Malaysia, a multi-ethnic and multilingual society is a country that boasts of some of the most beautiful beaches, mountains and national parks in Asia. It has moved towards a culture based on a vibrant and interesting fusion of indigenous cultures and customs. Clubs in Malaysia have entertainment on a nightly basis where performances and styles range from jazz to piano acts and popular music.
Widely known as the Pearl of the Orient, Penang is one of Asia's most famous islands. Its natural beauty and exotic heritage have been attracting curious visitors for centuries. With mysterious temples and palm-shrouded beaches, Penang has left much of its cultural and architectural heritage intact. Having a reputation as a food paradise, Penang offers an exotic mix of delicious cookery to choose from. Penang food is both famous and fabulous and is home to much uniquely deliciously prepared chow. Nasi Kandar a famous dish is found in a dozen restaurants all across the island. Penang is a natural haven for sea food and the most scrumptious dishes are served in local restaurants.
The Botanical (Waterfall) Gardens in Penang are gardens that offer peace and tranquility amongst a fine collection of Malaysian flora and fauna. Penang Island Snake Temple built in the memory of the renowned Chinese monk Chor Soo Kong is situated in the small town of Bayan Lepas and is famous for the fact that it has pit vipers living on the temple ground. Penang Museum and Art Gallery houses a fine collection of photographs, maps, charts and other historical relics which provide a fascinating insight into Penang's history.
Kuala Lumpur city lies in the Golden Triangle, where most of the city's shopping malls, five-star hotels and trendiest nightspots are located. Kuala Lumpur's largest shopping district is the Bukit Bintang area or, one can head to Suria KLCC, beneath the Petronas Twin Towers, an upscale shopping centre with plenty of designer labels and brands. Central Market has a particular emphasis on local crafts, whereas Chinatown is home to a lot of food and souvenir stalls with street vendors and night markets, and a bustling Little India.
Kuala Lumpur has good-quality food from hawker centers and coffee shops to fine dining at exclusive restaurants. Visit the Finnegan's Irish Pub a traditional Irish pub complete with stonewashed walls and an open-hearth fireplace. Relax with a pint as you catch a game. Muse Bar is the latest contemporary styled cocktail bar at the Weld, KL. From chill-out music to progressive house, Friday night’s feature top Malaysian bands go Live with full electric performances.
The charming island of Langkawi, rich with legends and folklore, has spectacular Beach & Spa Resorts. Enjoy a scrumptious variety of local and international cuisine in the many restaurants available on the island. For an Asian specialty visit the Spice Trader, Asian Cuisine restaurant at the Sheraton Beach Resort.