Malaysia My Destination : Info about Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
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Kuala Lumpur : Malaysia Capital - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Putrajaya : Federal Territory - Malaysia
Selangor : Central Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
Terengganu : East Coast Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Kelantan : East Coast Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Pahang : East Coast Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
Johor / Johore : Southern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Malacca / Melaka : Southern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Negeri Sembilan / The Nine State : Southern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
Kedah (Langkawi) : Northern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Penang / Pulau Pinang : Northern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Perak : Northern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Perlis : Northern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
Sabah : East Malaysia / Malaysian Borneo - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Labuan (Federal Territory) : East Malaysia / Malaysian Borneo - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Sarawak : East Malaysia / Malaysian Borneo - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
 
 
 
ARTS & CULTURE

| Overview | Architectural Heritage | Ethnic & Customs | Games & Pastimes | Handicrafts |

| Traditional Attire | Traditional Music & Dance |

 
 

ARCHITECTURE HERITAGE

While the old architectural heritage is still preserved, Malaysia has created its own

world-class modern icons.

 

The architecture all around Malaysia today displays almost every imaginable architectural category and style of Asia?s main cultures and religions. Yet while the old architectural heritage is preserved, Malaysia looks forward and creates its own new towering heritage in the world.   Today most Malaysian cities and towns are a milieu of old and new. As exemplified by the capital Kuala Lumpur, where traditional houses and colonial edifices stand together with mosques, temples and churches; all within walking distance under the shadow of a new heritage, the Petronas Twin Towers, the world?s tallest twin buildings.   This architectural evolution is the result of historical influences on the nation over the centuries. It began from the ancient forest- born native dwellings to Hindu-Indian and Arab-Muslim influences followed by the arrival of the Chinese as the Asian part. Then came the series of European colonial periods from the Portuguese, Dutch and finally the British but which was tempered by local sentiment throughout; finally to the independent modern Malaysian vision yet still rooted in traditional spirituality.

 
 
 

Traditional Architecture

 

The traditional houses of the Malays and other Indigenous groups are environmentally friendly; made of natural materials timber, bamboo and weavings and raised on stilts for protection and ventilation. Wood carvings may adorn walls and edges. Roofs are large and sloped in various styles.

 
 

Traditional & State Places - Royal Museum

 

Not many traditional timber palaces are left in Malaysia, but those that stand are exquisite one-of-a-kind buildings that reflect the ingenuity of Malay building crafts, and deserve to be preserved and visited. Some have been turned into Royal Museums as the Sultans and their families live in new palaces of mixed European or modern design.

 
 

Longhouses / Water Villages

 

These unique traditional community dwellings are found in Sabah and Sarawak. Lonhouses are home to interior riverine tribes, with rows of multi-family spaces fronted by a communal corridor. Fascinating water villages built on stilts directly on the river or sea are dotted around the Borneo coasts.

 
 

Mosque

 

An amazing variety of old and new mosques in an array of different architectural styles from traditional Malay to Arabic-Persian or North Indian and even ultra-modem design can be found in every nook and corner of this predominantly Muslim nation.

 
 
 

| Overview | Architectural Heritage | Ethnic & Customs | Games & Pastimes | Handicrafts |

| Traditional Attire | Traditional Music & Dance |

ARTS & CULTURE