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Mesmerizing Malaysia


[SPONSORED CONTENT] From incredible nature to culture and culinary delights, Malaysia is one of the region’s most appetising propositions.

Published on Jun 19, 2017







BEAUTIFUL, SAFE AND BLESSED with an excellent transport infrastructure, Malaysia is a delight to explore.


Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is a capital of contrasts where modern architectural icons such as the futuristic Petronas Twin Towers and KL Tower co-exist with character-filled streets such as Petaling Street in the heart of the city’s Chinatown. And then there’s the striking street art and graffiti.

KL’s most compelling draw is its spectacular food: a melange of Malay, Chinese and Indian influences that shine through in hawker dishes like char kuey teow (a rich noodle dish), rojak (fruit and vegetable salad) or cendol (a shaved ice and coconut milk dessert).


Cendol

Equally gastro-friendly is the island of Penang, regarded by many as the hawker food capital of the world. Open-air stalls are particularly strong on Chinese dishes, but seafood and the island’s legendarily creamy durian are other must-haves.


Penang

Penang has acted as a crossroads for trade and a link between Asia’s two halves for centuries and its colourful history is best sampled in George Town, the main hub, full of Chinese shop houses, Indian spice shops and grand mosques.

Another star destination is Malaysia’s portion of Borneo, encompassing the states of Sabah and Sarawak. Famous for towering peaks, impenetrable jungle and incredible bio-diversity, Borneo’s natural bounty can be found in the Kelabit Highlands in Sarawak and the Kundasang Valley and Mount Kinabalu in Sabah.



Sabah

Sunworshippers can lap up the rays on beach fringed islands like Pulau Rawa and Pulau Pangkor. Equally spellbinding is the “sky mirror” sandbar off the coast of Selangor.

With cultural, culinary and natural highlights across the board, Malaysia is a country of many flavours: all of them worth sampling.

 

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