With UnWinders one can embark upon to Malaysia, “Truly Asia” a dream destination, cleaved in half by the South China Sea, one is occupying the Malaysian Peninsula and other the island of Borneo and intertwined with Indonesian region, a perfect blend of natural beauty and manmade marvels. Malaysia is like two countries in one, while peninsula flaunts bustling cities, colonial architecture, misty tea plantations and chill-out islands, Malaysian Borneo hosts tropical rainforest, granite peaks, spectacular shorelines. Picturesque mountains, wild forests and beautiful rivers are as much sought after as the graceful colonial buildings, stunning mosques and temples, contemporary skyscrapers. Malaysia is multi ethnic and multi cultural, mix of Malay, Chinese, Indian and European influences. The sum of many delicious parts, Malaysian cuisine’s influences include Chinese, Indian and Malay.
Malaysia's capital city, Kuala Lumpur, located on the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia is the social and economic source of power of the country. The sprawling capital is home to colonial buildings, busy shopping districts and skyscrapers. Trendy bars, restaurants and nightclubs are located mainly in the Golden Triangle, being the hub of entertainment and shopping comprises of Bukit Bintang, KLCC & Chinatown. Major attractions are iconic Petronas Twin Towers; once world’s tallest building, now, tallest twin tower, is a major landmark, set on Level 86 is Petronas Twin Towers' observation deck one can have breathtaking view of the surroundings; Menara KL Tower, The tower is erected atop the Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve and the fifth-tallest telecommunications tower in the world; Batu Caves, 400 millions year old limestone hills; KL Convention Centre, the 4.65 lacs sqm Aquaria KLCC is home to over 150 species of marine life; KL Bird Park, is 2.20 lacs sqm, known as the world’s largest covered bird park. There are many more places to visit than these.
Melaka, UNESCO Heritage Site is a Malaysian state on the Malay Peninsula's southwest coast, a centre for ancient Malay civilization and colonial past of European monarch, Melaka city, that flaunts an assortment of visually-stunning historical landmark dated from 16th to 19th century, influenced by Portuguese, Dutch & British style of architecture, the Portuguese St. Paul’s Church and Christ Church built by Dutch are major historical landmarks.
The island of Penang formerly known as the "Pearl of the Orient” is one of the most sought after tourist destinations in Malaysia, now a bustling island with excellent cuisine which has retained more colonial heritage than anywhere else in the country.
Tourists can witness Old England charm while visiting the Fraser's Hill, a hill station in Pahang state, a time warp to the colonial era and the Cameron Highlands, one of Malaysia’s premier hill resort is located on the Main Range of Peninsular Malaysia is famous for its tea plantations, terraced flower farms, strawberry farms and vegetable garden, both the places being cool gateways and luxuriant green countryside provide the ideal destinations to get into a host of activities. Kinabalu National Park, home of Mount Kinabalu, the tallest mountain in South East Asia. The national parks of Malaysia provide excellent opportunities for trekking and wildlife trips, and sometimes for cave discovery and river rafting.
Popular Island called Langkawi, an archipelago of around 100 small islands which is dotted with stunningly beautiful beaches and top class high end resorts and known for its tropical rainforest, mountains and mangrove creeks. Other popular Islands amongst tourists are Perhentian and Tioman, are treated as paradise for scuba diving. Coral reef and marine animals can also be explored. The Perhentians are a bit more of a "party island" and Tioman is quieter but more commercialised. These places are heavily frequented by tourists from around the world.
The specialty of the nation, whether its food, people, vibrant culture or geography, all encompass the true essence of Asia within itself. One will cherish every moment while holidaying in Malaysia and it will become a memoir.