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Malaysia - From coastal plains to rugged mountains

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From coastal plains to rugged mountains, from cities of modern lifestyle and skyscrapers to sleepy villages with tribal culture – Malaysia offers the contrasting specimens which attract many.

Virgin beaches, modern cities with towering skyscrapers, vibrant night life, exotic endemic wildlife, sumptuous food, pristine and unspoiled tribal villages – the assortments Malaysia Holiday Packages hold are attractive and numerous.

Malaysia is a country in southeast Asia. It has two parts – the peninsular Malaysia in Asian mainland and the northern third of island of Borneo.  The peninsular Malaysia is highly urbanized and populated while the island part is covered by impenetrable jungles. The terrain consists of coastal plains rising to hills and mountains. The plains of east and west coasts of peninsular Malaysia are separated from each other by a mountain range named Barisan Titiwangsa.

Malaysia is a mega diverse country containing a high number of species and exhibiting high levels of endemism.  Malaysia homes nearly the quarter of animal species of the world. High levels of endemism are found in the diverse forests located in the mountains of Borneo because species are secluded from each other by lowland forest. Mountains of peninsular Malaysia have number of endemic bird species. Borneo also holds high number of endemic bird species. Sulu sea which borders east Malaysia is a marine bio diversity hotspot. There are about twenty eight national parks which showcases the diversity of fauna. 

Malaysian cuisine is world renowned for its deliciousness. It is a mixture of Malay, Chinese and Indian styles. Other influences also played a part in shaping it.

Malaysia is divided into states for administrative purposes and some of the important states of Malaysia are Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Kualalumpur, Labuan, Melaka, Negeri, Sembilan, Pahang, Penang, Perak, Perlis, Putrajaya, Sabah, Sarwak, Selangor and Terengganu.

 Kuala Lumpur is the capital city of Malaysia and is noted for its multiculturalism. The major tourism destinations of Kuala Lumpur Tour Packages include Merdeka Square, House of Parliament, Petaling street, National Palace, Kuala Lumpur Tower, National Museum, Central Market and National Monument. There are also religious sites like Jamek Mosque and Batu caves.

Kuala Lumpur homes many skyscrapers. Petronas towers with height of one thousand four hundred and fifty meters are the tallest twin towers of the world. A modern city hustling and bustling with life Kuala Lumpur has other attractions as well. Istan Budaya meaning ‘palace of culture’, is among the ten most sophisticated theatres in the world. It is the first theatre in Asia to be equipped with modern and up to date stage equipment on par with European counterparts. Its interior is made up of Langkawi marble and doors made of tropical wood are embellished with hand crved flower and leaf motifs. Central Market is in the heart of Kuala Lumpur and is specially designed to uphold and showcase the multicultural society of Malaysia which lives in harmony. It is a one stop shopping centre for Malaysian products such as handicrafts, art, kebaya, songket, batik and the wide variety of Malaysian cuisine.

Penang is a fascinating fusion of east and west. It embraces modernity at the same time retaining its traditions and ancient charm. Its heritage buildings are well preserved. Regarded as the food capital of Malaysia, Penang lures visitors with its elegant coasts and scrumptious cuisine.

Langkawi is an archipelago of one hundred and four islands in Andaman Sea attracting tourists.

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