Malaysia is the ultimate travel destination. That’s a pretty big statement I know, but I think I’ve got the goods to back it up. Let me explain…
Travel means very different things to different people. For some it’s all about soaking up the sun on a beautiful beach for days on end, for others it’s about integrating in to a new culture and really getting under the skin of a country, some like to test themselves and do things that will take them out of their comfort zone and for others it’s all about indulging, whether that means food, shopping or a bit of pampering. And the list goes on.
The great thing about Malaysia, is that whatever travel means to you, you can find an experience here that will fulfil all your wildest, travel related, dreams. Add to that the great weather, and the fact that it’s super cheap and you’ll see that Malaysia has, quite literally, got it all.
I think Malaysia is one destination that has it all.
6 things that prove Malaysia has got it all
I’m going to break it down a bit further. Below are six reasons why I believe Malaysia is the ultimate travel destination. Take a look, consider them and let me know in the comments box below what you think!
We can all appreciate a beautiful beach, even if you’re not the kind of person whose idea of happiness is being sat under a palm tree with a good book for days on end (are you crazy!). I’m talking about the kind of beaches that you really hope exist, although you’re not really sure anywhere could actually be that beautiful. Well let me tell you, it’s possible and you can see them in Malaysia.
Number 1 on the list has got to be the beaches of Redang (pictured above), a small island paradise just off Malaysia’s east coast. With very few inhabitants it’s quiet and the perfect secluded relaxation spot. In the north of the island turtles lay their eggs on the beach, so if you go snorkelling, you may be able to spot sea turtles swimming beside you.
A little less effort to get to, but equally stunning, are the beaches of Langkawi and the Perhentian Islands. They’re more ‘touristy’ than Redang, but that really just means more opportunities for cold beers in chilled beach bars.
Fascinating History and Culture
George Town, Penang is rich in the very best examples of Malaysian culture.
A multicultural melting pot of Asian culture, with strong influences from China, India and the rest of Southeast Asia, everywhere you look there are fusions of influence.
That fusion is most apparent in Penang. Wander the streets of the capital George Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site that is packed with historical and cultural gems including beautiful colonial architecture, classic churches, Buddhist and Hindu temples and grand mosques.
If you’re not too scared, visit Snake Temple where live snakes actually live inside! *shudder*
The vibrant metropolis
The Petronas Towers are among the most recognised landmarks in the world and offer incredible views of the city.
Kuala Lumpur is one of the world’s great cities and has everything you’d expect, and hope, to see and experience in a legendary capital, all with a unique Malaysian twist.
Sample tasty street food, get lost in busy shopping centres, haggle at market bazaars, climb the famous Petronas Towers for great views, and ride the KL Monorail for easy access to each part of the city.
Kuala Lumpur is also a great start point for day trips to the ancient Batu Caves and city-state Melaka.
Amazing wildlife and nature
Mingle with orang-utans in the jungles of Borneo.
Think of Malaysian wildlife and what’s the first things that come to mind? Yep, orangutans! It’s the best place to see these incredible animals in the wild.
Head over to Borneo to see these charismatic creatures hanging out in the jungles of Sepilok and take a trek up Mt Kinabalu for amazing views of rice paddies, jungles and remote villages.
Trips such as Borneo Sarawak Discovery will make sure you don’t miss out on any of the best bits of this incredible part of the county.
If you like your wildlife a little less hairy, the famous Tropical Butterfly Farm in Teluk Bahang, Penang is also well worth a visit.
Laksa with sea food - yum!
If you’re anything like me, food will take up a large portion of your thoughts each day, and one of the best things about travelling, in my opinion at least, is the opportunity to indulge in the very best local cuisine; and Malaysia is one of the best places in the world to find a huge selection of delicious dishes to sample.
Whether you’re stopping on a street corner, splashing out in one of the capital’s best restaurants or hovering somewhere in between, prepare for a culinary wake-up call thanks to some amazing flavours.
Head to Kuala Lumpur to try the cheap, and completely scrumptious street food, such as Chicken Satay, Roti Chanai, Nasi Lemak (a rice dish with coconut) and Beef Rendang (a curry type dish with coconut and lemongrass).
If you’re in Penang, widely accepted to be Malaysia’s food capital, try the Laksa Penang (a spicy and sour noodle soup) or the Nasi Kandar (a Malaysian curry dish with rice).
Need more to tickle your travel-hungry tastebuds? Check out these fifteen Malaysian dishes you need to try when you travel there.
It’s packed full of adventure!
