Destinations

Perhentian Islands

The Perhentian Islands are a small group of islands approximately 10 nautical miles off the north-eastern coast of West Malaysia in the state of Terengganu. The islands are protected as part of the Pulau Redang National Marine Park.

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Kota Tinggi

town in Johor and district capital of Kota Tinggi District

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Taman Negara

protected area

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Kuala Lumpur

capital of Malaysia

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Langkawi

A district in Kedah

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Malacca

A city in Melaka state

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Sipadan

(Pulau Sipadan) — one of the best dive spots in the world

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Johor Bahru

city in Johor and district capital of Johor Bahru District

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Redang

island in Malaysia

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Kota Kinabalu

state capital of Sabah in Malaysia; last transitory capital of North Borneo

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Miri

human settlement

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Kapit

Kapit is a town at the upper Rejang River, Sarawak, Malaysia. It can be reached by boat from Sibu or Belaga.

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Belaga

Belaga is a small town on the Rejang River in Malaysia's province of Sarawak. Whilst the village can be explored in well under an hour, most visitors arrive in Belaga in order to explore the many longhouses as well as the interior of Borneo. There are a few tour operators which are established in the town; however, the town is very well connected with the tribespeople and finding a local guide shouldn't be very difficult.

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Penang

One of the Straits Settlements, with a rich history and fabulous food. About 12 hr away by coach, or 1 hr if you choose to fly. Also popular for its medical tourism.

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Tioman

island located off the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia

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Cameron Highlands

hill Station

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Kuching

city in Malaysia

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Kuantan

town and the capital of Pahang State

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Ipoh

capital city of the state of Perak, Malaysia

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George Town (Malaysia)

capital city of Penang, Malaysia

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Sights

Kedah

Malaysian state

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Sabah

member state of Malaysia

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Johor

Malaysian state

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Selangor

Malaysian state

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Pahang

Malaysian state

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Perak

Malaysian state

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Kelantan

Malaysian state

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Petronas Towers

Twin skyscrapers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Mount Kinabalu

Mount Kinabalu is in the Malaysian state of Sabah, some 80 km east of Kota Kinabalu. It resides in the Kinabalu Park, an UNESCO World Heritage site.

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Kota Bharu

town and the capital of Kelantan

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Gunung Mulu National Park

national park

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Taiping, Perak

town in Perak

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Tenom

human settlement

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Iskandar Puteri

city in Johor, Malaysia

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Peninsular Malaysia

mainland, western portion of the nation-state of Malaysia in South East Asia

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Bako National Park

national park

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Bayan Lepas

town in Penang, Malaysia

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Ipoh railway station

One of the three grand British-built stations on the former Malayan network. ETS trains connect this station, fondly dubbed "Taj Mahal of Ipoh", to KL's colonial beauty, Kuala Lumpur Railway Station (one stop before KL Sentral). Singapore's now disused Tanjong Pagar station is the third instalment of the trilogy. The fountains on Ipoh Station square are active between 8 p.m. and 12 p.m. The cenotaph on Ipoh Station quare commemorates the deaths of different wars.

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A Famosa

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Sultan Iskandar Planetarium

science museum in Sarawak, Malaysia

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Sabah State Mosque

mosque in Malaysia

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Aquaria KLCC

oceanarium in Kuala Lumpur

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Redang Island

island in Malaysia

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Batu Ferringhi

suburb of George Town, Penang, Malaysia

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Air Itam

suburb of George Town, Penang, Malaysia

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Kota Kinabalu City Mosque

mosque in Malaysia

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Ayer Keroh

town in Melaka

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Tan Sri Dato' Haji Hassan Yunos Stadium

Football stadium. It also consists of the Johor Japan Football Gallery.

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Penang Hill

mountain

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Sarawak State Library

library in Sarawak state Malaysia

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East Malaysia

part of Malaysia located on the island of Borneo

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Lambir Hills National Park

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Fraser's Hill

Hill station in Pahang, Malaysia

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Lankayan Island

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Figure Museum

The museum is housed in a building constructed in 1893 which was once used as the official residence of the first Chief Minister of Johor.

