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There is no dearth of places to visit in kota kinabalu and kota bharu

There is no dearth of places to visit in kota kinabalu and kota bharu

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Capital of Sabah, the city of Kota Kinabalu is one of the most fantastic cities you would have ever been to. It is a modern city with a warm hospitality found quite rarely in many other parts of the world. In close proximity you would find beautiful sandy beaches, paradise islands, tropical rain forests and virgin coral reefs and you would find many places to visit in kota kinabalu. Plus the location of the city is quite convenient with the airport being quite close to most hotels in town. The famous mountain Mount Kinabalu is only at an hour and half’s drive. There are world class championship golf courses as well as sailing marina within reasonable distance. You would also find various holiday resorts as well as budget and luxury hotels in the town. Some of the prominent places to visit in kota kinabalu are as follows:

Kota Kinabalu Waterfront: This is place with beautiful sunsets and as the evening turns into night, the numerous restaurants and bars come alive creating the perfect setting for dinner and a couple of drinks or just a casual night of fun.

Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park: When you think of places to visit in Malaysia, the numerous beaches and islands invariably come to mind. The Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park is one such group of islands that you may like to visit once you are in Kota Kinabalu. The marine park consists of Pulau Manukan, Pulau Mamutik, Pulau Gaya, Pulau Sulug and Pulau Sapi. The place offers the perfect setting for you to just spend a day snorkelling, trekking or just chilling out in any of the islands. Alternatively, you may like to spend your day at the Gayana Island Resort (a privately run luxurious island resort), which is located at Pulau Gaya.

Filipino Market/ Handicraft Market: This market is a popular tourist destination in KK and is open every day from early morning until late afternoon. If you wish to buy things such as handicrafts, souvenirs or cultured pearls, you would like this place. You may also like to check out the Filipino Night Market that starts from 6 pm just behind the handicrafts stores and get a taste of the local delicacies.

If you are a lover of architecture and history, you may like to visit Kota Bharu, which is the capital of the state of Kelantan. The city is close to the Thai border and among the various places to visit in kota bharu figure different mosques, museums and royal buildings. The city offers many museums near Padang Merdeka. Many of these museums were built in a unique architecture that is well worth seeing. Some of the museums that you may like to visit here are Muzium Negeri Kelantan (Kelantan State Museum), Muzium Kraftangan (Handicrafts Museum), Memorial Peperangan Dunia Ke II (World War II Memorial), Muzium D’Raja (Royal Museum), Muzium Islam (Museum of Islam) and Muzium Adat Istiadat DiRaja Kelantan (Museum of Royal Kelantanese Traditions).

You can also visit a number of temples in the nearby towns. Some of these prominent temples are: Wat Pothivihan (huge reclining Buddha) near Tumpat, Wat Chonprachumthat at Kg. Dalam, Wat Mai Suwan Khiri (dragon Boat & standing Buddha), Wat Machimarran Varran (sitting Buddha), and Wat Serova Buddhist Temples (Goddess of Mercy – Kuan Yin). You may also be interested in visiting the 100 foot high standing Buddha at Wat Phothikyan at Bachok and the Kuan Yin temple facing the South China Sea.

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Astounding places to visit in Kota Damansara and Penang

Astounding places to visit in Kota Damansara and Penang

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Searching for nice place to spend your weekends or holiday in Selangor? You may consider a visit to Kota Damansara, a developing town in Selangor and located near the old Subang airport and the Rubber Research Institute of Malaysia. There are many places to visit in Kota Damansara but not many people know. Kota Damansara is rich with various famous restaurants, shopping malls and reserved forest.

Among the places to visit in Kota Damansara, you may consider visiting the famous Asia Café first. The environment in Asia Café is clean, tidy and lively and the stalls are well organized. Asia Café is always full of variety of Chinese, fusion, Malay and western food. The café is situated next to Tune Hotel Kota Damansara. Other than Asia café, there are other cafes surrounding Kota Damansara, such as, The One Café, Okuchi Japanese Restaurant, Hakka Rang Restaurant, Cravings Kitchen, Fullhouse Lifestyle Store and Café and many more. So, you won’t be facing any difficulties in finding food in Kota Damansara.

For the shopping lovers, Kota Damansara could be the best place to shop. Tropicana Shopping Mall, 1 Utama Shopping Centre and The Curve are waiting with hundreds of retail shops with colorful varieties of clothing, facial outlets, branded item outlets, massage centres, movie theaters, clinics and so on.

Nature lovers may not want to miss going to the Kota Damansara Community Forest Park or the reserve forest to view the beauty of 3900 acres of protected primary forest. You can find many rare species of flora and fauna, plants, tree and an artificial lake in the reserve forest.

Other than Kota Damansara, there are many other places to visit in Malaysia.One of the best places to visit in Northern Malaysia is Penang Island, a former British Colony. Penang is also known as The Pearl of the Orient and the Island of Pearl.

