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Saturday, May 16, 2009

Welcome to Beautiful Malaysia

Welcome to Beautiful Malaysia
Malaysia is a country in South-East Asia, located partly on a peninsula of the Asian mainland and partly on the northern third of the island of Borneo. West (peninsular) Malaysia shares a border with Thailand, is connected by a causeway and a bridge (the 'second link') to the island state of Singapore, and has coastlines on the South China Sea and the Straits of Malacca. East Malaysia (Borneo) shares borders with Brunei and Indonesia.



Regions

Peninsular Malaysia (Malay: Semenanjung Malaysia) occupies most of the Malayan Peninsula between Thailand and Singapore, and is also known as West Malaysia (Malaysia Barat) or the slightly archaic Malaya (Tanah Melayu). It is home to the bulk of Malaysia's population, its capital and largest city Kuala Lumpur, and is generally more economically developed.

* West Coast - the more developed side of Peninsular Malaysia, with the states of Kedah, Malacca, Negeri Sembilan, Penang, Perak, Perlis and Selangor, and Malaysia's capital city Kuala Lumpur and the new administrative centre of Putrajaya, all located within this region.

* East Coast - more traditional and Muslim, the islands here are glittering tropical jewels. Made up of the states of Kelantan, Pahang and Terengganu.

* South - comprising just one state, Johor, two coastlines, and endless palm oil plantations.

Some 800 kilometres to the east is East Malaysia (Malaysia Timur), which occupies the northern third of the island of Borneo, shared with Indonesia and tiny Brunei. Partly covered in impenetrable jungle where headhunters roam (on GSM networks if nothing else), East Malaysia is rich in natural resources but very much Malaysia's hinterland for industry and tourism.

* Sabah - superb scuba diving in Sipadan , nature reserves and the mighty Mount Kinabalu

* Sarawak - jungles, national parks, and traditional longhouses


Cities

* Kuala Lumpur - the capital
* George Town - the cultural and cuisine capital of Penang
* Johor Bahru - capital of Johor, and gateway to Singapore
* Kuantan - capital of Pahang, and commercial centre of the east coast
* Kota Kinabalu - capital of Sabah, and the largest city in East Malaysia
* Kuching - capital of Sarawak
* Malacca (Melaka) - the historical city of Malaysia
* Miri - the resort city of Sarawak and gateway to UNESCO World Heritage Site Gunung Mulu National Park
* Putrajaya - the administrative centre of Malaysia, known for its lavish buildings, bridges and man-made lakes

The Islands of Malaysia

The Islands of Malaysia

Some of the most stunningly beautiful things about Malaysia are its tropical islands. And there's more to them than sun, sand and surf: particularly on the East Coast and Borneo's Sipadan there are coral reefs and hence excellent diving .

* Labuan - offshore finance centre off the coast of East Malaysia, Borneo


* Langkawi - An archipelago of 99 islands this is a destination known for its beaches, rainforest, mountains, mangrove estuaries and unique nature. It is home to some of Malaysia's most opulent resorts all the way through to very reasonable budget accommodation. It is a duty free port which makes for a great value destination.



* Pangkor - fishing community and less well-known tourist destination off the west coast



* Penang (Pulau Pinang) - former British colony known as the "Pearl of the Orient", and bustling island city with excellent cuisine



* Perhentian Islands - glittering jewels off the East Coast still undiscovered by mass tourism



* Redang Island - popular destination for scuba divers


* Sipadan Island - remote scuba diving paradise at the easternmost tip of Malaysia



* Tioman Island - once nominated one of the most beautiful islands in the world