Kuala Lumpur is a city of delightful contrasts and one of the most vibrant
cities in Asia. Visitors will be greeted by the stunning Petronas Twin Towers, a
world -renowned icon of the country. The numerous pre-war heritage buildings
reflect Kuala Lumpur’s rich past and stand in charming juxtaposition to the
modern ambience. Lush greenery and well-manicured parks lend a refreshing
garden appeal to the city.
With its colorful potpourri of races and cultures, KL, as the city is popularly
known, is a kaleidoscope of fascinating sights and sounds. Immerse yourself
in its abundance of attractions – Exciting theme parks, world-class sporting
events, dazzling cultural performances and entertaining nightlife.
Kuala Lumpur traces its origins to the 1850s when tin prospectors established
a trading post there. As the years passed, KL emerged as the centre of
commerce in the country. It was made the capital following the country‘s
independence in 1957. KL’s flourishing growth led to the conferment of city
status in 1972. Two years later, on 1 February 1974, the city was ceded to the
Federal Territory. Today KL is home to population of 1.5 million people and is
a microcosm of modern Malaysia.
English is widely spoken here and visitors can go on organized tours or explore
the capital at their own pace. The city boasts a comprehensive transportation
network that makes your sightseeing experience pleasant and hassle-free. This
guide suggests the nearest or most convenient mode of transport to the various
places of interest. Enjoy your visit to this modern metropolis.
The capital of the land of the Hornbills and Headhunters is without a doubt the most pleasant and interesting city in Borneo.
It is hilly leafy and has a very pleasant riverside area.
The city contains many beautiful landscape parks and gardens, historic buildings, a colorful market and one of Asia’s best
museums where you can view an excellent collection of Borneo ethnological and archaeological artifacts.
Beyond kuching, there are the wonders of the Niah and Mulu caves, the Bako National Park and Damai Cultural Village and
some “value for money” beach resorts.>
KOTA KINABALU (SABAH)
Located in the midst of the world’s largest Rainforest, Kota
Kinabalu is Sabah’s state capital. In close vicinity to beautiful
beaches, superb deluxe class Resorts, abundant marine, coral
life and tropical Islands, the awesome Mount Kinabalu and
its plant and animals life. KK, as it is popularity know is fast
emerging to be a popular tourist destination for soft adventure
and Eco-tourism program.
The main attraction is the Sepilok Jungle reserve near
Sandakan where the sanctuary doubles as a rehabilitation
center for strayed, domesticated Orang Utans.
There are numerous self-guiding treks in the reserve for
adventurous visitors to explore and discover the rich flora and
fauna in the reserve.
The oldest established Town in Malaysia, its history unfolds
as one walks through the town square from its early days
when Malacca was the meeting place for traders from India,
Java, the Middle East and China to the successive colonial
occupational of the Portuguese, Dutch, English and Japanese,
the town has retained its unruffled charm.
Each culture has left behind its mark and the standing
Monuments truly speak for themselves of an Era of Bygone
LANGKAWI ISLAND (KEDAH)
Fast flourishing into a tourist haven, this Island has world
class facilities with its hotels, resorts and eateries. Beautiful
Palm fringed beaches, placid water and a largely unexplored
hinterland conspire to produce a tropical paradise. Langkawi
is beset by many legends which give it a mystical flavor.
The Island is accessible by boat or flight into its
The oldest British settlement in Malaysia is popularly known
as the “Pearl of the Oriental” and is also one of the major
tourist attractions. Linked by one of Asian’s longest bridges,
as well as a fast ferry to the mainland, many of Penang
interesting sights remind the visitor of a bygone yet nostalgic
The intriguing and historic Town of Georgetown is also noted
for its superb food. Attractions on the Island include Fort
Cornwallis, Botanical Garden, Penang Hill, Butterfly Farm,
Kek Lok Si Temple, Snake Temple and local food fare, which
finds popularity amongst both Penangites and visitors.