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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.

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.

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.

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!

The Best Wet Markets in Kuala Lumpur

In Malaysia, a wet market typically refers to a fresh food market with fish stalls. The stalls are usually run by individual owners and normally lack amenities like refrigeration. As such, traders rely heavily on polystyrene boxes filled with ice cubes so that the fish and seafood stay fresh. The wet markets tend to open very early in the morning and would be closed by lunchtime. Every small town in Malaysia has at least one wet market housed in a covered building at a fairly central location, with traders generally focusing on local products, but also providing a full range of fresh produce.

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Despite some city folk in modern Kuala Lumpur who prefer to shop for fish, meat and vegetables in a more comfortable supermarket in major shopping centres compared to the wet markets which can become hot, crowded and unpleasant in smell, there is still a fairly large population who prefer the freshness and prices at the wet market. For the wet markets’ believers and also those who have chance of being converted, here are some of the best wet markets in Kuala Lumpur:

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1. Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI) wet market

Situated at Jalan Wan Kadir 2, the Taman Tun wet market has existed for over 25 years old with close to 268 stalls. It is probably the cleanest wet market around. Choices are plenty and the prices are reasonable, from fresh meat and poultry to a wide selection of fruits and vegetables.

2. Chow Kit wet market

For generations, the Chow Kit wet market has been frequented by residents in the vicinity to obtain the freshest ingredients for their household. The market is also popular among restaurant owners. This place may not strike a chord with visitors who might be put off by the smell, crowd and heat; however, those who are game will be rewarded by local foods and wet goods at a very low price. The market here begins as early as 6 a.m. Everything you’d need for your kitchen can be found here, ranging from dried salted fish to chicken feet to fresh spices and herbs.

3. Pasar malam Bangsar

Although not exactly a wet market (hence the name pasar malam or night market), the night market in Bangsar is still worth a mention. The night market takes place every Sunday from 5:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Popular with both expats and locals alike, the stalls offer a whole range of items, from freshly cooked food to clothing and fresh flowers. If you don’t have a car, it is then recommended that you take a cab to the night market as the closest LRT station in Bangsar is a 30-minute walk away.

4. Sri Petaling wet market

Perhaps considered as one of the best wet markets to date, Sri Petaling is the place for fresh seafood. Most of the stalls sell fresh shellfish, fish, fruits and vegetables at a much cheaper price.

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1 comments on The Best Wet Markets in Kuala Lumpur

  1. Manouk
    3 years ago
    August 30, 2015 at 8:06 am

    Where is the sri petaling wt Market? Is it everyday?

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