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8 Places To Visit in Kuala Lumpur

8 Places To Visit in Kuala Lumpur

Apr 24, 2015

Just like any other destination, there are those spots and places that you must visit when you visit Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia. Though it may seem like a small city, visitors often enjoy exploring this multicultural haven that features religious hotspots, famous iconic landmarks and even culturally enriching markets and temples along the streets. Some of the popular places you must consider visiting include: Petronas Twin Towers. These twin towers are considered the world’s largest twin tower buildings and are found in the city centre. These towers have earned a reputation and commonly hailed as the twin jewels of Kuala Lumpur. The towers are 88 storeys high with a sky bridge connecting them at the 41st and 42nd floors. Menara KL tower This tower stand atop the Bukit Nanas forest reserve and is 421 meters high. The tower has been recorded as the fifth tallest structure in the world. Though it has been outshone by the Petronas Towers, the Menara KL tower remains a very significant architectural marker of the city. It has a viewing deck that is about 100 meters higher than that of the twin towers. Chinatown Chinatown is a colorful bargain hunter’s paradise that is well known to never sleep. It is one of the most popular tourist attraction spots in Malaysia as it is deeply immersed in heritage, history as well as culture. This is the spot in Kuala Lumpur that you can find almost everything ranging from imitation goods to Chinese herbs. Sultan Abdul Samad building This is a distinguished city landmark that that represents one of the earliest Moorish- style buildings. The building was originally used by the colonial British administration but is currently the home to ministry of information, communications and culture offices.(Image by Bernard) Sunway Lagoon Theme Park This park is around 323,000sqm and the extensive area offers numerous fun activities such as water slides, surf beach, manmade river ride and pirate ship as well as wave pool. It is located in Petaling Jaya and comprises of five different zones. These are the scream park, amusement park, water park, Wildlife Park and the extreme park. Aquaria KLCC This is a 464,000sqm spot that is...

Tops Five Tourist Attractions in Malaysia

Tops Five Tourist Attractions in Malaysia

Jan 12, 2015

For all types of tourists visiting Malaysia for the first time, there are two main distinct experiences that the country offers. These are the peninsula and Borneo. The Malaysian Borneo features a wild jungle full of interesting places and sites such as granite peaks and orangutans while the peninsula offers a mix of Indian, Chinese as well as Malay flavors especially in the capital city, Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia is also popular for luxury resorts and even beautiful islands. Some of the main tourists’ attractions in Malaysia include: Cameron highlands. These are extensive hill stations developed by the British and the highlands are inhabited by several ethnic groups among them Chinese, Indians and Malays. This region is popular with tourists who enjoy jungle walks as they explore the tranquil spots around the highlands. The Cameron highlands are also known for its waterfalls. Visitors also get to book tea factory tours as the highland also has tea plantations. Taman Negara In Malay, Taman Negara means national park and is known to be one of the oldest tropical rain forests on the planet. The forest features amazing waterfalls, jungle treks and even massive trees. It is also popular with its longest canopy walkways in the world. This national park is also a home to various endangered species such as tigers, rhinos and even Asian elephants. (Image by min lim) PulauTioman This is a small island that is located off the east coasts of the peninsula. This island has previously been selected by the Time Magazine as one of the most beautiful islands in the world. Tourists visit the island to have a taste of the paradise that is surrounded by white coral reefs. The numerous reefs make the island a haven for several interesting activities such as scuba diving. The interior of the island is densely forested and is mainly visited between November and February. Mount Kinabalu This is the highest mountain in Borneo, with its summit reaching to a height of 4,095 meters. The mountain is popular with its tremendous biodiversity in botanical as well as biological species. These include numerous species of birds, ferns and even mammalian species. Tourists with proper physical conditions are also...

Top Islands in Malaysia for Travelers

Top Islands in Malaysia for Travelers

Dec 22, 2014

One of the main reasons that make Malaysia to stand out among other popular tourist attractions is due to its fascinating islands. The country boasts over 878 islands and many more geographical aspects such as ridges, sandy banks and rocks in the sea. The tropical rainforests and luscious beaches create a variety of options for the visitors including exploration, snorkeling and even diving. Visitors can also explore the astounding coral reefs with ease as the water is clear. Some of the most sought after islands in Malaysia include; Langkawi Langkawi Island is most popular for its beautiful beaches and it is also known to have the biggest collection of things to do and see. Reaching the tropical island is easy as it has its own international airport. Travelers hire a taxi or even bikes to explore the scenic island which features beaches, mangroves, rainforest and green mountains. You can also enjoy a variety of water sports especially due to the limestone cliffs, turquoise waters and silver sand. You can also visit several other attractions such as the Underwater World aquarium, oriental village, Eagle Square and even Laman Padi Rice garden. (image by : Jakub Michankow) Perhentian Islands These islands attract many international travelers and are divided into small Perhentian/ Perhentian Kecil and big Perhentian/ Perhentian Besar. These islands are popular for their great diving opportunities and mesmerizing beaches. There are also comfy accommodations in the islands. The islands are also famous for numerous species of sharks, sea turtles and even coral. Tiny paths connect the various beaches. Pulau Tioman Not all of the Malaysian islands are popular for their lush green forests and beaches. Others are also embellished with delightful temples, beautiful colonial villages and bustling resorts. The island of Pulau Tioman is a great place you can experience rich culture of villages such as Genting and Juara. It is also a good place for swimming under waterfalls and jungle trekking. Pulau Mabul At Pulau Mabul, you will also find traditional villages whose huts are thatched. The island is also known for its gorgeous beaches and coconut trees. The are many species of small marine animals found in the island such as scorpion fish,...

