Malaysia – A multi-cultural country with idyllic beaches, stunning natural reserves, inquisitive history, traditional islands and modern high-tech cities.Click here to Read More
The three main ethnicities in Malaysia are Indians, Chinese and of course, the Malays.
Sabah is considered the melting pot of different cultures, so you can go on a tour to this city and experiences the best of different cultures. The most noted ones include carnival-like Kota Belud Sunday Market, the scary Monsopiad House of Skulls, getting on board the classic North Borneo Steam Locomotive for an unforgettable experience and so on.
Penang is another village infused with several temples with their own history. The most noted ones include Kuan Yin Temple, built by early Chinese immigrants in 1800, KhooKongsi temple, a grand clan temple built in 1898, the KekLok Si temple, with its scenic gardens and ponds with turtles, and the Snake Temple, housing hundreds of exotic reptiles.
For a taste of street food in Malaysia
The street food of Malaysia is a part of its culture, and you must not miss it ever.
Fragrant rice cooked in coconut milk, and accompanied by boiled eggs, roasted peanuts, crunchy anchovies and sweet-spicy sambal is a favorite of the Malays. Its finger licking good, and is available at restaurants and roadside stalls.
This is seasoned meat (chicken, beef, mutton) skewered on a bamboo stick, and meticulously grilled over hot fire. Yummy and not to be missed!
A dish that’s uniquely Malay –Rojak is made of fried bean curds, cut vegetables, hard boiled eggs, plenty of fruits and other fritters. Add sauce to this and have it fresh.
Lok-Lok is prepared with lots of meat and vegetables pierced with sticks and cooked in a hot pot. It is mostly a late night snack and served from the back of a truck.
Shopping in Malaysia
Your mind will be boggled with the myriad options before you. Here are a few of them.
Located a short distance from PasarSeni MRT Station, Central market in Kuala Lumpur sells stuff from mainly India and China. It is a place where you get both branded and street goodies, mainly handbags, fashion accessories and other souvenirs.
Pavilion Kuala Lumpur
If you need apparel, garment accessories and other stuff from top brands, head to Pavilion in Bukit Bintang District, KL. Brands include Tommy Hilfiger, Gucci, Esprit, Ralph Lauren, and Burberry.
Berjaya Times Square Mall
Berjaya Times Square Mall is a 48-story building and the 9th largest in the world. Apart from shops and movie houses, you have restaurants, shops and other entertainment options at the mall. So don’t miss it.
Island hopping in Malaysia
Malaysia is known for its exotic islands; here are a few beautiful ones.
Offering a beautiful escapade from the outside world, PulauPangkor lets you indulge in jet skiing, banana boating, jungle trekking and night swimming.
Tenggol Island was traditionally uninhabited, but now you have so many hotels and resorts.
If you go diving at the Sipadan Island, you can treat yourself to a unique and exotic seaworld.
Get ready for Malaysia!