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Top 10 Hidden Attractions in Malaysia –Mystical Malaysia

An emerging economy with a bustling vibe that always has plenty to offer a tourist who wants a splash of culture, a large serving of local food and a dose of fun.

1

Stand Tall in Penang

The Penang Hill can hardly be considered to be hidden as it stands large, tall and magnificent towering over the city. Yet, many forget to ride the funicular to the summit along the steep slopes to enjoy the vistas that unfold and the fauna that resides along the hill. Once at the top, see as far as Georgetown and as wide as the ocean on clear days.

2

Spice Things Up

The flavourful dishes served in Malaysia are strongly infused with herbs and spices that are grown in the territory. A visit to the Tropical Spice Garden will not only grant you an opportunity to see what these plants and trees look like; you will also be treated to a cooking experience. Most herbs are dried, ground or peeled before being included in a dish and you will be surprised at how they transform during this process.

3

Feast on the Street Food

Malaysia street food is great, Penang's version of it is amazing! The Chulia Night Market is the place to head to for a bowl of lip-smacking Hainanese chicken rice served off a cart and delicious wonton mie which is a combination of noodles and dumplings.

4

Set Your Sights on the Sun

Draw your day to an end along the coast of Batu Ferringhi where there are both rocky stretches and sandy lines for your viewing pleasure. On a bright day, the sunsets are overwhelming, and one can enjoy the golden rays tinted in purple from the shore, a chic café, a Penang hotel in Georgetown or even from the waters itself. If you manage to head there in the afternoon, hitch a ride on a banana boat or rent a beach buggy.

5

Wander Through Wonderful Food

A unique concept which has not only won the hearts of foodies but also those interested in culture and ethics. The Wonder Food Museum which is located a few streets away from the Travelodge Georgetown showcases various food items from Malaysian, Indian, Chinese and Indonesian cuisine, best practices in consumption and divulges the dark truths of fast food. This is a good place to take the family for educational and recreational purposes.

6

Go Back in Time

Fort Cornwallis was erected by the British East India Company to safeguard the island of Penang from sea invasions. In spite of having been in existence for almost two centuries, the fort is in a considerably good state of repair. Francis Light who is supposed to have discovered Penang at that time stands in monumental glory at the entrance.

7

Flutter By

Home to over 120 species of butterflies, the butterfly farm in Batu Ferringhi is a treat for your eyes and senses. The calm atmosphere that prevails within the farm is essential for the growth of the beautiful winged creatures and it in turns relaxes the nerves of everyone who visits.

8

Worship at a Buddhist Temple

The magnificent Buddhist temple complex known as Kek Lok Si is one that commands attention from miles away. Considered to be one of the largest Buddhist temples in South East Asia, Kek Lok Si harmoniously blends multiple architectural styles including designs from Thailand, olden day Myanmar and China.

9

Float to Tanjung Bungah

An architectural wonder, the Tanjung Bungah is a mosque built on stilts in the sea in a rather quiet part of the island of Penang. The structure is a few metres away from the shoreline and when the tide is low, you can walk, not just to it, but also under it and enjoy the work of man while treading on the soft sand.

10

Sip a Cuppa

The British colonial building known as the Suffolk House brings to life an afternoon tea service where one can enjoy the best of Malaysian cuisine with a resounding and unmistakable British touch. The aromatic tea is served with sandwiches, cake, scones and pastries.

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