3 best & popular Vietnamese food specialties in Nha Trang Viet Nam

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Lobsters, grilled beef or squid rice pancake are among popular food in Nha Trang that attract tourists to this beautiful coastal city.

There are, of course, lots of specialties here but you have to try those three food to taste the uniqueness of Nha Trang. Continue reading “3 best & popular Vietnamese food specialties in Nha Trang Viet Nam”

A sample travel itinerary for 2 weeks in Vietnam

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It is a popular time frame that many families, couples and solo travellers set for Vietnam. It’s so interesting to explore this country, but if you don’t have much time for Vietnam travel itinerary 2 weeks is enough! Continue reading “A sample travel itinerary for 2 weeks in Vietnam”

Top 10 best tourist spots in Malaysia

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Malaysia should possibly have won the first prize in the diversity contest among countries. Not only for having a unique national character, Malaysia is also famous for its wide range of wonderful food choices as well as its variety of religions living in harmony. Especially, Malaysia is blessed with various geographical features including large islands, high mountains, fat highlands, and tropical rain forests, etc. Let’s explore top 10 best tourist spots in Malaysia!

Gunung Mulu national park

Gunung Mulu national park Malaysia tourist spots

Langkawi

Langkawi tourist spot in malaysia

Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 picturesque islands in Andaman. Langkawi is surrounded by sandy beach, dense forests, mangrove swamps and steep mountains. In recent years, resorts, hotels and restaurants have been mushroomed in Langkawi, one of the best tourist spots in Malaysia, providing tourists opportunities to experience the natural special beauty of this archipelago.

Taman Negara

Taman Negara tourist spots in malaysia

Covering an area of 3 states on the north-western tip of the island, Taman Negara has been known for its eldest tropical rain  forest, comparing to other places’ all over the world. There is a famous  green tourism site, promising trips with a sense of thrilling adventure. The national park located here is the home of wild animals and rare plants, and exotic birds such as Malaysia-tiger, Asia elephant and Sumatra hippo.

Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur 10 tourist spots in malaysia

200 years ago, Kuala Lumpur was just a small humble town with the tin mine exploit business to the west of Malaysia. Nowadays, the sleepy village has made its way into the capital as well as the greatest city of Malaysia. The dwellers have nicknamed this city KL. Kuala Lumpur is a bustling city, gaining its fame for not only a vibrant culture but also impressive skyscrapers, thriving shopping centers and bustling nightlife.

Penang

Penang top 10 best tourist spots in malaysia

Penang-an island to the west of Malaysia, is a famous tourist spot in Malaysia because of its wide variety of local specialties, and charming old town named George. Penang has its vividness of cultures, architectures foods, combined in a way that cannot be found in other cities.

Kuching

Kuching ten tourist spots in malaysia

Being the biggest city on Borneo island, Kuching is an interesting destination for tourists who are eager to discover the mystery of tropical forests in Borneo and Sarawak state. However, Kuching is also spoilt for choice for tourist because it offers tourists with so many activities to get involved during the time spent here: from historical places to lively markets and outdoor activities.

Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu Top 10 best tourist spots in Malaysia

Being the capital city of Sabah state in Borneo, Kota Kinabalu is often called “Nature Resort City” thanks to its tropical islands, tropical forests-the inhabitant of wild animals, home of national park and the highest mountain of Malaysia-Kinabalu.

Cameron Highlands

Cameron highlands

It is one of the most extensive hill stations of Malaysia, and also an age-old tourist spot. Cameron Highlands prides itself on having Jungle trails leading you to waterfalls, scenic spots and aboriginal villages. Tea, strawberry and flower estates filled with vivid colors will mesmerize and give you spaces for a walk or outdoor activities.

Melaka

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Located on a crucial spot on the bustling sea route linking India and China, on the West Southern coast of Western Malaysia, Melaka, once ruled by Portuguese, Dutch and British, is rich with colonial structures, heritage buildings, and ancient landmarks, which will give you a sense of calm and peacefulness. It is one of the top 10 best tourist spots in Malaysianowadays.

Kota Bharu

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Often chosen as an ideal place to visit when coming to beautiful archipelago of Perhentian, Kota Bhraru enchants tourists with its own grace and uniqueness. Located on Malaysia Peninsula in a place near Thailand, Kota Bharu was born to be discovered-an ideal place for shopping and wallow yourself in the attractiveness of tasty foods.

The paradise island: Langkawi in Malaysia

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Talking about beautiful beaches and paradise islands in Malaysia, many tourists will immediately picture inside their heads the picturesque scenery of Malaysia, many tourists will immediately picture inside their heads the picturesque scenery ofLangkawi-one of the most romantic island on this planet Earth.

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Langkawi is an island off the coast of Malaysia’s northwestern part. Tourists find Langkawi attractive because of her charming appearance with sun-kissed beaches and bustling shopping area. One special thing is that tourists can do duty-free shopping here.

langkawi nature Langkawi island

Named as a natural paradise island, Langkawi in Malaysia will give tourists unforgettable experiences of going sightseeing on mountains to exploring mangrove swamp and diving into the sea. It is the diversity within its ecosystem that makes Langkawi a spoilt for choice at the same time unique tourist attraction.

