北岛新通路-槟城第二大桥

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马来西亚槟城作为经商、贸易、旅游及教育主要的城市,交通的发展无疑是这座岛城发展及具有活力的因素。特别是旅游业,来往的交通便利更是一种不可或缺的助力。到槟城旅游除了乘搭飞机之外,就是通过陆路交通最为普遍。前往槟城的交通建设也可成为槟城景点。从以前槟威大桥尚未建起的时候,那别具风味的乘搭渡轮过岛之旅;到槟威大桥建起以后驾车过桥眼见其宏伟建筑和周围的海景,也都是在槟城攻略之中可阅读到的篇章。随着槟城在各方面发展日间蓬勃,通往北岛的新通路槟城第二大桥终于通车,成为槟城的另一个新标志。

槟城第二大桥的英文全名为Penang Second Bridge, Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah,桥身建筑宏伟壮观,为箱形桥建筑。这座横跨槟城威省与槟岛之间的大桥,桥身全长24公里,跨海部分为16.9公里。槟城第二大桥的建立,对槟岛人及欲以陆路前往槟城的人们来说也算是美事一桩。因为于1985年建设的槟威大桥随着槟岛的蓬勃发展,来往槟城的人流车流也让它不胜负荷。尤其是在周末、假期和旅行旺季,槟威大桥上的交通甚至是会陷入瘫痪。因此,随着槟城第二大桥在2014年3月1日通车,人们通过陆路交通前往槟城就多了一个途径。

和槟威大桥一样的跨海桥,槟城第二大桥也同样拥有美丽的海景可以观赏。还有网友分享说在黄昏时分越过大桥的时候,可以看到美丽的日落。犹如咸蛋黄一般橙黄的落日,往往都成了一些摄影发烧友的最爱。不少本地的部落客曾在第二大桥捕捉到马来西亚西海岸的美丽落日和晚霞。夜晚的大桥也有独特的风情,闪亮的大桥灯光跨国漆黑的大海就象是一条闪闪发光的巨龙一般越过槟城海峡,紧贴着马来西亚的北方珍珠。而人们就通过这条巨龙来往槟岛及半岛之间,为这个北面的城市的欣欣向荣付出了努力。

无论是槟城人或是全马来西亚人都希望随着这座大桥的建立,能够为更多的人带来便利,也让槟城更为繁荣。而生态旅游想要带出一个信息就是,随着槟城第二大桥的建设,固然是越来越多人能够更便捷、更频繁的往返槟城。可是人流车流一多起来,也其实会对这个城市造成环境的负担,旅人一多也多少会对景点的环境素质带来影响。我们呼吁游人们能够协助秉承维护它的环境素质,以便在您下一次回访还是能看到槟城依旧美丽。

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馬來西亞檳城作為經商、貿易、旅遊及教育主要的城市,交通的發展無疑是這座島城發展及具有活力的因素。特別是旅遊業,來往的交通便利更是一種不可或缺的助力。到檳城旅遊除了乘搭飛機之外,就是通過陸路交通最為普遍。前往檳城的交通建設也可成為檳城景點。從以前檳威大橋尚未建起的時候,那別具風味的乘搭渡輪過島之旅;到檳威大橋建起以後駕車過橋眼見其宏偉建築和周圍的海景,也都是在檳城攻略之中可閱讀到的篇章。隨著檳城在各方面發展日間蓬勃,通往北島的新通路檳城第二大橋終於通車,成為檳城的另一個新標誌。

檳城第二大橋的英文全名為Penang Second Bridge, Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah,橋身建築宏偉壯觀,為箱形橋建築。這座橫跨檳城威省與檳島之間的大橋,橋身全長24公里,跨海部分為16.9公里。檳城第二大橋的建立,對檳島人及欲以陸路前往檳城的人們來說也算是美事一樁。因為於1985年建設的檳威大橋隨著檳島的蓬勃發展,來往檳城的人流車流也讓它不勝負荷。尤其是在周末、假期和旅行旺季,檳威大橋上的交通甚至是會陷入癱瘓。因此,隨著檳城第二大橋在2014年3月1日通車,人們通過陸路交通前往檳城就多了一個途徑。

