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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!

Jalan Alor Food Street

Jalan Alor is a unique food destination in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. The whole character of the city changes when you step onto the street. Gone are the modern shopping malls that align the city, which are replaced with something of the past age. During the day, there is not much activity but when the sun goes down, the street will be hustling and bustling with activity.

It was once known as a red light district and remnants of those activities still exist. However, after several face lifts, the street has literally become a food haven.

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Some of the best culinary delights that Malaysia has to offer are not at the swanky overpriced restaurants but right at the sidewalks, in the rows and rows of hawker stalls. On Jalan Alor, these stalls will take up both sides of the road selling food that best represents Malaysia. This is not just a place for the locals but foreigners also frequently visit here to taste the unique dishes that they would most probably not be able to back home.

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The best advice for people who wish to visit Jalan Alor is to bring their appetite. As mentioned, there are plenty to choose from here and you wouldn’t be able to try everything in a single trip, so it is important that you make several trips to this street if there is a high possibility that you will not be returning to Jalan Alor for quite a while. Here, you are not just tasting the food here but also the culture in Malaysia. Diversity does not just exist in the population but that very factor that makes Malaysia so special is also translated in its cooking.

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While most of the menus are in Chinese characters, there are some who also provide English translation in order to cater to tourists and a growing number of locals who are not Chinese-educated. This is of course good news for foreigners as they will also be able to order from the translated menus. If you do come across a menu in Chinese but are not able to read, don’t be intimidated but ask for recommendations instead. This way, you will be able to truly experience what the street has to truly offer.

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The character of the street takes a life of its own and you will definitely be missing out if you do not go there for a visit. Jalan Alor is synonymous with good food, so much that there were much protests when the local authorities renamed the road. Jalan Alor indeed has a lot to offer for local visitors as well as those coming from abroad, so head there and experience it for yourself.

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As Jalan Alor is located within the Bukit Bintang area, it can be easily found if you are staying somewhere in the city center. For example, Radium Palace is located 1 minute from the food street, from Capitol Hotel it is a 2 minute walk and 5-star Grand Millennium is only 10 minutes from Jalan Alor. If you are staying outside the city center, you can get to Jalan Alor by metro. Get out at Bukit Bintang Station (right next to Lot10 Shopping Mall). From there it is a 5 minute walk to Jalan Alor.

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Map of Jalan Alor Food Street

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6 comments on Jalan Alor Food Street

  1. Janny
    1 year ago
    July 27, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    The operation hours ??

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    • Ilya
      1 year ago
      July 27, 2013 at 3:38 pm

      I’d say 24/7, but the best times of the day is between 12am and 2am…..

      Reply
  2. JJ
    1 year ago
    August 13, 2013 at 3:01 am

    This is a comprehensive post and the pictures are so lively! Just bought a ticket to KL (in a Bukit Bintang hotel woot!) yesterday so I am now more excited than ever! Any tips? I have a feeling 75% of my meals will be spent in that food market. =)

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    • Ilya
      1 year ago
      August 13, 2013 at 6:48 am

      No specific tips. I could tell you that stall number 6 to the left hand side is best, but things change as often as the weather and it might also be my personal taste. What I would recommend is to just walk around and check menus at both sides. Eventually you will see a dish that you like, combined with enough people actually having dinner there. I am sure you will enjoy it very much :). Jalan Alor is such a pleasant place, great vibe and delicious street food…

      Some western travelers first might want to test their stomachs, by having food at the more common places first in order to avoid getting sick to the stomach though :P

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  3. kelly
    6 months ago
    February 21, 2014 at 10:07 am

    Any stall for rent ?
    Im looking for selling muachi..

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  4. kelly
    6 months ago
    February 21, 2014 at 10:07 am

    Any stall for rent ?
    Im looking a stall for selling Muachi

    Reply

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