Among the places to visit in Penang, you could consider visiting the Georgetown city. Georgetown city is named after a British King, King George. This City is categorized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The buildings in Georgetown are preserved, old British architecture buildings. Other than that, there are several places of worship in Penang which are categorized as tourism spots. For example, the St. George’s Church, Kek Lok Si Temple, Snake Temple, Kapitan Keling Mosque and the very famous Sri Maha Mariamman Temple.

Penang is famous for food and each race offers different appetizing foods. You wouldn’t want to miss the Nasi Kandar when you are in Penang. Nasi Kandar is rice served with spicy curry, vegetables and meat dish. On the other hand, you might consider eating the Pasembur, Rojak, Laksa, Char Koay Teow, Hokkien Mee, Bak Kut Teh and don’t forget to taste the Eurasian food as well. For the Indian food lovers, there are many banana leaf Indian restaurants available in Penang, such as, Ananthabavan, Karaikudi, Kashmir Restaurant, Madras New Woodlands and many more.

If you like shopping, you may want to buy local antiques and handicraft items in Lorong Kulit or Little India. You can also get the wood carvings, silver ornaments, spices or food items in Penang for reasonable prices. Many tourists like to visit the Butterfly Farm in Teluk Bahang, Penang. There are hundreds of attractive butterflies in different colors and shapes. Or else you can visit the Botanical Garden to see more beautiful flora and fauna. Do not forget to book tickets earlier for Penang Hill because the hill is always packed with tourists.

So, make your plan quickly for early booking to these eye-catching locations since they are the favorite destinations for tourists. Plan wisely and enjoy your holiday.

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Economical Hotel Deals in Kota Bharu

Economical Hotel Deals in Kota Bharu

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Ease your stress and clear your mind by choosing one of the best east coast states in Peninsular Malaysia, known as Kelantan. You will experience a great vacation outside the metropolitan area. Finding the best accommodation that suites your budget will be an advantage for your pleasant stay. If you do some research, there are plenty of economical hotel deals in Kota Bharu.

The best hotel deals in Kota Bharuare usually those where the hotels are situated surrounding popular areas such as shopping malls, historical buildings and some wonderful sightseeing. If you are the shopaholic type, choosing KB Mall would invigorate your shopping mood in the city area. If you prefer the duty free shopping, Rantau Panjang is the right choice. You can travel by car or taxi since it is 40km from the town.

Planning your itinerary well is important as you can then explore more exciting places in Kelantan. You can see for yourself the largest reclining Buddha in South East Malaysia, known as Wat Photivihan Buddha (Sleeping Buddha). It is 15km from Kota Bahru. You can grab the chance to drop by Pasar Besar Siti Khatijah (Centre Market), as you would have a magnificent experience. This place would be the best spot for most of the photographers since it is unique in every sense. You can see the entire market mostly run by women.

Even if you decide to go for an inexpensive hotel, you can still enjoy your journey discovering the State. For example you can join the local people to fly one of Malaysia’s national symbols, known as Wau Bulan (Moon Kite). The kite is designed mostly with floral motifs. Kelantanese traditional entertainment would be the famous Wayang Kulit, (Shadow Puppets). The Dalang (Puppet Master) will conduct the theatre while some traditional instruments play along. You can watch the show during night by crossing the Kelantan river to Kampung Laut.

When it comes to budget travel, all you need to do is to be flexible. That means you need to consider reducing the unwanted costs. Breakfast and toiletries may be needed but mini bar and much more can be cut off from the service. You can find the hotel promotions by accessing their websites or making some calls.

If you are want to get cheap rates for the hotel deals in Malaysia,you may need to book your room earlier. If possible, you can plan your stay between sunday and thursday, as it will not be peak period. A cheaper room will give you a chance to travel around Malaysia. There are a lot of amazing places in Malaysia that you can spend your time either by yourself or with a group.

Instead of West Malaysia, you can also take a trip to East Malaysia which is Sabah and Sarawak, a very different culture that you can learn about, for example, Kadazan, Bajau, Murut, Bidayuh and Iban. Sarawak (The Land of Hornbills) is the largest state in Malaysia followed by Sabah (Land below the Wind). Have you ever seen the world’s largest flower? You can find it at Gunung Gading National Park in Kuching. You can try to get to know the natives by joining the Longhouse tour. The experiences would be marvellous as you can see the real life of their culture.

The expenses for such tours are potentially high. But you can cut cost on the accommodation. Low-cost hotels can be found in Sarawak and Sabah. Visiting Sabah would be easy as they have economical hotel deals in 1Borneo. Most of the hotels are near to the city. You can go to the 1Borneo shopping mall as it is the largest shopping mall in East Malaysia. You can rent a car and travel to Mount Kinabalu, the highest peak in South East Asia. Do join the fish massage activity in Tagal Sungai Moroli where you will experience big fishes massaging your foot in the river.

Now, you can start to list and plan your trip. Grab your phone and call for bookings or else book online. The decision is yours. Think wisely, book early. Let’s go for ‘Cuti-cuti Malaysia’ (Vacation in Malaysia)!

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