Here's a good way to get to know the real Malaysia

  • Malaysia Premium
  • Saturday, 03 Dec 2016

The Bentong market is one of the many places travellers are brought to, to interact with the locals in this town in Pahang. Photos: Lokalocal

It's all about seeking those “#authentic” travel experiences in the age of Instagram – and what’s more genuine than trips designed by, and taken with, a local?

Petaling Jaya-based startup Loka­local ( takes a cue from the emerging aspiration and pairs travellers with what they call “local experts” who lead their own trips. The idea, according to Lokalocal co-founder Chin Yoon Khen, is to create a virtual marketplace that lists itineraries with unique local perspectives.

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