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n behalf of the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia, I bid a very warm welcome to all visitors, both domestic and international, and thank you for choosing Malaysia as your preferred holiday destination. With a wealth of attractions from nature to history, culture to adventure as well as genuine hospitality, Malaysia offers tourists a priceless and memorable experience. As for niche tourism, Malaysia also caters to bird watching, yachting, golfing, diving, shopping, ecotourism and food tourism. Malaysia's tourism sector was the sixth largest contributor to the national economy in 2014, contributing a total of RM161 billion (14.9%) of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). In 2014, Malaysia’s tourism industry managed to attract 27.44 million tourists with a growth of 6.7%, which generated a revenue of RM72 billion. We are targeting a total of 30.5 million tourists in 2016, which are expected to contribute RM 103 billion to the economy. I believe that the Malaysia Visitors Guide will help pave the way for greater progress and development in the Malaysian tourism and hospitality industries. I hope the information in this guidebook will facilitate better decision making and help readers to determine their next holiday destination. I would like to once again congratulate Tourism Publications Corporation Sdn Bhd for the publication of Malaysia Visitors Guide.

Celebrating 1Malaysia, Truly Asia.

YB DATO' SERI MOHAMED NAZRI BIN ABDUL AZIZ Minister of Tourism And Culture

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am indeed pleased to pen a few lines to commemorate the publication of the latest edition of Malaysia Visitors Guide and I would like to convey my heartfelt appreciation to Tourism Publications Corporation Sdn. Bhd. for the invitation to do so.

Healthcare travel or medical tourism is one of the fastest growing industries in Malaysia today. For the year 2014, Malaysia earned RM730 million from medical tourism - an increase of 20% over the previous year's revenue. These numbers indicate that, for many countries within this region and also globally, Malaysia is an attractive medical travel destination. Healthcare is indeed a well-developed industry in Malaysia and enjoys strong governmental support. Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC), established under the auspices of the Ministry of Health, aims to bring together the nation's dual heritage of hospitality and medical innovation as well as highlighting Malaysia as the preferred healthcare travel destination in the Asian region. I am also pleased that there are many promotional efforts being undertaken internationally by the MHTC to position Malaysia as the preferred medical tourism destination for world-class healthcare services. I am indeed pleased to note that in 2015, Malaysia was once again accorded due recognition by winning the "Best Country in the World for Healthcare" award by International Living, in its 2015 Annual Global Retirement Index, as well as the "2015 Public Private Partnership Medical Travel Destination Of The Year" award, which was held at the 8111 Annual World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress, held in Florida, USA. The Ministry of Health will continue to work together with all its key stakeholders to further enhance the quality of healthcare in Malaysia. The focus of the Ministry is now more extensive especially in providing safe, effective, customer-centric as well as equitably accessed healthcare. On this note, I would like to bid a warm welcome and "Selamat Datang" to everyone visiting our beautiful country and wish you a memorable stay here!

DATUK SERI DR. S. SUBRAMANIAM Minister of Health

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MALAYSIA AT A GLANCE

GEOGRAPHY Situated between 2 and 7 degrees to the North of the Equator, Malaysia is separated by the South China Sea into two regions known as Peninsular Malaysia and East Malaysia (Sabah and Sarawak). Malaysia consists of a total of 13 states and three federal territories (Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Labuan). Area: 329,847 sq km Capital City: Kuala Lumpur Administrative: Putrajaya HISTORY Colonial Malaysia 1511AD – 1957AD was a time where Malaysia was ruled under various colonial powers; from the Portuguese in 1511 to the Dutch in 1641 followed by the British onwards. The British ruled what was then called Malaya until the Japanese occupation from 1942 – 1945. When World War 2 ended, British resumed control but Malaya’s independence movement reached its peak. On August 31, 1957, Malaya gained independence and Tunku Rahman became the first Prime Minister. Merdeka! Merdeka! Merdeka! CLIMATE & WEATHER Malaysia has a tropical climate and the weather is warm and sunny all year round with temperatures range from 21°C (70°F) to 32°C (90°F). Higher elevations are much colder with temperatures between 15°C (59°F) to 25°C (77°F). Malaysia has two monsoon seasons, between November and March with heavier rains and May and September. Humidity is high all year long. The annual rainfall volume varies from 2,000mm to 2,500mm.

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GOVERNMENT Malaysia practices parliamentary democracy and constitutional monarchy. Yang Di-Pertuan Agong known as the King, is the head of state for Malaysia and serves in a ceremonial role. The position of the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong is awarded to a different state monarch (sultan) every five years according to a rotation system. The head of government is the Prime Minister. Malaysia has a bicameral legislative system. POPULATION 31 million (estimated in 2015 by Department of Statistics Malaysia - www.statistics.gov.my) PEOPLE There are 62.3% of Bumiputeras including Malays, 22% of Chinese, 6.7% of Indians, 0.9% of other races (citizens) such as Iban, Kadazan and other minorities like the Peranakan and Eurasian and 8.1% of non-citizens.

RELIGION Official religion: Islam Other religions are also widely practised by its multi-racial society. BUSINESS HOURS Retail shops & Shopping Centres: 10.00am-10.00pm Government offices: 8.00am-4.30pm (Mondays - Fridays) Banking Hours: 9.15am-4.30pm (Mondays - Fridays) Post Offices: 8.30am – 5.30pm (Mondays - Saturdays) OTHERS Dialling code: +60 Currency: Malaysian ringgit (RM) Time Zone: MST (UTC+8) Measurement System: Metric System

LANGUAGE Official language: Malay language / Bahasa Malaysia English is widely spoken with other vernacular languages such as Mandarin, Tamil, Iban and Dusunic languages are also spoken by the respective communities.

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IMMIGRATION & VISA Visitors must have a national passport or other internationally recognised travel documents with a validity period of at least 6 months beyond the length of stay in Malaysia. All passports and travel document must be endorsed for travelling in Malaysia. Most foreign nationals do not require a visa. However, please enquire about visa requirements at the Malaysian embassy before travelling to Malaysia. www.imi.gov.my

GOODS AND SERVICES TAX (GST) Is a multi-stage tax on domestic consumption. GST is charged on all taxable supplies of goods and services in Malaysia except those specifically exempted. GST is also charged on the importation of goods and services into Malaysia. How to claim GST Refund Tourist MUST: • Leaves Malaysia by air from one of the 8 approved international airports (KLIA, KLIA2, Penang, Langkawi, Kuantan, Senai, Kuching and Kota Kinabalu) • Spend at least MYR300 (including GST) in a single invoice or receipt. • 6% - (Administrative fee) = Refund Amount • Ready to present passport, Tax Free Form, good, original receipt and airline ticket/ boarding pass to the Custom Officers for inspection and validation GST Refund Approval Process • Tourist hands passport and Tax Free Form(s) to the Royal Malaysian Customs Department (RMCD) Officer. Please allow inspection or validation. • Customs inspection is generally - before passport control: for goods to be checked in - after passport control: for goods to be hand-carried • RMCD Officer will checks eligibility of tourist, inspects goods and approves or rejects Transaction and digitally stamps the transaction. • An approval slip is printed and given to the tourist (for information only) For more Information: http://gst.customs.gov.my/en/cp/Pages/cp_trst.aspx

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One of Asia’s most dynamic cities, Kuala Lumpur as a unique and inspiring blend of races and cultures packed with various entertainment options, exciting attractions and a comprehensive transportation system.

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GOLDEN TRIANGLE WEEKEND

KL TOWER (MENARA KUALA LUMPUR) The KL Tower is the seventh tallest telecommunication tower in the world and it is a symbol of Kuala Lumpur which stands at the top of Bukit Nanas Forest at 421m. An observation deck and a revolving restaurant at 276m above ground level offer 360 degree view of the Kuala Lumpur city’s skyline. www.menarakl.com.my

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As the slogan, feel, touch, and have a relaxing experience with more than 50 species of both local and exotic animal in KLTMZ. Combining a nature conservation and zoo that created with a free roaming spacious enclosure that close resemble to mimic their natural habitation. With the coverage area about 2 acres, KLTMZ divided into several divisions to enhance the visitors experience along the way. These includes Mini Jungle, Reptile zone, Falabella stable, Birdy school, Vegetable & Fruit walkway, Longkang fishing, Pet village and Jungle view. The vision of KLTMZ is to encourage close interaction between human and nature in order to create a green society towards nature and its living. KLTMZ provides an opportunity for publics to gain the unforgettable close up experience with a chance to feed, pet the animals with those fascination beautiful, unique creature available. Below are some of the detail for :

KL TOWER MINI ZOO (KLTMZ)

, the newest petting zoo situated beneath Malaysia well known tourism icon “KL Tower”. KLTMZ specially designed with a jungle concept to create a nature feel environment in order to act as a platform for people from all walk of life and ages to get as close as possible to nature and animals in a safe and secured condition to observe, have a close interaction with the animals directly instead of watching and learning from TV and books.

Operating Hours Entrance fees (RM)

10.00 a.m. - 9.00 p.m. (Daily) RM 32 (Adult) RM 27 (Child)

* Child is from 90cm till 11 years old (Only Child below 90cm is FOC) * Senior Citizen aged 60 years old and above entitled for child rate. * MyKad’s holder and foreigner enjoy the same rate.

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KUALA LUMPUR CITY CENTRE Malaysia’s Iconic Experience in Kuala Lumpur (MIEKL) is promoting the Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) precinct as a must-visit destination and a one-stop hub for work, play, shop, visit and to live. There are 11 attractions under ‘Iconic Malaysia’: TO VISIT AQUARIA KLCC Aquaria KLCC is a world-class aquarium that boasts a 90-metre transparent tunnel with a moving walkway to take you past over 5,000 different exhibits of animals & marine life from Malaysia and around the world. www.aquariaklcc.com

DEWAN PHILHARMONIC PETRONAS (DFP) Home to the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO), Dewan Philharmonic PETRONAS (DFP) is Malaysia’s pride and joy and a cultural icon for music lovers the world over. Its magnificent architectural design and superior acoustics combined with its location make the hall a “must-visit” destination for visitors. www.dfp.com.my GALERI PETRONAS Galeri PETRONAS is a non-profit visual art gallery that is primary dedicated to documenting and promoting Malaysia's most exciting local and international pieces in a modern, multi-functional and flexible space. www.galeripetronas.com.my KUALA LUMPUR CONVENTION CENTRE Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre sets the international standard with most technologically–advanced, purpose-built facility for international, regional and local conventions, tradeshows, public exhibitions, entertainment and even, intimate private functions. www.klccconventioncentre.com

KLCC PARK KLCC Park reflects the tropical greenery, vibrant colours and patterns of the country's rich cultural heritage while its calm setting help dissipate the tensions of city living. The Symphony Lake in the park comprises two water fountains which programmed to provide 150 magical dramatic animations. www.suriaklcc.com.my/attractions/klcc-park

PETRONAS TWIN TOWERS The 54.4m skybridge that links the two Towers at the 41st and 42nd floors is also the world’s highest two-storey bridge and a superb viewing platform for you to enjoy the magnificent skyscrapers of the Kuala Lumpur city. www.petronastwintowers.com.my PETROSAINS The 7,000 square-metre Petrosains, an interactive science discovery and mainly dedicated to petroleum science and presents science technology in a fun and entertaining way. www.petrosains.com.my TO SHOP SURIA KLCC A wide range of fashion, food and entertainment outlets can be found here. Let’s go shop, eat & play!!! www.suriaklcc.com.my TO STAY • • •

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Impiana Hotel Kuala Lumpur www.impiana.com.my/hotel/impiana-klcc-hotel Traders Hotel www.shangri-la.com/kualalumpur/traders Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur www.mandarinoriental.com/kualalumpur


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TITIWANGSA LAKE GARDENS (TAMAN TASIK TITIWANGSA) Spans over 46 hectares of land, Titiwangsa Lake is a popular recreational park which surrounded by jogging tracks and other facilities such as tennis court, a children’s playground and a small equestrian track. Its lake supports a host of water sports activities including rowing boats for hire, kayaks and aqua biking. ISTANA BUDAYA Literally translated as “The Palace of Arts”, Istana Budaya is the National Theatre and has been ranked on the Top Ten list of the most sophisticated theatres in the world. The building layout is that of a Malay house divided into three parts: Serambi (verandah) representing the lobby and foyer, rumah ibu (main house) representing the performance auditorium and the rumah dapur (kitchen) representing the stage and rehearsal rooms. Check out the latest events or performances today!!! www.istanabudaya.gov.my ROYAL SELANGOR VISITOR CENTRE Established in 1885, Royal Selangor is the world’s largest pewter maker which its showroom contains the world’s largest tankard. Visitors will be toured around the factory and have a chance to craft their own pewter ware in the fun and interactive School of Hard Knocks. www.royalselangorvisitorcentre.com

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NATIONAL PALACE (ISTANA NEGARA) National Palace boasts a traditional Malay design with Islamic artworks that were created by renowned sculptors from Terengganu and Kelantan. The palace is graced by 22 domes with the largest standing at a height of 40m and its two main domes are embellished with betel leaf motives that only shine when illuminated at night. www.istananegara.gov.my FEDERAL TERRITORY MOSQUE (MASJID WILAYAH PERSEKUTUAN) One of the most beautiful mosques in Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory Mosque is situated within a well-manicured garden and is surrounded by a moat. It is really an awe-inspiring sight to behold at night, gleaming majestically under the city light. www.masjidwilayah.gov.my

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NATIONAL SCIENCE CENTRE The beautiful 4-storey National Science Centre with a modern geodesic dome located atop a hill is a symbol of the nation’s pride towards its scientific and technological advancement. The Centre provides two levels of Gallery and Display as well as an educational park called Science Wonderland and there are some exhibitions and activities are designed for visitors regardless of age. www.psn.gov.my

KL FOREST ECO PARK The KL Forest Eco Park (formerly known as the Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve) was gazetted as a forest reserve in 1906 and is one of the oldest natural rainforest in Malaysia which situated right at Kuala Lumpur city centre. www.forestry.gov.my

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TUN ABDUL RAZAK HERITAGE PARK Tun Abdul Razak Heritage Park was originally built in the 1880s making it the oldest and most popular public recreational park in Kuala Lumpur. It offering a calm serenity of greenery and an escape from the bustling city. Approximately 5 hours tours to explore Tun Abdul Razak Heritage Park by Heritage Park Shuttle Trams or bicycle. ATTRACTIONS ISLAMIC ARTS MUSEUM Islamic Arts Museum has 12 galleries categorized by type of artifacts to increase public awareness on Islamic arts and architecture as well as ancient artifacts and books. www.iamm.org.my

National Museum Islamic Art Museum

NATIONAL MUSEUM (MUZIUM NEGARA) National Museum has been involved in the restoration and preservations of the Malaysia’s heritage and story which is divided into four themed galleries across two floor. www.muziumnegara.gov.my

National Mosque

ROYAL MALAYSIAN POLICE MUSEUM Royal Malaysian Police Museum exhibits some of the weaponry at its disposal to explain how the force dealt with their challenges in the early 19th century. National Monument

NATIONAL MOSQUE The National Mosque has a special feature of umbrella-shaped dome with 18 points representing the 5 pillars of Islam and the 13 states of Malaysia. www.masjidnegara.gov.my NATIONAL MONUMENT (Tugu Negara) The 15.4 meters monument comprise seven bronze statues that represent the seven men from Malaysian Armed Forces holding the national flag and denoting the seven qualities of leadership, unity, strength, command, wariness, courage, suffering and sacrifice. NATIONAL PLANETARIUM National Planetarium designed to resemble a mosque with a blue-domed structure which offers a space theatre, exhibits and an observatory. www.angkasa.gov.my

National Planetarium

PARKS & GARDENS

KUALA LUMPUR (KL) BIRD PARK KL Bird Park has been a renowned ecotourism as it is the home to more than 3,000 birds of approximately 200 species of local and foreign birds. www.klbirdpark.com KUALA LUMPUR (KL) BUTTERFLY PARK Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park is the largest butterfly garden in the world spanning over 80,000 square feet of landscaped garden with over 5,000 live butterflies, exotic plants, butterfly-host plants and ferns. www.klbutterflypark.com

Butterfly Park

PERDANA BOTANICAL GARDEN Sprawling 101 hectares of land, the Perdana Botanical Gardens offering a calm serenity of greenery and an escape from the bustling city. The park was originally built in the 1880s making it the oldest and most popular public recreational park in Kuala Lumpur. www.klbotanicalgarden.gov.my

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MERDEKA SQUARE (DATARAN MERDEKA)

Kuala Lumpur City Gallery

Merdeka Square is one of the most important heritage sites in the city which mark the Malaysia’s independence from British colonial rule on 31st August 1957. Dataran Underground in Dataran Merdeka is a retail and cultural hub that promotes creative pursuits.

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Kuala Lumpur City Gallery (1898) www.klcitygallery.com KL City Library (1989) www.kllibrary.dbkl.gov.my Victoria Fountain (1904) National Music Museum (1919) www.orgs.usd.edu/nmm National Textile Museum (1905) www.muziumtekstilnegara.gov.my Sultan Abdul Samad Building (1894) Former High Court Building (1909) City Theatre -MUD: Our Story of Kuala Lumpur (1896)  MUD Kuala Lumpur The Cathedral of St Mary (1894) www.stmaryscathedral.org.my Royal Selangor Club (1884) www.rsc.org.my Jamek Mosque (1909)  Masjid Jamek Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur City Library

Jamek Mosque

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CHINATOWN

CHINATOWN, based in Petaling Street (‘Chee Cheong Kai’), is one of the oldest streets in Kuala Lumpur where the hustling and bustling never comes to an end. For a small area largely dominated by the city’s Chinese community, Chinatown is a famous tourist spots crowded with some of the city’s best cultural. There are variety of foods can be chose across the streets and most of the shops here are the little stalls but many locals claim that at these stalls are where the best street foods can be found. Petaling Street is also a well-known bargain hunter’s paradise and renowned for selling imitation goods like handbags, wallets, watches and shoes. Pasar Seni Station ATTRACTIONS Central Market Central Market is a centre for Malaysian culture, heritage, art and craft. The outdoor stage provides a venue for showcase of multi-cultural performances and celebrations. www.centralmarket.com.my Malaysia Heritage Walk / Kasturi Walk A covered walkway of exciting kiosks that you can browse for more trinkets and souvenirs and taste authentic kuih or Malay cakes, dim sum, fresh tropical fruit juices and an array of other delicacies.

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Sin Sze Si Ya Temple Sin Sze Si Ya Temple has a unique architectural design origins from southern China which features a main hall and two halls with a sophisticated roof structure. Kuan Yin Temple Built in 1880, Kuan Yin Temple is dedicated to the Goddess of Mercy and featuring distinctly Chinese and European baroque architecture which makes it one of the most colourful shrines in the KL city.

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Chan See Shu Yuen Temple One of the largest and oldest Buddhist temples in Malaysia, Chan See Shu Yuen Temple serves a dual function as both a shrine and a community centre with a typical open courtyard and symmetrical pavilions which decorated with colourful paintings, woodcarvings and ceramic fixtures.

1. Sri Mahamariamman Temple 2. A big structure of Wau at the entrance of its Kasturi Walk 3. Kuan Yin Temple 4. Chinatown - popular hawkers food stalls

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SHOPPING

• BANGSAR SHOPPING CENTRE is a high-end shopping centre serving the surrounding neighbourhood since 1984. www.bsc.com.my

Malls

SURIA KLCC provides a wide range of fashion, food and entertainment outlets. www.suriaklcc.com.my

BERJAYA TIMES SQUARE houses over a 1,000 retail outlets and an indoor theme park which cater for all age of people. www.berjayatimessquarekl.com

AVENUE K Shopping Mall is a one-stop shop boutique mall which offers many trendy and fashionable stores and restaurants. www.avenuek.com.my

PAVILION KUALA LUMPUR is Malaysia’s premier shopping destination offering trendy fashion, cuisines and urban leisure. www.pavilion-kl.com STARHILL GALLERY is a luxury retail mall with avant-garde architecture. www.starhillgallery.com

BANGSAR VILLAGE & BANGSAR VILLAGE II has over 70 specialty shops selected to cater to the everyday needs of families where Bangsar Village II is a boutique shopping centre targeted at the discerning shoppers. www.bangsarvillage.com KL SOGO offering the latest fashion trends, home convenience wares, hottest sales and promotions as well as a fair selection of restaurants and entertainment outlets. www.klsogo.com.my

LOT 10 SHOPPING CENTRE offers a diverse range of fashionable lifestyle choices and a gourmet heritage village, Lot 10 Hutong which offers more than 30 of the country's best eateries. www.lot10.com.my www.lot10hutong.com SUNGEI WANG PLAZA offers fashion, accessories, mobile phones, gadgets, beauty and many more at affordable rates for all kind of shoppers. www.sungeiwang.com

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LOW YAT PLAZA is the best place to look for computers, cameras and electronic gadgets. The mall awarded as Malaysia’s Largest IT lifestyle Mall by Malaysia Book of Records. www.plazalowyat.com

WANGSA WALK is designed as an outdoor walking mall with a total of 173 tenants offers a rich shopping experience for all the ages of shoppers. www.wangsawalkmall.com.my VIVA HOME SHOPPING MALL is an integrated onestop centre for home furnishing that enable home enthusiast can take pleasure in finding all their home needs in one place. www.vivahome.com.my Bazaar

NU SENTRAL is Malaysia’s first transit mall hub with eight floors of chic retail, entertainment and food & beverage outlets. www.nusentral.com THE GARDENS MALL houses numerous international and local brands and features a unique array of outlets for those in need of pampering. www.thegardensmall.com.my

MID VALLEY MEGAMALL contains an exciting mix of retail, dining and entertainment outlets. www.midvalley.com.my FAHRENHEIT88 is an iconic shopping destinations for the young urbanites with over 250 retail stores and anchored by the first UNIQLO flagship store in Malaysia. www.fahrenheit88.com

4th Best Shopping City in the World – CNN, 2012 2nd Best Shopping Destination in Asia Pacific - Globe Shopper Index, 2012

KL FESTIVAL CITY offers a complete lifestyle experience for today's discerning shoppers from alfresco dining to convenient lifestyle shopping. www.festivalcity.com.my

MASJID INDIA BAZAAR is a popular bazaar packed with Malay shops which specializing in traditional batik, songkok, prayer mats, robes, jewellery and oddities. The bazaar also lined up with Indian shops which sell perfumes, spices, incense, saris, brassware and jewellers.

PETALING STREET BAZAAR is a row of the oldest shop houses in KL where some old traditional trades such as goldsmiths and dealers in Chinese medicinal herbs still exist. Its bazaar offers all kind of goods such as bags, shoes, clothes and watches at reasonable prices.


FOOD TRAIL IN KL

KUALA LUMPUR has an eatery that will serve just what your taste buds crave from high-class cuisine or hawker’s fare to international delights or local delicacies. However, the food options in Kuala Lumpur still largely geared towards the local crowd, with Chinese coffee shops and mamaks (Indian-Malay restaurants) dominating its dining scene. Don't miss out that there are a lots of cool, quirky and inexpensive cafes and bistros offering a variety of food that suits visitors taste. Jalan Alor is KL’s most popular food haunts for late night snacks and hawker food. Try out local favourites such as grilled chicken wings or fish, satay, hokkien mee, char kuey teow and more…

CHINESE CUISINE Chinese fare is mostly stir-fried and best savoured when it is piping hot. Extra hot is taken to ensure that vegetables are crunchy and retain their original flavor. Lunchtime favourites include rice, served with several meat and vegetable side dishes. Noodles are another traditional favourite with the popular styles being fried noodles, soup noodles and curried noodles.

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Nasi Goreng Kampung

MALAYSIAN FAVOURITES A visit to Malaysia is incomplete without trying out some of these popular Malaysian dishes. MALAY CUISINE Traditional Malay food is characterized by searingly spicy and aromatic flavours. Rich coconut milk is used to give a creamy texture. Popular Malay favourites include nasi lemak, satay and rendang. Sambal, a hot paste of pounded chilies, prawn paste and lime juice adds zest to any Malay-style meal.

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Thosai

INDIAN CUISINE Indian food can be broadly classified into two distinct types, northern and southern Indian. Northern favourites include biryani rice and bread varieties such as naan. A typical southern meal consists of rice, curry, side dishes and yoghurt served on a banana leaf. Alltime favourites such as thosai, chappati and poori are other relishes often enjoyed with coconut, tomato or mint chutneys.

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Beriyani Rice

INTERNATIONAL CUISINE Restaurants serving Continental, Vietnamese, Korean, Japanese, Thai, Indonesian, Mexican and Italian cuisine can be found at major hotels, shopping malls and in the vicinity of Jalan Sultan Ismail, Jalan Ampang, Sri Hartamas, Mont Kiara and Bangsar. The Ain Al Arabia or Arab Square in Bukit Bintang offers a host of culinary fare from the Middle East.

Capsicum and Mushroom Pizza by Em by Tedboy

YUM! YUM! PASTRY!!! The freshest bread and pastries lovingly made from scratch daily at Tedboy's kitchen. Tedboy Bakery serves breakfast (including English breakfast), Gourmet Sandwiches, Salads, Burgers and Pizzas. Don’t miss their refreshing and excellent Bristot Coffee, Gryphon Tea and Fiber Mania Juices.

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DESSERT Air Batu Campur (ABC) or ais kacang is bowl filled to the brim with shaved ice and condiments such as red beans, groundnuts, corn and fruits, sweetened with condensed milk and sugar syrup. This dessert makes an excellent thrist quencher on a hot afternoon.


KUALA LUMPUR AFTER DARK

KUALA LUMPUR has lots of exciting nightspots which suit all tastes and budgets of locals and foreign visitors range from welcoming pubs, bars, clubs, karaoke joints and cinemas. Most of the happening places in Kuala Lumpur are found along Jalan Bukit Bintang, Jalan P.Ramlee, Jalan Sultan Ismail, and also at the Asian Heritage Row, Bangsar Baru and Desa Sri Hartamas.

BUKIT BINTANG has most of the best nightlife options which based in two main clusters, one centred on Changkat Bukit Bintang and the other along Jalan Bukit Bintang. Changkat Bukit Bintang is a trendy place that is great for pub crawling and the surrounding buildings are unique where the pre-war or colonial shop houses were refurnished and turned into upmarket pubs and restaurants. Jalan Bukit Bintang lies on the popular stretch named Bintang Walk which crowded with cafes, restaurants, karaoke lounges and clubs. PARTY IN THE SKY By night, when the city sparkles with countless lights, the most breathtaking panoramic view of Kuala Lumpur can be had from a selection of sophisticated bars where most of them are located in upmarket hotels. • Bridge Bar @ GTower Hotel www.gtower.com.my • VIEW Rooftop Bar @ 29th floor of GTower Hotel www.view.com.my • Luna Bar @ 34th floor of Pacific Regency Hotel Suites www.pacific-regency.com • Marini’s on 57 @ 57th floor of PETRONAS Tower 3 www.marinis57.com • Sky Bar @ 33rd floor of Traders Hotel KL www.shangri-la.com/kualalumpur/ traders/dining/bars-lounges/sky-bar/ • Troika Sky Dining @ Tower B along Persiaran KLC www.troikaskydining.com • Mai Bar @ 30th floor of Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral www.aloftkualalumpursentral.com/ en/maibar

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Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2(klia2) are situated in Sepang, about an hour’s drive to or from Kuala Lumpur. Kuala Lumpur also easily accessible from Port Klang, Malaysia’s largest seaport which is situated about 41 km away. An excellent road or railway network links Kuala Lumpur to Thailand in the north and Singapore in the south.

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Selangor dotted with recreational forests, exciting theme parks, chic shopping malls and unique heritage buildings. The state also earned the name “Gateway to Malaysia� as being the homeland to Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2).

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AVANI SEPANG GOLDCOAST RESORT Located in the district of Sepang in the southern part of the state of Selangor, close to Sepang International Circuit – home to the Malaysian Formula 1 Grand Prix – 45 minutes’ drive from Kuala Lumpur International Airport and 90 minutes’ drive from Kuala Lumpur City Centre.

a la carte offerings can be enjoyed in air conditioned indoor comfort or on an outdoor deck with a sea breeze, whilst Hai Sang Lou is the resort’s Chinese fine dining specialty restaurant serving both lunch and dinner. Another great dining option is the Stimbot which offers artfully prepared oriental specialties. The beachfront restaurant Perahu boasts a superb sundowner experience from the deck and imaginative local and global flavours, including Malay barbeque delights, with the mood picking up at night when a live band hits the stage. For poolside refreshments, the refurbished Buloh Bar offers extensive beverages and light bites and after sundown kicks up a notch with live entertainment. Selat Bar on Sunset Beach serves tropical drinks with waves breaking just a few steps away and offers karaoke, billiards and pool. In addition, an ideal meeting place is Bayu Lounge, a contemporary lobby venue which has been completely refreshed with a touch of Malaysian design and serves snacks, pastries, cakes and desserts.

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urrounded by the sheltered waters of west coast Peninsular Malaysia, AVANI Sepang Goldcoast Resort offers a secluded tropical hideaway that blends easy accessibility with a feeling of getting away from it all. Set along Sepang’s 22 kilometre shore, the resort has a mainland beachfront setting with lush gardens and a palm structure built on stilts which extends over warm shallow waters. The overwater palm features 315 contemporary Polynesianinspired guest rooms and one, two and three bedroom villas, all with a sea view. Guests staying in a Three Bedroom Villa also experience first class butler service including welcome drinks and a special check-in service, before being taken to their villa by private buggy. So that all guests can enhance their resort experience, this exclusive butler service can be booked for all accommodation types. The resort has an impressive selection of dining options for guests to enjoy. The five restaurants include Sepoi Sepoi which entices guests with a café ambience and a mixed of local and western cuisine menu of freshly brewed coffee, casual lunches, afternoon snacks and laid back dinners. Three restaurants are located in the central area of the palm and all have been fully refurbished. Aptly translating as “anytime”, Bila Bila’s all day international buffet and

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A resort designed for every age and interest, the AVANI Kids’ club offers an action packed daily programme, including beach and garden activities, a trampoline and bouncing castle, pool fun, swimming lessons and arts and crafts. In addition, at Extreme Park, the on-site activity centre, guests can enjoy some competitive action on the go karting or paint balling courses. Taking relaxation to a whole new level, AVANI SPA pampers guests in a calm environment with a choice of results-driven treatments for total wellbeing and a gourmet spa menu of personalised packages. Aside from leisure activities, AVANI Sepang Goldcoast Resort offers large and modern meeting rooms for its business guests. The Grand Ballroom caters from 50 to 1,000 persons with its flexible seating arrangement and layouts. Designed for guests who appreciate genuine hospitality, AVANI Hotels & Resorts is an upscale brand with a fuss free approach that leaves a great impression. From stylish accommodation to appealing leisure facilities, quality dining options, family friendly amenities and romantic experiences, each hotel blends a vibrant contemporary style and essential comforts with a unique charm that reflects its stunning setting. ‘AVANI’ stems from the Sanskrit word for ‘earth’ – a meaning which is expressed through a grounded personality and simple sense of style. AVANI properties offer relaxed comfort and contemporary style to guests who value the details that matter.


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FARM IN THE CITY Located in Seri Kembangan about 20 minutes drive from Kuala Lumpur, Farm In The City is a unique theme park that combines the thrills of wildlife with the beauty of nature.

FAMILY FUN BEGINS HERE! WALK-THRU BIRD AVIARY Our unique free-flight Bird Aviary. A large and airy enclosure where birds fly free. Visitors can interact with the birds by feeding and petting them. Photography is encouraged. REPTILES CAVERN Experience the world of reptiles. Get up close with a Retic Python, Monitor Lizard, the Caiman Alligator and the Mangrove Snake among others.

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et in a speciallydesigned environment built to resemble a typical Malaysian Kampung. It provides an experience that is mostly only seen on television or in books. The park is completely cage-less and the wildlife are allowed to roam freely in visitor-friendly enclosures. Visitors can feed, touch and play with more than 100 species of exotic animals. Spread across an expansive 7 acres, the park is divided into sections which provide various experience for the visitors. Get up close and personal with the inhabitants at the Turtle and Tortoise Farm, Reptiles Cavern, Bird Aviary, Savannah, Vegetable & Fruit Farm, Pet Village, Mood’s Lake, Jungle Walk, Exhibition Hall, Pelican Quay and more.

MOOD’S LAKE (WORLD OF GEESE AND DUCKS) A large rippling lake of clear water which is home to FITC’s population of Mandarin Ducks, whistling ducks, Emperor Geese, Canadian Geese, Cape Shelducks, Ruddy Shelducks and many more. The Lake also is a home to our flock of Pelicans koi fish and talapia. RABBIT AND PET VILLAGE Visitors are encouraged to interact and pet the rabbits, and guinea pigs, feed them and take photos with them. TRADITIONAL LONGKANG- FISHING STREAM The Malaysian children’s past-time of dredging for fish in the longkang or drain is recreated to remind all visitors of a part of our cultural heritage that deserves presevation. JUNGLE WALK Visitors walk among unique animals such as the common marmoset, iguana, African Crested Porcupine and others. MALAYSIAN VEGETABLES AND FRUIT FARM Recreation of a typical Malaysian Village-style vegetable farm and orchard with more than 60 types of tropical fruit trees and plants and many others. For more information:

Farm In The City also caters for:• Educational tours • Free & Easy Events • CSR Events • Volunteers • Internship programmes

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SUNWAY LAGOON Hailed as Asia’s Best Attraction, Sunway Lagoon is a multi-award theme park that offers unlimited fun and entertainment all in one place to its visitors. Have your exciting time at the Scream Park, Amusement Park, Extreme Park or Wildlife Park and enjoy over 80 rides and attractions. Sunway Lagoon also hosted some of the biggest global music event. sunwaylagoon.com

JUMP STREET TRAMPOLINE PARK Malaysia’s first indoor trampoline park, Jump Street Trampoline Park is an urban playground dedicated to jumping, bouncing, tumbling and any other imaginable gravity-fighting activities for all ages. Jump Street Kuala Lumpur offers The Wall and The Big Airbag. jumpstreetasia.com PJ LIVES ARTS Selangor's first independent theatre facility, PJ Live Arts is a vibrant neighbourhood performing arts centre dedicated to presenting the best in family and comedy programming. The centre features a 450 seat theatre, an 80 seat cabaret and a studio. Its signature Laugh Fest is Asia's biggest annual celebration of comedy in various genres. www.pjlivearts.my LASER WARZONE Located at the E@Curve, Damansara, Laser Warzone is an immersive and multi-interactive Laser Tag arena. Laser Tag is an indoor game of stealth, strategy and endurance where you can play in teams or one on one in a pre-built (static) arena. Participants put on a battle vest with a phaser attached and enter a large arena to zap each other for points within a given time frame. www.laserwarzone.com

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KIDZANIA KUALA LUMPUR KidZania Kuala Lumpur is an interactive edutainment centre where children can experience the world of adults in a replica of a real city, complete with buildings, paved streets, vehicles, a functioning economy, and recognizable destinations in the form of "establishments" sponsored and branded by leading multi-national and local brands. The centre offers 90 different professions in 59 different establishments such as a hospital, a fire station, a beauty salon, a bank, a radio station, a TV studio, a theatre and much more with a range of difficulty levels to meet the abilities and interests of each child. www.kidzania.com.my


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HIGH 5 BREAD TOWN High 5 Bread Town, the first of its kind in the world was certified in the Malaysia Book of Records as the “First Bread Museum” in Malaysia. The museum bring visitors into the world of bread-making by featuring how the bread was made by early Egyptians, Romans and Vikings before it evolved into the delicious household staple that we know today. Tours are by appointment only. www.high5breadtown.com SHAH ALAM EXTREME PARK Shah Alam Extreme Park is a premium multisport facility that provide a great balance of street-style, transition style and vert. It is great for activities such as skateboarding, inline skating, climbing, bouldering, biking and paint-ball. www.hikersclimber.com I-CITY Hailed as the “City of Digital Lights”, i-City was designed as a fully integrated intelligent city comprising corporate, leisure and residential components. It features a variety of attractions such as Wax Museum, Red Carpet, Snowalk, WaterWorld, FunWorld Rides, Outdoor Park Rides, House of Horror, Trick Art Museum and 6D motion Theatre. www.i-city.my WET WORLD WATER PARK SHAH ALAM Wet World Water Park Shah Alam offers an exciting ranges of rides and games for all ages. The park also is an ideal location to host group functions, carnivals, parties, family day, school picnics, corporate events and fund raising activities. Don’t miss its star attraction, the exciting 225m long Monsoon Buster, one of the longest uphill water coaster rides in the world. www.owg.com.my/fun/wetworld

Sultan Shah Alam Museum

SELANGOR ISLAMIC ARTS PARK COMPLEX Selangor Islamic Arts Park Complex displays the splendors of Islamic art and serves as the exhibition and production centre for Yayasan Restu, a non-profit organization that aims to revive, preserve and promote Islamic arts. Visitors can watch artists at work as they create intricate works of art relating to Islam and holy Quran. www.restu-art.com SULTAN SALAHUDDIN ABDUL AZIZ SHAH MOSQUE Known as the “Blue Mosque”, Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque features a combination of traditional Islamic, West Asian, Indian and Malay design elements. The mosque is said to be one of the largest in Southeast Asia with the capacity of accommodating 24,000 worshippers at one time. www.mssaas.gov.my SHAH ALAM NATIONAL BOTANICAL GARDEN Shah Alam National Botanical Garden comprises a 35 ha tropical Fruit Orchard, a 72 ha Animal Park, a Cactus Garden, Ornamental Garden and many more. Four Seasons Temperate house is one of the most popular attractions that allows visitors to experience the different climates at different times of the year. www.tbnsa.gov.my SULTAN ALAM SHAH MUSEUM Housed in a commanding blue-roofed building, Sultan Alam Shah Museum consists of five galleries give a glimpse into Selangor sultanate with exhibits relating to history, culture, sports, arts and natural heritage. www.padat.gov.my

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ALAM SHAH PALACE Alam Shah Palace is the Sultan of Selangor’s official palace where His Royal Highness carries out his official duties as Sultan. This historic palace is intricately designed with the Majestic of Malay royal architecture and all ceremonies involving the Selangor royalty continue to be held here.

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HERITAGE WALK The oldest town in Selangor, Klang is charecterised by heritage buildings and quaint traditional structures. There are 18 heritage sites including the Klang Railway Station, Raja Mahadi Fort, a Victorian-style fire station, the Royal Gallery, a church, a Hindu Temple and a Buddhist Temple, can be visited on foot via a heritage walk. LITTLE INDIA The biggest Indian street in Malaysia, Little India is a paradise for shoppers to browse and bargain for Indian-inspired items. The labyrinth of streets along Jalan unku Kelana is lined by shops selling everything from traditional Indian outfits, accessories such as bangles, necklaces and earrings to garlands made of fresh flowers and home décor items. During Deepavali, the street is transformed into a colorful spectacle of light and sound befitting the “festival of light”.

PULAU KETAM Located off the coast of Klang, Pulau Ketam or literally translated “crab island” is a best place to witness the unique lifestyle of fishermen and the floating houses. The island is easily accessible from the Port Klang jetty by ferry. Pulau Ketam is also a popular destination for seafood lovers. Don’t miss the seafood here!!!

SULTAN ABDUL AZIZ ROYAL GALLERY Located in Bangunan Sultan Suleiman, Sultan Abdul Aziz Royal Gallery features the rich history and heritage of the Selangor sultanate, with a collection of artefacts, gifts, document and crown jewels. www.galeridiraja.com

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ORANG ASLI MUSEUM The Orang Asli Museum showcases the history and tradition of the indigenous Orang Asli people. The museum consists of a permanent exhibition gallery, a mini theater hall equipped with state-of-the-art audio visual system, a library and a souvenir shop. Artifacts on exhibition at the museum include hunting equipment, traditional musical instruments as well as personal ornaments and garments. www.jakoa.gov.my

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NATIONAL ZOO The largest zoo in Malaysia, National Zoo has transformed itself to an open concept zoo with over 90% of its animals being kept in spacious exhibits with landscape befitting its nature. It is home to over 476 species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish and offers visitors exciting attractions include Insect Zoo, Amphibian World, Hornbill Centre, Reptile House, Malaysian Elephants, Bird Aviary, Nocturnal Exhibits, Ape Centre and many more. Don’t miss to visit the two adorable giant pandas “Xing Xing” & “Liang Liang” at Zoo Negara. www.zoonegaramalaysia.my

SUNGAI TUA RECREATIONAL FOREST Sungai Tua Recreational Forest (Hutan Lipur Sungai Tua) is a popular recreational forest among locals especially during weekends. It provides visitors numerous activities and facilities such as camping, picnicking, barbequing and bathing in the clear cool water of natural river pools and rapids amid mature rainforest.

