Whether you’re looking for night life or beach life, Malaysia has you covered. The area receives almost 2 million foreign visits annually, and you can find everything from overgrown jungles to remote islands.
Georgetown is named after Britain’s King George III. The town was founded in 1786 as part of the British East India Company to be a base of operations in the region. Building the town was quite the process. It was built on swampland that had to be cleared for buildings to be placed. The town still retains its colonial charms, and the nightlife of Georgetown is buzzing. Most of the population is Chinese, so the custom of food carts carried over and makes for an exciting night life of interesting tastes.
Prior to 2004, the Petronas Towers of Kuala Lampur were the world’s tallest buildings. Today they retain the title of tallest twin structures, and they are linked by a sky bridge built between the 41st and 42nd floors. The tower itself is 88 floors tall, and made of reinforced concrete with a glass façade. The look is distinctly modern, and reminiscent of Islamic architecture from which the structure draws its roots.
With a population of just 65,000 people, Pulau Langkawi is one of the only inhabited islands situated in the Andaman Sea. You will find beautiful white-sand beaches, with a jungle interior that stretches throughout the island. It is, without a doubt, one of Malaysia’s most heavily promoted areas and it’s easy to see why once you get there.
This article was written by Samuel Phineas Upham
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