Malaysia the island state in Southeast Asia between Thailand and the island Borneo is a special travel country. That predominantly Islamic state with its many people mixture belonged to the leading industrial nations in Asia, respective well is also the infrastructure. There are many palm oil, rubber- and tea-plantations, and enormous national parks. The islands Penang and Langkawi are famous tourist destinations.
Kuala Lumpur, the capital, is a mixture from east and west. Skyscrapers, like the famous twin Towers are the landmarks of the western culture, the railway station with its north Indian-Islamic architectural style as well as the large mosque or Chinatown reflect the eastern culture again.
We started our Malaysia journey in Kuala Lumpur. The city is different than the usual Asian metropolises. The social life is formed by the Islamic religion, but it is most open-minded and modern. We had never the feeling that the people must subject to a religious dictation.
Unfortunately the sea is not clear and not of best quality, so that it was better to jump in the hotel pool. Georgetown, the island capital with its colonial quarter is a worthwhile trip, if one like to make a break from being lazy.
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