Heads up before coming to Malaysia

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1. Eating Halal Will Be A Breeze

Malaysia topped the Mastercard-Crescentrating Global Muslim Travel Index for the year 2019, which means that based on certain criteria, it was declared the most Muslim-friendly destination across the world! Malaysia is home to hundreds of cuisines with most of them Halal Certified, among them you cannot miss trying out the nasi lemak with sambal, roti canai, satay, and kaya – a jam made from coconut milk, sugar, and eggs. Follow up your meal with other local specialities like a warm teh tarik or cold ais kacang, or a Milo Dinosaur!

Authentic Malaysian food on a table.



2. You Won’t Get Lost In Translation

Home to Malays, Chinese, Indians, and expats, you will find that although Bahasa Malaysia is the country’s official language, English is widely spoken and understood in all major cities.


3. Malaysia Is All About Nature and Wildlife

Nature and wildlife lovers are flocking to Malaysia, and we’re not surprised! The country is home to some of the most diverse wildlife on earth, and with lush-green rainforests found everywhere, Malaysia is absolutely beautiful!


4. Shop to your Heart’s Content without Hurting your Wallet

Home to countless large shopping malls that feature stores by well-known brands, and markets selling bits and bobs and anything you can think of, Malaysia is a shopper’s paradise. If you’re on the lookout for the latest in luxury items, Kuala Lumpur’s Pavilion Mall and Suria KLCC are go-tos.



5. There are World Heritage Sites to Discover

Did you know that Malaysia is home to a number of UNESCO-listed World  Heritage Sites? Malaysia is home to four of the more than 1,000 World Heritage Sites worldwide, among them are The National Park (Taman Negara) of Peninsular Malaysia, FRIM Selangor Forest Park, Gombak Selangor Quartz Ridge, Royal Belum State Park.


Author: Tamim Saad Alberuny


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