Exploring Malaysia’s Tourism and Cuisine

Posted on Mar 8 2014 - 12:06pm by Shem MD

Since some years ago, Malaysia has become main and foremost tourist destination in Asia Pacific. This county offers a distinctive yet adventurous experience. You can enjoy the city view, learn the diversity of cultures, or relax in its beautiful beaches. However, culinary tourism must be an integral part of your visit to Malaysia. Before you visit those tourist destinations, it is time to relax and enjoy the rest of the day.


Extraordinary Malaysian Local Cuisines

In Malaysia, you will find various types of delicious local cuisines that can melt your tongue. Nasi lemak is one of Malaysia’s favorite dishes. It is suitable for breakfast. This dish is made from fragrant rice, cooked with coconut milk and pandan leaf to create a unique taste and to arise your appetite. Traditionally, Nasi Lemak was served with various additional dishes such as fried chicken, fried anchovies, hard-boiled eggs, and sambal (spicy sauce). The most recommended place to eat Nasi Lemak in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, is the Village Park restaurant, located in Damasara Jaya, Petaling Jaya.

exploring-nasi-lemak-village-park Village Park

Enough with the breakfast, now let’s skip for the lunch. The best lunch dish to have is pucuk ubi sambal tempoyak with ikan bilis. This is a traditional Malaysian dish, perfect for lunch, because it’s quite spicy. You can eat it for lunch at Restoran Salero Negori for the best service. Besides Pucuk Ubi Sambal Tempoyak with Ikan Bilis, another perfect dish for lunch is Sup tulang ketuk, which is made of beef bone; best place to eat this dish is at Geylang Kopitiam. In this restaurant, the guests can taste the delicious and original Melayu dishes.

exploring pucuk ubi sambal tempoyak restoran salero negori

In the night, you can free yourself by visiting famous food streets in Kuala Lumpur, called Jalan Alor. This place is popular for night culinary tour in the evening in Kuala Lumpur. You can find almost all of Malaysian traditional and modern foods and drinks offered at affordable prices.

exploring jalan alor Jalan-Alor-satay

Exploring Malaysia’s Top Tourist Destinations

Malaysia offers distinctive holiday destinations. If you enjoy exploring the beauty of nature, Mulu Caves is a must-visit place while you are in Malaysia. Located in Gunung Mulu National Park in Borneo, the park has an incredible view of rainforest setting. Deep down inside the cave, you will find a chamber called Sarawak chamber, which is the biggest cave chamber in the world.

Gunung Mulu National Park

Still in Borneo, there is Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation that has rescued baby Orang Utan since 1964. Here, you can interact with trained Orang Utan, or just see the beauty of the rainforest nature of the island. If you are a budget traveler, Perhentian Island is the perfect destination. You can get the view of beautiful sandy beach and turquoise blue see, diving experience, and it has many cheap accommodations. Besides Perhentian Island, Langkawi Island is also a great choice to spend your holiday at white beaches, jungle-covered hills, and craggy mountain peaks.


If you prefer to spend time ‘inside’ the city, you do not have to worry, since Malaysia also has so many tourist destinations to enjoy. Petronas tower is one of the tallest buildings in the world, and features Sky Bridge connecting the two buildings on the 41st and 42nd floors. Georgetown Inner City is another city spot to spend your time. This town is located in the northeast corner of Penang Island, and mostly occupied by Chinese descendants. If you visit this place, you will find most local head out to the street to have meal or drinks in the evening.


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Shem MD is a young doctor who really has a passion for travel and food. He started his hobby of writing about travel and food when he graduated from medical school and became the founder of Travelfore.com. Through a blog created by him, he aspires to gather stories from people all over the world about their experiences in travel and food. He also was a true lover of the art of magic, musical instruments, and mind-blowing movies. And most importantly he is a big fan of Liverpool Football Club. The words often out of him were "Nomad is my middle name !" Shem MD also get Internet Marketing Fundamentals Practitioner Certification, Social Media Practitioner Certification, Content Marketing Practitioner Certification, Display Advertising Practitioner Certification from Marketmotive.com and a member of OMCP Organization. Shem MD also get Hootsuite Certified Professional and a Hootsuite Media Inc. Community Ambassador for Asia Pacific (ID) (Volunteer) Passionate in Digital Marketing, Internet Marketing, and Social Media. Specialties: Entrepreneurship, Business Building, Creative Strategy, Social Media Strategist, Travel and Food Blogging, General Medical Practitioner, Skin Care Business, Magic Props, and Concept Consultant.