Insight Guides Malaysia (Travel Guide eBook)
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Insight Guides: all you need to inspire every step of your journey. 

From deciding when to go, to choosing what to see when you arrive, this is all you need to plan your trip and experience the best of Malaysia, with in-depth insider information on must-see, top attractions like Kuala Lumpur's Petronas Towers.

-Insight Guide Malaysia is ideal for travellers seeking immersive cultural experiences, from exploring idyllic beaches, to discovering delicious street food
-In-depth on history and culture: enjoy special features on Malaysia's recent history and politics, all written by local experts
-Invaluable maps, travel tips and practical information ensure effortless planning, and encourage venturing off the beaten track
-Inspirational colour photography throughout - Insight Guides is a pioneer of full-colour guide books
-Inventive design makes for an engaging, easy reading experience

About Insight Guides: Insight Guides is a pioneer of full-colour guide books, with almost 50 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides with user-friendly, modern design. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps, as well as phrase books, picture-packed eBooks and apps to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.


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Publié par
Date de parution 01 avril 2019
Nombre de lectures 1
EAN13 9781789193992
Langue English
Poids de l'ouvrage 9 Mo

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How To Use This E-Book

Getting around the e-book
This Insight Guide e-book is designed to give you inspiration for your visit to Malaysia, as well as comprehensive planning advice to make sure you have the best travel experience. The guide begins with our selection of Top Attractions, as well as our Editor’s Choice categories of activities and experiences. Detailed features on history, people and culture paint a vivid portrait of contemporary life in Malaysia. The extensive Places chapters give a complete guide to all the sights and areas worth visiting. The Travel Tips provide full information on getting around, activities from culture to shopping to sport, plus a wealth of practical information to help you plan your trip.
In the Table of Contents and throughout this e-book you will see hyperlinked references. Just tap a hyperlink once to skip to the section you would like to read. Practical information and listings are also hyperlinked, so as long as you have an external connection to the internet, you can tap a link to go directly to the website for more information.
Maps
All key attractions and sights in Malaysia are numbered and cross-referenced to high-quality maps. Wherever you see the reference [map] just tap this to go straight to the related map. You can also double-tap any map for a zoom view.
Images
You’ll find hundreds of beautiful high-resolution images that capture the essence of Malaysia. Simply double-tap on an image to see it full-screen.
About Insight Guides
Insight Guides have more than 40 years’ experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce 400 full-colour titles, in both print and digital form, covering more than 200 destinations across the globe, in a variety of formats to meet your different needs.
Insight Guides are written by local authors, whose expertise is evident in the extensive historical and cultural background features. Each destination is carefully researched by regional experts to ensure our guides provide the very latest information. All the reviews in Insight Guides are independent; we strive to maintain an impartial view. Our reviews are carefully selected to guide you to the best places to eat, go out and shop, so you can be confident that when we say a place is special, we really mean it.

© 2019 Apa Digital (CH) AG and Apa Publications (UK) Ltd




Table of Contents
Malaysia’s Top 10 Attractions
Editor’s Choice
Introduction: A Vibrant Blend
The Natural World
Decisive Dates
Beginnings
British Malaya
The Making of Malaysia
Contemporary Malaysia
People
Religion
Architecture
Cuisine
Insight: Hawker Food and Outdoor Eats
Arts and Crafts
Adventure Sports
Introduction: Places
Introduction: Kuala Lumpur and Environs
Kuala Lumpur
Selangor and Putrajaya
Introduction: The Northwestern Peninsula
Hill Stations
Perak
Insight: Chick Blinds
Penang
Kedah and Perlis
Introduction: The Southern Peninsula
Melaka
Johor
Introduction: The Peninsula’s East Coast
Mersing and Isles
Pahang, Terengganu and Kelantan
Insight: The Bangau Maritime Figureheads
Eastern Interior
Introduction: Sarawak
Kuching and the Southwest
Sibu and Central Sarawak
Insight: The Longhouses of Sarawak
Miri and the Northeast
Introduction: Sabah
Kota Kinabalu and the West
Sandakan and the Northeast
Tawau and the Southeast
Travel Tips: Transport
Travel Tips: A–Z
Travel Tips: Language
Travel Tips: Further Reading


Malaysia’s Top 10 Attractions



Top Attraction 1



Kuala Lumpur. The nation’s capital is a city of architectural contrasts – from colonial buildings to the world’s tallest twin towers. For more information, click here .
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Top Attraction 2