If you want your travels to take you out of your comfort zone and challenge you a bit, then you won’t be disappointed with what Malaysia has to offer in terms of adventure.
Snorkel and scuba dive around the Perhenthian and Tioman Islands, go caving at Turtle Cave in Gunung Mulu National Park, trek through the tea plantations of the Cameron Highlands, bungee jump at Sunway Extreme Park and go white water rafting at Kuala Kubu Bharu. Phew!
This good English essay was submitted by boey. You can submit your essay and get it published on this blog too!
Malaysia is a multiracial country. Malaysia has a population of 23.27 million consisting of 61 percent Malays, 30 percent Chinese, 8 percent Indians and 1 percent of other ethnic groups. Malaysia is unique because of its diversity of races, religions and cultures, the stability of the country and many places of interests. Besides, there are many international achievements which are the pride of our nation.
Diversity of races, religions and cultures is a significant characteristic of our nation. Malaysia is a multiracial country with a rich cultural heritage. Unique to Malaysia is the 'Open House' concept where during the various cultural and religious festival like Hari Raya, Chinese New Year, Deepavali, Gawai Day and others, friends and families and even strangers would visit the homes of those who are celebrating the festival, to wish them well and enjoy the feast prepared by the hosts. Although the visitors may be from different races, they still can tolerate with each other and live under the same roof where they celebrate the festival together. This will help to strengthen the ties among themselves.
Moreover, the stability and peacefulness of Malaysia is also a uniqueness of us. We live harmoniously in a country where there are no wars and conflicts among Malaysians. War is dreadful and it may deteriorate humans' lives. We are fortunate that our country is safe and runs off the war. So, people can live safely here. Somehow, Malaysia is a paradise for those Iraqis or Pakistanis. Besides, our country is freed from natural disasters such as earthquakes. Earthquakes may bring death and destroy many buildings. Therefore, Malaysia is unique because of the stability and peaceful environment.
On top of that, there are many places of interests in country such as beaches, islands and rain forest. Malaysia's rain forest is considered as the oldest in the world. The diverse species of animals and plant life continue to excite a great deal of scientific research. Many believe that some undiscovered plant may hold cures to many currently incurable human diseases. There are many islands in our country such as Pulau Langkawi, Pulau Redang, Pulau Ketam and many others. Pulau Langkawi has a lot of historitical informations. Those who are in favour of history can go there to explore the history of that place. All the beaches in those islands are beautiful. The sand is soft and white. The accommodation is well-established and that makes those islands ideal places to visit.
Following this, there are also international achievements of our country. Those achievements include the existence of Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), Formula One (F1) racing circuit and the Petronas Twin Towers. KLIA is unique because it has all that is needed for business, entertainment and relaxation within its boundaries. The airport is part and parcel of the Multimedia Super Corridor where high technology industries are being actively developed. Nevertheless, there is a Formula One Race Track near the airport, so foreign car racing enthusiasts from all over the world can come for a visit to gather here. Besides that, Petronas Twin Towers which is a building that soars 452 metres into the sky is once upon a time, the tallest building in the world and yet it is a national pride to the people of Malaysia.
In short, Malaysia is unique that it has diversity of races, religions and cultures, a stable and peaceful environment, places of interest and some internal achievements. Those are important characteristic of our nation. It is rich of cultural heritage; it would be worth to play a visit here.
Corrections made in the essay above:
Do not put an extra hyphen - multiracial is correct, multi-racial and multi racial are wrong
Use noun instead of adjective - diversity of races, religious and cultures is wrong; it should be diversity of races, religions and cultures; a unique of us is wrong, a uniqueness of us is correct
This sentence is wrong because there should be two phrases in the sentence where you use the conjunction although - Although the visitors may be from different races. However… It should be ‘Although the visitors may be from different races, they…’
Article – an unique is wrong, a unique is correct
Subject-verb agreement - the stability and peacefulness of Malaysia is should be the stability and peacefulness of Malaysia are – Wrong: there is no wars and conflicts. Correct: there are no wars and conflicts
Use adverb instead of noun – we live in a harmony country should be we live harmoniously in a country or we live in harmony.
Singular or plural - humans' life is wrong, humans’ lives is correct, human beings is more appropriate
No plural form – Wrong: historitical informations. Correct: historical information
Avoid using informal word - has lots of is informal, has a lot of is formal
Essay Rating: 3.5
Good points and examples are discussed in the essay. However, there are some gross and minor grammatical and spelling errors. Gross errors include subject-verb agreement errors and wrong use of nouns and adjectives. All in all, there is still room for improvement. Keep up your writing effort!