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  • MalaysiaPro 2014
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    A bit more expensive than neighbouring Thailand, and a bit cheaper than Singapore, peninsular Malaysia (haven't been to Borneo) for me is mostly an eating destination: a place to mow down on the fantastic mix of Malay, Indian and Chinese cuisine. Beyond that Malaysia is, generally speaking, a more conservative Islamic state than those that surround it, and it's not the party zone you'll find in the nations next door. Nor does it mostly have blockbuster sights (Penang is nice, but won't change your life), or beaches (Langkawi and the Perhentians aren't especially standouts in a region spoiled for choice). Instead, Malaysia is a place that, for most travellers, Air Asia put on the map, and which people see if they're passing through, or otherwise find themselves with some free time to explore. Again, to see the best the country has to offer, eat your way along the map.

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  • Malaysia

    What an experience of a lifetime, visiting Malaysia, especially the islands. You get to see many cultures as Malaysia is inhabited by Chinese Malaysians, Indian Malaysians and Malay Malaysians. Which each have their own sub culture within this enormous culture. You will have no trouble travelling as there is abundance of public transport, trains buses the taxi's are very expensive so be careful as some do not use meters especially on islands. The food is wide a varied any from western to Indian to Malaysian style curries. Each with their distinctive flavours. oh and for the buses always have the right amount as it does not give change. English is spoken at most places, thus you will be understood very easily if you can speak English. Keep safe travelers and Enjoy Malaysia travel everywhere and use the home stays or back packers they are cheap and there are loads of them especially on the islands

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  • Malaysia

    Due to my exploring trip to Malaysia, Singapore, there are a lot of change in order to enhance trade facilitiation as Multimodal transportation., Go farther, get more555

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  • MalaysiaPro 2014
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    Malaysia has an awesome mix of Chinese, Malay, and Indian influences and is reflected in its various displays of religion, government, neighborhoods and foods. While there are tensions between the three ethnic groups, the coexistence of living side by side makes Malaysia a fascinating area to visit. It's the only country I've encountered thus far where I can easily see a Chinese Buddhist temple, mosque, and Hindu temple along one street. You can hear the call to Muslim prayer several times a day while seeing Chinese folks bringing incense to their temples. Plus, the food is amazing and is considered one of the best in the world. Most backpackers tend to ignore Malaysia on the Southeast Asia circuit and go to Thailand or Bali instead. It's unfortunate because Malaysia is such a fascinating country.

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  • Malaysia

    Genting highlands are beauty of malasiya... Love it .... And nice and helpful people around.....

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  • Malaysia

    上个星期,我和班上的同学,一起到Penang玩。很开心,这是个美好且难忘的回忆。

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  • Malaysia

    The ‘Land of Contrasts’, Malaysia is undoubtedly one of the most sought after holiday destinations in South-Asia. It’s a land that boasts of gleaming skyscrapers, heritage quarters and offers unforgettable experiences to visitors who come to explore its magical landscape. No wonder innumerable tourists search for cheap Malaysia flights each year to experience a land that is famous the world over for its serene beaches and enchanting natural beauty.

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  • Malaysia
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    i only went to kl but i feel there are many better places in asia tham malaysia, petronas tower is the most beautiful building ive seen so the visit it`s worth it. also kl airport considered the best airport in the world its the best airport ive been, its perfect.

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  • MalaysiaPro 2014
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    Malaysia has always captured my imagination but I've always found it to be disappointing. I've visited KL (2x), Sabah, Penang, Langkawi and Melaka. Each has its charm but nothing I've seen in Malaysia rivals what is on offer in nearby Thailand or Indonesia. The "Malaysia Truly Asia" commercials have certainly done a good job of raising interest but I'd only choose Malaysia if you've seen the rest of the region and just want to demystify it.
    I haven't gone to Pulau Sipadan or Pulau Tioman but friends rave about these. I do like KL. I also liked Mt. Kinabalu and the Turtle Islands. Langkawi, Penang, and Melaka are nice.. they just aren't as nice as other places.

    The food in Malaysia is exceptional and KL is a great place to enjoy it. Malaysia also has great infrastructure and is easy to get around.

    I like it... but I love other places in the region.

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  • Malaysia
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    A country with a multi-racial and vibrant culture. There are a wide variety of tourist spots to check out. For nature-lovers, the caves, coral reefs, tropical rain forests and islands will excite you. For city hoppers, skyscrapers and shopping malls in the heart of Kuala Lumpur will satisfy all your shopping, foodspotting and exploration desire.

    As a country with multiple races, you will also get a chance to try a wide variety of food and cuisines, ALL IN ONE COUNTRY!

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    My last trip here was a whirlwind of activity and familiar faces. Unfortunately though one of them was in love with my sister at the time though it was nonreciprocated we all had a great time nonetheless. There's a lot of culture and modernization to enjoy. And we parties till 4am.
    ;D

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  • Malaysia
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    Malaysia is a steamy, delicious mishmash of cultures, languages and food. The local 'nonya' delicacies are the original versions of fusion cuisine and with Chinese, Malay and Indian all together in a loving embrace, you've never had a culinary menage a trois quite like this one before. Primeval jungles, palm fringed sugary beaches and a practical tolerance (what else would you call a woman in an Islamic hejab with a Santa Claus hat on top) make Malaysia, just like the adverts say, "Truly Asia" (and truly underrated too ;-)

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  • Malaysia

    Kl tower

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  • Malaysia

    One of the more interesting countries in the world, and not too many tourists.

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  • Malaysia

    www.chefjunaidi.com

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  • Malaysia

    i really like it

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  • Malaysia

    my country

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If, in an instant, you could turn from the skyscrapers and business offices in ultra-modern Kuala Lumpur to the longhouses and orangutans in jungle-covered Sarawak on the island of Borneo, you'd have some semblance of just how diverse Malaysia is. Divided into modern peninsular Malaysia and exotic East Malaysia, the Southeast Asian country has somehow taken a tourism back seat to Thailand, but its citizens are just fine with that. Relatively wealthy from oil reserves and high-tech ventures, Malaysia has folded in many cultural influences over the past few centuries. You'll see British architecture, Thai culinary influences, Indian shops, Chinese temples and Malay customs. Off the west coast near colonial Penang are some of the most scenic islands in the region, relatively quiet compared to those in nearby Thailand. The eastern coast of Peninsular Malaysia is more conservative than the west, but it offers some of the region's most surprising attractions. Some consider Scuba diving and snorkeling around the islands of Tioman and Redang to be among the world's best.

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