Kuala Koh National Park|Kelantan|Malaysia

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Taman Negara Kuala Koh or Kuala Koh National Park is about 290 km from Kuala Lumpur and 185 km from Kota Bharu Kelantan. The journey from Gua Musang of 90 KM takes about 1½ hours. The park entrance is at Aring Junction on the Gua Musang to Kota Bharu road.

Kuala Koh is the new entry point to Taman Negara on its northern border. This is still a lightly visited area of superb wilderness and pristine rivers flowing down from the mountains of Tahan, Perlis, Penumpu and Gagau. These rivers are lined with giant trees like the tualang and the neram, the fruit of the latter providing food for the kelah, Malaysia's premier river sportfish.

Kuala Koh boasts pleasant natural settings and lush rainforest greenery. At the same time, it is equipped with facilties that will make your visit here a comfortable one. It is ideal for nature activities such as jungle-trekking, bird watching, river rafting, fishing and mountain climbing. There are several activities that you can participate in this wildlife nature park.

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Little India|Pulau Pinang|Malaysia

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Little India is located along Market Street, King Street and Queen Street,right in the center of George Town. Little India is a great place to visit if you are seeking an interesting shopping experience. All along these streets, you will find shops selling everything Indian – from gorgeous silk, cotton and brocade saree materials to stainless steel tiffin carriers. And the generous number of money changers sprinkled in this area, particularly along Lebuh Chulia, is certainly a convenience.

As you make your way from one interesting shop to the next curio, you'll be entertained by a number of shops blasting Hindi and Tamil music nearly at full blast. Another interesting attraction within Little India is the Sri Mariamman Temple, located on the corner of Lebuh Queen and Lebuh Chulia.

The streets are also synonymous with money lenders and foreign currency money changers. Chettiars are money lenders and it is an old profession associated with the Indian people. The five footway also used to have fortune tellers offering their services.

Layang Layang Island|Sabah|Malaysia

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Layang Layang Island or Pulau Layang Layang is located about 300 kilometre north of Labuan near the famous spratly group of islands. It is a world class diving and fishing paradise. Some rate it as a "Big fish and wall diving Mecca of Southeast Asia".

Its coral walls plunge a staggering 2000 metres down to the floor of the South China Sea. Its warm waters are crystal clear with visibility averaging underwater world. Large shoals of pelagics, including massive numbers of barracuda, jacks and the hammerhead shark frequent these waters. By one tour operator's account, an awesome school of hammerhead sharks numbering a hundred regularly visit Layang-Layang. Manta rays with fin spans of over 10 feet are also found here. Other residents include the Napoleon Wrasse, Hawksbill turtles, Dog tooth tuna, Giant hammerhead wrasse and the White tip reef sharks.

The island has a 1,067-metre airstrip and a comfortable 90 rooms three-star resort. Every room is air conditioned with private amenities and comes equipped with TV, fridge, extra size beds and a private oceanfront balcony. There is a 200-seat restaurant, full service PADI dive centre, a free form water pool and souvenir shop. This is a "must visit" island for every serious diver and angler.

Kuala Selangor Nature Park|Selangor|Malaysia

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Kuala Selangor Nature Park is located at the foot of Bukit Melawati,Selangor. Kuala Selangor Nature Park, also known as Taman Alam, is a haven for a wide variety of flora and fauna. It comprises over 200 hectares of coastal land, a large part of which is mangrove swamps.

The uniqueness of the park is evident as it is also very accessible. There are trails of varying distances and visitors get to explore and experience different habitats as there are bird hides and watch towers situated around the manmade 25 acre brackish water lake system. Many local and migratory bird species are found in the park.

Visitors also get to enjoy the Mangrove walkway which takes you into the heart of the mangrove forest where you will get up close and personal with the flora and fauna that are unique to this habitat.

The area also has more than 150 species of birds, and an estimated 100,000 wading birds, comprising some 30 species, passing through here on their annual migration. Observation hides and watch towers have been built to allow visitors to observe birds and other species of animals like butterflies, insects, reptiles, fish, mudskippers, mud lobsters and crabs.

Kubah National Park|Sarawak|Malaysia

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The Kubah National Park is located about 20 kilometres from Kuching and one of Sarawak's most accessible national parks. It was gazetted in 1989 and only opened to the public in 1995.

The Park is dominated by a sandstone plateau which includes three mountains Mount Serapi, Mount Selang and Mount Sendok. At the height of between 150-450 metres, this plateau is punctuated with bands of hardened limestone which have created a number of beautiful waterfalls.

The Park consists largely of undisturbed natural forest with five main vegetation types:- alluvial forest, lowland mixed dipterocarp forest, kerangas (heath) forest, submontane forest and secondary forest.

Its rich forest, proximity to the mangrove forests and its terrain all ensure that Kubah is home to a variety of wildlife, including bearded pigs, black hornbills, mousedeer, squirrels and numerous species of amphibians and reptiles. It is also rich in palms and orchids. These include several species of Licuala, Rattans, Pantu, Pinanga, Appendicula, Dipodium and Eria.