BATU CAVES Situated in a limestone outcrop, Batu Caves consists of three main caves featuring temples and Hindu shrines. Its main attraction is the large statue of the Lord Muruga with 140 feet high at the entrance. The visit to Batu Caves will not be complete until you have scaled the 272 steps leading up to the temple. During the annual Hindu festival, especially Thaipusam, Batu Caves attracts thousands of worshippers and tourists.

FOREST RESEARCH INSTITUTE MALAYSIA (FRIM) The largest man-made tropical forest in the world, FRIM is home to an incredible collection of rare and exotic trees, flowers and plants. It offers visitors various activities such as nature trails, waterfalls, nature education centre, camping and picnic sites, botanic gardens and arboreta. There are six jungle tracks that will take visitors to view 15 million trees from 2500 different species including dipterocarp trees, fruit trees and bamboo. www.frim.gov.my

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SUNGAI TEKALA RECREATIONAL FOREST Sungai Tekala Recreational Forest is an ideal location for picnicking or weekend getaway with its breathtaking waterfall and crystal clear water. Nature lover can walk through the trails to discover different forest types and tree species. SUNGAI CHONGKAK RECREATIONAL FOREST Nestled amidst orchards and a tropical rainforest, Sungai Chongkak Recreational Forest is a popular spot for camping and picnicking. The park also equipped with facilities range from car parking bays, rest huts, chalets to camp sites and restrooms.

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RABBIT FUN LAND The largest rabbit far m in Malaysia, Rabbit Fun Land houses up to 30,000 rabbits from different countries. Serving as a petting zoo and farm, Rabbit Fun Land is an ideal location for family outings, corporate family days and other social gathering. www.earcsb.com

BROGA HILL Also known as “Bukit Lalang�, Broga Hill is a popular tourist attraction among locals especially hikers who frequently drop by for exercise or morning sunrise. From the peak, visitors get a spacious view of the plains, coated by a mixture of rainforest, oil palm plantations, villages and towns, along with distant mountains. The hike while steep is relatively easy, taking around 20 to 45 minutes to reach the highest peak depending on individual's fitness level. There are three peaks in total, each one ascends above the other through a clear path fringed by tall grass at each side. PARADISE VALLEY Nestled amidst Broga Hill, Paradise Valley is an ideal location for meetings, team building activities, church retreats, conventions, family vacations, group retreats, family reunions, corporate getaways as well as weddings and receptions. It offers recreational activities and games such as kayaking, flying fox, rock climbing, camping, cycling, board games and many more. www.paradisevalleybroga.com

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KUALA LANGAT

FO GUANG SHAN DONG ZEN TEMPLE Fo Guang Shan in Chinese literally means “the Mountain of Buddha’s Light”, is founded by Ven Master Hsing Yun from Taiwan. FGS Dong Zen Temple represents the hub of a Buddhist centre in the South East Regionn and acts as an important cultural and educational center. During Chinese New Year, the temple showcases cultural exhibitions, lanterns and flowers for the celebration, where the surroundings are full glittering red lanterns and illuminated gardens. fgsmy.org

MAH MERI CULTURAL VILLAGE Hailed as the “Mask Men of Malaysia”, the Mah Meri community is an indigenous community native to Carey Island and known for its sculptured masks which made as a tribute to their ancestors, are created out of a special type of red swamp wood called Nyireh Batu. The community also famed for its intricate wood cravings of spirit animals. Carey Island also renowned for fresh crabs, prawns and fish, which is a seafood gourmet’s paradise. mmcv.org.my

MORIB BEACH Surrounded by whispering Casuarinas and swaying palms, Morib Beach is a popular recreational spot for weekend getaway. During low tide, the shore stretches far into the Straits of Malacca and visitors able to watch small crabs that scuttle away and disappear into the sand. Besides, history lovers can explore that Morib contains a wealth of historical sites such as ruins of old government buildings, royal graves and an abandoned palace.

KUAN WELLNESS ECO PARK One of the eco-tourism destination in Malaysia, Kuan Wellness Eco Park consists of a 3½ storey swiftlet house and a visitor centre, surrounded by palm oil plantations and tropical fruit farms which provide good food source for the swiftlets. The visitor centre is equipped with car park, restrooms, reception lobby, swiftlet gallery, eco theatres, bird nest processing and research centre, sales centre, smoke-free bird nest eco café, eco-garden, green promenade and more interesting features to be explored. www.kuanwellnessecopark.com SEPANG INTERNATIONAL CIRCUIT The Sepang International Circuit’s unique design and history make it a must-visit tourist destination. Make a pit stop to tour the world class venue and soak in the experience at the starting grid and podium, where legends have stood to claim their place in motorsports history or try the go-kart circuit designed by the F1 circuit’s designer, Hermann Tilke. sepangcircuit.com

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SHOPPING

GM KLANG WHOLESALE CITY is an all-in-one regional wholesale city that offers an array of products, ranging from fashion apparels to textiles, bags, timepieces, ladies accessories, footwear, spectacles, cosmetics, stationery, premium gifts, soft toys, electronic and electrical goods and services, hardware, building materials, educational products, packed food and beverage products, dried food, dried seafood, automobile accessories, machinery accessories and much more. GM Klang Wholesale City is revolutionary and will empower wholesalers, manufacturers and traders to soar to greater heights with a unique combination of strategic location and high density demography. www.gmklang.com MITSUI OUTLET PARK KLIA (MOP KLIA) is a factory outlet shopping mall which offers a myriad of uppermiddle to high-end off-season brands and products at attractive discounts ranging from 30% to 70% everyday. The mall is developed based on the theme of “Paradise Village” featuring four distinctive concepts namely the Sunshine Square, Pier Walk, Tropical Plaza and Beach, each representing the architectural design of each zone. MOP KLIA also consists a Japanese Specialty Store (Cool Japan), introducing Japanese Arts, Culture, Music and Culinary Delights. www.mitsuioutletparkklia.com.my GATEWAY@KLIA2 is a 24 hours fresh mall-within-airport situated between the drop-off area and klia2 terminal, where you can shop, dine and get privileges. Visitors can fully utilize their waiting time of before departure and upon arrival in airport. gatewayklia2.com.my

LIST OF THE BIGGEST MALL OF THE WORLD IN YEAR 2015-2016:

1 UTAMA SHOPPING CENTRE – 465,000 square meters: 5th biggest shopping centre in the world www.1utama.com.my

SUNWAY PYRAMID – 396,000 square meters: 10th biggest shopping centre in the world www.sunwaypyramid.com

SHOPPING CYBERJAYA DPULZE Shopping Centre Tel: 603-8800 9803 www.dpulze.com PETALING JAYA Amcorp Mall Tel: 603-7957 9326 amcorpmall.com Digital Mall Tel: 603-7968 3311 digitalmall.com.my eCurve Tel: 603-7725 0277 www.ecurve.my IKEA Damansara Tel: 603-7952 7575 www.ikea.com IPC Shopping Centre Tel: 603-7720 7333 www.ipc.com.my

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Jaya 33 Tel: 603-7954 9898 jaya33.my Jaya One Tel: 603-7957 4933 jayaone.com.my Paradigm Mall Tel: 603-7801 1188 www.paradigmmall.com.my Sunway Giza Mall Tel: 603-6148 1600 www.sunwaygizamall.com the Curve Tel: 603-7710 6868 www.thecurve.com.my Tropicana City Mall Tel: 603-7663 2888 www.tropicanacitymall.com

PUCHONG IOI Mall Puchong Tel: 03-8064 8833 www.myioi.com

SUBANG JAYA Empire Shopping Gallery Tel: 603-5632 9858 www.esg.com.my

Setia Walk Tel: 603-5882 2995 www.setiawalk.com.my

Sky Park One City 603-5115 9923 onecity.com.my

SHAH ALAM SACC Mall Tel: 603-5510 5400 www.sacc-mall.com

Subang Parade 603-5032 9778 www.subangparade.com.my

Setia City Mall Tel: 603-3375 8688 www.setiacitymall.com


SELANGOR FOOD

LOCAL CUISINE

Satay is one of the favourite street foods

SATAY KAJANG, which is skewers of thick, succulent meat barbecued over charcoal embers and served with spicy peanut sauce as well as Nasi Ketupat (rice cake wrapped in a woven palm leaf). Customers can opt for chicken, beef or mutton satay. BAK KUT TEH literally translates as “meat bone tea”, consists of meaty pork ribs boiled in a complex soup of herbs and spices for hours. It is usually eaten with rice and often served with “yau char kwai” (strips of fried dough) for dipping into the soup. The

dry form of Bak Kut Teh has become more popular and some use chicken to replace the pork condiments (Chi Kut Teh) to cater for Muslim eaters. *** Klang Bak Kut Teh YONG TAO FOO is a Hakka Chinese food consists of tofu cubes filled with either a ground meat mixture or fish paste, then fried until golden brown, or sometimes braised. Variations include usage of various condiments, including eggplants, lady finger and bitter gourd stuffed with the same meat paste. *** Ampang YongTao Foo

SEAFOOD is the one of the main attraction in Kuala Selangor, one of the main fishing village in west costal because of Selangor River (Sungai Selangor) is the natural fishing boat parking area (Fishing Boat Jetty). Come to Kuala Selangor to taste the famous, cheap and fresh seafood of all varieties of cooking.

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ACCOMMODATION KAJANG

KLANG

PETALING JAYA

SEPANG

No. 3 & 5, Lorong Sultan, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.

Tel: 603-7956 9322 / 7955 5522 Fax: 603-7955 7715 Email: village@shahsresorts.com www.shahsresorts.com

AMPANG

De Palma Hotel Ampang Flamingo by The Lake, Kuala Lumpur Hotel Safari Old Penang Hotel Ampang Point Puteri Ampang Hotel One Avenue Hotel Balakong Sun Inns Hotel Cheras Batu 11

BANGI

101 Bangi Hotel Bangi Gateway Hotel Best View Hotel Bangi City Boutique Hotel Bangi Puri Pujangga Hotel Smart Hotel Bangi Seksyen 9

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BANTING

Gold Coast Morib International Resort

BATU CAVES

Hotel Richbaliz Hotel Sahara Inn Prima Selayang

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Hotel Sahara Inn Taman Sri Batu Caves My Home Hotel Sri Gombak Sky Hotel @ Selayang Smile Hotel Selayang

603-6185 2121 603-6187 8055 603-6120 6698 603-6127 1826

CYBERJAYA

Citadines DPulze Cyberjaya Hotel 603-8689 9888 __________________________________________________

BALAKONG

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603-3198 1028 603-6138 5555 603-6120 7070

Cyberview Resort & Spa

The Lodge, Persiaran Multimedia, Cyber 7, 63000 Cyberjaya, 603-8312 7000 Selangor, Malaysia. Fax 603-8312 7001 Email hotline@cyberviewresort.com Website www.cyberviewresort.com ( See Advertisement Page 41 )

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DENGKIL

D Boutique Hotel

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603-8688 8888 603-8800 9103

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JUGRA

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Amverton Cove Golf & Island Resort

PT673, Jalan Pulau Carey, 42960 Mukim Jugra, 603-3123 3888 Selangor, Malaysia. Fax 603-3123 3899 Email enquiries@amvertoncove.com Website www.amvertoncove.com ( See Double-Page Spread Advertisement Page 36 & 37 )

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KAJANG

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PETALING JAYA

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The Everly Group

1109 Block B, Pusat Dagangan Phileo Damansara 1, 9, Jalan 16/11, Off Jalan Damansara 603-7932 2988 46350 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. Fax 603-7932 2188 Email info@theeverlygroup.com Website www.everlygroup.com ( See Advertisement Facing Inside Front Cover )

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PUCHONG

101 Lake View Hotel Best View Hotel Puchong City Comfort Inn Classical Boutique Hotel Green Hotel Puchong Hotel 99 Bandar Puteri Hotel 99 Puchong Hotel Golden View Puchong Kinrara Resort Orchard Inn Sun Inns Bandar Puchong Utama Sun Inns Puchong 1

RAWANG

Hotel Kristal Rawang Hotel Sahara Rawang My Place 77 Hotel The Leverage Business Hotel

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AVANI Sepang Goldcoast Resort

67, Jalan Pantai Bagan Lalang, Kg. Bagan Lalang, 43950 Sungai Pelek, 603-3182 3600 Selangor, Malaysia. Fax 603-3182 3700 Email rsvn.sepang@avanihotels.com Website avanihotels.com/sepang ( See Advertisement Page 39 )

__________________________________________________ Bary Inn KLIA Capsule By Container Hotel Casa Hotel - KLIA 1 City View Hotel Sepang Concorde Inn Kuala Lumpur International Airport Empress Hotel Sepang Hotel Seri Malaysia Bagan Lalang Hotel Seri Raha Sama Sama Express - Airside Transit Hotel Sama-Sama Express Klia2 Transit Hotel Sama-Sama Hotel, KL International Airport Seri Bayu Resort Hotel Sky Star Hotel Sri Langit Hotel - KLIA The YouniQ Hotel Tune Hotel - klia2

SERI KEMBANGAN

City Times Inn Hotel Hazzana Boutique Hotel M Design Hotel Mangga Hotel One Avenue Hotel Putra Palace Of The Golden Horses Philea Mines Beach Resort Putra One Avenue Hotel Sun Inns D'mind 1 Seri Kembangan Sun Inns D'mind 2 Seri Kembangan Sun Inns D'mind 3 Seri Kembangan Sun Inns Hotel Equine Seri Kembangan

coffee shop/ restaurant

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SHAH ALAM

Alami Garden Hotel 603-5518 1223 __________________________________________________

Best View Management Sdn Bhd

12-3-1, Jalan Setia Prima (C) Setia Alam, Seksyen U13, 40170 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia. Fax 603-3358 5112 Email enquiry@bestviewhotel.com.my Website www.bestviewhotel.com.my ( See Advertisement Page 43 )

__________________________________________________ Carlton Holiday Hotel & Suites Concorde Hotel Shah Alam De Palma Hotel Shah Alam EV World Hotel Shah Alam 1 EV World Hotel Shah Alam 2 GoodHope Hotel Shah Alam Grand BlueWave Hotel Shah Alam Holiday Inn Kuala Lumpur Glenmarie Hotel New Town Sdn Bhd Orange Hotel Kota Kemuning Smart Hotel Shah Alam The Club Saujana Resort Kuala Lumpur The Saujana Hotel Kuala Lumpur UiTM Hotel Shah Alam

SUBANG JAYA

City View Hotel Sunway Branch Best View Hotel Subang Jaya Best View Hotel Taipan De Uptown Boutique Hotel E.City Hotel @ One City Empire Hotel Subang EV World Hotel Subang Jaya Go Hotel Subang Jaya Grand Dorsett Subang Hotel Holiday Villa Hotel & Suites Subang K.L Empire Hotel MAX Hotel Subang Jaya Ruemz Hotel Summer Oscar Boutique Hotel The Summit Hotel Subang USJ

SUNGAI PELEK Sg Pelek Hotel

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MEDICAL Ara Damansara Medical Centre Arunamari Specialist Medical Center Assunta Hospital Bandar Baru Klang Specialist Hospital Sdn Bhd Columbia Asia Extended Care Hospital Columbia Asia Hospital, Bukit Rimau Columbia Asia Hospital, Puchong DEMC Specialist Hospital Hospital Ampang Hospital Kajang Hospital Pakar An-Nur Hasanah Hospital Pusrawi SMC Sdn Bhd Hospital Selayang Hospital Sungai Buloh Hospital Sungai Long Sdn Bhd Hospital Tengku Ampuan Jemaah Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah JMC Specialist Medical Centre Kelana Jaya Medical Centre Klinik Pakar Wanita Sheela dan Rumah Bersalin KPJ Ampang Puteri Specialist Hospital KPJ Damansara Specialist Hospital KPJ Kajang Specialist Hospital KPJ Selangor Specialist Hospital Metro Maternity Sdn Bhd Pantai Hospital Klang Pusat Rawatan Islam Az-Zahrah QHC Medical Centre Salam Medical Centre Sri Kota Specialist Medical Centre Subang Jaya Medical Centre Sunway Medical Centre Tropicana Medical Centre Tun Hussein Onn National Eye Hospital (THONEH)

ATTRACTION

CAR RENTAL

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TECHNOLOGY __________________________________________________

Automotive Synergy Incorporated Sdn. Bhd.

Unit 103, 1st Floor, Block C, Damansara Intan, 47400 Petaling Jaya, 603-7727 6522 Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia. Fax 603-7727 6422 Email info@bactakleen.com Website www.automotivesynergy.com ( See Advertisement Page 3 )

GETTING HERE

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Travelling to Selangor is convenient as it is easily accessible from major cities and all parts of the country. There are three airports in the state, namely KLIA, klia2 and Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in Subang. Selangor also linked to Singapore, Thailand and all parts of Peninsular Malaysia via system of tolled highways. Visitors also can make use of the Keratapi Tanah Melayu or KTM Railway services.

USEFUL CONTACTS AIRPORT

Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) 603-8777 8888 Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2(kila2) 603-8778 5540 Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport 603-7845 3245

GENERAL ENQUIRIES

Immigration Department Malaysia Royal Customs Department Polis Contingent Headquarters Kajang Police Headquarters Petaling Jaya Police Headquarters Sepang Police Headquarters Shah Alam Police Headquarters Subang Jaya Police Headquarters

TOURISM ENQUIRIES

KLIA Tourist Information Centre Klia2 Tourist Information Centre Selangor Tourism Board bar & cocktail lounge

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Taxis, trains and buses are the main modes of transportation within Selangor. The KTM Komuter train service offers hassle-free accessibility to most parts of the state. Car Rental Services are easily available. is fairly easy as there are car and motorbike rentals.

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Malaysia's third and latest Federal Territory, Putrajaya is well worth a visit with variety of sightseeing attractions and the architecture. Spanning across man-made lake are some spectacular bridges which are illuminated with changing coloured lights at night.

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PUTRA MOSQUE The principal mosque in Putrajaya, Putra Mosque is distinguished by its magnificent pink dome with rose-tinted granite. The mosque has 9 domes and 1 minaret and can accommodate 15,000 worshippers at one time. www.masjidputra.gov.my

PUTRA BRIDGE One of the main bridges in Putrajaya, the 435m Putra Bridge has four minaret like piers complete with observation decks that overlook Putrajaya Lake.

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PERDANA PUTRA The 6-storey Perdana Putra houses the offices of Prime Minister and several other government departments and agencies. With its distinctive green dome, the complex incorporates various architectural influences including European, Islamic and traditional Malay has become an icon in Putrajaya. DATARAN PUTRA (PUTRA SQUARE) Situated opposite Perdana Putra, Dataran Putra is two concentric plazas, divided into star-shaped segments that represent the 13 states of Malaysia. An interplay of paths, water channels, flower beds and trees makes the square a picturesque stop for visitors. CRUISE TASIK PUTRAJAYA Explore Putrajaya through a cruise sightseeing tour either board on luxurious modern boat, traditional boats or NEW Tubester- Picnic Boat which offered by Cruise Tasik Putrajaya. The cruises are prefect and cater for everyone from sightseeing to dining and entertainment. www.cruisetasikputrajaya.com

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DARUL EHSAN PALACE Located beside the Putrajaya Lake, the Darul Ehsan Palace is the Royal Retreat for the Sultan of Selangor and it is not open to the public. The palace is constructed in Tudor style with huge grey facade always attracts attention from visitors. 1 2

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SERI WAWASAN BRIDGE Seri Wawasan Bridge is a 240m cable-styled bridge with the shape of a sailing ship which is a landmark in Putrajaya.

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SKYRIDES FESTIVALS PARK Malaysia's first and biggest tethered helium balloon theme park, Skyrides Festivals Park consists of various attractions such as Skyrides Balloon, SkyWarriors Rainforest Challenge, SkyDemo, SkyKids, SkyGallery, SkyTaste and more. Don’t miss out the Skyrides Balloon that allows you to enjoy a 360-degree walk around the gondola to watch the fascinating views of Putrajaya from 150m up in the sky. www.skyridesfestivals.com MILLENNIUM MONUMENT The 68m tall Millennium Monument is uniquely shaped like an obelisk with etchings denoting important milestones and periods in the nation’s history. At night, it serves as a beacon with light projected at 360 degrees and visible from various locations in Putrajaya.

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TUANKU MIZAN ZAINAL ABIDIN MOSQUE Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Mosque also known as “Iron Mosque” because it was built using 70 percent iron and employs Architectural Wire Mesh imported from Germany and China. www.masjidtuankumizan.gov.my


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PUTRAJAYA LANDMARK Designed in the shape of cone, Putrajaya Landmark symbolises the harmony between God, Man and Nature. The monument is situated amidst a well-paved walkway with 78m in height, featuring a cascading fountain. Its designed is inspired by the national flag and it is a popular backdrop for photography.

PERBADANAN PUTRAJAYA COMPLEX Perbadanan Putrajaya Complex’s main feature is the Gateway or Gerbang with a public viewing deck at the most top level that gives a breath-taking view of the city skyline and provides a vantage point during parades. PALACE OF JUSTICE The five-storey Palace of Justice houses the nation’s Federal Court and Court of Appeal. Its significant design is influenced by classical Islamic and Western design and is a great place for outdoor photography with impressive domed minarets on the background.

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PUTRAJAYA INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CENTRE (PICC) Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC) is Malaysia’s premier meeting and convention venue. Its most imposing architectural feature is the roof, designed to resemble a pending perak, the ornate handcrafted silver regalia worn on ceremonial occasions by the sultans of Malaysia and representing power and authority.

SERI SAUJANA BRIDGE The Seri Saujana Bridge is a main bridge in Putrajaya. The bridge’s design is unique cable-stayed arch bridge. Bridge watching and touring can be an amazing visual feast. The bridge has become a popular photography spot especially at night.

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CHINA-MALAYSIA FRIENDSHIP GARDEN Putrajaya’s China-Malaysia Friendship Garden is first Friendship Garden in Malaysia with a breathtaking backdrop of the Seri Saujana Bridge, two lion artifacts guarding the doorway, water features, traditional Chinese architecture and calligraphy and a Lingnanstyle walkway for visitors to rest while enjoying the view.

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TAMAN CABARAN (CHALLENGE PARK) Famous venue for local and international adventures that seeking for challenging activities such as wall climbing and skateboarding. TAMAN SAUJANA HIJAU (EXPANSIVE GREEN PARK) Houses tropical highland plants and its beautiful landscape give a unique experience to joggers, nature lovers and photographers.

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TAMAN BOTANI (BOTANICAL PARK) • Known as “Mother of all Gardens in Putrajaya”. • Serves as an education and research centre with more than 700 species of plants from over 90 tropical countries around the world. • Check out the unique Moroccan Pavilion

TAMAN WETLAND (WETLAND PARK) • Malaysia’s first man-made wetland • Enjoy the sights of the flora and fauna that inhabit the manmade wetlands environment • Learn the importance of wetlands as a natural filtration system for the waters of Putrajaya’s man-made lake. TAMAN RIMBA ALAM (NATURE JUNGLE PARK) Features a collection of more than 700 forest species and also houses valuable timber trees found in lowland tropical rainforests. • Nature lovers can learn about the wonders of nature through the forest trail guide TAMAN WARISAN PERTANIAN (AGRICULTURE HERITAGE PARK) Emphasises the role and importance of Malaysia’s commercial agriculture sector and agricultural industry including rubber, oil palm, coffee and cocoa, tropical fruits, herbs and spices.

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PUTRAJAYA INTER PARK RIDES (PIRR) Putrajaya Inter Park Rides (PIRR) promotes Putrajaya parks and their attractions to the cycling community.  Putrajaya Inter Parks Ride-PIPR

TAMAN PUTRA PERDANA • Enjoy a panoramic view of Putrajaya • Putrajaya landmark- Mercu Tanda

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SHOPPING & DINING

SHOPPING Malls ALAMANDA SHOPPING CENTRE Caters to a largely professional crowd of shoppers from both the private and government sectors in Putrajaya. Tel: 603-8888 8882 www.alamanda.com.my IOI CITY MALL A brand new lifestyle and entertainment regional mall which provides complete shopping, leisure and dining experience for families and friends at South Klang Valley. Check out Distrct21 @ IOI City Mall. Tel: 603-8328 8899 www.ioicitymall.com.my Street Markets SOUQ BAZAAR Offering fashions, accessories, gifts, handicrafts and souvenirs of Putrajaya.

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DINING Chinese Cuisine SPRING GARDEN RESTAURANT (Putrajaya) Tel: 603-8889 1188 www.taithong.com.my/sgp

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Malay Cuisine RESTORAN IKAN SERI EMPANGAN PUTRAJAYA Tel: 6012-243 8081  Restoran Ikan Seri Empangan Putrajaya Other Cuisine PUTRAJAYA LAKE CLUB Tel: 603-8889 5008  Kelab Tasik Putrajaya UMAI CAFE | THE LAKE GARDEN CAFE Tel: 6013-606 7710  Umai Cafe | The Lake Garden Cafe

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PALM GARDEN GOLF CLUB (18-HOLE) The Palm Garden Golf Course is sand-capped and golfers will find there are lot of undulations, mounds and swales. A lot of natural boulders and rocks that were dug up were reused to add to the aesthetics of the design and it was worked out beautifully. Strategically located in the heart of the course, the two tier drink hut offers breathtaking views of the course and surrounding wetlands. Enjoy your golfing here!!! Tel: 603-8213 6333 www.palmgarden.net.my

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The most comprehensive mode of transport around Putrajaya is via the NadiPutra bus. It is available every 15-30 minutes from 6.30am until 1,00am daily. Day tours also available from Putrajaya Sentral. Alternatively, taxis provide a hassle-free way to get around.

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Penang is renowned for its lovely beaches, rich heritage, colourful cultures and a mouthwatering array of local cuisine.

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PENANG INTERNATIONAL DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL Dragon boating has been around in Penang since 1950s and it is part of Penang's heritage. Many local and international teams from various countries battle it out for this much anticipated race. Dragon boat is a team-focused sport that promotes discipline, teamwork and perseverance, harmony, physical fitness and mental toughness. For Penangites it is an honoured sport that inculcates racial harmony and mental toughness. Venue: Teluk Bahang Dam www.penangdragonboat.gov.my

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PENANG INTERNATIONAL LION DANCE ON STILTS CHAMPIONSHIP has become a household name in this unique twist to an ancient tradition and to promote lion dance as a healthy, multi-racial sport. Witness exciting and exhilarating performances from more than 20 local and international teams as they battle it out for the champion-ship title with the most creative and eye-catching lion dance on stilts stunts. Venue: Han Chiang Stadium. www.visitpenang.gov.my

GEORGE TOWN WORLD HERITAGE DAY is a public holiday in Penang, to commemorate the inscription of George Town as a World Heritage City by UNESCO. This community-centered festival features diverse range of acts, from traditional dances and martial arts demonstrations, to exhibitions and street performances; from the reenactment of street life in the 1900s, to food fests and special tours and talks; all devised and conducted by members of the communities of historic George Town.

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PENANG BON ODORI FESTIVAL is a traditional and merry Japanese festival that is celebrated with dances and lively drum performances to welcome the homecoming of ancestral spirits. This festival is a Japanese Buddhist observance that honours the spirit of ancestors, who return once a year to visit their families. The carnival-like atmosphere at Esplanade is made even merrier with stalls selling a variety of local and Japanese food, fireworks display, Japanese souvenirs, lively performances and game. Venue: Esplanade www.visitpenang.gov.my

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ASICS PENANG BRIDGE INTERNATIONAL MARATHON 2016 This world renowned running event is the most awaited sporting event in Penang. There are 4 categories; Full Marathon, Half Marathon, 10KM and Fun Run. The Penang Bridge International Marathon has been listed in the Malaysia Book of Records as the “Largest Marathon in Malaysia” for four consecutive years. Venue: Penang Bridge (first bridge) www.penangmarathon.gov.my PESTA DRAGON BOAT RACE is held in conjunction with Pesta Pulau Pinang and is a tradition to honor the "spirit of the dragon" and the spirit of unity as they work together as a team for one common purpose. Enjoy a weekend of pulsating thrills and spills to the tune of vigorous beating of drums, strong thrust of oars and various stage performances as the dragon boat teams battle it out in the water to be the champions. Venue: Teluk Bahang Dam • Time: 9.00am-5.00pm www. penangdragonboat. gov.my

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PESTA CHINGAY PARADE The Chingay and Lion Dance troupe members will display their skills in balancing stilt poles during this annual street parade. The parade begins from Jalan Gurdwara and passes through the main streets of George Town before ending at Esplanade. There will also be giant colourful flags and floats, lion and dragon dance performances and a procession of decorative trishaws. Venue: Jalan Gurdwara to City Hall, Esplanade • Time: 7.00pm – 11.00pm www.visitpenang.gov.my

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SEBERANG PERAI NIBONG TEBAL FIREFLY WATCHING Enjoy the river cruise along the Kerian river, mangrove tree viewing and towards the largest sea cage fish farm as well as the beautiful sunset. The sight of nature’s ‘fairy lights’ flickering over the specific species of mangrove trees that lined the river bank will be an unforgettable moments for you. www.amazingplanner.com.my

JURU AUTO CITY Strategically located at the North-South Highway Juru Interchange, AUTO-CITY has become a landmark as a 1-Stop for Auto, Food, Entertainment, Banking, Shopping, and Outdoor events or celebrations. Its night is filled with beautiful lightings, cool breeze, music, love and romance. www.autocity.com.my

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ST ANNE’S CHURCH Founded in 1846, St Anne Church is a Roman Catholic church which famous for its annual Novena and Fest celebration in the month of July. The St Anne’s Fest is celebrated grandly and usually is followed by a traditional candlelight procession and vigil. www.stannebm.org

TOW BOO KONG TEMPLE BUTTERWORTH One of the biggest temples in Butterworth, Tow Boo Kong Temple is dedicated to the Nine Emperor Gods. On the 9th month of the Chinese Lunar Calendar, the Nine Emperor Gods Festival will be celebrated for duration of 9 days where devotees dressed in traditional white and displaying their dedication by fire walking or skewing their cheeks with sharp objects. www.towbookong.org.my

PENANG BIRD PARK The 5-acre Penang Bird Park houses a collection of more than 300 species of birds from all over the world, of which more than 150 species are of Malaysian Species. It also filled with natural ponds, waterfalls and rich for its diversity of flora and fauna. www.penangbirdpark.com.my


GURNEY DRIVE

Gurney Drive is a touristfriendly seafront promenade and well-known as the all-day hawker food capital of Malaysia. It offers an array of tantalizing local food and seafood, exciting nightlife, modern shopping malls that cater to the varying needs and preferences of tourists.

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ONE EAST MUSEUM One East Museum showcases the surviving pieces of artefacts of the Chinese Cultural Revolution (1966 -1976). It is the first museum in the world to feature a permanent collection of famille rose figurines that depict legendary or mythical heroes, gods and characters from Chinese folklore, myths and legends dating back to the mid-19th century. chtnetwork.com/oneeast

ASIA CAMERA MUSEUM PENANG The Asia Camera Museum displays more than 1000 cameras and photographic accessories where majority of cameras are antique cameras. All cameras collection are came from many different sources but they were all gathered with an understanding of how important they were to the history of photography. Some of the highlights of the museum includes a rare Magic Lantern projector and a 35mm silent movie projector. asiacameramuseum.com

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DHARMIKARAMA BURMESE TEMPLE The only Burmese Buddhist temple outside Myanmar.

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IBOX GLASS MUSEUM IBOX Glass Museum provides amazing experience to visitors with its Process & Production Preview, Amazing 3D glass art Photo Area, School Painting Area and souvenir section. You can explore the different techniques in creating glass ornaments including fused, sandblasted, stained and overlaying glass. www.iboxglass.com

WAT CHAYAMANGKALARAM TEMPLE The largest Thai temple in Penang and home to the third largest reclining Buddha in the world.

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G HOTEL G Hotel Gurney and newly opened G Hotel Kelawai are two urban oases in Penang that cater for discerning business and leisure travellers.

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G Hotels have been many travellers’ choice by its prominent location next to upscale shopping malls, renowned hawker eateries and nearby to tourist attractions, UNESCO world heritage sites and beaches. Staying guests can also rent a free G Cycle to explore around Penang. It is definitely an ideal place to stay, have meetings and take a leisure walk around with total convenience right at your door step.

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BATU FERINGGHI

One of Penang’s most popular, Batu Feringghi consists of a long stretch of soft, white sandy beach along a winding road named Jalan Batu Feringghi, while its waters are popular spots for a range of water sports activities such as parasailing, jet skiing and windsurfing.

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STRAITS QUAY Penang’s first seafront retail marina, Straits Quay offers a comprehensive mix of outlets and attractions ranges from boutiques to bistros, seafood restaurants to seaside cafes, bars to boat rides, a promenade, a performing arts centre and a learning centre. It is a one-stop centre which offers from food, retail, leisure and tour services to the locals and tourists. www.straitsquay.com

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TEDDY VILLE MUSEUM (DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Penang) The Teddy Ville Museum in Penang will be the 1st of its kind in Malaysia, specially curated to illustrate Penang’s history, cultures and modern-day tales through teddy bear exhibitions. From the vintage collection of the world’s first teddy bears to the modern day life-sized bears, visitors will be able to learn and understand all about Penang through a fun, engaging and entertaining experience! teddyvillemuseum.com YAHONG ART GALLERY Yahong Art Gallery houses many of the world-renowned batik artist Chuah Thean Teng’s original batik paintings. The gallery also showcases handicrafts, jewellery, antiques and artwork by other famous artists in watercolour, Chinese ink and oil. www.yahongart.com

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TROPICAL SPICE GARDEN South East Asia’s award-winning garden, Tropical Spice Garden is a key attraction and leading botanic institution is spread across 8 acres of secondary jungle. The landscaped garden is a treasure trove of more than 500 living specimens of lush and exotic flora from around the world. tropicalspicegarden.com

ENTOPIA (BY PENANG BUTTERFLY FARM) Entopia, by Penang Butterfly farm will become the world’s first butterfly, dragonfly and firefly sanctuary park. The farm houses over 15,000 butterflies from about 100 species. entopia.com

PENANG BATIK FACTORY One of the largest Traditional Batik manufacturer in the northern region, Penang Batik produced an array of unique Handdrawn Batik and Hand block-printed Batik as well as the combination of both called Hand-painted Batik. www.penangbatik.com.my TOY MUSEUM HERITAGE GARDEN Wax Museum + Toy Museum + Museum of Bags & Collectibles + Heritage Garden Heritage Garden showcases a collection of 120,000 toys and figures for the young and old and also an eco-tourism destination which houses a wealth of tropical herbs, spices and fruit trees. toymuseum-heritagegarden.com

TROPICAL FRUIT FARM The 25-acre Tropical Fruit Farm is an ideal location for cultivating more than 250 types of tropical and sub-tropical fruit trees. Visitors will be able taste a varieties of fruits and learn the unique way of fertilizing fruit plant and the formula of how to sweeten fruits. www.tropicalfruitfarm.com.my

PENANG NATIONAL PARK The world's smallest national park, Penang National Park is unique as it contains several different types of habitat which is home to many mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and turtles. ESCAPE Situated in a natural environment, ESCAPE is the fun destination with exciting rides and games. that designed for a wide range of age groups, abilities, and energy levels with exciting rides and games. The theme park encourages self-directed or self-powered play and the discovery of the environmental messages and lessons within the activities and attractions. www.escape.my

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HARD ROCK HOTEL PENANG Located at the famous Batu Ferringhi Beach in Penang, Hard Rock Hotel Penang is a trendy hotel that sets itself apart from the conventional beach resort; blending rich music culture, contemporary design, and family friendly facilities.

haven, where kids rock their own rhythm and engage in musicinfused learning activities. Other Hard Rock Roxtars® program includes the Roxtars® collectibles available at the Rock Shop, Roxtars® Activity Book, Hard Rock Roxtars® themed menus and food servings on a Roxtars® guitar-shaped plate.

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he 6-storey hotel boasts 250 rockin’ rooms and suites, most of which feature beach frontage. The modern structure is completed with tastefully furnished bedrooms such as sensual guest bathrooms, Sleep Like a Rock ® (branded bedding) and modern in-room amenities. Keeping up with the times, technology is also a significant feature at the hotel. All rooms are fully equipped with DVD/CD players, minimum 32-inch LCD/ LED screen TVs, iPod docking stations, complimentary Wi-Fi and wired connectivity, and an interactive IPTV system which offers complimentary blockbuster movies on demand. Hard Rock Hotel Penang proudly unveiled the Hard Rock Roxtars®, a band of characters serving as brand ambassadors for Hard Rock’s multifaceted programs catering to children of all ages. Hard Rock Hotel Penang continues to provide family travellers with an unparalleled experience that further promotes music culture to fans of all ages and works to cater to an untapped market of decision makers, the kids. Hard Rock Hotel Penang further engage families travellers with Hard Rock’s Roxity Kids Club® (formally known as Lil’ Rock Kids Club). The Kids Club is a family-friendly, music-inspired

Hard Rock Hotel Penang announced the arrival of Rhythm and Motion – the world’s first fully immersive music-centric spa menu utilizing amplified vibrations, pressures and patterns, as the foundation of its treatments. First in Asia, this ground-breaking experience takes guests on a rhythmic massage journey – bass vibrations ripple through the massage table as treble beats come from above, sending pulses through body and leaving guests feeling energized and invigorated. Turning up the volume on the traditional massage practices, the massage therapist synchronizes movements with an expertly curated playlist as guests embark on a journey of the senses. Utilizing Hard Rock’s differentiator – music – each treatment connects the healing power of music with the artistry of message therapy. As music has been proven to relieve pain, enhance immune function and alleviate stress, Hard Rock developed these cutting-edge treatments with music at the forefront to provide guests with an all-encompassing rejuvenation of the senses, body and mind. Since the opening in 2009, Hard Rock Hotel Penang has bagged numerous awards over the years. One of the most recent awards are the TripAdvisor™ Certificate of Excellence Award 2015, TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards, 2014 Holidays with Kids Top 10 Resorts (announced in 2015) and more. The Hotel is pleased to have earned the number #2 spot out of 13 hotels in Batu Ferringhi, ranked highly for its value, service and overall rockin’ experience in the hotel.

Find out more about Hard Rock Hotel Penang at http://penang.hardrockhotels.net/.

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HOLIDAY INN RESORT PENANG Unwind beneath coconut trees on the white, sandy beaches at Holiday Inn Resort Penang, in the heart of Batu Ferringhi, with the vibrant night market right at your door step.

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he resort is comprised of the 7-floor Beach Wing and 23-storey Ferringhi Tower that are connected by a sky-bridge. All 350 recently refurbished guest rooms come with stunning views - overlooking lush and tropical hills on one, and the beautiful blue ocean on the other side. Each room sports a new contemporary design, featuring soothing and fresh colors. Choose from predominantly green, orange, red or blue tones depending on your personal mood and flavor. State-of-the-art amenities include 32” or 40” LCD TV, iPod docks, WiFi and multi-function showerheads among others - while high-quality bathrobes and a choice of soft and firm pillows round up what is needed for a perfect stay. Children love the KidSuites that come with Bunk Beds or Hollywood Twins and include a kid TV and a PlaysStation 3 console. At Hari’s pool bar, sip a cocktail or an ice-cold draught beer with views over the Malacca Straits, before feasting at the Terrace Café/Alfresco known for its wide selection of local and overseas specialties, including authentic Indian dishes or barbecue. Enjoy live music entertainment in the pool-view Lobby Lounge or follow your favorite sports team on a large LCD TV.

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For those who want to get active, the gym features modern equipment including free-weights and cardio machines for a full body work-out. Whether for leisure or business, a wedding or a corporate outing, Holiday Inn Resort Penang has it all to deliver a memorable experience that will last long after your check-out.


