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  1. vashini

    vashini Bronze IL'ite

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    Hari Om.
    Dear ILites,
    Are you looking for interesting places to visit in Malaysia? Here I have list out few interesting places not to be missed in Malaysia.

    Cameron <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:smarttags" /><st1:placeName w:st="on">Highlands</st1:placeName>
    Situated 160 km northeast of <st1:City w:st="on">Kuala Lumpur</st1:City> has the best climate in all over <st1:place w:st="on">Southeast Asia</st1:place> and was an important hill station during the British Rule. Main attractions are the colorful butterflies, Orchids, waterfalls, beautiful scenery and tea plantations. Tea processing plants are worth seeing where drying and packing is done by hand.

    Genting Highlands
    Situated 140 km northeast <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Kuala Lumpur</st1:place></st1:City> at a height of 6550 feet is an expensive place to relax but the cool breeze, a rare in other places and has beautiful resorts with all modern amenities.

    <st1:City w:st="on">Georgetown</st1:City>
    Situated 290 km northwest of <st1:City w:st="on">Kuala Lumpur</st1:City> is the largest city on <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placeName w:st="on">Penang</st1:placeName> <st1:placeType w:st="on">Island</st1:placeType></st1:place>. It is an exotic South Asian seaport with a mix population of Chinese, Indian and Malay. Malaysian 'Satays' and Chinese 'Stir-Fry' served in the restaurants are a delicacy. Set on the waterfront, Eastern and Oriental Hotel is the city's most famed landmark first built in 1855 and now restored. Other places of interest are <st1:placeType w:st="on">Ft.</st1:placeType> <st1:placeName w:st="on">Cornwallis</st1:placeName>, <st1:placeName w:st="on">St. George's</st1:placeName> <st1:placeType w:st="on">Church</st1:placeType>, Clock Tower, Malay Mosque, <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placeName w:st="on">Penang</st1:placeName> <st1:placeType w:st="on">Museum</st1:placeType></st1:place>, Khoo Kongsi - a decorated Chinese clan house, Hindu Sri. Mariamman Temple, <st1:placeName w:st="on">Waterfall</st1:placeName> <st1:placeType w:st="on">Temple</st1:placeType>, the Buddhist Kek Lok Si Temple and the <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placeName w:st="on">Taoist</st1:placeName> <st1:placeName w:st="on">Snake</st1:placeName> <st1:placeType w:st="on">Temple</st1:placeType></st1:place>, where poisonous snakes are worshipped.

    <st1:City w:st="on">Ipoh</st1:City>
    Situated 180 km northwest of <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Kuala Lumpur</st1:City></st1:place> found by Chinese tin miners. Two Buddhist cave temples, Sam Poh Tong with a turtle pond and Perak Tong is the main attractions. Visit during the prayers, to hear ethereal chants and drum playing.

    <st1:City w:st="on">Kota</st1:City> Bharu
    Situated 320 km north of <st1:City w:st="on">Kuala Lumpur</st1:City> near <st1:country-region w:st="on">Thailand</st1:country-region> in the northeastern corner of peninsular <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">Malaysia</st1:country-region></st1:place> with a population of 192000 is a place of traditional Malaysian and Muslim culture. Sangkhat, a cloth interwoven with gold and silver threads is a specialty found here.

    <st1:City w:st="on">Kuala Lumpur</st1:City>
    <st1:City w:st="on">Kuala Lumpur</st1:City>, the capital of <st1:country-region w:st="on">Malaysia</st1:country-region> gives a glimpse of colorful heritage and a taste of traditional, exotic Asia with rocket like <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placeName w:st="on">Petronas</st1:placeName> <st1:placeType w:st="on">Towers</st1:placeType></st1:place> soaring high, massive shopping malls, driverless trains gliding across the bustling city, enchanting temples and mosques, small colonial churches and British Tudor-style clubhouses. At night, markets and lantern-lit streets gets lively with Malay, Chinese and Indian hawkers selling tempting dishes.

    Kuantan
    Situated 185 km northwest of <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Kuala Lumpur</st1:City></st1:place> is famous for woodcarving and batiks craft.

