Visiting Malaysia

Filed under: Malaysia - 25 May 2013  | Spread the word !

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Malaysia is without a doubt a fascinating country. The country is located in Southeast Asia being placed on a peninsula of this continent. If a trip to Malaysia is coming soon, there are some important things you should know about this country. Malaysia is a mix of modern world and developing nation. A rich nation, Malaysia impresses with its high-tech infrastructure, as well as with its natural beauty. Before setting for your vacation in Malaysia, you should search for Utusan Mayalsia and read in this popular newspaper the latest news. This will help you learn more about the country you are about to visit, finding out everything worth to be known about its culture, specific and naturally, its weather.


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See and do

As already mentioned, Malaysia is a charming country. This country homes a wide range of celebrations and festivals. If you are going to visit it when such an event is held, it would be a great idea to attend it. The entire year is filled with exciting activities in Malaysia. Some vibrant events and celebrations are can be attended by visitors all around this country.

There are many charming parks that tourists can visit in Malaysia, too. They are perfect to be included into your route for outdoor adventure. The jungle and the rainforest will surely impress with their unique beauty, even though adventuring through such areas alone is not the best idea possible. Look for groups of tourists and a guided tour if you want to be certain that you will never get lost.

In case you love mount climbing, Malaysia is the right place to be in, as well. The country homes Mount Kinabaly, in Sabah. On the other hand, if a beach vacation is what you are looking for, you should make sure to include into your route Sipadan off the coast of Sabah, or the Perhentian Islands. There is really no way you will not find a spectacular beauty here, as well as numerous relaxation options.


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If you are visiting Malaysia with your family and children, you should not worry. In fact, there are many charming activities that kids can enjoy in this country. Well maintained zoos, beautiful parks and impressive natural venues can be found here. The most notable ones include Taiping Zoo, Kuala Lumpur Zoo and Malacca Zoo.

For instance, Kuala Lumpur, the capital of the country, will impress with its modern skyline. The Petronas Twin Towers are worth to be visited here. Kota Bharu is the best place to be in if you are willing to discover a unique conservative Islamic culture.

Malaysia is an amazing place to be in for scuba diving, as well as many other outdoor and water adventures. Some of the most popular national parks in the country include Jeram Besu, Kuala Perahu, Lipis River, Sedim River, Padas River, as well Endu River, among many others.


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Shopping and eating

Tourists traveling to Malaysia should also know that there are numerous impressive shopping and eating possibilities in this country.

  • The food is delicious in Malaysia and if you are going to be here, you just have to try it. Malay, Chinese and Indian cuisine make Malaysia a home to unique flavors. Unique Eurasian cooking can also be found here.
  • Kuala Lumpur is actually considered to be the shopping mecca of the country. Clothes, electronics, watches, but also numerous other objects can be found here. Kuala Lumpur is the cheapest place in which you will be able to find all type of souvenirs you may be looking for.


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Most visitors will be able to enter Malaysia without a visa, however, you should check this aspect out to be certain that you will meet no problems when visiting this beautiful country. Be aware of the laws in the country that apply to you as a tourist and make sure that you will stay safe. Malaysia is a charming country and all tourists can enjoy a wonderful experience here.

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Malaysia – A Beautiful Country

Filed under: Malaysia - 18 Apr 2013  | Spread the word !

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Malaysia is a beautiful country located in Southeast Asia. The country is actually formed by thirteen states and three federal territories bordered by Thailand, Indonesia and Brunei. The country has maritime borders with Singapore, Vietnam and the Philippines, too.

Malaysia has an area of 127,355 square miles and a population which exceeds 28.3 million residents, as the 2011 census indicated. The capital of the country is the beautiful city of Kuala Lumpur.


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Throughout its history, Malaysia has mostly developed as a British protectorate, unifying for the first time in 1946 when the Malayan Union was formed. In 1948 the Federation of Malaya was created, the country achieving independence only in August 1957.

Since the moment when Malaysia became an independent country, it had a spectacular economical growth. Economical development has been sustained by the country’s amazing natural resources, but also its expanding tourism.