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PENANG STATE MUSEUM & ART GALLERY Housed in a pre-colonial building, the Penang State Museum and Art Gallery features the history, cultures and art of the state of Penang for the interest of residents and visitors. www.penangmuseum.gov.my

CHEONG FATT TZE MANSION/ BLUE MANSION 1880’s Chinese courtyard mansion, Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion was designed with Feng Shui elements to ensure the flow of continuous wealth. Joined the guided tour to see the mansion’s magnificent views of 38 rooms, 5 granite paved courtyards, 7 staircases and 220 windows and explore its unique history. www.cheongfatttzemansion.com

NYONYA KITCHEN @ SUN YAT SEN MUSEUM It retain its original 1920's firewood stove & showcases some cooking implements. sunyatsenpenang.com

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THE CAMERA MUSEUM 1st in South East Asia! The Camera Museum with over 1,000 vintage cameras and accessories from all over the globe showcases the history and evolution of cameras. Join the guided museum tour to learn the origin and types of cameras, discover the dark room and experience taking a photograph with the world's first camera. www.thecameramuseumpenang.com PENANG TIME TUNNEL Penang Time Tunnel arranged all its historical pieces in chronological order. By follow a darkened passage, visitors are told about the various chapters of the Penang Island’s history from how this island was discovered in 1592 to it gradually moves towards prosperity and harmony of the situation today. penangtimetunnel.com

PINANG PERANAKAN MANSION Pinang Peranakan Mansion, the typical home of a rich Baba of a century ago is recreated to offer a glimpse of their opulent lifestyle and of their many customs and traditions. It also housed in one of Penang’s heritage mansion of eclectic design and architecture with over 1,000 pieces of antiques and collectibles of the Peranakan community on display. www.pinangperanakanmansion.com.my

PENANG 3D TRICK ART MUSEUM 3D Trick Art museums housing 40 pieces of artworks with 2 themes, namely All about Penang Life and Modern Classic where two dimensional exhibits are brought to ‘LIFE’ with 3D painting, shading, and drawing technique. Guidance and assistance will be provided by instructions beside the artworks or personnel in the museum to ensure visitors take the best possible photos.  Penang 3D Trick Art Museum

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PG GOLD MUSEUM The ONLY Gold Museum in Malaysia! PG Gold Museum enables visitors experience the astonishing allure of gold via exhibitions, demos and guided tours. You also able to find gold and silver collection from across the world that have been artistically crafted into myriads of designs in this museum.  PG Gold Museum MADE IN PENANG INTERACTIVE MUSEUM Made In Penang Interactive Museum features 34 giant creative 3D art pieces that describe stories about Penang from famous persons to mouth-watering food, cultures of various races and ethnicities to world-famous places. www.madeinpenang.my WONDERFOOD MUSEUM PENANG World's first food wonderland, Wonderfood Museum Penang display more than 500 food items either in its original or giant size. Don't miss the "delicious" food here.  Wonderfood Museum Penang

KHOO KONGSI One of the most distinctive Chinese clan association in Malaysia, Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi is well known worldwide for its extensive lineage that can be traced back 650 years ago, as well as its closely-knit and defensive congregation of buildings and a magnificent clanhouse. www.khookongsi.com.my BATIK PAINTING MUSEUM With 80 paintings and 25 artists represented, Batik Painting Museum showcases the historical story of how Batik’s art form began in the 1950's and its subsequent development by a good number of talented artists in Malaysia.  Batik Painting Museum Penang CHEAH KONGSI INTERPRETATIVE MUSEUM Established in 1810, Cheah Kongsi is one of the oldest Hokkien clan associations in George Town. This clan house’s columns topped with British-style ‘lion head’ statues that support a large balcony with intricate iron railings and its topping is a sweeping roof decorated with intricate Chinese and Dutch porcelain and stucco carvings of dogs and lions. cheahkongsi.com

Image Credit - Ghost Museum Penang

GHOST MUSEUM (Lebuh Melayu) Do you scare of ghost? Now you got chance to explore more about ghost’s world in first Malaysia’s Ghost Museum that located at Penang.  Ghost Museum Penang MY NATURAL CRYSTAL GALLERY The Only Natural Crystal Gallery in Asia! My Natural Crystal Gallery is Asia’s largest private collections of natural crystal under one roof showcases unique and exquisite pieces from around the world. Come and explore the treasured beauty of natural living crystal.  My Natural Crystal Gallery

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THE OTHER SIDE OF THE ISLAND

BALIK PULAU

Balik Pulau means the island behind the hills, is a self-sufficient agricultural district in Penang famous for durian, nutmeg, clove, coconut and fruit orchard that surrounded by lush green hills on the innerside and fishing hubs on the outer coastal borders.

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COUNTRYSIDE STABLES PENANG Countryside Stables Penang is home to 45 horses of various breed including Miniatures Horses, Shetlands Ponies, Pure Bred Arabian Horses, Polo Pony, Thai, Myanmar, Malaysian Ponies, Percheron, Donkeys and Deer.  Countryside Stables Penang

AIR ITAM

THE OWL MUSEUM The Owl Museum showcases the largest collection of over 1,000 owl-themed arts and craft created by artists across the globe.  The Owl Museum

BAYAN LEPAS

Home to the island’s international airport, Bayan Lepas is the island’s main free industrial hub but it also has plenty of noteworthy attractions that are worth your while.

KEK LOK SI TEMPLE One of the largest and finest temples complexes in Southeast Asia, Kek Lok Si Temple consists of millions of magnificent images of Buddha and hundreds of beautiful meaningful carvings, sculptures and murals in the interior and exterior of the temple halls, pagodas and archways. During Chinese New Year, the temple is decorated with colorful hanging lanterns and lights and this is the best time for visitors to pay a visit at night. www.kekloksitemple.com

JUMP STREET PENANG Jump Street Trampoline Park is an urban universe dedicated to jumping, bouncing, tumbling and any other imaginable gravityfighting activities for all ages. Jump Street Penang offers The Jumping Tower and The Battle Beam. www.jumpstreetasia.com PULAU JEREJAK A beautiful tropical island set amidst virgin jungle, Pulau Jerejak is every nature lover's paradise which rich with history, flora and fauna. Get ready for an adventure as you step into one of the few remaining rainforests of Malaysia.  Jerejak Rainforest Resort, Penang SNAKE TEMPLE The snake temple is renowned for the pit vipers that coil around altars, pillars and potted plants which are believed to be rendered harmless by burning incense. You can get a chance to take a picture with its slithery residents. PENANG WAR MUSEUM The Penang War Museum is set in an old British Military fortress built in the 1930s. It features old war relics and depicts the lifestyle of soldiers during Second World War and it is an ideal setting for paintball tournaments.  Penang WAR Museum

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1. Beautiful horses at Countryside Stables Penang 2. Balik Pulau Lodge 3. The Buddha in the Main Prayer Hall 4. Penang War Museum listed in Top Ten Most Haunted Sites in Asia by National Geographic Channel


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THE OTHER SIDE OF THE ISLAND PENANG HILL (BUKIT BENDERA) One of the oldest colonial hill station, Penang Hill is a perfect location to experience fantastic views of the island and mainland, lush greenery, quaint colonial style architecture and for afternoon tea. You can choose to take funicular to the top in 15 minutes or opt for a jungle hike if you are adventurous. www.penanghill.gov.my Bukit Bendera

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SHOPPER’S PARADISE

Penang has gone plastic free so remember to bring along your recyclable shopping bags as outlet impose a RM0.20 charge per plastic bag. Street Markets ARMENIAN STREET’S GO TALENT @ LEBUH ARMENIAN Weekly event that held on every Saturday from 5pm to 10 pm with talent performances, creative & culture products and traditional foods. BAZAAR CHOWRASTA @ JALAN PENANG Famous for its wide variety of pickled fruits, traditional sweets and morning market. LITTLE PENANG STREET MARKET @ UPPER PENANG ROAD It is a monthly market that held on the last Sunday of every month with more than 70 stalls selling arts and crafts, food and knick knacks. LORONG KULIT FLEA MARKET @ LORONG KULIT Open every weekend from 8am to 2pm, it is a place where you can find vintage vinyl records, second-hand books, electrical items and antiques.

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SHOPPING & RETAIL OUTLETS Malls 1st Avenue Mall Tel: 604-261 1121 www.1st-avenue-mall.com.my AEON Mall Bukit Mertajam Tel: 1300 80 2366 www.aeonretail.com.my Auto-City Tel: 604-501 1222 www.autocity.com.my Auto Mall Te: 6019-555 4555 www.automallcapital.com Gurney Paragon Tel: 604-228 8266 www.gurneyparagon.com Gurney Plaza Tel: 604-222 8111 www.gurneyplaza.com.my Island Plaza Tel: 604-890 8228  Island Plaza

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Penang Times Square Tel: 604-210 9020 www.penangtimessquare.com

Tesco Extra Seberang Jaya Tel: 604-399 0208 www.tesco.com.my

Cocoa Boutique Penang Tel: 604-226 7010 cocoaboutique.com.my

Prangin Mall Tel: 604-262 2233 www.prangin-mall.com

Tesco Penang Tel: 604-659 4942 www.tesco.com.my

Ghee Hiang Tel: 604-226 9915 www.ghee-hiang.com

Queensbay Mall Tel: 604-619 8989 queensbaymallmalaysia.com

Tesco Tanjung Penang Tel: 604-890 3699 www.tesco.com.my

Him Heang Tel: 604-228 6129 www.himheang.com

Straits Quay Tel: 604-899 5228 www.straitsquay.com

Local Products Outlet Cheong Kim Chuan Local Products Tel: 604-828 4316 www.ckc.com.my

The Chocolate Boutique Tel: 604-250 2488

Sunway Carnival Mall Tel: 604-397 9888 www.sunwaycarnival.com Tesco Bukit Mertajam Tel: 604-530 3722 www.tesco.com.my Tesco Extra Penang Tel: 604-656 9888 www.tesco.com.my


FOOD

LOCAL CUISINE Known as a “ Hawker’s Paradise”, the ubiquitous food stalls serve endless varieties of mouthwatering Chinese, Malay and Indian dishes that reflect the different culinary traditions of the multiracial populations. Here is a check list of good food to drive your taste buds crazy!!

Chicken Tandoori

FRIED OYSTER (OH CHIEN) Fresh oysters served stir fried with eggs and flour to golden texture perfection and ready to be served with optional garlic mixed chili sauce.

LOH BAK refers to te crunchydeep-fried meat roll that is served with both think gluey sauce and sweet chili sauce.

PENANG LAKSA Rice vermicelli soaked in a thick fish sauce with a variety of finely chopped local salad leaves and herbs, with dashes of sauces and condiments. Either assam laksa (sourish) or creamy coconut milk are unique tastes to enjoy.

CHAR KOAY TEOW Golden stir fried flat noodles with seafood, sweet soya sauce, duck eggs and sprinkled with freshly cut spring onions are famous in Penang. WANTAN MEE Handmade yellow noodles soaked in thick black sauce topped with meat dumplings, sliced pork or chicken…. SLURP!

CENDOL Pandan flavoured green jelly strips mixed with “gula Melaka” and red beans buried deep within shaven ice.

HOKKIEN MEE A combination of yellow and rice noodles in a hot bowl of delicious prawn soup served with bean sprouts, sliced hard boiled eggs and pieces of pork or chicken meat.

APOM A layer of batter is poured on the steel pan till it half cooked, two slices of pisang raja and a spoonful of sweet corn are topped and left to cook until the bottom becomes golden brown.

CURRY MEE White noodles soaked in a soup base together a handful of cockles, tofu, and chicken meat slices topped with mint leaves…..YUMYUM!

KOAY TEOW TH’NG Delicious flat noodles served with fish balls in sweet clear soup (usually boiled with chicken bones).

NASI KANDAR Rice accompanied with many choices of curried dishes and vegetables cooked in the typical Indian-Muslim style.

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HEALTHCARE & EDUCATION

HEALTHCARE GEORGE TOWN Carl Corrynton Medical Centre (CCMC) Tel: 604-827 5118 www.carlcorrynton.com Gleneagles Penang Tel: 604-222 9111 www.gleneagles-penang.com

Mount Miriam Cancer Hospital Tel: 604-892 3999 www.mountmiriam.com

Pearl Maternity Hospital Tel: 604-644 9301 www.pearlmaternityhospital .com.my

KPJ Penang Specialist Hospital Tel: 604-548 6688 www.kpjpenang.com

Penang Adventist Hospital Tel: 604-222 7200 www.pah.com.my

TAGS Spine & Joint Specialists Tel: 604-642 3599 www.tags.my

Hospital Bukit Mertajam Tel: 604-549 7333 hospbm.moh.gov.my

Island Hospital Tel: 604-228 8222 www.islandhospital.com

Penang Eye Specialist Hospital Tel: 604-282 3522 www.optimax2u.com

Hospital Lam Wah Ee Tel: 604-652 8888 www.hlwe.com.my

Tanjung Medical Centre Tel: 604-226 2323 www.tanjungmedical.com.my

Hospital Pulau Pinang Tel: 604-222 5333 hpp.moh.gov.my

TMC Fertility & Women's Specialist Centre, Penang Tel: 604-890 9118 www.tropicanamedicalcentre .com

Loh Guan Lye Specialists Centre Tel: 604-238 8888 www.lohguanlye.com

Hope Children Hospital Tel: 604-228 6557 www.hopechildrenhosptial.net

Hospital Seberang Jaya Tel: 604-382 7333 hsbjy.moh.gov.my/v2/

MEDICAL TOURISM With an extensive choice of excellent healthcare facilities as well as traditional therapies and spa treatments to choose from, Penang caters to a wide range of medical and healthcare needs.

BAYAN LEPAS Pantai Hospital Penang Tel: 604-643 3888 www.pantai.com.my

EDUCATION EDUCATION TOURISM Penang Centre of Education Tourism (PCET) was founded in 2013 and aims to establish Penang as a world class centre for education tourism. PCET has 12 member universities and colleges. Tel: 604 261 9012 www.pcet.my

CAC (Culinary Arts Centre) Academy Tel: 604-263 7721 www.cac-prochef.com DISTED College Tel: 604-229 6579 disted.edu.my

SEGi College Penang Tel: 604-263 3888 www.segi.edu.my

Excelpolitan International College Tel: 604-656 0685 www.xpi.edu.my

SENTRAL College Penang Tel: 604-262 1888 sentral.edu.my

Equator College Tel: 604-261 5116 www.equator.edu.my

Stradford International College Tel: 604-390 4000 www.stradfordcollege.edu.my

Golden Chef Culinary Academy Tel: 604-331 1019 www.gcca.com.my Han Chiang College Tel: 604-283 1088 hcu.edu.my

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INTI International College Penang Tel: 604-631 0138 newinti.edu.my/main KDU University College Penang Tel: 604-238 6368 www.kdupg.edu.my

Olympia College Penang Tel: 604-261 1828 www.olympia.edu.my Penang Medical College Tel: 604 228 7171 www.pmc.edu.my

Tunku Abdul Rahman University College Tel: 604-899 5230 www.tarc.edu.my Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) Tel: 604-653 3888 www.usm.my


PENANG

ACCOMMODATION BATU FERINGGHI

GURNEY DRIVE

AIR ITAM

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Bellevue Hotel Malihom

604-829 9500 604-261 0190

BALIK PULAU

Balik Pulau Lodge Bao Sheng Durian Farm Good Luck Inn

604-282 9666 6012-411 0600 604-826 9399

72, Batu Feringgi, 604-886 6666 11100 Penang, Malaysia. Fax 604-881 1389 Email reservation.hipenang@ihg.com Website penang.holidayinnresort.com ( See Advertisement Page 79 )

BATU FERRINGHI

Bayview Beach Resort Penang 604-881 2123 D'Feringghi Hotel 604-881 9000 DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Penang 604-890 8389 EQ Ferringhi Hotel 604-885 1533 Golden Sands Resort 604-886 1911 __________________________________________________

Hard Rock Hotel Penang

Batu Feringhi Beach, 11100 Penang, 604-881 1711 Malaysia. Fax 604-886 8060 Email info.penang@hardrockhotels.net Website penang.hardrockhotels.net ( See Advertisement Page 77 )

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Holiday Inn Resort Penang

business centre

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BAYAN LEPAS

Alora Hotel Penang Apple 1 Hotel Queensbay DR Hotel Penang Eastin Hotel Penang Econtel Hotel Fig Tree Hill Resort Hotel Equatorial Penang Hotel EST Express coffee shop/ restaurant

604-886 8686 604-890 4800 604-881 1133 604-888 8888 604-646 7777 604-640 6666 604-640 6666 604-612 1111 604-637 1688 6019-362 0270 604-632 7000 604-611 0512

conference/ convention facilities

Hotel EST Penang Hotel Seri Malaysia Pulau Pinang Jerejak Rainforest Resort Olive Tree Hotel Penang Sun Yi Villas TH Hotel Penang The Krystal Suites U Hotel Bayan Lepas Vistana Penang Bukit Jambul

BUKIT MERTAJAM

E-red Hotel Bandar Perda E-red Hotel Bayu Mutiara E-red Hotel Cosmo Golden Nasmir Hotel Hotel Palm Inn Juru Hotel Luscious Hotel Sri Indar Hotel StarWay Hotel Summit Hotel Bukit Mertajam U Design Hotel Bukit Mertajam

BUTTERWORTH

Aroma Hotel Butterworth Chariton Hotel

golf courses

wifi

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De Garden Hotel Hotel Palm Inn Ixora Hotel Pearl View Hotel T+ Hotel Bagan

GEORGE TOWN

118 Hotel 1881 Chong Tian Hotel 1926 Heritage Hotel 23 Lovelane Penang 69 Boutique Hotel Apple 1 Hotel Gurney Armenian Street Heritage Hotel Armenian Suite Banana Boutique Hotel Bayview Hotel Georgetown Penang Campbell House Penang Chulia Heritage Hotel Chulia Mansion Cintra Heritage House Cititel Express Penang Cititel Penang Clove Hall Coffee Atelier Deluxcious Hotel East Indies Mansion Eastern & Oriental Hotel G Inn G Times Inn Hotel Garden Inn Hotel Georgetown City Hotel Georgetown Hotel GLOW Penang Grand Inn Hotel Grand Inn Penang Road Guest Inn Muntri Gurney View Inn HelicoNia Hotel Hotel Chennai Hotel Continental Hotel Jen Penang Hotel Malaysia Hotel Mingood Hotel Neo+ Penang

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Hotel Penaga Hotel Regal Malaysia Hotel Royal Penang Hotel Sentral Georgetown Inn Residence 18 Le Dream Boutique Hotel Loke Thye Kee Residences M Hotel Macalister Mansion Mango Tree Place - Hideaway Mango Tree Place - Townhouse 1934 Maritime Waterfront Hotel Merchant Hotel Merlin Hotel Munlustay 88 Hotel Muntri Grove Hotel Muntri Mews Nam Keng Hotel New Asia Hotel Penang Noordin Mews Noordin Street House Old Penang Hotel Palm Mansion Boutique Suites Penang YMCA Rangoon Residence Red Rock Hotel Ren I Tang Ryokan Muntri Boutique Hostel Seven Terraces Spices Hotel St Giles Wembley - Premier Hotel Straits Collection Sunway Hotel Georgetown Super8 Hotel Malaysia Sweet Cili Hotel T+ Hotel Macallum The Blue Mansion The Chambers Hotel The Royale Bintang Penang The Sovereign Time Capsule Hotel Tune Hotel - Downtown Penang Victoria Inn Yeng Keng Hotel

604-291 3201 604-227 9584 604-226 7888 604-218 1111 604-263 0103 604-251 9370 604-263 1919 604-226 6433 604-228 3888 6014-246 2132 6014-246 2132 604-376 3797 604-263 2828 604-262 1336 604-210 0088 604-261 5107 604-263 5125 604-263 5177 604-250 3636 604-263 7125 604-262 7173 604-226 7611 604-261 3609 604-228 8211 604-227 0266 604-226 6060 604-250 8383 604-250 0287 604-264 2333 604-261 9986 604-259 8000 604-263 7299 604-229 9988 604-263 5888 604-263 9963 604-262 5888 604-262 0006 604-262 5566 604-259 8888 604-226 6022 604-263 0888 604-227 5807 604-262 2278 604-262 2177

GURNEY DRIVE

Burmahtel 604-227 4129 Dwell by Palanquinn 604-226 0385 Evergreen Laurel Hotel Penang 604-226 9988 __________________________________________________

G Hotel Gurney

168 A Persiaran Gurney, 10250 Penang, 604-238 0000 Malaysia. Fax 604-238 0088 Email g4u@ghotel.com.my Website www.ghotel.com.my ( See Advertisement Page 73 )

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G Hotel Kelawai

2, Persiaran Maktab, 10250 Penang, 604-219 0000 Malaysia. Fax 604-219 0101 Email g4u@ghotel.com.my Website www.ghotel.com.my ( See Advertisement Page 73 )

__________________________________________________ GoodHope Hotel Palanquinn Heritage Suites The Gurney Resort Hotel & Residence The Northam All Suite Penang

SEBERANG JAYA

E-red Hotel Sunway Sunway Hotel Seberang Jaya The Blanket Hotel The Light Hotel

TANJUNG BUNGAH

Chymes Copthorne Orchid Hotel Penang Flamingo By The Beach Four Points by Sheraton Penang Hotel Sentral Seaview Penang Luxfort 118 Service Suites New Hope Inn Rainbow Paradise Beach Resort

USEFUL CONTACTS AIRPORT

Penang International Airport

GENERAL ENQUIRIES

Immigration Department Malaysia Royal Customs Department Polis Contingent Headquarters Seberang Perai Police Headquaters

604-643 44 11 604-397 3011 604-262 2300 604-222 1522 604-538 2222

TOURISM ENQUIRIES

Tourism Malaysia Pulau Pinang 604-261 0058 Penang Tourism Information Centre 604-261 6606 Penang Global Tourism 604-263 1166 __________________________________________________

Penang State Tourism Development & Culture

(State Tourism Development & Culture Exco Office) Level 53, Komtar, 10503 George Town, 604-650 5136 Penang, Malaysia. Fax 604-261 8744 Email info@visitpenang.gov.my Website www.visitpenang.gov.my ( See Advertisement Page 69 )

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GETTING HERE

Penang has air links with major capitals of the region. Drive into Penang Island via Penang Bridge from Butterworth or Second Penang Bridge-Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge from Seberang Perai. Visitors can take electric train service (ETS) to Butterworth. There are regular ferry services from Butterworth to Penang Island.

GETTING AROUND

Visitors can choose trishaw, taxi, rented car, bicycle or public bus to travel around island and exploring the mainland. The Rapid Penang bus offers travel cards for tourists and a free shuttle bus service, Rapid Penang (CAT), within the city. Tourists will benefit further with the introduction of the Penang Hop On Hop Off bus services which will cover the city and outskirts.

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Perak is renowned for its rich tin deposits, intriguing cave temples, virgin rainforest, historical heritage, cultural sights and delicious varieties of cuisine.

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TAPAH

LATA KINJANG WATERFALL Situated at the foot of Cameron Highlands, Lata Kinjang Waterfall is a popular picnic spot that located within the town of Tapah. It is a multi-tiered waterfall where the waters cascading down the mountain make for a truly spectacular sight. 1 2

BATU GAJAH

KELLIE’S CASTLE Kellie’s Castle is the unfinished residence of a wealthy Scottish planter, William Kellie Smith. The mansion’s construction was abandoned upon his sudden demise in 1926 and it is believed to have hidden rooms and secret underground tunnels, adding to the mystery of the place. Let’s go to explore it!!!

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REFARM Located 4km away from Kampar town, Refarm is a 26 acres recreational farm that surrounded by hills and forests. They are able to supply the water from the upstream of waterfall to their crops and animals through a 1.2km piping system. Come here to have fun with the animals by feeding them with vegetables and learn the recycling concept. refarm.com.my

SUNGKAI

FELDA RESIDENCE SUNGAI KLAH HOT SPRING Nestled in serene and lush forest patches, FELDA Residence Hot Springs is surrounded by hills and clear cold mountain streams and rivers. The hot spring offers a unique concept of a specially designed free flowing hot spring pools that has been claimed to have therapeutic healing effects on stiff joints and derma related complaints. There are natural cold and hot pools as well as private pools for those who prefer privacy and solitude while immersing in the healing waters.

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1. Gua Tempurung 2. Heritage House - Gopeng Museum 3. Sungai Klah Hot Spring

GUA TEMPURUNG Peninsular Malaysia’s largest cave, Gua Tempurung is made up of five huge domes with ceilings resemble coconut shells and stretching over 1.3km from Sungai Siput to Kuala Dipang. Each dome has different formations of stalagmites and stalactites and the domes are differ from one another in terms of temperature, water level, content of limestone and marble. With its rangerguided tour, caving is now made possible for all ages! www.guatempurung.my HERITAGE HOUSE GOPENG MUSEUM The Heritage House Gopeng Museum showcases the simple lives of Gopeng people over 125 years ago through the numerous antiquities, antiques, old furniture and calligraphy paintings. Come and explore the history!!!

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GAHARU TEA VALLEY GOPENG Gaharu Tea Valley Gopeng is Malaysia's first and largest organic plantation of Gaharu which surrounded by 3m high attractive themed wall design known as “The Great Wall of Gopeng”. Gaharu Tea is traditionally used for maintaining healthy heart function, reducing blood sugar level, lowering blood pressure and stabilizing the nervous system. It's also believed that hugging a Gaharu Tree is auspicious and it has good healing properties just by breathing the fresh air in the plantation. www.gaharu.com.my


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TELUK INTAN

TELUK INTAN LEANING TOWER Built in 1885, the Leaning Tower originally serve as water reservoir during dry seasons. The pagoda like eight-storey building with a height of 25.5m has become a prominent landmark for Teluk Intan and it is an official national monument today.

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SYMPHONY SUITES HOTEL Symphony Suites Hotel offers guests the comfort of a Suite stay from a variety of guestrooms ranging from 480 square feet to 3000 square feet.

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he separate living room allow guests to entertain visitors in comfortable privacy. All the hotel guestrooms features floor to ceiling windows to maximize natural daylight. The hotel delights the guests with its personalise service, making it a pleasurable stay for both business and leisure travelers. LOCATION Symphony Suites Hotel is conveniently located for all travelers exiting the North-South Highway Toll at Simpang Pulai to Ipoh City along Jalan Raja Dr. Nazrin Shah (Jalan Gopeng) with fascinating limestone caves and temples that serve as a refreshing stop over for any travelers to refresh and rejuvenate. • • •

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10 minutes drive from Hotel to Sultan Azlan Shah Airport and North-South Highway exit point. 10 minutes drive to Ipoh business district, Royal Perak Golf Club and Clearwater Sanctuary Golf Resort. Within walking distance to Sam Poh Tong fascinating limestone caves temple and Tambun Pomelo Stalls.

ROOM AMENITIES AND FACILITIES • Complimentary Wifi • Electronic door locking system • All rooms equipped with Astro channels. • LED TV in both room and living hall • Electronic safe deposits box • Individually controlled air-conditioning • Complimentary tea/coffee making facilities • Hairdryer • Mini bar • Family Suites (subject to availability) • Disable rooms (subject to availability) • Daily local newspaper HOTEL SERVICES AND FACILITIES • Concierge • 24 hour security car park • Complimentary parking • Wireless internet access in all rooms and public areas • Complimentary schedule shuttle service to Ipoh Parade shopping mall • Room service (11.00 am to 10.00 pm) • Laundry and dry cleaning services • Gym & Fitness Centre • Wedding event planner • Conference & private function halls CONVENTION & MEETING FACILITIES Function Hall Theater Classroom U-Style Round Table Board Room Cocktail Symphony 1 Symphony 2 Symphony 3 Symphony 10

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QING XIN LING LEISURE & CULTURAL VILLAGE “Qing Xin Ling” means “Serene Hill” in English language. The village give visitors a different homestay experience with its old-styled colourful chalets and various lake side and outdoor activities such as jungle trekking, bicycle riding, barbeque, cam fire and fish feeding. www.qingxinlingchaletipoh.com.my GUNUNG LANG RECREATIONAL PARK Set against the spectacular backdrop of the limestone outcrops of Gunung Lang, Gunung Lang Recreational Park provides visitors a relaxing getaway with its scenic artificial lakes, landscaped gardens, a man-made waterfall, lookout towers, campsites, a mini zoo and a playground. Transporting boats and boatmen are available whenever there are visitors.

DARUL RIDZUAN MUSEUM Constructed more than 100 years ago, the Darul Ridzuan Museum has been home to the Malay chieftains of the Kinta Valley and the British rules of the day. It also exhibits collections of history and phases of progress in Ipoh as well as the artefacts of the mining and forestry industry of Perak. BIRCH MEMORIAL CLOCK TOWER Built in 1909, Birch Memorial Clock Tower was erected in memory of JWW Birch, the first British Resident of Perak who was assassinated in Pasir Salak in 1875. It has a mother bell and four smaller bells which used to strike the chimes of Big Ben. The four sides of the tower represents the four Virtues of British Administration – Loyalty, Justice, Fortitude and Patience.

LOST WORLD OF TAMBUN Lost World of Tambun is a man-made water theme park with beautiful Mayan architecture design surrounded by breathtaking lake view, tropical rainforests and 400 million years old limestonecliffs. The theme park features seven unique attractions such as Lost World Water Park, Amusement Park, Tiger Valley, Tin Valley, Petting Zoo, Adventure Park and Lost World Hot Spring & Spa by night. Have a fun trip with your family here!!! www.sunwaylostworldoftambun.com

FUNTASY HOUSE TRICK ART A new attraction in Ipoh town, Funtasy House Trick Art is a family-oriented 3D trick art gallery with more than 20 trick art perform by local artist in your unexpected way. Gather your friends or family to have fun together in this gallery with themed “Fun + Fantasy = Funtasy”. www.funtasyhouse.com NEW IN TOWN!!!

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KINTA RIVER WALK Also known as the mini i-City of Ipoh, Kinta River Walk is the perfect place for a relaxing evening stroll with rows of trees adorned with multi-coloured LED lights line the riverbank, painting a nice picture at night. There are some restaurants can be found along the river which adding to the lively atmosphere.

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MOVIE ANIMATION PARK (MAPS) Movie Animation Park Studios (MAPS) is the first Animation Theme Park in Asia which will feature over 40 attractions including rides and shows within six themed zones. Among the key attractions in MAPS are Stunt Legends, the first South-East Asia’s car & bike ‘live’ stunt show in a 2,000 seat custom built arena; DreamWorks Adventure Zone Featuring Mr Peabody & Sherman, Megamind, The Croods & Casper The Friendly Ghost; Asia’s first The Smurf ‘live’ animation attractions; The Home of BoBoiBoy Featuring Malaysian favourite BoBoiBoy animation attractions; Malaysia’s tallest drop tower – Megamind Megadrop as well as a variety of themed performances, food & beverage and retil outlets. Check it out!!! www.mapsperak.com


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SAM POH TONG TEMPLE One of the Ipoh famous cave temples, Sam Poh Tong Temple is said to be Malaysia’s biggest cave temple that nestled within the limestone hills of Gunung Rapat. This beautiful temple features a breathtaking landscaped garden near its entrance, complete with an elaborately decorated pavilion and a Japanese fish pond.

KEK LOOK TONG TEMPLE Nestled among towering limestone outcrops behind Gunung Rapat, Kek Look Tong Temple features a striking natural interior comprising stalactites, stalagmites and various rock formations. Bronze statues of Buddha reside within its cool and peaceful cavity.

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WEIL HOTEL WEIL Hotel is located in Ipoh, the capital city of the state of Perak. It is approximately 200km to the north of the capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. Its strategic location allows traveller to reach Ipoh by different means, either by plane, train or bus.

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poh's Sultan Azlan Shah Airport (IPH) is the nearest airport, servicing routes to and from Johor Bahru, Singapore and Indonesia. There is also the Electric Train Service (ETS) connecting Ipoh to Kuala Lumpur as well as bus services connecting Ipoh to and from just about any location in the country.

soak-up the picturesque views at our rooftop infinity pool complete with a full-service bar serving refreshing juices and cocktails. Our well-equipped cuisine academy or a city excursion will satisfy your active pursuits. The opportunity for a little retail-therapy will be hard to resist as you will be spoilt for choice at the Ipoh Parade with the convenience of a dedicated access from our hotel lobby. WEIL Hotel offers more than 2,500 sqm of function space spread across two levels; make it the ideal spot that can accommodate anything from a board meeting of 10 to a grand banquet for up to 800 guests. Our flexible and spacious event venues equipped with the latest audio visual gear makes every event memorable and extraordinary. Sharing the future aspirations of this quaint city, WEIL Hotel is a destination like no other - an emerging brand dedicated to guests’ satisfaction by rekindling authentic hospitality in its simplistic nature.

Our location, adjoining the Ipoh Parade Shopping Centre, makes WEIL Hotel a unique destination for business, leisure and pleasure. Positioned as the premier venue to stay, dine, shop and play, it is the urban traveller’s preferred choice to experience a new vibrant attitude that is enveloping Ipoh. Nestled along Jalan Sultan Idris Shah, the WEIL Hotel offers 313 rooms comprising deluxe, suites and a dedicated concept floor with 4 themes that are contemporary and stylish in design. Warm and sophisticated accents harmoniously blend thoughtful elements for enhanced comfort and relaxation. Pillow-finish beds, fine linens, plush in-room amenities, walk-in rain shower, stand-alone bath-tub, complimentary mini bar even fixtures such as wood panelling, marble tiles, lights, carpeting and double-glazed windows were meticulously selected to create spaces that are subtle in statement yet cognisant of the environment.

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PANGKOR ISLAND Charactericed by miles of white, sandy beaches and charming fishing villages, Pangkor Island is also filled with attractions such as the historical Dutch Fort, Batu Bersurat, Foo Lin Kong Chinese Temple, satay factory, traditional boatyards and popular beaches such as Pantai Puteri Dewi, Pantai Pasir Bogak and Teluk Nipah. Just nearby is the exclusive Pangkor Laut Island welcomes visitors with its serene, golden sandy beaches, crystal blue waters and refreshing breezes.

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RAHMAT MARITIME MUSEUM Located at Lumut Waterfront Marina Wing, the Rahmat Maritime Museum is housed in the 1966-built-ship named KD Rahmat which comprises of 6 decks. Visitors are allowed to explore the interior of the battleship such as the real main naval gun on deck, the control panels, radio room, workshop, mess hall, mapping room, engine room, and the special meeting room alongside the crew rooms, medical bay and kitchen. www.exrahmatmuseum.blogspot.my

TELUK BATIK BEACH Teluk Batik Beach is a very famous beach among the locals and tourists with its clear, 6.5 km stretch of golden sandy beaches and surrounding hills and forest reserves as well as the facilities and convenience it provides. SEMBILAN ISLAND Sembilan Island is an archipelago comprising nine islands along the Strait of Malacca, namely Agas Island, Payong Island, Nipis Island, Rumbia Island, Lalang Island, Saga Island, Buluh Island, Black Rock and White Rock. The island is a fishing haven frequented by anglers and divers’ paradise with its numerous dive sites and rich marine lives such as skunk clowfish, blue ringes angelfish, common porcupinefish, moorish idol, yellowback fusiliers, scorpio fish, both large and small nudibranchs, juvenile moray eels and boxfish. Events PANGKOR-LUMUT SEA FESTIVAL The Pangkor-Lumut Sea Festival is an annual ‘signature’ event organised by Manjung Municipal Council and Perak Tourism around mid of each year. The event features beach or sea sports, karaoke contest, food fair as well as exhibition by government agencies such as Royal Malaysian Navy, Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency and Tourism Malaysia.  Pesta Laut Pangkor Lumut

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ROYAL MUSEUM The remarkable Royal Museum was built entirely of wood without using a single nail. The museum houses the artefacts, photos and documents that chronicle the history of Perak Royal families and also serves as a Royal Memorial. UBUDIAH MOSQUE Built in 1917, Ubudiah Mosque is a symbol of pride and faith for Muslims in Perak. The mosque’s unique golden dome and minarets bear testimony to the beauty of Islamic architecture.

ISKANDARIAH PALACE Iskandariah Palace is the official residence of the Sultan of Perak. The Moorish architectural elements make the palace a spellbinding sight. SULTAN AZLAN SHAH GALLERY Formerly known as Hulu Palace, the Sultan Azlan Shah Gallery features the history and achievements of Sultan Azlan Shah, the Sultan of Perak as well as the history and genealogy of the Perak Sultanate. It also showcases replicas, photographs, automobiles and gifts to the Sultan and his wife. Ubudiah Mosque

LENGGONG ARCHAEOLOGICAL GALLERY One of the Malaysia’s UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2012, Lenggong Valley is one of the world’s most important archaeological sites that houses an impressive collection of prehistoric artefacts. There are three sections in the Gallery, namely the Kota Tampan Excavational Site Gallery, Lenggong PreHistoric Gallery and the Human Civilization Gallery. One of its many prehistoric caves was the burial site of the infamous Perak Man.

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ROYAL BELUM Nestled within the protected Belum Valley, Royal Belum is one of the largest untouched forests reserved in Peninsular Malaysia where one can the rare Rafflesia. It is also home to a number of endangered species such as the Seladang, the Asian Elephant, the Malayan Tiger and the Sumatran Rhinoceros. www.belumresort.com

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PERAK MUSEUM Malaysia’s oldest museum, Perak Museum showcases impressive displays on zoology, history, economy and ethnology as well as a collection of archaeological treasures such as ancient weapons, tools and indigenous implements. The building has Moorish characteristics with a combination of Neo-classical and Victorian influences.

TAIPING LAKE GARDEN Establish in 1880, Taiping Lake Garden was once a mining ground that has been transformed into a beautiful and refreshing sanctuary where a number of flora and fauna species thrive in. The park is one of the oldest parks in Malaysia which is well-known for its lush, ancient golden rain trees, locally known as Angsana trees. Enjoy the scenic beauty of the lake. ZOO TAIPING & NIGHT SAFARI Opened in 1961, Zoo Taiping is the first zoo in Malaysia which houses 180 local and exotic wildlife species. Taiping Night Safari is the first kind of its kind in Malaysia which uses a special lighting similar to moonlight for a more authentic experience. Remember to hop on the mini train around the zoo during your visit. www.zootaiping.gov.my

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ORANG UTAN ISLAND Orang Utan Island is a 35-acre island nestled within the idyllic setting of Bukit Merah Laketown Resort which is an eco-friendly 7000-acre freshwater lakeside vacation getaway in Semanggol. The island serves as a breeding sanctuary, conservation, rehabilitation, research and education centre for orangutans. Try to experience a walk through the semi-circle-steel-fence tunnel, where we humans seemingly in a cage can peer out and be captivated by the roaming free orangutans. www.orangutanisland.org.my

MATANG HISTORICAL MUSEUM Formerly known as Kota Ngah Ibrahim Historical Complex, the Matang Historical Museum is doubled as a home, fort and administrative center. The museum’s permanent exhibitions displays artefacts related to the chronology of the building’s construction and the building’s usage beginning from Cek Long Jaffar’s family, Ngah Ibrahim, English Rule, Japanese Occupation, Matang Malay Teaching College and the Malay School.

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MAXWELL HILL (Bukit Larut) Malaysia’s smallest hill resort, Maxwell Hill has a rich biodiversity and it was gazetted as a permanent forest reserve in 1910. Perched 1,250m above sea level, it towers over the scenic town of Taiping. MATANG MANGROVE FOREST Mangrove Forest Reserve has been gazette as a permanent forest reserve in 1906, also being the most successfully managed mangrove forest in Malaysia. It is teeming with species of trees, birds, fish and other aquatic life unique to the mangrove forest.

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Malls ANGSANA IPOH MALL is one of the friendly neighbourhood shopping mall in Ipoh which consist more than 100 retail outlets comprises of fashion, home interior, jewellery, sports, electronics items and F&B. Also known as Mobile City whereby more than 40 mobile smartphones, electronics shops from the famous brands as well as various Telco service providers. www.udamall.my/properties/angsanaipoh-mall

Handicraft Centre ENGGOR HANDICRAFT CENTRE & PULAU TIGA HANDICRAFT CENTRE These Handicraft Centres offer a wide range of traditional handicrafts such as labu sayong (a unique gourd-shaped receptacle made from clay), batik, earthenware, tekat (golden-thread embroidery), bamboo cravings and souvenirs made from seashells. Go and hunt for a good bargain of these items.

Colourful selection: Pottery containers in new designs for the local and export markets.

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IPOH PARADE’s contemporary design stands out amongst classical colonial landmarks which strategically located in the heart of Ipoh. The mall is every shopper’s paradise and a sanctuary from the blistering tropical heat. www.ipoh.parade.com.my TAIPING SENTRAL MALL is the premier shopping mall in the Heritage Town of Taiping. The mall offer a wide variety in the latest range of food & beverage, beauty, fashion, health, lifestyle and entertainment outlets for shopper’s convenience and shopping pleasure. www.taipingsentralmall.com

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Night Market GERBANG MALAM, located at Jalan Tahwil Azhar, Gerbang Malam is Ipoh’s most lively night market with more than a hundred stalls that offer a wide selection of clothes, fashion accessories and paraphernalia. The market is especially lively during the weekends.


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LOCAL CUISINE Ipoh's famous nasi kandar 'ganja' at Yong Suan - Nasi Vanggey

RENDANG TOK from Perak is much drier in comparison, with the gravy being greatly reduced from prolonged simmering until all that’s left is merely a thick layer that coats and adheres onto each piece of meat. Because of this, every chunk of beef is packed with so much flavour as the spices and condiments used become concentrated and compacted from the sauce reduction.

TANJUNG TUALANG FRESHWATER PRAWNS is famous for its sea food especially freshwater prawns. Dry fried, deep fried, or steamed, how do you want your big fresh shrimps to be served?

