Tourism in Malaysia


Tourism in Malaysia

Malaysia is a country in South-East Asia, located partly on a peninsula of the Asian mainland and partly on the northern third of the island of [Borneo] . West (peninsular) Malaysia shares a border with Thailand, is connected by a causeway and a bridge (the 'second link') to the island state of Singapore, and has coastlines on the South China Sea and the Straits of Malacca. East Malaysia (Borneo) shares borders with Brunei and Indonesia.

The government agency in charge of promoting tourism in Malaysia is Tourism Malaysia or the Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board (MTPB) [http://www.tourismmalaysia.gov.my] .

In 2005, tourism accounts for 7% of Malaysia's economy. [cite news|publisher=Asia Times|accessdate=2008-01-28|url=http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Southeast_Asia/GA04Ae05.html|title=Malaysia escapes, but not unscathed|date=January 4, 2005]

Destinations and Attractions

Cities

* Kuala Lumpur - the capital
*Petronas Twin Towers -World's tallest twin towers and second and third-tallest singular towers, standing adjacent to one of the busiest shopping malls in Malaysia, Suria KLCC.
*Golden Triangle -Kuala Lumpur's busiest commercial district contains five-star hotels, restaurants to high-end shopping malls.

* George Town - the cultural and cuisine capital of Penang
* Ipoh - capital of Perak, famous for its Chinese food, tin mines and limestone mountains and caves
* Alor Star - capital of Kedah, the state of the Paddy fields
* Johor Bahru - capital of Johor, and gateway to Singapore
* Kangar - capital of Perlis, and gateway to Thailand
* Kota Kinabalu - capital of Sabah, and the largest city in East Malaysia
* Kota Bahru - capital of Kelantan
* Kuala Terengganu - capital of Terengganu, famous for the "penyu" (turtles) and beaches
* Kuantan - capital of Pahang, noted for its many beaches
* Kuching - capital of Sarawak, the Cat City of Malaysia
* Malacca - the historical city of Malaysia
* Miri - the resort city of Sarawak is the gateway to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mulu caves and numerous magnificent tourism attractions
* Seremban - the capital of Negeri Sembilan, and the nearest cities to Port Dickson.
* Putrajaya - the administrative centre of Malaysia, known for its lavish buildings, bridges and man-made lakes
* Petaling Jaya - a satellite city located in the state of Selangor, and is in the proximity of Kuala Lumpur. It has the most commercial complexes in Malaysia.

Beside the main cities, there other town and places in Malaysia offer some special tourist attraction. Such as in Taiping, Perak for their landscape and local attraction. Teluk Intan for their Leaning tower. Genting Highlands, Cameron Highlands and Bukit Tinggi in Pahang for a cool climate. Muar in Johor is famous for its food. Miri is the official tourism-city and resort city of Sarawak and Sibu in Sarawak is famous for its landscape and parks.

Islands and Beaches

Some of the most stunningly beautiful things about Malaysia are its tropical islands.They include:

* Labuan
* Langkawi
* Pangkor
* Penang (Pulau Pinang)
* Redang Island
* Tenggol Island
* Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park

National parks and nature reserves

* Bako National Park, Sarawak - famed for its wildlife, especially bearded pigs and proboscis monkeys
* Batang Ai National Park, Sarawak
* Endau Rompin National Park, Johor
* Gunung Gading National Park, Sarawak
* Gunung Mulu National Park, Sarawak
* Kinabalu National Park, Sabah - home of 4100 metre peak Mount Kinabalu.
* Kubah National Park, Sarawak
* Taman Negara National Park - the self-proclaimed World's Oldest Rainforest, spanning Kelantan, Pahang and Terengganu

References

External links

*
* [http://www.tourismmalaysia.gov.my Tourism Malaysia]
* [http://www.pahangtourism.org.my Pahang Tourism Official Website]


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