Malaysia (Insight Guides)

Malaysia (Insight Guides)

Language: English

Pages: 424

ISBN: 1780051077

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Be inspired by our new edition of Insight Guide Malaysia, which has been comprehensively overhauled, with hundreds of brand-new, specially commissioned color photographs that bring the destination to life. New chapters on Malaysia’s astoundingly rich biodiversity, contemporary state, and multicultural people complement the detailed coverage of the country’s history, dazzling architecture, and fabulous cuisine, while special travel photography features focus on hawker food, Sarawak longhouses, and more.

The first part of the book details Malaysia’s rich natural landscape, fascinating history, and dynamic modern culture. The Places section contains descriptive region-by-region accounts of where to go, complemented by attractive, detailed maps linked to the key sights by numbered dots. At the back of the book, the Travel Tips section provides all the practical information you'll need to plan a memorable trip, as well as selective listings giving our writer’s pick of the best places to stay and eat.

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themselves fending off attacks from neighbours on all sides. In many cases, A Famosa proved to be the only saving factor. As for the attempts to proselytise, Catholicism did not appeal to the local population – least of all to the Muslims. Meanwhile, following his flight from Malacca, Sultan Mahmud settled in Bintang in the Riau archipelago. He made two unsuccessful attacks on Malacca, and died in 1528. His elder son established himself in Perak and started the sultanate there, while his younger

Terengganu Tel: 09-622 6181 www.redangreefresort.com.my Perched on rocks, this hotel has 24 air-conditioned rooms in a two-storey block with en suite baths. Large wooden deck for dining overlooks the bay, also used for karaoke. Dive shop is available. Bookings can be made at the sales office in Kuala Terengganu. $$$ The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort Lot 54, Level 8 Berjaya Times Square 1 Jalan Imbi Kuala Lumpur Tel: 03-2149 1788 www.thetaaras.com www.berjayahotel.com Formerly known as

views of the Sarawak river. Leisure and shopping options close by in the adjacent multi-storey shopping complex. $$ Singgahsana Lodge 1 Temple Street Tel: 082-429 277 www.singgahsana.com This unique guesthouse offers homey and stylishly furnished accommodation with local artefacts. Just off Main Bazaar, and offering everything from bicycle rentals to broadband internet. Breakfast is included. This is the choice of travellers looking for affordable luxury. Dormitory beds and private rooms; it

commodities, whose prices fluctuated tremendously. In the early 1970s, the government launched an ambitious crusade to transform Malaysia from its agro-mining foundation to a mixed economy with a strong manufacturing sector. By the end of the decade, substantial progress had been made. Light industries had been formed and were now saturating the local market. The country was poised to make an industrial leap to becoming an exporter of manufactured goods and in concentrating on heavier industry.

Bayan Lepas Airport, and you will reach a shrine built around an 85cm (33-inch) footprint in stone, believed to be that of Admiral Cheng Ho, the Chinese Columbus. The well-kept shrine sits in a beautiful Chinese garden that overlooks the jetty and fishing boats of the village. It is believed that Cheng Ho called at this spot on one of his seven voyages to Southeast Asia. On Pulau Langkawi, 96km (60 miles) further north, is a similar footprint. The two are believed to be a pair, and anyone who

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