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SALTED CHICKEN is a traditional Cantonese food where a whole chicken cooks up crisp and brown with nothing more than a sprinkling of kosher salt. BEAN SPROUTS AND CHICKEN The chicken is poached just right, resulting a tender texture of the meat. It is then combined with soy sauce, shallot oil, sesame oil, chicken oil and garnishing of scallions and coriander. Side with a plate of fresh bean sprouts is a must. There are choices of accompany the dish with either rice or Sar Hor Fun (flat rice noodles).

CLAYPOT CHICKEN RICE The rice cooked using a claypot has a wonderful smoky flavour and a nice crust which it just can’t achieve using a rice cooker. This is a great one-dish and balanced meal with meat, mushrooms and vegetables.

IPOH WHITE COFFEE has made Ipoh people proud all the time. The coffee beans are roasted with palm oil margarine and resulting coffee is served with condensed milk.

TAMBUN POMELO is usually pale green to yellow when ripe, with sweet white (or more rarely pink or red) flesh and very thick albedo.

HONG KONG DIM SUM These small bite sized food served in small steamer baskets or small plates are Chinese favourite brunch with family during weekend. Try out famous “siew mai (pork dumpling)”, “har gaw (shrimp dumpling)”, “lo mai gai (glutinous rice filled with chicken)” and egg tart.

CURRY CHICKEN BREAD is a unique dish consisting of chicken curry with potatoes and thick gravy wrapped inside a gigantic bun. Best of all, it is not too spicy so that diners of all ages and tastes can savour it.


GOLFING Clearwater Sanctuary Golf Resort (27-hole) Tel: 605 366 7433 www.cwsgolf.com.my Damai Laut Golf & Country Club (18-hole) Tel: 605-685 9333 www.swissgarden.com/hotels/dlgcc Idris Shah Golf Club (9-hole) Tel: 605-622 1238

North Brigade Golf Club (9-hole) Tel: 605-533 2222 Meru Valley Golf & Country Club (9-hole) Tel: 605-529 3300 www.meruvalley.com.my Royal Perak Golf Club (18-hole) Tel: 605-542 3266 www.royalperak.com.my

Kinta Golf Club (9-hole) Tel: 605-366 7270

ENJOY A GOLFING HOLIDAY IN PERAK

Samudera Golf Club (9-hole) Tel: 605-683 5201

Kuala Kangsar Golf Club (9-hole) Tel: 605-776 2396

When planning a holiday, Malaysians will tend to choose all the way up north for a change of scenery. Why not consider Perak as your vacation or golf holiday destination for its great golf courses and a diversity of attractions?

Taiping Golf Resort (18-hole) Tel: 605-883 7500 www.taipingresort.com

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41, Lapangan Symphony Business Park, Jalan Lapangan Symphony, 605-312 2288 31350 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia. Fax 605-312 2266 Email reservation@symphonysuites.com.my Website www.symphonysuites.com.my ( See Advertisement Page 97 )

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292, Jalan Sultan Idris Shah, 605-208 2228 30000 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia. Fax 605-208 2229 Email enquiries@weilhotel.com Website www.weilhotel.com ( See Advertisement Page 101 )

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Sultan Azlan Shah Airport

MEDICAL & HEALTHCARE

BP Healthcare Group Columbia Asia Hospital Taiping Hospital Fatimah Hospital Kampar Hospital Parit Buntar Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital Slim River Hospital Tapah Kinta Medical Centre Sdn. Bhd KPJ Ipoh Specialist Hospital Pantai Hospital Ipoh Perak Community Specialist Hospital Taiping Medical Centre

GENERAL ENQUIRIES

Immigration Department Malaysia Royal Customs Department Polis Contingent Headquarters Gerik Police Headquarters Ipoh Police Headquarters Kuala Kangsar Police Headquarters Taiping Police Headquarters Tanjung Malim Police Headquarters Tapah Malim Police Headquarters

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Ipoh City Tourist Information Centre Lumut Tourist Information Centre Taiping Visitors Information Centre Pangkor Tourism Unit Perak Tourism Board

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GETTING HERE

Sultan Azlan Shah Airport in Ipoh receives international flight from Singapore twice daily or domestic flight. Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) provides rail services to all major town in Perak, namely Sungkai, Batu Gajah, Ipoh, Kuala Kangsar and Taiping. High-speed Electric Train Services (ETS) also provides daily services between KL Sentral and Ipoh.

GETTING AROUND

Buses and taxis are readily available around Ipoh. Outstation buses are available at Amanjaya Bus Terminal in Ipoh to reach other towns in Perak.

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Located at the northern-most of the Peninsular of Malaysia, Perlis is also the smallest state in Malaysia. Perlis is characterized by sprawling paddy plains and picturesque views of the countryside, interspersed with rustic villages, limestone outcrops and serene lake.

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PERLIS ROYAL GALLERY The Royal Gallery showcases an impressive collection of the state’s royal regalia, portraits, ceremonial court items, ancient weapons and state gifts which were accorded to the royal family. Visitors must obtain written permission from the gallery’s management before a visit. Tel: 604-986 4835

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KOTA KAYANG MUSEUM Kota Kayang Museum is a window into 400 year old history of Perlis and the museum grounds once stood the ancient Indera Kayangan, a palace and ceremonial hall. Start your tour at the display section before moving over to archaeological relics as well as historical artifacts such as royal regalia, Neolithic stone tools, replica documents, royal genealogical charts, weapons, brassware, coins and many interesting antiquities. Tel: 604-977 0027

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AL-HUSSAIN MOSQUE An icon in the seside town of Kuala Perlis, Al-Hussain Mosque is a beautiful floating mosque that adopting a fresh, tropical architectural look, the walls of the mosque are not painted, but decorated with different types of rock, quartz, granite, marble and pebbles.

Built in 1910, Alwi mosque has a golden dome and a serene compound which is situated in the royal town of Kangar.

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HARUMANIS MANGO PLANTATION Perlis is famous for its own variety of mango, known as Harumanis that can be found between the months April to June. As its name suggests, the fruit is fragrant (harum) and sweet (manis) and endowed with a thick juicy flesh. Also available are varieties of mangos such as mas indera, mas muda, chok anan and sala. Tel: 604-938 4466 GRAPE PLANTATION (TAMAN ANGGUR PERLIS) Perlis is one of the few places in the tropics that has a conducive environment to grow grapes. Among the varieties that have been successfully cultivated are the ‘IAC’ (Philippines), Black Queen and New White Malaga (Thailand) with the cooperation of the Agriculture Department of Perlis.

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SNAKE AND REPTILE FARM In 1981, the Snake and Reptile Farm was established by the Institute for Medical Research to study snakes and to develop anti-venom for snake bites. It showcases more than 200 snakes from 34 local and foreign snake species such as Pythons, cobras and pit vipers. Capture your memory by take a picture with the snakes under the supervision of the handlers. Tel: 604-976 8511 HERB GARDEN (TAMAN RIMBA HERBA) Spans over 12 hectare, there are over 1000 plants of local and foreign origin are grown semi-wild in this living museum and serves as ethnobotanical museum to educate visitors on the diversity of herbs found in Malaysia. Join the guided tour that you will encounter a huge array of fascinating herbs, spices and plants valued for their medical as well as culinary values.

TAMAN AGRO-LANCONG @ PADANG BESAR Taman Agro-Lancong is an interesting and refreshing place for children and adults where visitors can feed or learn all about ostriches and experience great activities such as ATV rides and archery.  Taman Agro-Lancong

HOMESTAY @ PERLIS

Kampung-Kampung for homestay are charming villages that set amidst paddy fields, rolling hills and rustic scenery. At here, you can experience the traditional Malay setting village lifestyle, watch cultural performances, join traditional games and learn how to prepare traditional delicacies from locals. • Homestay Felda Mata Ayer Tel: 604-949 0153 • Homestay Kampung Ujung Bukit Tel: 6012-425 2491 • Homestay Kampung Paya Guring Tel: 6019-548 8519 1. The smallest state in Malaysia produces the best grapes 2. Amazing time interacting with live snakes!

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PERLIS STATE PARK The 5,000 hectare park is made up of the Mata Ayer and Wang Mu Permanent Forest Reserves with unique features such as • Home to Malaysia’s only semi deciduous, White Meranti Gerutu Seasonal Forest, which sheds its leave during the long dry season • The longest continuous range of limestone hills in the country, as well as the 500 million years old Setul formation – Gunung Perlis, the northernmost point of peninsular Malaysia which offers outdoor enthusiasts a tranquil setting to enjoy nature at its best. • One of the most popular caves for spelunking, Wang Burma Cave has stalactites and stalagmites resembling pillars, curtains and cascades which formed over millions of years. • It houses more than 600 species of flora, 200 species of birds, 70 species of mammals and 35 species of reptiles. *Note: Permission to enter must be obtained from the Perlis Forestry Department and the services of an experienced and licensed guide are required. For any informations, kindly contact 604-945 7898 4

1. Teak tree top walk 2. Perlis State Park 3. Bukit Ayer Recreational Park is an excellent location for picnics. 4. This bridge links Kaki Bukit to the Wan Tangga Valley, a valley on the opposite end of Gua Kelam.

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GUA KELAM RECREATIONAL PARK One of the most distinctive limestone cave, Gua Kelam (Dark Caves) is filled with flowstones, straws, gour pools and fossils as well as cave dwelling bats. The eight-foot wide hanging bridge that leads through this 370 meter cave originally served as a means of transporting ore and other supplies to the tin mine at Wang Tangga as well as the main access route for villagers staying in the remote Kampung Kelian. Beyond the cave exit, there is a landscaped park which is an excellent spot for camps, picnics, leisurely walks and birds watching. BUKIT AYER RECREATIONAL PARK Located in the midst of rich tropical rainforest, Bukit Ayer Recreational Park is a popular spot for evening walks, picnics and camping. Nature lover can choose to have a refreshing swim at the waterfalls or go jungle trekking to enjoy the natural flora and fauna of the forest. TAMAN MELATI RECREATIONAL PARK Taman Melati (Lake Melati) is a small but charming lake with more than 150 sandbar islands that are accessible by a small boat. Visitors can take a relaxing boat ride to these islets or just take a stroll along the network of elevated walkways.

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SHOPPING

WANG KELIAN SUNDAY MARKET Situated along the MalaysiaThailand border, the busting Wang Kelian Market with rows of stalls offering a variety of goods from clothing, kitchenware to gifts, fresh fruit and lots of food.

KAYANGAN SQUARE MALL is a popular shopping destination among the locals for its easy access and convenience where you can find almost all the daily necessities you need. Tel:604-977 2616

EMAS KERAJANG DUTY-FREE COMPLEX offers a wide range of dutyfree items such as chocolates, perfumes, fashion apparels, luggage, electrical items and household goods. Tel: 604-949 0550

PADANG BESAR ARCADE The two-storey Padang Besar Arcade is a bargain hunter’s paradise where a myriad of stalls and shops offers products ranging from food and clothing to handicraft as well as household items. Tel: 604-976 6722

LOCAL CUISINE

NASI ULAM is a steamed rice dish mixed with shredded herbs such as daun kaduk (wild betelnut leaf), pucuk gajus (cashew leaf shoots), kerisik (pounded toasted coconut) and other spices. Sometimes shredded fried fish is mixed in to stronger the taste.

SEAFOOD @ KUALA PERLIS Coastal town of Kuala Perlis is renowned for seafood fresh from the sea. At this seafood paradise, seafood lovers are serving mouth-watering lobster, fish, crab, prawn, cockle, octopus and squid dishes that are cooked in variety of styles. LAKSA PERLIS A spicy and sour noddle soup!!! It is a dish of rice noodles dipped in spiced fish gravy and topped with boiled eggs, cucumber, onions, pineapple and a dash of prawn paste for flavour.

PULUT MEMPELAM A unique sticky rice eaten with mango (mempelam), sapodilla (ciku) or bananas. During Harumanis harvesting season between April to June, Perlis people mixed glutinous rice with coconut and milk and eat together with the fragrant and sweet mango.

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PUTRA GOLF CLUB Located in the Northern Gem, Putra Golf Club is a popular 18-hole golfing venue where its natural charms are enhanced by the jungle-clad hills and limestone rock faces that picturesquely line the course. Tel: 604 -976 9660 ď…‹ Kelab Golf Putra Perlis

WOODBALL

A popular sport in Perlis, Woodball depicts features of both modern golf and ancient croquet. It is played with wooden balls, a mallet and a gate. Woodball courses are situated in Kangar and Arau.

ACCOMMODATION ARAU

Brilliant Inn Hotel Ventura Metro Inn Sanctuary Garden Soo Guan Villa Wood Valley Lodge

KAKI BUKIT

Tasoh Lake Resort & Retreat Terinai Lakeview Resort

604-986 1888 604-976 6277 604-986 6555 604-986 0680 604-977 2231 6017-215 0196

KANGAR

De Mesra Villa Hotel Putra Palace Hotel Seri Malaysia Kangar Hotel Sri Garden Putra Putri Lodge

6013-423 2929 604-976 7755 604-977 1777 604-977 3188 604-978 2535

KUALA PERLIS

D'View Villa & Guest Houses Putra Brasmana Hotel Q Hotel Seaview Hotel Kuala Perlis T Hotel Kuala Perlis

604-938 7186 604-938 4232

USEFUL CONTACTS MEDICAL & HEALTHCARE Tuanku Fauziah General Hospital

GENERAL ENQUIRIES

Immigration Department Malaysia Royal Customs Department Polis Contingent Headquarters Arau Police Headquaters Kangar Police Headquaters Padang Besar Police Headquarters

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604-973 8000

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GETTING HERE

North-South Expressway provides easy access from other parts of the country. Both the Malaysian and Thai rail companies serve two stations in Perlis; Arau and Padang Besar. For visitors arriving by sea, Kuala Perlis is the main jumping-off point and ferry services here connect Perlis to the Langkawi Island, Kedah.

GETTING AROUND

The Kangar Bus Station at Jalan Bukit Lagi offers regular shuttle services to towns like Padang Besar, Arau, Kuala Perlis, Pauh, Jitra and Kaki Bukit. Taxis are another convenient way to get around the state.

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The most ancient state in Malaysia, Kedah is the country’s main rice producer in the north peninsular, boasting a history that dates back to the 5th century. The state hold charming attractions in terms of nature and is home to Asia’s first Geopark and the world renowned island resorts of Langkawi.

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BACK TO NATURE

GUNUNG JERAI The highest peak in Kedah, Gunung Jerai (Mount Jerai) is a massive limestone outcrop surrounded by lush greenery which ideal for nature-based activities such as hiking, camping and mountain biking. It plays an important part in Kedah’s history with its fair share of legendary tales. On the way to the peak, pay a visit to the forestry museum that houses a myriad of plant samples.

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ULU LEGONG HOT SPRING Located beside a local village and a waterfall, the Ulu Legong Hot Spring consists of five pools with temperature ranging from 30 °C to 60°C for visitors to immerse in its therapeutic benefits. It is the only hot springs in Malaysia to operate around the clock. mdbalingtourism.gov.my/legong

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SUNGAI MERBOK MANGROVE FOREST RESERVE Covering an area of 4,114 hectares, the Sungai Merbok mangrove forest reserve contains 42 of the 60 species of the world's mangrove, and also the "Eye of the Crocodile" species that was found only in four mangrove areas in the world. Take a river cruise along the Merbok River and discover its winding mangrove reveries along with its diverse wildlife.


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Wildlife & Landscape at Sungai Kilim Nature Park

SUNGAI SEDIM WHITEWATER RAFTING & TREE TOP WALK The longest canopy walk in the world, Tree Top Walk Sungai Sedim with a length of 925m and a height of 26m up above the forest floor offers visitors a spectacular view of Sungai Sedim and fascinating flora and fauna. Sungai Sedim speeds down numerous rapids making it a great river for White Water Activities such as white water rafting, tubing and kayaking. ď…‹ Sungai Sedim Water Rafting (Rapid Fire Adventure)

ULU MUDA ECO PARK A hidden gem for nature lovers, the remote 120,000-hectare Ulu Muda Eco Park is known as a sanctuary for endangered and rare wildlife. It is home to 109 species of mammals, 54 species of reptiles, 33 species of fish and 200 species of bird. Activities include camping, bird watching, fishing and jungle trekking. earthlodgemalaysia.com

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RUMAH MERDEKA This double storey historical house used to be the residence of Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra, Malaysia’s first Prime Minister and his private retreat whenever he returned to Kedah. The house exhibits the original furniture, photographs, personal effects and souvenirs of the first family. Rumah Merdeka has the distinction of being the venue where many notable incidents and activities took place.

HERITAGE TRAIL RUMAH TOK SU AND RUMAH SERI BANAI (Malay Traditional Houses) Nestled in a scenic garden, Rumah Tok Su and Rumah Seri Banai are typical examples of Kedah’s traditional Malay homes. The 100 year old Rumah Tok Su is supported by 34 pillars and comprises six main sections. These houses used to be privately owned homes that were restored and relocated where Rumah Tok Su relocated from Bandar Baharu and Rumah Seri Banai relocated from Kampung Banai.

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HERITAGE TRAIL

Bujang Valley Archaelogical Museum

Kedah State Museum

Royal Museum

Paddy Museum

BUJANG VALLEY ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM The richest archaeological site in Malaysia, Bujang Valley Archeological Museum showcases about one thousand artefacts recovered from archaeological diggings and excavations. The valley was a busy commercial centre for a thriving kingdom from 3rd to the 12th century AD. Tel: 604-257 4005 PADDY MUSEUM Built amidst acres of paddy fields at the foothill of Gunung Keriang, Paddy Museum is an educational journey of the paddy cultivation process in Malaysia from the olden days until recent times. It honours the history, people, culture and significance of paddy farming in Kedah. The top floor of the museum features a revolving platform where visitors can sit back and enjoy a 360° wall mural and diorama depicting life in a rice farming village.  Paddy Museum Kedah KEDAH STATE MUSEUM Built in 1936, Kedah museum is a showcase and repository of Kedah’s rich cultural heritage. Its three floors exhibit a collection of artefacts and manuscripts, fine paintings and a wide range of historical relics portraying the history and royalty of Kedah.

BIG CLOCK BUILDING The main function of the Big Clock Building is to announce the prayer time. The construction of this Big Clock has connection with the Zahir Mosque in its role and function. In the past, this clock tower will chime at every prayer time, followed by the beating of the gongs at the nearby Balai Nobat. Then, the muezzin at Zahir Mosque would begin the azan, or the Muslim call to prayer. BALAI BESAR Built in 1898, Balai Besar translates to Grand Audience Hall. In 1904, the hall was restored for the wedding ceremonies of five princes and princess as it was destroyed after attacks by Bugis and Siam. Balai Besar was also used for installation ceremonies and conferences.

KEDAH STATE ART GALLERY (Balai Seni Negeri) One of the earliest modern buildings in Alor Setar, Kedah State Art Gallery has five sections housing antiques, relics and art pieces by renowned Malaysia artists. It wasmade the State Art Gallery in 1983.

ROYAL MUSEUM (Muzium Diraja) Established in 1735, this building was originally built as a palace when Alor Setar was declared as the capital city of Kedah. During the war, the palace fell to the hands of the Japanese force, it was restored in 1983 and made into a Royal Museum that displays the regalia of the royal family. TUN DR. MAHATIR MOHAMAD’S BIRTHPLACE A humble wooden house with the roof made of attap wood was the birthplace of Tun Dr. Mahatir Mohamad, Malaysia’s fourth Prime Minister. Memorabilia relating to the life and times of Tun Dr. Mahatir Mohamad are displayed in the interior and the exterior of the house to provide visitors a deep insight into his persona. BALAI NOBAT A three-tiered octagonal shaped tower, Balai Nobat houses sacred instruments of the Royal Orchestra. The nine piece ensemble includes serunai (flute), nafiri (a long trumpet), gendang(drum) and gong. Visitors need to obtain a special permit from the authority to enter Balai Nobat or you can view it from outside.

Balai Nobat

SULTAN ABDUL HALIM MU’ADZAM SHAH GALLERY Officially opened in 2007, Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah Gallery displays a vast collection of exhibits including charts of the royal lineage as well as photographs, personal effects and memorabilia of the King and other members of the royal family. The gallery housed in a historical building that used to serve as Alor Setar High Court.

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ZAHIR MOSQUE One of the oldest mosque in Malaysia, Zahir mosque was built on the burial site of warriors who died defending Kedah against Siam in 1821. Boasting a huge dome surrounded by five smaller domes which represent the five pillars of Islam, its beautiful design portrays Moorish architecture.

Zahir Mosque

ALBUKHARY MOSQUE The beautiful Albukhary Mosque was inspired by Islamic architecture from Turkey and Iran, it boasts seven blue domes including the main dome with a diameter of 14m. Covering an area of 4.96 acres, the Mosque can accommodate 15,000 worshippers at one time. WAT NIKRODHARAM THAI BUDDHIST TEMPLE Built in 1968, the Wat Nikrodharam Thai Buddhist Temple has a beautiful pediment and ornate carvings that reflect Thai and Chinese design elements. The temple attracts a stream of devotees during Chinese festive seasons.

Family Trip NATIONAL SCIENCE CENTRE National Science Centre Northern Region Branch (PSNCWU) has a range of interactive displays that encourage children to explore the world of science and improve their knowledge of science and technology. Exhibition galleries include Science Mall, Fascinating Tunnel, Islam and Science Corner as well as an education park called Oryza Education Park. www.psn.gov.my National Science Centre

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ORI BEE FARM (Ladang Madu Kelulut Ori) Ori Bee Farm provides a fun educational trip to you and your family. The farm’s workers will explain about Trigona bees and the honey making process. This bee species is stingless and the produced honey contain high nutrition and economic value. Visitors are able to learn how to collect the honey from the honeycomb hive too.  Ladang Madu Kelulut Ori DUKUN JAYA

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ALOR SETAR TOWER The second tallest telecommunications tower in Malaysia, Alor Setar Tower standing majestically at 165.5m with an observation deck and a revolving restaurant that offers scenic views of surroundings. From afar, the tower’s design resembles a huge bunch of paddy stalks that are tied together reflecting Kedah’s status as Malaysia’s main rice producer. www.menaraalorstar.com.my

TEMPLE TRAIL

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LANGKAWI

A cluster of 99 glorious islands, Langkawi Island boasts emerald waters, stretches of white sandy beaches, fascinating legends and duty-free shopping. Kuah is the island’s main entry point and administrative centre, beckons with more sightseeing spots.

LANGKAWI WILDLIFE PARK Langkawi Wildlife Park is home to over 150 different species of animals and birds from all over the world. Enjoy the fascinating world of birds and nature as well as a special services from their internal guide as you stroll through the tropical gardens. Have a fun experience by touching them, feeding them and have up-close interactions with some unique species. www.langkawiwildlifepark.com.my

EAGLE SQUARE The Eagle Square boasts a signature statue of a reddish brown eagle geared for a flight. The name Langkawi is derived from two different words which is “Lang” or “Helang” means eagle and “Kawi” means reddish brown. Best to enjoy sunset in the evening while at the same time shop for snacks and souvenirs. KOTA MAHSURI Mahsuri’s Tomb or Makam Mahsuri is a shrine to one of the most beautiful woman to have ever lived on the island. Legend has it that she was accused of adultery and executed by stabbing. It is then that white blood flowed from her, proving her innocence. AIR HANGAT VILLAGE The modern complex at Air Hangat Village has an 18m tall handcrafted stone mural and a three-tier hot spring fountain. Visitors can witness the making of local handicrafts, cultural dances and performances and participate in traditional games.

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Taman Lagenda Langkawi

LANGKAWI CABLE CAR & SKY BRIDGE Located on the southwest coast of Langkawi Island, the steepest and exciting cable car rides take visitors up 708m above sea level to Mount Matchincang, Langkawi’s second highest peak. Reaching the Top Station, you will be welcomed by a spectacular observatory deck- The Sky Bridge, the longest free span and curved bridge in the world. Visitors can witness the magnificent views of Langkawi Island, Southern Part of Thailand & the Andaman Sea. www.panoramalangkawi.com

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UNDERWATER WORLD LANGKAWI One of the largest marine and fresh water aquaria in South East Asia, the Underwater World Langkawi is created to raise awareness on the importance of conserving our precious aquatic life forms. It is features seven sections, namely Tropical Rainforest, Temperate, Sub-Antarctic, Freshwater, Marine Life, Coral, Koi Pond and Otter Pond, as well as a 3D theatre, a cafeteria and an Educational Resource Centre. www.underwaterworldlangkawi.com.my BUFFALO PARK Nestled within the panoramic view of the majestic Gunung Raya and Gunung Machingchang, the Buffalo Park is a paradise for lovers of all things dairy. This is the perfect place to savour fresh Mozzarella as the cheese is produced right here from fresh buffalo milk.

CROCODILE ADVENTURELAND Situated in Datai Bay, the Crocodile Farm spreads across 20 acres and houses one of the largest number of crocodile and alligator species gathered together in the world, from newborns to even world record holders in sheer size.

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PULAU PAYAR MARINE PARK Pulau Payar is known for its amazing marine life. There are several sandy beaches on this island with ideal spots for picnics as well as hiking trails for those who wish to explore the island. Just off the beach, one can indulge in the thrilling experience of seeing baby sharks and more. DAYANG BUNTING LAKE Also known as the Lake of the Pregnant Maiden, Dayang Bunting Lake is a must-stop for an island-hopping excursion around Langkawi. It is believed that any woman who has difficulty conceiving will be blessed with a child if she drank the water from the inviting lake. The lake is ideal for those who relish swimming in cold waters, picnicking, water biking, canoeing or just basking in the lushness of its surrounding beauty. www.langkawigeopark.com.my


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BEACHES The Langkawi Island’s white sandy beaches, gentle breeze and azure seas are among the best in Malaysia, from serene sandy bays to sweeping coastlines. This is the place where one can enjoy an array of exciting water sports and activities for kids and adults of every age.

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LANGKAWI ISLAND was granted the status of duty free shopping zone in 1987. Among the popular non-dutiable choices are cameras, watches, pens, cosmetic products, electrical goods, wine and liquor, chocolate and kitchenware.

Bazaars PEKAN RABU literally means “Wednesday Market” in Malay, as it used to operate once a week on Wednesdays. Now open daily, this busting baazar offers about 350 stalls selling a wide range of products from farm produce to apparel, traditional handicrafts and local delicacies.

LANGKAWI CRAFT COMPLEX showcases an assortment of arts and crafts of Malaysia, from forest-based products, local fabrics, ceramics to metal artefacts and beautiful objects. Be inspired by hand-made creations. Tel: 604-959 1913 www.langkawicraftcomplex. blogspot.my

Duty-Free Shopping Zones BUKIT KAYU HITAM Located on the border of Malaysia and Thailand, Bukit Kayu Hitam is famous for its duty-free plaza that is crowded by shoppers and visitors looking for a good bargin. Bukit Kayu Hitam also the main entry point to Thailand on the West Coast of Penisular Malaysia.

Kedah is a favourite destination among shoppers as it has several duty free shopping zones. In town such as Alor Setar, Kulim and Sungai Petani has numerous shopping malls offer the best brands and labels. For a unique experience, try shopping at local bazaars such as Pekan Rabu.

SHOPPING ALOR SETAR Alor Setar Mall Tel: 604-772 9233 www.tstore.com.my

KULIM Landmark Central Tel: 604-491 2828 www.landmarkcentral.com.my

Sentosa Plaza Tel: 604-732 2255  Sentosa Plaza

Tesco Kulim Tel: 604-490 5252 www.tesco.com.my

Souq Albukhary Tel: 604-731 7777 Star Parade Tel: 604-734 3668 www.tstore.com.my

The Store Kulim Tel: 604-491 7733 www.tstore.com.my

Tesco Mergong Tel: 604-733 6787 www.tesco.com.my Tesco Stargate Tel: 604-771 3626 www.tesco.com.my

LANGKAWI Cenang Mall Tel: 604-953 1188 www.vibrant-collections.com Jetty Point Duty Free Complex Tel: 604-966 7560 www.jettypoint.com Langkawi Fair Shopping Mall Tel: 604-969 8100

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Langkawi Parade Megamall Tel: 604-966 5017 www.langkawi-parade.com Langkawi Saga Shopping Centre Tel: 604-969 8001 www.langkawisaga.com Teow Soon Huat Duty Free Shopping Tel: 604-966 7528 www.langkawi-shopping.com The Spa Shop Tel: 604-966 8078 www.spashopasia.com The ZON Duty Free Tel: 604-955 5300 www.zon.com.my Zeno Duty Free Shopping Centre Tel: 604-969 8288 www.zenogp.com

SUNGAI PETANI Amanjaya Mall Tel: 604-440 0746 www.amanjayamall.com.my Central Square Tel: 604-423 8288 www.centralsquare.com.my Tesco Sungai Petani Tel: 604-422 8000 www.tesco.com.my Tesco Sungai Petani Selatan Tel: 604-425 6836 www.tesco.com.my Village Mall Tel: 604-421 8190 www.villagemall.com.my


KEDAH FOOD

LOCAL CUISINE

Glutinous Rice with Sweet Durian Porridge

BAULU AND DODOL are popular sweet cakes, which is a preparation of coconut, sugar, and flour.

LAKSA KUALA KEDAH is dish comprising rice noodles and aromatic fish gravy. It is garnished with cucumber, onions and herbs. GULAI NANGKA Literally means jackfruit curry. It is made of preferably unripe jackfruit cook in yellowish curry gravy. The dish is best served hot with rice, ulam, sayur keladi and pekasam.

NASI ULAM is a steamed rice dish mixed with various herbs, spices and raw vegetables such as ginger flower, dried shrimp, chili, cucumber and fruit julienne with toasted grated coconut (kerisik). Sometimes shredded fried fish is mixed in. PULUT or glutinous rice is an old-time favourite of the northerners and is taken with fruit such as mango, durian and even banana. Other pulut delicacies are pulut sambal, pulut inti, and tapai pulut.

PEKASAM is a preserved salted fish, which is fermenting fish mixed with salt, tamarind, brown sugar and roasted rice. Fried pekasam can be served with fresh chili and eaten with rice.

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ACCOMMODATION ALOR SETAR

AST Hotel Fuller Hotel Grand Alora Hotel Holiday Villa Alor Setar City Centre Hotel Grand Crystal Kedah Hotel Seri Malaysia Alor Setar Sentosa Regency Hotel Starcity Hotel Alor Star T Hotel Tandop T+ Hotel Sungai Korok TH Hotel & Convention Centre Alor Setar The Leverage Business Hotel The Leverage Mergong The Regency Hotel Alor Star

GURUN

The Regency Jerai Hills Resort

JITRA

Bustani Hotel Darulaman Suites T Hotel Changlun

KULIM

Hotel Seri Malaysia Kulim Tune Hotel - Kulim Urban Inn Kulim

LANGKAWI

Adya Hotel Alia Residence Business Resort Altis Hotel Langkawi Ambong Ambong Langkawi Rainforest Retreat Aseania Resort Langkawi Azio Hotel Langkawi Bahagia Hotel Langkawi Bayview Hotel Langkawi Bella Vista Express Hotel Langkawi Bella Vista Waterfront Langkawi Berjaya Langkawi Resort

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Casa Del Mar Langkawi 604-955 2388 Casa Fina Fine Homes 604-953 3555 Casa Idaman Motel 604-955 3744 Cenang Plaza Beach Hotel 604-955 8228 Chomelle Hotel 604-966 2711 Citin Hotel Langkawi 604-966 9000 Corrie Chalet LAngkawi 604-955 1200 Dayang Bay Serviced Apartment & Resort 604-966 5515 D'Coconut Hill Resort 603-4252 6686 De Langkawi Resort and Convention Centre 604-959 1035 deBaron Resort 604-966 2222 Dewani Villa Langkawi 604-955 8266 Eagle Bay Hotel 604-966 8585 favehotel Cenang Beach Langkawi 604-955 6600 Federal Villa Beach Resort Langkawi 604-952 9999 Four Seasons Resort Langkawi 604-950 8888 G Langkawi Motel 604-966 6001 Geopark Hotel Langkawi 604-959 2300 Geopark Inn Langkawi 604-966 5757 Green Village Langkawi Resort 604-955 3117 HIG Hotel 604-966 8001 HJI Residensi Hotel Langkawi 604-966 0003 Holiday Villa Beach Resort & Spa Langkawi 604-952 9999 Hotel Asia Langkawi 604-959 2288 Hotel Grand Continental Langkawi 604-966 0333 Hotel Langkasuka 604-966 6828 Island Time Motel 604-966 1289 Izz Room 604-955 1397 Kuala Melaka Inn 604-955 7007 La Villa Langkawi 6013-511 8800 Landcons Hotel 604-953 1100 Langkawi Chantique 604-953 1300 Langkawi Lagoon Resort 604-955 8181 Langkawi Seaview Hotel 604-966 0600 Langkawi Uptown Hotel 604-966 3220 Malibest Resort 604-955 8202 Mali-Mali Beach Resort 604-955 7555 Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa 604-952 8888 My Hotel Langkawi 604-966 6666 Nagoya Inn Hotel Langkawi 604-967 0888

One Hotel Helang Panorama Langkawi Country Resort Resorts World Langkawi Riverra Inn Langkawi Salsa Resort Langkawi Sandy Beach Resort Season Inn Langkawi Senari Bay Resort T Star Cottage Tanjung Puteri Motel Tanjung Rhu Resort Temple Tree Ten Street Motel The Andaman Resort The Danna Langkawi The Datai Langkawi The Frangipani Langkawi Resort & Spa The Gemalai Village The Ocean Residence & Spa The Villa Langkawi The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa Tubotel Villa Del Porto Vivanta by Taj - Rebak Island Ziella De Villa

SUNGAI PETANI

Big Orange Hotel Sungai Petani Cinta Sayang Resort D'Vista Hotel El-Zahraa Hotel Emerald Puteri Hotel Harvard Suasana Hotel Hotel Seri Malaysia Sungai Petani M Season Boutique Hotel Park Avenue Hotel Persona Motel Sastria Hotel Sungai Petani Inn Swiss-Inn Sungai Petani T+ Hotel Sungai Petani

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GOLFING 99 East Golf Club (18-hole) Tel: 604-955 1153 www.99east.com Black Forest Golf and Country Club (18-hole) Tel: 604-922 2822 www.blackforest.com.my Cinta Sayang Golf & Country Resort (18-hole) Tel: 604-441 4666 www.cintasayangresort.com

Kulim Golf & Country Resort (27-hole) Tel: 604-403 2828 www.kulimgolf.com.my Permaipura Golf & Country Club (18-hole) Tel: 604-459 4000 www.gentingplantations.com

There are a number of golf resorts in Kedah that offer comprehensive facilities such as accommodation, clubhouse and gymnasium. Families can look forward to many fun-filled activities, such as horse rides, indoor games and others.

Royal Kedah Golf Club (9-hole) Tel: 604-731 9405  Royal Kedah Club

Darulaman Golf & Country Club (18-hole) Tel: 604-917 0001 www.darulamangolf.bdb.com.my

The Els Club Teluk Datai (18-hole) Tel: 604-959 2700 www.elsclubmalaysia.com

Gunung Raya Golf Resort (18-hole) Tel: 604-966 8148 www.golfgr.com.my

Universiti Utara Malaysia Golf Club (9-hole) Tel: 604-700 5928 www.uum.edu.my

Harvard Golf & Country Club (18-hole) Tel: 604-458 6887 www.simedarbyproperty.com

GOLFING IN KEDAH

USEFUL CONTACTS AIRPORT

Langkawi International Airport Sultan Abdul Halim Airport, Kedah

MEDICAL & HEALTHCARE Hospital Baling Hospital Jitra Hospital Kuala Nerang Hospital Kulim Hospital Langkawi Hospital Sik Hospital Sultan Abdul Halim Hospital Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital Yan Kedah Medical Centre Metro Specialist Hospital Pantai Hospital Sungai Petani Putra Medical Centre

GENERAL ENQUIRIES

Immigration Department Malaysia Royal Customs Department Polis Contingent Headquarters Baling Police Headquarters Kota Setar Police Headquarters Kubang Pusu Police Headquarters Kulim Police Headquarters Langkawi Police Headquarters Sik Police Headquarters Yan Police Headquarters

TOURISM ENQUIRIES

Alor Setar Tourist Information Centre Bukit Kayu Hitam Tourist Information Centre Langkawi Tourist Information Centre Kedah State Economic Planning Unit Langkawi Development Authority (LADA) Ministry of Tourism and Culture Tourism Malaysia Kedah

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GETTING HERE

Alor Setar is easily accessible by land, air or rail. It is connected to other states in Malaysia via the NorthSouth Expressway. Bukit Kayu Hitam is the entry point for visitors who are driving in from Thailand. Langkawi is connected by air to Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Singapore. The Senandung Langkawi express train or electric train service (ETS) stops at major towns in Kedah such as Sungai Petani, Gurun or Alor Setar. Regular fast boat (ferry) services are available from Kuala Kedah, Kuala Perlis and Penang to Langkawi Island.

GETTING AROUND

Buses and taxis are easily available in Alor Setar and Sungai Petani. Alor Setar’s main bus terminal in Shahab Perdana. Getting around Langkawi is fairly easy as there are car and motorbike rentals.

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Melaka experienced Portuguese, Dutch, British, Chinese and Islamic influences that have all contributed to it is now being a place rich in heritage buildings, ancient landmarks, colonial structures, culture and delicious local cuisine.

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MELAKA CITY MELAKA RIVER CRUISE Melaka River Cruise is small boats transports sightseers up and down past historic buildings, old warehouses, interesting mangrove stands, churches and villages. You can departure on Muara Jetty, next to the Quayside Heritage Centre and the tour will takes about 45 minutes. www.melakarivercruise.com TAMING SARI TOWER Malaysia’s only gyro tower, Taming Sari Tower stands at a height of 80m and revolves 360 degrees gives visitors a breathtaking panoramic view of Melaka. The tower got its name from “Sari Keris”, the mythical weapon belonging to the legendary warrior Hang Tuah. menaratamingsari.com MELAKA ALIVE Boasting a new concept in historical rich Melaka, Melaka Alive offers various interesting attractions including special effects theatres and historical show as well as Malaysian arts and crafts. Don’t miss out the newest 5D interactive attraction in Melaka Alive. www.melakaalive.com.my

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MELAKA TROPICAL FRUIT FARM Spanning over 173 acres of land in Sungai Udang, Melaka Tropical Farm offers a huge variety of fresh tropical fruits including durian, rambutan and mangosteen. The farm also provides facilities such as cycling, kayaking and fishing and a mini zoo for family visits. melakatropical.com


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HOTEL EQUATORIAL MELAKA Established in 1998, Hotel Equatorial Melaka prides itself as a premier 5-star 22-storey business class hotel that is also known for its classy ambiance.

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he hotel is only a one-and-a-half hour’s drive from Kuala Lumpur and a two hours’ drive from Singapore via the PLUS North-South Expressway. Thanks to its strategic location set amidst the rich culture and historical sites of Malacca City, guests will have no problems accessing main business hubs, shopping malls and entertainment districts within walking distance. A comprehensive range of accommodation awaits guests at Hotel Equatorial Melaka - 410 well-furnished single and double rooms, 64 Equator Club Rooms and 21 luxurious suites. VIPs or anyone seeking to give themselves a lavish treat can choose from the Executive, Senator, Governor or Presidential Suites. A good workout and relaxation can be had at the Equinox Fitness Centre that boasts of state-of-the-art gym equipment, a steam room, sauna, a cold plunge pool and indoor jacuzzi, before adjourning to one of the five food-and-beverage outlets to whet that burning appetite. Rest House Café, etc...Coffee Corner, K5, The Street Bistro, Seri Nyonya Peranakan Restaurant and Flo serve a variety of Western meals, cocktails, desserts, premium coffee, authentic local nyonya cuisine and even street food.

Hotel Equatorial Melaka is also well-equipped with facilities ideal for individuals and companies to hold events or business meetings. The hotel offers the largest column-free floor area of ballroom in Melaka that can accommodate up to 1,200 pax seated in a dinner-setting or 1,800 pax in theatre-style. This facility is perfect for holding exhibitions, press conferences, media receptions or corporate dinners. Patrons can look forward to the versatility of the hotel ballroom equipped with state-of-the-art audio visual equipment or utilise the accompanying eight smaller function rooms and three individual meeting rooms. Hotel Equatorial Melaka has a team of highly-trained banquet and catering staff to meet every challenge of hosting a corporate event or a themed dinner, either indoors or outdoors. Hosts can choose to hold their events over a cocktail reception, a hi-tea buffet menu or a full-fledged specialised international or local Malay, Chinese and Western buffet spread. Its in-house catering abilities coupled with its event-hosting capacity and strategic location makes Hotel Equatorial Melaka the ideal place for meetings, conventions and exhibitions in the historical city of Melaka.

