Map of Where to Go In Malaysia

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Our interactive and intriguing tool tells you all you need to know for your trip to the beach, including things to do, where to eat, places to visit and the best hotels nearby. You can also find out the best destinations for you, based on whether you’re going with your friends, partner, family or if you’re retired. Simply click on one of the options below to start finding out more.

Kuala Lumpur
Langkawi
Melaka
Labuan
Johor
Putrajaya
Penang
Kota Kinabalu
Cameron Highlands
Kuching
Ipoh

Kuala Lumpur

Things to Do
Farm in the City
Broga Hill
Laman Seni 7
Genting Highlands
Jalan Petaling
Kuala Lumpur Bird Park
Central Market
Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary
Food in Kuala Lumpur
Fierce Curry House
Shitamachi Tendon Akimitsu
Bali and Spice
Go Noodle House
Thyme Out
Kampung Baru Food Village
Delectable by Su
Yut Kee

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Langkawi

Things to Do
Langkawi Cable Car & Sky Bridge
Oriental Village
Kitschy 3D Museum
Mega Water Sports
Crocodile Adventure Land
Night Markets
Atma Alam Batik Village
Mangrove Kayaking
Food in Langkawi
Seashells Café
Restoran Siti Fatimah
Orkid Ria
The Cliff Restaurant
Pahn Thai Restaurant
Nasi Dagang Pak Malau
Hole in the Wall
Red Tomato

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Melaka

Things to Do
Menara Taming Sari
Melaka Zoo
Masjid Kampung Hulu
Flora de la Mar Maritime Museum
Prison Museum
Chetti Museum
Melaka Sultanate Palace
Cheng Hoon Teng
Food in Melaka
Nancy's Kitchen
Geographers Café
Restoran Capitol Satay
Kedai Kopi Chung Wah
Restoran Nyonya Makko

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Labuan

Things to Do
Labuan Marine Museum
Labuan Water Village
Labuan Bird Park
Japanese Surrender Point
Peace Park
The Labuan Farmer’s market
The Labuan Weekend Bazaar
Food in Labuan
Anjung Ketam
The Chillout Café
The Kraken Bar & Grill
Double Black Bar & Café

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Johor

Things to Do
Desaru Fruit Farm
Kukup Fishing Village
Sri Raja Mariamman Devasthanam
Kota Tinggi Waterfall
Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque
Food in Johor
Kerala Curry House
W.W Laksa House
The Bierhaus
Medan Selera Meldrum Walk
Night Market
Restoran Nilla

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Putrajaya

Things to Do
Cruise Tasik Putrajaya
Marina Putrajaya
Putrajaya Botanical Gardens
Putra Mosque
Millennium Monument
Food in Putrajaya
Secret Recipe
Umai Cafe
Only Mee Restaurant
3 wise monkeys Bistro and Bar
Sham Kitchen Restaurant

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Penang

Things to Do
Street Art at Penang Island
Chew Jetty
Little India and Chinatown
Batu Ferringhi Night Market
Kek Lok Si Temple
Pinang Peranakan Mansion
Little Penang Street Market
Penang National Park
Food in Penang
Jalan Alor Street Food
Siam Road Charcoal
Fatty Loh
Chinahouse
Char Koay Teow Stall
Sri Ananda Bahwan

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Kota Kinabalu

Things to Do
Lok Kawi Wildlife Park
Kota Kinabalu Waterfront
Tandem Paragliding
Salt Trails Jungle Trekking
Monsopiad Cultural Village
Gaya Street Sunday Market
Food in Kota Kinabalu
Ken Wang Hing
Korean BBQ Chicken
Sakagura Japanese Restaurant
LA Vintage Bar & Grill at Towering
Chili Vanilla
Wisma Merdeka Food Court
Grace Point

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Cameron Highlands

Things to Do
Lavender Gardens
Boh Sungei Palas Tea Estate
Sam Poh Temple
Ee Feng Gu Honey Bee Farm
Raaju’s Hill Strawberry Farm
Night Market Brinchang
Time Tunnel
Food in Cameron Highlands
Uncle Chow’s Kopitiam
The Smokehouse Hotel
Kougen Japanese Restaurant
Barracks Café
Restaurant Bunga Suria
May Flower

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Kuching

Things to Do
Chinese History Museum
Cat Museum
Handicraft Market
Medan Niaga Satok
Sarawak Museum
Fairy Caves
Sarawak Regatta
Food in Kuching
Bumbu Cabe
Razzmatazz Bistro and Bar
Open Air Market
The Junk
Yang Choon Tai Hawker Centre
Lok Lok

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Ipoh

Things to Do
Han Chin Pet Soo Museum
Gua Tempurung
Sam Poh Tong
Memory Lane (flea market)
Kellie Castle
Food in Ipoh
The Happy 8 Café
Restoran Yoke Fook Moon
Restoran Onn Kee
Nasi Lemak Ayam Kampung

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Farm in the City

Address: Jalan Prima Tropika Barat 1, Pusat Bandar Putra Permai, 43300 Seri Kembangan, Selangor, Malaysia

The farm is a little like a zoo but with a very large mix of animals, from racoons, monkey and rabbits to the more farm like creatures, such as horses. A great day out for the kids. Enjoy spending time with the animals as you feed and pet them in this lovely family day out. Open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 10:00-18:00. Closed Tuesdays. Saturday - Sunday 9:30-18:00. Admission is 30MYR per adult and 25MYR per child.

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Broga Hill

Address: Broga, Semenyih, Malaysia

This is one of the best views in Kuala Lumpur, a steep slope rises up to the brow of the hill where you get a beautiful view of the sunrise, set off around 5am to catch it in all its glory. A wonderful place to enjoy a picnic as the sun sets for a romantic setting with your loved one. Broga Hill is accessible at all times.

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Laman Seni 7

Address: Jalan Plumbum R7/R, Seksyen 7, 40000 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia

To see some of the best art Kuala Lumpur has to offer, head to Leman Seni 7 where the Shah Alam City Council has collaborated with young artists to turn back alleys into attractions. A competition was arranged by the council to find the best creative minds in the city. The prize? A lifelong exhibition of their work in Laman Seni 7. Some of the best pieces are tucked away so you'll have to search thoroughly.

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Genting Highlands

Address: Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia

Located 55km outside of Kuala Lumpur, the Genting Highlands takes around an hour to drive to. The hill station is Kuala Lumpur's answer to Las Vegas with casinos, a theme park, shopping mall, restaurants and plenty of entertainment to keep you amused. The Genting Highlands is worth a visit for entertainment alone and if you are travelling with children, the theme park is guaranteed to make them excited.

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Jalan Petaling

Address: Jalan Petaling, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

In the touristy area of Chinatown is Jalan Petaling. Famed for its architecture, atmosphere and food stalls running along the small side streets. Selling everything from clothes and accessories to souvenirs and gifts. Spend an evening wandering the streets and stalls looking for hidden gems and remember to barter for everything. Enjoy some of the most delicious street food you have ever tried in this bustling and exciting environment. Opening hours are 12:00-23:00.

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Kuala Lumpur Bird Park

Address: 920 Jalan Cenderawasih Taman Tasik Perdana 50480 Kuala Lumpur MALAYSIA

The Kuala Lumpur Bird Park is a little slice of paradise under a domed building. Walk around the tropical rainforest as more than 200 species of bird fly above your head in what is an experience of a lifetime. Be sure to catch the bird shows between 12:30 and 15:30 to see the parrots performing tricks to keep the children entertained. Feeding times can also be seen, at 11:30 the hornbills are fed and at 14:30 you can watch the magnificent eagles enjoy their dinner. Opening hours are 09.00-18.00 daily. Admission is 48MYR per adult and 38MYR per child.

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Central Market

Address: Jalan Hang Kasturi, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia

Central Market sells only items of Malaysian culture. Explore the many traditional stores selling items from clothing and food to arts and crafts and even antiques. If you're looking for gifts and souvenirs for family and friends then you are sure to find something unique at Central Market. Pamper yourself at any of the beauty salons before enjoying a romantic meal for two at A Taste of Malaysia. Every Saturday has a new event such as car boot sales starting from 08:00. Opening hours are 10:00-22:00.

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Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary

Address: 28500 Lanchang, Pahang, Malaysia

For over 30 years, Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary aim is to help look after abandoned elephants whilst providing a great opportunity for the public to get up close with these beautiful creatures. The sanctuary is one of very few places where visitors can meet Borneo Pygmy elephants, the smallest known sub-species of elephant. The objectives of the sanctuary combined with a once in a lifetime experience make this a great day out for all the family. Opening hours are 09:00-16:45. Admission is 10MYR per adult and 5MYR per child.

