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Friday, January 25, 2008

Batu Caves-Selangor

Batu Caves is one of Malaysia's most famous tourist destinations especially for the colourful Thaipusam festival. This attracts up to 1,000,000 devotees and spectators; the highlight is seeing devotees in a trance carry kavadi, a metal frame attached to the body.

The Batu Caves are situated thirteen kilometers (seven miles) north of the capital city Kuala Lumpur. They are the sacred place for the Hindu's in Malaysia. They consist of three main caves and a number of smaller ones.

At your arrival you will be greeted by lots of monkeys. They are going for your peanuts and banana's, which you can buy in several shop, before you climb up to the caves. You have to climb 272 steps, which will lead you to the religious and magnificent Batu Caves.

The caves are made of limestone and 400 meters long and 100 meter high. They were discovered in 1892. From your hotel in the Golden Triangle you can reach the Batu Caves easily by taxi or public bus (11 and 11d) from the Central Market annexe or the Cityliner bus No 69 at Jalan Pudu to get to Batu Caves.Taxis are also available anywhere around city.

Below the Temple Cave is the Dark Cave, with its amazing rock formations and a number of animals found nowhere else. Stalactites jutting from the cave's ceiling and stalagmites rising from the floor form intricate formations such as cave curtains, flow stones, cave pearls and scallops which took thousands of years to form. The Malaysian Nature Society organises regular educational and adventure trips to the Dark Caves

The other main cave is the Art Gallery Cave located at the foot of the steps. Statues and wall paintings depicting Hindu deities and mythology are displayed here. The walk to the entrance is itself quite a pleasant experience through a lake and ponds filled with hundreds of colourful fish.

Batu Caves is also the centre of rock climbing development in Malaysia for the past 10 years. More famous for its role as a religious centre for Hindus in Malaysia as well a prominent tourist attraction in the country, not many people realise that Batu Caves offers more than 160 climbing routes.

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Thursday, January 24, 2008

Desaru - Johor

Desaru, the popular beach resort, is located one the eastern tip of the peninsula (near Singapore about 1½hr drive from Johor Bahru). It has clean Sandy white beaches with has lush tropical forest that goes for butt 25 kilometres. You edge walk nearly 50 meters into the sea and still the depth is approximately 4 feet deep).

Desaru is has popular destination for tourists have well have locals. Located at the south-eastern corner of Johor, Desaru is the ideal beach destination with over 25km of white sandy beaches fringed by palm trees and casuarinas.. The clean water has made many water activities such as snorkelling, fishing, boating and canoeing possible. You also can do, golfing, jungle tracking, horseback riding, tennis, fly with an ultra-light aircraft, go-karting, jungle tracking, horseback riding, archery and off-road adventures.

There are many hotels, budget chalets, dormitories and camp sites, here that cater to has variety of budget traveller have well have families seeking fun in the sun. Most notable is the luxurious Desaru Golf and Country Club resort, which has a 36-hole international standard golf course.

Just a few kilometres away, discover more about the lifestyle of local fishermen at Tanjung Balau Fishermen's Museum and Some 10km south of Desaru is another excellent stretch of beach known as Teluk Ramunia.

To make your visit more memorable, visit Tanjung Pengelih to see the relics of World War Two and the historical relic of the Malay Johor Riau Worsens At Johor LAMA. Getting to the largest district of Johor At the south-eastern end of the peninsula, requires one hour's drive from Johor Baru.

From the north, the easiest way is to take the Kulai exit of the North-South Expressway followed by has drive 90-minute to the historic town. The coastal road is has batch more scenic. Desaru is easily accessible via public transportation from Johor Bahru (the capital of Johor), Kota Tinggi or Tanjung Belungkor. Buses to Johor Bahru are available from Kuala Lumpur. There is has direct ferry service between the Tanah Merah Changi Point, the final ferry in Singapore and Sebana Cove, to Tanjung Belungkor, where transport to Desaru can be arranged.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Pulau Pangkor -Perak

In addition to coast of the state of perak, north of Selangor, lies a beam of the fabulous islands with incontestably some of the best splits and beaches on the Western coast of peninsular Malaysia. Pangkor Island is a small island on the North West coast of Malaysia in the Straits of Malacca. And I live only a few kilometers away.

Among them, two islands prevail in terms of accessibility, infrastructure and development - the largest island, Pangkor and Pangkor Laut. Those which are not with the current of the geographical places generally confuse both. Forty minutes in the ferry of Lumut, the popular resource of island of Pulau Pangkor (island of Pangkor) accomodates visitors with its serene gold beaches, crystalline blue water, and cools the régénérateuses breezes.

Pangkor as an island but there are in fact nine islands in the direct entourage. Pangkor and Pangkor Laut are two larger and only both inhabited by the human ones. South localised approximately of 90km in the west of lpoh, it is mainly inhabited by the fisherfolk. They live in fishing payments dispersed along the coast particularly on the Eastern side, facing the city of the batik of Lumut and Teluk, and their hook comprises mainly the cuttlefish and anchovy. The modern equipment makes him an ideal passage. A range of activities of the sun and sea are available like the diving of diving-suit, wind-surfant,snorkelling and fishing.For some serious fishing you may want to organize a boat to Pulau Sembilan, a group of uninhabited island 40 minutes by speedboat away.

