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TAMAN NEGARA

Taman NegaraTaman Negara, which literally means “national park” in Malay which has a reputation as one of the oldest tropical rain forest in the world. Taman Negara encompasses three states of Malaysia: Pahang, Kelantan and Terengganu, each with its own legislation. This spot is considered as a most popular ecotourism and adventure destination in Malaysia which features Huge Trees, Waterfalls, Cave Exploration, Jungle Trekkings, Night Walking Safaris, Fishing, Climb Gunung Tahan, and lot more. Also this park is a home for some of the rare mammals, such as the Malayan tiger, Malayan gaur (seladang), Sumatran Rhinoceros, Indian elephant & crab-eating macaque. As well as birds such as the great argus, red junglefowl, and the rare Malayan peacock-pheasant. One of the most popular things to do in Taman Negara is the Canopy Walk, a long suspension bridge high above the treetops where visitors can walk and glimpse exotic birds. Guided night safaris are also available to see plants that only bloom at night, glow-in-the-dark fungi and nocturnal creatures like owls, leopard cats and water dragons. This is a perfect place for nature lovers and shutterbugs!

KUCHING

Sarawak is the largest state in Malaysia and Kuching is the capital and the most populous city in the state of Sarawak. The locals here(Kuching) fondly called their city 'Cat City' because 'Kuching' means 'cat' in Malay language. The city is situated on the banks of the Sarawak River with a beautifully landscaped waterfront offering views of historic landmarks such as Fort Margherita and Astana palace. Kuching is a popular base for exploring Borneo’s rainforest and the state of Sarawak. Today, the population of Sarawak comprises of Malays, Chinese, Indians, Eurasians and a number of native tribes like Iban, Dayak, Bidayuh, Melanau, Penan, Kedayan and Orang Ulu. Kuching is a perfect holiday destination for tourist in Malaysia because of its many interesting places to visit during their stay like Museums, Holy places, Shopping Mall, Restaurants, etc., Here are some of the places tourism square recommends you to visit in Kuching.


Cat MuseumCat Museum
which contains a large collection of cat memorabilia and this museum is situated on Bukit Siol at Petra Jaya across the river. Cat lovers will find all range of exhibits, photos, feline art and cat souvenirs. This Waterfront is the best place to view the Astana, Fort Margherita, adjacent Malay kampungs of Kampung Sinjan and Kampung Lintang or even the newly constructed DUN complex. Next to the Cat Museum is Kuching Waterfront is a great riverside ambience in Kuching where many tourist visit this place often which is a nice place to have a pleasant walk in the afternoon or in early morning even some food kiosks are also present here. Padungan is the oldest shopping area in Kuching. It's is an important area for nightlife and clubbing, 4-5 star hotels such as Crowne Plaza, Grand Margherita (formerly Holiday Inn), Hilton, Pullman, Somerset Gateway and Novotel. There are collections of cat statues found at various locations and on roundabouts of the Padungan Road leading to the waterfront area.


Friendship Garden & Sunday MarketFriendship Garden
is located in Tabuan Heights as a symbol of friendship between Malaysia and China. This landscaped garden has several ponds, many interesting structures, a giant statue of Admiral Cheng Ho, wishing wells and Chinese buildings. This is a perfect place for sightseeing andfeeding the koi fishes in the ponds. Sunday Market in on Jalan Satok starts from every Saturday afternoon to afternoon of Sunday. The market stalls offer a huge variety of local produce from snacks, local delicacies, fruits, vegetables, plants, pets, meat, fish, eggs, jungle produce to clothings, accessories, newspapers, toys, fashion items, local craft items and souvenirs. Gunung Gading National Park is a home to the world’s largest flower, the rafflesia, which can grow up to one metre in diameter however the smell it releases while blooming seems too nasty. But Seeing a blooming rafflesia is certainly the highlight of a trip to Gunung Gading. It also has some enjoyable walks and a challenging jungle trek. ‘The Waterfall’ trail offers the shortest walk, winding its way up through the forest past a series of waterfalls. It takes about one hour to reach the last one, Waterfall No. 7. (suitable for those who love adventures). The Sarawak Islamic Museum is situated behind the Dewan Tun Razak which consists of 7 galleries set around a central courtyard garden, each with a unique theme like featuring artefacts and items relating to Islamic civilisation, including weapons, coins, jewellery and costumes. Interesting artefacts shown here is a replica of sword used by Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him).

These are very few place that were discussed here and Kuching has many other interesting spots to be visited like, The Astana, Chinese History Museum, Kuching Reservoir Park (Taman Budaya), Jong's Crocodile Farm, India Street (Jalan India), Shopping Mall, Eatries and on and on. Tourist can also engage in some of the activities like Scuba Diving (in Talang-Talang Island), Kuching Kayaking (in the Sarawak river), Bike Tour & Adventure: Paradesa Borneo (Visit for details: www.paradesaborneo.com), Pusat Kemahiran Seni- Sarawak Cultural Village (a traditional Sarawakian dancing class) and lot more. Even There are some cruise liners operating daily from Kuching. Visit Kuching, Sarawak of Malaysia to discover more that were not covered here! 😀

BUKIT BINTANG 

Bukit BintangBukit Bintang is best known as the fashion, entertainment and shopping epicentre of Kuala Lumpur. This is also a perfect place to taste different cuisines where you can find numorous stalls to taste both local and international cuisines, Bukit Bintang is a perfect place for foodies too. This place in KL represent Berjaya Times Square which is considered as one the largest shopping mall in the world, it has over 1,000 retail stores. This mall is also listed as one of the Asia’s largest indoor theme park with 14 specially-designed rides including a thrilling roller coaster, so do visit this is mall if you are in KL. Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve (presently called KL Forest Eco-Park) is a 100-year-old forest reserve which is also the oldest protected jungle in Malaysia located in the middle of KL city, it covers an area of 11 hectares (in approx). The main highlights of this forest reserve are the hanging canopy walk and the observatory tower that will give you a nice view of the city. So never forget to traverse this canopy! Central Market is located at Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock and the pedestrian-only section of Jalan Hang Kasturi, just a short walk away from Petaling Street. It is a Kuala Lumpur cultural landmark where inside the building has many boutiques, handicraft and souvenir stalls with traders selling local merchandise such as authentic Malaysian batik prints and lot more. Menara KL (KL Tower) is also another of the famouse tourist stop in Bukit Bintang, Click here to read about Menara KL. This Bikit Bintang also has two famous temples: Chan See Shu Yuen Temple, a Buddhist temple with beautiful architecture and Sri Mahamariamman Temple, The oldest (and reputedly the richest) Hindu temple in the city, it is a prominent feature during the annual Thaipusam festival. In short Bukit Bintang is a shoppers world in Malaysia.

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