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MALAYSIA HOLIDAYS   >   ASIA  


States in Malaysia : Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan, Pahang, Perak, Perlis, Pulau  Pinang, Sabah, Sarawak, Selangor, Terengganu,

Federal territories Malaysia :  Labuan and Wilayah Persekutuan.

The Federation of Malaysia in Southeast Asia consisting two geographical regions divided by the South China Sea:

East Malaysia, the northern part of the island of Borneo / Kalimantan is bordered to the south by Indonesia and borders Brunei on the east, south, and west. Tanjung Piai, located in the southern state of Johor is the southernmost tip of continental Asia.

West Malaysia shares a land frontier to the north by Thailand and joined by two bridges to the south by the island state of Singapore.

Capital City of Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur


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Car Rentals Malaysia

Car rental  Holiday Autos   -     
Holiday Autos offers the best fully inclusive car hire prices. Get cheap car hire quickly and securely online with holidayautos.co.uk, the experts in online car rental.

Hotels in Malaysia / Resort hotels

Several resort hotels even have adjoining golf courses and theme parks with special privileges accorded to hotel guests. Family outings in these hotels can be a practical yet fun option. Guests keen on longer stays may appreciate the apartment hotels situated within most major cities.

  Hotels in Malaysia [ Booking ]   -   Hotel Guide Malaysia
Hotels in the regions Johor, Melaka, Pahang, Penang, Sabah, Sarawak and Selangor.
Popular destinations : Kuala Lumpur, Sepang, Johor Bahru, Kota Kinabalu, Petaling Jaya, Kuching, George Town, Melaka, Port Dickson, Batu Feringgi, Cherating, Bangi.

  Concorde Inn Kuala Lumpur International Airport  ***, 43900 Sepang, Kuala Lumpur
Concorde Inn Kuala Lumpur International Airport is an on-site hotel at the 10,000 hectare Kuala Lumpur International Airport. All rooms at this 423 room low-rise are comfortably furnished with modern amenities and designed in cool colours to provide a pleasant stop from a hectic flight. Hop onto the complimentary return shuttle for a less than 5-minute ride to the hotel. The Kuala Lumpur City is about 50-minute drive on the easily accessible major highways.

  Millennium Kuala Lumpur *****, 160 Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
located at the heart of Bukit Bintang, also known as central Kuala Lumpur's Golden Triangle, the city's premier business, entertainment, and shopping district.
Within walking distance are trendy outdoor cafes and 5 major shopping malls with over 3,000 outlets, offering a myriad of food, shopping and leisure options.

   

 
Centrally located hotels ranging from small family run budget accommodation to world-class five star hotels.

  Temple Tree at Bon Ton Resort
Antique buildings of Chinese, Malay, Indian and Eurasian origin, make up this 8 villa hotel.
 The golden beaches of Pantai Cenang are a 10-minute walk away; take a small boat out to Daya Bunting, one of the 99 uninhabited islands nearby.

National Parks

  Mulu National Park
  Mt Kinabalu Park.
  Taman Negara

Travel Agents / Tour Operators

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  Rickshawtravel.co.uk   -   Build Your Own Borneo Trip
Rainforest monkey business in Borneo. Lazing around on Langkawi. Mangrove jungle treks and canopy walks. Build your own Malaysia adventure.

 Kuoni   
Destinations : Borneo, Kuala Lumpur, Kuantan, Langkawi, Pangkor Laut and Penang
Type of holidays : All inclusive, Beach holidays, Escorted Tours, Family holidays, Fly-Drive, Golf & Spa

  Thomas Cook  



Malaysia Singapore and Brunei (Lonely Planet) - ISBN 1741048877Travel Guides Malaysia / Related books

Malaysia Singapore and Brunei (Lonely Planet)
Paperback: 652 pages; Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications; 11th edition edition (1 Jan 2010); ISBN-10: 1741048877; ISBN-13: 978-1741048872.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Malaysia & Singapore
Ron Emmons 
Your holiday starts the moment you open the guide "The best guide available. Packed to the brim with colour photos, maps and essential information"  Amazon Reader review. Malaysia beckons with an astounding mix of lush rainforests, gorgeous beaches and precipitous mountains, and this latest volume in the award-winning Dorling Kindersley Eyewitness Travel Guide series covers every aspect of this fascinating country. Nature lovers can swim with colourful fish off the shores of numerous islands or spot orangutans and other exotic jungle-dwellers in Sarawak. Using the unique cutaway maps and 3D models explore the ultra-modern skyscrapers of Kuala Lumpur and Singapore which overwhelm the colonial buildings still found in the centre of both metropolises. Full-colour maps, city plans, thematic tours and walks enable you to explore the capital and the regions in depth. Whether discovering the slopes of Mount Kinabalu or shopping in Kuala Lumpur, the Eyewitness Guide to Malaysia and Singapore is indispensable. Winner of the Guardian & Observer ‘Best Guide Books' Award and Wanderlust Magazine Silver Award 'Top Guidebook'
Hardcover: 352 pages; Publisher: Dorling Kindersley (10 Jan 2008); ISBN-10: 1405318015; ISBN-13: 978-1405318013.

