Introduction of Malaysia

Malaysia is a beautiful country located in Southeast Asia. Malaysia’s attraction comes from its natural beauty and its diversity in culture. This page provides you some features of Malaysia including famous places, foods and drinks and its diverse culture.

Famous places

If you would like to see the modern lifestyle in Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur is the best choice for you. Kuala Lumpur is the largest and the most modern city in Malaysia with a lot of restaurants, shopping areas and luxurious hotels. The most recommended place in Kuala Lumpur is the Petronas Twin Towers, which are the World’s tallest twin buildings with 88 floors.

The Petronas Twin Towers

On the other hand, let’s visit Cameron Highlands and Taman Negara if you prefer the beauty of nature. Cameron Highlands is located on the Titiwangsa Mountains, which is one of Malaysia’s oldest tourist destinations. Cameron Highlands is famous for its tea plantations, colorful flower farms and interesting outdoor activities. Another suggestion is Taman Negara, which is one of the oldest tropical rainforests in the World. At Taman Negara, you can enjoy the wild beauty of the rain forest including waterfalls, massive trees and various kinds of birds and animals, especially the rare species such as Malayan Tiger and Sumatran Rhinoceros

Cameron Highlands

Cuisines

Malaysian cooking style emphasizes the use of spices such as cardamoms, cinnamons and especially chilies with several shapes, sizes and colors. The main ingredients of Malaysian cuisines include rice, noodles, bread, meat, vegetables and fruits.

Nasi Lemak is the national dish of Malaysia. This dish contains rice cooked in coconut milk, topping with fried anchovies, peanuts and a dab of chili. Another famous dish of Malaysia is Satay, which are barbecued skewers of meat used with peanut sauce. Satay is known as one of the most delicious street food in the World.

Satay

You must be cautious when trying out local foods around Malaysia, since two different dishes from different parts of the country can have the same name. An example of this case is laksa, which refers to different noodles dishes in Penang and Sarawak. Consequently, you should ask the local people to know which cuisine they are mentioning.

Culture

The culture of Malaysia is influenced by various cultures of different groups of people in Malaysia including mainly Chinese and Indian. Different ethnicities in Malaysia have their own culture, with some crossover. One thing they share in common is the long tradition of arts and music.

Music and arts performing in Malaysia are different from regions to regions. The music is based around percussion instruments; especially the drum called Gendang. Also, there are many kinds of tradition dances reflecting great spiritual significance. One important point is that the Malaysian government has limited rap music and heavy metal because they believe that those kinds of music can cause negative impacts on the youth.

The diversity in nature and culture, along with the great variety of cuisines in Malaysia has attracted a lot of tourists each year. Also, more reasonable price than other countries such as Singapore is another feature that makes Malaysia more considerable for tourists. If you are looking for a wonderful vacation with affordable costs, Malaysia is one of the most recommended destinations.

References:

http://wikitravel.org/en/Malaysia

http://www.touropia.com/tourist-attractions-in-malaysia/

http://www.touropia.com/best-places-to-visit-in-malaysia/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malaysian_cuisine#Food_and_ingredients

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