Family Recipes: A Malaysia Day tribute to the country we love

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“Let us all as one be reminded that all Malaysians would live together as members of one big family.” – Tunku Abdul Rahman, first Prime Minister of Malaysia . The best family recipes endure the test of time. Each generation adds a little personality to the flavours, while still keeping the original essence alive for […]

Better Shopping with the Visit Malaysia Visa Prepaid Card

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If you love shopping but don’t like carrying around a lot of cash, the new Visit Malaysia Visa Prepaid Card is a viable secure payment solution. The world agrees: Malaysia is a great place to shop. From bargain hunting in the local markets, to luxurious shopping in some of the world’s biggest malls, it’s a […]

Durian, love it or hate it?

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“Its taste can only be described as… indescribable, something you will either love or despise. … Your breath will smell as if you’d been French-kissing your dead grandmother.” – Anthony Bourdain With its sharp and thorny exterior, the King of Fruits gives a menacing impression. Coupled with a strong aroma, the controversial fruit has defeated […]

Dive sites closure

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Several dive sites in three states in Peninsular Malaysia have been temporary closed due to coral bleaching, a phenomenon caused by global warming  that  has increased sea water temperature. According to the Department of Marine Park, Malaysia has more than 80 dive sites. The closure period is from July 2 until October 31, 2010 and […]

Diving in Malaysia

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Malaysia is a diving haven just waiting to be explored. Among the renowned diving destinations are Pulau Tioman, Pulau Redang, Pulau Perhentian, Pulau Tenggol, Pulau Layang Layang and Pulau Sipadan. Pulau Tioman is said to be a real treasure as it has colourful coral reefs and marine life such as anemones, starfish, limpets and thorny sea urchins. There are more than 20 diving spots around the island; among the best are Pulau Tulai and Pulau Renggis. Here, in vast gardens of hard corals, cuttlefish, angelfish, barracuda and turtles await divers. Deep diving enthusiasts will love Pulau Chebeh, the site of several giant manta sightings.

Selamat Datang

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Selamat datang, a warm welcome and a Happy New Year 2009! We are delighted to introduce you the latest addition to the Tourism Malaysia website, our very own Tourism Malaysia blog. Journey with us through lush rainforests, unique city landscapes and traverse the hustle and bustle of life in cities around the country.