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Malaysia – The Best of Asia

Published: 18.3.2019
Architecturally stunning cities, tea plantations, tropical rainforests, historical landmarks and white beaches. Welcome to Malaysia, a multicultural country with strong influences from China, India and the rest of Southeast Asia.

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Malaysia consists from the Malaysia peninsula and Borneo Island. The peninsula part borders Thailand and Singapore. This section is much richer and more developed, the infrastructure here is excellent and traveling is relatively cheap and easy. Borneo Island has borders with Indonesia and Brunei. Malaysia is one of the most developed countries in Asia. Prices are slightly higher than in other Asian countries. The continental part of the country is mountainous, with the mountains decreasing to the south. Lowlands dominate in the south.

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Malaysia is a Muslim country. About 60% of the population professes Islam, about 20% of the population profess Buddhism. The local currency is the Malaysian ringgit.Petronas Towers

Malaysia has everything travelers need. Visit the city of Melaka, where the Dutch, Portuguese and British have left magnificent government buildings, churches, squares and huge fortifications. Stroll through the streets of George Town, full of historic and cultural landmarks, including beautiful colonial architecture, classic churches, Buddhist and Hindu temples, and great mosques. Follow the magnificent views of the famous Petronas Towers. The capital city of Kuala Lumpur is a great starting point for day trips to the Batu Buddhist Cave and Melaka City State. The best beaches are on the islands of Langkawi and Perhentian. Diving lovers should go to Tioman Island.

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Are orangutans interesting for you? Go to Borneo to see these charismatic creatures living in their natural habitat, jungle. Borneo Island is the best place to see these incredible animals in the wild.

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Enjoy street food. Malaysia is one of the best places in the world where you can taste something on streets. Remember to try durian - fresh fruit that is famous for its strong odor and unique taste.

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You can go to Malaysia all year round. However, the best time to visit most regions is usually from March to early October. The east coast islands are closed during the monsoon season from November to late February. The climate is equatorial with high temperatures and high humidity all year round. Travel costs are generally cheaper during the monsoon season.

GPS: (Kuala Lumpur airport) 2°44'50.8"N 101°41'21.4"E

 

Text and photos: Andrea Meluzínová



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