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Malaysia - More You Know, More Endearing It Gets

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The more you know Malaysia, the more endearing will you find it. The attractiveness of Malaysia is the contrasting characteristics it entails. You can find modern bustling cities along with sleepy remote tribal villages in Malaysia. Malaysia is a bubbling, bustling melting pot of races and religions. Various ethnic groups including Malays, Indians and Chinese live together in peace and harmony. Multiculturalism has resulted in Malaysian cuisine being extremely rich and diverse. It also entails numerous colorful festivals are celebrated in Malaysia. As is its culture, geographically also Malaysia is diverse.

While on Malaysia tour, you can see contrasting attractions sitting side by side. Towering skyscrapers look down upon wooden houses built on stilts, fives tar hotels sit several meters away from ancient reefs, Cool hideaways are found in highlands which roll down to warm and sandy beaches.

Malaysia is a country in South east Asia. It is located partly on a peninsula of the Asian mainland and partly on the northern third of the island Borneo. Malaysia is said to be having two countries cleaved in half by South China sea. The peninsular Malaysia or West Malaysia occupies all of the Malay Peninsula between Thailand and Singapore. It is comparatively well developed and home to bulk of population of Malaysia. Within Peninsular Malaysia the West Coast is more developed and urbanized and it is separated from the more rural East Coast by a mountain range – the Titiwangsa. East Malaysia which constitutes the northern third of the island of Borneo is mostly covered by impenetrable jungles. The terrain consists of coastal plains rising to hills and mountains.

Malaysia is a country that shows high level of diversity in animal population. It homes high number of species. Tours to Malaysia is estimated to contain twenty percent of animal species of the world. There are about two hundred and ten mammal species in the country. Malaysia also shows high level of endemism. In the diverse forests of mountains of Borneo, because species are isolated from each other by lowland forest, high level of endemism are to be found. The mountains of peninsular Malaysia have plenty of bird species, out of which many are endemic. High number of endemic bird species is also found in Malaysian Borneo. The waters of Malaysia are also no exception. They are rich in marine life. Waters around Sipadan Island are the most biodiverse in the world. Sulu Sea which borders East Malaysia is also a biodiversity hotspot.

Twenty eight national parks are established and Malaysia Travel Agents will arrange trip to them to savor the wildlife. Malaysia also has excellent scuba diving provisions. Most popular spots are islands off
the east coast of peninsular Malaysia like Perhentian, Redang, Tioman etc. The most famous dive site is Sipadan which is off the easternmost tip of Malaysian Borneo. It is ranked among one of the better diving spots of the world. White water rafting is another possibility in Malaysia. There are suitable rapids in the national parks of Malaysia.

Sepilok Orangutan rehabilitation center is an important attraction especially to kids. It was established in nineteen thousand and sixty four. Orphaned Orangutans are rescued from wild, poaching and plantation sites. They would be put in rehabilitation center for a period of time and trained to live in forest. Once they are prepared to live in forest, they are transported back to their natural habitat.  

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