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MELAKA SULTANATE PALACE Melaka Sultanate Palace is a replica of a Sultan’s palace during the era of the Melaka Sultanate. An interesting feature of the building is that no nails were used in the construction of the building, only wooden pegs.

HERITAGE TRAIL BABA & NYONYA HERITAGE MUSEUM Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum offers a glimpse into the life of a wealthy Straits Chinese family, also known as Peranakan people, descendants of the earlist Chinease migrants to Melaka. babanyonyamuseum.com

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A FAMOSA FORT (PORTA DE SANTIAGO) (1511) One of the four main entrances to the A’Famosa fortress, which was built by Portuguese as protection against the Dutch naval force. STADTHUYS (1645) : Characterised by salmon red walls, the Stadthuys is the oldest remaining Dutch building in Southeast Asia. Today, the Stadthuys houses the History and Ethnography Museum as well as the Literature Museum.

1. A Famosa - historical tourist attractions 2. Stadthuys : Queen Victoria’s Fountain + Clock Tower + Christ Church 3. The top of the St Paul's Hill 4. Melaka Stamp Museum 5. Maritime Museum

ST. PAUL’S CHURCH (1521) & ST. PAUL’S HILL One of the oldest Catholic churches in Malaysia, St. Paul’s Church stand at the peak of the St. Paul’s Hill. A walk up to St. Paul’s Hill will give a sense of Melaka’s history. St. Francis Xavier was buried here in 1553 before his remains were transferred to Goa in India. MELAKA STAMP MUSEUM Melaka Stamp Museum contains exhibits chronicling the history of Malaysian philately from the colonial era to present days. MELAKA ISLAMIC MUSEUM Melaka Islamic Museum is a centre of data collection, research and exhibition related to Islam.

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PEOPLE’S MUSEUM COMPLEX • People’s Museum - showcases the development of Melaka over the years • 3D Gallery - records the history of Melaka in 3D • Museum of Enduring Beauty explores the definition of beauty in various cultures • Kite Museum - showcases the history and types of kites around the world MARITIME MUSEUM (FLOR DE LA MAR) Maritime Museum showcases the maritime history of Melaka and the golden ages of Melaka’s Sultanate. The museum also displays porcelain, textiles, spices and even sunken treasures taken off Diana, another shipwreck. www.perzim.gov.my

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MELAKA ZOO & NIGHT SAFARI Malaysia’s second largest zoo, Melaka Zoo is home to over 200 species of wildlife including the critically endangered Sumatran rhinoceros and Asian elephant in an open, lush and natural environment. While the Night Safari will give visitors a unique opportunity in observing the behaviour of nocturnal wildlife. www.melakazoo.com MELAKA BIRD PARK One of the largest bird park in Asia, Melaka Bird Park houses more than 200 birds from Malaysia as well as other parts of the world. Take a stroll in the giant aviary and observe them from close distance. www.melakabirdpark.com MELAKA WONDERLAND THEME PARK & RESORT Melaka Wonderland Theme Park & Resort offers a complete water park experience for everyone from high-speed water slides to big wave pool. Featuring 16 attractions this theme park also offers other attraction such as Dinosaur Park, paintball, go-kart and fishing.  Melaka Wonderland Theme Park & Resort

MELAKA CROCODILE PARK Sprawled 3.5 hectare of land, Melaka Crocodile Park is home to about 100 species of crocodiles from around the world. The park also houses five different attractions including Malaysia in Miniature, Aviary Bird Park, Reptile House, Mamalia House and Water Playground. Don’t miss their live crocodile show on every Saturday, Sunday, School Holiday and Public Holiday at 11.30am and 2.30pm. www.tamanbuayamelaka.com MELAKA PLANETARIUM ADVENTURE SCIENCE CENTRE The Melaka Planetarium Adventure Science Centre is a learning centre dedicated to the exciting world of astronomy and science. It was built with a shape of Islamic architecture and a landing UFO. It exhibits various exhilarating attraction such as Spacecraft Model, Challenger Simulator, Solar System, Galaxy Gateway, Satellite and Hubble Space Telescope.  Melaka Planetarium Adventure Science Centre

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MELAKA BUTTERFLY FARM & REPTILE SANCTUARY The first of its kind in Malaysia, Melaka Butterfly Farm & Reptile Sanctuary is a sanctuary with an interesting combination of legless serpents and the thousands of colourful butterflies all under one roof. Stroll around the Butterfly Aviary before continuing on to the Reptile Sanctuary to see up close its many fascinating inhabitants including crocodiles, lizards and snakes. www.butterflyreptile.com

MINI MALAYSIA & ASEAN CULTURAL PARK Mini Malaysia & Asean Cultural Park showcases the unique traditional Malaysian lifestyle as well as those of Asean countries. Mini Malaysia features 13 traditional houses representing each state in Malaysia while Mini ASEAN highlights the architecture, people, customs and heritage of ASEAN countries.  Mini Malaysia & Asean Cultural Park


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A’FAMOSA RESORT Spanning over 530 hectares of land, A’Famosa Resort comprises a 27-hole golf course, a Water World Theme Park, an Animal World Safari, a Cowboy Town, a hotel and several condotels and villas. There several facilities that will excite you such as the Tiger Encounter, Crocodile Encounter, the tricky mind gamethe maze and the huge shocking water slides-ICE CREAM. Have a new shopping experience at Freeport A’Famosa too!!! www.afamosa.com GADEK HOT SPRING COMPLEX Gadek Hot Spring Complex is a complete recreational spot with various facilities including spa pool, Jacuzzi, bathrooms, restaurant, food stalls and children playground that fit for the whole family. Its slightly sulphuric water content with 56°C is believed to have healing properties for a variety of ailments.

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DEMANG ABDUL GHANI GALLERY Believed to have been built in 1981 by Penghulu Adbul Majid, the Demang Abdul Ghani Gallery was a traditional house that used as village’s administrative centre and a meeting place to discuss various community issues. The house had occupied over three generations, namely Penghulu Abdul Majid, Demang Abdul Ghani and Penghulu Mat Natar. JASIN NATURAL MINERAL HOT SPRINGS A unique attraction in Bemban, Jasin Natural Mineral Hot Springs adopts the Japanese ‘onsen’ concept which has been in use in Japan for over 2000 years. The water in these pools is sourced from three natural alkaline hot spring wells with temperature of 69°C. The pools are segregated into yellow, orange and red areas where each with different temperatures ranging from 34°C to 49°C.

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SHOPPING

FREEPORT A’FAMOSA OUTLET the first Freeport Retail’s project in South-East Asia, Freeport A’Famosa Outlet offers over 60 fashion, sport and accessories brands with attractive discounts ranging from 30% and above. The outlet is set in an open air mall featuring a lake, fountains, carousel and windmill with architecture loosely themed on Malacca’s Dutch heritage. Enjoy a day trip here with fun activities, good shopping and delicious local food in Melaka. www.freeportafamosa.com

JONKER WALK situated in the heart of Melaka, Jonker Walk is a long narrow five hundred meter street, flanked by old houses dating back to 17th century and famed for its art galleries, antique shops, goldsmiths, beaded shoemakers and food outlets. Hence, the street is a shopping paradise for antique collectors and bargain hunters. Recently, a new wave of cafes and craft shops have sprouted on this street, lending it a cultured air of oldmeets-new.

MACHAP WALK located at Machap Baru, Machap Walk is a latest food street in Melaka that launched on 2nd October 2015 and it's quite similar to Jonker Street selling local and traditional cuisines. This food street only open on weekend started around at 6pm until 11pm.

SHOPPING AEON Bandaraya Melaka Tel: 1300 80 2366 www.aeonretail.com.my

Mahkota Parade Tel: 606-282 6151 www.mahkotaparade.com.my

Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall Tel: 606-281 2898 www.dataranpahlawan.com

Mydin Mall MITC Tel: 606-231 3007 www.mydin.com.my

Elements Mall Tel: 606-282 1828 www.elementsmall.com.my Hatten Square Tel: 606-282 1828  Hatten Square

Terminal Pahlawan Tel: 606-282 4088 www.terminalpahlawan.com The Shore Shopping Gallery Tel: 606-288 2061 www.theshoreshoppinggallery.com

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PIONEERING HEALTHCARE IN A TOURIST HAVEN

Located in Malacca, a city renowned for its delightful mix of heritage and modern living, many visitors from all over the world have come to seek medical treatment in Mahkota Medical Centre.

As one of the largest hospitals in southern Peninsular Malaysia, Mahkota offers a quality of service found in Kuala Lumpur or even Singapore, at a friction of the cost. Mahkota provides a comprehensive range of healthcare facilities and services including cardiac catheterisation, dialysis, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, health screening, in-vitro fertilisation (IVF), aesthetic & laser services, dental, rehabilitation. Mahkota is also known for its “Centres of Excellence (COE)” in 10 specialised fields namely: • Bone & Joint Replacement Centre • Cancer Centre • Diabetes Centre • Emergency & Trauma Centre • Gastro & Liver Centre • Heart Centre • Men’s Health Centre • Neurological & Stroke Centre • Wellness Centre • Women & Child Centre PATIENT IS THE PRIORITY Mahkota has a designated department to assist with visa extensions, language interpretation, travel and accommodation. Free shuttle services are provided to and from the Malacca airport and jetty.

MAHKOTA AND MEDICAL TOURISM Located in the heart of Malacca, a UNESCO World Heritage site where good food and shopping abound, Mahkota sees an average of 280, 000 patients each year, close to 30% of which are foreigners, hailing mostly from Indonesia, Singapore, Myanmar and Brunei. Mahkota is also one of the few hospitals in Malaysia that is licensed for the use of Medisave by Singaporeans and its Permanent Residents.

Mahkota also has representative offices set up to inform potential patients about the hospital: in Malaysia (Batu Pahat and Seremban) and Indonesia (Bali, Balikpapan, Bandung, Batam, Jakarta Barat, Jakarta Utara, Jambi, Makassar, Medan, Padang, Palembang, Pekan Baru, Surabaya and Yogyakarta). Free of charge, the representative offices provide information such as facilities available, doctor’s directory, estimated cost and length of stay, and assisting in booking of accommodation and/or transport where required.

Last year, Mahkota was awarded the Frost & Sullivan Award Malaysia for Medical Tourism Hospital of the Year. This award is a testament to our quality of services and facilities that we provide to our patients.

INVESTING IN NEW TECHNOLOGIES A PET-CT Centre is also set to be launched sometime this year. As we anticipate the addition of the PET-CT scan (the latest breakthrough technology in cancer treatment), Mahkota has also brought in the FibroScan and Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) machine. The FibroScan provides accurate and efficient examination of the liver whereas the OCT machine comes in handy when identifying diabetic retinopathy among patients with diabetes.

COMPREHENSIVE AND UQALITY MEDICAL CARE The hospital’s 80 resident consultants who specialise or subspecialise in a broad range of medical and surgical disciplines – including emergency medicine, endocrinology, haematology,

No. 3, Mahkota Melaka, Jalan Merdeka, 75000 Melaka. 24hours Call Centre: +606 285 2999 Fax : +606 281 0560 E-mail: info@mahkotamedical.com

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FOOD

LOCAL CUISINE

A quiet coastal village named Umbai, famed for its fresh seafood and ikan bakar (grilled fish)

SATAY CELUP is skewered raw or semi-cooked seafood, meat or vegetables cooked in spicy peanut sauce. It is best served with bread cubes and cucumber.

chilli crabs, buttered prawns, stuffed squid, cockles and oysters.

CHICKEN RICE BALLS is a dish where the rice is shaped into golf-size balls and served with chicken meat, cucumber and garlic-chilli sauce.

NYONYA FOOD incorporates Chinese ingredients flavoured with Malay spices and herbs. Popular Nyonya favourites are otak-otak (spices fist meat, wrapped in banana leaves and grilled), itik tim (duck stew with salted vegetables) and perut ikan (preserved fish stomach in herbs) PORTUGUESE FOOD Portuguese cuisine blend in the culinary styles of Malay and Indian cooking traditions. Fish features highly in the

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community’s daily menu. Favourites are pasu kaemadu (baked fish), garing garing fretu (fried whitebait with sliced shallots) and the fiery el diablo curry (devil curry). SEAFOOD OR IKAN BAKAR Grilled seafood is a popular offering by restaurants located at Umbai, Serkam, Alai, Pernu and Pengkalan Balak on the southern coast of Melaka. Famous dishes are grilled fish wrapped in banana leaf, fish in tamarind sauce, fish head curry,

DODOL is a sweet sticky palm sugar delicacy. Can try out durian flavour’s dodol. CENCALUK is made of fermented small shrimps or krill. It is usually served as a condiment together with chillis, shallots and lime juice.


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ACCOMMODATION BUKIT KATIL

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Hallmark View Hotel

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Bayou Lagoon Park Resort

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DURIAN TUNGGAL

Agrofarmstay @ Skill-Tech

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Hotel Sri Impian Orna Golf and Country Club

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ALOR GAJAH

A'Famosa Resort

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Ayer Keroh Country Club Hotel Resort Beruang Hill Resort D'Village Resort Melaka Hotel Kobemas Melaka Hotel Rosmerah Hotel Seri Malaysia Melaka Kings Hotel Melaka Philea Resort & Spa Puteri Resort Ayer Keroh The Kahaani Malacca Hotel

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Tanjung Bidara Beach Resort

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TANJUNG KLING

Formosa Garden Hotel Klebang Beach Resort Pantai Puteri Melaka

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USEFUL CONTACTS GETTING HERE

AIRPORT

Melaka International Airport

GENERAL ENQUIRIES

Immigration Department Malaysia Royal Customs Department Polis Contingent Headquarters Alor Gajah Police Headquarters Jasin Police Headquarters Melaka Tengah Police Headquarters

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Melaka Tourism Board Ayer Keroh Tourist Information Centre Jalan Kota Tourist Information Centre Melaka Sentral Tourist Information Centre Tourism Malaysia Melaka

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Located on the southwestern coast of Peninsular Malaysia, Melaka is accessible by air, road, rail or sea. The Melaka International Airport is located in Batu Berendam , approximately 10km from Melaka City where Melaka Sentral is the new bus and taxi terminal in Peringgit which is roughly 6km from the city. The North-South Expressway runs through the state and provides easy access to its attractions, which are located near the Simpang Ampat, Ayer Keroh and Lipat Kajang exits.

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To get to attractions within and around the city, you can take local buses or Panorama Melaka tourist bus. Visitors also can hire a car and travel at your own pace.

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The Minangkabaus hold the key to the history and uniqueness of Negeri Sembilan resembled by the Minangkabau architecture of sweeping roof design resembling the horns of a buffalo. It is the only state in Malaysia where the Adat Perpatih, a set of customs based on the ethic group's matrilineal social system, is still being practiced till today.

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STATE MUSEUM & CULTURAL COMPLEX State Museum & Cultural Complex consists of several buildings which are the State Museum, Teratak Pepatih, Rumah Negeri Sembilan, Top Spinning Court and the replica of the Megaliths. The Rumah Negeri Sembilan is an authentic Minangkabau house. Visitors can explore the place and understand more about culture and history of Negeri Sembilan.


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1. Seri Menanti Royal Museum 2. Teratak Perpatih Tradisional House 3. Custom Museum 4. Canoe Ride

CUSTOM MUSEUM Situated about 36 km from Seremban, Custom Museum houses four exhibition galleries and allocate a segment specifically for “Adat Perpatih�(matrilineal laws of Minangkabau) to highlight Negeri Sembilan as a custom state. The Museum focus on the introduction and the concept of custom in Malaysia which covers the early history of the biggest custom beginning in the Malay World that is Adat Perpatih and Temenggung Batu Batikam and Batu Baling replications, artifacts, or customary ceremonial equipment, and customary attires from various ethnic groups in Malaysia.

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STARFRESH AGRO PARK Established in 1985, Starfresh Agro Park consists of various types of fruit trees and herbal plants which serves as a one stop learning centre. The park provide services for education, leisure & recreation, healthcare and teambuilding. starfresh.com.my 4

STATE MOSQUE One of the most attractive modern mosques in the country, the State Mosque has nine pillars to symbolize of the state name. The mosque offers a scenic view of the Seremban Lake and gardens surrounding it. SERI MENANTI ROYAL MUSEUM The Seri Menanti Royal Museum is a classic showcase of Minangkabau architecture and design and the wooden structure is an architectural wonder as no screws or nails were used in the contraction. It incorporates 99 pillars, each soaring 65 feet, representing the 99 warriors who served the palace. Today, the museum houses royal exhibits such as costumes, ceremonial weapony, bed chambers and documents on the Royal lineage.

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RANTAU ECO PARK Rantau Eco Park is an ideal location for any occasions from holiday getaways, recreations, nature adventures, team building for corporate groups to family and friends gathering. There is a mini zoo with a decent range of local and exotic wildlife including deer, horse and chicken are displayed in enclosures nestled in the park. Come and experience it! www.rantauecopark.com.my

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ina pd mar TELUK KEMANG BEACH Situated 13km away from Port Dickson, Teluk Kemang Beach is often used as a location for movie and drama making. Along the beach, there are some hawker stalls that sell food and handicraft which can satisfy visitors’ appetites and to purchase souvenirs. BLUE LAGOON Located about 15km from Port Dickson, Blue Lagoon offers a breathtaking view of the surrounding greenery and the straits of Melaka. Visitors can enjoy swimming, boating, wind surfing and water skiing here.

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PD OSTRICH SHOW FARM Ostriches are the main draw of the PD Ostrich Show Farm, visitors can feed them, try stepping on their eggs or ride on them if you are below 40kg. There are a huge variety of other farm animals such as rabbits, geese, goats, iguana, donkeys, ponies and macaque which together make a visit fun, entertaining and educational farm. www.pdostrichfarm.com

PD WATERFRONT PD Waterfront act as a one stop outlet for all purposes from accommodation to bars, cafes, banks and amusements. It is a perfect location for visitors who want to relax with a nice meal by the sea, do their grocery shopping or meet with friends. www.pdwaterfront.com.my LUKUT FORT & LUKUT MUSEUM About 7km from Port Dickson, Lukut Fort was built to protect the tine mines from invaders. Located adjacently with Lukut Fort, a two-storey Lukut Museum was built to showcase the history of Lukut, the culture of Negeri Sembilan and the traditional of handicrafts.

Popularly known as PD, Port Dickson serves as a popular weekend retreat with its beautiful 18km shoreline, sunny beaches, tall coconut trees and shady casuarinas. It offers holidaymakers a wonderful beach to frolic under the sun and various watersport activities. ALIVE 3D ART GALLERY ALIVE 3D ART Gallery is a gallery where visitors can enjoy taking photograph with arts to create 3D effects. There are 5 different themes of the 3D draw art, namely Adventure, Aquarium, Animation, Exotic and Dark Art. Show your creativity to create a great photo with these 3D arts.  ALIVE 3D ART Gallery

ARMY MUSEUM The Army Museum showcases the history of army through 16th century Malacca to the Portuguese, Dutch and British eras up the present modern Malaysian army. In addition to the museum buildings, the spacious grounds also house decommissioned military vehicles including planes, tanks and artillery guns, and a memorial fountain dedicated to soldiers who served through Malaysia’s war history. www.armymuseumpd.gov.my PENGKALAN KEMPAS HISTORICAL COMPLEX Pengkalan Kempas Historical Complex is lies on one of the oldest Islamic graves in Malaysia – the grave of the Islamic missionary, Sheikh Ahmad Majnun. This historical site is famous for its mysterious carved megalithic stone monuments, known due to their shapes as “ The Spoon”, The Rudder” and “The Sword”.

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In Negeri Sembilan, Forest Park plays an important role in eco-tourism sector and to be one of the tourist attractions in Malaysia. The Negeri Sembilan Forestry Department has developed a 12 unit Recreational Forest where each forest has its own characteristic and recreational facilities to attract visitors.

FOREST PARK

• Batu Maloi Recreational Forest (Seremban) • De Bana Recreational Forest (Jempol) • Mount Datuk Recreational Forest (Rembau) • Serting Ulu Recreational Forest (Jempol) Contact: JABATAN PERHUTANAN NEGERI SEMBILAN Tel: 606-765 9849 • Jeram Tengkak Recreational Forest (Kuala Pilah) • Ulu Bendul Recreational Forest (Kuala Pilah) • Mount Angsi (Kuala Pilah) Contact: PEJABAT HUTAN DAERAH NEGERI SEMBILAN TIMUR Tel: 606-481 1036 • Gunung Tampin (Tampin) • Jeram Gading Recreational Forest (Jelebu) • Jeram Toi Recreational Forest (Jelebu) • Lata Kinjang Recreational Forest (Jelebu) • Lembah Jemaloi Wild Life Park (Jelebu) • Lenggeng Recreational Park (Seremban) • Mount Besar Hantu (Jelebu) • Pasir Panjang Recreational Forest (Port Dickson) • Sungai Menyala Edu-Ecotourism Centre (Port Dickson) Contact: PEJABAT HUTAN DAERAH NEGERI SEMBILAN BARAT Tel: 606-601 4000

HOMESTAY One of the popular activities among tourist in Negeri Sembilan, the homestay programmes offers participants a unique local lifestyles or experience farmers’ life through their daily activities such as tapping rubber, banana and pineapple fruit picking as well as activities of paddy planting, harvesting or thrashing depending on the season. Visitors also can learn how to play traditional games such as congkak, gasing, guli or how to weave handicrafts like hats or baskets and bring them home as souvenirs.

PORK DICKSON Homestay Pachitan Tel: 6019-385 8837 (En. Samad)

SEREMBAN Homestay Pelegong Tel: 6012-316 0416 (Mr Fazli)

JELEBU Homestay Klawang Tel: 6019-366 5486 (Maslaina Abu Bakar)

KUALA PILAH Homestay Laman Bangkinang Tel: 6012-275 2234 (Mr Abdullah Hassan)

Homestay D’Pelandok Best Tel: 6012-306 5540 (En. Roslan Aziz)

Homestay Rawa Tel: 6019-354 4472 (Ms Saadiah Othman)

JEMPOL Homestay F’Best Tel: 6017-337 2746 (Ms Norhaza)

Homestay Mudim Hassan Tel: 6019-277 3160 (Mr Ridzuan)

Homestay Sogo Tel: 6019-622 9058 (Mr Habib)

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Homestay Lonek Tel: 6019-287 1410 (Ms Hajah Badariah)

TAMPIN Homestay Gemas Tel: 6012-797 1878 (Haris Bin Jantan)


SHOPPING

NILAI 3 WHOLESALE CENTRE houses more than 400 light industrial units that offer shoppers nearly everything from carpets and furniture to canned food, nuts, clothes, pottery, handicraft car accessories and even crystals. www.nilai-3.com REMBAU CRYSTAL is a unique crystal village, which is the largest crystal village in Malaysia. It will amaze you with the handmade crystal materials produced locally including table lamps, crystal souvenirs, dining ware and accessories. Visitors can gaze at the stunning Minangkabau architecture of the villages as well as observing the process of crystal making. THE HANDICRAFT COMPLEX was set up to preserve Negeri Sembilan's rich culture and heritage through three different galleries, namely craft gallery, heritage gallery and craft shop. The elaborate handicrafts on display and sale were greatly reflect Negeri Sembilan's history and heritage. It is also a well-known centre that promotes high quality handicraft and gift items.

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Image Credit - Rembau Crystal

Image Credit - Negeri Sembilan Tourism Board

SHOPPING SEREMBAN AEON Seremban 2 Shopping Centre Tel: 1300 80 2366 www.aeonretail.com.my Nilai 3 Wholesale Centre Tel: 606-799 3882 www.hatia.com.my Palm Mall Seremban Tel: 606-765 6688 www.palmmall.my Seremban Prima Tel: 606-764 8282 www.serembanprima.com.my

Terminal One Shopping Centre Tel: 606-767 3194 www.terminal1sbn.com Tesco Extra Seremban 2 Tel: 606-631 5020 www.tesco.com.my Tesco Extra Seremban Jaya Tel: 606-679 2177 www.tesco.com.my Tesco Nilai Tel: 606-799 9458 www.tesco.com.my

The Store Seremban (Centre Point) Tel: 606-761 1228 www.tstore.com.my The Store Seremban (Jalan Dato’ Sheikh Ahmad) Tel: 606-763 3705 www.tstore.com.my The Store Seremban (Jalan Tuanku Munawir) Tel: 606-762 6280 www.tstore.com.my

PORT DICKSON Oceanic Mall Tel: 606-647 9331 REMBAU Rembau Crystal Tel: 606-685 3100 TAMPIN The Store Tampin Tel: 606-441 9736

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FOOD

LOCAL CUISINE

Siew Pau

Traditional Negeri Sembilan food is hot and spicy, as one of the ingredients used is the chili padi, the hottest of chiali peppers.

SIEW PAU Seremban style siew pau is a crispy buttery pastry bun filled with juicy savoury and sweet roast pork (or char siew in Cantonese). The bun also can filled with chicken fillings.

MASAK LEMAK CILI PADI is a dish that fish, meat or vegetables cooked in coconut milk blended with turmeric and ground chili padi (small and extremely hot chilies).

SEREMBAN BAKED CRABS Literally mean Grilled or BBQ Crab, but the crabs are not barbecued at all. In fact the carbs are deep fried and then coated with some special sticky sweet sauce. Don’t miss the sweet-sour chilli dip that specially for the crab.

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LEMANG is glutinous rice cooked in coconut milk in a bamboo stem over an open fire and normally served with Rendang (a deliciously thick and dry meat curry).


THE ULTIMATE GOLF EXPERIENCE

Malaysia is blessed with fair and balmy weather all year round. Golfers can just pick up their clubs and head to the greens at any time of the day. Among the golf courses that offer an unforgettable experience include: NILAI SPRINGS GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB (27-HOLE) Designed to blend with nature, Nilai Springs Golf & Country Club evokes images of green, wide, undulating fairways surround by the lushness of local flora. Its sand traps, water hazards, island greens and three very special signature holes are sure to test their golfing skills and keep them coming back for more challenges. Tel: 606-850 8888 www.nilaisprings.com.my

GOLFING Staffield Country Resort (27-hole) Tel: 603-8766 6117 www.berjayaclubs.com/staffield

Port Dickson Golf & Country Club (18-hole) Tel: 606-647 3123 www.pdgolf.com.my

Seremban International Golf Club (18-hole) Tel: 606-677 5878 sigc.com.my

Royal Seri Menanti Golf & Country Club (18-hole) Tel: 606-497 9600 ď…‹ Royal Seri Menanti Golf & Country Club

Seremban 3 Paradise Valley Golf Resort (18-hole) Tel: 606-633 5033

Gemas Golf Resort (18-hole) Tel: 607-948 2687 www.gemasgolfresort.com

Royal Palm Springs Golf Club (18-hole) Tel: 606-661 9585

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ACCOMMODATION NILAI PORT DICKSON

JEMPOL

Era Hotel Bahau

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TAMPIN

Caspari Hotel

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Ancasa Residences, Port Dickson Avillion Admiral Cove Avillion Port Dickson Bayu Beach Resort Bougainvilla Resort Clover Hotel Corus Paradise Resort Cozzi Hotel Eagle Ranch Resort Port Dickson E-Hotel Glory Beach Resort Golden Straits Villas Beach Resort Grand Lexis Port Dickson Grandpa Hotel Hotel Mesra Port Dickson Hotel Seri Malaysia Port Dickson Klana Beach Resort Port Dickson Langit Langi Hotel @ Port Dickson Lexis Hibiscus Port Dickson Lexis Port Dickson Mayangsari Resort Hotel Suite Merlin Hotel Naam Boutique Lodge Ocean View Resort Paradise Lagoon Apartment Paradise Spa Hotel Permaisuri Resort Port Dickson PNB Ilham Resort

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Primaland Port Dickson Resort & Convention Centre Puteri Beach Resort Residence Desa Lagoon Resort The Grand Beach Resort The Guest Hotel & Spa The Regency Tanjung Tuan Beach Resort Thistle Port Dickson Resort Waterfront Boutique Hotel

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EV World Hotel Enstek Hotel Rasah Seremban Hotel Seri Malaysia Seremban International New Hotel Klana Resort Seremban Nilai Hotel One Garden Hotel One Heritage Hotel Palm Seremban Hotel S2 Hotel Sri Enstek Hotel Sri Packers Hotel Sri Senawang Hotel The Royale Bintang Resort & Spa Seremban Time Hotel Seremban

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USEFUL CONTACTS MEDICAL & HEALTHCARE

Columbia Asia Hospital 606-601 1988 Hospital Jelebu 606-613 6355 Hospital Port Dickson 606-662 6333 Hospital Tampin 606-441 1511 Hospital Tuanku Ampuan Najihah 606-481 8001 KPJ Seremban Specialist Hospital 606-767 7800 Mawar Renal Medical Centre 606-764 7048 N. S. Chinese Mat. Hospital Medical Centre 606-762 2104 NCI Cancer Hospital 606-850 0999 Nilai Medical Centre 606-850 0999 SALAM Senawang Specialist Hospital 606-675 1188

Immigration Department Malaysia Royal Customs Department Polis Contingent Headquarters Nilai Police Headquarters Port Dickson Police Headquarters Rembau Police Headquarters Seremban II Police Headquarters Tampin Police Headquarters

TOURISM ENQUIRIES

Tourist Information Centre Ministry of Tourism and Culture Negeri Sembilan Tourism Board Tourism Malaysia Negeri Sembilan

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Negeri Sembilan is easily accessible via several major highways, including the North-South Expressway (NSE) and LEKAS. Seremban is the southern terminal of the electrified commuter rail network, KTM Komuter, which connects the town to Kuala Lumpur and Klang Valley. There are ferry connections between Port Dickson and Dumai in Indonesia.

GETTING AROUND

GENERAL ENQUIRIES

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Negeri Sembilan is well served by buses and taxis plying both local and inter-town routes. Seremban's main public transport hub is Terminal One. The Seremban Municipal Council offers free shuttle services around town every 20 minutes from 6.30am to 8pm.

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Johor consists of beautiful sandy beaches, mesmerizing tropical islands, cascading waterfalls, verdant rainforests, thriving wetlands and well-manicured golf lawns. Its capital city, Johor Bahru (JB) is the main administrative centre and a busting commercial hub.

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ANGRY BIRDS ACTIVITY PARK Based on the hugely-popular video game of the same name created by Finland-based Rovio Entertainment, the Angry Birds brand has enjoyed widespread expansion beyond mobile devices.

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ts merchandise and even television series has gained positive reception from both gamers and non-gamers alike. Rovio has also capitalized on the interest by opening an Angry Birds theme park. To cater to its Asian fans, the Angry Birds Activity Park made its Southeast Asian debut in Johor Bahru on 31st October 2014. Located on the third floor of Komtar Johor Bahru City Centre (JBCC), this indoor theme park offers hours of fun for the whole family. The 26,000ft2 park is centrally located between Jalan Tun Abdul Razak and Jalan Wong Ah Fook. One of the key attractions at Angry Birds Activity Park is the real-life version of the game – the iconic shooting down of ‘pigs’ with an air cannon at the “Piggy Shooting Gallery”. Fans of the game will definitely be thrilled to re-enact a scene that they could only do on their mobile phones or tablets before. More fun can be had at the “Lazer Maze Spaceship”, which is a space version of Angry Birds where you can test your agility by manoeuvring your body without touching the “green lasers”. Children of all ages will be entertained too at the Angry Birds Activity Park. The “Captain Black Bird’s Ship” is a mini playground designed for toddlers. Older children can head to the “Birds Nest

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Climbing Track”, a larger playground filled with climbing ropes and slides, besides trying their hand at the “Angry Birds GO! Kart Track”, “Giant Leap Foam Pit”, “Spinning Time Machine” and “Lazer Bird Scoot”. Not to forget the parents, they can also enjoy their quality time with their kids by playing together at the "Anti-Gravity Trampoline", go-kart racing activity at the "Angry Birds Go! Kart Track", challenge their confidence level by jumping to a giant airbag at the "Space Drop Airbag", be like a football star at the "Red Bird Sutu Goal" (a football stimulator to polish up your football skills) and "Panna Space Soccer Cage" (a mini round shaped futsal court). They may play with the kids at the "Red Bird Sona" as well which can enhance their Mathematics skills, or just lay back at the Cinemine and watch the Angry Birds Toons. Angry Birds can head down to a souvenir shop near the entrance, where you can buy your favourite Angry Birds merchandise such as T-shirt, plush toy and stationery. Opened daily from 10 a.m. till 10 p.m., the Angry Birds Activity Park is easily accessible even by public transportation. For those who drive from Kuala Lumpur, it only takes four hours to reach Johor Bahru via the North South Expressway (PLUS). A single park entry costs RM60 for Malaysians (RM75 for foreign visitors) and a family pass for 4 persons costs RM218 (RM280 for foreigners). Regular visitors will benefit from the annual pass (RM180 for Malaysians and RM230 for foreigners) that would offer more savings from multiple visits throughout the year. Angry Birds Activity Park also hosts “Birdday Parties”, allowing young fans to celebrate their birthdays with their friends Angry Birds Activity Park, with packages starting from as low as RM38 per pax.


GOLDEN TRIANGLE

THEME PARK

WET WORLD BATU PAHAT Malaysia’s largest chain of waterparks, Wet World Batu Pahat is a fun-for-all water park with swirling water slides and man-made waterfalls. The water park also an ideal place to host group functions, carnivals, parties, family day, school picnics, corporate events and fund raising activities. Be sure to bring your family and friends to soak in the fun in the sun!

PUTERI HARBOUR The first marina in Malaysia, Puteri Harbour emphasis on luxurious waterfront lifestyle and living and awarded with 5 Gold Anchor Award by The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA) in 2014. www.puteriharbourmarina.com

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PUTERI HARBOUR FAMILY THEME PARK The first Hello Kitty’s attraction outside of Japan, Sanrio Hello Kitty Town which follow the popular Hello Kitty theme consists of various interactive and walk-through activities. Visit the new attraction, HELLO KITTY IN OZ to experience a fairytale adventure with Hello Kitty and friends through a tale of bravery and friendship. Besides, the Little Big Club is a single themed attraction that is home to five popular global characters where LAT’s Place is a themed restaurant with live animation based on the popular Kampung Boy (Village Boy) character by famous local cartoonist, LAT. www.playtime.com.my

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1. Visit Hello Kitty and Friends at their Malaysian home 2. LAT's Place - dine in the splendour of Lat's humour and artistry 3. Exquisite marinas designed to cater to the sailing fraternity

LEGOLAND MALAYSIA The sixth LEGOLAND to be built in the world, LEGOLAND Malaysia is the first of its kind in Asia and first international park in Malaysia which brings together a LEGOLAND Park, Water Park and hotel in one LEGO themed location. It is a family holiday destination with seven themed areas of attractions that offering different thrills and experience. www.legoland.com.my

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DESARU TUNAMAYA BEACH & SPA RESORT “Retreats, Team Buildings & Meetings” Desaru Tunamaya Beach & Spa Resort, a new refurbished & new look resort, located in Kota Tinggi Johor, making it an ideal for those who are in much need of escaping from the bustling environment. Definitely not just another beach resort, Desaru Tunamaya is actually a luxurious destination in its own right, perfect for urbanweary souls to head to in order to de-stress and restore balance.

Desaru Tunamaya displays an interesting fusion of contemporary elegance and luxury through its architecture, expressed by the main building that consists of a lobby, a bar and a restaurant. The resort’s interior sports warm materials and colours, making the spaces welcoming and special. The hospitality shown by the resort’s personnel adds to the resort’s distinctiveness. From the housekeepers and waiters to the sous chef and the resort manager, they pass as convivial and sincere people who make guests feel belonged and well looked after, creating an intimate experience that guests would cherish long after they leave the resort. There are 134 guest rooms that come in 5 categories of room: standard twin, standard family, deluxe room, junior suite & royal suite; overlooking the pool area, sea and beach, with restaurant and bar facilities available daily. These rooms are laid out into 3 floors while its interior is furnished with smart and contemporary look. All 134 rooms & suites are equipped with full amenities and designed comfort, offer free WiFi, balconies, and plasma TVs with satellite channels. Guests will also find minibars, room service, and coffee makers.

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he grand opening of Desaru Tunamaya was on 9th January 2016 & officiated by YAB Dato’ Mohamed Khaled Bin Nordin, Johor Chief Minister. Nestled on the beach, resort is within 7.7km from Tanjung Balau Beach and 11.7km from Desaru Fruit Farm and Sebana Golf Resort is 28.2 km away. This inspiring resort simply puts guests in awe and offers experience that exceeds expectations. Though only have opened for less than a year, Desaru Tunamaya Beach & Spa Resort has already been receiving many guests to the point that it is fully booked every weekend. Thus for, only certain travel-sawy people know about Desaru Tunamaya but believes that it won’t be long until this wonderful property becomes household name, especially after being featured here. This newest property is well set to cater fast growing business travel & leisure tourist market. Furthermore, the launch of this new resort with new look is strategically important for the group’s development in the Johor region where has now established.

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Desaru Tunamaya knows how to win guest’s heart through its scrumptious gastronomic offerings through the breezy Beach Bar, Pawana Restaurant & Ombak Bar, the resort’s all-day dining outlet, ranging from barbecue to local cuisine. Pawana Restaurant, takes food preparation seriously and only uses fresh ingredients. Its staff is capable in coming up with any type of dish that satisfies guest’s cravings. Apart from dining, for pre-and post-prandial drinks, the Ombak & Beach Bar are excellent for hanging out, especially during sunset. For those who do not intend to hit the sack early, they could simply chill out at the bar, listen to the cool music and soak in the sophisticated mood. Desaru located on the eastern tip of the peninsula has clean sandy white beaches and is popular with tourists as well as locals. The numerous resorts and hotels here cater to the budget traveller as well as families seeking fun in the sun. Among some of the many activities include golfing, horseback riding, fishing and other sea sports. Besides that, guests who prefer to stay indoors may opt to use the resort’s Internet, pool table, playground & gym. Desaru Tunamaya, it is also the venue of choice for events relating to meetings and seminars. The ballroom has been the venue of countless corporate & government seminars and events. Apart from the ballroom, there are also another few rooms available to cater for smaller functions


ISLANDS & BEACHES SIBU GROUP OF ISLANDS Sibu group of islands comprising the Sibu Besar, Sibu Tengah, Sibu Kukus and Sibu Hujong Islands. The islands has stretches of beautiful sandy beaches, luch tropical vegetation and their surrounding coral reefs making them a popular diving and snorkeling spots.

DESARU BEACH One of the most popular beach in Malaysia, Desaru beach has a stretch of about 26km of pristine, sandy beach, fringed with casuarinas or palms which lies along the east coast in the district of Kota Tinggi. It is an ideal destinations for a relaxing swim, picnicking, golfing and sea-sports like jet-skiing, boating, banana boat ride, windsurfing and parasailing. Rawa Island

AUR ISLAND & DAYANG ISLAND Aur Island is a picturesque with verdant and rocky landscape where Dayang Island which is smaller but is equally enchanting. The channel of water between these islands is ideal for scuba lessons as water clarity is exceptional and the islands are sheltered from strong wind and storms. Aur Island

BESAR ISLAND Besar Island is a large island with a stretch of a white sandy beach, Malay villages and resorts. It is the nearest island from the Mersing Jetty. PEMANGGIL ISLAND Pemanggil Island is a large charming island with sandy beach and preserved natural beauty due to its remoteness. The island is hilly with lush green vegetation and its water is teeming with marine life.

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RAWA ISLAND Rawa Island is renowned for its white coral sand, lush vegetation and offshore coral reefs teeming with marine life TINGGI ISLAND Tinggi Island was an important stop over for spice traders more than 600 years ago. The Marine Park Centre in the island has a marine museum and is a breeding ground for giant claims as well as hatchery for turtle.

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1. Sultan Ibrahim Building - the historical landmark in Johor Bahru 2. Johor Art Gallery 3. Pasir Gudang Kite Museum 4. Tanjung Balau Fishermen's Museum

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SULTAN IBRAHIM BUILDING Sultan Ibrahim Building is a former Johor’s secretariat building which features an architecture of Malay and Colonial elements. The building has a history that spans back to the late 1930s as it functioned as a fortress and command centre during the Second World War. DATARAN BANDARAYA The landmark clock tower was built to commemorate the declaration of Johor Bahru as a city. Besides being a popular venue for outdoor performances and events, Dataran Bandaraya also features various food stalls offering all kind of delicacies and is an ideal spot to watch sunsets. www.mbjb.gov.my SULTAN ABU BAKAR MOSQUE Built in 1900, Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque is the oldest mosque in Johor which situated on a hill that overlooks the Straits of Johor. It has Italian tiles and marble pillars that blend beautifully with its traditional Muslim-style architecture. JOHOR ART GALLERY Built in 1910, Johor Art Gallery showcases Johor’s rich cultural heritage and attracts visitors with exhibits ranging from clothing, weapons, currency and manuscripts to calligraphy, ceramic items and works of art by local artists. PASIR GUDANG KITE MUSEUM Pasir Gudang Kite Museum displays various colour and designs of Malaysia’s handmade kites and the traditional Malay kite known as wau. It has a unique working windmill which its mechanism works to generate enough electricity to supply the daily needs of the museum.

