Locals here are friendly
There’s something about Malaysia that sets it apart from the rest of South East Asia. You don’t get that walking ATM feeling, there are little-attempted scams, fewer touts, and an overall feeling of being safe all round the clock. To me, Malaysia and the locals there seemed elated to see the tourists and were always up for help. In addition to that, English here is widely spoken given the fact that Malaysia once used to be a British colony. So, you’ll never have a hard time communicating with the locals here be it in restaurants, beaches, hotels, bus, food courts, and even otherwise.
A lot of tourists who come to Malaysia to spend their holidays are lured to the abundant wildlife found here. You can plan a visit to Sepilok that will get you up and close with the wild beings. Some of the beings easily spotted here are monitor lizards, orangutans, proboscis monkeys, gibbons and several thousands of multi-hued critters.
Traversing from the mountains to the jungles, beaches to the hills, one thing that will stay with you throughout is the colorful scenery. Malaysia is every bit a photographer’s and landscape junkies delight. Blue skies, crystal clear waters and lush green surroundings – Majestic!
Malaysia is a land of abundant natural beauty. Exploring this Asia’s delight on foot gives you a chance to get up and close with nature. You have a plenty of trekking trails to best explore this tourist attraction. Some of the trails to follow are Taman Negara, Penang Hill, Mount Kinabalu and Cameron Highlands. That’s not all! There are several untrodden trails about which you can hear from your tour guides and locals.
This is one reason you’ll fall in love with Malaysia. There are not too many countries that are as culturally rich as Malaysia. From Mosques to South Indian temples, modern Malaysia of today is basically a potpourri of 3 distinct cultures – One, inspired from Malaysia itself, second inspired from China and the third one inspired from India. Malaysia in every way is Truly Asia!!
A multitude of festivals celebrated in Malaysia is a direct consequence of the cultural diversity seen here. Every month, there is some or the other festival being celebrated around the country, be it secular or religious or sports or culture based.
Value for Money
Malaysia, of course, is not the cheapest country in South East Asia but it does offer a great value for money. In comparison to the western standards prevalent here, the prices are every bit reasonable. Accommodation, as well as the quality of transport, is phenomenal. You can even book resorts, hotels and stays at very reasonable prices.
Not only Asians but people across the world love to hate Asia for its busy roads cramped with traffic, street markets and different cultures and traditions co-existing with each other. The capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur is certainly one of the best cities in South East Asia with enough options for sightseeing that will keep you busy for days. However, the real delight is Penang, which is a great destination to explore. It is a small island that is packed with delicious food and great
Malaysia definitely has some of the most spectacular beaches in the world. It is a great place for honeymooners and everyone who loves blue waters and clear skies.
FoodFood in Malaysia is pure and simple. Undoubtedly, it is the best in the world. Satiate your taste buds with some of the authentic local dishes here.