和檳威大橋一樣的跨海橋,檳城第二大橋也同樣擁有美麗的海景可以觀賞。還有網友分享說在黃昏時分越過大橋的時候,可以看到美麗的日落。猶如鹹蛋黃一般橙黃的落日,往往都成了一些攝影發燒友的最愛。不少本地的部落客曾在第二大橋捕捉到馬來西亞西海岸的美麗落日和晚霞。夜晚的大橋也有獨特的風情,閃亮的大橋燈光跨國漆黑的大海就像是一條閃閃發光的巨龍一般越過檳城海峽,緊貼著馬來西亞的北方珍珠。而人們就通過這條巨龍來往檳島及半島之間,為這個北面的城市的欣欣向榮付出了努力。

無論是檳城人或是全馬來西亞人都希望隨著這座大橋的建立,能夠為更多的人帶來便利,也讓檳城更為繁榮。而生態旅遊想要帶出一個信息就是,隨著檳城第二大橋的建設,固然是越來越多人能夠更便捷、更頻繁的往返檳城。可是人流車流一多起來,也其實會對這個城市造成環境的負擔,旅人一多也多少會對景點的環境素質帶來影響。我們呼籲遊人們能夠協助秉承維護它的環境素質,以便在您下一次回訪還是能看到檳城依舊美麗。

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Malaysian Dragons? The Dragon Boat Festival Offers Many!

things to do in Penang, what to do in Penang, where to go in Penang, things to do in Langkawi, what to do in Langkawi, where to go in Langkawi, things to do in Kuala Lumpur, what to do in Kuala Lumpur, where to go in Kuala Lumpur Although the Dragon Boat Festival originated in Chinese culture, it has since spread to Malaysia and other surrounding areas via Chinese immigrants. If you happen to be in the country during the festival, then this is one of the most exciting things to do in Malaysia.
Historically, the Dragon Boat Festival is celebrated by Chinese communities during the fifth day within the fifth lunar month each year. It is also known as the Duanwu Jie Festival and commemorates Chinese poet and patriot Qu Yuan who committed suicide when his home kingdom was conquered by a rival state.

The story says that Qu Yuan’s countrymen used a boat to get out to the river and retrieve his body, which has led to the dragon boat races. At the same time, others distracted the fish with rice packets and this is the origin of the zongzi, or rice dumplings.
The Dragon Boat Festival in Malaysia is one of the best places to visit in Malaysia as it also includes a race. Each boat is designed in the traditional style and will be very eye-catching with their traditional Chinese dragon head and tail.

One of the most interesting places in Malaysia to be during the Dragon Boat Festival is Penang as this is where the largest event occurs. It is locally known as the Penang International Dragon Boat Festival and occurs at Teluk Bahang Dam within Penang. This has been the venue for the festival since 2002 and allows safety as well as beautiful views of the racers.

The first dragon boat race in Malaysia took place in Penang along the water near Gurney Drive. The international attention began in 1979 and since then participants have included rowers from over 60 countries around the world.

Other races take place in Putrajaya, Sabah, and Malacca. The races in Sabah and Putrajaya also include special categories for cancer survivor teams. All races are organized and run by the Malaysia Dragon Boat Association (MDBA) which also aims to increase the popularity of this sport. There is also a Twin City Race that occurs in Malacca and Putrajaya which has seen more than 2,000 participants originating from 25 countries every year.

The Dragon Boat Festival and the related races began with the Chinese communities within Malaysia but over time they have expanded. Today it is seen as a great community event and people of all ethnicities within the country attend. It even attracts many international visitors and has become one of the most popular tourist attractions in Malaysia. The races have actually expanded so much that each year there are several international teams that participate as well.

You do not have to pay any entrance fee to watch the Dragon Boat Races or attend other events that make up the Dragon Boat Festival and you can choose which location to attend the events in. Penang and Putrajaya are the most popular destinations for this festival.

Despite its growth as a tourist attraction, the Dragon Boat Festival is still a Malaysian tradition rooted to their culture. It is an important part of the history and culture of the country and therefore you should take the time to respect and understand the traditions instead of simply enjoying them. Respect the natural areas you visit during the festival, including those near the race sites, as this will preserve them for future generations.

