Thursday, June 03, 2010

Places to visit in Malaysia and Singapore

My hometown in Malaysia is in Malacca, the historical city of Malaysia. There's a saying that visiting Malacca means visiting Malaysia. The main attractions here(other than museums and the cultural values) is the food and Jonker Street. Jonker Street is opened at the nights of Fridays and weekends where you can walk the whole lenght and buy many interesting souvenirs. The must try food here is Chicken Ball Rice (opened during the day).

There's also the Taming Sari tower which brings you up to view the whole of Malacca while spinning slowly. Be sure to take photos of the iconic A Famosa door near the mall called Dataran Pahlawan.

There's waterworld, and A Famosa resort too, but if your time is tight I wouldn't recommend these as each is worth a full day of exploration.

Kuala Lumpur
There's lots of megamalls in this area: Times Square (has an indoor rollercoster), Suria KLCC, Sunway Piramid, One Utama, MidValley Megamall, The Curve (included is the bookstore Borders, one of the biggest in Malaysia, if you intend to buy books, do it in Malaysia, it's most likely cheaper there than in Singapore).

If shopping is not your style, perhaps the science of the Petroscience would interest you more. Petroscience is in Suria KLCC, where you can spend the whole day in there enjoying the sciences involved in mining Petroleum. The National Science Centre is also worth a visit, where it is sure to interest you.

Of course, I almost forgot to mentioned the KL Tower which you can go up and enjoy the highest McDonald in the world. And the KLCC Twin Towers, where there's limited passes everyday to go up to the link bridge. Oh, and for Water fun, Sunway Lagoon (besides Sunway Piramid) is a good choice.

Pulau Perhentian
Here's the place to go scuba diving, the water is clear and nice, you can even see sharks and go forest hiking too!

Genting Highlands
The City of entertainment, go there for a whole day for the cool temperature and enjoy Disneyland like attractions and rides.

There's the Gua Tempurung, a dark cave where you will get your pants wet and have an adventure of a lifetime! Be sure to bring a flashlight!

Pulau Pinang
Go there for the food, they claim to have the best food, try anything, laksa mee, to kuey tiao goreng, eat till you're filled! The bridge there is one very beautiful bridge, so enjoy the view too!

Also there's the Taman Negara (National Park) and the mountains in the middle of the Penisula, for your adventurous legs.

Ok, that's all for Malaysia, you can have a full week's worth of fun there.


Well to tell the truth, I don't know much about Singapore, I've been staying in campus most of the time. But there's Chinatown, MacRitchie Reseviour, Little India, Orcard Road, the Singapore Science centre, and the Singapore EXPO. For camping, night cycling and barbecues, the East Coast Park is a very good location.

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