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Fierce Curry House

Address: 16, Jalan Kemuja, Bangsar, 59000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

One of the many great curry houses in KL is Fierce Curry House where they serves the best banana leaf biryani in the area. Fierce Curry House has been shortlisted for Best Cheap Eats and Best Indian in Timeout KL Food Awards in the past. Known for their range of Northern and Southern Indian Cuisine, they are most famously known for their lobster biryani which has to be ordered a day in advance. The meat here is halal and prices are very reasonable, expect to pay 15MYR for a biryani, unless you opt for the lobster. Opening hours are 10:30-22:00 daily.

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Shitamachi Tendon Akimitsu

Address: 1673, Jalan PJU 1a/4a, 47310 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

The first of its kind, this restaurant is helmed by chefs trained under the tutelage of Tanahira Akimitsu, who is the renowned head chef at an Asakusa-based tempura house. Serving the best Japanese food of deep fried conger eels, prawns, squid, oysters, whiting fish, and vegetables resting on grains of soy sauce-streaked rice in the chefs special. Chef Akimitsu Tanihara, the head chef at Tendon Akimitsu has a long history in the making of tempura, winning the Gold Medal in the Tendon Section at the Zenkoku Donburi Grand Prix 2015.

The modern setting makes for a great place to enjoy a romantic meal after a little shopping in the Evolve mall. Prices are mid-range here, a bowl of rice costs 3MYR and Tendon dishes cost around 30MYR. Opening hours are 10:00-22:00 daily.

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Bali and Spice

Address: LG-17, Da Men Mall, Persiaran Kewajipan, Usj 6, Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

Serving Balinese cuisine, Bali and Spice is ideal for those who like to feast. Try the Balinese Fried Squid Salad which will get your appetite going for the huge portion of Kambing Bakar. Most of the dishes have distinctive spices which can be cooled with a glass of Kopi Apokat, which is a blended avocado and gula Melaka that comes with a shot.

The atmosphere in the restaurant is cosy and relaxed, making it the perfect setting for a romantic meal or special occasion. Opening hours are 11:00-23:00 daily. Starters range from 17MYR and main meals start from 32MYR.

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Go Noodle House

Address: Block D, The School, Jaya One, 61-P1, Jalan University, Pjs 13, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

Famous for their lavish use of coriander and mi Xian, Go Noodle House serves up food that is both delicious and cheap, nothing on the menu costs more than 15MYR. The simple décor makes this a trendy place to hang out with your friends and catch up after a long day.

The main attraction at Go Noodle House is the option to customize your noodles. First choose your type of noodle, then the soup, then your add on such as squid balls and fresh prawns. Opening hours are 11:30-21:30 daily.Sharing bowls are available for just under 20MYR.

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Thyme Out

Address: 66, Jalan PJS 11/7, Subang Jaya, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

Starting as a humble food truck, Thyme Out is the second restaurant opened by the owners of this Mexican Style Street Food restaurant. Serving favourites such as nachos, burritos and tacos, it's a great place to grab a quick bite or sit down and enjoy all the trimmings for a romantic dinner.

Start by sharing the classic nachos for 10MYR followed by your choice of main starting at prices of just 12MYR per person. Opening hours are 11:00-22:00, closed Monday.

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Kampung Baru Food Village

Address: ln Raja Muda (Kampung Baru), 50300 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Discover some of the best hawker food on offer in Malaysia in this little village just outside of Kuala Lumpur's bustling streets. The quiet village is a local food paradise and remains almost free of tourists.

Enjoy the peaceful surroundings as you eat delicious home cooked food with the Petronas Towers in the distance for a romantic setting away from the busy city. Opening hours are 16:30-00:00. Prices here are very reasonable, starting at just 2.50MYR.

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Delectable by Su

Address: Kiosk (Lower Ground), LG K-25B The Gardens Mall, Lingkaran Syed Putra, Midvalley City, 59200 Kuala Lumpur"

For those sweet cravings, visit Delectable by Su and discover how this food blogger created such a popular cake shop in Kuala Lumpur. Serving niceties such as macaroons and cupcakes to the more fancy customized cakes.

Indulge yourself in these delicious treats as you explore the delights of Kuala Lumpur. Take time out from sightseeing to enjoy a coffee with your cake or cookie and order a side of ice-cream to make it even more delicious. Opening hours are 10:00-22:00 daily. Cakes cost from 5MYR.

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Yut Kee

Address: 1, Jalan Kamunting, Chow Kit, 50300 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Yut Kee is the oldest and most popular Hainanese coffee shop in Kuala Lumpur and it's easy to see why, their Kaya toast and half boiled eggs are one of the most popular dishes on the menu.

The toast is served without spread to allow you the full experience of spreading the kaya and butter, then watching as it slowly melts to make this divine breakfast meal. Opening hours are 07:30-16:30. Closed on Monday. Prices start from 2.80MYR and upwards.

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Langkawi Cable Car & Sky Bridge

Address: Burau Bay | Padang Matsirat, 07000, Langkawi, Malaysia

See Langkawi in all its glory as you embark on the cable car journey taking visitors up to Sky Bridge for the best view. The 15 minute journey slowly takes you up to the first observation deck where you can take photos before setting off to the second observation deck. Here you can choose to take the cable car back down or take a further stop with the cable car to go on the Sky Bridge.

We highly recommend taking that final journey as the views are like nothing else. A sunset ride is possibly the most romantic thing to do in Langkawi. Opening hours are Monday- Thursday 10:00-19:00 and Friday - Sunday 10:00-19:00. Admission is 30MYR per person.

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Oriental Village

Address: Burau Bay | Padang Matsirat, 07000, Langkawi, Malaysia

This quaint village sits at the foothills of Mt. Machinchang and provides more than 50 activities. The village has souvenir and retail stores, galleries, spas and F&B Outlets so this really is a fun day out. Enjoy the experience as a family and be sure to visit the Kitschy 3D Museum for fun for all the family. Opening hours are 12:00-23:00 daily. Prices are dependant upon activity.

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Kitschy 3D Museum

Address: Oriental Village, Burau Bay | Padang Matsirat, 07000, Langkawi, Malaysia

Within the Oriental Village you will find this museum that is made up of more than one hundred 3D interactive paintings that are painted by a group of international artists. The attraction of the paintings is that until they are photographed, it's hard to see their 3D powers, but photos look realistic and are a great souvenir from your travels.

Travellers with children will have lots of fun photographing their children on the many amazing exhibits. Opening hours are 09:00-18:00 daily. Admission is 38MYR per adult and 28MYR per child.

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Mega Water Sports

Address: Jalan Pantai Cenang, 07000 Mukim Kedawang, Kedah, Malaysia

Mega Water Sports offer a range of four hour island hopping tours aboard jet skis. Choose between different packages of family friendly, something for everyone (includes activities) or a tour with dinner included. What could be more romantic than touring the islands with your loved one before enjoying dinner together to talk about the amazing experience you've just shared. Tours are provided daily and prices start from 700MYR per person.

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Crocodile Adventure Land

Address: Taman Buaya Langkawi Mukim Air Hangat, Jalan Datai, Jalan datai, 07000 Kedah, Malaysia

Here is your chance to see crocodiles up close in their journey from egg to adult. You can feed baby crocs, try crocodile fishing and batik painting, enjoy hourly show times and buy crocodile products.

This is a family friendly attraction and children will just love meeting the crocodiles, when else would they have the chance to get so close to these magnificent reptiles? Opening hours are 09:00-18:00 daily. Admission fee is 18MYR per adult and 12MYR per child.

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Night Markets

Address: Ulu Melaka, Kedawang, Kuah, Temoyong, Air Hangat, Padang Matsirat, Langkawi, Malaysia

Found daily in Pantai Cenang, Kuah, and Padang Matsirat, these markets are a bargain hunter's paradise. Offering everything from clothes, food, trinkets, watches, sunglasses, wallets and handbags.

Wander around and look for hidden treasures among the huge array of goods on offer. Have fun bartering for your gifts and souvenirs and try some of the local street food for a taste of local cuisine. Open from 17:00 until late.

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Atma Alam Batik Village

Address: 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia

At the Atma Alam Batik Village you will find a treasure trove of local art and culture at this quaint village. The half acre of floor space includes a batik workshop, showroom, art gallery, batik gallery and handicraft displays offering high quality goods at affordable prices.

The market is housed in a traditional Malay building where you can spend time looking through the beautiful silk and cotton garments on sale. Tailors turn Batik and songket into many items such as wall scrolls, cushion covers, handbags and more. Opening hours are daily 9:00-18:00.

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Mangrove Kayaking

Address: Rumah Kedai No. 1, Tingkat 3, Lot 1556, Tanjung Mali, Pantai Cenang, Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia

Get up close to Langkawi's flora and fauna without harming the environment on one of these fantastic tours. There are various tours to choose from, giving you the opportunity to discover Langkawi's natural beauty.

The nature guides will show you the amazing nature found in Langkawi and provide an unforgettable experience. Tours start daily from 09:30. Tour prices are 220MYR per adult and 140MYR per child.

