Tourism Ranking World Destinations
In 2015 my neighbor country, Spain got the first place in The World Tourism Ranking taking France off the podium after many years. My home country, Portugal came in the 15th position and Malaysia in the 25th. Let’s find out why! Malaysia is a land of friendly people and a nation blessed with natural wonders. With 4,800km of coastline, Malaysia boasts some of the most beautiful islands and beaches of Asia. Langkawi, Penang, Pangkor, Port Dickson just to mention a few out of many greatest destinations in Malaysia. George Town and Penang Island are worth 3 days minimum.
The Canapy Walk at the Rainforest. The Hill, George Town, Penang, Malaysia. Best spot in George Town.
Malaysia offers a diverse culture, different eco-friendly regions with eco-lodges at affordable prices and great transport connections. For families with kids, nature lovers and solo travelers, Malaysia invites you to visit it all year round. Be aware that even though very warm it also runs quite a bit which can actually make the tours of great fun and refreshing!!! The airports in Kuala Lumpur offers many domestic trips as already mentioned such as the big island of Penang and its colonial city of George Town, UNESCO World Heritage Sites and the Archaeological Heritage of the Lenggong Valley. Natural sites are also listed: Gurung Mulu Natural Park and Kinabalu Park. Have a look at the pictures and start planning the journey.
Go green, go to Malaysia! I love it here! At the Hill, George Town, Penang.
George Town, Penang, Malaysia
Street Art in George Town
Saving you time, street art in George Town is spread and you should do a research using Facebook or using other sources such as Google. You have to walk around a lot to see it but it’s worth. The one I’m sharing is one of several I have found at The UNESCO Route, close to my accommodation the Rope Walk Guest House in Jalan Pintal Tali
Street Art in George Town. Saving you time …visit the blog for more.
Regarding Airlines and prices I like to use Skyscanner, which filters all companies by price, timetable, and duration. It’s up to you to pick the one that suits your needs. Booking.com is also the best for accommodation unless you prefer to deal directly with international chains for Luxury hotels and resorts. Five star hotels can be found at the cost of 75 Euro per night in Kuala Lumpur but there are also a few at the price of 225 EUR! Usually I do enjoy reading TripAdvisor reviews, asking for advice and leave my contribution of the tours I took, hotels I’ve experienced and restaurant but in general it is the best Website to search for attractions and all. I also reply on Quora, Flipboard and Pinterest.
As an agent for this International Hotel Chain I still vote it as the best one. See the locations such as Myanmar. Marriott takes good care of agents and costumers.
Useful resources to travel in and from Malaysia
Atlantic Emotions shares information and tips for the best tours and brands according to personal and professional experience as mentioned before. Malaysian capital events are also a good reason to stop by. The Sea Games in Kuala Lumpur is one of the greatest things about the city and a good start point as there daily flifhts everywhere from its International Airport (KLIA) meaning a great opportunity to visit Hong Kong, the tea plantations of Yunnan, Indonesia, Borneo, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodja, Australia and Japan. Sounds good to me, setting close to the International Airport in Kuala Lumpur, book Asia Airlines low cost and travel. The new KLIA 2, situated about 1.5 km away from the main terminal of KLIA, is the world’s largest purpose-built terminal dedicated to low-cost carriers. Malaysia Airlines has a global network that spans six continents. According to many Malaysia in the best country to live in but Thailand it’s probably the easist to get settled and I adore to live there. What do you say?! Please leave a comment and share your blog if you like. Useful information regarding VISA at http://www.imi.gov.my and death penalty for drug trafficking at http://www.customs.gov.my
In Malaysia I will not ride elephants or pay to hold a monkey!! Go green, go to Malaysia!”When you travel, remember that a foreigner country is not designed to make you comfortable, it is designed to make its own people comfortable.” Clifton Fadimon
Get comfortable sports wear. It’s hot here.
Some touristic attractions in Penang:
Tropical Fruit farm
Teluk Bahang Forest Park
Entopia by Penang Butterfly Farm
Penang National Park
Tropical Spice Garden
New World Park
Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion
Kuan Yin Teng
Pinang Peranakan Mansion
Little India. I loved it there. Follow the sound of music.
Dr. Sun Yay-Sen Memorial Centre
Maha Mariamman Temple
Kapitan Keling Mosque
P. Ramlee House
Kek Lok Si Temple
Penang Hill should not be missed. I point it as one of the best touristic attractions in Asia.
The history Museum, The Penang Time Tunnel allow you to travel through time back to Penang in 1592.
Penang Bird Park
Royal Selangor Visitor Centre
Upside Down Museum
Happenings in Penang
Auto City Carnival
MITM Travel Fair
Asia Pacific Conference
Manulife Penang Bridge Half Marathon
George Town World Heritage Day
Malaysia Miniature Hobby Show
Penang Bon Odori Festival
St. Anne’s festival
George Town Festival
Butterworth Fringe Festival
Hungry Ghost Festival
Penang Agro Fest
3 reasons to visit George Town It's green, safe and clean!
After one year in Asia I still enjoy Malaysia as my favourite country. Diversity plays a big role, transportation exists and Malaysians are very hospitable. Besides, communicating is much easier than in Thailand and there is no comparison possible to Vietnam.