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    Indoor Theme Park, Genting Highlands

    by hopang Updated Mar 20, 2009

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    Indoor Theme Park is located at First World Plaza at the podium of First World Hotel at Genting Highlands Resort in the state of Pahang. It occupies an extensive area of several floors of the First World Hotel. It is also one of the largest indoor theme parks in Malaysia.

    Several exciting rides divided into thrill and children rides are available for the whole family. Examples of thrill rides that can be found at this indoor theme park are 4D Motion Master, Rio Float, Venice Condola, Reindeer Cruiser, Euro Express and Ferris Wheel. Children rides include Ride de Paris, Carousel and junior bumper car. It is especially crowded in the evening and at night and during the weekends. Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum and Game Arcade are also located at Indoor Theme Park. For those who are fond of gambling, Star World Casino is located just beside the indoor theme park at First World Plaza. Plenty of eateries are available at First World Plaza for visitors to chill out!

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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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    Outdoor Theme Park, Genting Highlands

    by hopang Updated Mar 19, 2009

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    The outdoor theme park in Genting Highlands Resort is one of the largest and best theme parks in Malaysia. Genting Highlands Resort is located in the state of Pahang approximately 50 kilometers away from Kuala Lumpur.

    The outdoor theme park consists of approximately 40 rides divided into thrill, family and children rides. Thrill rides are very popular for young people such as the one in our picture known as Spinner. Other exciting thrill rides include Pirate Ship, Super Toboggan, the Flying Dragon, the Corkscrew, bumper boat, flume ride, the Cyclone and Rolling Thunder Mine Train.

    Family rides include monorail, mini train, matahari, double deck carousel, tea cup, antique car and pirate train. Children rides include kiddie rides, children playpen and rodeo rider.

    Opening hours are between 9.00 a.m. and 7.00 p.m. daily. Admission fees to outdoor theme park cost RM 51.00 for adults and RM 36.00 for children. These are one day tickets valid for 24 hours for unlimited rides in the park.

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    Christ Church, Melaka

    by hopang Updated Mar 22, 2009

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    Christ Church is located at the Dutch Square where most of the buildings are painted coral red in colour, just opposite Queen Victoria Fountain, the Clock Tower and the Stadhuys along the bank of Melaka River in the heart of historical city of Melaka. Christ Church is located between Jalan Laksamana and Jalan Gereja and is a very popular tourist attraction in the city of Melaka. It is undoubtedly one of the popular cultural heritage in Melaka famous for its craftsmanship and its admired pews!

    The Christ Church is the oldest protestant church in Malaysia. It is the oldest surviving Dutch church constructed outside the Nederlands. It was formerly known as the Dutch Reformed Church of Malacca. It was constructed by the Dutch between 1741 and 1753 to replace St. Paul's Church as the place of worship. The church was constructed of bricks shipped from the Nederlands. It was once situated inside the large fortification walls in the 17th century. The fortification walls were later demolished by the British. The facade of the church has typical Dutch style of architecture painted in coral red with a large white cross on top of its facade. The bell was later added by the British when they occupied Malacca. Admission to the church is free.

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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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    Prime Minister's Department, Putrajaya

    by hopang Updated Mar 25, 2009

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    The Prime Minister's Department (Perdana Putra) is located at Prime Minister's Office, Main Block, Perdana Putra Building, Federal Government Administrative Centre, Putrajaya, near the Multimedia Super Corridor, approximately 40 kilometers from Central Kuala Lumpur.

    It is an impressive six storey building comprising the Main Block with an onion shaped dome in green colour complete with East and West wings. The building overlooks Putrajaya Lake and is situated at an altitude of approximately 50 meters above sea level. The Prime Minister's Office is housed on the main block.

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    Snake Temple, Penang

    by hopang Updated Mar 25, 2009

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    Penang Snake Temple is located at Sungai Kluang at Bayan Lepas near the Penang International Airport in the island of Penang. It was constructed in 1850 from a land donated by British resident David Brown, the owner of Glugor Estate. The temple is also known as Azure Cloud Temple which was built to dedicate Chor Soo Kong. The Taoist temple dates back to the 19th century. It is one of the oldest Chinese temples in Penang.