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Nowadays, tourism is one of the most important industries in the country, Malaysia managing to draw millions of visitors every year. The country is extremely attractive to tourists, as Malaysia actually is a mix of a modern world and a developing nation. The experience that visitors can enjoy here will be absolutely fascinating.

Malaysia is a multicultural society with a culture formed by a mix of indigenous and modern influences. Some of the most notable influences come from Chinese and Indian culture. Naturally, British culture influences can be seen all around the country, too. Festivals and events can be attended in all the regions of Malaysia. Actually, celebrations of this type are an important part of the Malaysian culture.


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The most important cities in Malaysia are:

  • Kuala Lumpur is the capital city and one of the most impressive areas of the country. This is a multi-cultural city, the home of the famous Petronas Towers.
  • George Town is the capital of the Penang area. The city is well known for its amazing cultural life, but also its great cuisine.
  • Ipoh is the capital of Perak region. The city has a spectacular colonial old town. Unique colonial style buildings can be visited in this city.
  • Johor Bahru is well known as a gateway to Singapore. This city is the capital of the Johor region.
  • Kuantan is the capital of Pahang and an important commercial center. Various relaxation and entertainment options can be enjoyed here.
  • Malacca is one of the most famous cities of Malaysia. This actually is the historical city of the country, with an impressive colonial-style architecture.
  • Miri is a city resort. It is located in the region of Sarawak, being a gateway to the UNESCO World Heritage Site Gunung Mulu National Park.

Malaysia is filled with beautiful parks and great attractions. Many areas of the country have access to spectacular beaches and a natural beauty that will charm every tourist on the spot. The cuisine in Malaysia is commonly characterized by the use of spices, coconut milk and fresh herbs. Most dishes that can be tasted in Malaysian restaurants are curries, stews or dips.


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The country is filled with many scenic places of interest and great attractions. If you plan on visiting this country, make sure to find out more about the location you will arrive in.

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Visiting Kuala Lumpur

Filed under: Malaysia - 30 Aug 2012  | Spread the word !

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Kuala Lumpur is the capital and the most populous city of Malaysia. It is the main place in which you can access the exotic culture of this great country. Utusan Malaysia is the newspaper that you can get once you have arrived in the area and which is recommended for tourists, due to the fact that it includes a supplement for tourists in English. However, until you actually get there, you may want to know what are some of the things that you can see in Kuala Lumpur.

Main Attractions of Kuala Lumpur

1. Petronas Towers are two skyscrapers that were built in the period 1992-1999 and are owned by KLCC Holdings Sdn Bhd.


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2. Petaling Street is the so-called Chinatown of Kuala Lumpur, in which you can indulge in shopping and fun.


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3. Kuala Lumpur Tower is another landmark skyscraper of the city, used for telecommunication, for the Islamic Lunar observatory and for various types of extreme adventures and sports.


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4. Istana Negara is the palace of the city and the official residence of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong (King) of Malaysia.


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5. National Museum of Malaysia is the venue from which you can learn more about the past and about the culture of the country, through its collections on Malaysian culture, ethnology and Southeast Asian history.


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6. Central Market opened in 1888 and it is an attraction and a heritage site of the city. It is still functional and operational and it will provide you with anything you may need, from groceries to souvenirs and many more. 


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7. Batu Caves are located near Kuala Lumpur in a limestone hill. A series of caves and cave temples have become a great pilgrimage location for the Hindu population and for tourists.


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8. Suria KLCC is the main shopping center of Kuala Lumpur, in which you can find a lot of shops and stores of all kinds, spread on a massive surface which is divided into 6 floors.


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9. KLCC Park is the perfect natural setting that you can find in the city and in which you can relax or you can have lots of sportive fun activities.


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10. National Mosque is a large religious monument that has a 15,000 people capacity and it is located in the center of a vast beautiful garden.


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There is no wonder why Kuala Lumpur is the sixth most visited city in the world. With these many sights and attractions, there is something in this Malaysian urban paradise for everyone. Cultural diversity is the main trigger for the vast touristic attraction that can be seen here. More to this, the exoticism and the traditions that are visible even in the capital of the country can be rather surprising for many people, but they will surely respond to all your needs and tastes.

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