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Lost World of Tambun

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Fort Margherita

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Malay and Islamic World Museum

The ground floor hosts temporary exhibits, the first floor showcases Malay history (particularly before the sultanate), the second floor has exhibits on Indonesia. Only a few panels are translated in English.

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Penang National Park

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Melaka Sultanate Palace Museum

Below the hill you will find this museum (Melaka Cultural Museum). It is a reconstruction of the istana of the sultan Mansur Shah. It was built in 1985.

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Istana Besar

The palace consists of the Royal Abu Bakar Museum. The official entrance to the palace museum grounds is through a gateway facing the High Court building on Jalan Air Molek. You can also exit/enter the palace museum grounds by walking down/up the grassy slope to/from the main road - Jalan Tun Doktor Ismail. The museum is closed when there are official functions and ceremonies. Entry US$7/3 (payable in ringgit at a poor exchange rate) for foreign adults/children, RM5 for Malaysian and Singaporeans, and only RM1 for Malaysian children. Last ticket sale is at 16:00. Definitely Johor Bahru's top attraction, this is the opulent former residence (Istana Besar or Grand Palace) of the Sultan of Johor. It is still used for royal and state ceremonies and functions. 53-hectare garden (free admission). The adjoining Zaharah Botanical Garden lies about 300 m northwest of the palace museum complex centred about a roundabout. The palace complex was first completed in 1866 but has been extended and refurbished many times since. It was built in the neoclassical style by local artisans under the supervision of a European architect. The original furniture of the palace was made in England and ordered by Sultan Abu Bakar in 1866. The museum is housed in two of the three white buildings (all with blue-tile pitched roofs) in the complex and consists of 4 parts: the Dewan (in the west building); the Throne Room, the Treasure Rooms and the Hunting Room (in the central building). The east building is not open to the public. The scale of the palace is suitably grandiose. Photography inside the museum is forbidden.

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Snake Temple

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Perdana Botanical Gardens

park in Kuala Lumpur

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Penang State Mosque

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Kapitan Keling Mosque

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Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque

Located on top of a small hill and overlooking the Straits of Johor, this state mosque took eight years to construct (1892-1900). It has four minarets that resemble British clock towers. It was inaugurated by Sultan Ibrahim. It is made of white marble and is a combination of Moorish and Victorian architecture. It can accommodate 2,000 worshippers. To get there from the city centre, take any of the very frequent buses (1-way fare RM1) that go to Bukit Indah/Kulai/Selesa Jaya from opposite City Square (starting point) at Jl Wong Ah Fook or from the bus stop in front of the old railway station at Jalan Tun Abdul Razak.

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Church of the Assumption (Penang)

The first permanent Catholic church to be built in George Town, the Church of the Assumption was established by a group of Eurasian immigrants who accompanied Captain Francis Light to Penang. It is also one of the few churches in Malaysia with church bells that were cast during British rule. It also houses one of the last remaining and oldest European-made air organs in Malaysia. Masses are on Saturday at 18:30 and on Sunday at 10:00 a.m.

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Melaka Stamp Museum

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Padas River

river in Malaysia

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Mahmoodiah Royal Mausoleum

This is a royal mausoleum of Johor state. It is a white colored building with two domes. The first sultan of Johor laid to rest here was Sultan Abu Bakar in 1895, as are the three sultans that reigned after him - Ibrahim, Ismail and Iskandar. Other persons interred here include: sultanahs (wives of the sultans) - Sultanah Fatimah, Sultanah Ungku Maimunah Ungku Abdul Aziz, Sultanah Rogaiyah, Sultanah Tun Aminah; other royal family members; notable politicians like Dato' Jaafar Muhammad, Dato' Onn Jaafar, Tan Sri Othman Saat and Dato' Muhamad Salleh bin Perang. The mausoleum is not open to the public.

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Kuching Civic Centre

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Melaka Islamic Museum

A general introduction to Islam and the Islamic world, with a section on Islam in Malaysia and local scholars.