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Seashells Café

Address: Laman Padi, Pantai Cenang, Mukim Kedawang, 07000 Langkawi - Kedah, Langkawi 07000, Malaysia

Enjoy a variety of Western and fusion food whilst sitting cross legged, eating with your hands. Sitting outdoors under a gazebo with stunning views over the rice paddies where pink buffalo can be seen grazing in the distance. The setting make this a unique experience and one to treasure with a loved one.

Order the Malay Lunch Buffet and you will be brought a selection of their best dishes. Opening hours are Monday - Sunday 12:00 - 22:30 . A romantic Candlelit dinner for 2 can be booked for 120MYR.

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Restoran Siti Fatimah

Address: Batu 5 1/4, Jalan Kampung Tok Senik, Kawasan mata Air, Ulu Melaka, Langkawi, 07000, Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia

To experience some of the best home made food, Restoran Siti Fatimah is a simple eatery with a self service setup. Food choices include fish, chicken, beef, tofu. squid, soya and vegetables.

Meals are charged at 5MYR per dish so you can try as many as you like and know exactly what you're spending. If you want real Malaysian food, this is the place to visit. Opening times are Thursday - Tuesday 07:00-16:30. Prices start from 15MYR.

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Orkid Ria

Address: Lot 1225, Pantai Cenang, Mukim Kedawang, 07100 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia

Orkid Ria serves the best seafood in Langkawi. On entry you will find large tanks full of seafood where you will choose your dish. Choose from lobster, mantis prawns, tiger prawns, dragon groupers, crabs and more. Opening hours are 12:00-15:00 & 18:00-23:00 daily. Prices start from 30MYR per dish.

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The Cliff Restaurant

Address: Lot 63 & 40, Cenang, Mukim Kedawang, Lebuh Pantai, 07000 Pulau Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia

At Cliff restaurant they aim to innovate ways of enjoying awesome food, preparing local delicacies in a fine balance of Malay and western techniques. With drinks to accompany you meal to enhance the flavours, this is fine dining at its best.

The seafront view from this stunning restaurant is as romantic as it gets. With the sounds of the ocean and fish swimming in the sea below your feet, dining at sunset is highly recommended. Opening hours are 12:00-23:00 daily. Appetizers range from 29MYR and main courses start at 59MYR.

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Pahn Thai Restaurant

Address: Berjaya Langkawi Beach & Spa Resort, Burau Bay, Kedah, 07000 Pulau Langkawi, Malaysia

This unique restaurant is built on stilts over clear ocean waters and serves the most exquisite Thai cuisine. The fine dining setting is the perfect way to enjoy your meal while you take in the views over the Andaman Sea and the Mat Chinchang mountain range.

The sounds of the sea and the beautiful scenery make this a lovely destination to enjoy a dinner for two or a special occasion. Opening hours are 18:30-23:00 daily. This is the height of fine dining so prices are naturally higher, but the ambience is something you won't find elsewhere.

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Nasi Dagang Pak Malau

Address: Jalan Makam Mahsuri, Mukim Ulu Melaka, Kuah, Kedah, Langkawi, Malaysia

Relax in beautiful surroundings with the backdrop of mountains and rice fields as you enjoy the delicious and freshly prepared home cooked food. Sit beneath the thatched roof or take a seat on a table right beside the rice field for a sunning, scenic view.

Your choice of curry is presented to you in glass bowls so you can see the food before you order. Opening hours are Tuesday -Sunday 08:00-14:00. Prices start from just 6MYR

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Hole in the Wall

Address: Pengkalen Jeti Kilim Jalan Ayer Hangat | 07000, Langkawi 07000, Malaysia

This floating fish farm can be found nestled on stilts within the tropical mangroves of Langkawi and was the first of its kind. Enjoy the freshest fish surrounded by the most beautiful nature and wildlife in a truly romantic setting in the evening. Opening hours are 08:00-23:00 daily. Prices start from 22MYR for starters and 80MYR per main course.

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Red Tomato

Address: No. 5 Casa Fina Avenue, Pantai Cenang, Langkawi, Malaysia

Red Tomato is a gastro bar and grill and is a very popular spot for breakfast. Run by expats who create some of the best pizza on the island along with their delicious breakfasts with eggs cooked just the way you want.

The menu is an extensive list of soup, salad, sandwiches, pasta, pizza, meat and a tasty dessert menu. Opening hours are 9.30-22.30 daily. Main meals cost between 20-40MYR.

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Menara Taming Sari

Address: Jalan Merdeka, 75000 Melaka, Malaysia

See Melaka at its best, from the 80 metre high Manera Melaka. The ride offers spectacular panoramic views of the UNESCO World Heritage City and beyond with a host of interesting sights in view including St. Pauls Cathedral, Flora Del Mar, Pulau Selat Mosque and more.

The view from the top at sunset is simply stunning and something you will not experience anywhere else in Melaka. Opening hours are 10:00-22:00 daily. Admission is 20MYR per person and 10MYR per child.

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Melaka Zoo

Address: 75450 Malacca, Malaysia

Malaka Zoo is a great day out for animal lovers where you can enjoy a range of activities. Their night safari showcases the conservation and dedication to the reproduction, protection and education of animals, plants and their habitats.

This is a fantastic day out for families and an educational day for children to enjoy some of natures rarest wildlife. Opening hours are 9:00-18:00 daily. Admission is 17.80MYR per adult and 7.10MYR per child.

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Masjid Kampung Hulu

Address: Jalan Kampung Hulu, 75200, Melacca, Malaysia

Masjid Kampung Hulu is the oldest functioning Mosque in Malaysia and was commissioned by the Dutch in 1728. Built long before domes and minarets came into fashion, the mosque has predominantly Javanese architecture which is a multi-tiered roof in place of the usual domes.

Although not set up for visitors to go inside, it is a good spot to stop in China town to admire the beautiful architecture from outside.

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Flora de la Mar Maritime Museum

Address: Jalan Quayside, Melaka 75000, Malaysia

The Maritime Museum is a replica of the Portuguese ship 'Flora de La Mar' that sank off the coast of Melaka while on its way to Portugal carrying loot plundered from Melaka. The museum highlights the importance of Melaka as a regional and international business centre from the period of the Melaka Sultanate through the Portuguese, Dutch and British era.

This is a great day out for families where children can role play on the ship and pretend they're a pirate for an hour or two. Opening hours are Monday-Friday 09:00-17:30 and weekends 09:00-21:00. Admission is 5MYR per person.

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Prison Museum

Address: Jalan Parameswara & Jalan Melati, Melaka City

This state run museum gives a rare insight into the Malaysian Prison system, past and present. The museum displays details on the 18th century prison system and how it was shaped by British rule.

The displays on corporal punishment should be avoided if you are travelling with children. Opening hours are Tuesday-Sunday 09:00-17:00. Admission is 6MYR per adult and 3MYR per child.

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Chetti Museum

Address: Muzium Chetti, Jalan Gajah Berang, 75300 Melaka, Malaysia

The Chetti Museum is an enterprise of the Chetti community to document their unique heritage. The museum can be found in Chetti Village and exhibits colourful traditional water pots, brass, oil lamps, serving trays, sculptures, handicrafts and photographs.

The Chetti community are also known as the Melaka straits-born Hindus or Indian Peranakans and have been in Melaka since the reign of the Melaka Sultanate in the early 15th century. Opening hours are Wednesday-Sunday 09:00-17:00. Admission is 2MYR per adult and 0.50MYR per child.

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Melaka Sultanate Palace

Address: Istana Kesultanan Melaka, Bandar Hilir, 75000 Melaka, Malaysia

The palace is a replica of the structure that was built by the sultanate of Malacca the ruler of the city before the portugese invaded and took over in the 1500s. The palace is one of its kind in Malaysia and offers a rare glimpse of the ancient Malay kingdom that once flourished in Melaka. Opening hours are 09:00-18:00 daily. Admission is 2MYR per adult and 1MYR per child.

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Cheng Hoon Teng

Address: 25, Jalan Tokong, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia

Cheng Hoon Teng Chinese Temple is the oldest Chinese temple in Malaysia and also one of the oldest in Southeast Asia. It's situated on Jalan Emas Tukang which is one of the three main streets running through the historic city.

Jalan Emas Tukang is also called 'Harmony Street' because of its proximity to two other important places of worship of different religions. Opening hours are 07:00-19:00 daily. Admission is free.

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Nancy's Kitchen

Address: 13, Jalan KL 3/8, Taman Kota Laksamana, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia

The recipes at Nancy's kitchen have been passed down through 3 generations and Nancy dedicates herself to serving quality in each dish. Her menu of authentic Peranakan dishes use fresh local herbs, spices and ingredients to keep the customers coming back time after time.

