Geography of Malaysia

One for the road

The Blue Mansion in George Town. Photos: Corbis; Alamy

Malaysia's heartland boasts colonial towns and royal enclaves far removed from the glitz of the capital, writes John Brunton.

Sunday, 14 October, 2012, 12:17am

City transforms itselfto attract investment

Kuala Lumpur is being transformed into a more liveable place.

It takes more than a prime spot and fiscal incentives for investors to select a regional location for business.

To ensure that Greater Kuala Lumpur/Klang Valley (GKL/KV) attracts long-term investments, Malaysia is transforming the metropolis into a more vibrant and liveable place - one that has a throbbing cultural scene, nightlife and green lungs.

7 Sep 2012 - 11:06am

Investors to sue for back rent

Disgruntled owners of villas in a luxury development in Malaysia - half of whom are from Hong Kong - are preparing to take legal action against one of the country's largest developers, claiming it is nearly one year in arrears on 'lease back' rental payments due to them.

25 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Malaysia QUIZ

Test your general knowledge.

31 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Big deal

The luxurious Nexus Resort Karambunai in the East Malaysian state of Sabah, in association with, has a great package for those looking to explore ancient jungles and untouched beaches. Get an Ocean Wing Deluxe package for RM460 (HK$1,106) a night including accommodation for two in a deluxe room with views of the garden, beach and sea, and buffet breakfast for two.

30 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Dream weaver

Hollywood would struggle to dream up a more intriguing script: CIA subterfuge, the exotic east, political skullduggery, A-list dinner guests, a multimillion-dollar business then the coup de grace ... a sudden disappearance.

7 Oct 2007 - 12:00am


1Malaysia is a federation of how many states? 2Three European countries established colonial outposts in Malacca, now a state of Malaysia. Which countries? 3Which countries does Malaysia share land borders with? 4What is the second-most practiced religion in Malaysia after Islam? 5Which other national language is inter-intelligible with Bahasa Malaysia?

31 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

KCT warns on rate falls

Malaysia's Klang Container Terminal (KCT) has confirmed it expects competitive pressures in Port Klang to intensify and depress rates, according to a Lloyd's List report. Last year, KCT recorded a 50 per cent fall in pretax profit from M$63 million (about HK$127.8 million) to $30 million.

3 May 1999 - 12:00am

Container handling at KPCT rises 30pc

Malaysia's Klang Port Container Terminal (KPCT) recorded 30.4 per cent growth in container throughput last year, compared with Port Klang's recent average annual growth of about 20 per cent.

KPCT said container volume rose from 443,000 teu (20 ft equivalent units) in 1996 to 578,627 teu last year, according to a report in The Business Times of Malaysia.

16 Mar 1998 - 12:00am

Malaysia expects slowdown

Malaysia's cargo industry expects a slowdown in activity after the Lunar New Year and Malay Hari Raya Puasa holidays at the end of the month.

Port officials and cargo agents said import cargo had slowed in the past two months as a result of the regional economic crisis.

7 Jan 1998 - 12:00am

Cahya to build Bintulu berth

Malaysian construction and building materials maker Cahya Mata (Sarawak) says its subsidiary has been awarded the contract to construct berthing space in Bintulu Port in eastern Sarawak state.

31 Oct 1997 - 12:00am

Hi-tech dream comes true

Malaysia's Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC), the dream of Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, is taking shape.

The 'information age' centre, which aims to plant Malaysia firmly at the forefront of the cyber future, is being developed alongside a new town at Putrajaya on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur.

31 Aug 1997 - 12:00am

Segamat port nears completion

Segamat inland port (SIP), in the southern Malaysian state of Johor, will be completed soon.

The Klang Port Authority (KPA), which is developing the first phase of the port with an investment of M$8.5 million (about HK$26.35 million), will run the facility.

9 Apr 1997 - 12:00am

Port Klang added to service

The Global Alliance's China Express Service will call at Port Klang, Malaysia, from tomorrow, with Nedlloyd America sailing westbound.

The alliance said at the same time the Port Klang eastbound call would be transferred from the Asia Express Service to the China Express.

4 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

New express service starts

Orient Overseas Container Line has started a Japan-Malaysia express service through a slot charter agreement with Japanese partner Mitsui OSK Lines.

The fixed-day weekly service will call at Tokyo, Yokohama, Nagoya, Kobe, Hong Kong, Singapore and Port Klang. The first northbound sailing between Tokyo and Port Klang began on Friday following a southbound sailing on March 4.

18 Mar 1996 - 12:00am