Until recently, the capital of the country was the city of Kuala Lumpur, but not far from it a new city is being built, in which the functions of the capital will be transferred. Now it is the largest city in the country, which is the financial and commercial center of all of Malaysia. In addition, Kuala Lumpur is the greenest capital in all of Asia. Large avenues and all streets are planted with a dense wall of greenery. The city has an amazing feature, here huge modern skyscrapers stand not far from ancient temples. The capital is literally overflowing with various attractions, among which it is worth highlighting the oldest mosque in Malaysia – Masjid Janek, as well as the largest Hindu temple in the country – Sri Mahariamman, the National Museum full of interesting exhibits and, of course, the main attraction of Kuala Lumpur is the highest double skyscraper in the world, the Petronas Towers, whose height is 452 meters. There are also good places for lovers of nightlife, as a variety of nightclubs, discos, bars, etc. open in the city at sunset. Not far from Kuala Lumpur there are many places for active and beach lovers. Those who do not spare money for their vacation should definitely visit the fashionable seaside resort of Port Dickson, which is known throughout Asia for its beautiful beaches. The main resort area of the country is the island of Penang, located off the coast of Malacca. Despite its small size (only 285 sq. km), it attracts many beach lovers. The capital of the island is one of the largest cities in the country – Georgetown. The city center is still the same as it was many years ago, here is the old Chinatown with narrow streets and low, two-story houses. It is also worth looking at the ruined English fort – Cornwallis. The most famous resorts are located mainly on the northeast coast and in the eastern part of the island. Another well-known resort area is the Lankawi Islands, a system of 1-4 small islands that lie off the northwestern coast of Malaysia, not far from Thailand. Due to the unique geological features of this place, there are a large number of caves that made these islands famous. For those who are going to visit this place, you should definitely visit the Telaga-Tujukh waterfall, from which seven streams depart, forming seven beautiful lakes. You can have a good rest on the hot lakes of Telaga-Air-Panas and visit the Gua Cherita cave, in this cave all the walls are painted with a language unknown to mankind, which still cannot be deciphered. Unlike the western part of Malaysia, the island of Borneo does not have such a large number of first-class hotels and modern beaches, but in these places untouched nature has been preserved, forests that are home to a wide variety of animals. On the coast there are practically untouched beaches and coral reefs where you can go diving.
National cuisine of Malaysia
According to Ebizdir, the islands of Southeast Asia are known throughout the world for their unique cuisine. Each province has its own traditions and ways of cooking. As in all of Asia, the main ingredient for the side dish here is rice, which is cooked insipid. In some cases, rice is “colored” during the cooking process, such as fried with vegetables or boiled in broth, thereby giving it a certain color and taste. A popular dish here is “nasi lemak” – this is rice cooked in coconut milk and to which sauce, herbs, eggs and cucumbers are added. Vegetables, which are used in almost every dish, have become widely used here. Most often, these are bamboo shoots and soybeans. Malaysia is also famous for its fruit dishes, it surpasses even India in this, which is famous for its unusual fruit dishes. In Malaysia, a huge amount of fruits grows, many of them are not known in Europe, and some have an unusual taste and smell, but this does not stop tourists who want to try something new. Meat dishes are prepared here extremely rarely, usually for celebrations and holidays, since Malaysia is not rich in cattle. The most famous meat dish is “rendang”, which is prepared from meat stewed in coconut milk with spices. It is very difficult to find alcoholic beverages in Malaysia, as the country has Muslim traditions and this is not very well treated. Basically, all alcohol is imported here from European countries. But still in Malaysia you can buy unusual beers, both rice and regular. Basically, all alcohol is imported here from European countries. But still in Malaysia you can buy unusual beers, both rice and regular. Basically, all alcohol is imported here from European countries. But still in Malaysia you can buy unusual beers, both rice and regular.
The public transport system in Kuala Lumpur is very developed. Public transport here is represented by a monorail, elevated metro and buses. The RapidKL system includes all urban transport except for the monorail. Travel on any transport of the RapidKL system is possible with special tickets. Tickets here are very unusual, they are special cards that can be replenished. The initial balance of the card is 10 ringgit. Most of the city buses are old and without air conditioning. It is very uncomfortable to ride on a crowded bus. Foreigners are not advised to use buses, as there are very frequent cases of dishonest drivers, they can open the door on the move or pass a stop without warning, stop in the wrong place, etc. Taxis in Malaysia are very cheap. in addition, you can quickly catch it or call a taxi service. Most of the taxis are modern (Japanese), however, when landing, you need to keep an eye on the meter, but very often the drivers simply do not turn it on, so you should agree on payment in advance.