Malaysia is a Southeast Asian country occupying the Malaysian Peninsula and part of the island of Borneo. It’s known for its beaches, rainforests and mix of Malay, Chinese, Indian and European influences. The sprawling capital, Kuala Lumpur, is home to colonial buildings, busy shopping districts such as Bukit Bintang and skyscrapers including the iconic, 451m-tall Petronas Twin Towers.
It is the only country that includes territory both on the mainland of Southeast Asia and in the islands that stretch between the Asian continental mass and Oceania.
Located off Malaysia’s northwestern coast in the Andaman Sea, Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands boasting picturesque beaches, rainforest, mangroves and forest-clad mountains. In recent years, resorts, hotels, restaurants and other tourist facilities have developed in Langkawi, offering visitors the opportunity to experience the archipelago’s exceptional natural beauty.
Kota Kinabalu is known for its friendly locals, breathtaking fiery sunsets, blossoming arts and music scene, and rich culinary spectrum spanning Malay to Japanese, Western to Cantonese, street food to high end.
For many people who would like to see the exotic places and indulge themselves in new cultures and sights, one of the best places is the Batu Caves located 13 km away from Kuala Lumpur. The Batu Caves have also been a site for Hindu visitors because it houses a temple. Dedicated to Lord Murugan, the caves are one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside India.
Petronas Twin Towers
Between 1998 and 2004, the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur (the capital of Malaysia), at 452 meters, was the world’s tallest building. The towers were designed by the renowned Argentine architect Cesar Pelli, for that time the very modern design was based on the five pillars of the Islamic faith (which is also reflected in the shape of the building). It began in 1992 with the construction of the towers in the center of the city where the track once was.
Kuala Lampur City Centre
Less than 200 year ago, Kuala Lumpur was just a quiet tin-mining town in West Malaysia. Today, this same sleepy village has flourished into the country’s federal capital and largest metropolis. Commonly called KL by locals, this vibrant city is a cultural melting pot, noted for its impressive skyscrapers and buzzing scenes of shopping and dining.