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光明战胜黑暗-屠妖节

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经常看马来西亚攻略的朋友,都不难发现到马来西亚的特色就在于马来西亚节日色彩丰富,每个民族的庆典更是各有特色。其中,不难发现印度人的节庆几乎都具有浓厚的信仰文化色彩。甚至在印族的佳节期间,很多著名的印度庙宇几乎都是最值一游马来西亚景点。其实若能在当时前来马来西亚旅游,说不定还真能有机会体会到他们色彩缤纷的节庆气氛。印度同胞对信仰虔诚,也相信邪不能胜正,而他们的大节日屠妖节更是传扬这样的价值观的节日。

印度同胞庆祝的屠妖节,是兴都教的传统节日。它也被称为排灯节或光明节。一般上,屠妖节会落在10月尾或11月头。关于这个节庆的典故充满了神话传奇的色彩。据印度史诗《马拉延纳》记载,大地女神为天神诞下了一子,取名为那拉卡苏然。可惜,天神的儿子不为善,拥有神力却残暴不堪,喜欢接近邪恶,最后变成魔王。他喜好黑暗,因此不允许人们点灯。天神无奈,唯有请诸神对自己的儿子制裁,最后魔王那拉卡苏然被灭。地上的凡人得知此喜讯,点亮家中所有灯火大事庆祝”光明战胜黑暗“。也有说这是古时候印度拉马国王流亡14年再度回国,人民为了庆祝而点燃灯火祝福。总而言之,这就是一个那么正面的节日,寓意邪不能胜正,黑暗永远不能压制光明。

在这个节日里,印族同胞们会一家大小团聚在一起过节。他们会穿颜色艳丽的印度传统服饰祭祀神祇,并一起聚餐。也会用颜色鲜艳的花朵,张灯结彩的布置家居。其中一样最特别的装饰,就是一种以染色的米粒做成的像彩色地毯一样的Kollam. 这个装饰有着吉祥、迎宾及团结之意。要制作Kollam,首先先要在地上绘上想要的图腾,之後就用染上各种颜色的米粒开始跟着画好的图去拼凑铺排。做这个Kollam 可是很靠耐心及需要细心的,同时亲友们一起制作也有机会联系感情。做好的Kollam就象是屋前的一块色彩斑斓的美丽地毯,充满了节庆的喜气。而在节庆期间,有些商场也会做很大型的Kollam,往往都会让很多人惊艳,高举手中的相机拍个不停。

马来西亚多元种族文化让我们有机会体验不同种族的文化,正面的文化更应互相交融。生态旅游鼓励游人总有趣的节庆文化中,体会它独特的深意,同时,培养出正确的人生观。只要坚信光明是最强的力量,那么我们的社会将会变得更美好。

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經常看馬來西亞攻略的朋友,都不難發現到馬來西亞的特色就在於馬來西亞節日色彩豐富,每個民族的慶典更是各有特色。其中,不難發現印度人的節慶幾乎都具有濃厚的信仰文化色彩。甚至在印族的佳節期間,很多著名的印度廟宇幾乎都是最值一遊馬來西亞景點。其實若能在當時前來馬來西亞旅遊,說不定還真能有機會體會到他們色彩繽紛的節慶氣氛。印度同胞對信仰虔誠,也相信邪不能勝正,而他們的大節日屠妖節更是傳揚這樣的價值觀的節日。

印度同胞慶祝的屠妖節,是興都教的傳統節日。它也被稱為排燈節或光明節。一般上,屠妖節會落在10月尾或11月頭。關於這個節慶的典故充滿了神話傳奇的色彩。據印度史詩《馬拉延納》記載,大地女神為天神誕下了一子,取名為那拉卡蘇然。可惜,天神的兒子不為善,擁有神力卻殘暴不堪,喜歡接近邪惡,最後變成魔王。他喜好黑暗,因此不允許人們點燈。天神無奈,唯有請諸神對自己的兒子製裁,最後魔王那拉卡蘇然被滅。地上的凡人得知此喜訊,點亮家中所有燈火大事慶祝”光明戰勝黑暗“。也有說這是古時候印度拉馬國王流亡14年再度回國,人民為了慶祝而點燃燈火祝福。總而言之,這就是一個那麼正面的節日,寓意邪不能勝正,黑暗永遠不能​​壓制光明。