Mount Tebu|Terengganu|Malaysia

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Mount Tebu is located in Kampong Jabi Besut,Terengganu where the mountain height is 1.039 meters . Mount Tebu is the highest peak in Terengganu with the height of about 1.039 meters (m) above sea level. Mount Tebu has always been a goal of local climbers who regularly hold group travel, but some travel agencies offer packages expedition captured the summit of Mount Tebu.

Mount Tebu in Terengganu is a unique peak shrouded in many tales and mysteries. The peak is huge with a beautiful surrounding of stunted trees and tall long grass. It will be good idea to adhere to rules tied to the superstitions and beliefs when you climb this mountain as many mysterious happening are said to have taken place here.

The peak is huge with a beautiful surrounding of stunted trees and tall long grass. The hike up can be done in about 5-6 hours and from the top, and spectacular sunrises with the views of the South China Sea can be seen.

Langkawi Lagenda Park|Kedah|Malaysia

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Langkawi Lagenda Park is located about 400 metres from the Kuah Jetty Complex,Langkawi Kedah.  The Langkawi Lagenda Park, is an unusual park to be found on the beautiful island of Langkawi. Located within a walking distance from Kuah Jetty, it is actually an open-air museum spread in 50 acres of land. If to be stated in real terms, Taman Lagenda is a park devoted to the legacy of myths and legends of Langkawi. Like other parks, this one too, has a stretch of flowers, shrubs and fruit trees along pathways and ponds.

Besides the lush vegetation, the park boasts of 17 sculptures that give a picture of the legends, shrouding the island. One can also witness a man-made beach and 4 artificial lakes, which together provide a breathtaking backdrop for sculptures. If truth to be told, this is one of the best places to see in Langkawi in case you're on a tight schedule. Lagenda Park symbolizes a legendary park, which beautifully depicts several mythical stories including the legends of two heroic giants, mythical birds, evil ogres and beautiful princesses.

This well-maintained park is ideal to go on a stroll and enjoy the picturesque surroundings with loved ones. It also offers a romantic pathway, which lies just before the sculpture of giant hands, hugging the umbrella-shaped trees. Moreover, this beautifully laid-out park also acts as a picnic spot for locals. Indeed, it is the best place to enlighten yourself, precisely, about the legends. So, on your visit to Langkawi, don't miss to visit this legendary park.

Siti Khadijah Market|Kelantan|Malaysia

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Located in the heart of Kota Bharu,Siti Khadijah Market used to be known as Pasar Buluh Kubu. Unique in every sense, Pasar Besar Siti Khadijah is the most photographed market in the country.

Siti Khadijah Market is mainly dominated and ‘ruled’ by the womenfolk. It may surprise you that a majority of stalls are run by women. From the early hours of the morning till sundown, these market queens sit across-legged upon their raised wooden platforms, guarding their merchandise.

The sights, sounds, and colours are uniquely Kelantanese display garden produce, food stands grill delectable barbecued chicken and craftsmen offer traditional wares like Kelantanese silver rose bowls.

This is a 'must visit' destination in this town and the three-storey building houses hundreds of stalls that sell all kinds of fresh produce, traditional local delights, spices, sweets, batik, silver and bronze items as well as many other types of household products.

Petrosains|Kuala Lumpur|Malaysia

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The Petrosains is located at Level 4 of Suria KLCC, PETRONAS Twin Towers, in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. PETROSAINS is the perfect place for all to experience the showcase of exhibits featuring the wonders of science and technology related to the petroleum industry.

Petrosains is designed as a modern museum that allows visitors to interact with the exhibits on display. A visit begins with a fascinating ride and then proceeds in a linear sequence through 7,000 square metres of exhibit area featuring interactive exhibits, fun activities and displays. The front-line personnel act as guides, presenters and demonstrators as well as facilitators to ensure that visitors' enjoyment and learning experience are maximised.

Some of the highlights that will entertain you for hours include:

. Geotime Diorama will take you back 200 million years ago where dinosaurs reigned. You will also discover how earthquakes happen and the formation of petroluem that has since changed the way we live.

. Molecule Nano World takes you to the world of atoms, molecules and polymers. Discover the many hidden things that we are not able to see with our naked eye. It makes learning science fun.

. Dark Ride will take for an experience with your entire family that you will remember for a long time to come.

. Helicopter Flight Simulator and Oil Platform take you to a simulated ride on a helicopter as you go through storm and land on an oil platform. Remember to fasten your seat belt as the ride is as real as the actual ride on a helicopter.

Orang Asli Museum|Melaka|Malaysia

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The Orang Asli museum or The Aborigines Museum is located at Jalan Air Keroh,Melaka next to the Crocodile's Farm. It is opened to the public on the 3th February 1997. It is one of the museums controlled by the Melaka Museums Corporation (PERZIM). Generally, this museum exhibits various collections from the local aborigines. Brilliantly, the lifestyle and cultural activities of the local aborigines presented in dioramas.

