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Malaysia is a Southeast Asian country that is home to a diverse range of cultures, cuisines, and natural attractions. From the bustling metropolis of Kuala Lumpur to the ancient city of Melaka, there is something for everyone in Malaysia. One of the most popular tourist destinations in Malaysia is the island of Langkawi, where we spend 3 weeks exploring. Langkawi is known for its beautiful beaches, lush rainforests, and stunning scenery. Visitors can enjoy a variety of activities on Langkawi, including hiking, biking, swimming, diving, and shopping.

No matter what your interests are, you are sure to find something to love in Malaysia! The country is a melting pot of cultures and offers something for everyone. With its beautiful scenery, delicious food, and friendly people, Malaysia is the perfect destination for your next vacation!

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Here are a few facts about Malaysia that may surprise you!

✓ Malaysia is a multicultural country located in Southeast Asia. It consists of 13 states and three federal territories.


 The country is known for its diverse population, which includes Malay, Chinese, Indian, and indigenous groups. This cultural mix has influenced various aspects of Malaysian society, such as language, cuisine, and traditions.


Malaysia is home to the world's oldest rainforest, Taman Negara, which is estimated to be 130 million years old. It is also one of the most biologically diverse areas on the planet.


 The iconic Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia's capital city, were the tallest buildings in the world from 1998 to 2004. They are still the tallest twin towers globally.


Malaysia is known for its delicious cuisine, which combines flavors from different cultures. Popular dishes include nasi lemak (coconut rice with various accompaniments), satay (grilled skewered meat), and roti canai (flaky Indian-style bread served with curry).


 The country is a significant producer of palm oil, rubber, and tropical fruits such as durian, mangosteen, and rambutan. Malaysia is often referred to as the "Land of the Palm Oil Tree."


 Malaysia has a diverse range of ecosystems, including mangrove forests, coral reefs, and highland rainforests. It is home to various unique wildlife species, such as orangutans, tigers, elephants, and the world's largest flower, the Rafflesia.


 The country has a tropical climate characterized by high humidity and temperatures that range between 25°C and 35°C (77°F and 95°F) throughout the year. However, the highlands experience cooler temperatures.


Malaysia is known for its vibrant festivals and celebrations. One of the most important festivals is Hari Raya Aidilfitri (also known as Eid al-Fitr), which marks the end of Ramadan and is celebrated by Muslims across the country.


The national sport of Malaysia is sepak takraw, a game played with a rattan ball, where players use their feet, knees, chest, and head to hit the ball over the net. It is similar to volleyball but without using hands.


 Malaysia is home to some stunning natural attractions, including the breathtaking Langkawi Island, the Cameron Highlands with its tea plantations, and the beautiful Perhentian Islands, known for their crystal-clear waters and marine life.


Malaysia has made significant contributions to the field of architecture. The country is known for its impressive modern buildings, such as the Islamic-inspired Putra Mosque in Putrajaya and the colonial-era structures in Georgetown, Penang, which have been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  

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