Malaysia Travel Blog› entry 6 of 8 › view all entries
We toured through Malaysia with 13 other intrepid group members, some of which had been with us since Thailand. Our first stop in Malaysia was Penang, an island which used to be a british colany in the north-western area of Malaysia. We possibly had our best Malay foods here in Penang at the local night markets, a mish mash of food stalls at very cheap prices! We also had a taxi tour of some of the islands highlights including Fort Cornwallis, Kek Lok Si Temple, stilt houses and a snake temple! We both had photos with snakes, Cats face was a picture with a python round her neck and a viper on her head! After this we went inland to the Cameron Highlands, it was up in the hills so we had very refreshing breezes! This is where most of the country's fruit and veg is grown. It also boasts hundreds of tea plantations and strawberry farms - which were fantastic. Then we headed to Kuala Lumpur, where we stayed in the Chinatown area right on top of the busiest street/night market in the city! I had to buy hairclippers as the others died, but luckily Cat was there for support with the bargaining! we also took a trip up the KL tower for 360 degree views of the capital, it was about 250m up to the viewing terrace but the tower was nearer 400. Then we went to the famous Petronas Towers which looked fantastic at night. Our final stop was Melaka, this is a quiet, muslim orientated town where we stopped in a 200 year old guesthouse with fantastic feng-shui influences to decoration. Here we took a tri-shaw ride (bicycle and sidecar) round the city to the main attractions. Again the food was good at the nightmarkets and on the last night we went bowling in the more modern area of the city. Off to Singapore!