Malaysia, truly Asia goes the campaign and truly it lives up to its name. The vibrant mix of Malay, Chinese, Indian and indigeneous tribes have created culture that make it a colourful and intriguing country. Consisting of the islands of Malaya, Sarawak and Sabah, Malyasia was a British dominion once. British brought in Indians to work on the Rubber plantations. But long before Indian and Chinese empires had ruled the islands as it lay in path of major international sea routes. Chola and Pallava dynasties ruled it for a long time and this may be the reason of large number of Tamils in the country Timber from the forests and Rubber from the plantations have been synonymous with Malaysia. But its beautiful islands and tropical rainforests were discovered as prime tourist spots only later. The Malaysian cuisine is also delectable. Milky white sandy beaches, forests with exotic species Orangutans, monkeys and reptiles and a colourful culture with heritage monuments attract all kinds of tourists to the country from luxury seekers to naturalists, adventure specialists and more. Majority of the population is Muslim and Islam the official religion; but the country has kept alive the traditions of minority religions like Hinduism and Buddhism by giving them religious freedom. The heritage monuments of other faiths also well protected. Modern Malaysian cities vie for attention with their architectural superstructures like Petros towers. Modern malls and parks and recreation centers all keep the tourist busy exploring.
Situated 13 kms north of Kuala Lumpur, Batu caves takes its name from the Sungai Batu or Batu River, which flows past the hill. A pilgrim centre for Hindus, the Batu cave has temples dedicated to the Hindu Gods, Murugan (Subramaniaswamy) and Rama. The 42.7 meter tal statue of Lord Murugan stands at the entrance of the caves. 272 concrete steps(once wooden) lead to the main temple cave. The festival of Thaipusam brings around 2 million devotees to the caves. Batu Caves is also the centre of rock climbing development in Malaysia with more than 160 climbing route
Genting Highlands Located about 1850m above sea level, Genting Highlands lies within the Titiwangsa Mountains on the border between the states of Pahang and Selangor of Malaysia. The world's fastest and South East Asia's longest cable car called Genting Skyway (3.38km) takes you to these highlands. It is famous for its mountain resort which attracts over 18 million visitors annually. Genting Highlands resort was founded by the late Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong in the late 1960s.
Kuala Lumpur The capital of Malayasia and one of the fastest growing cities in south east Asia, Kuala Lumpur is better known as just KL Malaysia. Over 8 million people live within the greater KL area which is clearly noticeable by the huge and vast amounts of traffic that goes into the city every morning, and slowly leaves the city in the evening. Kuala Lumpur has many interesting attractions; like Merdeka Square, Chinatown, Petronas Twin Towers and much more. KL is also known as a shoppers paradise; there are are numerous huge shopping malls where you can literally shop til you drop.
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Langkawi is a beautiful island in the northwestern part of Peninsular Malaysia; many people describe the island as one of the most beautiful islands in the world. The island is not (yet) spoiled by tourists, which makes it a perfect holiday destination for travelers. Accommodation is affordable on the island. You can stay in a resort for a mere $30 a night, but also for $3000 for a single night. The island is especially renowned for the many great attractions. Besides that you can shop at some of the shopping malls, you can have splendid dinners at one of the many hawkers, or you can rent a motorcycle (moped) to explore the island (RM40 for 24h). The island is easy accessible from Kuala Lumpur or the neighboring island of Penang.
Genting Highlands otherwise known as Resorts World Genting, is a hill resort in Malaysia developed by Genting Group.The hill resort is at an average elevation of 1,740 metres (5,710 ft) within the Titiwangsa Mountains on the border between the states of Pahang and Selangor of Malaysia. Resorts World Genting is operated by Genting Malaysia Berhad (formerly known as Resorts World Bhd), which also operates Awana chain of resorts & hotels. It is accessible by car from Kuala Lumpur in one hour, or also accessible by a cable car called Genting Skyway, which at its opening was the world's fastest and South East Asia's longest gondola lift.The comprehensive indoor and outdoor theme-park was promoted as the destination for "Fun at The Peak". The entire resort was subsequently billed; "The City of Entertainment".Resorts World Genting is the only legal land-based casino, Casino de Genting, in the country and is owned by Genting Malaysia Berhad, a subsidiary of Genting Group.
Tung Choi Street is a street situated between south of Sai Yeung Choi Street and Fa Yuen Street in Mong Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong. It is one of the most well-known street markets in Hong Kong. Its southern section, popularly known as Ladies' Market or Ladies' Street sells various, low-priced products for women and also other general merchandise. Its northern section not far above Bute Street, has a wide variety of affordable plants, pet supplies and animals especially goldfish since it is also known as "Goldfish Street".
The Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery (Man Fat Tsz), located Po Fook Hill at Pai Tau Village, Sha Tin in the New Territories is one of Hong Kongâ€™s most famous Buddhist temples and popular tourist attractions. The temple was founded in 1949 by the Reverend Yuet Kai and completed in 1957. The monastery is not residential and is managed by lay-persons. It should not be confused with the Po Fook Hill Ancestral Halls which lie directly below it. The monastery, which occupies over 8 hectares, is made up of two groups of architectural structures at lower and higher levels respectively. There is a pagoda, a hall, two pavilions and a tower in the architectural structure at the lower level. There are four halls in another structure at the higher level. The five halls in the monastery are used to house the statues of Buddhas. The main journey up to the monastery is an attraction itself, as the path is lined on both sides with golden Buddhas, each unique and in different poses.
Wong Tai Sin Temple is a well known shrine and major tourist attraction in Hong Kong. It is dedicated to Wong Tai Sin, or the Great Immortal Wong. The temple is located on the southern side of Lion Rock in the north of Kowloon. The architecture is the traditional Chinese temple style with grand red pillars, a golden roof adorned with blue friezes, yellow latticework, and multi-coloured carvings. Aside from the Daxiong-baodian or Grand Hall, Sansheng Hall and the Good Wish Garden are also worth seeing. The temple grounds also feature three memorial archways. The first one stands outside the temple and is carved with the name of the temple. If you walk past the soothsayers and the fortune-telling stalls, you can see another memorial archway. And if you continue further along the third memorial archway standing before you.
Standing 44-metres tall, the old Clock Tower was erected in 1915 as part of the Kowloonâ€“Canton Railway terminus. The once-bustling station is long gone, but this red brick and granite tower, now preserved as a Declared Monument, survives as an elegant reminder of the Age of Steam. It has also been a memorable landmark for the millions of Chinese immigrants who passed through the terminus to begin new lives not just in Hong Kong, but in other parts of the world via the cityâ€™s harbour.
Tian Tan Buddha, also known as the Big Buddha, is a large bronze statue of Buddha Shakyamuni, completed in 1993, and located at Ngong Ping, Lantau Island, in Hong Kong. The statue is sited near Po Lin Monastery and symbolises the harmonious relationship between man and nature, people and faith. It is a major centre of Buddhism in Hong Kong, and is also a popular tourist attraction.The statue is named Tian Tan Buddha because its base is a model of the Altar of Heaven or Earthly Mount of Tian Tan, the Temple of Heaven in Beijing. One of the five large Buddha statues in China, it is enthroned on a lotus on top of a three-platform altar. Surrounding it are six smaller bronze statues known as "The Offering of the Six Devas" that are posed offering flowers, incense, lamp, ointment, fruit, and music to the Buddha. These symbolise the Six Perfections of generosity, morality, patience, zeal, meditation, and wisdom, all of which are necessary for enlightenment