3 Great Places to Visit from Malaysia

3 Great Places to Visit from Malaysia

May 31, 2014

BURMA Burma is one of the least visited countries in South East Asia and has endured a tumultuous past under military dictatorship and still on the threshold of rehabilitation. Its economy is not anything to write home about but its rich cultural legacy, massive golden pagodas, wondrousarcheological sites and fascinating ethnic diversity offer off the beaten path experience for those seeking new horizons to explore. Burma has a lot of attractions which include; its capital city Yangon with its lush green parks and ancient temples and golden pagodas, the Golden Rock amazingly balanced at the edge of a crag of Paung Laung Mountain chain, Bagan located along the banks of Ayeyarwaddy River, the misty Inle Lake and the Pindayya cave with its thousands of Buddha images. Besides its attractions, the Burmese people are friendly and still value and practice their ancient traditions. On holidays to Burma you can explore the hill top villages and interact with these interesting people and do not ignore their spicy delicacies which are normally hot with chilly.(image by Alex Saurel ) There are many ways to access Burma from Malaysia which is by air, land or sea. By land it is possible to travel via trains and forget about the honking and the traffic jams and also be able to go through patches of land that would be impossible to see by traveling via the major highway routes. In this part of Asia, the train is by far the most favorite means of transport and if you are seeking to immerse into the Asian culture, then it is the way to go. MALDIVES The easiest way to get to the Maldivian archipelago from Malaysia is by air. The Maldives is abundant in natural beauty be it marine or geographical. With its numerous islands strewn with ancient Buddhist temples, highlighted by colorful coral reefs and breathtaking beaches lapped by turquoise waters. After a four hours flight from Malaysia, your travel woes will melt away as soon as you step in this heavenly archipelago that has seduced honeymooners, families and lovers for ages. It is a place to kick off your boots and relaxed amidst its paradisiacal atmosphere and sleeping to...

The Story Of The Malaysian Art And Culture of Malaysia

The Story Of The Malaysian Art And Culture of Malaysia

Feb 24, 2014

Malaysia is a wonderful nation, extremely popular for its outlandish regions and impeccable food. This nation is known for its rich social legacy, which is the primary purpose behind travelers to rush to this nation. Malaysian art and painstaking work are constantly passed on from era to era as a treasure. The key components of Malaysian art could be sorted as, kite making, batik, pewter making, wood cutting, and, weaving. These art structures represent the essential occupation of Malaysian locals. Here is a short presentation about every art structure. The Glorious Art Forms of Malaysia: 1. Kite making: This is one of the biggest commercial enterprises of Malaysia. Kites are also called, Waus in Malaysian dialect. The art of kite making is decades old and it is the fundamental business of the nearby individuals. This art structure originates from the Melakan Court and it has been produced into a full-fledged industry. (image by smark31). 2. Batik: this art structure fundamentally started in India, and it was cut down to Malaysia by the Hindu merchants. Batik is an art where a bit of white material is utilized to make excellent outlines on it and later the portrayed zone is waxed, at last the fabric is kicked the bucket into lovely shades. This art structure has been inherited and accompanied by the Malaysian culture in a huge manner. 3.pewter Making: Malaysia is the heading maker and exporter of tin in the entire planet. At the same time it is additionally celebrated around the world for the flawlessly cut pewter which is complicatedly composed. The Royal Selangor Factory being one of the significant makers of pewter. It is known for the finest quality pewter throughout the planet. 4. Wood Carving: This art structure represents the essential occupation of the individuals of Malaysia. The complex art of wood cutting is an art in which the tribes and Malays are superb. These carvings could be seen practically all around in Malaysia, right from the vessels, sanctuaries, top tops to the covers and internment shafts. (image by Cameron Yee). 5. Weaving: the Malaysian specialist use different characteristics of strings and vines to weave excellent dress and furniture. Sago palm which...