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PINEAPPLE MUSEUM The Pineapple Museum showcases everything about the pineapple and exhibits the way pineapple is processed and finally canned. Moreover, visitors get to see all types of pineapple that planted outside the museum and able to buy some souvenirs or products of pineapple such as pineapple jam, pineapple fresh juice and more. TANJUNG BALAU FISHERMEN’S MUSEUM Opened in 1992 by the South-East Johor Development Authority (Kejora), the Tanjung Balau Fishermen’s Museum is the only museum in Malaysia which showcases the livelihood of traditional fishermen and their activities through Fishermen’s Gallery, Geology Gallery, Sea Gallery and Desaru Shipwreck Gallery. ROYAL ABU BAKAR MUSEUM Also known as Grand Palace, the Royal Abu Bakar Museum displays the silverware, ornaments and souvenirs by dignitaries as well as the pictures of the royal family from the reign of Sultan Abu Bakar to give visitors a sight of the grand lifestyle of the royal family.

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ZENXIN ORGANIC PARK Being the pioneer of organic farming in Malaysia and one of the biggest scale organic farms, Zenxin produce more than 40 kinds of our crops by practicing organic farming method. Zenxin Organic Park is the first open-to public organic farm in Malaysia that combining the educational and recreational purposes. www.zenxin.com.my

KAHANG ORGANIC RICE ECO FARM (KOREF) The first Certified Organic Rice Farm in Malaysia, Kahang Organic Rice Eco Farm (KOREF) is a farm comprises of ecotourism, rice farming and aqua culturing. They provide various exciting outdoor activities as well as accommodation for visitors to relax. www.kahangorganic.com

UK FARM AGRO RESORT UK Farm Agro Resort aims to provide visitors an authentic and memorable farm experience while showcasing the modern techniques involved in 21st century farming. The resort offers a wide range of facilities that cater individual needs such as restaurant, farm mart, conference room, chalet, dormitory, barbeque area, open stage, camp site and karaoke. www.ukfarm.com.my DESARU FRUIT FARM The 180 acres Tropical Fruitland, Desaru Fruit Farm brings you a “fruity journey” with a guided farm tour to the natural tropical fruit land, visit to agricultural gallery, fish pond and vegetable and herb garden. Children can visit the petting zoo and have an educational talk on bees and the opportunity to taste local raw honey. www.desarufruitfarm.com

DESARU OSTRICH FARM Home to over 100 ostriches, Desaru Ostrich Farm provides fun activities such as ostrich riding and feeding or watch ostrich chicks hatch for visitors. Explore the facts of the largest living species of bird and their largest eggs in this farm today!!! TELUK SENGAT CROCODILE FARM Established in 1979, Teluk Sengat Crocodile Farm by Mr Ng, Malaysia's Crocodile Hunter and a third- generation crocodile farmer, showcases more than 1,000 crocodiles including a toothless 130-year-old crocodile passed on from his grandfather. Pay a visit to the farm to touch and hold baby crocodiles under caretaker’s supervision. NASUHA HERBS & SPICES Spans over 3,200 acres, Nasuha Herbs & Spices paradise known to be one of the largest herbs and spices plantation in Asia which produces 6 to 10 metric of raw herbs and spices each day. Nusuha Resort offers therapy treatment packages or as a destination for accommodation which is the Log Cabin and Dometri to promote healthy living. www.nasuhaherbsparadise.com

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ECO - TOURISM Tanjung Piai

KOTA TINGGI WATERFALL Kota Tinggi Waterfall is a popular recreational destination for city getaway with the spectacular cascades and cool, refreshing water pools. Pulau Kukup

The coastal mangroves of Tanjung Piai and the island mangroves of Pulau Kukup are unique eco-tourism destinations that enthrall scientists, naturalists and educationalists.

GUNUNG LEDANG LEGENDARY NATIONAL PARK Johor’s highest mountain, Gunung Ledang (Mount Ophir) is rich in Malay legends especially a well-known legend tells of Puteri Gunung Ledang. It is a prefect forest to cultivate a love for nature through guided nature education, trekking, camping or recreation. www.ledang.com TANJUNG PIAI & PULAU KUKUP NATIONAL PARKS

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ENDAU-ROMPIN NATIONAL PARK Spanning across state of Johor and Pahang, the Endau Rompin National Park encompasses the rivers of Endau and Rompin and known to be the sanctuary of Sumatran Rhinoceros in Peninsular Malaysia. www.endaurompin.net


SHOPPING

Malls DANGA CITY MALL is designed to cater all age groups with one stop center for Home, Fitness, Bowling, Edutainment & Entertainment, UO supermarket and Biggest IT Center in Johor Bahru. www.dangacitymall.com

Danga City Mall

JOHOR BAHRU CITY SQUARE offers a host of fashion, entertainment and restaurants with more than 200 retailers. Check out the unique of the mall, Inner City which is an eclectic mix of smallish fashion and accessory shops plus restaurants housed in a tight and quaint setting. www.citysqjb.com

Komtar JBCC

Sutera Mall

JOHOR PREMIUM OUTLET featuring a collection of 130 designer and branded items outlet stores which offer impressive factory-direct savings of 25%-65% every day. premiumoutlets.com.my Johor Bahru City Square

KOMTAR JBCC is making her mark as the ultimate urban shopping destination to promote Johor as a fashion hub as well as an attraction to Singaporean looking for alternative shopping experiences. www.komtarjbcc.com.my

Johor Premium Outlet

KSL CITY MALL is an integrated shopping development which comprises of 500 retail outlets, a resort with 868 hotel rooms, 602 condominiums and 2,800 car parks. www.kslcity.com.my PLAZA PELANGI is a prominent shopping complex address selected by many simply for its good location and accessibility which is strategically situated at the junction of Jalan Kuning, Taman Pelangi, Johor Bahru and the Tebrau Highway. ď…‹ Plaza Pelangi SUTERA MALL is a one stop family shopping mall with 250 retail outlets of creative tenant mix that caters to shoppers of all ages. The mall blended in culture and education with shopping to create a different ambience for all shoppers to enjoy and shop to their heart's content. www.suteramall.com THE ZON DUTY FREE Located at the south eastern coast of Johor Bahru, the ZON Duty Free Johor Bahru not only offers you with world's renowned brands of liquor and cigarettes but with additional prestigious brands that can be found in The ZON outlets and they are Spirit Of Asia, Chocolate Delight and Perfume & Cosmetics. www.zon.com.my Bazaar JOHOR BAZAAR Excite your taste buds with the unique flavours of local delicacies in the busting night market or pasar malam. Besides, you can purchase various souvenirs and clothing items here.

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LOCAL CUISINE JOHOR LAKSA is a coconut fish based spicy soup which use coconut milk, kerisik, asam Gelugur, dried prawns, lemongrass, galangal and spices similar to curry. The uniqueness of Johor laksa is spaghetti is used instead of the normal rice noodles or vermicelli.

LONTONG is a dish made of compressed rice cake, also known as nasi himpit, in the form of a cylinder wrapped

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Kacang Pool - popular food in Johor Bahru at Larkin

Muar is a traditional cuisine originated from Muar consisted of noodles with its soup made of the mixture of chili, onion, spices, shrimp paste, dried shrimp, meat, fish cakes and vegetables. inside a banana leaf. The lontong rice cake is cut into smaller pieces and served cold or at room temperature with peanut sauce-based dishes such as gado-gado, karedok, ketoprak, other traditional salads, and satay.

MEE BANDUNG MUAR Bandung means “mixed� in Malay language. Mee Bandung

HOCK CHEW STYLE CUISINE (Yong Peng) Try the famous Hock Chew Mee (handmade noodles that are first boiled then stir fried), Hock Chew Fish Ball (fish ball with pork filling and is about the size of ping-pong ball), Hock Chew egg soup and chicken cooked in red wine and lastly Foochew piang or Hockchew biscuit (made of flour, water, sugar and yeast).

OTAK-OTAK is a fish delicacy steamed or baked in banana leave which made of ground fish meat mixed with tapioca starch and spices. In Malaysia, otak-otak is reddish-orange or brown coloring acquired from chili, turmeric and curry powder. It can be eaten merely as a snack or with steamed rice as part of a meal.


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ACCOMMODATION JOHOR BAHRU

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AYER HITAM

Ayer Hitam Hotel

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BATU PAHAT

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11@Century Hotel 607-333 3300 Amansari Express Hotel 607-221 6163 Amansari Hotel City Centre 607-219 7777 Ar Raudhah Hotel 607-333 1414 Baguss Hotel and Serviced Apartment 607-338 1188 Bayu Marina Resort 607-340 5555 __________________________________________________

Belllo Hotel JB Central

21, Jalan Meldrum, 80000 Johor Bahru, 607-221 3866 Malaysia. Fax 607-221 3966 Email contactus@belllohotel.com Website www.belllohotel.com ( See Advertisement Page 179 )

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Holiday Villa Johor Bahru City Centre

No 260, Jalan Dato' Sulaiman, Taman Abad, 607-290 3388 80250 Johor Bahru, Malaysia. Fax 607-290 3399 Email res@holidayvillajb.com.my Website www.holidayvillajb.com.my ( See Advertisement Page 183 )

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Desaru Tunamaya Beach & Spa Resort

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Kota Heritage Hotel Mayres Hotel Pulai Desaru Beach Resort & Spa Sibu Island Resort Johor

KULAI

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MERSING

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V3 Hotel Nusajaya

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ATTRACTION JOHOR BAHRU

PASIR GUDANG

USEFUL CONTACTS AIRPORT

Senai International Airport

MEDICAL & HEALTHCARE

Hospital Enche’ Besar Hajjah Khalsom Hospital Pakar Sultanah Fatimah Hospital Penawar Hospital Sultan Ismail Hospital Sultanah Aminah Hospital Sultanah Nora Ismail Hospital Temenggung Seri Maharaja Tun Ibrahim Kempas Medical Centre KPJ Johor Specialist Hospital Medical Specialist Centre (JB) Sdn Bhd Pantai Hospital Batu Pahat Pusat Pakar Kluang Utama Regency Specialist Hospital

GENERAL ENQUIRIES

Immigration Department Malaysia Royal Customs Department Polis Contingent Headquarters Batu Pahat Police Headquarters Johor Bahru Police Headquarters Mersing Police Headquarters Muar Police Headquarters

TOURISM ENQUIRIES

Mersing Tourist Information Centre Johor Tourism Board Johor Tourism Association Johor Golf Association Johor Homestay Association Johor Tourist Guide Association

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Hotel Selesa Pasir Gudang T.S. Hotel - Scientex Tanjong Puteri Golf Resort

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PULAI

Anugraha Boutique Hotel Pulai Springs Resort

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SEGAMAT

ID Hotel Sdn Bhd Koptown Hotel Segamat The View Hotel VIP Hotel

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SENAI

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SKUDAI

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Johor is accessible by taking a flight to Senai International Airport. Driving to Johor from Kuala Lumpur with distance of 220km is about 3 hours via the NorthSouth Highway. From Singapore, visitors can use the Causeway get to Johor Bahru or alternatively by Second Link-Tuas.

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GETTING AROUND

Major cities and towns in Peninsular Malaysia provide express bus services to Johor Bahru. Taking Smiling Bus by Causeway Link which covers some of the outskirts to the heart of JB Town and Larkin Terminal or cross-border services to Singapore. The private Ferry-link service connects Changi Point in Singapore and Tanjung Belungkor (near Desaru) in Johor.

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Pahang is the country's top eco-destination with its mountainous terrain is home to cool highlands retreats while its long coastline contains some of the most beautiful beaches. The state also home to several superlative sights ranging from its highest peak, Gunung Tahan, Malaysia's premier national park, Taman Negara to its longest river, Sungai Pahang.

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MANGALA RESORT & SPA " When I first set eyes upon the property now called Mangala Resort & Spa I knew it was special; almost spiritual and with so much positive energy. All I could see was tranquility with a forest of beautiful trees and birds soaring high overhead. From that moment, I knew I wanted to share this with others and so Mangala was conceived and developed. " Founder Wetland (Sara) Cottage

Most guests will simply relax and enjoy the tranquility of the surrounding forest with its abundant vegetation and birds that have made their home here. Experienced nature guides are on hand to help guests appreciate Malaysia's extensive flora and fauna. Mangala Resort & Spa is the perfect venue for couples seeking privacy, families who want to discover the beauty of rural Malaysia, small corporate functions and events and also weddings. Guests can indulge in the resort's spa, enjoy the creative culinary efforts of the resort's chefs, be as active as they like while participating in various recreational activities around the resort or simply relax, soak up the ambiance and enjoy the peace and quiet. Private Pool

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he name Mangala was chosen as it sums up exactly what the resort offers its guests. Mangala is derived from Sanskrit and means auspicious well-being. It emphasises the purity of spirit and the state of being happy and healthy. The resort is inspired by a sense of well-being offered in the natural surroundings and the activities available onsite. Guests can enjoy recreational activities in the surrounding palm plantation, native fruit orchards, lake and river. The location also offers endless opportunities for study, interaction and visual experiences in the environment. Mangala Resort & Spa is a special place; almost spiritual and with so much positive energy. Its owners have transformed it from an almost barren, ex-mining site into a lush, green and tranquil garden of palm and fruit trees that have been supplemented with a lake and extensive tropical landscaping. Initial plans were for the owner to enjoy the quiet and tranquil setting for his personal enjoyment but he realised its potential for tourism and now shares it with discerning guests who seek a peaceful escape from urban life.

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Mangala Resort & Spa was established to be recognised as a leader in excellence and innovation within the Malaysian hospitality industry. It provides a relaxing and affordable hospitality experience with service that reflects the pride and professionalism of our resort team. We hope you agree and that you wholeheartedly enjoy the experience and we look forward to welcoming you back to this small patch of paradise.

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CITIES

KUANTAN

CAPITAL CITY OF PAHANG Kuantan is a vibrant commercial centre that retains its unique ageold charms with modern high rise structures coexist harmoniously with pre-war shop houses and colonial buildings. Its well-maintained lush greenery gives the town a refreshing countryside atmosphere.

PAHANG ART MUSUEM Locally known as Balai Seni Lukis Pahang, Pahang Art Museum is one of the major places to showcase the works of artists mainly from Pahang as well as from the surrounding states which include paintings, batik drawings and sculptures.

SULTAN AHMAD SHAH I STATE MOSQUE The Sultan Ahmad Shah I State Mosque forms the city’s prominent landmark with a grand dome flanked by four smaller domes and four tall minarets at each corner.

KUANTAN RIVER CRUISE The Kuantan river cruise takes visitors through the picturesque landscape of a 500-year-old mangrove forest reserve that spreads along the Kuantan River. The 340-hectare swap is home to fascinating varieties of estuarine plants, birds and fish species.

KUALA LIPIS

Kuala Lipis was a thriving trading centre in the past and Pahang’s former capital city for a good 57 years. The historical town is dotted by many historical buildings and structures of colonial architectures, with the Pahang Club House being the very first British Built building in this town.

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BUKIT GAMBANG RESORT CITY

An integrated resort city offering an array of attractions, Bukit Gambang Resort City is an idea leisure destination for the whole family. It is home to one of the country’s largest water parks and a 20-acre man-made lake with breath-taking views.


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PEKAN

ROYAL TOWN OF PAHANG Situated on the banks of the Pahang River, Pekan is the royal town of Pahang which features several distinguished attractions such as the majestic Sultan Abu Bakar Palace and Sultan Abu Bakar Museum. SULTAN ABU BAKAR MUSEUM Sultan Abu Bakar Museum houses a rich collection of artefacts, royal regalia and old Chinese ceramics that were discovered from a sunken ancient Chinese ship off the coast of Pahang. SILK WEAVING GALLERY Silk Weaving Gallery produces quality fabrics which originates from Pekan and the design of the fabrics are characterised by a checkered pattern that is arranged in such a way that its colour sequence can be changed intermittently from the warp. Besides, a wide array of good quality silk scarves and fabrics are on sale here.

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SULTAN ABU BAKAR PALACE Completed in 1974, the Sultan Abu Bakar Palace, which is the official residence of the present sultan, is named after the late Sultan Abu Bakar Riayatuddin AL-Muadzam Shah.

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SUNGAI LEMBING

Sungai Lembing is the main tin producer in Pahang in early 1900s, earning it the nickname “El Dorado” of the Malay States. RAINBOW WATERFALL The rainbow can only be seen in the morning so visitors need to plan ahead and start on your journey early. It will take around 1 hour drive on 4-wheel drive and another 45 minutes trekking to the fall. The trail is well-signposted and it will lead your way to the waterfall. PANAROMA HILL Visitors can watch the sunrise at the top of Panaroma Hill. Visitors need to climb the stair to the top of the hill to enjoy the scenery and it will take around 45 minutes' walk. Bring your own torch light because there will be no lights along the way. SUNGAI LEMBING MUSEUM The Sungai Lembing Museum takes visitors back to Sungai Lembing’s glorious past by showcasing a collection of mining equipment, workers’ attire and antique furniture.

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BACK TO NATURE

TAMAN NEGARA Spanning across the state of Pahang, Kelantan and Terengganu, Taman Negara is one of the oldest rainforests in the world which estimated to be 130 million year old. This 434,350 hectare park consists of a diverse collection of flora and fauna and unique attractions such as ancient trees with giant buttresses, limestone caves, waterfalls and jungle-clad mountains. The canopy walk offers visitors a magnificent view of the forest, especially the plant and animal species found on the top layer of the vegetation. www.tamannegara.asia

DEERLAND PARK Located on a 4.5 hectare site at the heart of Krau Forest Reserve, Deerland Park is an animal sanctuary where permanent residents roams freely amidst lush tropical vegetation. Visitors can get up close to animals including ostriches, peacocks and Malayan Sun Bear. Besides, the park’s Herb Trail gives visitors an opportunity to have a closer look at a wide variety of herbs and medical plants.

LAKE CHINI Malaysia’s second largest natural lake, Lake Chini is filled with a variety of freshwater fish while its lush surrounding wilderness is a habitat to a diverse collection of flora and fauna. The lake consists of 13 interconnecting water bodies with its own characteristics. A dazzling display of white and pink water lilies can be seen on the lake’s surface from August to September every year. LAKE BERA Malaysia’s largest natural lake, Lake Bera is the biggest freshwater lake in Peninsular Malaysia and the largest wetland and sanctuary in Malaysia. The lake is home to approximately 328 flora species, 200 bird species, 50 mammals and over 95 fish species. It also offers visitors an array of leisure and adventure activities such as boating, kayaking, fishing and jungle trekking. LATA JARUM Lata Jarum is a magnificent two-tiered waterfall resulting from a series of rapids culminating in a cool rock pool. A dip into its cool waters will surely rejuvenate the tired body and soul. Beside the beautiful scene of the forest and waterfall, visitors can spot Rafflesia here. JERAM BESU Jeram Besu or Besu Rapids will appeal to adrenaline junkies raring for thrills and adventure. It is considered one of the country’s best spots for white-water rafting as well as a wide range of ecoadventure activities such as flying fox, 4WD expeditions, abseiling and jungle trekking. www.countryviewadventure.com

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KUALA GANDAH ELEPHANT CONSERVATION CENTRE Established in 1989, the Elephant Conservation Centre is dedicated towards the rescue and rehabilitation of elephants. The centre also educate the public on the important of elephant conservation and protection and offer opportunity to get up close and personal with these elephants. Visitors are invited to bath them in the shallow river or ride on them. www.wildlife.gov.my

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GENTING HIGHLANDS An hour’s drive from Kuala Lumpur, also known as City of Entertainment, Genting Highlands features six hotels with over 10,000 guest rooms, over 90 distinctive dining outlets, an alluring shopping paradise, exciting indoor and outdoor theme parks, lively casino gaming and more than ten leisure and entertainment hotspots. Visitors may choose to ride on Genting Skyway, the longest cable car in Southeast Asia, to reach to the peak while enjoying the sweeping views of the valley and hills. www.rwgenting.com CAMERON HIGHLANDS The largest hill resort in Malaysia, Cameron Highlands offers a relaxing and refreshing getaway with undulating valleys, sprawling tea plantations, terraced flower gardens, vegetable farms and strawberry farms. Also known as the “green bowl of Malaysia”, with cool climate and fertile soil, Cameron Highlands provides fresh supplies of fruits, vegetables and flowers to markets around the country and other parts of the world. Let’s go pluck your own strawberries and sip a cup of Cameron tea with an overview of the tea plantations.

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FRASER’S HILL Located at 1,524m above sea level, Fraser’s Hill is characterized by mock-Tudor houses and colonial style buildings. It is a premier destination for local and international birdwatchers with over 250 species of local and migratory birds flocking here together. www.pkbf.gov.my

BERJAYA HILLS Berjaya Hills is a unique highlands retreat that capturing the essence of two different cultures in one destination. The enchanting French-style Colmar Tropicale situated around 800 above sea level while the eco-friendly Zen-inspired Japanese Village located further up at 1,000m above sea level. Don’t miss out other attractions such as Chateau Spa & Organic Wellness Resort, Rabbit Park and picturesque horse riding trails. www.colmartropicale.com.my

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ISLAND & BEACHES

TIOMAN ISLAND One of the Southeast Asia’s finest beach getaways, Tioman Island is a paradise for tourists and holidaymakers with swaying coconut trees, immaculate beach, azure sea and soothing tropical breeze. The underwater world around the island is a vast marine treasure trove with vibrant coral gardens, a profusion of seashells and limpets, thorny sea urchins, seaweeds, starfishes and a myriad of colourful fish. Visitors can participate many activities such as scuba diving, snorkeling, boating, water skiing, windsurfing and deep sea diving. www.tioman.gov.my LANJUT AND ROMPIN The isolated beach areas in Lanjut and Rompin offers interesting activities such as nature walks, watching fireflies and witnessing turtle nesting. These beaches also play host to the annual international event, the Royal Pahang Billfish International Challenge. www.rpbic.com.my

TELUK CHEMPEDAK BEACH Teluk Chempedak is a famous beach retreat with calm water and beautiful casuarine-lined coastline. The beach offers a variety for watersports activities such as sailing, skiing, surfing and sunbathing.

CHERATING BEACH Cherating Beach is home to Asia’s first Club Med with a vast stretches of beautiful white sandy beaches and clear blue seas. Visit the Cherating Turtle Sanctuary located here or participate the watersports activities.

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SHOPPING

EAST COAST MALL is a modern family lifestyle mall with an established mix of domestic and international retailers, from fashion, entertainment, arts & culture to local delicacies and international gourmets. The mall also a one stop shopping and entertainment destination for the local patronage and tourists. www.eastcoastmall.com.my FIRST WORLD PLAZA The coolest and the highest shopping destination in Malaysia, First World Plaza offers more than 40 retails and 25 food and beverage outlets as well as numerous attractions for all ages. www.rwgenting.com

NATURAL BATIK VILLAGE offers batik coloring lessons, batik tie dye workshops and batik T-shirt workshops to visitors. Don’t miss the tour to the production area on the process of batik manufacturing. naturalbatik.com.my

SHOPPING Berjaya Megamall Kuantan Tel: 609-508 3936  Berjaya Megamall Kuantan

The Store Bentong Tel: 609-223 2860 www.tstore.com.my

The Store Mentakab Tel: 609-278 1600 www.tstore.com.my

Kuantan Parade Tel: 609-513 4388  Kuantan Parade Pacific Mentakab Tel: 609-278 5733 www.tstore.com.my

The Store Kuantan (Pasar Besar) Tel: 609-517 8080 www.tstore.com.my

The Store Termeloh Tel: 609-296 6100 www.tstore.com.my

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LOCAL CUISINE

NASI KEBULI is the special rice dish of Kuala Lipis which is rice cooked with coconut oil and mixed with chicken. Sometimes mutton is used instead of chicken as the meat ingredient for this traditional food.

PUDING RAJA or Rayal Puding is a simple dish of bananas with sauce or gravy made from milk and cornflour.

LAKSA PAHANG is a traditional rice noodles dish that used coconut milk as the main sauce ingredient.

IKAN PATIN MASAK TEMPOYAK & IKAN PATIN ASAM REBUS Ikan Patin Masak Tempoyak is a popular Pahang’s dish, the Silver Catfish cooked in durian paste or tempoyak which gives the special flavour and thicker gravy. The Ikan Patin Asam Rebus dish is slightly different as the soup is much waterier and gravy tastes a little sour and spicy.

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BERJAYA HILLS GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB (18-HOLE) Berjaya Hills Golf & Country Club (BHGCC) is nestled high up in the mountains, amidst the serenity of lush greenery and tranquil rainforest, a scenic and picturesque hill resort filled with fun and excitement for golfers and the whole family. Tel: 609-222 8882 www.berjayaclubs.com/bhills

MALAYSIA’S HIGHLAND GOLF EXPERIENCE

Mountain ranges line Malaysia’s geography and makes for some of the most breathtaking views for golf courses. This highland paradise still retains much of the charm of an English village and the most notable highland areas are Cameron Highlands and Genting Highlands. Although massive development in the last decade has changed the landscape of the highlands, it remains a popular destination for those who want to escape the hot weather of the lowlands. AWANA GENTING HIGHLANDS GOLF & COUNTRY RESORT (18-HOLE) With picturesque green mountain views and refreshingly cool climates, Awana Genting Highlands Golf & Country Resort is quite challenging for most high handicappers because the course is extremely tight with very narrow fairways lined by the jungle so very little room for error. Tel: 603- 211 3015 www.rwgenting.com

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CAMERON HIGHLANDS SULTAN AHMAD SHAH GOLF CLUB (18-HOLE) Tree-covered mountains surrounded the Cameron Highlands Golf Course, providing a spectacular backdrop to the pristine beauty of the course and probably the coolest and most pleasant golfing environment in Malaysia. This 18-hole, par-71 golf is quite challenging with tricky greens, undulating fairways, thick rough, meandering streams and fine sand bunkers. Tel: 605-491 1126

GOLFING Lanjut Beach & Golf Resort (18-hole) Tel: 609-415 8888 www.lanjut.my Mahkota Golf & Country Club (18-hole) Tel: 609-573 9595 www.mgcc.my Maran Hill Golf Club (18-hole) Tel: 609-477 9187  MARAN HILL GOLF Resort Pantai Lagenda Golf & Country Club (18-hole) Tel: 609-425 1658 Royal Pahang Golf Club (18-hole) Tel: 609-567 5811 www.royalpahanggc.com.my Royal Pekan Golf Club (18-hole) Tel: 609-422 4139  Royal Pekan Golf Club Selesa Golf Course (18-hole) Tel: 609-233 0039 www.selesa.com.my 210


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ACCOMMODATION BENTONG

CAMERON HIGHLANDS

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BENTONG

Caravan Serai Exclusive Private Villas EV World Hotel Bentong Hotel Seri Malaysia Genting Highlands Selesa Resort Seri Pengantin Resort Suria Hill Country House Suria Hot Spring Resort Bentong Tras Mutiara Hotel Bentong

6016-213 7387 609-222 9929 603-6100 2525 609-233 0039 603-4270 1700 603-7806 4752 609-221 0200 609-222 7788

BUKIT TINGGI

Colmar Tropicale – Berjaya Hills The Chateau Spa & Organic Wellness Resort

CAMERON HIGHLANDS

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Bird Nest Hotel Cameron Highlands Camellia Budget Inn Cameron Highlands Resort Century Pines Resort CH Travellers Inn Copthorne Hotel Cameron Highlands Country Lodge Resort Cameron Highland Heritage Hotel Cameron Highlands

bar & cocktail lounge

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business centre

ROMPIN

Hillview Inn Hotel Casa de la Rosa Hotel Chua Gin Hotel De-la-ferns Hotel Jasmine Hotel Remix Hotel Rosa Passadena Hotel Titiwangsa Cameron Highlands Iris House Hotel Cameron Highlands Iris House Resort Cameron Highlands Jim Thompson Cottage Kang Travellers Lodge Madani Hotel Cameron Highlands Natasya Resort Cameron Highlands Nova Highlands Resort and Residence Parkland Apartments Planters Country Hotel Rainbow Hotel Cameron Highlands Silverstar Hotel Snooze Hotel Snooze Too Hotel Star-Regency Hotel & Apartments Strawberry Park Resort The Lakehouse Cameron Highlands

coffee shop/ restaurant

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The Smokehouse Hotel

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CERUH

Laman Pesona Resort and Spa

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CHERATING

Club Med Cherating 609-581 9133 Holiday Villa Beach Resort & Spa Cherating 609-581 9500 Impiana Resort Cherating 609-581 9000 Residence Inn Cherating 609-581 9333 Suria Cherating Beach Resort 609-581 9898 Tanjung Inn 609-581 9081 The Legend Resort 609-581 9818

FRASER HILL

Shahzan Inn Fraser’s Hill The Pines Resort

609-362 2300 609-362 2122

GAMBANG

Arabian Bay Resort Bukit Gambang Resort City Caribbean Bay Resort Bukit Gambang Resort City

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GENTING HIGHLANDS

Awana Hotel First World Hotel Genting Grand Genting View Resort Ria Apartment Ria Cameron Hotel Your Hotel Genting Highlands

JANDA BAIK

Cherengin Hills Convention & Spa Resort

JERANTUT/TAMAN NEGARA

Holiday View Inn Taman Negara Jerantut Hill Resort Mutiara Taman Negara Wau Hotel

KUALA LIPIS

Hotel Bestari Prima Hotel Bestari Hotel Centrepoint Hotel Jelai Hillview

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Arenaa Batik Boutique Hotel Cathayana Hotel Kuantan Cherating Bayview Resort Citiview Hotel Crystal City Hotel D'Embassy Serviced Residence Suites De Rhu Beach Resort Eastern Pavilion Boutique Resort & Spa Cherating Exclusive LA Hotel Grand City Hotel Hotel Avenue Hotel City Times Hotel Grand Continental Kuantan Hotel Sentral Kuantan Hotel Seri Malaysia Kuantan Hyatt Regency Kuantan Resort Kosma Boutique Hotel Kosma Budget Hotel Kosma Business Hotel Le Village Beach Resort Kuantan M.S. Garden Hotel Kuantan Mandurah Hotel Mega View Hotel Kuantan New Golden Star Hotel Pavilion Hotel Kuantan Riverside Boutique Guesthouse Rocana Hotel Rooms By Rocana Samsuria Beach Residence Sanctuary Resort & Apartment Shahzan Inn Kuantan Sempurna Resort Sdn. Bhd. Signature Hotel Sri Manja Boutique Hotel Sun Inns Rest House Kuantan

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MENTAKAB

Bukit Bendera Resort EV World Hotel Mentakab Hotel Jelai, Mentakab I-Winton Hotel Sherwinton Hotel U Design Hotel Mentakab

PULAU TIOMAN

Bagus Place Retreat Bayu Tioman Chalet Impiana Inn Japamala Resort by Samadhi Paya Beach Spa & Dive Resort Selesa Tioman Apartment @ Tioman Horizon Condotel Simukut Hill View Resort Tioman Paya Resort Tunamaya Beach & Spa Resort

RAUB

Eight Acres Resort Grandview Hotel Hotel Jelai Raub Nice Stay Hotel

ROMPIN

Juara Mutiara Resort Penuba Inn Resort Rompin Beach Resorts Santai Bistro Restaurant and Chalet

TEMERLOH

Hotel Bestari Hotel Jelai Hotel Seri Malaysia Temerloh Kampong Stay Desa Murni U Design Hotel Temerloh

USEFUL CONTACTS AIRPORT

Sultan Ahmad Shah Airport

MEDICAL & HEALTHCARE

Kuantan Specialist Hospital Hospital Bentong Hospital Muadzam Shah Hospital Pekan Hospital Raub Hospital Sultan Hj Ahmad Shah Hospital Sultanah Hajjah Kalsom Hospital Tengku Ampuan Afzan Kuantan Medical Centre Pejabat Kesihatan Cameron Highlands

GENERAL ENQUIRIES

Immigration Department Malaysia Royal Customs Department Polis Contingent Headquarters Cameron Highlands Police Headquarters Kuantan Police Headquarters Pekan Police Headquarters Termeloh Police Headquarters

TOURISM ENQUIRIES

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GETTING HERE

Sultan Ahmad Shah Airport in Kuantan receives both international and domestic flights. Visitors can take a three and half hours’ drive from Kuala Lumpur to Kuantan via East Coast Highway. Keretapi Tanah Melayu or Malayan Railway provides rail services to Mentakab and Kuala Lipis from Kuala Lumpur and Kota Bharu in Kelantan.

GETTING AROUND

Buses and taxis are readily available around Kuantan. Taxis can be found at the city’s main hubs such as Kompleks Teruntum, Berjaya Megamall and Jalan Mahkota. To reach other towns in Pahang, outstation buses are available at Terminal Makmur. Tioman Island is accessible by boat and ferry from Tanjung Gemok in Pahang and Mersing in Johor, and by Berjaya Air’s daily direct flights from the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in Subang and also from Singapore.

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Kelantan showcase traditional Malay customs and art forms and its culture is unique from delicious cuisine to the distinctive Kelantanese Malay dialect spoken throughout state.

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HERITAGE & CULTURAL TRAIL MUSEUM OF TRADITIONS AND ROYAL CUSTOMS (Museum Jahar) Constructed in 1887, the museum showcase excellent Kelantanese craftsmanship through its intricate woodcarvings and elaborate roofs. Here, visitors able to learn all about royal births, weddings and other ceremonial occasions.

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BANK PITIS Bank Pitis, literally means "money bank", was developed throughout the reign of Sultan Muhammad III (1889-1890). It had been also utilized by Sultan Muhammad IV as being a financial institution. It is upcoming towards the entrance on the Istana Balai Besar, and across through the Kelantan Royal Museum. Bank Pitis

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SULTAN ISMAIL PETRA ARCH The Sultan Ismail Petra Arch which made of timber was built to commemorate the occasion when Kelantan was announced as a cultural state. STATE MUSEUM State Museum houses a collection of exhibits and documents on Kelantan’s musical instruments, traditional arts, crafts and artefacts of ceramic from early trading with China. ROYAL MUSEUM Built in 1939, Royal Museum was formerly the palace of the crown prince. Today, the museum exhibits the Kelantan royal family’s history, their personal collections and palace decorations. HANDICRAFT VILLAGE AND CRAFT MUSEUM The Craft Museum houses many fine example of Kelantanese craftsmanship. In this museum, visitors able to see the demonstrations of traditional embroidery, songket weaving, batik painting, silverwork and woodcarving are all carried out by skilled artisans. WORLD WAR II MEMORIAL MUSEUM (Bank Kerapu) Built in 1912, the War Museum used by Japanese troops during World War II as a secret police station for war coordination and it continued to function as a bank until 1992. Now, the museum is a repository for documents, pictures and military paraphernalia of the Japanese Occupation.

ISTANA BALAI BESAR Kota Bharu (literally translated as New Town) was named when a new palace, the Istana Balai Bear was built to replace the old Istana Kota Lama in 1840. The Istana Balai Bear then became Kelantan’s administrative centre and Kota Bharu become the state capital of Kelantan. CULTURAL CENTRE (Gelanggang Seni) The Cultural Centre showcases the Kelantan’s cultural heritage such as wayang kulit (shadow puppetry), wau (giant kite flying), silat (Malay martial arts), gasing (top spinning) and cultural dances. KELANTAN KITE MUSEUM (Muzium Wau Kelantan) Kelantan Kite Museum is a complete showcase of kite culture, providing information on the history and development of wau (giant kite), displaying various types of kites and educate visitors about the age-old traditions in Kelantan as well as traditional kites from around the world. KELANTAN STATE GALLERY Launched on 9 December 2013, the Kelantan State Gallery showcases some of the finest works of art from local artists in a variety of mediums with regular exhibitions held from time to time.

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BEACHES

MOONLIGHT BEACH (Pantai Cahaya Bulan) Located about 10km from Kota Bahru, Moonlight Beach is a popular spot for family outings and pinics. Its warm golden sands and crystal blue waters amidst tall and graceful palms encourages visitors to just lay on the sand and bask in the sun.

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BEACH OF MELODY (Pantai Irama) The most beautiful beach in Kelantan, Beach of Melody in Bachok got its name from the gently hushing sound from the sea breeze. It has a variety of water spots including parasailing and canoeing as well as restaurants and barbecue facilities.

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1. Stroll along the beach 2. A row of kites for sale at Pantai Cahaya Bulan 3. Enjoying the cool breeze or taking refreshments 4. Numerous shops selling souvenirs and gifts

BEACH OF SEVEN LAGOONS (Pantai Seri Tujuh) Located near Tumpat district, Beach of Seven Lagoons has the longest lagoons in Malaysia. The uniqueness of the beach is the well-known seven lagoons formed from the seasonal monsoon waves and the lagoons shifted through the years. The landscape of the beach changes year after year. KUALA PA'AMAT BEACH Kuala Pa'amat Beach is a site of great historical significance, where the Japanese troops first landed to invade British Malaya. A fierce battle ensued and many soldiers were killed. Today, this quiet and calm beach is a nostalgic destination for Japanese tourists and war veterans. There is a small Peace Monument with description of the battle here. TOK BALI BEACH Approximately 45 minutes drive from Kota Bahru, Tok Bali Beach is a relaxing getaway with warm waters and palm-lined beaches. The Tok Bali Jetty is one of the staging points to Perhentian Island in Terengganu.

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COME & EXPERIENCE OUR EAST COAST CHARM AND WARM HOSPITALITY LEAVE YOUR WORRIES BEHIND AND LET US TAKE CARE OF THE REST!

ACTIVITIES Herbs and Mini Zoo . Spa & Sauna . Bicycle Ride . Water Ball . Pedal Boat & Kayak . Littleriders & Roller Blades . Team Building Course . Beach Football & Volleyball FACILITIES & SERVICES Fitness Room . Games Room . Children Playroom .View Point Tower . Swimming Pool & Children Pool with Slide . Mini Mart . Business Center . Meeting Rooms & Ballroom . Arranged Transportation . Wi-Fi Internet Access . Praying Room / Surau

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GUA IKAN, GUA BATU SUSUN AND GUA KERIS These three caves can be accessed via long-tailed boats along Galas River. Gua Ikan or Fish Cave is derived from a solitary rock that looks like fish. Adventure lovers must take a chance to explore the cave and its surrounding. Gua Batu Susun and Gua Keris have smaller passageways and more intricate route. NENGGIRI RIVER AND CHA CAVE The Nenggiri River offers opportunities for Grade 1-2 whitewater rafting along a series of rapids while taking in the spectacular scenery and occasional wildlife. The largest rock shelter along the river valley, Cha Cave housing Neolithic remains dating 5,000 to 9,000 years back including well-made stone tools, pottery, shell necklaces and stone bracelets.

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PARKS

KUALA KOH NATIONAL PARK Sprawling over 1,013 sq km, the National Park in Kuala Koh makes up 24 percent of Taman Negara which is the largest national park in Malaysia that spread over three states of Pahang, Kelantan and Terengganu. Among the popular activities here are jungle trekking, bird watching and mountain climbing. MUST DO: • • • • • • • •

Watch over 200 species of birds Catch a glimpse of the shy wildlife from the bumbun or observation hides Explore the jungle trails Enjoy the breathtaking view from 300m-high canopy walkway Go kayaking or tubing Visit the Batek indigenous settlement to watch fire-making and blowpipe demostrations Camp out and commune with nature Tel: 609-912 2940 (Gua Musang Wildlife Department)

GUNUNG STONG STATE PARK Gunung Stong State Park features several prominent mountain peaks and one of the highest waterfalls in Malaysia, the seven-tiered Jelawang Waterfall. Listed as one of the top five ecological destinations in Malaysia, the park rich with flora and fauna as well as breathtaking 225-million year old limestone caves. MUST DO: • • •

Scale to the Jelawang Waterfall Explore the neighbouring Gunung Ayam View endemic plants such as didymocarpus calcareous, licuala stongensis (a fan palm) and holttumochloa pubescens (a rare bamboo) that only found on Gunung Stong Tel: 609-748 2140 (Kelantan Forestry Department)

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Muhammadi Mosque

SITTING BUDDHA TEMPLE (Wat Machimmaram) The Wat Machimmaram houses a large Seated Buddha (Sitting Buddha) that is 30m in height and 18m in width, reputedly the largest in Southeast Asia. During festive and auspicious days, the temple is a popular pilgrimage destination for Buddhist devotees.

