Malaysia – A Microcosm of Asia

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Malaysia’s tagline reads ‘Truly Asia’. When you travel to Malaysia, you will know why. It is truly a microcosm of the continent of Asia. It is like two separate countries integrated into one. It is a multicultural diversity. While the peninsula showcases Malay, Indian and Chinese influences, the Borneo half of the nation posts dense wild jungles, granite peaks and remote tribal livelihood.

Most part of the country is shrouded in thick foliages of the jungles that cover its peninsula region, with a thinly scattered populace in its northern frontiers. But this little populace is enough to enchant you. You will be riveted and enticed by the sheer diversity existing in this Asian holidays nation.

Kuala Lumpur Skyline at Night

Places to visit
Petronas Towers, Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur Tower, Bukit Bingtang, Aquaria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur Bird Park and Sunway Lagoon are some of the best known places that are a must visit on a Malaysia tour. Aquaria KLCC is one of the Malaysian Wonders that attracts many tourists every year. The Malaysian capital – Kuala Lumpur – is a suave and elegant futuristic city that is as resplendent as it is modern.

Other natural locales that are major tourist attractions here include Mount Kinabalu, Gunung Mulu National Park, Taman Negara, Kinabalu Park, Pangkor Island and Penang Hill. There are also a lot of religious attractions in Malaysia too, as the nation is a big cauldron of many religious beliefs existing in peaceful harmony. Sri Mahamariamman Temple and Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliammam Glass Temple are some of the key points of religious interest here.

Gunung Mulu National Park. Borneo. Malaysia

Luxury aplenty
For tourists’ luxury, there are many lavish hotels and resorts scattered through the length and breadth of the nation that offer optimum luxury. These have emerged to be the ideal retreats and getaways for tourists in recent days, with many increasingly flocking to Malaysia to indulge in its hedonistic luxury culture.

Gastronomic diversity
Being an amalgamation of many different cultures and religions on one land, Malaysia is an exotic mix of many delicious cuisines. Your palate will be wooed by many diverse flavors, from Chinese, Malay, to the spicy Indian curries. There is also a large spate of western food up for grabs for those seeking western gastronomic delights. Malaysia is truly a fusion in all aspects.

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