Saturday, October 21, 2006

Places you should know: Malaysia

Malaysia is a multiracial country. It is divided into West and Eat Malaysia. Since I'm from East Malaysia, I will introduce some places in East Malaysia. Maybe some places of West Malaysia too. (Please cilck on the links provided for more details)

Want to get "cultured"?
Sarawak Cultural Village
Sarawak is a land of colourful cultures boasting 27 ethnic groups, making up a population of 1.8 million. If you come to Sarawak, one of the places that that you should go is the award winning Sarawak Cultural Village. Tucked away on the foothills of legendary Mount Santubong, 35 km away from Kuching is Sarawak's fascinating cultural showcase. You might heard of Rainforest World Music Festival, this festival is held at SCV annually and it's always a hit among the locals and foreigners. The Rainforest World Music Festival is a unique festival that brings together on the same stage renowned world musicians from all continents and indigenous musicians from the interiors of the mythical island of Borneo.

Be close to nature? Or to get adventurous?
Mulu National Park, Sarawak, EM
Be awed by this UNESCO World Heritage Site, which will take your breath away. Gunung Mulu has it all – the world’s largest cave chamber and the world’s most extensive cave system with razor sharp limestone pinnacles.

Mount Kinabalu, Sabah, EM
Mount Kinabalu is South-East Asia's tallest mountain. You can climb to the top of Low's Peak (4,095.2m above sea level) but the height of the mountain is often given as 4,101m.

Experience the city life?
KLCC, Kuala Lumpur, WM
Kuala Lumpur is the capital city of Malaysia. Here, the 88-storey Petronas Twin Towers, the world's tallest twin structures, soars to a dizzying height of 452 metres. Inspired by the Five Pillars of Islam, this gleaming mega-structure was designed by Argentinian-American architect Cesar Pelli.

Here kitty kitty...
Cat Museum, Sarawak, EM
A unique treasure-trove of kitty artifacts and feline memorabilia. The museum is far more than just a collection of artifacts. Material has been collected from, and donated by, countries from all over the globe. It entertains cat lovers but also acts as a useful research centre outlining the history, legends and various beliefs about cats.

Travel back in time...
Sarawak Museum, Sarawak, EM
Sarawak Museum is the finest museum in Southeast Asia. For over a century, a succession of conscientious curators have collected and catalogued the single most extensive archive and exhibit of Bornean history, art and ethnography anywhere in the world.

A Famosa, Melaka, WM
A Famosa, or "The Famous" in Portuguese, is one of the oldest surviving remnants of European architecture in Asia. Once part of a mighty fortress, this tiny gate (called the Porta de Santiago) is all that history has spared.

**Update...
Love the sun, sea & sand?
The East Cost of West Malaysia a is very popular destination for those that love the sun, sea and sand. I will introduce 2 to you. If you would like to know more, here's a link that would be very helpful.

Redang Island, Terengganu, WM
Redang Island is a scuba diver's paradise. White sandy beaches, crystal clear blue sea, brilliant underwater world..... Redang Island is located at 45 km offshore of Terengganu. Redang archipelago comprises 9 islands.

Tioman Island, Terengganu, WM
Set like a glittering jewel amidst the South China Sea, Tioman Island, the largest of a group of 64 volcanic islands, beckons the visitor with its white beaches and crystal clear azure seas. It's also a scuba diver's paradise. Tioman made its movie debut as the setting for the paradise island of "Bali Hai" in the film "South Pacific".

There are more, so many that I can't cover all of them here. If you would like to travel to Malaysia, this site will be very helpful :) Summore 2007 will be Visit Malaysia Year!


~Posted by Sweet Surrender~

7 Comments:

Blogger Jock said...

uh! have you ever been in the top of the petronas tower??

11:22 AM  
Blogger pretenders said...

meeeooow.....*purr purr*

1:11 PM  
Anonymous Irene said...

jock, LOL no... though I've been in the buidling before but no chance to go up there because that time we don't have time for that. Heard that it's only open to certain number of visitors everyday. So it's on first come first server basis.

1:55 PM  
Anonymous Irene said...

pretenders, why you want to be part of the cat museum is it? LOL...

1:56 PM  
Blogger Rebelde said...

Just the idea of making a museum devoted to cats is a li'l crazy... I like that. And the Petronas Tower it's amazing, but i was thinking that if you had a 450 meters tower devoted to cats then Malasya would be even cooler...

Think about it

3:17 PM  
Anonymous Irene said...

I think the cat musuem is a bit crazy too but heheeh.. it symbolises the capital city of the Sarawak I'm staying, Kuching. In Malay, "Kuching" is "cat". In "Kuching", you can even see so many cat statues around Kuching. :P The musuem is even on top of a hill!!

9:40 AM  
Anonymous Irene said...

Oh.. however, you can experience the underwater life in the middle of KLCC inside Petronas Tower that is no where near any beach nor sea.

2:09 PM  

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