For a great activity to enjoy on your travels, Nancy's kitchen offers cooking classes to learn how to cook some of her most famous dishes. Opening hours are Sunday - Thursday 11:00-17:00 and Friday - Saturday 11:00-21:00. The average cost for a meal for two people is 40MYR.

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Geographers Café

Address: Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia

The café is conveniently located in a corner of a pre-war shop house in the heart of Chinatown. The eatery has a warm and welcoming ambience with an old charm that attracts the seasoned traveller.

Relax and enjoy your evening meal in one of Melaka's historic buildings as you plan the rest of your trip. Opening hours are Monday-Saturday 10:00-13:00 and Sunday 08.00-13:00.

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Restoran Capitol Satay

Address: 41, Lorong Bukit Cina, 75100 Melaka, Malaysia

A well-frequented satay celup restaurant and also one of the cheapest eateries in Melaka City. This is one of Melaka's favourite restaurants to visit with family, although a queue can often be found protruding from the doorway. The restaurant opened in the 1950s and has remained much loved to this day.

This is a great spot to enjoy lunch or a late night snack amid the days activities. Opening hours are Wednesday - Monday 17:00-23:00. These are some of the cheapest prices you will find in Melaka, the lowest priced skewer is just 0.90MYR.

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Kedai Kopi Chung Wah

Address: 18, Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia

Kedai Kopi Chung Wah is a modest coffee shop that specialises in one of Melaka’s most unique dishes: chicken rice balls. Chicken Rice Balls are a specialty in Melaka so getting them right is a serious business.

Throughout the day you will find a queue for the dish, not only for the taste but the cheap prices. Expect to pay around 11MYR for five steamed chicken balls and a drink. Opening hours are 07:30-15:00 daily.

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Restoran Nyonya Makko

Address: 123, Jl. Merdeka, 75000 Melaka, Malaysia

For authentic Nyonya Cuisine, Nyonya Makko literally translates into 'aunt' in the Baba culture. The restaurant won second place for Best Cendol in the whole of Malaysia and it's clear to see why.

The food here is sweet and not spicy, making it perfect for all palettes. The decor is very traditional, a great place for a family meal. Opening hours are 11:30-14:45 and 18:00-21:30. Closed Tuesday. Prices range from 10- 56MYR.

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Labuan Marine Museum

Address: Kompleks Sukan Air Antarabangsa Labuan, Jalan Tanjung Purun, 87008 Labuan, Malaysia

The Marine Museum focuses on marine life around the Labuan Federal Territory and is divided into 16 galleries. The aim of the Marine Museum is to turn it into a scientific reference centre as well as to educate visitors on the importance of preserving and appreciating nature's gift.

The exhibitions cover a variety of sea life and the gift shop offers a large selection of souvenirs and gifts. Opening hours are daily 09:00-18:00 and admission is free.

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Labuan Water Village

Address: Patau-patau Road, Labuan Island, Malaysia

Mainly inhabited by Brunei Malays, the two main water villages on Labuan are Kampang Bebuloh and Kampung Patau-Patau. The houses are made of wood and sit on stilts right at the water's edge and are joined together by a maze of wooden walkways. This is a great spot for taking photos to remember your travels.

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Labuan Bird Park

Address: Tg. Kubong, Labuan Town, Labuan Island, Malaysia

Although not as well established as the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park, the Labuan Bird Park is a small and humble park for birds. Homing some exquisite birds such as eagles and hornbills with the even larger ostriches.

They are located close to Chimney at Tanjung Kubong and is surrounded by beautiful parklands to explore. Opening hours are Tuesday - Sunday 09:00-16:00 and Monday 14:00-16:00. Admission is 3MYR per person and children under 6 go free.

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Japanese Surrender Point

Address: 87000 Labuan, Labuan Federal Territory, Malaysia

The Japanese Surrender Point is a meaningful memorial spot situated in a small park near to Timbalai. The park is a serene spot where you have a stunning view of the South China Sea. The area is quiet and peaceful and a beautiful tribute to those who fought for their country, making this an important part of Labuan history. The park is open at all times and admission is free.

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Peace Park

Address: Okk Daud Road, Labuan Island, Malaysia

The Peace Park is a must see in Labuan, it was built by the Japanese as an apology for what their forefathers had done and acts as a promise to peace and mankind. It is a bond between Japan and Malaysia to commemorate those lost in World War II.

A beautiful tribute to those who fought for their country. The Peace Park is open at all times and admission is free.

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The Labuan Farmer’s market

Address: Peti Surat 81245, Wilayah Persekutuan Labuan, Malaysia

For a change in pace to the regular markets, this farmers market is nice and quiet and a place to meet with the locals who sit at their stalls and tend to their customers in a friendly and welcoming manner.

The market offers an array of fresh produce and the smell coming from the herbs is quite something. All produce sold at the market is organic and has no added flavours or preservatives. The market is open every weekend from 09:00.

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The Labuan Weekend Bazaar

Address: Peti Surat 81245, Wilayah Persekutuan Labuan, Malaysia

Located close to the farmers market, the Labuan Bazaar is a great way to spend an afternoon. It's quite small in size but sells everything you could need. It's a great place to buy souvenirs and gifts, don't forget to have a little barter on the prices. The market takes place every weekend from 09:00.

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Anjung Ketam

Address: Kg Tanjung Aru, Jalan Tanjung Aru, Labuan Town, Labuan Island, Malaysia

One of the best seafood restaurants in Labuan, Anjung Ketam is located close to the centre and attracts many locals and tourists as the chef cooks the fresh fish dishes to your exact tastes. Whether you like it hot and spicy or not, you will enjoy every morsel of food.

Enjoy a romantic meal with the freshest fish over candlelight to relax from the days activities. Opening hours are 17:00-22:00 daily. Prices range from 60MYR.

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The Chillout Café

Address: Unit 2-6, Level 2, Labuan Times Square, Labuan, 87000 Labuan FT, Wilayah Persekutuan Labuan, Malaysia

The Chill out Café offer a delicious menu where all the bread is lovingly baked in house to accompany the coffee they serve with a warm welcome. The Fruit Bar serves up smoothies and vitamin boosts in every flavour imaginable, so there's something to suit everyone.

Take a break from your busy day to enjoy a coffee and relax with some of the tasty treats on offer as you plan your next part of the day. Opening times are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday 10:00-23:00 and Friday - Saturday 10:00-22:00.

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The Kraken Bar & Grill

Address: Labuan Marina | Billion Pavillion Hotel Waterfront, Labuan Town, Labuan Island 87010, Malaysia

Kraken Bar and Grill features the longest bar in Labuan, serving up delicious burgers with all the trimmings and crinkle cut chips to accompany your burger beautifully. Enjoy relaxing with friends after a long, busy day in the modern surroundings. Opening hours are 16:00 - 02:00 daily.

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Double Black Bar & Café

Address: Labuan Times Square, 87000 Labuan

Double Black Bar and Café serves up a delicious food in a realaxed atmosphere. A great place to unwind with friends and enjoy a game of darts or two. The bar hosts regular darts tournaments, which is a popular attraction for the locals. Opening hours are 11:00-01:00 daily.

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Desaru Fruit Farm

Address: No. 1, Sungai Cemaran, Desaru, 81900 Kota Tinggi, Johor, Malaysia

Visit the plantation where you can learn about the countries tropical fruits that are growing on the 100 acre fruit farm. The farm has over 100 varieties of fruit, 10 species of plants, a petting zoo, koi fish pond and other attractions, making it a great day out for the whole family.

The petting zoo is perfect for introducing your children to animals they may never have met before, taking lovely photos to keep as souvenirs. Opening hours are 08:30-18:30 daily. A tour of the fruit farm costs 25MYR per adult and 20MYR per child.

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Kukup Fishing Village

Address: Johor Bahru, Malaysia

This small fishing village is perfect for a quiet, relaxing day. Wander around and take in the sights of the quaint village and fishermen at work. Found in the Pontian District in Johor, the area is famed for its open-air seafood restaurants that are built on stilts over the water.

This quiet area makes the perfect getaway from the busy streets for a few hours and the food here is not to be missed. The village can be visited at any time.

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Sri Raja Mariamman Devasthanam

Address: 4 Jalan Ungky Puan, Johor Bahru

Founded in 1911 by Mr Kootha Perumal Vandayar, the temple is a place of worship for the Hindus of Johor Bahru. The temple was registered in 1949 under the Society Ordinance as 'Rajamariamman Kovil'. The temple's main features are the typical icons from the Hindu pantheon, with the gatekeepers at the building's entrance being the most beautiful. Opening hours are 13:00-17:00 daily. Admission is 10MYR per adult.

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Kota Tinggi Waterfall

Address: 15 km NW of Kota Tinggi Town, Malaysia

Locals believe that water brings calm and peace, so what better place to enjoy nature as Kota Tinggi waterfalls. Beckoning the busy city goers to take a break and allow the qi of the waterfall to energise them for the coming days. This romantic setting is perfect for those wanting to escape the hustle and bustle for a few hours. Swimming in the waterfall is a luxurious way to cool off from the days heat. The waterfall is open daily during daylight hours.