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Dataran Bandaraya Johor Bahru

Johor Bahru City Square is a public square that was constructed in conjunction with Johor Bahru being granted city status on January 1994. A yellow coloured building with a gigantic, yellow clock tower built stands on the north edge of the square. The square is surrounded by two sports fields on the south side and three sports fields on the west side. Many outdoor events are held here. To get there from the city centre, take any of the very frequent buses (one-way fare RM1) that go to Bukit Indah/Kulai/Selesa Jaya from opposite City Square (starting point) at Jalan Wong Ah Fook or from the bus stop in front of the old railway station at Jalan Tun Abdul Razak.

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Penang State Assembly Building

Legislative building for the Malaysian state of Penang

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Goddess of Mercy Temple

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Chinese History Museum

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Johor Bahru City Square

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Maritime Museum (Malaysia)

The main historical exhibits are hosted inside a replica of the Flora de la Mar, a 16th-Century Portuguese ship. A building includes additional exhibits on modern maritime activity and sea life.

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Sacred Heart Cathedral, Kota Kinabalu

church in Sabah, Malaysia

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Christ Church (Melaka)

his church was built between 1741 and 1753. It replaced a Portuguese church, which was shattered. Bricks were shipped from Zeeland in the Netherlands. On the floor of the church you will find Dutch tombstones. It is the oldest Protestant church in Malaysia. On the altar you will see sacramental silverware, still bearing the Dutch coat of arms. Photography is forbidden.

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Big Island, Malaysia

island

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Johor Bahru Old Chinese Temple

It is a Chinese temple believed to be built in 1870 by a group of Chinese community leaders led by Tan Hiok Nee, a famous, local Teochew businessman. This is where five different Chinese dialect groups - Cantonese, Hainanese, Hakka, Hokkien and Teochew - worshipped their respective deities and their effigies are all found inside the prayer hall. The Goddess of Mercy and the Weather God are also worshipped here; their effigies are found outside the prayer hall. The prayer hall is straight ahead as you enter the wooden gate entrance from Jalan Trus. There is a small museum behind the prayer hall which have illustrated descriptions of the five deities and the history of the temple, as well as giant photos showing the Parade of Deities (see below). Photography is forbidden in the museum and captions are mostly in Chinese only. The temple organizes an annual 4-day Chingay parade known as the Parade of Deities. The climax of the parade occurs on the night of the 3rd day when the deities are paraded around the city centre.

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Sabah Art Gallery

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Pitt Street, George Town

road in George Town, Penang, Malaysia

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Atkinson Clock Tower

Built in 1902 in memory of Francis George Atkinson, the first district officer of Jesselton, as Kota Kinabalu was then called. He died of a tropical disease in the same year at the young age of only 28.The clock tower is one of only two structures to survive the World War II destruction of Jesselton (renamed Kota Kinabalu in 1963) the other being the Post Office building, which is now the Sabah Tourism Board building on Jalan Balai Polis. Not to be confused with the general Post Office building on Jalan Tun Razak in Segama district of KK city.

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Poh San Teng Temple

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Johor Zoo

This is one of the oldest zoos in Malaysia. The zoo was built by Sultan Ibrahim in 1928 and became the private menagerie of the royal family. It was opened to the public in 1962. 5-hectare, run-down zoo that provides a dismal diversion to locals and Western tourists. It only has birds and mammals on display. There is a pond inside the zoo where you can rent boats as well as a children's playground. To get there from the city centre, take any of the very frequent buses (one-way fare RM1) that go to Bukit Indah/Kulai/Selesa Jaya from opposite City Square (starting point) at Jalan Wong Ah Fook or from the bus stop in front of the old railway station at Jalan Tun Abdul Razak.

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Sultan Ibrahim Building

Built in 1940, this grey-bricked building is located on top of Bukit Timbalan. It used to house the State Secretariat, the Menteri Besar's (Chief Minister) office, State Assembly Hall and the offices of the state government. The building is an architectural blend of British colonial, Malay and Saracenic elements. It has a distinctive, 64m-high Mughal-style tower. During World War II, Japanese general Tomoyuki Yamashita occupied the tower in order to have a bird's eye view of Singapore to plan his invasion, which eventually resulted in the defeat of the British in Singapore.

