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Malaysia Truly Asia brochure 2012-2013 designed and published by ULEAD PR & Marketing. Copyrights belong to Tourism Malaysia.

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  • Designed and Published By

    Copyright 2012 Tourism Malaysia

    Your Free Copy

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    tourism.gov.my

  • Welcome... Selamat Datang

    Located in the heart of Southeast Asia, Malaysia covers a total area of nearly 330,000 square kilometers and is composed of two regions: Peninsular Malaysia divided into the "east coast" and "west coast" lying between Thailand and Singapore, and East Malaysia situated on Borneo Island shared with Indonesia and Brunei. The country enjoys a warm, pleasant climate year-round with temperatures ranging between 21C-32C in the lowlands.

    Endowed with breathtaking natural beauty, interesting mixture of cultures and ethnicities, Malaysia has developed into a haven for tourists offering something for everyone to enjoy.

    Malaysia will fascinate any visitor with its pure sandy beaches, turquoise waters swarming with exotic un-derwater life, fascinating historical sites and stunning lush rainforests. Add to these exotic cuisine delights, hundreds of colorful festivals, fun-filled activities, bewildering range of shopping delights, an endless range of tourist attractions and magnificent hill resorts that make Malaysia a truly enticing place to visit.

  • Set amidst a valley surrounded by jagged hills, Kuala Lumpur or "KL" as it is commonly known is the capital of Malaysia and considered one of the most vibrant cities in Asia. The city boasts the Petronas Towers- a world-renowned icon of the country and the tallest twin towers in the world with a height of 451.9 meters. Kuala Lumpur is also home to many pre-war heritage buildings which reflect the citys rich past and stand in charming juxtaposition to the

    modern ambience. Sightseeing in this modern metropolis is made pleasant and hassle-free with the availability of a comprehensive transportation network. City tours will expose visitors to the citys stunning sky-scrapers, pre-war heritage buildings, architectural marvels, themed attractions, religious monuments, museums, parks and art galleries.

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  • The Petronas Twin Towers: Standing majestically at a height of 451.9 meters, is a world-renowned icon of modern Malaysia. Dont miss the opportunity to visit the famous skybridge on the 41st floor for an exhilarating top of the world feeling.

    KL Tower: Have an unforgettable time at the worlds fourth tallest tower, and enjoy a unique dining experience by trying its revolving restaurant or try reverse bungee jumping if youre looking for an adrenalin filled experience.

    KL Lake Gardens: Enjoy verdant greenery in this refreshing enclave. Within the environs are the Orchid and Hibiscus Gardens, Deer Park, KL Butterfly Park and KL Bird Park.

    Masjid Negara: This is the most distinguished mosque in Kuala Lumpur. It has a unique star-shaped dome, representing the 13 states and the five pillars of Islam. Its 73 meter high minaret stands impressively against the skyline.

    Malaysia Tourism Centre: An important historical landmark, this building served as a military base of the British army and the headquarters of the Japanese army during World War II. Today, it is a one-stop centre offering a number of facilities for tourists.

    Spa Retreats: The city offers a host of facilities for health and relaxation. Pamper yourself within the luxurious comforts of one of the numerous city spas. Rejuvenate your sense with a traditional Malay massage or time-honored Balinese and Thai health rituals, perfect for distressing.

    Shopping: Kuala Lumpur is a veritable shopping paradise in the region. Devoted shoppers will be delighted to discover a wide range of shopping centres catering to every taste and budget. A large number of upscale malls are situated in Jalan Bukit Bintang, Jalan Ampang and Bangsar. For bargain-hunters, Petaling Street is a must visit shopping spot offering a wide range of products and souvenirs of the finest craftsmanship alongside the many open-air markets

    and casual street shops.

    Helicopter Tours: An exciting and unique way to explore the city through a helicopter tour.

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  • Penang is one of Malaysias most famous resort

    destinations and one of the most visited in Malaysia. Nicknamed as the 'pearl of the orient', Penang dazzles many tourists with its fabulous coastline, majestic beaches and rich multicultural history. Recently, Penang has been declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    George Town; its capital, is a fascinating metropolitan city with historical buildings and cultural landmarks. Walking through George Town with its eclectic blend of colonial, Moorish, Indian, and Chinese architecture

    is a sensory journey of fascinating sights, sounds and aromas. This is a place to get lost amongst joss

    stick shops, fresh noodle makers and other old crafts.

