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Rafflesia biggest flower in the world


Rafflesia is a genus of flowering plants that is made up of 16 known species. The best known of these species is Rafflesia arnoldii, which has the distinction of being the world's largest flower, reaching a diameter of about three feet. The Rafflesia flowers have been found only in Indonesia - on the islands of Sumatra and Java - and Malaysia, in particular in the East Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak. All of the known species of Rafflesia are threatened or endangered.

Food in Malaysia

Food in Malaysia

If shopping is the national pastime in Malaysia, then food is the national obsession. It is not uncommon to be greeted by the phrase 'Sudah makan?' (Have you eaten already?). Everything in Malaysia revolves around great food. Pleasant social get-togethers are always combined with having a nice meal. In Malaysia, more people blog about food than about anything else. Locals usually never eat at home; unless it is with family. Everybody eats outdoors every night; Malaysia is all about food!

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays. This goes for the Chinese population in Malaysia too where the day itself is declared a public holiday. For Chinese locals the new year means a new start where they can make new money and attract new businesses. At numerous locations in Malaysia people light fireworks during the celebrations. Chinese New Year is the only day in the year most of the shops are closed for business.

Airport Taxi at KLIA

Airport Taxi at KLIA

Though using the KLIA Express is a quicker way to reach Kuala Lumpur city center, using the airport taxi is a much easier way to reach your destination within Kuala Lumpur. KLIA Express only brings you to KL Sentral while the airport taxi drops you off right in front of your hotel. If you are traveling alone it might be too expensive compared to other options as you pay RM74.30 for a ticket. You can buy tickets for a fixed price at one of the taxi counters at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

Matta travel fair in Malaysia

Matta Fair in Malaysia

Matta Fair (Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents) is the biggest and most popular travel fair in Malaysia. Malaysians do not yet use the internet as the standard way to book their trips and holidays. Many either go to travel offices or they consult their travel agent when they want to go on a trip. Matta Fair is the place for the best bargains; and it can even be interesting for foreign travelers as there usually are great bargains to destinations outside and within Malaysia.

Map of Malaysia

The interactive Google map of Malaysia below will be used throughout the website. Since we can easily add markers pointing to interesting locations, make sure to check it out every once a while. You can use this map to navigate through Malaysia. Use your mouse to slide the map to a location. Use the buttons to zoom in or out, or to switch from regular view, to satelite view (or both). You can also double click on the map to zoom in onto the location you're pointing at. In the near future we will add maps of all provinces of Malaysia, and list all highlights of that province.

This map can also function as your starting point for exploring Malaysia. You can click on the markers to get to the corresponding pages of this website.

Malaysia consists of two parts; Peninsular Malaysia and Borneo (also called Borneo-Malaysia). Clearly visible on the map is the famous (toll charge) north-south expressway, and a huge national park; Endau Rompin. If you zoom in two times, you'll see the islands of Langkawi and Penang on the map. Both can be found in the northern part of the peninsula. Click here for a full screen version of the interactive map of Malaysia.

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Cities of Malaysia

Below the map with all major cities of Malaysia. The cities mentioned are all worth a visit.

Map cities in Malaysia  

States of Malaysia

Check out the maps of all states of Malaysia: Johor, Kelantan, Melaka, Negeri & Sembilan, Pahang, Penang, Perak, Perlis & Kedah, Sabah, Sarawak, Selangor and Terengganu.

Map states of Malaysia  

Islands of Malaysia

Below you can see a map of Malaysia with the most beautiful (and popular) islands.

Map islands of Malaysia  

Highlights of Malaysia

Below the map with all highlights of Malaysia. Of course there are many more attractions to visit or to do in Malaysia, but on this map the most popular highlights are mentioned.

Map highlights of Malaysia  

Pages with information about Malaysia

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