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10 Days in Malaysia; What to Eat, What to Do – The Ultimate Guide

Malaysia has a lot to offer for travel enthusiasts offering a range of beautiful locations and fun activities. Here's how to explore Malaysia and get lost in its culture in 10 days.

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Day 1: River Cruise and Food Expedition in Melaka

Melaka is not the first city that comes to your mind when it comes to Malaysia, which is clearly a more non-conventional place to start your trip. Influenced by Dutch, Portuguese and British colonies, the ambiance of this city is a little similar to that of Europe than to Southeast Asia. Head down for a river cruise to explore the surroundings of the city on a boat. While you are at Melaka you can enjoy some authentic delicacies, which are unique owing to the mix of influence from Portuguese and Peranakan.

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Day 2: Melaka Chinatown and Site Seeing

Melaka is a great city to get lost in architecture and if you love exploring some historical sites you will be at the right place. The two most famous sites in this city A'Famosa Fort and St.Paul's Church are both Portuguese colonial sites that are worth exploring. Don't forget to visit the Chinatown to try out some great food including chicken rice balls and ice-cream pastries.

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Day 3: Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is without a doubt the obvious touristy city of Malaysia and it offers many places to explore. The world-famous Petronas Towers is not be missed here where you can walk across the two towers from the 170m high skybridge and get a beautiful view of the city on top. Head down to Little India to explore food cultures of South India and even Sri Lanka right in the capital city of Malaysia.

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Day 4: More of Kuala Lumpur

This city full of life and busy streets have a lot of exciting places waiting to be explored. Chinatown in KL is not be missed where you can indulge in delicious street food. Some of the must try dishes here are Hokkien Mee, roasted duck and Hainese chicken rice among others. Visit the famous Sultan Abdul Samad Building, one of the most historically significant places in Malaysia. There are many places to explore in KL and is the hub for many popular hotels in Malaysia making it a tourist magnet.

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Day 5: Cameron Highlands

Cameron Highlands is the perfect place to get to after your time in the busy city of KL. The city's hustle and bustle will leave you craving for some quiet time so get lost in the serenity of this beautiful place. Visit a tea plantation to learn about the tea culture while sipping on some quality tea brewed here.

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Day 6: Penang

Penang is your go-to city for a good food expedition. Influenced by many cultures you can enjoy some delicious dishes that have some unique flavours.

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Day 7: George Town

George Town is a quaint little town tucked away in Penang that is definitely worth exploring. Wander around the streets of George Town and get lost in the architectural marvel while enjoying some truly local food.

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Day 8: More of Penang

You could indulge in some great street food in Penang from a food stall at New Lane Hawker Centre. Try out Char Koay Teow and Hokkein Mee while you are here which will certainly have you craving for more. You would not want to leave Malaysia without trying out their signature dish of Nasi Lemak, made from rice cooked in coconut milk and served in pandan leaves.

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Day 9: Spa Day

What is a vacation without a trip to the spa? Enjoy some quality me time and pamper yourself at one of the world class spas in Malaysia. Visit one of the Berjaya hotels and resorts for a truly magical journey of relaxation.

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Day 10: Langkawi

Langkawi is one of the most beautiful places located on Malaysia's west coast. You can even try out diving and other fun water activities in Langkawi.

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