What's your favorite street food in Malaysia

While tourism in Thailand has been booming for decades, the neighboring country Malaysia has only recently moved more and more into the focus of Southeast Asia fans - and rightly so! If you travel to Malaysia, you can look forward to wonderful beaches, delicious national dishes and a colorful culture. I was also traveling for you in Malaysia and would like to see you in mine 5 reasons for Malaysia reveal what makes the country on the Malay Peninsula so special.

5 reasons for Malaysia

1. Culture | 2. Island paradises |3. Nature

4. Foodheaven |5. Sightseeing

1. Malaysia's culture is diverse & hospitable

Malaysia is a colorful one Melting pot of cultures, races and religions. In the different regions, many residents speak not only the official languages ​​Malaysian and English but also Indian, Indonesian or Chinese, magnificent mosques stand next to colorful Hindu temples, colonial buildings next to modern skyscrapers and the markets smell of specialties from all over the world.

This cultural diversity is particularly evident in cities such as George Town, Kuala Lumpur and Malacca. Here you can immerse yourself in the colonial history of the country, try the most delicious street food on every corner or celebrate properly at various festivals and holidays. But what particularly impressed me on my travels to Malaysia is the fact that the different ethnic groups here live peacefully together and respect each other. And the openness and helpfulness of the Malays towards holidaymakers also contributed to convincing me of Malaysia as a top travel destination. Even if someone in the more rural areas does not understand English, he will always try to help you somehow - even if it is with his hands and feet.

2. Malaysia's islands beckon with beautiful beaches and more

During a vacation in Southeast Asia you want to bury your feet in snow-white, soft sand, go snorkeling in the clear water and relax under palm trees?

Islands in Malaysia - my favorites
  • Langkawi
  • Borneo
  • Perhentian Islands
  • Pulau Tioman
  • Penang

Then Malaysia is the right destination for you! Islands like Langkawi in the west of the country or the Perhentian Islands off the east coast of Malaysia beckon with beaches that make the heart of every sun worshiper open. The best thing to do is to find accommodation right on the beach or spend a few days in one of the hotels for a really good time! The best way to get to the various islands is by ferry, which will take you from A to B in an uncomplicated and inexpensive way. Qatar Airways has recently also offered a new flight connection to Langkawi - the island in the north of Malaysia can now be reached even more easily from Germany. Another advantage is that you can travel to Malaysia all year round. Take a look at my travel calendar, there you will find all information about best travel time for Malaysiaas well as the weather in the different regions.

3. Malaysia is a nature lover's paradise

In addition to contrasting cities and islands, national parks and nature reserves await you in Malaysia, which entice you with top-class experiences. I can particularly recommend a detour to the Borneo Island, the northern part of which also belongs to Malaysia. Here is waiting with the Danum Valley Conservation Area a pristine rainforest where orangutans, elephants, bears and even Sumatran rhinos live. Endangered and extremely rare animals that you can observe with a little luck - a real dream for many.

There are also national parks to discover on the Malaysian mainland and the smaller islands. Excursions to the Taman Negara National Park in the center of Malaysia as well as in the Penang National Park in the northwest of the island of Penang, which you can easily reach by bus from the city of George Town, which is particularly popular with backpackers.

4. Foodies feel like they are in heaven here

Southeast Asia is simply a Mecca for all foodies! And Malaysia is of course no exception. Whether at the regular night markets, in the small food stalls right on the roadside or in the best restaurants in the country - you should definitely visit Malaysia on your trip get to know the culinary side!

Influences from all over the world can be found in the saucepans

The various influences from all over the world are not only evident in the culture, but also in the country's cooking pots and woks. From various satay skewers, which you may already know from Indonesia, to the spicy laksa soups, which come in different variations and degrees of spiciness, to the Indian roti canai, which is served with spicy sauces and is particularly popular for breakfast, is for the right dish for every taste. Dare to try your hand at the various specialties! I am sure you love it as much as I do.

5. Sights that round off every vacation

If you feel like sightseeing after a few relaxing days on the beach, come to cities like Kuala Lumpur, Malacca, George Town, Kuching or Johor Bahru fully at his expense. While the Malay capital attracts with modern skyscrapers, lively shopping districts and green parks, Malacca and George Town fascinate above all with their history, which is particularly evident in the cityscape in the various architectural styles.

Street art, colonial buildings, modern skyscrapers & lively neighborhoods

Take a stroll through Malacca's bustling Chinatown, discover the colorful Street Art Murals on a tour through the alleys of George Town, enjoy the view from the Petronas Towers, which are among the tallest skyscrapers in the world, or take a trip to the famous Batu Caves near Kuala Lumpur. Fly to Borneo to find out why there are cat statues all over the city of Kuching or visit the modern port city of Johor Bahru. From here you can also easily take a detour to the City-state of Singapore undertake and check off another country on your travel list.

Do you fancy Malaysia? Book your vacation now!

Have you ever been to Malaysia and do you have other reasons why you should definitely see the country in Southeast Asia? I am happy about your stories! If you feel like exploring Malaysia yourself, then take a look at mine current offers and in my detailed travel guide for yours Malaysia vacation. Here you can find out everything about the diverse and exciting country.

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