Top Food & Travel Bloggers in Malaysia
Food and travel are ever-green topics for fun-loving Malaysians and these bloggers do it best. Not only do they feature the trendiest and popular eateries and sights in and out of town, they also highlight some of the best-kept secret spots every Malaysian must know and see or taste for themselves. Here are some of our favourite Malaysian food and travel bloggers in no particular order. Don’t blame us if you end up spending hours poring over their blogs!
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Bangsar Babe, a Malaysian blog about food, travel, and lifestyle, was established by Tiong Sue Lynn as a platform to share her food discoveries and travel experiences with others.
Why we like it: We make it a point to search for new restaurant reviews on her site to see whether it is worth it or not to pay a visit to them as we found her reviews to be very thorough and fair. The detailed and lovely photos accompanying her posts certainly help! Her travel blogs are also a joy to read and she does have contributors writing articles for her site too.
Year established: 2007
Web Visits: 71k per month
PlacesAndFoods.com is a blog that focuses on family travel and food. The husband and wife team of Wilson Ng and Rachel Ting share their passion for exploring local and international destinations. They also provide insights into their experiences as parents of two boys.
Why we like it: Wilson and Rachel travel extensively (with a forced hiatus during the Covid-19 pandemic when all borders were shut). Thankfully for their fans, they are out and about again. We like their gorgeous and detailed photos that display mouthwatering dishes and scenic views. They basically let the pictures do most of the talking with brief captions peppered throughout their blog posts.
Year established: 2007
Web visits: 82.6k
KYspeaks.com is a blog that predominantly features food and travel guides, with additional lifestyle anecdotes. The blog primarily focuses on locations within the Klang Valley region and other destinations throughout Malaysia.
Why we like it: The gems they discover in their search for good food (mostly around Malaysia) are truly helpful in coming up with our own list of what to eat when we are in that vicinity. It is very food-centric, with detailed descriptions and terrific photos of the food and the experiences they had during their foodie jaunts. The quality of posts have been consistent for a blog that is nearly 20 years old and we love it!
Year established: 2005
Web visits: 26.9k
Malaysian Foodie is a versatile blog that offers a wealth of information on various topics such as food, hotels, travel, product reviews, events and parenting. In addition, the blog also conducts promotional postings for food, hotels, and airlines.
Why we like it: There are helpful tips for budget travel and family travel to various countries, which are well-organised. We also like that it features a pretty extensive list of the latest restaurant promotions around town, which is a boon to foodies looking for value-for-money deals.
Year established: 2008
Web visits: 44.1k
Malaysian Flavours, previously named “Its All About Food”, is a website that features a food and travel blog created by a couple, Summerkid (Saw Jian Pey) and Summergirl (Chan Wai Ling). The blog was recognised as the Best Travel Blog of 2015 by Go Desti.
Why we like it: The website is well-organised by helpful categories and locations. The breathtaking photos and succint captions also make this blog very appealing to foodies and travellers alike.
Year established: 2009
Web visits: 52.6k
Special mention: Maria Dass The World
Maria J Dass runs a travel blog named “Maria Dass The World,” through which she documents her travel experiences.
Why we like it: Her blog name caught our eye as it sounded very saucy, quite along the lines of the notorious “Debbie Does Dallas” vibe. Very tongue-in-cheek indeed! We love her travel writing style and the faraway places and adventures she brings us to. How she ties pop culture with the places she visits is truly fascinating. Though her web visits are not high at the moment, we thought it’s worth a special mention and if she knows she’s listed here, it might just encourage her to continue blogging her awesome adventures.
Year established: 2016
Web visits: <5k