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Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque

Address: L3-26 Aras 3, Bangunan JOTIC, 2 Jalan Ayer Molek, Johor Bahru 80000, Johor, Malaysia

Situated at the top of a hill in downtown Johor, the Sultan Abu Baker State Mosque is one of the oldest and most beautiful mosques in Malaysia. The mosque is a mix of architectural style but is primarily Victorian. It is now listed as a protected heritage monument by the Department of Museums and antiques.

This exquisite building looks stunning at night time, lit up against the beautiful backdrop, the perfect setting for a romantic walk. Opening hours are 10:00-18:00 daily. Admission is free.

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Kerala Curry House

Address: 77, Jalan Storey, Kim Teng Park, 80300 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia

Serving up possibly the best banana leaf rice in Malaysia. Their motto is ‘Kerala- the sign of a good curry’ and they certainly live up to that motto with their hot and spicy fish, chicken and mutton curries. The waitress will serve up your banana leaf and rice whilst you snack on the poppadoms.

Be sure to grab some of the fish cutlets as they are brought around on plates and prepare for a taste explosion. Opening hours are Monday-Saturday 06:30-19:00. Starters and main dishes cost from 10MYR.

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W.W Laksa House

Address: 36A & 36A1, Jalan Kolam Air, Taman Water Works, Johor Bahru, 80100, Johor Bahru, Johor, 80200, Malaysia

W.W Laksa opened in the 1970s and is known to serve the best laksa and otak otak. The restaurant is much more of a breakfast venue and queues of locals can often be seen when the doors open at 08:30. Opening hours are 08:30-15:00. Laksa prices are 5MYR for a small size or 7MYR for large.

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The Bierhaus

Address: 299, Jalan Sutera, Taman Sentosa, 80150 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia

The Bierhaus not only serves up some of the best drinks you will find in Malaysia, but their pasta and pizza is also something not to be missed. The combination makes this a great night out with friends in a pub like atmosphere with live music. Opening hours are 14:00-02:00 daily. Average price for a meal for two is 55MYR.

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Medan Selera Meldrum Walk

Address: 23, Jalan Meldrum, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia

Each day in late afternoon, the food stalls begin setting up along the alleyway and start cooking up everything from curry laksa and more. Free sugar-cane juice or Chinese herbal jelly drink are perfect for washing down your meal with. Opening hours are 18:00-00:00. Meals cost from 3MYR.

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Night Market

Address: 12, 1, Jalan Tan Hiok Nee, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia

The open air market lines the streets in the T-shaped alleyway and sells all kinds of food. The road links Jalan Chin, Jalan Meldrum and Jalan Wong Ah Fook, making it a busy area once the stalls set up. The stalls are Muslim run so the area is alcohol free.

A favourite dish found here is the sup kambing, a slightly mutton soup, use the tasty French bread to mop it up and wash it all down with a fresh coconut. Opening hours are 15:30-00:00. Prices range from 4MYR and up.

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Restoran Nilla

Address: Jalan Ungku Puan, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia

This restaurant is very popular with both tourists and locals and is best known for its banana leaf food. This is possibly the best Indian restaurant if you are looking for chicken, as it will rival the best you've ever had. For something a bit different, go for the Vegetarian Chicken, it's actually Tofu but tastes just as good. Opening times are 07:00-22:00. Meals range from 2MYR and up.

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Cruise Tasik Putrajaya

Address: Presint 1, 62000 Putrajaya, Malaysia

Set sail on a cruise of Putrajaya in the most unique way to see the sights. With 20 landmarks included along the cruise, there really is no easier and more relaxing way to see them. Cruise times are Monday-Friday 11:00 and 12:00 and an extra cruise at 10:00 at the weekend. Tour prices are 25MYR per adult and 18MYR per child.

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Marina Putrajaya

Address: No. 1, Jalan P5/5,, Precinct 5,, 62200 Putrajaya, Malaysia

Marina Putrajaya has a host of activities to offer that are split into 2 categories, land based and lake based. The land based facilities include a swimming pool, snooker and pool room, karaoke lounge, gymnasium and squash courts. Visitors can also enjoy a number of lake based activities from canoeing, long boating, jet skiing, water-skiing and more. Opening times and prices are dependant on activity, check the website for more details.

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Putrajaya Botanical Gardens

Address: Persiaran Sultan Sallahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah | Presint 1, Putrajaya, Putrajaya, Malaysia

Visit the Putrajaya Botanical Gardens for a truly enjoyable and educational day out. Escape the busy streets for a few hours and marvel at the stunning flora and fauna as you wander around the gardens finding plenty of photo opportunities. Opening hours are daily 11:00-23:00. Admission is free.

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Putra Mosque

Address: Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia, Pusat Pentadbiran Kerajaan, 62502 Persekutuan, Malaysia

The pink domed mosque can accommodate up to 15,000 worshippers at any one time. The roof of the mosque is constructed using rose tinted granite and the inside is made up of three separate areas, the prayer room, the courtyard and the Sahn.

The prayer room is a beautiful space filled with water features and bordered with colonnades. Visiting hours are Saturday-Thursday 09:00-18:00 and Friday 15:00-18:00.

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Millennium Monument

Address: Lebuh Ehsan, Presint 2, 62100 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya, Malaysia

The millennium monument is a 38 metre high column which was a little late in opening in 2005. From above, the monument is designed to look like a hibiscus flower but from ground level, the monument is a tower with a spire. As you approach the building there are numerous engraved glass panels documenting milestones from Malaysia's history.

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Secret Recipe

Address: S08, Selera Putra Food Court, 501, Jalan Masjid, Dataran Putra, Presint 1, 62000 Putrajaya, Malaysia

Unwind with your friends and try some of Secret Recipes' cakes in a modern, contemporary and vibrant interior. Their great food speaks for itself and their ambience offers a welcome respite from the daily routine. A slice of cake costs 5.90MYR. Opening hours are 10:00-22:00 daily.

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Umai Cafe

Address: Jalan P8e2/10, Presint 2, 62100 Putrajaya, Wilayah Persekutuan Putrajaya, Malaysia

Located close to the Millennium Monument, Umai offers a variety of hot dishes such as Thai, Malay and some of the more traditional dishes, including mee rebus and laksa. Customers return to Umai time and time again for their delicious menu and their complimentary banana fritter, pancakes and coconut bananas. Opening hours are daily 09:00-23:00. Dishes range from 5MYR and sides from 2MYR.

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Only Mee Restaurant

Address: No 1, Marina Putrajaya, Jalan P5/5, Presint 5, Putrajaya,

The first of Malaysia's freshly made noodle chains, Only Mee offers delicious noodles and dim sum. The fuss free restaurant is ideal for eating on the go or relaxing with your friends. Overlooking the Marina, Only Mee gives a lovely setting to relax with a loved one or friends. Opening hours are Monday-Friday 10:00-21:30 and Weekends 10:30-22:00. Main dishes start from 12MYR.

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3 wise monkeys Bistro and Bar

Address: E-2-G , Setia Walk, Persiaran Wawasan,Pusat Bandar Puchong, 47160 Puchong, Selangor, Malaysia

3 Wise Monkeys Bistro and Bar offer a selection of foods from breaded chicken and seafood platters and more. Enjoy the many tasty drinks on offer to accompany your meal as you unwind with friends. Opening hours are daily 16:00-01:00. Platters for four people costs 128MYR.

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Sham Kitchen Restaurant

Address: Presint 8, Putrajaya, Malaysia

Sham Kitchen is known for their use of organic and locally sourced produce. An interesting spin on your usual 'American' restaurant, the chefs here use their culinary creativity to interpret traditional meals by applying their own creative vision. Using only local and organic products, their menu changes every 6-8 weeks offering new and signature dishes. Opening hours are daily 11:00-02:00. Meals cost between 6-15MYR.

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Street Art at Penang Island

Address: Lebuh Chulia, George Town, 10200 George Town, Malaysia

Wandering around Penang it's hard to believe that this UNESCO heritage site has allowed the art to take place. Many artists have contributed to the art here with the main artist being Lithuanian Ernest Zacharevic. Children can be seen playing on bikes, whilst other buildings feature people in boats. A great area to explore if you are an art lover.

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Chew Jetty

Address: 59A, Chew Jetty, Pengkalan Weld, Georgetown, 10300 George Town, Penang, Malaysia

This village built on stilts really is something to behold, the jetties named “Lim”, “Chew”, “Tan”, “Lee”, “Yeoh”, “Koay” and "Mixed Clans" were built by pioneer Chinese immigrants. Only one of the jetties still has any chew activities which is the Chew Jettie, the others have had to be reconstructed over the years.