    Melaka
    Situated 150 km south of <st1:City w:st="on">Kuala Lumpur</st1:City> is the oldest city in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">Malaysia</st1:country-region></st1:place>. This City of <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Dreams</st1:City></st1:place> offers a broad variety of architecture and culture. The oldest <st1:placeName w:st="on">Malaysian</st1:placeName> <st1:placeName w:st="on">Chinese</st1:placeName> <st1:placeType w:st="on">Temple</st1:placeType>, Cheng Hoon Teng in <st1:place w:st="on">Chinatown</st1:place> existing for hundreds of years is worth visiting. Melaca cane has its origin in this city.

    <st1:place w:st="on">Penang</st1:place>
    This island with tropical beaches, cultural diversity and famous cuisine is a major tourist attraction. A rail drive up Penang Hill amidst of dense tropical forests gives beautiful scenic view of the city. <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placeName w:st="on">Batu</st1:placeName> <st1:placeName w:st="on">Ferringhi</st1:placeName> <st1:placeType w:st="on">Beach</st1:placeType></st1:place> in this island is popular for windsurfing.

    Langkawi
    Situated 105 km north of <st1:place w:st="on">Penang</st1:place>, a beautiful group of islands with modest hotels and deluxe resorts, is a beach town with amber, black and white beaches and pure blue water.

    <st1:placeName w:st="on">Pangkor</st1:placeName> <st1:placeType w:st="on">Islands</st1:placeType>
    130 km south of Penang, this Island on the west coast of <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">Malaysia</st1:country-region></st1:place> is a place with striking scenery.

    Sabah
    Situated 1570 km east of <st1:City w:st="on">Kuala Lumpur</st1:City> on the northeastern tip of the <st1:placeName w:st="on">Borneo</st1:placeName> <st1:placeType w:st="on">Island</st1:placeType>, Sabah, is the second largest state in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">Malaysia</st1:country-region></st1:place> that has diverse tribes with some primitive parts as well. Trekking on <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placeType w:st="on">Mt.</st1:placeType> <st1:placeName w:st="on">Kinabalu</st1:placeName></st1:place> gives a panoramic view of the forests and sea and a stroll on the Jungle Canopy Walkway gives a unique view of the jungle. <st1:City w:st="on">Sandakan</st1:City>, another popular tourist city in Sabah on the eastern coast of the state is closer to the <st1:placeName w:st="on">Turtle</st1:placeName> <st1:placeType w:st="on">Islands</st1:placeType> <st1:placeType w:st="on">National Park</st1:placeType> where turtles laying eggs on the beach is a common sight, <st1:placeName w:st="on">Gomantong</st1:placeName> <st1:placeType w:st="on">Caves</st1:placeType> and <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placeName w:st="on">Sepilok</st1:placeName> <st1:placeName w:st="on">Orang</st1:placeName> <st1:placeName w:st="on">Otang</st1:placeName> <st1:placeName w:st="on">Rehabilitation</st1:placeName> <st1:placeType w:st="on">Center</st1:placeType></st1:place>. Explore the amazing world of wildlife on a cruise down the Sungai Kinabatangan, the longest river in <st1:place w:st="on">Sabah</st1:place>.

    Sarawak
    Situated 965 km east of <st1:City w:st="on">Kuala Lumpur</st1:City> on the <st1:placeType w:st="on">island</st1:placeType> of <st1:placeName w:st="on">Borneo</st1:placeName>, is the <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placeType w:st="on">land</st1:placeType> of <st1:placeName w:st="on">Ibans</st1:placeName></st1:place> tribe amidst of thick tropical rain forest. A flight to Kuching will take you to <st1:place w:st="on">Sarawak</st1:place>. Interesting places to visit is the <st1:placeName w:st="on">Sarawak</st1:placeName> <st1:placeType w:st="on">Museum</st1:placeType>, <st1:placeName w:st="on">Niah</st1:placeName> <st1:placeType w:st="on">Caves</st1:placeType> and 600 ft longhouses that can accommodate the entire <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placeType w:st="on">village</st1:placeType> of <st1:placeName w:st="on">Dayaks</st1:placeName></st1:place>.

