Travelling to any country brings a unique opportunity for the traveller to explore the new country and get a slice of a different experience that is offered only by the country. These are the top five activities that I don’t want to miss in Malaysia –
- Diving in exotic beaches
- Participating in the World Kite Festival
- Go close to nature at Langkawi Island
- Enjoy street food
- Taking a bite of the rich Malaysian heritage
There is a larger world under the sea and Malayasia’s exotic beaches offer a grand experience of exploring the underwater world. Images from underwater dives show us that a more beautiful and colourful experience awaits us inside the sea and not outside. The images say it all rather than the words.
2. World kite festival
The kite was a favourite pastime in my childhood. In Kolkata every year we used to celebrate kite festival twice one in September on the occasion of Viswakarma Puja and another on the occasion of Saraswati Puja in January / February. This is a sport that lures all ages all across the globe.
Malaysian kites bring in a different flavour of enjoyment. It is mixed with Malayasian culture and their tradition. The big and colourful kites also bring in a dimension of the fine craftsmanship of Malay masters. These are works of art to enjoy, collect and also to boast of.
3. Nature at Langkawi Island
Nature brings thousands of wonders around us. Different places have different natural wonders to offer. The pristine valleys of the island mixed with the finest tourist facilities and sports developed by the Malaysian people will always bring in a special offer to my life. The experience will make my trip memorable and hence I can’t miss them while travelling there.
4. Street Food
Any place in the world brings in its special food buffet that can’t be ignored by any traveller. Food and culinary arts of the country make the travel memorable and special to the traveller. I would like to try out the following food items while I am in Malayasia – Tarik Tea, Satay, Penang Rojak, Nasi Lemak, Lemang, Lor Bak and Assam Lasaka.
I will also not want to miss a stroll around their special food streets like this one –
5. Culture, heritage and monuments
Visiting a country without experiencing their heritage sites and monuments is a waste of travel. It is more preferred to me than lucrative shopping option there. Thanks to opening up of economy Indian cities like Bangalore and Hyderabad too bring in a lot of good shopping destinations. But no other country can give me the experience of Malaysian heritage. Today heritage is not only its historical monuments and places it includes the world’s highest towers the Petronas Towers, Batu Caves, Legoland and other historical places of interest.
If I get a chance to visit Malaysia ever, these activities will be on the top of my itinerary.