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Malaysia Tourism & Travel Guide

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Malaysia Tourism Guide - Ipoh


Perak Tong Temple
  • The temple was built based on the natural cavern in the year 1926. There are 40 over Buddha statues in the temple and the largest statue is a sitting Budhha which around 13 metres high. It is the buddhist gathering centre as well
State Mosque
  • One of the most outstanding landmarks in Ipoh - State Mosque. It is the pride and symbol of the State. The most prominent feature of this building is the 125 feet minaret. Besides, the hall of the mosque is spacious and its allowable for occupation of 5000 people


Geological Museum
  • Established in 1957, houses a collection of over 600 samples of minerals, classified according to chemical content and structure. The museumis well-known for its exhibition of tin ore, there are also an impressive collectionof fossils, precious stones and rock specimens


D.R. Seenivasagam Park
  • Located in the heart of Ipoh, it is known for the scenic beauty and recreational fields, Japanese Garden, nursery for potted plants and children's traffic playground


Pomelos Stalls
  • Perak's most famous fruit - Pomelo (also known as shadock). It is a large juicy citrus fruit with the size of football. The best pomelos originated from Tambun, about 10 mins drive to the east of Ipoh
Sam Poh Tong
  • Sam Poh Tong is another famous cave temple in Ipoh. It is prominent due to its unique and natural stalactite and stalagmite formation. There is 30 years history for the Statue of Buddha in the temple


Darul Ridzuan Museum
  • Darul Ridzuan Museum opened in year 1992. The displays in museum shows the history and development of Ipoh, mining and forestry industries of Perak throught the century. The building was established 100 years ago and it was occupied by the Malay chieftains of Kinta Valley and the British administrators


Birch Memorial Tower
  • Its is a familiar and prominent landmark in Ipoh, the memorial for the late J.W.W. Birch, the first British resident of Perak who was assassinated in Pasir Salak in1875 by local Malay Chiefs. There are portrait bust and four decorative panels on the square tower which is to illustrate the growth of civilsation in the state


Ipoh Railway Station
  • Ipoh Railway station is a typical moorish domes and turrets. It is also named as the "Taj Mahal" of Ipoh. The construction started in year 1914 and completed in year 1917. Its is surrounded by a beautiful floral garden

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Malaysia Tourism Guide - Perak


Taiping Lake Garden
  • Taiping Lake Garden was built in the year 1880 and it is the earliest and most beautiful lake garden in Malaysia. Its considerable huge lake, lush greenery and diverse flowering plans have been the main attractions to the visitors. In additional, Taiping Zoo and Night Safari Taiping is located to the north of the garden. It is being said as the oldest zoo in the country which houses both local and exotic species of wildlife


Bukit Larut (Maxwell Hill)
  • It is Malaysia's oldest hill resort and is located on Bukit Larut (formely known as Maxwell Hill). Accessible only by four-wheel drive vehicles. There are variety of flowers and tropical virgin jungle on the peak of the hill. It is also the place that grows the biggest sunflowers throught the state


Kellie's Castle
  • It was built in the year 1915. The construction stopped after the death of William Kellie Smith (an English rubber planter) in year 1926. It is 30 minutes driving distance from Ipoh town. The route to the castle is winded and deemed to by mystery


Teluk Intan Leaning Tower
  • This pagoda-like Teluk Intan's leaning tower is 25.5 metres tall the tower and was built in year 1885 by a chinese contractor, Leong Choon Chong. It was originally used a water tank which was to provide water for the residents in town. Today, the wooden structure stands as an architectual oddity that attracts visitors to Teluk Intan


Tempurung Cave (Gua Tempurung)
  • Believed to have existed since 8000 B.C., Tempurung Cave is probably the largest natural limestone cave in Malaysia. The cave stretches for 1.5km and is made up of the five huge domes whose ceilings resemble coconut shells. Each dome has different formations of stalag-mites and stalacties as well as differing temperatures, water levels, content of limestone and marble


Perak Museum
  • It was built in the year of 1883 and claims to be the oldest museum in Malaysia. The building was developed in stages from 1886 to 1903. There are displays on anthropology, zoology, economy, and archaeology. Assembled in the grounds are a stone marking the site of Maharaja Lela's Fort and the statue of Frank Swettenham


Pangkor Island
  • Pangkor Island, with its quaint mix of fishing settlements and resorts is a fascinating holiday venue. It presents the visitors the rare chance to live near fisherfolk and observe their lifestyle or to simply enjoy the fine beaches and resort amenities

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Malaysia Tourism Guide - Putrajaya


Putrajaya Wetlands
  • One of the most popular tourist attractions in Putrajaya, the wetlands consists of 24 wetland cells built along arms of the Chua and Bisa rivers. Marshes and swamps were developed in these cells by tranplanting more than 70 species of wetland plants from the Putrajaya Wetland Nursery.