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Little India and Chinatown

Address: Lebuh Pasar, George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Explore the many boutiques and small shops of Little India as Bollywood music plays from sidewalk speakers for a unique experience. Hunt for hidden treasure and find something completely unique in the many traditional shops selling everything you can think of.

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Batu Ferringhi Night Market

Address: Jalan Batu from Golden Sands to Rasa Sayang, Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island, Malaysia

The esplanade outside of Georgetown transforms nightly into an outdoor bazaar with cheap souvenirs and food. Stalls are set up from 18.00 and haggling here is a must. Wander around taking in the atmosphere and searching for gifts and souvenirs, don't forget to barter. Street food here is also not to be missed. Opening hours are 19:00-00:00 daily.

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Kek Lok Si Temple

Address: Air Itam, Penang Island 11500, Malaysia

Known as the Temple of Supreme Bliss, Kek Lok Si Temple is said to be the largest Buddhist temple in Southeast Asia. The temple is said to have the right Feng Shui for a temple due to its location. The temple was inspired by the chief monk of the Goddess of Mercy Temple. Opening times are 07:00-21:00 daily and admission is free.

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Pinang Peranakan Mansion

Address: 29 Church Street, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia

The building is a recreation of a typical rich 19th century Baba Home and is Penang's way of introducing visitors to historical Peranakan culture. The building has been restored to a museum to exhibit the Baba-Nyonya cultural revival.

There are over 1,000 pieces of antiques and collectibles in the museum which is housed in one of Penang’s heritage mansions. Opening times are Monday – Saturday 09:30-17:00. Admission is 20MYR per adult and children under 6 go free.

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Little Penang Street Market

Address: Upper Penang Road, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia

On the last Sunday of every month, Upper Penang Road comes to life with a bustling market selling art, crafts and souvenirs. Demonstrations, exhibitions and Malaysian food can be found here from 10:00 until the evening. Grab yourself a unique piece of art as a souvenir from your trip.

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Penang National Park

Address: Jalan Hassan Abas, Teluk Bahang, 11050, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Enjoy the vast land of the Penang National Park where you can take up many activities such as wildlife observation, canopy walking, swimming, picnic, fishing, jungle trekking climbing and canoeing.

The natural attractions of Pulau Pinang National Park include the Hill / Lowland Dipterocarp Forests, Mangrove Forest areas, sandy beach habitats, the unique seasonal meromictic lake and the open coastal seas. Opening hours are daily 07:30-18:00. Admission is free.

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Jalan Alor Street Food

Address: Jalan Alor, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

By day the street is the usual shops but when evening comes, the streets are lined with Hawker stalls selling Malaysian dishes that are better than some of the expensive restaurants. Soak up the atmosphere and try some of the local delicacies while enjoying a little time out from the busy streets. Opening hours are 17:00-late daily.

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Siam Road Charcoal

Address: Jalan Siam, George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Not the healthiest food you will find in Malaysia, but this hawker stall is famed for their Char Koay Teow, a noodle dish typically served on a banana leaf. The restaurant is highly popular and it's easy to see why, visitors rate this as the best Char Koay Teow in Penang. Opening hours are Monday-Saturday 15:00-19:00. Each dish costs around 5.50MYR.

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Fatty Loh

Address: 21, Jalan Fettes, Tanjung Tokong, 11200 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

This small restaurant can appear more like a museum on first sight with its many artefacts on show. They have a selection of dishes on offer but they are most famous for their Roasted Chicken Rice. Everything on the menu is priced below 12MYR. Opening hours are daily 09:00-17:00.

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Chinahouse

Address: 153, Lebuh Pantai, George Town, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Chinahouse is a set of 3 heritage buildings made into a complex of 14 spaces including shops, cafes, restaurants, galleries and a performance theatre with a courtyard in the middle.

The food court serves a buffet with a wide variety of dishes to try. Opening hours are 09:00-00:00 daily. Drinks and cakes cost around 8MYR and main dishes start around 40MYR.

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Char Koay Teow Stall

Address: 86 Kimberley Street, George Town, Penang

Since 1954, Lean Joo Sean has set up his stall everyday outside the Sin Guat coffee shop at 17:30 and a steady stream of customers arriving throughout the day. Lean is easy to spot with his tall white chef hat and the smoke coming from his wok each time he fires it up. Opening hours are 17:30-00:00 daily. Dishes cost from 3.50MYR.

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Sri Ananda Bahwan

Address: 14, Jalan Tanjong Bungah, 11200 Tanjung Bungah, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Little India is home to some of the best cafes and this simple eatery is no exception. Their banana leaf special is a favourite among locals due to the generous portion of rice and spiced okra. Be sure to leave a little room for the barfi, their fudge like confectionary which are divine. Opening hours are 07:00-00:00 daily. Prices range from 0.80-6MYR.

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Lok Kawi Wildlife Park

Address: 89500 Putatan, Sabah, Malaysia

Lok Kawi Wildlife Park is made up of two areas, zoological and botanical and makes a fantastic day out for all the family. Meet the Pygmy elephants, Proboscis monkeys, Malayan Tigers and many more. The botanical side of the park is a 1.2km jungle trek where you can marvel at some of the stunning flora and fauna.

There is also the option to just do half the trek should you wish. Opening hours are 09:30-16:30 daily. Admission is 20MYR.

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Kota Kinabalu Waterfront

Address: Lot B - 2 & 3, Warisan Square, Jalan Tun Fuad Stephen, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

The Kota Kinabalu Waterfront is a haven of activities in a beautiful setting. The shopping mall offers all of the shops you could want and more. The 5 star luxury hotel offers luxury bars and dining to try if you want to relax in quieter surroundings than the nearby restaurants. The 1.2km boardwalk makes for a lovely walk with stunning scenery.

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Tandem Paragliding

Address: Lot 29, Karamunsing Godown, Ground & 1st Floor, Jalan Karamunsing, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. Malaysia

If you've ever fancied giving paragliding a go but haven't quite plucked up the courage, then a tandem paraglide with a professional is the best way to give it a go. Your instructor will take care of the hard part for you whilst you enjoy the scenery. Lohan, a location between Ranau town and Poring, is one of the best places to try as it's surrounded by mountains and greenery.

You will meet your pilot at 9:00 in Menggatel Town before being transported to the location. Cost is 500MYR per person with an added 50MYR charge to use a GoPro.

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Salt Trails Jungle Trekking

Address: Lot 29, Karamunsing Godown, Ground & 1st Floor, Jalan Karamunsing, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. Malaysia"

The Salt Trails Jungle Trekking is a 3 night jungle trek through the route that was traditionally followed by village traders. Along the route you will stay with villagers or stay in simple structures with basic facilities.

The 34km trek passes through mountain peaks, muddy river valleys and thick Borneo jungle. A longer trek of 4 nights is also available.

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Monsopiad Cultural Village

Address: Kampung Kuai Kandazon | Penampang, Kota Kinabalu 89507, Malaysia

Visit this fascinating village and find out the history behind the Kadazandusun people in the only cultural village in Sabah. The direct descendants of Monsopiad, his 6th and 7th generations built the village on the same land where Monsopiad lived centuries ago to remember their forefather.

The village gives an extraordinary insight into their ancient and rich culture. Opening hours are 09:00-17:00 daily. Admission is 55MYR per adult and 25MYR per child.

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Gaya Street Sunday Market

Address: Jalan Gaya, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

This market has been in operation for more than 100 years in the central business district and offer visitors all manner of products. The businesses have been passed down through the generations to sell everything from oversized umbrellas, batik sarongs, flowers, crafts and souvenirs.

The road is closed to traffic each Sunday and the stalls appear ready for a busy day. Opening hours are 10:30-15:00.

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Ken Wang Hing

Address: 70-82 Jalan Gaya, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

Aside from the sweeter selection of hot, steamed buns with fillings like black bean, pineapple, coconut, peanut and the ever popular butter milk, Ken Wang Hin also has BBQ pork and other meat steamed bun, or pow as they’re also known. Ken serves up the perfect meal or snack on the go. Opening hours are 05:30-17:30. Each bun costs 1.60MYR.

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Korean BBQ Chicken

Address: Lower G Flr, Imago the Mall, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

This laid back and cosy restaurant is an ideal hangout for you and your family or friends. They serve food from the East to the West such as soups, burgers, rice, salad, pasta, pizza and more. Their Korean coffee is also popular with the restaurant regulars. Opening hours are 10:00-22:00 daily. Main meals range from 13.50-48.50MYR.

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Sakagura Japanese Restaurant

Address: G-23A & G-25, Oceanus Waterfront Mall, Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

This restaurant sets itself apart from the other Japanese restaurants with its weekly imports of produce from Japan. The three Japanese chefs are highly skilled and provide Japanese cuisine that delight their customers.

