Chinese, Siamese, Javanese, Minangkabau, and others.
PETALING JAYA: In times of suspicion and disharmony, it is always heart-warming to recall the days when the different races that make up Malaysia could come together and form a sporting team of such harmony, skill, and power that they took on and beat what seemed to them like the whole world.