在這個節日里,印族同胞們會一家大小團聚在一起過節。他們會穿顏色艷麗的印度傳統服飾祭祀神祇,並一起聚餐。也會用顏色鮮豔的花朵,張燈結彩的佈置家居。其中一樣最特別的裝飾,就是一種以染色的米粒做成的像彩色地毯一樣的Kollam. 這個裝飾有著吉祥、迎賓及團結之意。要製作Kollam,首先先要在地上繪上想要的圖騰,之後就用染上各種顏色的米粒開始跟著畫好的圖去拼湊鋪排。做這個Kollam 可是很靠耐心及需要細心的,同時親友們一起製作也有機會聯繫感情。做好的Kollam就像是屋前的一塊色彩斑斕的美麗地毯,充滿了節慶的喜氣。而在節慶期間,有些商場也會做很大型的Kollam,往往都會讓很多人驚艷,高舉手中的相機拍個不停。

馬來西亞多元種族文化讓我們有機會體驗不同種族的文化,正面的文化更應互相交融。生態旅遊鼓勵遊人總有趣的節慶文化中,體會它獨特的深意,同時,培養出正確的人生觀。只要堅信光明是最強的力量,那麼我們的社會將會變得更美好。

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Langkawi’s Magnificent Waterfalls

places to visit in Malaysia, where to go in Malaysia, things to do in Malaysia, what to do in Malaysia, tourist attractions in Malaysia, interesting places in Malaysia, things to do in Penang, what to do in Penang, where to go in Penang, things to do in Kuala Lumpur, what to do in Kuala Lumpur, where to go in Kuala Lumpur The Pulau Langkawi is the largest of the islands in the Langkawi Permata Kedah archipelago. The island is immensely beautiful primarily because of its lush tropical rainforest. Pulau Langkawi is home to two dominant mountains along with rainforests, clear mountain streams and many different types of flora and fauna. The Raya Mountain and the Mat Cincang Mountain areas are two of the major tourist attractions in Malaysia. One of the fun things to do in Langkawi is to visit its mountains and waterfalls. The mountains are the source of a number of beautiful waterfalls, and the three most prominent ones are the Telaga Tujuh, the Air Terjun Temurun and the Durian Perangin.

Telaga Tujuh Waterfall

The Telaga Tujuh which means the Seven Wells Waterfall springs from streams from the top of the Mat Cincang Mountain, and it is one of the top places to visit in Malaysia. The top of the waterfall is 1736 meters above sea level and as the name suggest water descends from the mountain into seven naturally formed holding pools.

The fun and beauty of a visit to Telag Tujuh is the walk towards the top, and the surroundings that you will encounter during the trip. The walk is a vigorous one, but there are two-landing stops along the way. The first landing stop is about half way up the mountain. At this stop there is a rest area, with concession stands and a place where visitors can swim and cool off. From the top of the falls to the base is 91 meters, and if you go all the way to the top, you will be rewarded with a view that exposes how the swift cascading water flows down through the seven pools. You will also be privy to a view of the blue waters of Burau Bay and Pantai Kok. As you walk towards the top you can enjoy the beautiful foliage and wildlife sightings. The wildlife sightings are likely to include animals such as monkey’s macaques, hornbills and enormous squirrels. The waterfall trail is freeand open to the public all year long.

Durian Perangin Falls

The Durian Perangin Waterfall is probably the least known of Pulau Langkawi’s three top waterfalls. Despite not being a major tourist attraction, it is one of the most interesting places to visit in Malaysia.

Durian Perangin is a favorite picnic spot for the islands local people. It sits on the northern slope of the Gunung Raya Mountain. What makes this waterfall beautiful and exciting is its 14 tier waterfall and the pools that lie beneath them. Each tier of the waterfall is unique and worth viewing. In addition to the waterfalls, the jungle area surrounding the walkway to the top is visually spectacular. On the walk to the top you cross a beautiful bridge that stretches directly over the water flow and throughout the journey you will find yourself surrounded by a wide array of flora and fauna. In addition to the plant life, you get to see the islands bird population along with monkeys and other wildlife species. The walk to the top is less strenuous than at the other waterfalls and if you need to rest there are many gazebos where you can stop at and if you are so inclined have a picnic. There is no fee for hiking to the top of the waterfall, and it is open throughout the year.