Expect to find Japanese curries, noodles and rice dishes, sushi, and their signature dish, kobe beef teppan grill made from imported 100% wagyu beef. Opening hours are 11:00-00:00 daily. Main meals start from 35MYR.

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LA Vintage Bar & Grill at Towering

Address: KM7, Nosoob Baru, Jalan Penampang, Penampang 88300, Malaysia

LA Vintage Bar and Grill offers their customers a menu which is as exciting as their décor, bright and colourful. They provide an exciting mix of Western and Malaysian dishes where there really is something for everyone. Fish lovers should try the Pan Fried Cod Fish Fillet which is simply stunning.

The Braised Lamb Shank will have you wanting to come back for more as the meat just falls off the bone. Their desserts will satisfy your sweet tooth whilst the variety of fruit juices are just what you need to quench your thirst. Opening hours are daily 10:00-01:00. Main courses start from 15MYR.

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Chili Vanilla

Address: 35, Jalan Haji Saman, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, Phone: +60 88-238 098

Run by a Hungarian chef, this cosy café is a favourite with travellers. The menu has something for everyone with items such as Moroccan lamb stew, gourmet burgers and goulash. Relax and watch the world go by for a little while in this quiet setting. Opening hours are Monday-Saturday 10:00-22:30 and Sun 17:00-22:30. Main meals cost between 20-30MYR.

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Wisma Merdeka Food Court

Address: Jalan Tun Razak, Pusat Bandar, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

If you're looking for somewhere to enjoy breakfast or lunch, try the top floor of the Wisma Merdeka Mall where you will find stalls primarily selling Asian street food. There is a Chinese dumpling stand which proves to be very popular. Opening hours are 09:00-17:00 daily. Each dish costs 5MYR.

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Grace Point

Address: Sembulan, 88100 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

This Kota Kinabalu mainstay has been developed and is now very chic when compared with the rest of Kota Kinabalu's food markets. Try Sabahan food stall, located in the far right corner and go for the hinava. Opening hours are 11:00-15:00 daily. Mains cost between 2-8MYR.

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Lavender Gardens

Address: Brinchang, Pahang, Malaysia

This new attraction not only has an abundance of beautiful flowers for you to spend a little time looking around but there is also a gift and cake shop and plenty of lavender products to purchase. Enjoy time with your family in a quaint afternoon of beautiful flowers and relaxation.

A romantic stop for couple on their travels, be sure to leave your love lock in the cute houses provided to share your love. Opening hours are Monday-Thursday 09:00-18:00 and Friday-Sunday 09:00-19:00. Admission is 5MYR.

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Boh Sungei Palas Tea Estate

Address: 39200 Ringlet, Cameron Highlands

This is the most famous of the tea plantations in the Cameron Highlands. Enjoy the fresh tea as you look out over the plantations from the cafe's balcony. The visitor centre has information about the estate's history and there is also a gift shop. The 15-minute tour shows the process of tea-making. Opening hours are Tuesday-Sunday 09:00-16:30.

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Sam Poh Temple

Address: Maleisië, Brinchang, Pahang, Malaysia

Sam Poh Temple is located in Brinchang, sitting atop a hill the temple looks down over the town of Brinchang. Built in 1972, this is the 4th largest Buddhist temple in Malaysia and is dedicated to the Chinese Muslim eunuch and admiral of the Chinese fleet, Zheng Ho.

There are many statues in the grounds, the most noteworthy being that of Lord Buddha. Opening hours are 8:00-18:00 daily. Admission is free.

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Ee Feng Gu Honey Bee Farm

Address: 39000 Brinchang, Pahang, Malaysia

A lovely day out for travellers with children, this working apiary showcases the importance of bees in the honey making process and how honey is made. If you've got time, take on the maze which can be found in the garden.

Navigate your way around or get lost in the shrubbery for a little extra fun. Opening hours are 8:00-19:00 daily. Admission is 3MYR per adult and 2MYR per child.

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Raaju’s Hill Strawberry Farm

Address: Cameron Highland, 39000 Brinchang, Pahang, Malaysia

Locals say that Raju has the sweetest tasting strawberries in all of the Cameron Highlands. They believe the way the evening mist hits the valley-tucked berry farm is the reason the fruits taste so good. For a day of strawberry picking, the cost is 30MYR for two people. Tea sets and jam can also be purchased from the farm. Opening hours are 08:30-18:30 daily.

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Night Market Brinchang

Address: Cameron Highland, 39000 Brinchang, Pahang, Malaysia

The market takes place on Friday and Saturday evenings where you can buy almost anything you can think of. The streets are lined with stalls selling everything from groceries to clothing and souvenirs.

The atmosphere at the market is the best part about it, meet locals who make their living by selling fresh local produce. Opening hours are 17:00 until late.

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Time Tunnel

Address: Cameron Highland, 39000 Brinchang, Pahang, Malaysia

To get an idea of how the Cameron Highlands have changed through the years, Time Tunnel offers a peek into the past through photographs. A must visit if you are interested in the history of the Cameron Highlands. Opening hours are 09:00-18:00 daily. Admission is 2MYR per adult and 3MYR per child.

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Uncle Chow’s Kopitiam

Address: Tanah Rata, Pahang, Malaysia

Famous with both tourist and locals, Uncle Chow’s Kopitiam is hidden away in the corner of Royal Lily Park in Tanah Rata. The traditional eatery serves a varied selection of delicious food surrounded by beautiful scenery. Uncle Chow offers a range of Malaysian and Western cuisine. Opening hours are 08:30-15:30 daily. Average cost for a meal for two is 15MYR.

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The Smokehouse Hotel

Address: By-The-Golf Course, Tanah Rata, 39000, Pahang, Malaysia

Set in an old Tudor style house, built in 1939, the restaurant specialise in English cuisine such as roast dinners, meat pies, fish and chips and bangers and mash. Visitors particularly enjoy the quintessentially British Afternoon Tea at a cost of 25MYR. Breakfast is served between 08:00-10:00, lunch between 12:00-14:00 and dinner 18:30-22:00. Afternoon tea is available from 11:00-18:00.

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Kougen Japanese Restaurant

Address: Cameron Highlands No.35, Main Street, Tanah Rata, Malaysia

Opened in 2011, the restaurant serves up a fusion of Japanese and Korean dishes. Kougen is becoming a popular place for locals and tourists who enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and are quite partial to a little high tea of scones and jam included on this varied menu. Opening hours are 12:00-21:00 daily. Main meals cost from 13-20MYR.

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Barracks Café

Address: No 1, Jalan Gereja, Tanah Rata, 39000 Tanah Rata, Pahang, Malaysia

Barracks Café can be found in a converted British military barrack and offers something a little different to visitors. The décor is eclectic with murals of soldiers firing butterflies from their guns over the marble tables and a water fountain that takes centre stage. Enjoy a range of dishes from Indian Masala to lamb burgers. Opening hours are Tuesday-Sunday 10:00-21:00. Main meals cost 15MYR.

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Restaurant Bunga Suria

Address: 66A, Jalan Camellia 3, Cameron Highland, 39000 Tanah Rata, Pahang, Malaysia

Possibly the most popular of Tanah Rata's Indian canteens where you can find great value banana leaf meals specials and a large selection of curries. Breakfast is where Bunga Suria really steal the show, the fresh idli come straight from the steamer and are ready to be dunked in the coconut chutney. Opening hours are 07:00-22:00 daily. Meals cost between 6-10MYR.

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May Flower

Address: 81a Psn Camellia 4 Tanah Rata

May Flower specialises in the popular dish of Steamboats, choose from seafood, meat or vegetarian options. With delicacies such as oysters and jellyfish, you are sure to create one tasty broth. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner. A steamboat costs 16MYR and other mains cost between 7-24MYR.

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Chinese History Museum

Address: Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, 93756 Kuching, Malaysia

Found in the century-old Chinese Court building, the Chinese History Museum provides visitors with an introduction to the nine Chinese communities who began settling in Sarawak in 1830. There are many fantastic exhibits to be seen including ceramics, musical instruments, historic photographs and costumes. Opening hours are Monday-Friday 09:00-16:45 and weekends 10:00-16:00. Admission is free.

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Cat Museum

Address: Bangunan DBKU, Bukit Siol, Jalan Semariang, Petra Jaya, 93050 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

A cat lover's paradise, the world's first Cat Museum in Petra Jaya is devoted to all things feline. You could spend hours exploring the 4,000 exhibits, photos, art and souvenirs. The gallery is housed on the ground floor of the City Hall Building and is spread over four galleries covering a total of 1,032 square meters. Opening hours are 09:00-17:00 daily. Admission is free.

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Handicraft Market

Address: KTLD Sarawak Handicraft Centre Round Tower, Lot 32, Section 25, Jalan Tun Abang Hj. Openg, Sarawak, 93100 Kuching, Malaysia

The market was set up by the local council to give families another way to produce income other than farming. The market also helps people to keep their artistic skills which could otherwise be lost in this modern world. Items for sale at the market include pottery, jewellery, hair accessories, handbags and beadwork. Opening hours are 08:00-21:00 daily.