    <st1:placeName w:st="on">Gunung</st1:placeName> <st1:placeName w:st="on">Mulu</st1:placeName> <st1:placeType w:st="on">National Park</st1:placeType>
    Situated 100 km east of Miri, is an isolated primitive rain forest in Sarawak with Southeast Asia.s longest 50 km <st1:City w:st="on">Clearwater</st1:City> cave, <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Deer Park</st1:City></st1:place> at a height of 2,100 m, the Sarawak Chamber famed for world's largest caves and tall limestone forest. The park can be reached by plane, bus or boat from Miri.

    Sipadan
    385 km from Kota Kinabalu in <st1:place w:st="on">Sabah</st1:place>, this tiny island is a luring place for divers and has a spectacular view of sea turtles.

    Taiping
    300 km north of <st1:City w:st="on">Kuala Lumpur</st1:City> and 97 km south of <st1:place w:st="on">Penang</st1:place> is Taiping, an old mining center with beautiful lake, colonial architecture, museum, and the misty view of the hills around is worth visiting. Maxwell Hill, an old unchanged hill station nearby, should not be missed out.

    Taman Negara National Park
    175 km northeast of <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Kuala Lumpur</st1:City></st1:place> is this huge national park with lush green rain forest and broad variety of wildlife. Jungle trekking, riverboat excursions, canopy walk, Orang Asli village trip and freshwater fishing are some of the attraction of this park. Wild lives like gibbon, macaque, peacock-pheasant, wild pigs and elephants are seen in a day.s walk and guided night-walk gives the opportunity to encounter nighttime wildlife at night viewing stations.

    <st1:placeName w:st="on">Terengganu</st1:placeName> <st1:placeName w:st="on">Marine</st1:placeName> <st1:placeType w:st="on">Park</st1:placeType>
    This park is a collection of six islands off the northeastern coast of <st1:place w:st="on">Peninsular Malaysia</st1:place> and March-September is the best time to visit. One of the <st1:place w:st="on">Island</st1:place>, Redang with best beaches gives spectacular view of corals and fishes. Kapas, the smallest and isolated island with a beautiful beach and a few small hotels is ideal for honeymooners. Speedboats from the fishing <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placeType w:st="on">village</st1:placeType> of <st1:placeName w:st="on">Merang</st1:placeName></st1:place>, south of Kuala Terengganu can get you to these islands.

    Tioman
    Situated 353 km southeast of <st1:City w:st="on">Kuala Lumpur</st1:City> off the southeastern coast of peninsular <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">Malaysia</st1:country-region></st1:place>, this beautiful tropical island offers beautiful beaches, clear water and dense rain forests. Coral Island is a must visit. Flight from <st1:City w:st="on">Kuala Lumpur</st1:City> or <st1:country-region w:st="on">Singapore</st1:country-region> or small boat transport from the coastal town of <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Mersing</st1:City></st1:place> can get you to this island

    Any of you have visited any of the places that are listed here? Please feel free to post your comments in this thread.

    Regards,
    Vashini
     

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  2. asharvi67

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    Wow...
    Thanks a lot vashini for sharing this info...
    Wish to visit the place soon:)
     
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    Thanks for sharing information about the interesting places to see in Malaysia. I will sure make a note of it in case we stop by enroute to India. I have stopped at KL briefly once.
     
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    hi vashini,

    i've been to only to KL and Genting.
    thanks for sharing such an informative tourist spots in malaysia.

    cheers,
    spandhana
     
  5. vashini

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    Dear asharvi 67, :hiya
    Your are most welcome. Visit Malaysia if you get chance. It is really a very nice place for lovely vacation.... Thanks for the feedback.. Have a nice day ahead. :thumbsup

    Regards,
    Vashini
     
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    Dear Usha, :hiya
    Thanks for stepping in my thread. You are most welcome dear. :cheers. I have write about Penang... have a look at it when you got time. When I got chance I will give detail information about places in KL.

    Take Care,
    Vashini
     
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    Dear spandhana, :hiya

    Your name really unique. :) Is your name andhana?
    Nice to hear that you have been to KL and Genting. That's such a nice place to hang out and enjoy. How was your visit? Maybe you can share with us your experiences. :thumbsup

    Take Care,
    Vashini
     
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    Thanks for the informative post...we are planning for a visit this month...
     
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    vashini thats very useful info..Thanks for sharing
     

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