    Legend has it that snakes from nearby forests suddenly appeared in the temple soon after the temple was built. The Taoist monk thought that it was a good omen and immediately sheltered the snakes. Today only the species of harmless green pit vipers can be seen in the temple.

    The Snake Temple is a very popular tourist attraction in Penang. It attracts hundreds of curious local and foreign tourists daily. Visitors are allowed to pose with the snakes for souvenir snapshots for a small fee as depicted in our photo above. So far nobody has been biten by the snakes in the temple!

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    Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur

    by hopang Updated Mar 19, 2009

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    Petronas Twin Towers are located at Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) in the heart of Kuala Lumpur city, the capital of Malaysia. These twin towers are office buildings with shopping arcades at the podium known as Suria KLCC. Petronas Twin Towers are beautifully and brightly lit up at night as depicted in our photograph on the right.

    The Petronas twin towers were constructed between 1992 and 1998 and were at one time the tallest buildings in the world from 1998 to 2004 before being overtaken by Taipeh 101 in Taiwan. The towers were designed by world famous architect Cesar Pelli. Nevertheless they are still the tallest twin buildings in the world today. They are serviced by 78 elevators. The total height of the towers is 452 meters and both towers have 88 floors of office spaces. The total area of the buildings is 395,000 square meters. The Petronas twin towers are also home to Petronas Philharmonic Hall, shopping arcades and Science Museum.

    A skybridge for visitors is located at 42nd floor between the two towers. Entrance to the skybridge is free but you have to queue up for free tickets early in the morning at the podium! Don't miss seeing these fascinating structures when you visit Kuala Lumpur for your vacation!

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    Melaka Zoo, Melaka

    by hopang Updated Mar 18, 2009

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    Melaka Zoo is located at Ayer Keroh approximately 13 kilometers from the heart of Melaka City. There are more than 1,200 animals representing more than 200 animal species in the zoo. It is the second largest zoo in Malaysia after the national zoo in Kuala Lumpur. Melaka Zoo occupies a total area of approximately 55 acres. Approximately half a million local and foreign tourists visit the zoo every year. It has become a popular tourist attraction lately.

    Wide range of animals can be found in the zoo such as squirrel monkeys, zebras, tigers, Sumatra rhinoceros, lions, pythons, wolf, wild horse, giraffe, Malaysian gaur, red panda, birds and elephants.

    Small admission fees of RM7.00 for adult and RM4.00 for children are charged for entering the zoo. Opening hours are between 9.00 a.m. and 6.00 p.m. daily. Make it a point to visit Melaka Zoo when you are in Melaka for your vacation!

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    Jonker Walk, Melaka

    by hopang Updated Mar 19, 2009

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    Jonker Walk is located at Jonker Street (known as Jalan Hang Jebat) right in the heart of Melaka's Chinatown in the historic city of Melaka. It is a narrow street with some of Melaka's oldest houses dating back to 17th century when Dutch conquored Melaka. Jonker Street is formerly known as Antique Street due to the many antique stores around the area selling ancient artifacts and various antiques from the past centuries. Jonker is a Dutch word which literally means master. Jonker Street is an ideal location to hunt and bargain for antiques and ancient artifacts.

    Jonker Walk was established in the year 2000 by Melaka State Government to boost the influx of foreign tourists to Melaka city. During the weekends from Friday to Sunday nights between 7.00 p.m. and 12.00 mignight, the whole street is closed to vehicular traffic and Jonker Walk turns into open-air night markets selling all kinds of items including ornamental antiques, old copper coins, souvenirs, local delicious food, arts and crafts, clothings and textiles, CDs and DVDs, household utensils and wooden clog. It is always very crowded during those nights. Some old houses at Jonker Walk also organise dancing classes and Chinese classical music instrument performances.

