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Top 10 places in Malaysia

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Brickfields

If you were to ask where the heart of the Indian community in Malaysia is, one of the first answers you’ll get is definitely Brickfields. Home to a great number of Indians, in Brickfields you can also find businesses that sell almost everything related to traditional Indian culture, such as food, flowers, clothes and others – not surprising for a place that has always traditionally been known as the Little India of Malaysia.

Petaling Street

The market at Petaling Street begins during the day and runs into the night. One of the best things about this magnetic slice of Kuala Lumpur is definitely the hawkers who sell their wares with eloquence and enthusiasm. The decibel level can get pretty high as the din of the passing traffic along the main road mingles with the zealous cries of the hawkers and stall owners.

Sekinchan

This charming little town situated on the north-western part of Selangor is quaint and undeveloped, filled with paddy fields that stretch as far as the eyes can see. As one of Malaysia’s biggest rice producers, it boasts a sea of green and gold that is definitely a pleasant change from the concrete jungle most urban dwellers are used to.

 

Cameron Highlands

Cameron Highlands is one of the most popular highland retreats in Malaysia, second only to Genting Highlands. Unlike the developed Genting Highlands with casinos and theme parks, however, what makes Cameron Highland so special is its quaint charm. Interesting buildings, wide tea plantations that stretch as far as the eye can see, strawberry farms, unspoiled forests.

Taman Negara

Established around 1938 as King George V National Park, Taman Negara (Malay for National Park) was renamed to its current name after the independence of Malaysia from British rule. One of the largest parks in the nation, it is spread across 4,343 square metres and is shared between the three states of Pahang, Kelantan and Terengganu.

Batu Ferringhi

Travel fifteen kilometres west of Georgetown and the roads will take you to one of Penang’s best-kept tourist destination the beautiful northern coast of Penang, Batu Ferringhi. One of the most visited tourist sites in the island state, Batu Ferringhi is well developed, with a large number of resorts, hotels, eateries and shopping outlets found along the beach.

Langkawi

Visiting Malaysia? Then make sure that you do not pass up on the opportunity to visit Pulau Langkawi, one of the most famous tourist destinations in the region. Located off the coast of the Malaysian state Kedah, Pulau Langkawi boasts unspoiled natural beauty, a rich culture, fun activities, great food as well as a serene atmosphere that makes it into a popular tourist attraction, gathering large crowds of visitors every year.

Kuching

The biggest city on East Malaysia, Kuching is the fourth largest city (after Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Johor Bahru) in Malaysia. Sarawak was originally part of the Sultanate of Brunei, but was given to James Brooke, a British adventurer for helping the Brunei Sultan. As such, Kuching became the administrative centre of the White Rajahs of Sarawak throughout the 19th century.

Istana Seri Menanti

The Seri Menanti Old Palace stands tall as one of the finest exemplars of traditional Malay architectural and woodworking skill. Located in Seri Menanti, the royal capital of Negeri Sembilan, the palace is over four stories tall and was built without the use of a single metal nail, held together only by the sturdy joints, dowels and rivets.

Port Dickson

With beautiful beaches stretching over 18km long, Port Dickson is one of the most popular holiday and retreat destinations in Malaysia, especially with urban settlers from busy cities both local and abroad. Its crowd of regular visitors come from as far as Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, many whom even brought holiday homes and other properties in the area for their frequent stays.