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Located in Kedah state near Thailand, the nature of Langkawi is so well-preserved that there are quite a few primeval forest and rare local fauna.

cenang Langkawi island in Malaysia

 

One of the most famous beaches in Langkawi is Cenang (whose length is more than 10km), where tourists can take part in thrilling underwater sports such as water skiing, scuba diving and boat race, etc. Besides, for those who are not have any interest in above-mentioned activities, Cenang offers white-sand beach to fully stretch out and enjoy the sunset.

 

langkawi diving

The beauty of Langkawi island in Malaysia  lies in its pleasure beaches, crystal clear sea under the azure vast open sky plus the fair kind of weather, all contributing to give you an interesting vacation.

Langkawi Eagle

Langkawi is a combination of 2 words in Malay: Lang and Kawi, in which Lang means brown eagle and Kawi is a kind of marble in the island. Fishers in the past must have seen “lang” swooping and clawing “kawi” then soaring int o the sky, and thus named the island Langkawi. A statue of a brown eagle clawing marble has been built near Kuah Jetty as a sign to welcome tourists.

langkawi slope

Unspoiled beaches of Langkawi slope gently to the sea

langkawi duty free

The government of Malaysia proclaimed that Langkawi is a duty-free shopping area. This is considered paradise for shopaholics. Best time to visit Langkawi is from November to May, when the temperature is of average level and humidity is low.

island of ealges

The unique gift of Langkawi is not only natural scenery but also wild eagle. It is not by coincidence that people named theisland Langkawi, meaning the island of eagles. You can catch sight of this kind of grey contentedly soaring anywhere here.

langkawi food

Langkawi’s cuisines can satisfy the pickiest eaters. There are Muslim foods, Thai foods, Chinese foods or, more expensive, European foods.

langkawi sunset

The romantic sunset in Langkawi

langkawi skybridg

At 700m above the sea level, SkyBridge is also an ideal spot for couples.

road

A road in the island

crystal

The crystal clear sea here.

school of fish

Diving into the sea of Langkawi, tourists may find it special when the schools of fish appear so friendly towards people. This might be the result of good preservation policy not allowing anybody to catch or land fish under any circumstances.

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To reach this paradise island, tourists can travel by ferry or plane. From the ferry wharf at Kuah, there are high-speed ferries toSatun in Southern Thailand, Pulau Payar, Penan, Kuala Kedah and Kuala Perlis in Malaysia. Want to travel faster?  Tourists can choose cheap flights from KLIA1 airport to Langkawi. Within Langkawi, the traffic system has been developing well, allowing you to travel throughout the island by taxi or car at a reasonable price.

Where to go in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia: Tourist spots in Chinatown

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Chinatown in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, which has been best known for ages as a shopping heaven to local people and other interesting things, is located right at the heart of Kuala Lumpur, on Petaling street. Deeply immersed in Oriental culture, heritage and history, Chinatown is definitely one of the most popular tourist spots in Malaysia that should be on tourists’ lists of where to go in Malaysia in general and Where to go in Kuala Lumpur in particular.

Central market

Central market Where to go in Malaysia

Located in Chinatown KL, Central Market was built in 1928. At first, it was just simply a wet market but in 1890, the market was revamped into a handicrafts outlet.

Tourists may find the merchandise here cheap and diverse from authentic Malaysian batik prints to embroidery carvings and sculptures, as well as souvenirs. A small gift/souvenir for family or close ones will be found in the trip to this part of Chinatown in Kuala Lumpur. One more thing, impromptu song-and-dance performance will be sometimes given by sellers to attract more tourists, creating a busy and wonderful atmosphere.

Opening hours: 10:00 – 22:00

Add: No.10, Jalan Hang Kasturi

Sri Mahamariamman Temple

sri mahamariamman temple Where to go in Kuala Lumpur

Sri Mahamariamman is a famous Hindu temple as well as one of Malaysia tourist spots in Chinatown in Kuala Lumpur. First built in 1873 by Tamil immigrants, the temple had its appearance improved with an impressive 75ft tower as the entrance to the temple’s inner sanctum in 1968. The new tower is home of more than 288 vivid statues of Hindu idols sculptured by artists from India.

During Thaipusam festival taking place annually, tourists will have chance to enjoy the exciting and bustling scene of Sri Mariamman Temple. There will be a silver chariot to carry Muruga statue along with his 2 consorts, Valli and Teivayanni, through the city streets en-route to Batu Caves, on the northern edge of the city.

Opening hours: 06:00 – 21:00

Add: 163, Jalan Tun H. S. Lee, Kuala Lumpur

Kasturi Walk Flea Market

Kasturi Walk Chinatown

Asking the locals of Chinatown for where to go in Kuala Lumpur, you will be guided to Kasturi Walk-an open-air flea market. Opened since 2011, the market provides the place for chains of stores selling fake label watches, handbags, T-shirts, flip flops and more as well as fruit stalls.