    During the day, visitors can enjoy hiking, bicycling, climbing, swimming, fishing or photographing beautiful scenery. As the sun sets, the city comes alive with carnival-like atmosphere and an open-air bazaar.

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  • Penangs Highlights

    Penang National Park: The Park offers excellent hiking trails which lead to secluded beaches at Teluk Duyung, Muka Head and Pantai Kerachut. Arguably the nicest beach in Penang, Pantai Kerachut is also a favorite nesting spot for endangered sea turtles, and further hosts a rare meromictic lake, which combines layers of freshwater and saltwater that do not intermix.

    Tropical Spice Garden: Visitors can get a feel of plants, birds and insects in a tropical environment at this eight-acre garden which has over 500 varieties of exotic plants.

    Tropical Fruit Farm: Spread over 25 acres of hilly terrain, the farm produces over 200 tropical and subtropical fruits including durians, lychees, mangoes and guavas.

    Kek Lok Si Temple: Reputed to be the biggest Buddhist temple complex in Southeast Asia, the temple stands majestically on a hill in Air Itam. It boasts the beautiful Pagoda of Ten Thousand Buddhas which blends Chinese, Myanmarese and Thai architecture.

    Penang Hill: Malaysias first hill station, Penang Hill stands 830 meters above sea level. Ascend to the top by hiking up or by traveling in the funicular train and enjoy the cool climate and fantastic view at the summit.

    Gurney Drive: A favorite haunt for food enthusiasts, this coastal road is famous for food stalls and restaurants offering a mouth-watering selection of Penang specialties.

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  • Langkawi is Malaysia's best-known holiday destination, forming an archipelago made up of 99 islands. Just an hours flying time from Kuala Lumpur,

    this chain of islands is situated 20 miles off the west coast of Malaysia near Thailand.

    With outstanding natural landscapes, emerald-green waters of the ocean, limestone hills, verdant jungle interior and lush vegetation filled with rich flora

    and fauna, Langkawi is an idyllic tropical paradise. Langkawi enjoys a reputation as Malaysias premier

    holiday retreat, offering white sandy beaches, mountainous interior and stunning natural attractions. These include Telaga Tujuh a series of pools between which visitors can slide, some splendid waterfalls, hot springs and day trips to remote islands.

    The island also offers excellent diving adventures

    and fine gastronomic options as well as thrilling

    rainforest adventures and self-guided walks to Sevel Wells Waterfalls and various mountain pools. The Langkawi Cable Car enables visitors to reach the summit of Gunung Mat Chincang at 700 meters

    to enjoy a spectacular view of the islands and neighboring Thailand.

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  • Lagenda Langkawi Dalam Taman: A beautifully landscaped folklore-themed park. The open-air garden museum faces the Kuah waterfront and has a total of 17 colorful sculptures depicting Langkawi legends including legends of heroic giants, mythical birds, evil ogres and beautiful princesses.

    Galeria Perdana: Housing a variety of gifts offered to former Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir, this museum is a good way to gain insight into some of Malaysias political accomplishments. Gifts from a variety of global leaders are displayed throughout the museum, ranging from lovely Malay wooden

    architecture to a generous collection of motor vehicles.

    Underwater world: Underwater World is one of the largest indoor aquariums in Southeast Asia and is home to more than 5,000 varieties of fish. Explore the giant walk-through six million litre underwater tunnel tank which houses an extensive number of fish including sharks, giant stingrays and green turtles.

    Cable car: This well-liked attraction will take you 709 meters high, allowing you to take in some breathtaking views over the tropical rainforest, the Telaga Tujuh waterfalls, and views over the Andaman sea right up to Thailand.

    Jungle Trekking: There is a reasonable choice of jungle trails in Langkawi, for every level. The trails available will give you the opportunity to see some of Langkawis marvels, such as the Seven Wells Waterfalls. This waterfall has seven pools, surrounded by lush forest and unique wildlife.

    Pantai Cenang: Situated on the southwest area of Langkawi, Pantai Cenang is the longest beach of Langkawi. It is also recognized as one of the nicest beaches on the island and has gained popularity because of the numerous restaurants, pubs, nightclubs, hotels and chalets that settled on the coast, making it a very lively zone.

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  • Perak is situated along the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia and covers an area of 21,000 square kilometers. Meaning silver in Malay,

    it was so named as the state is home to the Kinta Valley, which once contained the wor

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