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Malaysia

Malaysia is located in Southeast Asia between Thailand and Singapore. It is a member of Asean and has a population of approximately 26 million inhabitants. The majority of the population are Malays with Chinese and Indians forming the rest of the population. It received independent from the British in 1957. Kuala Lumpur is the capital city of Malaysia. We are living in historic city of Melaka which is located approximately 180 kilometres south of Kuala Lumpur.

The following are two of our favourite tourist spots in Malaysia:-

Jonker Walk, Melaka

Jonker Walk is located at Jonker Street (known as Jalan Hang Jebat) right in the heart of Melaka's Chinatown in the historic city of Melaka. It is a narrow street with some of Melaka's oldest houses dating back to 17th century when Dutch conquored Melaka. Jonker Street is formerly known as Antique Street due to the many antique stores around the area selling ancient artifacts and various antiques from the past centuries. Jonker is a Dutch word which literally means master. Jonker Street is an ideal location to hunt and bargain for antiques and ancient artifacts.

Jonker Walk was established in the year 2000 by Melaka State Government to boost the influx of foreign tourists to Melaka city. During the weekends from Friday to Sunday nights between 7.00 p.m. and 12.00 midnight, the whole street is closed to vehicular traffic and Jonker Walk turns into open-air night markets selling all kinds of items including ornamental antiques, old copper coins, souvenirs, local delicious food, arts and crafts, clothings and textiles, CDs and DVDs, household utensils and wooden clog. It is always very crowded during those nights. Some old houses at Jonker Walk also organise dancing classes and Chinese classical music instrument performances.

Open-air market at Jonker Walk is a very popular tourist attraction. Local Chinese prefer to sing karaoke at the permanent stage set up by the state government. Chairs are provided in front of the stage for interested spectators. It is an ideal spot to pass your evening! Don't miss Jonker Walk when you are in Melaka for your vacation!

Kota Raya Shopping Complex, Kuala Lumpur

Kota Raya Shopping Complex is located at the junction of Jalan Silang and Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock right in the heart of Kuala Lumpur's Chinatown. It is one of the oldest shopping centers in Kuala Lumpur. It was a very popular shopping center in the 1960s and 1970s. It is still popular today for budget shoppers. Kotaraya is conveniently located within a stone's throw from the main bus terminal Puduraya. It is also located adjacent to S & M Shopping Center along Jalan Silang.

Wide range of items at bargain prices are on sale in the shopping complex such as budget clothings, textiles, handbags, shoes, electrical goods, CDs, VCDs and DVDs, video tapes, handphone accessories, watches, spectacles, toys and households goods. Several hair dressing and beauty saloons are located on the first and second floors of the shopping complex. The upper floors are entertainment outlets with numerous video game arcades.

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  • mallyak's Profile Photo
    Dec 17, 2010 at 9:53 PM

    We will be back in KL for our 2nd visit in March!!Looking forward to the food!

  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Aug 9, 2010 at 10:32 AM

    I imagined a different architecture, but some looks more modern. The clock tower and famoso. You did a splendid job of showing the sites and the tips are very helpful.

  • Aitana's Profile Photo
    Jul 23, 2010 at 9:22 AM

    Dear Ho & Pang, your Malaysia page is wonderful. I add your country to my "must go" list! Best regards :)

  • easterntrekker's Profile Photo
    Apr 20, 2010 at 2:15 PM

    Malaysia is in my travel plans for next Jan!! Thanks for your pages!

  • eriksson977's Profile Photo
    Jan 7, 2010 at 6:30 AM

    Hello Ho & Pang, Nice pages. Thank you very much and happy new year to you. Tomas Eriksson :)

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Nov 30, 2009 at 10:55 AM

    Hello, Ho & Pang! Your country is AMAZING ! I am sorry I am not planning to pay a visit to Malaysia soon! Thanx for your nice virtual tour... ><><><><><><><><><><><><><><&

  • Martin_S.'s Profile Photo
    Nov 28, 2009 at 11:48 PM

    Thanks for the tip on the stamp museum, for a collector like me it is a MUST. Most people tend to ignore museums and stamps especially ^O^ Martin

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Oct 30, 2009 at 11:10 PM

    A very informative page that shows the great variety of sights of Malaysia. The stamp museum must be very interesting! There seem to be many yummy dishes to taste! Wow, a hotel with 6,118 rooms, you have better not to forget your number!

  • janiebaxter's Profile Photo
    Sep 29, 2009 at 1:26 PM

    Thanks for your comments on my page. Lovely pages here - I like the snake temple! Greetings from Manchester, UK.

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Sep 28, 2009 at 1:54 PM

    What a fabulous country Ho & Pang! There is so much to see and do just here alone. Love the beautiful architeture of buildings. A country filled with beautiful people, traditions, and history. Thanks for the lovely tour!

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