Air Terjun Temurun

The Air Temurun Waterfall is an area that nature lovers are sure to enjoy and it is one of the must see places to visit in Langkawi. Air Temurun is situated in the Mat Cincang Mountain Nature Park. The water that feeds Air Terjun drops 30 meters into a mystically serene pool that is a great place to swim and to enjoy nature. The water descends in a direct vertical path from the top of the waterfall. If you look at the top of the waterfall from its base, the view is neck breaking. Like most of the Pulau Langkawi Island the rainforest surrounding the waterfall is magnificent, it features beautiful plants and flowers and an abundance of wildlife.

One of the things that should be noted about Langkawi’s waterfalls is that the best time to view them is during the rainy season from March through November.

Langkawi’s waterfalls are some of the top tourist attractions in Malaysia. Therefore when people visit the waterfalls it is important to remember to be respectful. The forest areas around the waterfalls are the home for numerous types of plants and animals, and it is important that you do not pollute or cause damage to their environment. In addition visitors must always show respect to the people and the customs of those that live and visit the area.

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酒瓶清珠寺

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马来西亚槟城的人们无论是信奉什么宗教信仰,都会对上天有崇高的敬仰。来槟城旅游的游客都会知道,在槟城可以做的其中一件是就是去看庙、去拜拜。槟城攻略里面,庙往往都会是其中一个景点。被认为是槟城景点的庙宇一般上都是具有一定特色的庙宇,除了是膜拜的场所,也会有一些特别之处。槟城的清珠寺之所以会被介绍,也是因为它的一项特色—酒瓶装饰。

乍看之下,清珠寺的外表其实和一般的庙宇也没什么不同,甚至就规模而言也不算太大,但是再仔细一看,这座庙宇竟然无论是窗户、墙壁、阶梯扶手、庭院都有用造型古朴雅致的灵芝酒瓶来装饰。试想想要用来装饰一间庙宇,需要多少酒瓶才能成事儿啊?那一切就要多谢爱喝两杯的庙宇神祇们了。据说,此庙的主神九龙先师好美酒,善信及庙宇的理事都会献上灵芝酒供奉。久而久之,经年累月的就累积了为数不少的灵芝酒瓶,而这些酒瓶竟然就成为了建庙的建材,也成了庙宇中别具特色的装饰。

除了白净无瑕的白瓷灵芝酒瓶装饰,庙里还有一座观音池祭坛也是为人所津津乐道的。那里有一座从中国专门定制、手工精巧的观音像之外,竟然也和酒瓶装饰脱不了关系。也许观音菩萨不爱杯中物,但是美丽的酒瓶装饰应该还是深得菩萨的心意的,只是这里用的并不是白璧无瑕的灵芝酒瓶,而是皇帽啤酒的空酒瓶来装饰。酒瓶的碧绿如同宝玉,也是另一种值得欣赏的景致。

清珠寺是一间无门庙,随时开放给信众前来祭祀。这里的香火鼎盛,新春佳节期间更是会迎来一车又一车的游人前来。虽然说庙宇无门,但是却从来都没有发生过香油钱、美酒被盗的事件。据说那是因为这里的神明可是非常灵验,也经常有传出一些离奇的事件。据说有一位年轻人偷喝了庙里供奉神明的酒,醉了三天三夜也没醒过来,结果他父母后来带了二十瓶灵芝酒来祭拜,这个年轻人才从宿醉中渐渐清醒过来。也有人曾经偷了这里的香油钱,可是后来却非常不适,肚痛难当,后来快快将香油钱归还才痊愈。虽说这些传奇故事的真实性不可考,可是抬头三尺有神明,人在做天在看这中叫人诚实向善的警世性,确实是非常浓烈的。

生态旅游的主旨提倡的是体会信仰文化当中的教育意义,以及当中真善美的价值。从清珠寺内这么多的酒瓶数量我们不只是看到了槟城人对信仰的虔诚,也看到了创意和化腐朽为神奇的精神。酒瓶成为建筑的素材部分,确实也是环保的一个最好的例子。

