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5 Things to Know Before Traveling to Malaysia - Truly Asia indeed

Known to be one of the most popular hotspots in Asia, Malaysia is a great holiday destination for all kinds of travellers.


The Beaches

The one thing you must do on a beach holiday is exploring the variety of white sandy beaches. You can take a look at and enjoy many while in this country which is surrounded by tropical beaches. The beautiful beach resorts in Malaysia the likes of Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas are places where you can have a great beach holiday. The Eastern part of the country, for instance, is perfect for swimming and watersports activities like snorkeling and spotting sea turtles. The Langkawi Island beach is yet another impressive attraction you must visit when in Malaysia.


Kuala Lumpur

This is usually the first place visitors will take a look at when they enter Malaysia, before heading to the accommodation. The capital city is one of the most dynamic hubs in all of South Asia. This place is home to many amazing structures and architectural highlights like the Petronas Towers which once used to be the tallest building in the world. Kuala Lumpur is an international city in every way as it has amazing recreational hotspots along with efficient transportation systems. Popular for its luxury malls and department stores, this place is a shopper's dream come true. There are also a few natural attractions you can go to in Kuala Lumpur like the Waterpark and the Bird Park.


The natural wonders of Malaysia

Malaysia combines everything for the perfect Asian holiday. It has something to offer to both metropolitan lovers and nature enthusiasts. The many jungles in this country offer you the chance to interact with wild orangutans and there is no other country in Asia which is home to such a rich biodiverse set of flora and fauna. There are many. hiking and trekking opportunities for you in Malaysia too. There is a butterfly farm that you definitely must check out if you like these insects and have a thing for them.


Dining in Malaysia

Nasi goreng is a dish that is known throughout the world and the origin is definitely from Malaysia. This is a huge part of the traditional festivals in the country and you definitely must try this dish at its birthplace. There are also hundreds of street food stalls that will be in every part of the country and you can try out the local favourites at these stalls. Malaysia is also an amazing place to discover other regional cuisines like Southeast Asian and Indian, Many migrant communities moved here over the decades and you will find a blend of the fusions in many of the dishes.


The cultural highlights in Malaysia

To know a bit about the history and the original culture of Malaysia, you might want to take a look at the historic buildings. The south Asian and Indian impact is clear when you take a look at many of the UNESCO World Heritage sites here. The Colonial buildings, shrines, temples and structures speak about the blend of cultures in this country.