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4 Interesting Places to Visit in Malaysia – Locating the Worldly Attractions in this Southeast Asian Country

Malaysia with its European influence, modern architecture and vibrant culture is an exhilarating experience. With so many appealing things, a visitor's biggest problem is deciding where to visit first.


Central Market

A lively and vibrant market, the Central Market of Kuala Lumpur is an iconic landmark in the city. Opened in the nineteenth century as a small wet market, it gradually evolved into a location that focuses on handicrafts. Pasar Seni, as it is commonly referred to by the locals, is the nucleus of Kuala Lumpur's arts community. Expect to find a variety of handcrafted souvenirs as well items like Malaysian batik prints and so on. With a history of over one hundred and twenty years, the Central Market has a rich heritage that is absolutely worth exploring up and close. Easy to access using public transport, the market has a massive food court on the second floor.


Paya Indah Wetlands

A man made wetland park, Paya Indah Wetlands has plenty of activities for visitors. It also doubles as a calming location for one to gain some respite from the bustling city life. It was once an area ruined by tin mining and sand dredging. However, the excavations were turned into lakes which currently house a wide variety of fish and even hippopotamuses. Furthermore, numerous species of birds live in these wetlands making it an ideal location for bird watching. Entrance is free but you will have to bring your own binoculars. There is a cycling area while the two hippopotamuses are in a pond of their own. The Paya Indah Wetlands even has a couple of crocodiles which are fed during the weekends. The park is quite far from the coastline and hotels such as AVANI Sepang Goldcoast Resort, but the surreal experience makes it one of the top things to do in Sepang.


George Town

The capital of Penang, George Town is a fine example of the Asian and European influence that the country has witnessed. The illustrious history of this UNESCO World Heritage Site is totally worth a read by itself. A simple walk down the lanes will leave you awe struck at the sight of the eccentric architecture found in the city while massive skyscrapers tower up in the backdrop. You can find three diverse cultures in this city, all of which play a part in making this city the colourful region it is. The cuisine at George Town is something of a legend so don't skip on the authentic meals while in the city.


A Famosa

A Famosa is an ancient fortress located in Malacca. Constructed in the beginning of the fifteen century, the fortress was subjected to constant expansions but it fell to ruins over the centuries. Only the entrance with its stone gatehouse rests, but the remains are bound to enthral any history buff. First constructed by the Portuguese, it was later taken over by the Dutch followed by the British. Other than A Famosa, the city is well famed for the Stadthuys, a seventeenth century mansion owned by a Dutch superintendent.