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
 
 
 
 
LOCAL CUISINE / DELICACY

| Overview | Tropical Fruits | Vegetarian Delights | Malay Delicacy | Chinese Delicacy |

| Indian Delicacy | Nyonya Delicacy | Portuguese Delicacy | Ethnic Delicacy (Sabah & Sarawak) |

 
 

A TASTE OF ALL THE FLAVOURS OF ASIA

In Malaysia, you can arguably try a different dish daily for a year and still not have tasted it all...

 

In cities around the world you can find a great variety of foods, but Malaysia's multicultural culinary tradition is a mind-boggling daily choice. Each ethnic group has contributed to the nation's great gastronomic heritage. You can arguably try a different local dish daily for a year and still not have tasted all. Food outlets of all types and for all budgets are easy to find around Malaysia. Visitors will be pleasantly surprised to discover that eating out here is easy on the pocket.

 

Malaysia has a hugely varied national menu with Malay, Chinese, Indian and regional fusion recipes from across Asia. Within each ethnic type, every subgroup has its own differences, and among the indigenous groups there are particular specialties. Although rice is the staple diet, many dishes go with a different base such as flour. Generally, Malay and Indian cooking is spicier whereas Chinese food is milder on the palate. Japanese and Middle Eastern cuisine are increasingly popular while Western fare is not unfamiliar.

 
 

EATING OUT

 

Dining in Malaysia is a truly gastronomic experience. The multi cultural nature of Malaysia?s population has provided a rich legacy of local cuisine and creative styles of preparation. The staggering variety of food, desserts and fruits found throughout the nation ensures that eating out anywhere, be it in a country setting, island or town, is a pleasant encounter. The unique and authentic cooking styles and flavours of Malay, Chinese and Indian cuisine is an experience to be enjoyed when visiting Malaysia. Dining or eating out is a relatively inexpensive experience. Visitors can dine in five star hotels, food courts, hawker centres, ?kopitiam? or coffee shops, restaurants, fast food chain outlets and even at roadside stalls. The interesting potpourri of local cuisine has been complemented with cosmopolitan influences and European, Japanese, Thai and Vietnamese fare is available at specific restaurants.

 

There is also plenty of entertainment to be found in virtually all states with the capital of Kuala Lumpur taking the lead for the most number of entertainment venues, restaurants, pubs and discotheques. Visitors can enjoy traditional cultural shows, theatre and music festivals that are held regularly at well-equipped halls and auditoriums. Cultural shows are often part of a tour package and provide a good opportunity for visitors to enjoy and participate in the local dances and festivals. There is a good variety of programmes on radio and television, including cable TV available in most top hotels.

 

Cinemas and Cineplex's in most towns offer a profusion of the latest Asian and Western blockbusters. The concept of in-flight entertainment has translated into ?onboard entertainment? of TV movies available on ferries, outstation coaches and trains. Traditional performances of Wayang Kulit, Menora and Ronggeng are mainly found on the east coast of the peninsula and details of these are usually available at the hotels. Special cultural, sports events and exhibitions are listed in the Calendar of Events released by Tourism Malaysia and can be picked up from their offices.   Nightlife includes restaurants, pubs, discotheques, karaoke lounges and coffee houses of which Kuala Lumpur has a thriving variety. Live bands are popular with most five-star hotels offering bars and discotheques that feature local and foreign bands playing mostly easy listening music. Discotheques draw crowds of youngsters and karaoke lounges are very much in vogue for business entertainment.

 
 
 

| Overview | Tropical Fruits | Vegetarian Delights | Malay Delicacy | Chinese Delicacy |

| Indian Delicacy | Nyonya Delicacy | Portuguese Delicacy | Ethnic Delicacy (Sabah & Sarawak) |

LOCAL CUISINE / DELICACY