Gunung Mulu National Park. Sarawak’s vast cave system boasts amazing formations and millions of bats that spiral over a lush rainforest. For more information, click here .
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Top Attraction 3



Mount Kinabalu. The hike to the summit of one of the highest mountains in Southeast Asia to watch the sunrise is indescribable and well worth the sore legs on the way down. For more information, click here .
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Top Attraction 4



SkyBridge, Langkawi. Walk along this gravity-defying curved bridge that is suspended from a single pylon over a 100-metre (328ft) drop. For more information, click here .
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Top Attraction 5



Kinabatangan river. Sabah’s jewel is one of the best places in Southeast Asia to see wildlife, including Borneo pygmy elephants, orang-utans and crocodiles. For more information, click here .
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Top Attraction 6



Pulau Sipadan. Sabah’s most famous island and Malaysia’s only oceanic isle, Sipadan is deservedly rated one of the world’s top dive sites. For more information, click here .
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Top Attraction 7



Sepilok Orang-utan Rehabilitation Centre. See Borneo’s adorable young apes feed and learn to live in the rainforests of Sabah. For more information, click here .
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Top Attraction 8



Melaka and George Town. Two World Heritage Sites and historic Straits of Malacca cities, with distinctive multicultural roots and colonial architecture. For more information, click here and click here .
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Top Attraction 9



Cameron Highlands. Enjoy mountain hikes, sip tea and eat scones overlooking tea plantations dotted with vegetable farms. For more information, click here .
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Top Attraction 10



Street food. The nation’s most loved way to eat is as diverse as it is delicious thanks to the country’s multi-ethnicity. Find street food in coffee shops, five-foot-ways and open-air car parks. For more information, click here .
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Editor’s Choice




Langkawi’s cable car.
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Top Views

Observation Deck at KL Tower, Kuala Lumpur. On a clear day, you will get stunning 360-degree views of the capital city, including the spectacular Petronas Twin Towers. For more information, click here .
Machinchang Mountain, Langkawi. Take a 15-minute ride on the world’s steepest cable car to the top station for 360-degree views of the island and the Andaman Sea. For more information, click here .
Mount Kinabalu’s Via Ferrata, Sabah. If you are fearless and fit, follow the Low’s Peak Circuit for spectacular views from the mountain’s north side. For more information, click here .
Danum Valley Canopy Walkway, Sabah. Climb up 26 metres (85ft) to the walkway’s highest point for views of the forest canopy in one of Sabah’s key conservation areas. For more information, click here .
Penang Hill, Penang. Board the zippy train to the top for spectacular views of George Town and the Straits of Malacca. For more information, click here .


Best Museums and Heritage Sights

Sarawak Museum (Old Wing), Kuching. Houses the wildlife specimens collected all over Borneo by Alfred Russell Wallace, the co-founder of the theory of evolution. For more information, click here .
Agnes Keith House, Sandakan. Formerly the home of an American writer and prisoner-of-war, this poignant museum describes her life in Sandakan. For more information, click here .
Lembah Bujang Archaeological Museum. See the remains of Kedah’s millennium-old candi (temples) and artefacts indicating early Buddhist and Hindu influences. For more information, click here .
Orang Asli Museum, Gombak. This museum in an Orang Asli settlement in Gombak provides an insight into the lives of some of the country’s indigenous people. For more information, click here .
Gua Tambun, Perak. See the largest prehistoric rock art in the peninsula, numbering over 600 motifs on an exposed cliff face in Perak. For more information, click here .
Kellie’s Castle Batu Gajah, Perak. It would have been a spectacular Mughal- and Moorish-styled house had it not been for the untimely death of its Scottish owner. For more information, click here .
Suffolk House, Penang. With its colonnaded first floor and flat roof, this is a fine example of Anglo-Indian architecture and Penang’s first “Great House”. For more information, click here .


Best Natural Attractions

Taman Negara, Pahang. Go on jungle trails, observe nocturnal wildlife from animal hides or even ascend the mighty Mount Tahan. For more information, click here .
Endau-Rompin National Park, Johor/Pahang. Challenging trails and beautiful cascades can be experienced alongside unique plant life (including 71 palm species) and animals. For more information, click here .
Bako-Buntal Bay, Sarawak. Considered the “Kinabatangan of Sarawak”, you can watch resident dolphins, estuarine crocodiles, proboscis monkeys and thousands of migratory birds here. For more information, click here .
Sungai Pulai, Johor. One of three RAMSAR sites in Johor, it has the country’s largest sea-grass bed, important food for e

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