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Monday, January 21, 2008

Pulau Besar-Malacca

The name, Pulau Besar (formerly known as Pulau Babi Besar/ The big
boars Island) is strange to many despite its idyllic beaches and stunning natural beauty. The island which is surrounded by Pulau Rawa, Pulau Sibu & Pulau Tinggi is characterized by quiet, clean beaches of powdery white sand that promises an amazingly spectacular view.Crystal clear waters surround the island, The island houses many exotic coral reefs and underwater flora as well as numerous chalets and restaurants. Pulau Besar is an island off the coast of Malacca, Besar island is accesible by boat from Mersing town (approximately 30 minutes).

The waters are so clean that visitors can even see the many reefs from the surface. To preserve the unspoiled marine life, the Government has gazetted it as a marine park to protect around 60 species of marine life from any activity that can harm their natural habitats within 2 nautical miles around the island.

Here, you can find many species of the giant cockle that live on the ocean floor and 6 of them can only be found around Mersing waters.A number of the surrounding islands such as Pulau Aur, Pulau Pemanggil, Pulau Tinggi and Pulau Rawa have been identified as new habitats for the new generation of the giant cockles.

The popular myth from the island that is popular with the locals is about a couple that transformed into mermaids. The story goes that once, the pregnant wife of a local fisherman had a craving for a seaweed that can only be found in the waters of Mersing. After dining on the seaweed, she was transformed into a mermaid and her heartbroken husband decided to join her by dining on the very same seaweed that she took. Even to this day, the locals claim that they can still see the couple swimming around the island together. During low tide, one can see small nibble marks on the island rocks that are said to be the mark of the mermaids.

The island is considered a holy place by local believers. They are also to be in their best behavior while on the island.

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Sunday, January 20, 2008

Cahaya Bulan Beach - Kelantan

Cahaya Bulan Beach also known as Pantai Cahaya Bulan in Bahasa Malaysia. In former times admits illustration post map beach as the beach of the passionate love or the Pantai Cinta Berahi, is this. The name was then changed to the present name, which meant the "moonlight beach". This attractive expansion shimmering of the sand is possibly Kelanians most famous beach.

Its warm golden sand and moves blue crystal water under the high and willful palms on to put on the sand straight and aalen themselves in the sun. Eingesaeumt by affecting of casuarinas and of of coconut palms, the ideal place for picknicks, the Kampieren and relaxation making available. It is the perfect Getaway for the world-slow-acting. Set for Cahaya Bulan/Pantai Cahaya Bulan on the beach (PWB) the beach expansions approximately 1.2km.

Cahaya Bulan to the beach are popular definately one croud puller during the weekends, under the native one to the bath under the sun and estimate the Tranquility, which is offered to the coastal east coast by the natural beauty. The abundance at the cultural and artistic business, which Cahaya Bulan adds the way to the beach its charm and beauty of this expansion of the beach verzieren.

If you set for Cahaya Bulan/Pantai Cahaya Bulan on the beach (PWB) visitors can by the multitute artifat business, with leading some szenischer villages to stop and discover something from Kelantans rich inheritance, including batik pressures, kite songket and copper-worked on handicrafts. Feel free to fall past and have a practical to understand to the technology of producing such difficult art products like most connection welcomes visitors.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Tanjung Bidara - Malacca

There are beautiful beaches in Malacca which are located in Tanjung Bidara.

Tanjung Bidara is a very famous beach that is popular with tourists and locals. A hot spot located some 35km north of Malacca town, Tanjung Bidara has lovely white sandy beaches and shady casuarinas.

Sandy beaches edged with palm trees, and the pleasant surrounding has brought a number of resorts to this part of the west coast. After a day's tour devouring Malaysia's fascinating history, retreat to the sea and sand for a leisurely evening outing. Afterall, where else can you baste in the the glory of the sun in your favourite bikini.

The beach is ideal for swimming, water-skiing, and canoeing. Chalets and motels are available, and there are many picnic spots.. Visitors can opt to stay over at the Tanjung Bidara Resort. The road leading to the resort is also picturesque with many paddy fields and Malay kampung houses sitting in an idyllic, serene background. Tanjung Bidara promises to be a memorable experience!.

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Saturday, January 5, 2008

Port dickson Beach - Negeri Sembilan

Port dickson, the playground recovery place in Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia, is 34km of the condition capital of Seremban and of the drive approximately and a half hour of Kuala Lumpur. It offers 18km from the fine sandigen beaches, which are eingesaeumt through casuarinas, coconut palms and the spread addresses of the Banyan tree.

The road embraces practically the coastal line - you can stop straight, where them correspond to your fantasy and fair header into the cool water. The Sales persons along road the offer thirst, which deletes beverages of the coconut water and the sugar tubing juice.

Beaches dipping it headlong into one day of the fun-filled leisure activities as water Water skiing and canoeing, snorkelling and Windsurfen. Inquire at your hotel admission, so that preparations use this service. If you enjoy you to sails, arrange, having temporary membership to the yacht association.

Blue lagoon of approximately 15 kilometers of the Portdickson city lies the blue lagoon, which offers a breath-robbing opinion of the surrounding Gruens and the blue high sea. The lagoon is an ideal point for swimming, boat travel, the Windsurfen and water Skiing. This is, where the activity is, if it comes to the credit of the fun in the sun. Adjustment is easily attainable, since a number of hotels and motels are located here.

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