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馬來西亞檳城的人們無論是信奉什麼宗教信仰,都會對上天有崇高的敬仰。來檳城旅遊的遊客都會知道,在檳城可以做的其中一件是就是去看廟、去拜拜。檳城攻略裡面,廟往往都會是其中一個景點。被認為是檳城景點的廟宇一般上都是具有一定特色的廟宇,除了是膜拜的場所,也會有一些特別之處。檳城的清珠寺之所以會被介紹,也是因為它的一項特色—酒瓶裝飾。

乍看之下,清珠寺的外表其實和一般的廟宇也沒什麼不同,甚至就規模而言也不算太大,但是再仔細一看,這座廟宇竟然無論是窗戶、牆壁、階梯扶手、庭院都有用造型古樸雅緻的靈芝酒瓶來裝飾。試想想要用來裝飾一間廟宇,需要多少酒瓶才能成事兒啊?那一切就要多謝愛喝兩杯的廟宇神祇們了。據說,此廟的主神九龍先師好美酒,善信及廟宇的理事都會獻上靈芝酒供奉。久而久之,經年累月的就累積了為數不少​​的靈芝酒瓶,而這些酒瓶竟然就成為了建廟的建材,也成了廟宇中別具特色的裝飾。

除了白淨無瑕的白瓷靈芝酒瓶裝飾,廟裡還有一座觀音池祭壇也是為人所津津樂道的。那裡有一座從中國專門定制、手工精巧的觀音像之外,竟然也和酒瓶裝飾脫不了關係。也許觀音菩薩不愛杯中物,但是美麗的酒瓶裝飾應該還是深得菩薩的心意的,只是這裡用的並不是白璧無瑕的靈芝酒瓶,而是皇帽啤酒的空酒瓶來裝飾。酒瓶的碧綠如同寶玉,也是另一種值得欣賞的景緻。

清珠寺是一間無門廟,隨時開放給信眾前來祭祀。這裡的香火鼎盛,新春佳節期間更是會迎來一車又一車的遊人前來。雖然說廟宇無門,但是卻從來都沒有發生過香油錢、美酒被盜的事件。據說那是因為這裡的神明可是非常靈驗,也經常有傳出一些離奇的事件。據說有一位年輕人偷喝了廟裡供奉神明的酒,醉了三天三夜也沒醒過來,結果他父母后來帶了二十瓶靈芝酒來祭拜,這個年輕人才從宿醉中漸漸清醒過來。也有人曾經偷了這裡的香油錢,可是後來卻非常不適,肚痛難當,後來快快將香油錢歸還才痊癒。雖說這些傳奇故事的真實性不可考,可是抬頭三尺有神明,人在做天在看這中叫人誠實向善的警世性,確實是非常濃烈的。

生態旅遊的主旨提倡的是體會信仰文化當中的教育意義,以及當中真善美的價值。從清珠寺內這麼多的酒瓶數量我們不只是看到了檳城人對信仰的虔誠,也看到了創意和化腐朽為神奇的精神。酒瓶成為建築的素材部分,確實也是環保的一個最好的例子。

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Celebrate Malaysia’s Wonderful Festivals and Fair’s

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Arts Festival

One of the most interesting places to visit in Malaysia is Kuala Lumpur, it is the capital city of Malaysia and its cultural and tourism center. It is also the home of the 1Malysian Contemporary Art and Tourism Festival. The initial year of the festival was 2010, and it has gotten bigger and better every year since then. As a result of the festivals rapid growth, events are now held in shopping centers, hotels, pavilions and art galleries throughout the city.

The festival runs from July through September. The intent of its planners is to showcase and promote the works of Malaysian and Southeast Asian artists to the international community. The art exhibits include a wide array of paintings and sculptures that represent Malaysia’s diverse ethnic and religious backgrounds. There will be thousands of beautiful works of arts, many of which will be for sale.

Each year the festival is managed by the Malaysian Ministry of Tourism. One of the ministries goals was to support and develop young artist to ensure the future of Malaysia’s art culture. In order to help reach their goal Malaysia’s top young artist are encouraged to compete in events such as the “Futurist” competition which will feature hundreds of works of art and pay prize money to the best artist. There will also be exhibits that showcase the works of some of the regions older and more seasoned artist.

