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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: www.visitmalaysia.com

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