    Open-air market at Jonker Walk is a very popular tourist attraction. Local Chinese prefer to sing karaoke at the permanent stage set up by the state government. Chairs are provided in front of the stage for interested spectators. It is an ideal spot to pass your evening! Don't miss Jonker Walk when you are in Melaka for your vacation!

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    Clock Tower Melaka

    by hopang Updated Mar 19, 2009

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    The Clock Tower is located at Jalan Laksamana along the bank of Melaka River near the infamous Stadhuys in the heart of historic Melaka. It is a popular landmark and is one of the most visited tourist attractions in the city of Melaka.

    The Clock Tower is situated very close to the mouth of Melaka River. It was constructed in the late 19th century in honour of Tan Beng Swee who was a very successful and generous Chinese tycoon. The tower is also known as Tan Beng Swee Clock Tower by the locals.

    The Clock Tower is very important to the inhabitants of Melaka as far as history is concerned. Among other popular attractions near the Clock Tower are the Stadhuys built by the Dutch after 1641 when the Dutch conquored Melaka from the Portuguese and Christ Church, both are painted red. Queen Victoria Fountain is located just in front of the Clock Tower. It was erected by the British in 1901 to celebrate diamond jubilee.

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    KL Tower, Kuala Lumpur

    by hopang Updated Mar 20, 2009

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    Kuala Lumpur Tower (also known as KL Tower or Menara Kuala Lumpur) is located at Bukit Nanas (Pineapple Hill) in the heart of the Golden Triangle and Central Business District in the city of Kuala Lumpur. KL Tower was constructed for telecommunication and broadcasting purposes. It was constructed between 1991 and 1995 and officially opened to the public by the Prime Minister in 1996. The tower was designed by Malaysian architect Kumpulan Senireka Sdn Bhd. It has design that reflects rich Malaysian Islamic heritage.

    The tower is approximately 421 metres high and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Kuala Lumpur. It is the tallest tower in Southeast Asia and the fifth tallest in the world after CN Tower in Canada, Ostankino in Russia, Pearl Oriental Tower in China and Borj-e Milad in Iran.

    Menara Kuala Lumpur has a total buildup area of approximately 7,700 square meters with four high speed elevators. The tower shafts have 22 levels with a total of more than 2,000 steps. The observation deck is located at approximately 330 meters. Seri Angkasa Revolving Restaurant is also located at the tower. Approximately 4 million local and foreign tourists visit the tower every year. This is an absolute "must-visit" attraction when you are in Kuala Lumpur for your vacation! Opening hours are between 9.00 a.m. and 10.00 p.m. daily.

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    Heritage Trail, Melaka

    by hopang Updated Mar 20, 2009

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    The Heritage Trail (Jejak Warisan in Malaysia's national language) is a "must-visit" trail for foreign tourists. Its signboard is located just across A' Famosa at Jalan Kota at Bandar Hilir in the heart of historic city of Melaka.

    Melaka is a historical city (oldest city in Malaysia) with lots of historical buildings and well preserved cultural heritage. That is why Melaka has been listed as World Heritage Site by UNESCO several years ago. The best way to explore this historical city is on foot. Melaka city has lots of historical buildings and many of them are within walking distance. You may begin walking from the signboard at Jalan Kota as depicted in our photo.

    Places of interests are A' Famosa, St. Paul's Historical Complex, Chinatown, Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock (formerly known as Heeren Street), Dutch Square (Stadhuys, Christ Church and Clock Tower), Jonker Walk (Jalan Hang Jebat), Baba Nyonya Heritage and many others.

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    Bastion House, Melaka

    by hopang Updated Mar 20, 2009

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    Bastion House is located at Jalan Kota, within a stone's throw from A' Famosa in the historical city of Melaka. It is a popular tourist attraction in Melaka for local as well as foreign tourists.

    Bastion House was constructed in 1910 by British owned Dunlop Rubber Company. It was used as a business house until 1986 when it was rented to a bank. It is now home to the Malay and Islamic World Museum. The building was constructed of bricks and has a sloping roof, a fine example of English architecture seen in this historical city. Opening hours are between 9.00 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. daily.

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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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