Food stalls offer everything from Malay kuih and Indian rojak to Chinese dim sum and other local snacks. Bargaining is a must here because sellers often tell you the much higher price than the right one.

If lucky, tourists can buy things with better bargains at Kasturi Walk than at Central Market. Kasturi Walk is among reasons why Chinatown is regarded heaven of shoppers.

Opening hours: 10:00 – 21:30

Add: Jalan Kasturi

 

Kuan Yin Temple

Kuan Yin Temple Malaysia tourist spots

Having a simple construction but Kuan Yin temple has a solemn atmosphere. This is a place to honor the Goddess of Mercy. Lying deep in Chinatown in Kuala Lumpur, this temple was built in 1880 in style of Baroque architecture.

Paying a visit to this temple, tourists are highly recommended to visit 3 golden Chinese Buddhist statues inside the prayer hall. During prayer times (12:30 – 13:45), the chanting of ‘Namo Guanshiyin Bodhisattva’ from devotees and priests will create melodious atmosphere.

Opening Hours: 07:00 – 17:00

Address: Jalan Stadium and Jalan Maharajalela, Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur

 

Chan See Shu Yuen temple

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Built between the period of 1897 and 1906, Chan See Shu Yuen plays 2 roles: one is being a shrine and another is being a community center in Kuala Lumpur. It is quite an elaborate temple, whose design is original with an open courtyard, an intricately carved roof, gables, and specially-crafted terracotta friezes. The interior of the main temple has gold-painted pillars illustrating the scenes of warriors battling lions, dragons and other mythical creatures.

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Opening Hours: 08:00 – 18:00

Location: Southern end of Jalan Petaling

Sin Sze Si Ya Temple

Sin Sze Si Ya Temple Chinatown in Kuala Lumpur

Known as the oldest Taoist temple in Kuala Lumpur, Sze Si Ya is  the cultural center of Chinese community in Chinatown, especially during holidays such as Chinese New Year. Locals often come here to burn incense praying for lots of good luck. Some people even crawl under a table right in front of statues of Sin Sze Ye and Si Sze Ye because people believe this action will bring them good luck and lessen mortal burdens.

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Opening Hours: 08:00 – 20:00

Address: 113A Jalan Tun HS Lee; 14A Leboh Pudu, KL

 

Honeymoon destinations in Malaysia: 5 best places to choose

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Looking for a romantic honeymoon destination? Why not considering beautiful beaches in Malaysia? This country of islands offers you an enormous number of interesting islands, where you can enjoy the most gorgeous beaches of the world along with excellent tourism services.

Below are our suggestions of best honeymoon destinations in Malaysia for newly-wed couples.

Perhentian Islands

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First recommended honeymoon destination in Malaysia is Perhentian Islands. For couples who have explorer’s spirit within their souls, Perhentian Island in the Northeast of Malaysia is the most suitable option of honeymoon places in Malaysia. So pure is the water that even children can dive into the sea to watch coral reefs. Newly-married couples can walk hand in hand along the coastline, spontaneously stop by to take photos of a splendid coral reef flickering underwater.  Locals are all enthusiastic, who will guide you to the most beautiful beaches by boat. When the dark falls, it’s the time for tasty specialties and lively music from offshore bars. The entire experience will make you feel like in the heaven.

 

Langkawi

Langkawi Honeymoon destination in Malaysia

Honeymoon is not only all about spending romantic time together, but also about relaxing, letting hair down after the stressful time of wedding. If financially possible, you can spend your honeymoon in Langkawi –  “The pearl of Malaysia”-a highly recommended place to visit. The island of eagles has lots of picturesque beaches and grand coral reefs and huge range of seafood, which will surely mesmerize romantic brides. Besides, there are lots of primeval forests attracting couples whose middle name is “risk”. Luxury resorts and high-class tourism services are among reasons why Langkawi is one of thehoneymoon places in Malaysia.

Tioman

tioman Honeymoon destinations in Malaysia

Want to experience intimate and private moments together? Want to travel at low cost to save money? Let’s come to Tioman, Penang or Redang-Best honeymoon destinations in Malaysia. Taking trips from Johor to the peaceful Tioman island-one of the best nature reserves in Malaysia, you will be welcomed by the natural yet poetic scenery.

Penang

Best honeymoon destinations in Malaysia

Being a gastronome, you cannot miss the fresh seafood or specialties from India in Penang, at the same time visit ancient and unique architectures.

This land will surely enchant the couples because in Penang, local festivals as well as bustling public parties often take place. One thing special, to those who combine honeymoon with

Redang

redang Honeymoon places in Malaysia

To those who combine honeymoon with family vacation, Redang archipelago including 9 small lovely islands will satisfy your entire family.

Besides having resorts at reasonable prices, Redang offers private airport, which is really comfortable for tourists. Flying from Kuala Lumpur to this archipelago, you and your close ones will have chances to take part in exciting group activities such as swimming in the sea, diving, surfing, sunbathing, shopping and so on. All in all, Penang and Redang will be smart choices of Honeymoon destinations in Malaysia.