Sebastien Chaneac

What's it like travelling in Malaysia?

It's all about the rasa sayang or Feel the Love!

And boy did we have plenty of rasa sayang moments in this awesome country.

If you cannot view it on YouTube, check it out on check it out on Vimeo by clicking here.

Our video highlights start with the wildlife of Borneo, especially the orang utans, proboscis monkeys and pygmy elephants which we saw in the wild near the Kinabatangan River in Sabbah. You can also see orang utans at the Semenggoh Nature Reserve, proboscis monkeys at the Bako National Park – both near Kuching in Sarawak.

Langkawi island is a tropical paradise with beautiful rice fields to discover and flat roads ideal for cycling adventures. The sky bridge is also a lot of fun to visit with incredible views across the island. We did the obligatory cooking class on Langkawi, learning to cook Malaysian treats like beef rendang and pandan pancakes.

Kuching in Sarawak on Borneo island hosts the annual Rainforest World Music Festival, which showcases a mix of international sounds and artists. The video ends at the Rainforest World Music Festival with the crowd (including us) singing along to a rendition of Rasa Sayang.

Our Malaysia travel video was made using the video editor “MAGIX Movie Edit pro 2014″. The music used is Hanie Soraya's version of “Rasa Sayang”.

Sebastien Chaneac

Sebastien is the co-founder, editor and author of nomadicboys.com. He is a tech geek, a total travel nerd and a food enthusiast. He spends the majority of his time planning Nomadic Boys' travels meticulously right down to the minute details. Sebastien has travelled to over 80 countries with his partner in crime and the love of his life, Stefan. He regularly shares his expertise of what it’s like travelling as a gay couple both on Nomadic Boys and on prominent publications ranging from Pink News, Matador, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Guardian and many more. Originally from France, Sebastien moved to London in the early 2000s where he pursued a career as a computer programmer for Thompson Reuters and Bloomberg. He subsequently left it all to explore his passion for travelling around the world with Stefan to hand, and thus Nomadic Boys was born. Find out more about Nomadic Boys.


  1. This video may have just pushed me over the edge! I’ve been trying to decide which country(s) to visit on my next SE Asia trip. Malaysia has been on my mind a lot…and your video shows such a great range of activities and landscapes. I think I really need to see the animals in Borneo! Thanks for sharing!!

  2. Hey Stefan and Sebastian!
    Another inspiring video from you guys! All those animal adventures must have been incredible! Did that food ever look yummy too. All that natural beauty combined with the incredible man made beauty and architecture. The extremes are surreal. Thanks again for taking us along with you.


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