The 1Malaysia Art and Tourism Festival is just one of a number of Malaysian art festivals. There are other very notable festivals such as the Art Malaysia Tourism Fair in Kuala Lumpur in August. There is also the Malaysian International Performing Arts Festival which is held in Kuala Lumpur in November, and which presents stage shows that feature traditional Malaysian dancing, singing and plays.

Malaysia Food & Fruit Festival

Malaysian’s are generally outgoing friendly people who like festivals and celebrations. That explains why there are so many different kinds of festivals, one of them are the Malaysian Food and Fruit festivals. These festivals celebrate the plethora of foods and fruits that Malaysian farmers can produce. Various cities and states in Malaysia have food and fruit festivals. One of the most interesting places in Malaysia is at the food and fruit festival that is held in Kuala Lumpur. Festival participants have stalls where they present delicious tropical fruits such as the unique Durian fruit or honeydew melons, pineapples, rose apples or bananas. While the festival focuses on fruit, people cannot live on fruit alone, and there are lots of other kinds of Asian cuisines that are available. One of the reasons for these festivals is to attract tourist, and the local participants make sure that the festivals live up to the high expectations of both the tourist and the local population

Malaysia Craft Festival

For those that are looking for interesting things to do in Malaysia, attending the Malaysian National Craft Festival should be high on the list. The festival which is held in Kuala Lumpur is a major event where close to five hundred Malaysian entrepreneurs display and sale a wide range of arts and craft items. The craft items include furniture, pottery, hand crafted fabrics, clothing, various kinds of jewelry and more. Malaysia is a diverse country, and the craft items demonstrate the diversity and complexity of the Malaysian people.

In addition to the craftsmen displays, there are lots of activities such as interactive workshops and guided tours where visitors can see and learn how craft items are designed and made. The fair will also feature stage shows by some of Malaysia’s finest cultural performers. All in all, the Malaysian Craft Festival is a fun and enlightening cultural event.

The festivals and fairs like the ones that are discussed in this article are wonderful events where people can enjoy themselves. It is important for the future of these events, that visitors respect the people at the events along with their property and customs. Proper behavior is in everyone’s best interest.

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多铎英式建筑-皇家雪兰莪俱乐部

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说起位于马来西亚吉隆坡的皇家雪兰莪俱乐部,它其实并不算是主流的吉隆坡景点。因为作为吉隆坡最早的上流社会会所,它迄今依然地位尊贵,只能招待会员入内不开放给公众参观,所以不能说算是个主流景点。所以,吉隆坡攻略也鲜少会提及这个地方。然而我觉得如果您头一次到吉隆坡旅行,其实可以顺便过来看看它。它的建筑造型极为特别,可以说是吉隆坡的主要地标建筑之一。其实,它就建立在吉隆坡独立广场附近,很多人都会看见的一座英式建筑物。

皇家雪兰莪俱乐部的建筑风格和其他大多数在吉隆坡的英治时期的留下的建筑物的建筑风格不同,它并不采摩尔式及歌德式的建筑风格,而是用多铎式的英式建筑。1884年,这家俱乐部只是从一个简单的亚答木板建筑开始,1910年才改建成如今的多铎式建筑。这一建筑风格在英国多铎王朝时流行而的此名,主要是以木条构架外墙,让木的深色和墙的淡色成对比,是非常具有欧陆民族性的建筑风格。

皇家雪兰莪俱乐部就是吉隆坡的达官贵人进出的高级场所。一开始它的建立是为了服务英国及外国的上流社群,以及作为他们社交及进行板球运动的用途。单纯一点来说,就是为了让来当时的马来亚的英国人还能享受在英国过惯的日子。

随着时间的推移,这间高级俱乐部开始发展,变成设有各种休闲娱乐设施,如:酒吧、健身房、游泳池等的高级会所,有时还备有高档的娱乐节目,让很多高尚名流对它趋之若鹜。皇家雪兰莪俱乐部采会员制,只有申请入会才能进入,而且会费不低。因此,能够成为会员就代表拥有财富和势力的象征。而这样闲人止步的地方,别说是对外国游客,就算是对本地人来说,它还是有一定的神秘感。可是,它那造型独特充满了异国的风情的建筑,还是让人有许多的怀想。

