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    Chinatown

    by schurman23 Written Sep 26, 2011

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    The Chinatown area has several restaurants and hawker food stalls where you can eat your traditional hookien mee. As with other Chinatowns around the world, there are lots of things to buy from the street market. Haggling for lower price is a normal thing here, so I suggest you buy your souvenir items here as it is cheaper compared to other places in KL. We also booked our hotel here to save on hotel cost.

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    Petronas Towers

    by schurman23 Written Sep 26, 2011

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    The Petronas Towers brag itself as the tallest building until Taipe 101 outbid its claim over it and who knows, maybe some taller towers in other parts of the globe already towers above it right now (Dubai's Burj Khalifa). But, whatever the case may be, this tower is truly amazing because of its identical two towers with a skybridge connecting the two as if their just hlding their hands together. Moreover, its steel and glass theme adds to its wonder especially at night.

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    Chocolate and Strawberry Treats

    by schurman23 Written Sep 26, 2011

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    On our way to Genting Highlands we made a short stop at the Beryl's Chocolate and Genting Strawberry Leisure Farms. We indulged ourselves with the high quality milk chocolates and luscious strwaberries before heading to Genting Highlands.

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    Get High at Genting Highlands

    by schurman23 Written Sep 26, 2011

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    We travelled to Genting Highlands via taxi and halfway up we used the cable car to appreciate the aerial view of the mountainous Genting Highlands as we approach the hotels and theme parks amid the cool breeze brushing through our skin. This hill resort was developed by Resorts World, an amazing resort developer known worldwide. While we were at Genting Highlands we treated our eyes with the luxurious hotels, casinos, dining places, and most specially the theme parks. You should never miss the flying coaster :-)

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    Majestic Putrajaya

    by schurman23 Written Sep 26, 2011

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    Putrajaya is the seat of Government of Malaysia south of Kuala Lumpur. It consists of a complex of unique buildings and structures. It houses the office and official residence of the Prime Minister, the Justice Palace, Ministries of Finance and Foreign Affairs, Melawati National Palace, Putrajaya Convention Centre, Heritage Square and the Pink Mosque, among others. It is halfway between KL and the airport so you can visit this place while your on your way to the airport for your departure, or upon arrival on your way to KL.

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    Batu Caves

    by schurman23 Written Sep 26, 2011

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    The large statue of a Hindu god who stands at the foot of a long 300 step stairs leading to a high ceiling cave. We travelled from Kuala Lumpur via taxi en route to the Genting Highlands. I particularly enjoyed climbing up the cave and I was amazed seeing lots of Hindu do the same without footwear.

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    Petronas Twin Towers

    by Mali_05 Written Sep 17, 2011

    The tallest twin building in the world. They are landmark of KL, Malaysia. Visitor's view is on Skybridge. Free ticket, but limited in each day. Visitor should be there early morning to get ticket, coz they hv no booking. First come first serve.

    This picture is from year 2005.

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    Heritage Quarter in Ipoh

    by zschachwitz Written Jul 8, 2011

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    I enjoyed wandering around the Heritage Quarter - but I was only there for the day from KL, (from where the rail service is fast, efficicient and clean); many fine examples, in my view, of Colonial Architecture.

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    Melaka River, Melaka

    by hopang Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Melaka River (Sungai Melaka) was the location where the historic city of Melaka began. A prince from Sumatra known as Parameswara founded Melaka (formerly known as Malacca) in 1402 and established his sultanate near the mouth of Melaka River at the foot of St. Paul's Hill. Due to its strategic location, Melaka was later occupied by the Portuguese, the Dutch, the British and the Japanese. It was known as "Venice of the East" by seafarers where the traders from the East and the West met and became a very busy port for several centuries.

    Today Melaka River boat tour is a popular tourist attraction. It is an hour round trip boat tour covering approximately 10 kilometers from the Dutch Square to Kampung Morten. The boat will pass several bridges such as Tan Boon Seng Bridge, Chan Boon Cheng Bridge and Old Market Bridge, old shophouses, churches, warehouses, new high rise hotels and apartments and Malay villages.

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    National Zoo, Kuala Lumpur

    by hopang Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The National Zoo (Zoo Negara in National Language) is the largest zoological garden in Malaysia. It is located at Hulu Kelang in Ampang in the state of Selangor, approximately 12 kilometers from Central Kuala Lumpur city. The National Zoo is managed by Malaysian Zoological Society. It is one of the best zoological gardens in Southeast Asia.

    The National Zoo covers a total area of approximately 110 acres. It was officially opened to the public in 1963. The zoo has more than 5,000 animals with more than 400 different species such as elephants, zebras, mousedeers, bears, Malaysian tigers, porcupines, hippos, orangutans, tapir, birds and reptiles. There is also an aquarium in the zoological garden with many different species of sea animals. Animals shows are also scheduled in the zoo. Children always have a great time at the zoo!

    Admission fees are RM15.00 for adults and RM6.00 for children. Opening hours are between 9.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m. daily.

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    Underwater World, Pulau Langkawi

    by hopang Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The Underwater World is located at Zon Pantai Cenang (Cenang Beach) at Mukim Kedawang, approximately 3 kilometers from Langkawi International Airport in Pulau Langkawi. It is the largest aquarium in Malaysia and is also one of the largest in Asia. The aquarium was officially opened to the public in 1995. The Underwater World occupies approximately six acres of land at Cenang Beach. It is a very popular tourist attraction in Langkawi which attracts several millions local and foreign tourists every year.

    The Underwater World comprises numerous sections. It houses a total of more than 4,000 fishes, animals and sea creatures with more than 500 species including the giant green turtle, sharks and stingrays in more than 100 large and small tanks. Sections and attractions include fresh water fish, penguinarium, tropical rainforests, seals, wildlife, coral reef, seashell, oceanarium and the highlight of the attraction, i.e. walk through tunnel tank consisting more than half a million liter of seawater. A cafe, souvenir shops and 3D theater are also located at the Underwater World in Pulau Langkawi.

    Opening hours are between 9.30 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. during the weekedays and between 9.30 a.m. and 8.30 p.m. during the weekends. Admission fees are RM38.00 for adult and RM28.00 for children. It is worth the visit.

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    by DAO Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Only 50 sen to send a postcard worldwide

    by SLLiew Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Yes, it only cost 50 sen to send a postcard by airmail to any part of the world.

    Cost of postcards ranges from 50 sen to 80 sen. So this is great bargain to send back postcards to your friends and family.

    For postcards domestically, it is 30 sen.

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    Go up to Penang Hill

    by kyoub Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    While you are on Penang you must take the funicular railway up to the top of Penang Hill. While there you can walk around and see the great view down over the city, unless it is very foggy like it was when we were there. You could stop at the hotel and have some lunch or just a nice cool drink. Take a look at the birds that are in the small botanical garden. Have a look at the Muslum Mosque and the Hindu Temple that are on the hill. Then you can take the ride back down enjoying the scenery as you go.

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    Kek Lok Si Temple

    by kyoub Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This temple can be seen from a great distance away because it is spread over 12 hectares of land. It took Burmese, Chinese, and Thai artists over two decades to build. Put on your walking shoes before enjoying this sight. The temple was all decorated in red lanterns when we were there in honor of Chinese New Year. The main entrance looked like a shopping mall. I am not sure if this was because of the holiday or if it is always this way.
    It is very interesting and we took many many pictures.

    Celebration Chinese New Year
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