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Why Go to Malaysia
Malaysia is a Southeast Asian country that shares borders with Brunei, Indonesia and Thailand. It is also connected to Singapore with a bridge and a causeway. It is one of the richest countries in the continent. The country was able to preserve its diverse culture and natural resources even with modernization and development of technology.
Malaysia is a diverse country. It is multilingual, multi-ethnic and multicultural with Malays comprising 52% of the community, 27% Chinese and 9% Indian. The remaining percentage is a mix of other culture including Portuguese and the indigenous group of Orang Asli. It has a tropical climate so warm weather is experienced throughout the year. It is the gateway to different countries in Asia, sharing borders with various countries including Indonesia, Thailand and Brunei.
With high technology industries and all the modern world can bring, prices have remained reasonable in the country. It is also popular for its beautiful beaches and natural resources. Its rich culture can also be experienced through its arts and crafts, which mostly involve silversmithing, weaving and carving. Malay cuisine will also satisfy your palate, which is influenced by various cultures aside from Malay, such as Sumatran, Javanese, Thai, Indian and Chinese. Rice is popular in the country, as well as Chili. Some of the most popular attractions are Mount Kinabalu, Perhentian Islands and Zoo Negara
Malaysia has a total of 118 airports. Kuala Lumpur International Airport is the main airport that serves the country, with international flights to and from different countries, including Vietnam, New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia, Hong Kong and Cambodia. Malaysia Airlines is the national carrier and offers worldwide flights. Other airlines that operate in the airport are AirAsia and AirAsia X. Flights to different regions in the country are also available. Firefly and Berjaya Air are other airlines that serve flights in different airports around the country.
Aside from planes, there are trains and buses from other countries that connect to Malaysia including those that are coming from Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia and Brunei. Ferries also travel to and from the said countries to Malaysia, including the ferries from the Philippines. There are buses and trains that can connect you to different locations in the country. Bus is the cheapest mode of transportation. There are several taxis available for traveling around a particular city. Most of them are color-coded. White and red taxis usually operate within a certain city only.
Popular Cities in Malaysia
Malaysia has a total area of 329,750 km². It comprises several cities that all have their own interesting attractions to offer. Here are some of the most popular spots visited by tourists in the country.
Penang offers you many great destinations to enjoy your holidays. Go for a walk in George Town or Penang Island or enjoy a lovely sunny day in Batu Ferringhi or Tanjung Bungah.
Langkawi, also known as Langkawi the Jewel of Kedah is located approximately 30 km from Malaysia mainland. Either taking your family for holidays or having a romantic getaway with your partner, Langkawi will always have something good for you.
This is the capital of the state of Sabah and is home to Borneo’s tallest mountain, Mount Kinabalu. You can climb the mountain even if you are not a professional climber as this is one of the most accessible mountains in the globe. It is also known for its great beaches like the Tanjung Aru Beach and Likas Bay Beach; as well as for its lush forests like Klias Wetland Mangrove Forest Reserve. There’s also the Maliau Basin, which is one of the most preserved and oldest forests in the world.
This is the capital of the state of Penang. It is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the country’s largest cities. This laidback city is rich in culture and sumptuous foods, making it the cuisine capital of the state. The Armenian Street will take you back to the colonial time with its old architecture. Kuan Yin Teng is an old temple with intricate design. There’s also the Penang State Museum, which will take you back to the history of the region. Nutmeg products like nutmeg strips are popular as local snacks. Other local foods that you may enjoy are Tambun Pneah and Pong Pneah, which are traditional biscuits, coconut tart and kaya.
This is the capital of the state of Sarawak and the largest city in Borneo. People from this city are from different races making its culture even more interesting. Most Kuchings have English as their second language, so communication will not be a problem. It is one of the most famous tourist destinations in the state. Walk along the Kuching Waterfront and enjoy the great view. Don’t forget to drop by Main Bazaar, to get your souvenirs.
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