When you hear any about Malaysia, things what comes in your mind are buzzing cities, beautiful beaches and exotic islands, wildlife sanctuaries and adventure parks. For foodies, it is the perfect destination to get to taste over of numerous culinary sensations of the locale. Malaysia is best known for its rainforests. It is said that Malaysia has the world’s best vegetation and wildlife ecosystems. They have the best sightseeing locations attracted by the flora and fauna of the local regions.
Malaysia serves you a complete amalgamation of different Asian cultures. Localites residing there mainly comprise of Muslim Malays, Hindu and Muslim Indians, religiously diverse Chinese residents. Also, the native groups on the peninsular Malaysia and cluster of tribes known as Dayaks are the people originally from Malay region.
Each of these ethnic groups has their own language and cultural practices to make you feel more delighted throughout the year with a signified calendar of festivals and mouthwatering varieties of cuisines.
- Petronas Towers
The most famous place to visit is the petronas twin towers that are one of the greatest skyscrapers in Kuala Lumpur with 88 storey twin structure is the jewel of Malaysia. It looks majestic during the day as well as during night.
- Melaka and George Town
These cities are the historic cities of the Straits of Malacca as stated by UNESCO World Heritage list. This is the city of trading and cultural exchanges between West and East in the Straits of Malacca.
- Kuala Lumpur Bird Park
Tourists can have an exciting experience of watching colorful and melodic birds perching and winging care freely while relaxing in a natural and beautiful landscaped surrounding. Kuala Lumpur Bird Park is one of the reputed to be the largest walk-in free-flight aviary in the world.
Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre
Sepilok is considered to be a useful educational tour by the Wildlife Department, with which to educate both the locals and visitors alike about the existing and extincted species but they are particular about that the education must not interfere with the rehabilitation process.
THINGS TO DO
- Jungle Safari
You can enjoy the wildlife in various sanctuaries and adventure parks. Some of them to list are Taman Negara, Sandakan, Borneo, Langkawi, Penang and Kuala Lumpur. They are home to hundreds of rare species of beautiful flora and fauna. Taman Negara is the largest among all with a total land area of 434300 hectares.
- Jungle Safari
With so many waterside locations, snorkeling is one good sport you can enjoy at Redang Island and Perhentian Islands where you can relax at resorts, with other activities like scuba diving, backpacking in calm and shallow waters.
FOOD TO EAT
- Nasi lemak
Locals call it nasi lemak, Malaysia’s unofficial national dish. Everybody else named it delicious. Nasi lemak is traditionally eaten for breakfast but nowadays people can order it any time of day.
A dish made of chicken or lamb slowly simmered (to let the meat absorb the spices) until the rosy liquid completely evaporates out of it. It is the favorite delicacies, especially during festive seasons and rendang is found everywhere across Malaysia.
- Laksa –
A staple food of Malaysian cuisine is also making appearances in Bangkok, Shanghai and further countries. There are multiple variations in its production. For anyone who enjoys a taste of the volcanic kind, this spicy noodle soup can take you there in its curry form.
- Roti jala
Roti jala or criss crossed net like bread, gets its name from the net-like formation created by making zig zag lines with flour on a large skillet while baking. The final product is folded up like a crepe and usually served with chicken curry. Roti jala can be eaten any time of the day.
- Kaya toast
Kaya is a very popular and authentic sweet and fragrant coconut custard jam, spread onto thin slices of warm toast with good portion of butter. It is as divine as it sounds. It definitely tastes best when dunked with a cup of thick black coffee. Many localities have this for breakfast supplemented by two soft-boiled eggs with soy sauce and light pepper.