The building housing the museum is an interesting replica of a typical aborigines' house. The exhibits, which are displayed in five themed galleries, range from household accessories and hunting gear to agricultural implements and religious effects. There is probably no better place to catch a glimpse of the mysteries of the aborigines than this.

The Museum contains five gallery with five themes. The themes displayed at the gallery are method for catching the fish, agriculture tools, aboriginal kitchen, sleeping room, and weapons. Most attracted subject will be hunting tools and the sermon tools that kept 1001 mysteries about the tribes magic and witch craft.

Wet World Pedas Hot Spring|Negeri Sembilan|Malaysia

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Wet World Hot Spring Pedas is located 15km from Seremban town in Negeri Sembilan, along the old trunk road headed to Tampin. Alternatively, if you're using the North South Expressway, you just need to turn off at the Pedas-Linggi exit and follow the road signs to Pedas and the Wet World Hot Spring there.

The Pedas Wet World has everything you're looking for in a water theme park, promising a fun day out for you and your family. The hotspring is believed to have been discovered by locals while grazing their cattle, when the hot water of the spring caused their cattle to jump away in fright.

All the facilities and attractions in this park are built to fulfill the needs of visitors of all ages. For the brave and courageous, have a go at the two giant slides that will take you through twists and turns high above before dunking you into a swimming pool at the end of the ride.

There are two types of hot spring pools to choose from, so the choice is yours whether to soak along with other visitors in the public hot water pool or take a private soak in one of the many hot spring 'bathroom' facility. At about 27°C - 34°C, the naturally hot water contain minerals that is said to have healing properties - it is said to provide relief for arthritis, joint pains, body aches and a variety of skin ailments. So for those with skin irritations, do not miss out on the chance to have your own dermal hydrotherapy, particularly the hot spring footbath pool.

Lake Bera|Pahang|Malaysia

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Located in southwest Pahang,Lake Bera or Tasik Bera in Malay is the largest natural freshwater lake in Peninsula Malaysia. It is situated in the saddle of the main and eastern mountain ranges of the Peninsula and is approximately 35km long and 20km wide. Tasik Bera has remained a unique and remote wetland wilderness, which is surrounded by a patchwork of dry lowland forests.

Lake Bera plays an important role in flood control, water flow regulation and purification and it also provides many natural resources for the local community. Lake Bera is a sanctuary for 328 species of flora, 200 bird species, 50 mammals, and more than 95 species of fishes. Although very difficult to discover, the extended wetland area and its surrounding forests still support tigers, tapirs, elephants, and other endangered species. The clouded leopard, wild boars, monkeys, flying squirrels, and flying lemurs are other wildlife known to exist in Bera. The lake also contains a large number of the country's freshwater fish species, including both popular aquarium and sport fishes.

Lake Bera is an ideal place for many recreational and adventurous activities. Visitors can choose to jungle trek, participate in river safaris, or go fishing, especially after heavy rains. The relatively isolated and tranquil surroundings of the open water are also perfect for boating or kayaking. Visitors can cruise river channels and inlets in search of vegetation and wildlife.

Kellie's Castle|Perak|Malaysia

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Kellie's Castle (sometimes also called Kellie's Folly) is located near Batu Gajah, and is about 20 minutes' drive from Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia.The unfinished, ruined mansion, was built by a Scottish planter named William Kellie Smith. According to differing accounts, it was either a gift for his wife or a home for his son.

The building was never to be completed. A mysterious illness broke out, killing many of Smith's workers. Work halted in December 1926 with the sudden demise of its owner, William Kellie-Smith. The estate on which it was situated was sold and the unfinished mansion soon surrendered itself once to the jungle.

Today, the rediscovered mansion, popularly known as Kellie's Castle, still stands, having survived the ravages of time. It reflects the pioneering spirit of the early colonialists and the romanticism of a bygone era. A company has taken over the management of the castle and has converted it into a tourist attraction.

Despite signs of decay, the castle exudes a certain air of dignity and grandeur. Moving from room to room, one can imagine the rich furnishings that would have filled the stately structure, had it been completed. As we wander around the castle, there is a eerie feeling of being watched. Sunlight streams through a series of arches on the two main floors, casting ghostly shadows on the verandah running the length of the building.

Padang Besar|Perlis|Malaysia

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Padang Besar is a border town located in the northern part of Perlis state in Malaysia. It is situated on the border with Songkhla province, Thailand, 35 kilometers northeast of Kangar and about 70 km southwest of Hat Yai.

Padang Besar is popular for purchasing items from both countries and is bargain hunters' favourites for clothing, leather goods, and household items. There is also a duty free shop here. Padang Besar's Bazaar is heaven sent with goods ranging from traditional to the high-end market.

This border town is the merging point for Thais and Malaysians. Many Malaysians travel up to Thailand through this point and likewise for their Thai counterparts, on shopping, business or recreational trips.

The railway station has a long platform, manned by Malaysians on one side and the Thais on the other. Besides the Immigration checkpoints and some signs, it is hard to distinguish where the border actually lies because culturally, both sides are so enmeshed.