Month: November 2016

Malaysia : Truly Asia

Malaysia : Truly Asia

Malaysia a country rich in culture heritage and offers many attractions. People who visit the place can have two distinct experiences. One in the Peninsula and the other one is Borneo. Borneo is an island shared with Indonesia and Brunei. Tourists come here because of its interesting places, which include beautiful islands, luxury resort and colonials towns. Some visit the place for wild jungle, orangutans, granite peaks and remote tribes.

Millions of tourists come to Malaysia every year. In fact, in 2010 almost 2 million tourists from neighboring countries such as Singapore and Indonesia visited the place. However, most of Southeast Asian visitors prefer to visit Thailand than Malaysia. It is because not many people know where to go in the country. This is also the reason why Malaysia do not seem to get attention as much as Thailand. Some travelers also say that traveling to Malaysia can be quite expensive.

So whether you are out of the country for some beach experience or planning to have a visit at the jungle, here are Malaysia’s top destination you should not miss.

1. Kuala Lumpur

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Outside Petronas Twin Towers

When you travel to Malaysia, you are most likely to stop at Kuala Lumpur (that is already a fact since it is the country’s capital). Do not worry anyway. The city has a lot to offer. Unlike other Asian cities, Kuala Lumpur is a worthwhile destination to stay on. Foods will not be a problem as well. The city has a mix of Malay, Chinese and Indian influence cuisines , which means you do not need to have big adjustments.

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Petronas Twin Towers

Petronas Towers (Petronas Twin Towers) is one of the main reasons why people stay in the city. According to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH)’s official definition and ranking, Petronas Towers is the tallest twin towers in the world. In fact, the buildings are a landmark of Kuala Lumpur. People who come here do not want to miss this experience. Tourists make it a point to have their very own shot at this famous landmark. Aside from Petronas Towers, other places you can visit in Kuala Lumpur are, The Perdana Lake Gardens, Menara KL Tower and the KL Center.

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Inside Petronas Twin Towers

2. Penang

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Penang Street Foods

If you fancy street foods then Penang is the best place to be. It is considered as one of the Food Capitals in Southeast Asia to sample incredible street foods of all types. One of the must try street foods here is the Char Koay Teow, a national favorite in Malaysia and Singapore. It is made from flat rice noodles or kway teow stir-fried over very high heat with light and dark soy sauce, chili, a small quantity of belachan, whole prawns, de-shelled blood cockles, bean sprouts and chopped Chinese chives. Other must try foods are Koay Teow Th’ng or Koay Teow Soup, Penang, Assam laksa, Lor bak, Penang rojak and many more.

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Penang

3. Malaysian Borneo

If you are up for a more adventurous and green journey, then you must visit Malaysian Borneo. Tourists come here to experience green rainforests and abundant wildlife. From endangered orangutans to rainforest canopy walks, you can surely enjoy every part of the wild.

4. Cameron Highlands

If you packed a jacket in your bag, you can use them at Malaysia’s Cameron Highlands. In fact, it is one of the few places in Southeast Asia where you will be needing one, particularly at night. At Cameron Highlands, you have plenty of lush scenery and beautiful tea plantations to visit. Strawberry farms, butterfly gardens, and flower greenhouses are all enjoyable distractions in the place.

5. Lego Land

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Lego land

Another tourist attraction that is making a name for Malaysia now is Lego Land. Tourists visit the country to experience this theme park. Lego Land is perfect for visitors who travel with their children. It offers different activities such as Lego Land Express, Boating School, Observation Tower, Lego 4D Studios and Mini Land.

Lego Land
Lego Land

So if you wanna experience how great and diverse Asia is, then come and visit Malaysia -Truly Asia.

Palawan : An Escape to Always Remember

Palawan : An Escape to Always Remember

Palawan has always been included on the best islands in the world for years now and just recently it landed on the second spot behind Boracay island. It’s a dream paradise for locales and foreigners alike. 

Palawan
Palawan

Aside from its famous top of the line white sand beaches and pristine turquoise water, one of the new seven natural wonders of the world is located here The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River.
Palawan can be reached by plane and ferries from neighboring cities that is traveling alternately on a daily basis. It will take you an hour and 20 minutes by plane from Metro Manila to Puerto Princesa the capital of Palawan.
So what made Palawan then one of the best islands in the world? One of our family friends who is now living in The Netherlands who recently visited the Beautiful island of Palawan made a 7 minute compilation video of their getaways and escapades in the island.

Jerry and Lhanie Abad Family
Jerry and Lhanie Abad Family

The video has all it takes to prove why Palawan deserves the title and included in the list. Jerry and Lhanie showed in the video everything they experienced even the smallest details that would make Palawan a memorable place to visit. From freshly caught seafoods to snorkeling. From Riding a motorcycle to gliding down thru the longest zip line in the country you will be awe of what you will see on your side, a creator’s masterpiece ,a spectacular sight to behold.

Please click the link below to view the video :

https://www.facebook.com/mrexpatstravel/videos/388958938161748/

Thus, It’s really more fun in the Philippines with its more than 7 thousand islands to choose from, Every tourists won’t be run out of place and adventures for every island has its unique and distinct things to offer.  

Jerry and Lhanie Abad Family
Jerry and Lhanie Abad Family

Just like Jerry and Lhanie Abad and their beautiful daughter Alexa, I’m pretty sure you will enjoy this island paradise as much as they did and would keep on coming back to discover more of this haven as each visit would be an escape to always remember.

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