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Medan Niaga Satok

Address: Q309, Petra Jaya, 93050 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

This fantastic market is open everyday but has a much larger market on a weekend beginning at midday. Stall holders arrive with their fruits, vegetables, fish and spices and create the most amazing smelling aromas. Open daily 05:30-19:30.

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Sarawak Museum

Address: Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg, Kuching 93590, Malaysia

Sarawak Museum is the oldest museum in Kuching and exhibits rare taxidermy as well as an exhibit on the historic culture of headhunting. The natural history collection housed in the museum is regarded as one of the finest in Southeast Asia, dating back to the dynastic English monarchy of the Brooke family (1841-1946).

Opening hours are Monday-Friday 09:00-16:45 and Weekends 10:00-16:00. Admission is free.

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Fairy Caves

Address: 94000 Bau, Sarawak, Malaysia

The Fairy Caves, also known as Gua Pari is a showcase near the former gold mining settlement of Bau. It's located just a few miles from another cave, Wind Cave so it's a great idea to combine the two in one afternoon. To reach the caves you have to climb a four storey concrete staircase and then follow a narrow passage down into the caves.

Inside, the combination of light, water and thin, guano enriched soil means plants can survive here, mainly ferns. If you're really lucky, you may see some of the bats that reside in the caves. Opening hours are 8:30-16:30 daily. Admission is free.

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Sarawak Regatta

Address: Kuching Waterfront

Held in November, the Sarawak Regatta is an annual event showcasing the latest talent in boat racing. Many people arrive to compete from different places outside and around Malaysia in the race and is a fun spectator sport. A popular day out with the locals whotend to enjoy the day out with their family to watch each long boat of 30 paddlers fight it out for the trophy.

Other activities on the day include a brooke swim, tug-of-war and duck catching. There are also craft displays, exhibitions and a food fair to be enjoyed.

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Bumbu Cabe

Address: Ground Floor, B128/B129, Jalan Pending, 93450 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

Bumbo Cabe is an Indonesian restaurant serving Sudanese cuisine created by people in West Java. Being the most popular type of food in Indonesia, they offer freshness in their dishes and the lalab, eaten with sambai or the karedok, demonstrates the Sudanese passion for raw vegetables.

Opening hours are 11:30-14:30 & 17:30-21:30 daily. Prices range from 4.30-36MYR.

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Razzmatazz Bistro and Bar

Address: Lorong Muara Tabuan 2a2, Kampung Sungai Laru, 93350 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

This laid back Bistro is split into two sections, one area comprises of the rustic looking bistro where you can enjoy the warm atmosphere and western cuisine in a non smoking atmosphere. The second area is the bar where you can enjoy a variety of drinks and catch the latest sporting event on the big screen.

Opening hours are 16:00-23:00 daily. Prices range from 10-42MYR.

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Open Air Market

Address: Jalan Khoo Hun Yeang | Padang Merdeka Area, Kuching 93000, Malaysia

If you're looking for cheap, tasty food including laksa, Chinese-style mee sapi or red kolo mee, then the open air market is the place to be. Open from early morning, the stalls offer some of the best seafood you can find. Opening hours are 06:00-16:00. Most dishes cost between 3-6.50MYR.

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The Junk

Address: 80, Jalan Wayang, 93000 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

This fantastic restaurant housed in three 1920s shop houses is a haven for both delicious Italian cuisine and antiques. The restaurant is packed full of antiques and collectibles, making it a fascinating place to enjot a romantic meal for two. Opening hours are 18:00-00:00, closed Tuesday. Prices range from 25-65MYR.

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Yang Choon Tai Hawker Centre

Address: 23 Jln Carpenter, Kuching

This small hawker centre contains six stalls run by members of the same Teochew Chinese community. You won't find a more eclectic range of hawker food than here, including such treats as rice porridge, kolo mee, super fish soup and a range of satays. Opening hours are 16:00-00:00 daily. All meals cost between 3.50-8MYR.

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Lok Lok

Address: 7D Jln Ban Hock, Kuching

Famous for their specialty skewers, Lok Lok is the best place for a late night snack. Their popular skewers include fish, prawn, cuttlefish or bean curd and only cost 1.50-2MYR each. Boiled or deep fried and served with sweet, sweet and sour, belacan or satay sauce for a taste sensation. Curry dishes are also available. Opening hours are 06:00-15:00. All main meals cost 5MYR.

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Han Chin Pet Soo Museum

Address: 3 Jalan Bijeh Timah, Ipoh 30000, Malaysia

This local attraction was opened in the old Tin Miner's Club building and displays fascinating exhibits of what went on in the Tin Miner's Club. Behind the elegant façade of the club, gambling and opium smoking and triad activities were carried out.

You can also find out the history behind the Tin Mining Industry which was carried out by the Hakka people. Appointments must be made to enter the museum.

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Gua Tempurung

Address: Pusat Pelancongan Gua Tempurung,, 31600 Gopeng, Perak, Malaysia

Gua Tempurung is a cave situated in Perak and is popular amongst spelunkers and cave enthusiasts. The full length of the caves spans to 3km and tours of different lengths can be taken. Parts of the cave have been turned into more of an attraction with the use of electric lighting.

This is the largest limestone cave in Peninsular Malaysia, with 3 large chambers where you will find stalagmites and stalactites. Tours are available throughout the day, check their website for more details.

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Sam Poh Tong

Address: Gunung Rapat, 31350 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

Sam Poh Tong is a famous cave temple situated 5km south of Ipoh. This is said to be the biggest cave temple in the country and the art work and statues of Buddha found here are more than impressive. Buddha can be found surrounded by stalactites and stalagmites in this stunning cave that was was discovered in 1980 by a monk from China who decided to call it home.

The temple is still run by nuns and monks who dedicate their lives to Buddha. Opening hours are 09:00-18:00 daily. Admission is free.

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Memory Lane (flea market)

Address: Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

This flea market is a haven for souvenirs and collectables. You will find everything from old coins, books, vases, WW2 memorabilia, vintage cameras and more. Perfect for those who love bargain hunting and finding hidden treasures. Open Sunday 06:00-13:00.

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Kellie Castle

Address: 31000 Batu Gajah, Perak, Malaysia

Built by the Scottish planter William Kellie Smith for his wife, Kellie used the castle to plant rubber trees and dabbled with the tin mining industry. The grounds were never completed after his team of builders fell ill with the Spanish Flu and when he travelled home to Scotland in 1926, he contracted pneumonia and died.

Legend has it that the second floor is haunted by William's ghost whilst his wife can most often be seen wearing a white blouse in one of the bedrooms. Opening hours are 09:00-18:00 daily. Admission is 5MYR per adult and 2MYR per child, children under 6 go free.

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The Happy 8 Café

Address: 46, Jalan Market, 30000 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

This beautifully designed cafe is a great place to visit for a bite to eat. Found in the Happy 8 Retreat Boutique Hotel in Old Town Ipoh, the cafe is decorated using heavy wood and timber to create this beautifully relaxed café where you can unwind with a sharing platter or one of the many dishes which are uncomplicated and tasty.

Opening hours are 09:30-22:00 daily. Main meals cost from 18MYR.

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Restoran Yoke Fook Moon

Address: 67, Jalan Leong Sin Nam, Kampung Jawa, 30300 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

With only 3 Dim Sum restaurants in Ipoh, this is the most highly rated by visitors and is quieter than others nearby for those who prefer a quieter setting. Join the locals in some Dim Sum for breakfast at this traditional restaurant.

Newly renovated, they can get very busy but it is well worth the wait. Opening hours are daily 06:00-13:30 & 18:30-23:00. Dim Sum costs from 3MYR and up.

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Restoran Onn Kee

Address: Ipoh Town 494, Jalan Kuala Kangsar, Taman Yoke Lim, Tasek, Perak, Malaysia

Onn Kee is well known for serving the best Ayam Taugeh in Perak, if not the whole of Malaysia. The chicken is boiled to being soft and fragrant, served with large, fresh beansprouts. The combination of the two produces an explosion of taste that keeps people coming back again and again.

Opening hours are 10:00-00:00 daily. A meal for two costs around 30MYR.

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Nasi Lemak Ayam Kampung

Address: 43 & 45 Jalan Ali Pitchay, 30300, Ipoh, Perak

Nasi Lemak Ayam Kampung is a well frequented restaurant in Ipoh by both travellers and locals. The huge choice of seafood dishes is what keeps people coming back again and again, with specialties such as chilli crab, snappers and eel soup. The huge variations on the nasi lemak are another favourite of the locals too.

Opening hours are 16:30-00:30 daily. Prices range from 5.50-30MYR. Set menus for 2 or more people are also available.

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