MUHAMMADI MOSQUE One of the iconic landmark of Kelantan, Muhammadi Mosque is adorned with golden domes and magnificent arches, built originally of wood in 1867 and renovated several times since then. Today, state level religious functions and events are held here and it is also known as a centre for spreading Islamic teaching in Kelantan. RECLINING BUDDHA TEMPLE (Wat Photivihan) Wat Photivihan is a Thai Buddhist temple which houses a reclining statue of Buddha (Sleeping Buddha) which is believed to be the second longest in the world and the longest in Southeast Asia with measurement of 40m in length, 11m in height and 9m in width. Sleeping Buddha

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DRAGON BOAT TEMPLE (Wat Mai Suvankhiri) Spread over an area of four hectares, Wat Mai Suvankhiri is a breathtakingly beautiful complex which consists of two temples with Thai architectural design. The main temple houses a replica of a dragon that is about 45m in length, thus earning it its name Dragon Boat Temple.


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SWEE NYET KONG TEMPLE Swee Nyet Kong Temple contains a sacred painting of the Goddess of Mercy which estimated to be 500 to 700 years old that was brought from China by one of the early Chinese immigrants

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Mall KB MALL is a one-stop lifestyle mall where shopping, dining and entertainment go hand in hand. It is a popular mall for locals and tourist from Terengganu, Pahang and even Southern Thailand. www.mallofmalaysia.com.my Duty Free Zone Kelantan duty-free zones are located at the border of Thailand, among the most popular are Rantau Panjang (45km from Kota Bahru) and Pengkalan Kubor (21km from Kota Bahru). These places are renowned for the variety of Thai products, kitchen glassware and utensils, clothes and electrical appliances at attractive and reasonable prices. Market SITI KHADIJAH MARKET named after Prophet Muhammad’s entrepreneurial wife as the market uniquely run by mostly women and busy with the colours, scents and sounds of local community. Visitors can find everything from fresh produce to traditional crafts and cakes. WAKAF CHE YEH NIGHT MARKET functions as a wet and wholesale market during the day where it turns into night market and comes alive at night with an assortment of local products ranging from fabrics and clothes to food and local fruits. Bazaar BAMBOO FORT BAZAAR locally known as Buluh Kubu Bazaar is a three storey complex with a collection of local products such as batik, gold and silver songket, sarongs, fine silverware, imported Thai goods and souvenirs.

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LOCAL CUISINE Kuih Jala Mas - popular food among Kelantanese

KELANTAN KUIH-MUIH Kuih Akok: An egg-based mini cake with a sponge-like appearance

curry and extra ingredients such as fried shaved coconut, hard boiled eggs and vegetables pickles.

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AYAM PERCIK is barbecued marinated chicken with spicy coconut gravy and eaten with white rice in major family dishes and is served during feasts. NASI KERABU is a Malay rice dish, in which blue coloured rice is eaten with dried fish or fried chicken, salted eggs, crackers, pickles and other salads.

Kuih Tahi Itik: A delicious kuih made from egg whites and coconut milk Kuih Jala Mas: A traditional Malay kuih made of egg yolk for its golden bright colour Tepung Pelita: Made of riceflour, coconut milk and sugar to be placed into a square banana leaf cup.

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NASI DAGANG is a dish consisting of mix of white rice and brown glutinous rice steamed in coconut milk, fish

KEROPOK are Kelantanese crackers and can be made from fish, prawns or squid, then steamed or boiled and thinly sliced and dried for storage or further cooking.

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ACCOMMODATION BACHOCK

Sri Melawi Chalet Sudara Beach Resort Villa Danialla Beach Resort

GUA MUSANG

Fully Inn Hotel My Home Hotel Gua Musang

KOTA BHARU

Al Quds Hotel C Chantique Villa Crown Garden Hotel Crystal Lodge Hotel D'Geting Beach Resort Dynasty Inn Emaslink Pacific Hotel Flora Place Hotel G Home Hotel Grand Riverview Hotel

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Habib Hotel Hanis Villa Hotel Holiday Villa Kota Bharu Hosaga Biz Hotel Hotel Bintang Indah Hotel Kenangan Kota Bharu Hotel Perdana Kota Bharu Kays Exclusive Motel Khalifa Suite Hotel & Apartment Leo Mutiara Hotel Menara One Hotel MyPlace Hotel New Pacific Hotel Nurul Eki Heritage Hotel One Station Hotel Pantai Cinta Berahi Resort Renaissance Kota Bharu Hotel Ridel Boutique Hotel Ridel Hotel

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PASIR PUTEH

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MEDICAL & HEALTHCARE

An-Nisa’ medical Centre Hospital Jeli Hospital Kuala Krai Hospital Machang Hospital Pasir Mas Hospital Raja Perempuan Zainab II Hospital Tanah Merah Hospital Tengku Anis Hospital Tumpat Kota Bharu Medical Centre Perdana Specialist Hospital

GENERAL ENQUIRIES

Immigration Department Malaysia Polis Contingent Headquarters Bachok Police Headquarters Gua Musang Police Headquaters Kota Bharu Police Headquarters Pasir Puteh Police Headquarters Tumpat Police Headquarters

TOURISM ENQUIRIES

Tourist Information Centre Tourism Malaysia Kelantan South Kelantan Development Authority (KESEDAR)

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GETTING HERE

There are daily flights to Kota Bharu from Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Johor Bahru. Express trains stop at all major rail stations in Kelantan like Dabong, Gua Musang, Kuala Krai, Tanah Merah, Tumpat and Wakaf Baru. There are also scheduled air-conditioned express buses from Kuala Lumpur linking to major towns in Kelantan.

GETTING AROUND

Buses and taxis ply the roads between Kota Bharu and the outlying districts. The local bus station is situated near the Handicraft Village which connects to various places within Kota Bharu, while the buses from the Kota Bharu City Bus Terminal and Lembah Sireh Bus Terminal connect Kota Bahru to the rest of Kelantan. The local train is another interesting way to get around in Kelantan and it connects Tumpat in the north to Gua Musang in the south.

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RECREATION & ADVENTURE Scuba diving is an experience like no other. Imagine yourself totally weightless, free to move in any direction you wish. They say it is a closest to being in space you can get, without actually going there! Snorkeling trips oer a great way to meet with the wonderful ďŹ sh life that lies just beneath the surface.

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NATURE & PARADISE It's time to head to the beach. The wind blows through your hair. The warm sun bathes your skin. Soft golden sand caresses your feet. The waves sing to a perfect rhythm and the coconut trees gently sway against the breeze. If you love the sun and the sea, the beach is the right destination for you. Perhentian Island Resort is an ideal beach resort for a leisurely family vacation in Malaysia. Surrounded by lush greenery, facing white sandy beaches and a warm blue sea, Perhentian Island, or Pulau Perhentian as the locals call it, is well known as a marine paradise and forms a part of the National Marine Park of Malaysia. At Perhentian Island Resort we offer activities such as diving, snorkelling and kayaking which are not only fun and educational but a great way to spend time together. The beautiful coral reefs and the variety of sea life is a handson discovery experience for kids and adults especially for those interested in fish corals, sea creatures, and adventure. For younger children and teens, we suggest light activities such as building sand castle, beach soccer, volley ball or even jungle trekking. Enjoy having picnics overlooking the beautiful sea. The sea all around Perhentian Island is a deep blue colour which invokes a sense of peace and tranquillity.

Bask in the pleasures of your next island getaway at Perhentian Island Resort ACCOMMODATION At Perhentlan Island Resort, beach vacation accommodation is provided in the form of chalets. Our chalets are of the same size. The only difference is its location and view Semi Suite, Deluxe and Superior. Perhentian Island Resort is a private hotel with 106 well appointed guestrooms facing the South China Sea. It is located on 9.947 hectare of natural rainforest with breathtaking sea view for guests who want to relax and enjoy a beach vacation and a wonderful retreat to nature. All rooms are either overlooking the serene blue sea, the undulating greens lush tropical forest or swimming pool.

RESTAURANT & CAFE Pinang Seribu Restaurant With magnificent view of the Teluk Pauh beach, the airy and cozy Pinang Seribu Restaurant is open from 7am to 11pm everyday, serving variety of Malaysian and Western fare. FUN & RELAXING In the surrounding areas of Perhentian Island Resort, you will find many things to see and do. Take a jungle trek up the hills under a canopy of large trees, and you might see wild magpies, giant fruit bats and the black monkeys. Perhentian Island lies along the flight path of this migratory bird. You might also see the harmless monitor lizard or even a mousedeer or two. Family vacations and holidays are a great way to spend more time with each other whilst having a really enjoyable time. It is a way to get everyone closer and bond stronger by spending quality time together. Nothing creates bonds and deepens relationships like an outdoor adventure together. At our beach resort, you will enjoy a fun and relaxing family vacation.

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PERHENTIAN ISLAND Perhentian Island is made up of two main islands, namely Perhentian Besar Island and Perhentian Kecil Island which surrounded by white sandy beaches, clear blue waters, shady palm trees, lush green forests and magnificent diving spots. Perhentian, means stopover in Malay, is where visitors can just stop over, relax and have fun!!!

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REDANG ISLAND Redang Island is the largest of the nine protected islands that make up the Pulau Redang Marine Park and it hold two historic World War II shipwrecks, namely the HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Repulse. The island offers clean white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, numerous dive sites, marvelous corals and marine life that make it as a haven for scuba diving, snorkeling and swimming. Besides, Redang Island is one of the country’s most important conservation sites for endangered turtle species such as Hawksbill and Green.


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GEMIA ISLAND Located approximately 800m off Kapas Island, Gemia Island has white sandy beaches, crystal clear water, beautiful corals and fascinating marine life. Prepare to meet sea eagles, reef herons, tern as well as the precious giant leatherback turtle come here to nest their eggs. Enjoy your holiday at this quiet and private island. TENGGOL ISLAND Being the best diving site in Malaysia, Tenggol Island is accessible by boat via the Kuala Dungun Jetty. Its well-sheltered bay is home to mature coral gardens with hard and soft corals and teeming with spectacular marine life making it a paradise for snorkels and divers.

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DUYUNG ISLAND Duyung Island is an island famous for its traditional boat building industry where local craftsmen still make trawlers in the traditional way from memory and experience without use of blueprints or nails. The island is also well known for its dried and salted fish as well as its crackers factory.

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LANG TENGAH ISLAND Located between Perhentian Island and Redang Island, Lang Tengah Island is a wonderful place for visitors to enjoy quiet and peaceful break. The island features some of the best snorkeling and diving spots in Malaysia.

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KAPAS ISLAND A perfect place for a relaxing vacation, Kapas Island (Cotton Island) got its name from its white powdery beaches which looked like cotton. Its diverse mix of marine life include fish, turtles and corals, drawing diving enthusiasts from around the world.

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ISLAMIC CIVILISATION PARK (Taman Tamadun Islam) Located on Wan Man Island, the 22 hectare Islamic Civilisation Park is an interactive theme park which consists of scaled-down replicas of Islamic monuments from around the world, the iconic Crystal Mosque, 3D cinema and a range of fun rides. Crystal Mosque is the first and only mosque that built from steel and glass hence the crystallike image. tti.com.my

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Terengganu State Museum

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TENGKU TENGAH ZAHARAH MOSQUE Also known as floating mosque, Tengku Tengah Zaharah Mosque was built on a platform in the middle of a lake with architecture of Moorish and modern style. The illusion effect of the mosque is even more prominent during sunset or at night when its reflection is clearly seen on the water. BUKIT PUTERI (Princess Hill) At 208 metres, Bukit Puteri offers a panoramic view of Terengganu River and mountains as it is the highest point in Kuala Terengganu. It is the site of a former Visitors will find historical artefacts such as a large brass bell, cannons, graveyard, flagpoles and lighthouse on the hill.

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TERENGGANU STATE MUSEUM COMPLEX The largest museum in Malaysia, Terengganu State Museum Complex consists of a main museum, a maritime museum, a fisheries museum, four traditional buildings and a botanical garden. The galleries in the museums boast a rich collection of historical relics, textiles, Islamic crafts and arts. The original Batu Bersurat is prominently displayed at the main entrance of the museum. museum.terengganu.gov.my

MAZIAH PALACE Located at the foot of Bukit Puteri, Maziah Palace was built in 1897 to replace Istana Hijau that was burnt down during World War II, with architecture of modern and traditional Malay style. Today, the palace is the official venue for royal celebrations, weddings and official state functions. CHINATOWN (Kampung Cina) Established by Chinese community in the late 19th century, Chinatown has been declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site to ensure the preservation of its precolonial heritage and buildings. Today, the old buildings are now sundry shops, local coffee shops, souvenir shops, restaurants as well as a variety of other stores.

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CHEMERONG WATERFALL The highest waterfall in Malaysia, Chemerong Waterfall is a spectacular sight with four cascading rapids and the highest waterfall which thunders magnificently down a 305m slope. Just 15km away is the 1300 years old Chengal tree which is the oldest and largest tree in Malaysia. KENYIR LAKE The largest man-made lake in Asia, Kenyir Lake is home to numerous species of freshwater fish and exotic wildlife with about 340 islands and surrounded by 14 waterfalls, many rapids and rivers. The lake is rated as one of the best tourist attractions for nature lovers, fishing enthusiasts and phtographers. www.kenyirlake.com LA HOT SPRINGS Surrounded by a recreational forest and clear streams, La Hot Spring is a famous recreation spot with sulphur-rich water which are beneficial for skin problems. The water temperature ranges from 45 to 49 degree Celsius. RANTAU ABANG Rantau Abang is famous for being one of only six hatching sites in the world where giant leatherback turtles come ashore to lay their eggs from the month of May to September every year. Visitors have to wait quietly from midnight to dawn to watch the turtles perform their annual ritual. SETIU WETLANDS Setiu Wetlands feature nine interconnected ecosystems such sea, beach, mudflat, lagoon, estuary, river, island, coastal forest and mangrove forest. It is also a famous nesting ground for green turtle and painted terrapin.

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LASIR WATERFALL Lasir Waterfall is the largest shower in Kenyir Lake and becomes one of the famous waterfalls among tourist. This spectacular waterfall is majestic with about 500 feet high and it drops gracefully into the level of bounder ponds of water. It creates a natural five level of pond, which is the best place to enjoy cold refreshing bathtub among your family and friends. This area is proposed to be a nondeveloping area of large structure or heavy physical development so it becomes as one of a jungle activity.

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SHOPPING

THE HANDICRAFT CENTRE offers visitors a wide variety of Malaysian handicraft and an insight to witness the skills of local artisans in songket weaving, batik painting and basket weaving. NOOR ARFA CRAFT COMPLEX is a pioneering and leading producer of hand-painted batik in Malaysia which known for its meticulous designs and quality fabrics. The complex houses a manufacturing facility, demonstration area, factory outlet and one of the nation’s largest batik showroom. www.noor-arfa.com.my Market PASAR BESAR KEDAI PAYANG is a popular Kuala Terengganu’s central market, that offers fresh local produce and a variety of traditional snacks, textiles, handicraft, trinkets and more. Bazaar WATERFRONT HERITAGE BAZAAR boasts an interesting selection of shops selling all kids of local delicacies and handicrafts such as silverware, batik, songket, brassware as well as women pandanus mats and baskets.

1. Pasar Besar Kedai Payang - main entrance to the market 2. Batik 3. Tepak Sireh - heritage silverware collection

SHOPPING Noor Arfa Craft Complex

Lot 4153, Kawasan Perindustrian Chendering, 21080 Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia. Tel: 609-617 9700 Fax: 609-617 9701

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LOCAL CUISINE

Nasi Kerabu - local signature dish

KETUPAT SOTONG is squid stuffed with glutinous rice bathed in a sea of cooked and thick coconut milk. The stuffing is soaked in coconut milk before it is put in the squids.

LAKSAM is made from wheat and rice flours, steamed and served with gravy made of mackerel fish and coconut milk, chili, bean sprouts, long beans and cucumber leaf.

KEROPOK LEKOR Terengganu’s most famous snack, Keropok Lekor is cracker made from a mixture fish and sago flour. It can be eaten either when it is steamed or deep fried with homemade chili sauce. The long chewy ones are called keropok lekor while the thin crispy are called keping.

KUIH NEKBAT is a light dessert made of rice flour and eggs, prepared in a mold over a light fire. When it turns yellow and puffy it is to be eaten with syrup flavoured by pandan leaf.

NASI DAGANG is a mixture of rice and glutinous rich with coconut milk added once it is cooked. The rice is eaten with tuna curry and light vegetable pickles. NASI KERABU is a dish of rice tinted bright blue and eaten with ulam, fried salted fish, fish crackers and other garnishing.

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ACCOMMODATION BESUT

Bukit Keluang Beach Resort Hotel Primula Pointray Besut Taman Azimos Chalet Tanjung Demong Beach Resort

DUNGUN

Dahimah's Guest House Rumbia Resort Villa Tanjong Jara Resort UiTM Hotel Dungun

KUALA BERANG

Anggerik Impian Hotel Lake Kenyir Resort Warisan Pahlawan Resort

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Scout Inn Resort 609-662 3100 TH Hotel & Convention Centre Terengganu 609-668 6666

MARANG

Angulia Beach House Hotel Seri Malaysia Marang

PULAU KAPAS

Kapas Island Resort

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PULAU GEMIA

Gem Island Resort & Spa 609-681 5387 609-666 8888 6019-981 8179

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Anjung Pantai Seberang 6013-910 3900 Dara Inn Penginapan 609-666 8482 DJ Citi Point Hotel 609-630 9909 Duyong Marina & Resort 609-627 7888 Felda Residence Kuala Terengganu 609-632 1111 Grand Puteri Hotel 609-621 5555 Hotel Grand Continental Kuala Terengganu 609-625 1888 Hotel Seri Malaysia Kuala Terengganu 609-623 6454 Hotel Tanjong Vista 609-631 9988 Hotel Y T Midtown 609-622 3088 J Suites Hotel 609-626 2888 K.T. Travellers Inn 609-622 3666 Kuala Terengganu Golf Resort 609-666 6836 Ming Paragon Hotel & Spa 609-623 9966 Ming Star Hotel 609-622 8666 Permai Hotel Kuala Terengganu 609-622 2122 Redang Island Resort 609-630 8787

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PULAU LANG TENGAH

D'Coconut Lagoon Summer Bay Lang Island Resort lang Sari Resort

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Shari-La Island Resort Senja Bay Resort Tuna Bay Island Resort

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PULAU REDANG

Coral Redang Island Resort Laguna Redang Island Resort Redang Bay Resort Redang Beach Resort Redang Lagoon Redang Pelangi Resort Redang Reef Resort The Taaras Beach & Spa Resort

PULAU TENGGOL

Tenggol Coral Beach Resort Tenggol Island Beach Resort

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USEFUL CONTACTS AIRPORT

Sultan Mahmud Airport

MEDICAL & HEALTHCARE Hospital Besut Hospital Dungun Hospital Hulu Terengganu Hospital Kemaman Hospital Setiu Hospital Sultanah Nur Zahirah

GENERAL ENQUIRIES

Immigration Department Malaysia Royal Customs Department Polis Contingent Headquarters Besut Police Headquarters Dunggun Police Headquarters Hulu Terengganu Police Headquarters Kemaman Police Headquarters Kuala Terengganu Police Headquarters Marang Police Headquarters Setiu Police Headquarters

TOURISM ENQUIRIES

Tourist Information Centre Kemaman Tourist Information Centre Kuala Besut Tourist Information Centre KualaTerengganu Ministry of Tourism and Culture Tourism Terengganu

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GETTING HERE

Terengganu is accessible via an interconnected network of expressways and roads from all major towns and cities in Penisular Malaysia. The state is also easily accessible by air from Kuala Lumpur to Sultan Mahmud Airport (approximately 18km from Kuala Terengganu). Berjaya Air has daily direct flight from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in Subang to Redang Island.

GETTING AROUND

Heritage City shuttle buses ply a fixed route past the city’s top attractions from the starting point at Taman Syahbandar, where visitors can choose from the two routes available. Brightly decorated trishaws are another attraction in Kuala Terengganu.


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Blessed with beautiful landscapes, pristine nature, ancient rainforest and scenic diving spots, Sabah has invaluable natural treasures which include endangered animals and tropical plants. It is also home to 32 ethnic communities with different cultures, traditions and cuisine.

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ECO - TOURISM TUNKU ABDUL RAHMAN PARK Made up of 5 islands, namely islands of Gaya, Manukan, Mamutik, Sapi and Sulug, Tunku Abdul Rahman Park is a popular destination for sun-seekers, snorkelers, divers and underwater photographers. Every island has its own charm and the waters are home to an abundance of aquatic life and colourful corals.

KINABALU PARK & MOUNT KINABALU The first UNESCO World Heritage Park in Malaysia, Kinabalu Park is home to more than 5,000 species of flora and fauna including orchids, ferns, palms, Rhododendrons, Nepenthes as well as Rafflesia (the world’s largest flower). Mount Kinabalu is the main attraction in the park which is one of the highest mountains in South East Asia standing at 4,095m. Visitors who wish to climb Mount Kinabalu are advised to make reservations 6 months in advance to avoid disappointment. www.mountkinabalu.com MOUNT TRUSMADI The second highest mountain in Sabah, Mount Trusmadi standing at height of 2,642m offers a great challenge for mountain climbing enthusiasts. The climb starts at Tambunan and usually takes 3 days 2 nights.

MOUNTAIN TORQ VIA FERRATA The Via Ferrata at Mount Kinabalu has the distinction of being the highest in the world. As South East Asia’s first mountaineering training centre, Mountain Torq also offers activities such as sports and rock climbing, rappelling and mountaineering skills courses. mountaintorq.com MALIAU BASIN (SABAH’S LOST WORLD) Maliau Basin is known for its diverse eco-system, made up of 12 forest types, comprised mainly of lower montane forest dominated by majestic Agathis trees, rare montane forest and lowland and hill dipterocarp forest. The seven-tier Maliau Falls is another breathtaking sight here besides it is a trekker’s paradise. Prior permission must be obtained from Yayasan Sabah. www.maliaubasin.my RAINFOREST DISCOVERY CENTRE Rainforest Discovery Centre is a centre for environmental education to create public awareness and appreciation of the importance of conservation and sustainable use of forest resources. Walk along the 374m canopy walk to view unique flora and fauna. www.forest.sabah.gov.my/rdc

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CROCKER RANGE NATIONAL PARK The largest terrestrial park in Sabah, Crocker Range National Park acts as an important water catchment area with the headwater of five major rivers in the west coast of the state. The park also home to endangered species of animals such as orang utans, sun bears and clouded leopard.


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TABIN WILDLIFE RESERVE Tabin Wildlife Reserve is a tropical haven for wildlife where it is home to the three largest mammals of Sabah, namely Borneo Pygmy Elephant, Sumatran Rhinoceros and Tembadau, nine species of primate as well as three species of cats all of which are on the protected wildlife list. One of the highlights of Tabin being the active and mineral-rich mud volcanoes, attracting frequent visits by wildlife for their mineral intake and present an ideal platform for wildlife observation, night safari, bird-watching and rainforest education. www.tabinwildlife.com.my DANUM VALLEY CONSERVATION AREA Danum Valley Conservation Area is a sanctuary for endangered animals including Sumatran rhinoceros, Asian elephant, clouded leopard, proboscis monkey and orang utan as well as some 270 species of birds for the purposes of conservation, research, education and training. The thriving paradise boasts spectacular waterfalls, meandering rivers and a canopy walkway to view the abundant birdlife. www.danumvalley.info SEPILOK ORANG UTAN SANCTUARY Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary is dedicated to the rehabilitation and conservation of orang utans, The centre offers visitors the opportunity of catching a glimpse of the orang utans being fed by rangers (10am and 3pm) up close in their natural habitat.

TURTLE ISLAND PARK Located within the Sulu Sea, Turtle Island Park is made up of three islands, Selingan, Bakungan Kecil and Gulisan, which are haven for the endangered green and hawksbill turtles. The turtles make nightly landings on these islands to lay their eggs. Observe the collection of eggs, tagging of mother turtles and realizing of baby turtles into the sea. www.sabahparks.org.my

KINABATANGAN WILDLIFE SANCTUARY Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary is located at the lower reaches of the Kinabatangan River which is the longest river in Sabah with the length of 560km. Exotic wildlife such as orang utan, proboscis monkeys, Asian elephants and Sumatran rhinos roam free in the jungle. Trips must be pre-arranged with tour agencies. BORNEAN SUN BEAR CONSERVATION CENTRE Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre is home to the world’s smallest bear, Sun Bear and the only sun bear conservation centre in the world. The centre aims to promote sun bear conservation in Borneo through animal welfare, conservation, rehabilitation, education and research. Let’s join them and volunteer in Borneo with the sun bears! www.bsbcc.org.my

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UPSIDE DOWN HOUSE The first-of-its kind in Malaysia, Upside Down House is a traditional Sabah kampong house fully equipped with kitchen, living room, bedrooms, toilet, veranda and garden flipped upside down. Visitors can have the bizarre feeling of walking on the ceiling while the furniture stands above your head! www.upsidedownhouse.com.my MENARA TUN MUSTAPHA (Sabah Foundation Building) Located at Likas Bay, Menara Tun Mustapha is a 30 storey circular tower of steel and glass where every floor is supported by a central core with steel brackets. This impressive building has an auditorium, two mini theatres, an exhibition foyer, a gymnasium, a kindergarten and a research library.

ATKINSON CLOCK TOWER The Atkinson Clock Tower with quaint structure and made up of wood is the oldest landmark in Sabah. The tower was built in 1905 in memorial of the first District officer of Kota Kinabalu, Francis George Atkinson.

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STATE MOSQUE With its majestic dome and stunning gold inlay motifs, the State Mosque combines traditional Islamic architecture and contemporary design is one of the major landmarks in Kota Kinabalu. The mosque can accommodate up to 5,000 worshippers at one time.


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SABAH STATE MUSEUM & HERITAGE VILLAGE Built in 1985, Sabah State Museum consists of main museum, the Science and Education Centre, a Heritage Village, Sabah Art Gallery and Museum of Islamic Civillization. The Heritage Village offers visitors to experience different types of traditional houses of the various indigenous group of Sabah. Cultural activities are held here from time to time. www.museum.sabah.gov.my

SANDAKAN MEMORIAL PARK Sandakan Memorial Park serve as a memorial to the thousands of Australian and British who lost their lives in the hands of the Japanese during World War II. The park is well maintained and beautifully landscaped which make it idea for solitary soul -searching strolls. It is a must see destination for history enthusiasts. MONSOPIAD CULTURAL VILLAGE The Monsopiad Cultural Village showcases the lives of the famous Kadazan warrior tribe called the “Monsopiad”. The attractions of the village are “House of Skulls” which displays 42 human skulls, Moyang River Hanging Bridge, Monsopiad Museum, Paddy Fields, Traditional Kadazan Rice Barn, souvenir shop and a jungle trail to Ceremonial Hall. www.monsopiad.com MARI-MARI CULTURAL VILLAGE Mari Mari Cultural Village operates as a museum that preserves Borneo ethnic culture. It aims to share the knowledge, history, culture and tradition of Borneo by features 5 different ethnic tribes in one village. They are the rice farmer KadazanDusun, the longhouse resident Rungus, the hunters and fisherman Lundayeh, the cowboy and sea gypsey Bajau, and the famously feared headhunting tribe Murut. www.marimariculturalvillage.com

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MANTANANI ISLAND Lying off the beaten track, Mantanani is a group of three isolated islands such as Mantanani Besar, Mantanani Kecil and Lungisan. The waters around the islands have a visibility of 40m, offering a splendid view of blue spotted ray, pink-eyed gobbles, blue ringed octopus, bumphead parrotfish and sometimes dolphins. www.mantananiisland.com

PORING HOT SPRING Located 40km from Kinabalu Park, Poring Hot Spring is a popular destination among locals and visitors. Come here to de-stress and soak away the sores and arches of your muscles in the spring’s hot sulphuric minerals, which is believed to have healing properties.

MABUL ISLAND One of the best macro and muck-diving sites in the world, Mabul Island is fringed by sandy beaches and perched on the corner of a huge sprawling reef. Divers must not miss Eel Garden and Ray Point.

THE TIP OF BORNEO-TANJUNG SIMPANG MENGAYAU Located at the Kudat Peninsula, this distinctive headland marks the northernmost tip of Borneo, third largest island in the world. Simpang Mengayau means “lingering junction” as it is here that the South China Sea lingers and meets the Sulu Seas flowing from the east. The Pulau Kalampunian lighthouse is a reminder of treacherous coastline and past shipwrecks. Enjoy the stunning view and beauty of sunset here. TANJUNG ARU BEACH Tanjung Aru Beach derived its name from the abundance casuarinas (or ‘aru’ in the local language) trees that grace the shoreline. With scenic views and relaxing atmosphere, it is the prefect beach for locals and visitors to soak in the sun and watch the glorious sunset. SIPADAN ISLAND One of the world’s top ten dive locations in the world, Sipadan Island is the only oceanic island in Malaysia and rising 600m from the seabed. Encounter with turtles, resident school of jacks, bumphead parrotfish and barracudas are almost assured when diving around the tiny coral island. www.sipadan.com

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MATAKING ISLAND Mataking Islands is a perfect getaway from beautiful dive sites to a spa, an observation tower and jungle trails. An Underwater Post Office that housed in an old cargo ship that was sunk to create an artificial reef is the unique attraction here. Divers can post their mail here in a waterproof postal bag and the mail is collected twice a week. www.mataking.com KAPALAI ISLAND Kapalai Island is known more as a floating paradise, which is a large sandbank where a resort has been built on stilts that comprising 40 chalets. View the colourful marine life as you stroll along the boardwalk that connects the various sections of the resort. sipadan-kapalai.com


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White Water Rafting PADAS RIVER (Tenom) Padas River is situated in the interior of southwestern part of Kota Kinabalu that is only accessible by train. The adrenaline rush excursion covers a distance of 9km of this rather muddy 200 km river that holds 7 exciting and tough rapids, namely Merry-Go-Round Rapid, Break Point Rapid, Scooby Doo Rapid, Cobra Rapid, Curve Rapid, Lambada Rapid and Head Hunter Rapid. Come and feel the motion as what the name means. KIULU RIVER (Tamparuli) The Kiulu River white water rafting is idea for beginner or those looking for a relaxed rafting experience. The excursion features a maximum rafting distance of 15km when the water level is high and 7km at normal level. www.riverbug.asia/sabah

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A brief stop for local shopping

Mall CENTRE POINT SABAH is a one-stop shopping, dining, office, car park and amusement complex. There are four hotels, which is Hotel Promenade, Le Meridien, Imperial Hotel and Waterfront Hotel, in walking distance from Centre Point Sabah. Come here to shop, eat and stay!!! www.centrepointsabah.com

Centre & Market KINABALU (KK) HANDICRAFT CENTRE, located along Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens, has a bewildering array of crafts and pretty souvenirs such as pareos, sarongs, the famous Sabah pearls, traditional musical instruments, bags and fabrics.

KOMPLEKS KARAMUNSING is twelve stories high, consist of five floors of retails shops, a food court, multiple restaurant, health clinic, dentist, supermarket, indoor and outdoor exhibition space and two blocks of office space.

GAYA STREET is one of the city’s most lively and colourful Sunday market which gives visitors to experience a slice of Sabah’s lifestyle with hundreds of stalls that sprout along the roadside. Visitors can find everything from batik sarongs, antiques, arts, handicrafts and souvenirs to footwear, toys and food.

FILIPINO MARKET, situated on Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens, offers a diverse range of products from traditional foods to medicine and toiletries and most of the stalls are run by Filipino immigrants.

SHOPPING 1Borneo Hypermall Tel: 6088-44 8089  1Borneo Hypermall

Wisma Merdeka Tel: 6088-23 2761 www.wismamerdeka.com

Milimewa Kota Marudu Tel: 6088-66 1968 www.tstore.com.my

Milimewa Ranau Tel: 6088-87 9501 www.tstore.com.my

Centre Point Sabah Tel: 6088-24 6900 www.centrepointsabah.com

Milimewa Lahad Datu Tel: 6089-88 6652 www.tstore.com.my

Milimewa Kudat Tel: 6088-62 1743 www.tstore.com.my

Milimewa Sandakan Tel: 6089-23 5021 www.tstore.com.my

Imago Shopping Mall Tel: 6088-27 5888 www.imago.my

Milimewa Inanam Tel: 6088-43 8150 www.tstore.com.my

Milimewa Kunak Tel: 6089-85 2711 www.tstore.com.my

Milimewa Semporna Tel: 6089-78 4288 www.tstore.com.my

Kompleks Karamunsing Tel: 6088-23 8011  Kompleks Karamunsing

Milimewa Keningau-1 Tel: 6087-33 1400 www.tstore.com.my

Milimewa Lido Tel: 6088-23 2920 www.tstore.com.my

Milimewa Tawau 1 Tel: 6089-75 3986 www.tstore.com.my

Oceanus Waterfront Mall Tel: 6088-27 4333 www.oceanusmall.com.my

Milimewa Keningau-2 Tel: 6087-33 2500 www.tstore.com.my

Milimewa Luyang Tel: 6088-24 6733 www.tstore.com.my

Milimewa Tawau 2 Tel: 6089 -76 1207 www.tstore.com.my

Suria Sabah Tel: 6088-48 7087 www.suriasabah.com.my

Milimewa Kota Kinabalu Tel: 6088-23 1521 www.tstore.com.my

Milimewa Penampang Tel: 6088-72 8127 www.tstore.com.my

Milimewa Tuaran Tel: 6088-79 2549 www.tstore.com.my

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FOOD

MEE TUARAN is handmade egg noodles stir-fried with vegetables and garnished with eggs and slices of roast chicken or pork.

BEAUFORT MEE is Chinesestyle fried noodles originated from Beaufort, a town nearly 100 KM from Kota Kinabalu (KK).

HINAVA One of the unique traditional dish by Kadazandusun tribes in Sabah, Hinava is a raw fish salad that made of fresh raw mackerel fish, filleted and mixed with sliced chili, ginger, diced red onions, grated bambamgan seed, salt and a few squirts of Lime Juice.

AMBUYAT is a thick porridge made by mixing the sago starch powder into boiling water and eaten with a bamboo fork called a chandas, by rolling the starch around the prongs and then dipping it into a sauce or which there are many varieties. BAMBANGAN is a kind of wild mango that comes with a distinct sharp smell. It has a thick brown skin and is used raw to make pickles using salt and slices of chilli. Don’t miss it if you are a fan of Mangoes.

PINASAKAN is a traditional Kadazandusun dish of braised basung fish mixed with takob akob, a tangy wild fruit harvested for its skin, turmeric, salt and slices of Bambangan. It goes well with white rice or Ambuyat and a dash of sambal. TUHAU is a traditional appetizer made from wild ginger by mince it, then mix and stir it with salt, lime juice, chili and scallion. It is sour and spicy with tangy flavour.

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SABAH – GOLFER’S PARADISE

Sabah is naturally endowed with endless beaches and bays, ancient rainforests and amazing plants and animals as well as the sacred Mount Kinabalu- and all this natural beauty is blended into the landscape of the golf courses, makes golfing here a once-in-alifetime experience not to be missed. Golfers can choose to play in the city, by the sea, high above the sea level or closer to earth at the fringe of lush vegetation.

GOLFING Borneo Golf & Country Club (18-hole) Tel: 6087-86 1888 www.borneogolfresort.com

Ranau Recreation Club (9-hole) Tel: 6088-87 5305 rrgcblog.blogspot.com

Dalit Bay Golf & Country Club (18-hole) Tel: 6088-79 1333 www.dalitbaygolf.com.my

Sabah Golf & Country Club (18-hole) Tel: 6088-24 7533 sgccsabah.com

Keningau Golf & Country Club (18-hole) Tel: 6087-33 1113

Sandakan Golf & Country Club (18-hole) Tel: 6089-66 0557 sandakangcc.com

Kinabalu Golf Club (11-hole) Tel: 6088-25 1615 www.borneo-online.com.my/kgc Kudat Golf and Marina Resort (18-hole) Tel: 6088-61 1211 www.kudatgolfmarinaresort.com Mount Kinabalu Golf Club (18-hole) Tel: 6088-88 9445 www.mountkinabaluclimb.my Nexus Golf Resort Karambunai (18-hole) Tel: 6088-41 1215 www.nexusresort.com

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Shan Shui Golf & Country Resort (18-hole) Tel: 6089-91 6888 www.shanshuigolf.com Sutera Harbour Golf Club (27-hole) Tel: 6088-31 8888 www.suteraharbour.com Tawau Golf Club (9-hole) Tel: 6089-76 5555


SABAH

ACCOMMODATION

KENINGAU

Hotel Juta Sdn Bhd (345583-W)

Locked Bag No.1, 89000 Keningau, Sabah, Malaysia.

Tel: 6087-33 7888 Fax: 6087-33 2888 Email: hjuta@hotmail.com www.hoteljuta.com

KENINGAU

Hotel Juta Perkasa Hotel Keningau

KOTA KINABALU

Asiana Hotel

bar & cocktail lounge

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Avangio Hotel Kota Kinabalu Best Western Kinabalu Daya Hotel Borneo Beach Villas Borneo Paradise Beach Hotel Borneo Rainforest Lodge Borneo Vista Suites Hotel Bunga Raya Island Resort Celyn City Hotel Celyn Hotel City Mall Century Hotel Inanam Century Hotel Kota Kinabalu C'haya Hotel Cititel Express Kota Kinabalu Courtyard Hotel De Galleria Hotel Ease Hotel Eminent Hotel Gaya Centre Hotel Gaya Island Resort Gayana Eco Resort Grand Borneo Hotel Habiba Suites Hotel And Apartment Horizon Hotel Hotel Capital Kota Kinabalu Hotel Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu Hotel Eden54 Hotel Garden Kota Kinabalu Hotel Grandis and Resorts Hotel No 5 Hotel Sixty3 coffee shop/ restaurant

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Hyatt Regency Kinabalu Hotel Imperial Boutec Hotel Kasih Sayang Health Resort KK Marina Court Resort KK Times Square Hotel KK Waterfront Hotel Langkah Syabas Beach Resort Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu Likas Square Business Suites Lintas View Hotel Lucky 11 Hotel Manja Hotel Manukan Island Resort Mari Mari Sepanggar Lodge Megah D'Aru Hotel Ming Garden Hotel & Residences Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai Oceania Hotel Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu Promenade Service Apartments Putatan Platinum Hotel Raintree Beach & Golf Resort Sabah Oriental Hotel Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa Sky Hotel Kota Kinabalu Soluxe Hotel Kota Kinabalu Sri Iskandar Hotel Sutera Harbour Resort - The Magellan Sutera

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Tang Dynasty Hotel TH Hotel Kota Kinabalu The Crown Borneo Hotel The Jesselton Hotel The Klagan Hotel The Pacific Sutera The Palace Hotel Tune Hotel - 1Borneo, Kota Kinabalu Zara's Boutique Hotel @ Harbour City

KUNDASANG

Dream World Resort

LAHAD DATU

De Leon Hotel My Inn Hotel - Lahad Datu Silam Dynasty Hotel

PAPAR

Beringgis Beach Resort & Spa Sunborneo Island Resort

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RANAU

Mount Kinabalu Heritage Resort & Spa The Cottage Hotel

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2 Inn 1 Boutique Hotel & Spa BEST WESTERN Sandakan Hotel & Residence Borneo Cove Hotel Central Hotel Sandakan Four Points By Sheraton Sandakan Hotel Hsiang Garden Nak Hotel Sabah Hotel Sanbay Hotel Sandakan Hotel The Mark's Lodge Hotel The Pavilion Hotel Tyng Garden Hotel Sandakan

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SEMPORNA

Dragon Inn Floating Resort Han Palace Hotel Semporna Seafest Hotel Seaventures Dive Rig Sipadan Inn 2 Semporna Sipadan Inn Semporna

TAWAU

Belmont Marco Polo Hotel Emas Hotel Heritage Hotel Tawau My Inn Hotel Prince Hotel Promenade Hotel Tawau Reef Dive Resort Shervinton Executive Boutique Hotel

TENOM

Perkasa Hotel Tenom

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USEFUL CONTACTS AIRPORT

Kota Kinabalu International Airport Lahad Datu Airport Sandakan Airport Tawau Airport

MEDICAL & HEALTHCARE

Hospital Queen Elizabeth Hospital Duchess Of Kent Hospital Tawau Hospital Tuaran Kota Kinabalu Specialist Hospital Rafflesia Medical Centre SMC HealthCare Sdn Bhd

GENERAL ENQUIRIES

Immigration Department Malaysia Polis Contingent Headquarters Kota Kinabalu Police Headquarters Lahad Datu Police Headquarters Sandakan Headquarters Tawau Police Headquarters

TOURISM ENQUIRIES

Tourist Information Centre (Terminal 1) Tourist Information Centre (Terminal 2) Sabah Tourism Board Sandakan Tourist Information Centre

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GETTING HERE

Sabah is well connected domestically and internationally. Sabah’s main airport is the Kota Kinabalu International Airport and the second airport called the Low Cost Carrier Terminal or Terminal Two.

