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MALAYSIA TRAVEL GUIDE

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MALAYSIA

Chef stirs chicken curry. Kuala Lumpur.
Chef stirs chicken curry. Kuala Lumpur.
Photo © Barb & Ron Kroll

Major airline:

Malaysia Airlines

Capital:

Kuala Lumpur

Language:

Bahasa Malaysia is the national language, but English is widely used.

Currency:

Malaysian ringgit

Eating Out:

Indian, Chinese and Malay dishes are popular. Try satay (barbecued meat on a stick with sweet and spicy peanut sauce), murtabak (griddle-fried pancakes stuffed with minced beef, egg and onion, served with curry), rojak (salad with bean-sprouts, shredded cucumber, hard boiled egg, prawn fritters and spicy peanut sauce), cendol (shaved ice with coconut milk, green noodles and palm syrup).

Shopping Specialties:

Pewter, batik, silverware, bamboo-ware, baskets, pottery: scarves, sashes, placemats and sarongs, made from songket (fabric woven with gold thread), miniature kites and traditional drums, Iban shields and blowpipes.


TRAVEL INFORMATION

Tourism Malaysia

More things to see and do in Malaysia:

Hari Raya Celebrations in Malaysia

Sarawak Malaysia Longhouses

Borneo Adventure and Cultural Experience

Kuala Lumpur, Melaka and Penang