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Glulam Gallery

It is a gallery which was opened on 22 May 2012.

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Johor Art Gallery

Housed in a 2-storey white building built in 1910, it displays mostly Malaysian modern paintings. Other exhibits include Islamic calligraphy, ceramics, ornate wooden window frames, traditional clothing, weapons, currency, etc. There is a cart with a thatched roof and a giant drum displayed outside the building.

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Kubah National Park

national park in Malaysia

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Melaka UMNO Museum

Museum about the United Malays National Organisation

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Beserah

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Tua Pek Kong Temple, Kuching

Chinese temple in Kuching, Malaysia

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San Ching Tian Temple

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Double Six Monument

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Johor Bahru Chinese Heritage Museum

Housed in a restored 4-storey building. Learn about the history and culture of the Chinese community in Johor Bahru. The displays are spread out over four storeys. There are numerous captioned photos on display, several TV screens showing video clips, objects/artefacts on display, mannequins dressed in traditional Chinese wedding clothes, a replica of the entrance door and sedan chair of the Roufo Chinese Taoist Temple in Jalan Trus, etc

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Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple

Inaugurated in 1996 and touted as "The First Glass Temple in the World". The inner surface of the walls and the columns inside the temple are clad with imported glass, hence the name. The floor is paved with granite. There's a canteen at the back of the temple building and sells only Indian vegetarian food. Thousands of tourists and pilgrims coming here everyday. There are food and drink stalls lining both sides of the driveway in the front of the temple. Temple prayer hours 07:30-12:00 daily; Temple closure Tu-Su 12:00-13:00 & M 12:00-19:00; Temple visiting hours daily except Mon (closed to visitors) 13:00-18:00. Chitra Pournami Paal Kudam Festival held every Wed and Glass Chariot Procession held every Thurs at the temple.

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Danga Bay

It is a waterfront development with residential properties, commercial buildings and recreational facilities. The area features the Danga World Theme Park and Danga Bay Convention Centre. To get there from the city centre, take any of the very frequent buses (one-way fare RM1.60 or 1.70) that go to Bukit Indah/Kulai/Selesa Jaya from JB Sentral Terminal. You can take a tourist tram along the coastline area (RM5 per person, free for children below 3 years old).

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Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre

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Berkelah Falls

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Gunung Gading National Park

national park in Malaysia

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Petagas War Memorial

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Dhammikarama Burmese Temple

Burmese temple

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Jonker Walk

This is the residential heart of Old Malacca just west of the Malacca River, with its narrow winding streets, beautifully decorated houses, tiny shops, temples and mosques. The whole area is undergoing a renaissance with new shops, restaurants and hotels catering to tourists mushrooming everywhere. However, the area still has a lot of atmosphere and is worth having a look around. One of the streets in this area is Harmony Street (officially Temple street or Jalan Tokong), so called because it contains the prayer houses of Malaysia's three main faiths — the Cheng Hoon Teng Chinese temple, the Sri Poyatha Vinayagar Moorthi Hindu Temple, and the Kampung Kling Mosque.

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Perdana Park

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Malaysia

Malaysia is a country in Southeast Asia, on the Malay peninsula, as well as on northern Borneo. The country is one of Asia's new tiger economies, having seen great economic and human development during the last decades. While the capital Kuala Lumpur is a cosmopolitan city, deep jungles cover some of the land.

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Thailand

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Brunei

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Indonesia

Indonesia is a huge archipelago of diverse islands scattered over both sides of the Equator between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. With more than 260 million people, Indonesia is the fourth most populous country in the world — after China, India and the USA — and by far the largest in Southeast Asia. While it has land borders with Malaysia to the north and East Timor and Papua New Guinea to the east, its exclusive economic zone also abuts Australia to the south; Palau, the Philippines, Vietnam, Singapore, and Thailand to the north; and India to the northwest. With an extensive, but quickly carved out amount of green forests on all of its islands and half way between the poles, Indonesia is nicknamed The Emerald of the Equator.

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Singapore

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