Malaysia is a country in Southeast Asia lying just north to the equator. To the north, it borders with Thailand, whereas to the south, it borders with Singapore. Kuala Lumpur is the national capital and, it is the largest city in Malaysia. It consists of boasting gleaming skyscrapers, colonial architecture, charming locals, and a myriad of natural attractions. Kuala Lumpur is widely recognized for its landmarks such as Petronas Twin Towers (the world’s tallest twin skyscrapers), Petaling Street flea market, and Batu Caves (a cave temple over 400 million years old).

Malaysia has a diverse ethnic population comprising Malay, Chinese, Indians, and other nonindigenous. The national language is Malay, but Chinese dialects and Indian languages are also widely spoken to a certain degree.

Places to Visit

Kuala Lumpur

Known as the capital city of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur is a must-visit city that functions as a cultural and economic center in Malaysia. The famous Petronas Twin Towers situates in the heart of Kuala Lumpur with a height of 451m, dominating the Kuala Lumpur skyline. Visitors are encouraged to enjoy the view of the city from the deck on the bridge that joins the towers on levels 41 and 42. After that, visitors should also visit Suria KLCC, the most iconic shopping destination in Malaysia with almost 300 specialty stores.

Penang Island

One of the places I enjoy visiting and traveling to is Penang. Penang is one of the states located in northwest Malaysia comprising mainland Seberang Perai and Penang Island. The state capital of the Penang island is known as George Town, which consists of famous attractions such as colonial Fort Cornwallis, the ornate Chinese temple Kek Lok Si and the Kapitan Keling Mosque, all testaments to centuries of foreign influence.

Lang Tengah Island

Lang Tengah Island is located in Kuala Terengganu, east coast of Peninsular Malaysia between two other popular tropical islands – Perhentian and Redang islands. It is well-known for its crystal clear waters and white sandy beaches for diving, snorkeling, and relaxing at the beautiful secluded beaches. The best time to travel to Lang Tengah Island is between April and October before the monsoon season starts.

If you are interested to learn more about where I’m from, places to visit and things you can do in Malaysia, don’t hesitate to reach out to me at carmenjiawen.ong@gmail.com

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