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Kinabatangan river cruise

Kinabatangan river cruise

One of the most popular destinations in Sabah is the Kinabatangan River. This river has a length of 560 kilometers and stretches through half of Eastern Sabah. Alongside the riverbanks there is an abundance of wildlife. During a river cruise you will have a chance to spot the rare orangutan, the pygmy elephant, proboscis monkeys and saltwater crocodiles. During night cruises you might spot the leopard cat, numerous sleeping birds, wild boars, snakes and many crocodiles.

Sepilok Orangutan sanctuary

Sepilok Orangutan sanctuary

Sepilok rehabilitation centre is one of the biggest and most well known orangutan sanctuaries in Malaysia. The sanctuary is located nearby Sandakan; the total site is over 43 square kilometer in size. Around 75 orangutans roam free within the forest reserve. During their rehabilitation the animals rely heavy on the help of the people that work at the centre; and also on the donations from tourists. Tourist can snap precious pictures during daily feeding time.

A 4095 meter tall mountain

A 4095 meter tall mountain

Mount Kinabalu is the tallest mountain in Malaysia and the 20th tallest in the World. Mainly because of the biological diversity the mountain is listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site. Climbing the mountain is not an easy feat for the untrained; though it will absolutely be one of the best experiences ever. Watching the sun rise in the early morning will definitely make you forget all the hardships you had to endure during the hike up.

Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park

Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park

TAR Marine Park is the perfect place to enjoy scuba diving, snorkeling and light jungle treks. The marine park is made up of five small islands: Gaya, Manukan, Sapi, Sulug and Mamutik. The best beaches and probably also the best corals can be found around Gaya island; the biggest of the five islands. The marine park is only a 20 minute boat trip away from the city of Kota Kinabalu.

Mulu National Park

Mulu National Park

Mulu National Park is the biggest national park in Sarawak. The park is best known for the amazing caves. The Sarawak Chamber is the world's biggest cave chamber. It is said that 40 Boeing 747 aircraft's fit in the cave. Clearwater cave is the world's longest cave with a length of over 110 kilometers. The caves aren't the only highlights at Mulu NP. The amazing pinnacles at Mount Api are absolutely stunning to witness. A visit to Mulu NP will bring your holiday in Malaysia to new heights!

Bukit Bintang Shopping Strip

You can’t come to Malaysia and not make a stop at one of the most famous postcodes in the city centre of Kuala Lumpur, which is the Bukit Bintang area. Bukit Bintang is also known as Bintang Walk or Starhill. Shopaholics rejoice at the mere mention of ‘Bukit Bintang’ as the Starhill area is considered the best shopping and entertainment district of Kuala Lumpur. It is also home to many hawker-style eateries, typical Malaysian night markets, happening bars, al-fresco cafes, and landmark shopping malls such as Pavilion, Sungei Wang and Lot 10. There is always something for everyone visiting the area, from the young to the young-at-heart, regardless of what they need.

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To get to Bukit Bintang by car, take the SMART Tunnel Entrance or the Maju Expressway Entrance heading towards Bukit Bintang. You could easily spot the direction with road signboards. If you choose to abandon your car instead (be warned that traffic can be bad in the area and parking is limited too), the Bukit Bintang area is accessible via the KL Monorail. If you’re coming from KL Sentral, take the KL Monorail train and exit at the Bukit Bintang station.

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The station is strategically located right at the intersection of Jalan Bukit Bintang and Jalan Sultan Ismail. Apart from the KL Monorail, another future accessible public transportation is the My Rapid Transit (MRT). The MRT project will begin its operation in January 2016, offering shoppers, foodies and crowd-watchers another alternative form of transportation.

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Food hunters and clothes horses may join forces as Bukit Bintang has all the best there is to offer. If you’d like cheap and reasonable price tags for the latest trends in fashion, head on down to the Sungei Wang Plaza which stocks imported stylish wear mainly from Japan, Korea, Thailand and China or the BB Plaza, which is a favourite among those who love rock tees, aviator sunglasses and shutter shades. The best thing is that some shops even allow you to haggle!

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For a more high-end shopping spree, you may visit Pavilion KL or Starhill Gallery as both shopping malls have tenants that could burn holes in your wallet. Among the famous retail outlets available include a Louis Vuitton flagship store, Gucci, Prada, Diane von Furstenburg, Juicy Couture, Celine and Tangs. The Loft, which is a sweet little bakery owned by the former and world-renowned Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Mahathir Mohammad, can also be found in Pavilion at the entrance. If you’re looking for gadgets and other IT-related paraphernalia, hop on to the nearby Low Yat Plaza. It is the ultimate one-stop centre to shop for electronic gadgets and stuff. Other notable shopping malls that you should visit include Fahrenheit 88, Lot 10 and Berjaya Times Square.

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If shopping is not your cup of tea, it is time for food hunting. Perhaps one of the recommended places to head for a good dining experience is the pre-war houses along Tengkat Tong Shin near Changkat Bukit Bintang, which is known for being the upmarket gastronomy district of Bukit Bintang. These buildings have been refurbished into trendy and stylish eateries. You’ll feel the taste of yesteryears just by being there. On the other hand, spending some of your precious time and hard-earned cash at the spa and foot reflexology shop is also a good idea. From exotic foot treatments, foot/body massages to detoxification services and many more, you’ll find anything that you’ve been looking for, all in one place.

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It is safe to say that Bukit Bintang is a place where people from all walks of life blend in together, although not necessarily directly. It is usually rare to see the poor and the rich being at the same place at the same time. However, Bukit Bintang is the best place to meet the Malaysia people of all races, beliefs and economic stratums. You might spot a beggar on the street trying to earn some coins from passers-by dressed in expensive garb. This only adds colour and flavour to Bukit Bintang, which has already gained a reputation for being one of the most vibrant and lively places in the KL city centre to visit.

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Map of the Bukit Bintang area

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1 comments on Bukit Bintang Shopping Strip

  1. Laquita
    4 months ago
    March 15, 2019 at 2:43 pm

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