A beautiful beach with sangria in hand, highest skybridge in the world, the world’s oldest rainforest, Petrona Towers, some of the best hotels and skyscrapers, earth’s magical caves remind you of only one place that is Malaysia. Where Nasi goreng, Penang curry and the yummiest street food you will ever have will tantalise your palette forever. Last year we visited Langkawi and Johur Bahru and this post will be followed by the stories from there but I realised that there is more from Malaysia that I missed experiencing. Let’s see what Malaysia means to different people.
A Slow Paced, Multicultural Existence
Sharbani has stayed in Kuala Lumpur for two years and she feels that it is truly a reflection of the Asian soul.
The city is a mix of cultures from Chinese to Malay to Indians and more cultures co-exist here. People are humble and easy going. Unlike Mumbai, the city is slow paced and the population density is low. It is very easy to find your own community. We being Bengalis we were amazed to find a Kali mandir in the city. Apart from that, you get everything from Pani puri to banana leaf to Indian masalas. Petaling Street, the local flea market is full of bargains and here you can get first copies of designer bags for a throwaway price.
Ritwika Gupta, Fashion blogger and vlogger.
Heritage and History
Discovery-World’s Largest Flower
People Will Surprise You There
Ayandrali Dutta, travel blogger and a food connoisseur
Malaysia was my first trip without my family. While in Malaysia I felt it was an easy country to visit as food, culture and people are all comfortable for Indians. I particularly loved Langkawi for it’s scenic beauty and beaches. One interesting thing I noticed was that people there relate to India in terms of Bollywood. We hired a guy and experimented a lot with water sports he had to offer. When I left the beach and came to the hotel I realised I had left my wallet there and it had all my currency and my passport. I panicked but I had no choice but to inform my hotel. They called up the guy who we had used for our water sports. The next morning I found my pouch at the reception. I was pleasantly surprised at the honesty and simplicity of the locals much unlike the impression.
Culinary Journey-For Those Taste Buds
For food connoisseurs like Anomita Rahul Guha, Malaysia was a gastronomical journey.
We went to this great mall food court Lot10 and in the Hurons food court, Hutong we had some superbHokkienn mee and duck noodles, roast duck and fish ball soup in Kuala Lumpur. In Penang, we enjoyed food at hawker centers at Gurney drive. The thing about these food courts was that the food was excellent and very authentic.
Whether it is food, culture, adventure sports, shopping; Malaysia entails an experience for everyone. We are very convinced we need a trip back there, are you?
p.s. This is a sponsored post but the experiences and stories of the travellers are real.