Putra Mosque
  • Putra Mosque, a startling desert pink mosque "floating" on Putra Jaya Lake. It consists of large coutyard called the "Shan" which contains several water features dominated by a 116m tall tower divided into five tiers to represent the Five Pillars of Islam. The Putra Mosque can accommodate 15,000 people at one time
Putra Bridge
  • The Putra Bridge is 435m long and 2 storeys high. Standing at a height of 35m at sea level, the bridge is a vital part of the service route network connecting the main area precints. Designed and constructed in accordance with Islamic architectural principles to resemble the Khaju bridge in Isfahan, Iran


Putra Perdana Park
  • Located at the highest at the highest point in Percint 1, this park is spread over 70 ha. and surrounded by Persiaran Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah.It acts as an intermediate between the natural domains to the north and the Government and commercial domains to the south and east. Visitors can enjoy a panoramic view of Putrajaya from here


The Prime Minister's Office
  • Perdan Putra, the Prime Minister's Office Complex is a 6-storey granite building capped with a green dome. It symbolises the Federal Goverment Administration's active centre. Spread over three wings, houses the Prime Ministre's office, offices of the Deputy Prime Minister and offices of the Chief Secretary to the Goverment


Seri Perdana Bridge
  • The Seri Perdana Bridge provides a link from the Government Precinct to the residential neighbourhoods in Precincts 8, 9 and 10 across Putrajaya Lake. With its 372-metre span, the bridge's Moorish Islamic architecture make it an elegant attraction in Putajaya
Putrajaya Boating Club House
  • Opened to the public in November 2001, the boating club house can accommodate 250 people at any one time for functions. It is located close to Putrajaya's marine police. Arranements can be made for visitors to rent nn-motorised boats such as canoes


Dataran Putra
  • A ceremonial tree-lined centrepiece of Putrajaya. Dataran Putra is 300 metres in diametre and adorned with local motifs, water and light features. Its design has an outer 11-point star representing the 11 states when Malaysia first gained independence, an inner 13-points star symbolising the 13 Malaysian states today, while the inner-most 14-point star represents the Malaysian states and the Federal Territories of Kuala Lumpur, Labuan and Putrajaya

Monday, June 05, 2006

Malaysia Tourism Guide - Kuala Lumpur


Chinatown (Petaling Street)
  • Concentrated in one of the busiest city areas bounded roughly by Jalan Petaling, Jalan Sultan and Jalan Bandar. Wares on sale and display range from textile, household goods, herbs and ancient remedies to fruits , vegetables, and etc


Sultan Abdul Samad Building
  • Built between 1894 to 1897, its curving arches, domes and a 41-metre clocktower make it as one of the city's most frequently photographed buildings. This heritage buliding is now being occupied by the Supreme Court and Textile Museum


Petronas Twin Towers
  • Currently the world's second tallest two freestanding towers, which are connected by a skybridge, the 88-story Petronas Twin Towers soars to a dizzying height of 452m above the city skyline. Si

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Malaysia Tourism Guide - Selangor


Kuala Lumpur International Airport
  • Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) is located in Sepang, it was opened in 1998. KLIA is playing a major role in propelling Malaysia to become the region's aviation nucleus and a dynamic gateway to the vibrant economies of the world. It is famed of its attractive forest-style landscaping and the world's tallest control tower.


Pulau Ketam
  • literally being translated as "Crab Island", this rustic fishing village attracts visitor with the unique stili-village. Boat tours, homestays, fishing trips and birdwatching outings, and seafood are available here


Batu Caves
  • Located 15km north of Kuala Lumpur. A popular tourist attraction, particularly during the Hindu festival - Thaipusam, which falls in late January each year. The Hindu Shrine is located in the Main Cave, 272 steps up. There is a smaller cave at the foothills which houses the interesting display of Hindu mythology.


Sunway Lagoon
  • Sunway Lagoon is the first international standard water theme park in Malaysia. There are water-based attractions like watersports, theme rides, amusements and recreational facilities in the park. In the vicinity there are shooping complex, hotel and commercial outlets


Mines Wonderland
  • Here was once the world biggest cast mine, now is an exciting theme park with a Musical Fountain, a Snow House, tram rides, vintage car rides, and games. At night, glittering floats parade on the lake while a stunning laser and aqua laser multimedia presentation entertains and mesmerises visitors


Kuala Selangor Fireflies
  • Kampung Kuantan, a few kilometres away from Kual Selangor, is the largest firefly colonies in the world. There are thousands of fireflies on the mangrove trees that line up by the banks of the River Selangor, flicker mesmerisingly. The skillful local oarsmen will make this a memorable and unforgettable experience


Paya Indah Wetlands
  • The wetlands belongs to a man-made evironmental park that serves multitude of purposes. It combines the modern agricultural technology as well as the time-tested native practices and techniques, with the purpose of creating a long-lasting and balanced ecosystem


Sepang International Circuit
  • The Sepang International Circuit is home of Malaysia's motorsports, is one of the best and largest facilities of its kind in the world. The circuit is the only race rack in the world that provides double frontage granstand area that accomodates 130,000 spectators


National Zoo
  • Located in Gombak, just 3km from Kuala Lumpur. This zoo consist of wide collection of animals from all over the world, as well as an impressive aquarium and aviary. It is considered as one of the most interesting zoos in South East Asia, with large grounds for picnic, enormous lake for "swam boating" and train rides around the zoo