Kuala Lumpur

The New Gateway to South-East Asia
Kuala Lumpur, also known as the Garden City of Lights, is the Capital City of Malaysia. From its centralized position which spans 243.6 sg. kilometres, this ultra-modern nerve center of Malaysia expands outwards to embrace the world.

Discovering KL (as locals affectionately call it) is like traveling though a time tunnel. Here, vivid traces of history continue to influence and inspire a country set on becoming a fully industrialized nation by the year 2020. You will see ultra-modern skyscrapers standing magnificently next to rows and rows of quaint old shop houses. Haute cuisine beside hawker stalls.

To the avid shopper, KL is paradise. From world-renowned designer labels and brands to exquisite made-in-Malaysia items, the highly competitive environment that exists among traders is a blessing in disguise to shoppers. While department stores practise a fixed price policy, bargain hunters can test their skills at smaller retail establishments or at any one of KLís famous night markets. KL will enthral you. It will capture your heart and mind in a way no other city will.

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Historic City
Located on the west coast of Penisular Malaysia, about 147 kilometres south of Kuala Lumpur, Malacca is a state hailed by history.   Malacca spans 1,658sq.km, and is divided into three main districts, Central Malacca, Alor Gajah and Jasin.

Malacca boasts a legacy of history and charm only a rare few places on Earth are bestowed with. Aptly, it was officially declared a Historic City in 1989 by its Ruler, the Yang Di-Pertua Negeri of Malacca The Governor of Malacca). Visiting Malacca is a must for any tourist. Here, remnants of the past sit unperturbed by a city that races towards the future. A juxtaposition that is Malaccaís alone, one that is bound to mesmerize you.

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The Island of Legends
The legendary Island of Langkawi is located in Kedah, north-west of Penisular Malaysia. Comprising a group of 104 islands, the biggest being Langkawi, it is a place for those seeking tranquility and refuge from the hustle and bustle of city life. So powerful is its charm on visitors that many have returned to the island time and again. But what makes Langkawi so alluring is the many legends that surround it. The legend of a beautiful maiden falsely accused and condemned. The legend of valiant warriors. The legend of true love-between two spiritual beings. And many others handed down from generation to generation.

Shopping is an added attraction here since the islandís port is designated a duty-free port. Here you can pick up just about anything- from household electrical appliances to a grand variety of world-famous designer apparel. Perfumes to sporting equipment. All at duty-free prices which are significantly lower than normal  retail prices. The island is also fast expanding as one of South-East Asiaís premier meeting and exhibition destinations. The hosting of two successful LIMA (Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace) Exhibitions is a perfect example. Langkawi holds the promise of a legendary holiday. Come experience it for yourself.

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Land of the Hornbills
Sarawak is the largest of the 13 states that make up Malaysia. It is located on Borneo (the third largest island in the world) and covers an area of about 124,000sq.km, flanked by Sabah, Brunei and Kalimatan, Sarawak is separated from Peninsular Malaysia by the South China Sea. The land is a premier tourist destination owing to its bountiful wealth of natural wonders. This oil-rich state is also a living museum of 23 ethnic tribes who still observe ancient rites and celebrations. They live in peaceful and harmonious co-existence with one another and with the rest of the population. Welcome to a land of endless enchantment.

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  Information provided by Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board.


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