Malaysia: A Multi-Cultural Smorgasbord
Split in Two By The South China Sea Malaysia Basks In Its Unspoiled Beauty
The first thing most people recognize when they start their Malaysia Travel Guide is the fact that Malaysia is like two countries in one. The South China Sea slices the country in half and a buffet of different cultures dresses the halves in rich history and established beliefs.
The Indian, Chinese, and Malay cultures flavor the peninsula with a mixed aura of ethnicity, which is unique as well as extraordinary. Borneo, which is the other half, is immersed in ancient native rituals, remote tribes, orangutans, and incredible granite peaks. Both regions are filled with an unusual mixture of microcosms that stretch from the high-rise buildings of Kuala Lumpur to th be simplistic villages of Sarawak as well as to the fine powered beaches of the Perhentian Islands. A Malaysia Travel Guide is inundated with some of the finest cuisine in the world. The Chinese-Malay menu is called ‘Nonya’ fare, and the Indian banana leaf curries, the authentic Chinese buffets, and the never-to-be forgotten spicy Malay food, intoxicate the taste buds and tickle the palate in an unforgettable way. Let’s not forget the impressive Western cuisine that brings back memories of a time when cooking was the focal point of each and every day. The ethnic diversity as well as the religious ambiance of the country helps temper the long distances between breathtaking landscapes and the unparalleled uniqueness of one of the safest, most stable, and sun-soaked countries in Southeast Asia.
Malaysia In a Few Words
Describing Malaysia in a few words is a monumental task. The diversity that exists throughout the islands as well as the cities can not be captured in a few words. But, if we did have to summarize the quality that permeates the people as well as the landscape we would use the words of Rumi the 13th century poet who said: Beauty surrounds us, but we usually have to be walking in a garden to appreciate it. Malaysia is that garden and we do appreciate all the contrast and diversity it shares with us.