Transportation / How do I travel to Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur Airport (stamp)  Kuala Lumpur Airport

   

  

  Airline Tickets /  Bargain Flights  
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The Rough Guide Map Malaysia
Map: 1 pages; Publisher: Rough Guides; 1 Map edition (30 Nov 2006); ISBN-10: 184353701X; ISBN-13: 978-1843537014.
  Maps Malaysia [ Uni Texas   -   Perry-Castaņeda Library   -   Map Collection ]


Links
 

Map Malaysia (Rough Guide) - ISBN 184353701X  Tourism Malaysia   -   Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board

  Kuala Lumpur   -   Capital City of Malaysia   -   Kuala Lumpur City
The capital, Kuala Lumpur, lies midway along the West Coast of Peninsular Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur represents the heartbeat of Malaysia, serving as its cultural, commercial and transportation centre.
It all began in the Middle of the 19th century when a group of tin prospectors came to settle around the convergence of the Klang and Gombak river. This marked the foundation of Kuala Lumpur and it has been its share of growth and setbacks to become metropolitan centre of today.

  Sabah and Sarawak
Across the top third of the island of Borneo are the East Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak, separated by the independent Sultanate of Brunei.

  Johor
  Kedah
  Kelantan
  Melaka
  Langkawi    -    lovely group of 99 islands
Relax and enjoy the romantic paradise of Langkawi, a collection of 99 magical islands, centred around the free port at Kuah. Located north west coast of the Malaysian Peninsula, close to the sea border with Thailand . The main island is served by regular flights from Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Penang and a non-stop flight from London!
  Negeri Sembilan
  Penang  -  oldest British settlement in Malaysia
The island of Penang is joined to the west coast by a 2 mile long bridge. Of the island's many beaches, the beach at Batu Ferringhi on the north coast is where most of the resort hotels are located. The capital, Georgetown, is a busy and interesting city.
  Perak
  Perlis
  Pulau  Pinang
  Sabah  -  Malaysian Borneo   -   Official Website of Sabah Tourism Board
Sabah's coastline is dotted with stunning beaches, but for many its attractions lie in its national parks. On the slopes of 13,455 ft Mount Kinabalu you can take a guided nature walk or climb the
mountain to arrive at the summit in time for sunrise. The Sepilok Forest Reserve is the home of the famous Orang Utan Sanctuary. See also Argo Holidays 
  Sabah Travel Guide
  Sarawak Tourism Board   -   Tourist Bureau Serawak
Sarawak is a land of lush tropical rainforests, a vast river system, the largest cave chamber in the world and endless white beaches. To experience the real Sarawak you must venture into the jungle
and meet the Iban tribes people and visit a longhouse. See also Argo Holidays 
  Selangor
  Sipadan
  Terengganu,

  Honeymooners
Malaysia is a haven for romantic getaways especially for honeymooners seeking the hypnotic tropical charm of tranquil breeze and glistening ocean amidst the pampering of modern amenities. The country's award-winning island resorts are paradises waiting to be discovered.
  Petronas Towers   -   the world's tallest building
Enjoy a magnificent panoramic view of the Kuala Lumpur skyline.
  Sarawak Caves
The network of caves at Sarawak is a world treasure, not just a national resource, attracting admiring visitors from around the world.
  Sepilok   -   the world's largest Orang Utang rehabilitation centre
Visitors can see the apes roam and play freely in natural habitats

Cuisine  -  Malay Recipes

The unique and authentic cooking styles and flavours of Malay, Chinese and Indian cuisine is an experience to be enjoyed when visiting Malaysia. Coconut, chilli, lemongrass and lime leaves feature prominently in Malay cooking and a traditional accompaniment to meals is a hot sambal made from ground chilli and prawn paste. The famous dish of Satay consists of skewers of barbecued beef or chicken served with a sweet and spicy peanut sauce and accompanied with cucumber, onions and cubes of rice boiled in palm leaves. Chinese cuisine is generally less spicy and consists of meat and vegetables with a rice, noodle or soup base. Among the popular Muslim Indian dishes is Nasi Kandar. Nasi is Malay for rice and is eaten with meats, poultry and fish in thick gravies and curries.

  Rasa Malaysia
Rasa Malaysia is a culinary journey through Malaysia's rich, complex, and intoxicating gastronomic delights - a taste of all the flavors of Asia.
  The Star Online - Kuali, Malaysia Recipes

History of Malaysia

The earliest recorded Malay kingdoms grew from coastal city-ports established in the 10th Century AD. These include Langkasuka and Lembah Bujang in Kedah, as well as Beruas and Gangga Negara in Perak and Pan Pan in Kelantan. Islam arrived in the 14th century in Terengganu. 

  Malaysia's History   -   Wikipedia

  Department of Museums and Antiquities
Museums, Archaeology, Monuments & Historical Sites, Conservation, Collections, Library, etc.

Music, Arts & Culture in Malaysia, Events

The country offers a fascinating cultural mix with colourful festivals, unique arts and crafts, architecture, food and a rich array of dance forms.

  Music of Malaysia

  Culture of Malaysia

  National Art Gallery
The National Art Gallery is one of the most established art museums in South East Asia.

  Festivals in Malaysia
Malaysia is a veritable land of festivals and celebrations. Most of them are colourful occasions when centuries old customs are observed, such as the holding of "open house" by the different communities during the Hari Raya Aidilfitri.Chinese New Year, Deepavali, Christmas, Gawai, and Ka'amatan festivals highlight the variety of celebrations and Malaysia's multi-cultural society.


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