GETTING AROUND

A good network of rural air service connects Kota Kinabalu to the gateway towns of Sandakan, Tawau and Lahad Datu. The smaller towns of Kudat and Semporna are equipped with airstrips. The local train service that connects Tanjung Aru to Beaufort and Tenom is a refreshing alternative to enjoy the scenery. Gunung Kinabalu

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Sarawak is home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site, numerous protected national parks, the world’s largest cave chambers, the world’s largest flower as well as primates such as the orang utan and proboscis monkey.

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LAND OF THE HORNBILLS

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BAKO NATIONAL PARK The oldest National Park in Sarawak, Bako National Park is home to proboscis monkeys, long-tailed macaques, silver leaf monkeys, monitor lizards, plaintail squirrels, wild boars, otters, mouse deer, mangrove creatures and over 150 species of birds. The park offers visitors an excellent introduction to the rainforest and coastline of Borneo with its rainforest, abundant wildlife, jungle streams, waterfalls, interesting floras, bizarre rock formations and extensive network of trekking trails.

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National Park

LAMBIR HILLS NATIONAL PARK Lambir Hills National Park is a paradise for all plants and nature enthusiasts with its rainforest and waterfalls. There is a canopy at the top of the trees here which makes it a strongpoint for the leisurely observation over 237 species of birds.

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GUNUNG GADING NATIONAL PARK Gunung Gading National Park is home to the world’s biggest flower - the Rafflesia, is a type of parasite where its diameter can reach up to a length of 1 metre. The park is one of the best places in Asia to view the Rafflesia’s spectacular blooms but visitors should enquire beforehand with the National Park officials to avoid disappointment as the Rafflesia has a brief flowering period. Trek through the mountains to view beautiful cascading waterfalls and rare floras. KUBAH NATIONAL PARK One of the world’s oldest tropical rainforest, Kubah National Park is known for its amazing collection of nearly a hundred species of palms. Matang Range is home to some exotic and rarely seen wildlife and a main attraction of the park. Visitors can experience the traditions and cultures of the ethnic groups at Rumah Juqad, a longhouse situated along Sungai Rayu. TANJUNG DATU NATIONAL PARK Mountain sweep down to sea at Tanjung Datu. Tanjung Datu National Park is the smallest national park in Sarawak which offers visitors a perfect holiday destination with its beautiful sights, pristine beaches and seclusion. TALANG SATANG NATIONAL PARK Sarawak’s first marine national park, Talang Satang National Park is made up of four islands, namely Pulau Talang Bear, Pulau Talang Kecil, Pulau Satang Besar and Pulau Satang Kecil. These islands are known as “Turtle Islands” because they comprise 95% of the state’s turtle landings. However, only Pulau Talang Besar is open to visitors.

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MULU NATIONAL PARK Mulu National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that comprises the world’s largest natural chamber (the Sarawak Chamber), the world’s largest cave passage (Deer Cave) and the longest cave in Southeast Asia (Clearwater Cave). Other fascinating sights and activities include a bat observatory, a rainforest canopy skywalk, adventure caving trips to some of Mulu’s less accessible caves, the challenging Mulu Summit climb, the spectacular Pinnacles trail and the historic Headhunter’s Trail through remote rainforest scenery. www.mulupark.com

NIAH NATIONAL PARK One of the most important archeological sites in the world, Niah National Park consists of site of numerous artefacts and ancient tombs. Highlights include the Great Cave which contains excavation sites and the Painted Caves which feature ancient drawings of the journey to afterlife.

SIMILAJAU NATIONAL PARK Similajau National Park has a combination of golden sandy beaches and crystal clear waters with evergreen forest. It is home to 24 species of mammals including wild boards and macaques and an ideal place for bird watchers with over 185 species of birds. Turtles and dolphins making special appearances here too!!! Nature Reserve

SEMENGGOH WILDLIFE CENTRE Established in 1975, the Semenggoh Wildlife Centre is the biggest orang utan rehabilitation centre that rehabilitate orang utans that were injured, orphaned or kept illegally before they are reintroduced to the surrounding jungle. The best visit times for a visit are during the feeding seasons ( 9am and 3pm) when orang utans return for a meal.

LOAGAN BUNUT NATIONAL PARK Situated around Sarawak’s largest natural lake, Loagan Bunut National Park is an ideal spot for bird watching and it is where you can meet the Berawan tribes with their unique fishing skills. This park is the site of an unusual aquatic ecosystem where the lake fills or dries up into a shallow muddy pool depending on the time of the year.

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Longhouses IBAN LONGHOUSE TOURS Take a longboat to the traditional longhouse settlements to experience the culture and lifestyle of Iban Tribe, one of the largest and well-known ethnic groups in Sarawak. Enjoy the activities such as blowpipe demonstrations, basket weaving, cooking in freshly cut bamboo tubes and native dances that prepared by them. ANNAH RAIS LONGHOUSE Annah Rais Longhouse offers visitors a chance to experience the traditional lifestyle of the local folk. Join their activities such as playing musical instruments, learn how to prepare local delicacies, watch cultural performances or go trekking to enjoy the outdoors.

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CAT MUSEUM Situated in the Kuching City North City Hall Building, the world’s first Cat Museum houses a range of information associated with the furry feline from factual information to history, legends and trivia. Spread over four galleries, the museum showcases more than 4000 exhibits, artefacts and cat statues from all over the world. SARAWAK MUSEUM Sarawak Museum has a European architecture with an imposing Queen Anne style and the building has more than 100 years history. The museum has two parts, the Old Building and anther gallery at Tun Abdul Razak which showcase archaeology, basketry, ceramics, decorative arts, Islamic arts, metal work, rituals and textiles. www.museum.sarawak.gov.my 1 2

ISLAMIC HERITAGE MUSEUM Islamic Heritage Museum provides a wealth information on the history and development of Islam in Sarawak as well as the Malay Archipelago. There are seven galleries showcase Islamic Architecture, decorative arts, costumes, literature and science. www.museum.sarawak.gov.my PETROLEUM MUSEUM Located at Bukit Tenaga, Petroleum Museum situated just next to the first oil well in Sarawak, Grand Old Lady. The museum enable visitors to interact with the advanced devices with its interactive-oriented concept. www.museum.sarawak.gov.my

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KUCHING WATERFRONT Stretching about 1km in length, Kuching Waterfront is a best place to begin your discovery of the city. The waterfront is popular for its historic buildings and surrounded by sightseeing spots such as the Old Courthouse, Sarawak Tourism Complex, Astana, Square Tower and Chinese History Museum. Modern additions to the Waterfront include a restored Chinese pavilion, colourful musical fountains and a number of modern sculptures.


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SARAWAK CULTURAL VILLAGE Hailed as the “living museum”, this award winning Sarawak Cultural Village showcasing the cultural diversity of the ethnic group such as Melanau, Bidayuh, Iban and Orang Ulu. Don’t miss the elaborate cultural performance held twice daily. It is also the venue for the annual World Harvest Festival and the Rainforest World Music Festival. www.scv.com.my

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SHOPPING

Malls BOULEVARD SHOPPING MALL is a one-stop lifestyle mall for everyone from shopping, dining and entertainment to nature. It offers customers an array of retails outlets, services and family entertainment with more than 200 tenants. www.boulevardmall.my

Bazaar MAIN BAZAAR is the oldest street in Kuching which offers rows of shops filled with souvenir items and collectibles that will enchant shoppers. Among the most popular items on the shopping list include Pua Kumbu Textile, Bamboo Mats, pottery and Sarawak pepper.

Image Credit - Boulevard Shopping Mall, Kuching

CITYONE MEGAMALL is the largest commercial development in Sarawak with 400 retail outlets and an exhibition centre. It is conceptualized as one-stop lifestyle mall in providing shoppers a venue to meet, socialize, shop, and entertain be it among friends, business acquaintances or families. www.cityone.com.my

Main Bazaar

Miri Heritage Centre

Image Credit - The Spring

THE SPRING is Kuching's most popular lifestyle shopping centre which offers over 120 retail outlets, anchored by a Parkson department store and a well-stocked supermarket carrying a wide range of imported foodstuffs and beverages. www.thespring.com.my TUN JUGAH is a lively and vibrant hub of retails activities which located in the heart of Kuching Golden triangle. The mall consists of 3 levels of pure shopping indulgence that boast amazing shopping experience for shoppers. www.tunjugah.com

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FOOD

LOCAL CUISINE Manok Pansoh

Sarawak Laksa

UMAI is a spicy salad of raw marinated fish, limes and shallots which is the traditional dish of the Melanau people.

Umai

KOLO MEE is egg noodles served with minced beef, pork or chicken or thinly-sliced char chiew is Kuching’s other signature noodle dish.

Kolo Mee

MANOK PANSOH is a chicken dish cooked in bamboo which is a great Iban delicacy. LOCAL VEGETABLES There are two types of local vegetables or known as crispy jungle fern are served widely, namely midin and paku. SARAWAK LAKSA is a spicy and sour noodle dish mixed with beansprouts, shredded chicken and prawns in coconut gravy. A thick spicy Sambal paste is usually served on the side.

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SARAWAK LAYER CAKE has unique patterns of interlaced of tasty layers and variety of flavours. It is in multiple layer and must have at least two colours. Pay a visit to two Malay Village, namely Kampung Boyan and Kampung Gersik that famous for their Sarawak Layer Cake by local boat.


SARAWAK

ACCOMMODATION

BINTULU

MIRI

BINTULU

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KUCHING

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Place2Stay @ Kenyalang Place2Stay @ RH Plaza Hotel Place2Stay @ Riverside Place2Stay Business Hotel @ Waterfront Pullman Hotels & Resorts Kuching Regal Court Hotel Riverside Majestic Hotel Telang Usan Hotel The LimeTree Hotel The Ranee Boutique Suites The Regency Rajah Court Hotel The Secret Sanctuary Tribeca Suites Tune Hotel Waterfront Kuching Zotel

LAWAS

Hotel Seri Malaysia Lawas

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LIMBANG

Purnama Hotel Limbang

6085-21 6700

MIRI

91 Street Boutique Inn Ajang Hotel

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Borneo Tropical Rainforest Resort Dynasty Hotel Miri Eastwood Valley Golf & Country Club Grand Palace Hotel Grand SH Hotel Imperial Hotel Miri Imperial Palace Hotel Jinhold Service Apartment Miri Kingsley Hotel MCity Inn

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Mega Hotel Miri Merdeka Suites Hotel Meritz Hotel Miri Marriott Resort & Spa Mulu Marriott Resort & Spa Pacific Orient Hotel Palace Inn Miri Paragon Lutong Hotel Parkcity Everly Hotel Miri Somerset Hotel Miri

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SIBU

Kingwood Hotel (Sibu) Sdn Bhd Premier Hotel Sibu RH Hotel Tanahmas Hotel The Paramount Hotel Sibu

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USEFUL CONTACTS AIRPORT

Kuching International Airport Bintulu Airport Limbang Airport Miri Airport Mulu Airport Sibu Airport

MEDICAL & HEALTHCARE

Columbia Asia Hospital Miri Hospital Bintulu Hospital Miri Hospital Rajah Charles Brooke Memorial Hospital Sentosa Hospital Sibu Hospital Umum Kuching Kuching Specialist Hospital Normah Medical Specialist Centre

GENERAL ENQUIRIES

Immigration Department Malaysia Royal Customs Department Polis Contingent Headquarters Bintulu Police Headquarters Kota Samarahan Police Headquarters Kuching Police Headquarters Miri Police Headquarters Padawan Police Headquarters Sibu Police Headquarters

TOURISM ENQUIRIES

Tourist Information Centre Sarawak Tourism Board Kuching Visitors’ Information Centre Miri Visitors’ Information Centre Sibu Visitors’ Information Centre Sarawak Tourism Federation National Park and wildlife Booking Office (Kuching) National Park and wildlife Booking Office (Miri)

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GETTING HERE

Sarawak has direct air links with several other countries. In addition, there are regular ferry services connect Sarawak to Labuan and Brunei Darussalam.

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Sarawak is fairly convenient with a good network of roads and rural air services. There are a number of smaller airports and airstrips in Sarawak, situated in Miri, Bintulu and Sibu.


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Labuan comprises one main island and six smaller islands with attractive dive sites, water villages, historical attractions and duty-free shopping.

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IN LABUAN

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Labuan's Landmark

LABUAN’S LANDMARK

LABUAN BIRD PARK Labuan Bird Park is home to more than 580 species of Borneo birds that can be found in Borneo’s diverse habitats from mangroves along the coast to forest in the mountains. The park has a unique structure which is made up of three large dome-shaped cages connected via four tunnels allowing the birds to roam free in their natural surroundings.

LABUAN SQUARE Situated at the centre of Labuan town, Labuan Square is a popular venue for some of the Labuan's major events and performances. Its central focus is an open-air raised stage with flags of Labuan and thirteen other Malaysian states flutter in a row atop tall flagpoles which is beautifully landscaped with a variety of shrubs, fountains and waterfalls. LABUAN INTERNATIONAL SEA SPORTS COMPLEX Located at the waterfront area along Jalan Tanjung Purun, Labuan International Sea Sports Complex is a world-class water sports center with modern infrastructure and facilities which expected to host more international sea sports events and championships. The complex also aims to develop more attractive places of interests to attract more visitors and investors.

Bird Park

Relax and enjoy your stay in Patau-Patau Water Village Botanical Garden

MALAYSIA’S ONLY WATER VILLAGE HOMESTAY

KAMPUNG PATAU-PATAU 2 HOMESTAY Established in the 1930’s, Kampung Air Patau-Patau 2 was rebuilt by the resilient villagers from scratch once the World War II was over. The water village’s architecture and concept dates back to their ancestors in Brunei and the colourful wooden houses connected by sturdy boardwalks are busy with the villagers’ daily activities. Would you like to have a complete unique experience such as living in a traditional stilted wooden house and being surrounded by water everywhere? Join the homestay program available here.

LABUAN BOTANICAL GARDEN The Botanical Garden is a beautiful recreational park with old trees and nice landscaping was once the home of Labuan Island’s Government House before it was destroyed in the war. Built in 1852, the park has two graveyards which are believed to be the oldest on the island.

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THE CHIMNEY The 106 feet high red brick stack, known to locals as The Chimney, believed to be linked to the Labuan’s coal mining era (1847-1912). The Chimney was made from more than 23,000 pieces of red bricks imported from England and the bricks layering and works are typical of British style. However, recent findings revealed that there were no traces of smokes or burning to suggest its use as a chimney as popularly believed.

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Marine Museum

Labuan Museum

The Chimney

LABUAN MARINE MUSEUM Built on the concept of a ship, the Labuan Marine Museum is set up to preserve the precious marine heritage of Labuan. The museum aims to provide information and knowledge of the island's rich marine life such as sharks, rays, butterfly fish, angel fish, damsels, wrasses, moray eels, poisonous fishes, shrimps and lobsters with two floors of exhibits. LABUAN MUSEUM Set up in a two-story pre-war colonial building, the Labuan Museum is a one-stop centre with information on anything and everything related to Labuan and Malaysia from the prehistorical era till today.

War Memorial

Peace Park

Surrender Point

LABUAN WORLD WAR II MEMORIAL Located at Jalan Tanjung Batu, Labuan World War II Memorial is the final resting place for 3,908 war heroes from Australia, Britain, India, New Zealand as well as Malaysia which was officiated by the Australian government in June 1953. On the nearest Sunday to 11th of November every year, a service to mark Remembrance Day is held here and is attended by locals and foreign visitors. This World War Memories was constructed and is maintained by Commonwealth War Graves Commission. PEACE PARK & SURRENDER POINT The Peace Park is dominated by the memorial mound which is surrounded by landscaped gardens and pavilions, serves as a memorial and renunciation of the horrors of World War II. The Surrender Point was built to commemorate the 1945 Japanese surrender to the Australian forces, which marked the end of World War II in Borneo. The Japanese decided to build the Peace Park next to the Surrender Point to show that they are genuinely sorry for the trouble their

TEMPLE TRAIL PLACES OF WORSHIP

Mosque: An-Nur Jamek Mosque (1988)  Masjid Jamek An-Nur

Sikh Temple: Gurdwara Sahib Labuan (1969)  Gurdwara Sahib Labuan

Buddhist Temple: The Chinese ‘Eight Deities’ Temple

forefathers have caused. It is also a memento of friendship between Malaysia and Japan, and a promise of peace and harmony for all mankind that such war-like cruelty will not happen again in the future.

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BACK TO NATURE

Labuan Beach

BEACHES

UNITED NATION BEACH The 9km beach stretch from Batu Manikar Beach to Sungai Miri Beach, also known as United Nation Beach (UN’08 beach) won the 2nd COBSEA Clean Beach Award 2008 for its clean and beautiful surrounding which is the constant efforts of local authority. The beach fringed with casuarinas and coconut trees and it is a great place to view sunset. PANCUR HITAM BEACH One of the most developed beaches in Labuan, Pancur Hitam Beach is home

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to Labuan’s biggest and most luxurious private house – the “House of Millions of Peace”. There is a small natural path on the right hand side of the house that will lead you to the second highest peak in Labuan, Pohon Batu Hill (Bukit Pohon Batu). On the south of the beach, there is a recreational area known as the "Sudut Cabaran" (Challenging Site) which offers an ideal site for various recreational activities or team building. LAYANG-LAYANGAN BEACH Located on the north eastern side of Labuan, Layang-Layangan Beach is famous for its sandy white beaches and scenic views which invites you to lie down and soak up the sun with the sound of waves lapping at water's edge. Every weekend, some of the popular leisure activities are horse riding, cycling and picnic as cycling paths and picnic tables are shaded by leafy trees. There are many food stalls with live musical bands performing can be found here too.

ISLANDS & MARINE PARK

PAPAN ISLAND Papan Island has beautiful landscape with an old colonial lighthouse which was used in 1895. Today, the island is under the jurisdiction of Labuan Corporation (Perbadanan Labuan) and has become a favourite weekend getaway and campsite for the locals and tourists who desires serenity and natures. It is equipped with facilities such as chalets, campsites, sports grounds, a surau, a BBQ area, volleyball and sepak takraw courts.


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LABUAN MARINE PARK Situated 2km off the southern part of Labuan, Labuan Marine Park covers 10 square km of pristine water and three islands, namely Pulau Kuraman, Pulau Rusukan Kecil and Pulau Rusukan Besar. The park is surrounded by colourful coral reefs and marine life making it a diving and snorkelling haven for visitors.

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SENSATIONAL DIVE SITES World War II and post war shipwrecks make Labuan an attractive site for wall and wreck diving with four popular wreck sites, namely the American Wreck, Australian Wreck, Cement Wreck and Blue Water Wreck.

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The Blue Water Wreck • Sank in 1981 • Fishing trawler • No lives lost • Deepest point: 35m • Shallowest point: 24m

The Cement Wreck • Sank in 1981 • Cargo ship transporting cement • No lives lost • Deepest point: 33m • Shallowest point: 10m

The American Wreck • Sank in 1945 • US Navy mine sweeper • 9 lives lost when it sank • Deepest point: 28m • Shallowest point: 23m

The Australian Wreck • Sank in 1943 • Cargo & Passenger steamer • More than 200 lives lost when it sank • Deepest point: 38m • Shallowest point: 24m

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SHOPPING

Malls FINANCIAL PARK (UJANA KEWANGAN) SHOPPING COMPLEX Boasting a beautiful modern architecture, the Financial Park (Ujana Kewangan) Shopping Complex is the most popular place to find duty-free goods at bargin price. Tel: 6087-41 9477 Street Markets LABUAN WEEKEND TAMU Held on Saturday and Sundays at Labuan Walk, Labuan Weekend Tamu is the place for visitors to hunt for local delicacies and other local products. LABUAN FARMER’S MARK Held on Saturday and Sundays at Jalan OKK Awang Besar, Labuan Farmer’s Market selling all kinds of agriculture products.

GOLFING Golf & Country Club LABUAN INTERNATIONAL GOLF CLUB Opened in 2013, Labuan International Golf Club is a brand new golf club belongs to Labuan Corporation and managed by Saujana Scape & Greens Sdn Bhd. Set amidst of 200 acres of prime seafront land with interesting design and 60% of the flora and fauna remain untouched, the 18-hole Par 72 golf course is fast becoming the venue choice amongst Borneo’s golfing fraternity and its promises to provide various challenges from low to high handicapper. Tel: 6087-46 8468 | ligc.com.my  Labuan International Golf Club LABUAN GOLF CLUB Tel: 6087-41 2810

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LABUAN INTERNATIONAL GOLF CLUB (LIGC) “We guarantee Golfers will be fascinated with the challenges provided by the golf course” comments Abdul Razak Abd Samad, Club General Manager.

The simple yet functional clubhouse provides all the basic necessities for one to rejuvenate after a round of golf. The Club also boasts a first class practice facilities with 16-bay driving range, practice greens and a bunker.

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rue to its vision, “Tee-Off With Mother Nature”, the brand new Labuan International Golf Club (LIGC) is set amidst over 200 acres of lush landscapes and natural surrounds in Federal Territory Labuan.

Managed by Saujana Scape & Greens (SSGSB) for Labuan Corporation and with the future planning of other property developments within the golf club vicinity (hotels and residential area), it will be expected to complement the fast growing Oil & Gas Industry and the Off-shore Financing which Labuan is currently famous for.

Any golfers who visits will be guaranteed to appreciate both the challenge and the mesmerising scenery. The par 72 golf course was designed and built by Saujana Scape & Greens Sdn Bhd in collaboration with renowned Australian designer, Parslow & Winter Golf Course Design. Proudly owned by Labuan Corporation, LIGC is the only 18-hole golf course in Labuan. The Club has commenced its operations since August 2013, the Club is fast becoming the golfing destination of choice amongst the golfing fraternities of Borneo. CONTACT INFORMATION Tel: 6087-46 8468 Fax: 6087-46 8467 . Email: reservations@ligc.com.my . Website: www.ligc.com.my . FB/labuaninternationalGC Labuan International Golf Club Jalan Sungai Pagar 87000 Wilayah Persekutuan Labuan Owned by Labuan Corporation . Managed by Saujana Scape & Greens Sdn Bhd (SSGSB)

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FOOD

LOCAL CUISINE

ANJUNG KETAM is famous for its butter milk crab. There are also others sinfully delicious seafood dishes such as salted egg squid, butter prawns, mussels and steamed fish. Advance reservations are highly recommended! Tel: 6087-42 4366

JELURUT is made of rice flour, sugar and coconut milk that wrapped in lined nipah leaves. It is sometimes flavoured with durian or yam.

PUNJUNG is a cone shaped desserts with green jelly like fillings made from rice flour that wrapped in banana leaves. It is a traditional dessert for the Bruneian Malay people and Kedayan in Labuan.

ACCOMMODATION Avida Hotel Beta Service Apartment Billion Waterfront Resort Dorsett Grand Labuan Expo Hotel Fratini’s Inn Global Hotel

6087-41 6868 6087-45 3333 6087-41 8111 6087-42 2000 6087-42 6688 6087-42 4545 6087-42 5201

H & H Hotel Hotel Aifa Hotel Ambassador 2 Hotel Pulau Labuan 1 Hotel Pulau Labuan 2 Hotel Skyglobal Lazenda Hotel

6087-42 0200 6087-42 4888 6087-58 1244 6087-41 6288 6087-42 2388 6087-43 1218 6087-58 0800

Mariner Hotel Labuan Mi Casa Hotel Labuan Palm Beach Resort & Spa Pulau Labuan Inn Sara Hotel Tiara Labuan Hotel Victoria Hotel

USEFUL CONTACTS AIRPORT

Labuan Airport

MEDICAL & HEALTHCARE Labuan Hospital

GENERAL ENQUIRIES

Immigration Department Malaysia Royal Customs Department Polis Department

6087-41 5015 6087-59 6888

GETTING HERE

Labuan is well-linked by air and served by Malaysia Airlines, MASWings as well as Air Asia. The Labuan International Ferry Terminal receives ferries from Sabah, Sarawak and Brunei Darussalam.

6087-41 2298 6087-59 2100 6087-41 2222

TOURISM ENQUIRIES

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Labuan Corporation

Wisma Perbadanan Labuan, Jln Merdeka, Peti Surat 81245, 87022 Federal Territory of Labuan, 6087-40 8740 Malaysia. Fax 6087-42 6582 Email explore@labuantourism.my ( See Advertisement Inside Back Cover )

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6087-42 2622 6087-42 3445

GETTING AROUND

Labuan city centre can be easily explored by foot as it is one of the most pedestrian-friendly cities in Malaysia. Labuan has an excellent road network which links the main town to other parts around the island. Water taxis are the best way to get around the water villages.

6087-41 8822 6087-41 6323 6087-41 8700 6087-41 6833 6087-41 5555 6087-41 4300 6087-41 2411


EVENTS HIGHTLIGHT

2016

Throughout 2016 MUD Story of Kuala Lumpur Panggung Bandaraya Theatre, Merdeka Square, KL Tel: 603-2602 3335 mudkl.com

Image Credit - Skyrides Festivals Park, Putrajaya

Skyride Festival Park Tasik Putrajaya (Putrajaya Lake) Tel: 603-8885 0317 Image Credit - MUDKualaLumpur

JAN

FEB

11-16 14th Royal Langkawi

9-10

Jan 2016

Feb 2016

Penang Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2016

International Regatta Royal Langkawi Yacht Club, Langkawi Tel: 604-966 4078 www.langkawiregatta.com

Image Credit - Tioman Boardriders

Padang Polo, Penang Tel: 604-264 3456  Penang Hot Air Balloon Fiesta

29-31 Tioman International

Jan 2016

Classic Surfing

Kampung Juara, Pulau Tioman, Pahang Tel: 609-419 1045  Tioman Boardriders Image Credit - Royal Langkawi International Regatta

Image Credit - Penang Hot Air Balloon Fiesta

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EVENTS HIGHTLIGHT

2016 23-28 World Kite Festival Pasir

11-13 8th Putrajaya International

Bukit Layang-Layang, Pasir Gudang, Johor Tel: 607-254 7777

Millennium Monumen, Putrajaya Tel: 603-9044 0002 myballoonfiesta.com

Feb 2016

Gudang 2016

Mar 2016

Hot Air Balloon Fiesta

29 1 Pesta Air Labuan Apr -

May 2016

Labuan International Sea Sport Complex Tel: 603-8000 8000

29 1 7th Malaysia International Apr -

May 2016

Shoes Festival 2016

Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC), Kuala Lumpur Tel: 603-6188 8166 malaysiashoefestival.com

Image Credit - 21st Pasir Gudang World Kite Festival 2016 Image Credit - My Balloon Fiesta

26 Mah Meri Ancestors’ Day Feb 2016

Kampung Sungai Bumbun, Carey Island Tel: 603-5511 1122

APR 1-30 Ironman 70.3 Putrajaya Apr 2016

Putrajaya Tel: 603-2034 2090 ap.ironman.com

MAY 13 - 14 Borneo Jazz Festival

May 2016

ParkCity Everly Hotel, Miri, Sarawak Tel: 6082-42 3600 jazzborneo.com

MAR 24 6 National Craft Day 2016 Feb -

Mar 2016

Craft Complex Kuala Lumpur Tel: 603-2162 7459 www.kraftangan.gov.my

12 Raptor Watch Week 2016 Mar 2016

Tanjung Tuan Forest Reserve, Melaka Tel: 603-2287 9422 mnsraptorwatch.wordpress.com

15-17 Nasi Ambeng Carnival Apr 2016

Homestay Banghuris, Sepang Selangor Tel: 603-5510 2664

22-24 Regatta Lepa

Image Credit - Jazz Borneo

Apr 2016

Semporna, Sabah Tel: 6089-78 1518 www.sabahtourism.com

Image Credit - Sabah Tourism

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27 4 Royal FLORIA Putrajaya 2016 May -

Jun 2016

Anjung FLORIA, Precinct 4, Putrajaya Tel: 603-8893 1967 www.floriaputrajaya.com.my

Image Credit - Floria Putrajaya


30-31 Tadau Ka'amatan

May 2016

- Harvest Festival

Penampang, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Tel: 6088-71 3696

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Jun 2016

Sunset Music Festival Tip of Borneo, Tanjung Simpang Mengayau, Kudat, Sabah Tel: 6088-23 2121 www.sabahtourism.com

29-31 Fraser’s Hill International Jun 2016

Bird Race

Fraser’s Hill, Raub, Pahang Tel: 609-517 1623 www.pkbf.gov.my

JUL 22-23 Kota Kinabalu (KK) Jazz Festival Jul 2016

Image Credit - Sabah Tourism

30 4 Kelantan International May -

Jun 2016

Wau Festival 2016

Pantai Genting Tumpat, Kelantan Tel: 609-748 5534 www.kelantan.gov.my

6 5 Jun -

Sutera Harbour Marina Golf & Country Club, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah kkjazzfest.com

Jul 2016

Festival Ramadan Putrajaya 2016 Dataran Putrajaya, Kiblat Walk, Masjid Tuanku Zainal Abidin, Putrajaya Tel: 603-8887 7000 www.ppj.gov.my

11-26 Iftar@KL

Jun 2016

Jalan Raja or Merdeka Square, Kuala Lumpur Tel: 603-2614 8200

16 16 National Day Exhibition 2016 Jul -

Sep 2016

National Museum Tel: 603-2267 1000

JUN 2 Hari Gawai Open House Jun 2016

Celebration

Sibu, Sarawak Tel: 603-8000 8000

Image Credit - Jabatan Kebudayaan dan Kesenian Negara (JKKN)

27 31 1Malaysia Mega Sale Shopping Jun -

Carnival

Tel: 603-8000 8000

Aug 2016

AUG 1-31 George Town Festival Aug 2016

Tel: 604-261 6308 georgetownfestival.com

Image Credit - George Town Festival

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EVENTS HIGHTLIGHT

2016 5-7 Rainforest World Music Festival

30 2 F1 Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix

Sarawak Cultural Village, Kuching, Sarawak Tel: 6082-42 3600 rwmf.net

Sepang International Circuit, Selangor Tel: 603-8778 2200 www.malaysia-grand-prix.com

Aug 2016

Sep -

Oct 2016

NOV 14 Ironman Langkawi Nov 2016

Pantai Kok, Langkawi ap.ironman.com

12-14 KL City Grand Prix

Aug 2016

Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur gtcitygrandprix.com

SEP 6-7 PD International Bike Fest 2016 Sept 2016

PD Waterfront, Negeri Sembilan Tel: 606-765 9725 tourism.ns.gov.my

OCT 1 Borneo Bird Race Oct 2016

Gunung Mulu National Park, Sarawak Tel: 6089-66 6196  Borneo Bird Race

Image Credit - IRONMAN Asia Pacific

14 3 1Malaysia Year End Sale Nov 2016 -

Jan 2017

Tel: 603-8000 8000

15-16 30th Mt. Kinabalu International Oct 2016

Climbathon – Adventure Venue: Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Tel: 6088-23 2121 www.climbathon.my

DEC 15-17 Borneo Bird Festival

Sept 2016

Sabah Tel: 6088-21 2121 www.borneobirdfestival.com

Image Credit - Borneo BIRD Festival

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34 Cherating International Surfing Dec 2016

Malaysia International Gourmet Festival (MIGF) 2016 Oct 2016 Kuala Lumpur www.migf.com

Competition

Cherating Beach, Kuantan, Pahang Tel: 609-517 1111


Hari Raya Aidilfitri

“ SELAMAT HARI RAYA ” WHEN 6th - 7th July 2016 (subject to change depending on the sighting of the moon)

Hari Raya Haji HARI AIDILADHA

WHAT Celebration of the end of the Ramadan fastingmonth. During 30 days of fasting, Muslims abstain from food, drinks and smoking, at the same time devoting more time to God, refraining from negative thoughts and actions, and practicing self-control and empathy for the less fortunate. WHO Muslims celebrate Hari Raya after 30 days of fasting while the other races visit the celebrating Muslims DO • During Ramadan fasting month, head to open air Ramadan food markets (known as pasar Ramadan or bazaar Ramadan) for a vast variety of Malay delicacies that are not usually available on a regular day. • Hari Raya Aidilfitri begins with special prayers in mosques and visits to cemeteries to pay respects to departed love ones. • “Open House” feasts during Hari Raya gather together family, friends, neighbours and workmates from different races and religions to celebrate. • “Duit Raya” will be given by elderlies to children. WHERE • National Mosque (Masjid Negara) @ Jalan Lembah Perdana • Federal Territory Mosque (Masjid Wilayah Persekutuan) @ Jalan Tuanku Abdul Halim (formerly known as Jalan Duta) • Jamek Mosque (Masjid Jamek) @ Jalan Tun Perak • India Mosque (Masjid India) @ Jalan Masjid India FOOD • Ketupat - compressed rice wrapped in woven coconut leaves • Lemang - glutinous rice cooked in hollowed bamboo stick • Rendang - beef or chicken cooked in coconut milk and spices • Dip the ketupat and lemang in the rendang, which is the best accompaniment.

WHEN 12th September 2016 WHAT • Celebrates the culmination of the annual pilgrimage to Mecca, known as The Hajj. The men will earn the title “haji” and the women “hajjah” upon completion of the pilgrimage. • Hari Raya Haji is also known as the Feast of the Sacrifice is an event observed by Muslims all over the world to commemorate the willingness of Ibrahim to follow Allah’s command to sacrifice his son Ishmael. As Ibrahim was about to strike his son, Allah stopped him and revealed that it was a test and a ram was to be sacrificed instead. DO The four-legged animals such as lambs, goats or cows are slaughtered according to the proper religious rites and meat from the sacrificed animal is then distributed to the family, neighbours and to the less fortunate in the community.

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DO Chinese New Year Eve: • Extended families will gather together for a family reunion dinner which will usually comprise of all the favorite dishes of the family and included all the “lucky foods”. • During reunion dinner, diners stand up and use their chopsticks to toss the shredded ingredients (“Yee Sang”) up high in the air while saying various auspicious wishes as it is believed that the higher the toss, the more prosperous the diner will be.

Chinese New Year

(LUNAR NEW YEAR / SPRING FESTIVAL) WHEN 8th - 9th February 2016 WHAT • Chinese New Year is the most important and longest festival, lasting 15 days which is the entire duration of a lunar phrase. • 2015 is the year of goat, which the goat ranks the eight of the 12 animals in the Chinese Zodiac. • “Chap Goh Meh” (fifteenth night) is the last day of Chinese New Year, also known as “Chinese Valentine Day”. At the night of the day, single females converge at river banks to throw oranges with their phone numbers written on them into river and hope males in boats will then scoop their oranges up.

Chinese New Year: • Everybody will wears new bright colour clothes to symbolize a new change for the New Year. • Everyone wishes each other with “Gong Xi Fa Cai”, which is translated to mean “May you be blessed with good fortune and prosperity” throughout the whole 15 days of Chinese New Year. • Elders will distribute the “angpows” (red packets filled with money) to children, teenagers or unmarried young adults and the money is thought to bring prosperity to the receivers. Besides, relatives will also exchange “angpows” to bring in good luck. • Some families may hire a lion dance troupe as a symbolic ritual to usher in the Chinese New Year as well as to evict bad spirits from thepremises. The “lions” are said to bring blessings and ward off bad luck. WHERE • Petaling Street / Chinatown @ KL • Thean Hou Temple @ Robson Heights, KL • FGS Dong Zen Temple @ Selangor • Kek Lok Si Temple @ Penang FOOD • Mandarin oranges - known as “kam” in Chinese, which is sound like “gold” (wealth) • Pineapples - Chinese name literally translate to mean “Come, good luck” • “Nian Gao” - a sticky sweetish substance which also mean “Nian Nian Zhang Gao”, translated to mean “grow bigger and taller every year” • Bakkwa - dried and barbecued meat similar to jerky • Yee Sang - a dish of strips of raw fish,shredded pickled vegetables and crackers topped with peanuts and several sources. ATTIRES • Men - Traditional Chinese Suit • Women - Cheongsam

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Duan Wu Festival (Dragon Boat Festival) WHEN 9th June 2016 (fifth day of the fifth lunar month)

Wesak Day WHEN 21st May 2016 WHAT Commemorating the three significant events in Gautama Buddha’s life - Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and death DO • The “Bathing the Buddha” ceremony where water is poured over the shoulders of the Buddha is serves to remind fellow Buddhists to purify the mind from greed, lead noble lives and practise morality and kindness. • Local temples carry out charitable donations and various welfare activities such as providing vegetarian meals to the poor and needy • Light candles, incense and joss sticks at temples • Meditate on the Eight Precepts (core beliefs of Buddhism)

WHAT This day tributes the famous scholar-poet Qu Yuan, who committed suicide by drowning himself in the Miluo River on the 5th day of the fifth lunar month. • Fishermen threw lumps of rice into the river to feed the fishes so that they would not eat Qu Yuan's body - purportedly the origin of “Zong Zi” • Locals paddled out on boats to scare the fishes away and retrieve Qu Yuan's body - purportedly the origin of dragon boat racing DO • Eat “Zong Zi”, which is a traditional pyramid-shaped Chinese food, made of glutinous rice stuffed with different fillings such as meat, salted egg yolks and mushrooms, and wrapped in reed or bamboo leaves. • Dragon Boat Racing - Penang International Dragon Boat Festival @ Penang - 2nd FCAS Dragon Boat Race 2015 @ Likas Bay, Kota Kinabalu

WHERE Buddhist Maha Vihara @ Brickfields

Mid-Autumn Festival Mooncake Festival WHEN 15th September 2016 (fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month) DO • Family and friends will gather together to eat mooncakes which served with Chinese tea and pomelos while admiring the full moon. The moon is supposed to be the brightest and fullest which is a symbol of peace, prosperity and family reunion. • Children will light candles, carry lanterns and sing poems.

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Nine Emperor Gods Festival WHEN 1st – 9th October 2016 (first till ninth day of the ninth lunar month) WHEN Celebrated for the spirits of the Nine Gods to descend upon the earth by possessing spirit mediums and putting them in a trance DO • Many rituals such as skewering and fire walking ceremonies are carried out. • Devotees will practice a vegetarian diet for these nine days. WHEN Tow Boo Kong @ Butterworth

Hungry Ghost Festival WHEN 17th August 2016 (fifteenth day of the seventh lunar month) WHAT During this month, it is believe that the Gates of Hell are thrown open for spirits and ghosts from the nether world to roam freely in search for food. DO • Makeshift altars are erected at roadsides where giant joss sticks are lit and food is offered to appease their hunger. • Staged opera performances and puppet shows are conducted at these venues for the entertainment of the ghosts, spirits and the public on a nightly basis.

Thaipusam WHEN 24th January 2016 (tenth day of the Hindu month of Thai) WHAT Commemorates the victory of the Hindu deity Lord Murugan over a powerful demon which symbolises the victory of good over evil DO Devotees go through a physical endurance of being skewered and pierced onthe back and front of their bodies as act of penance. VENUE • Batu Caves @ KL • Little India to Waterfall Road @ Penang

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Deepavali

Gawai Dayak Festival

WHEN 29th October 2016

WHEN 1st – 2nd June 2016

WHAT Diwali, also known as Festival of Lights is an event that celebrates the victory of good over evil and light over darkness.

WHAT • Gawai means ritual or festival and Dayak is a collective name for the tribes of Iban, Bidayuh, Kayan, Kenyah, Kelabit, Murut and more. • A significant event that celebrates the end of the rice harvesting and also an extended thanksgiving celebration before the new farming season begins.

DO • The entrance of houses are decorated with “kolam”, a design formed using coloured rice or chalk powder to welcome Lakshmi, goddess of wealth and prosperity. • Mango leaves will be hang on doors to bring blessings into the home. • Burning the oil lamps throughout the day and night is also believed to chase away darkness and evil. • On the morning of the festival, Hindus get up before sunrise for a customary oil bath ritual, dress in their new clothes and head to temples. ATTIRES • Men - Dhoti or kurtas • Women - silk saris, Punjabi suits FOOD • Idly - steamed rice flour and dhall cake • Boondhi - snack food made from sweetened and fried chickpea flour • Murukku - a savoury and crunchy snack • Omapodi - a crunchy and spicy snack in the shape of short strings

DO Several activities may be lined up including cock-fighting, blowpipe demonstrations and Ngajat (traditional dancing) competitions. VENUE Longhouses, Sarawak Cultural Village FOOD • Tuak - rice wine • Penganan - cakes from rice flour, sugar and coconut milk

Harvest Festival WHEN 30th – 31th May 2016 WHAT Also known as Tadau Ka’amatan, is arguably the highlight of Sabah’s month long Harvest Festival celebrations. DO This festival features cultural activities, traditional displays, singing, dancing, traditional food and beverages. VENUE • Tadau Ka’amatan Celebrations @ Kadazandusun Cultural Association (KDCA) Hall, Penampang • Harvest Festival Open Regatta 2015 @ Kinabalu Yacht Club, Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu

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