这边给大家说说皇家雪兰莪俱乐部的一件轶事,就是它内设的酒廊Long Bar, 曾经一度是女人禁地。据说,男士们都喜欢在这里喝酒看板球和橄榄球比赛,但是男人看球的的时候态度难免粗野,或许还会不小心爆出污言秽语,甚至为了支持球队起冲突。男士们为了在女士面前维持良好的绅士形象,所以拒绝招待女性,免得她们看到这些丑态。据说迄今这项传统仍然继续,可是事事也有破例,只有在一次的捷兔赛女性才获准进入这个“男人圣地”。

无疑,这座特别的建筑除了是显眼的吉隆坡地标,也算是具有历史意义的建筑。首先,它见证了英国殖民地文化在马来亚和日后的马来西亚的影响力。其次,它见证了吉隆坡过百年的繁华。所以就算不能进去参观,也可以在外面拍拍照留念。

生态旅游鼓励欣赏建筑的同时,也了解国家的历史,多给旅行另一项意义,那就是增长知识,继续学习。

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說起位於馬來西亞吉隆坡的皇家雪蘭莪俱樂部,它其實並不算是主流的吉隆坡景點。因為作為吉隆坡最早的上流社會會所,它迄今依然地位尊貴,只能招待會員入內不開放給公眾參觀,所以不能說算是個主流景點。所以,吉隆坡攻略也鮮少會提及這個地方。然而我覺得如果您頭一次到吉隆坡旅行,其實可以順便過來看看它。它的建築造型極為特別,可以說是吉隆坡的主要地標建築之一。其實,它就建立在吉隆坡獨立廣場附近,很多人都會看見的一座英式建築物。

皇家雪蘭莪俱樂部的建築風格和其他大多數在吉隆坡的英治時期的留下的建築物的建築風格不同,它並不採摩爾式及歌德式的建築風格,而是用多鐸式的英式建築。 1884年,這傢俱樂部只是從一個簡單的亞答木板建築開始,1910年才改建成如今的多鐸式建築。這一建築風格在英國多鐸王朝時流行而的此名,主要是以木條構架外牆,讓木的深色和牆的淡色成對比,是非常具有歐陸民族性的建築風格。

皇家雪蘭莪俱樂部就是吉隆坡的達官貴人進出的高級場所。一開始它的建立是為了服務英國及外國的上流社群,以及作為他們社交及進行板球運動的用途。單純一點來說,就是為了讓來當時的馬來亞的英國人還能享受在英國過慣的日子。

隨著時間的推移,這間高級俱樂部開始發展,變成設有各種休閒娛樂設施,如:酒吧、健身房、游泳池等的高級會所,有時還備有高檔的娛樂節目,讓很多高尚名流對它趨之若鶩。皇家雪蘭莪俱樂部採會員制,只有申請入會才能進入,而且會費不低。因此,能夠成為會員就代表擁有財富和勢力的象徵。而這樣閒人止步的地方,別說是對外國遊客,就算是對本地人來說,它還是有一定的神秘感。可是,它那造型獨特充滿了異國的風情的建築,還是讓人有許多的懷想。

這邊給大家說說皇家雪蘭莪俱樂部的一件軼事,就是它內設的酒廊Long Bar, 曾經一度是女人禁地。據說,男士們都喜歡在這裡喝酒看板球和橄欖球比賽,但是男人看球的的時候態度難免粗野,或許還會不小心爆出污言穢語,甚至為了支持球隊起衝突。男士們為了在女士面前維持良好的紳士形象,所以拒絕招待女性,免得她們看到這些醜態。據說迄今這項傳統仍然繼續,可是事事也有破例,只有在一次的捷兔賽女性才獲准進入這個“男人聖地”。

無疑,這座特別的建築除了是顯眼的吉隆坡地標,也算是具有歷史意義的建築。首先,它見證了英國殖民地文化在馬來亞和日後的馬來西亞的影響力。其次,它見證了吉隆坡過百年的繁華。所以就算不能進去參觀,也可以在外面拍拍照留念。

生態旅遊鼓勵欣賞建築的同時,也了解國家的歷史,多給旅行另一項意義,那就是增長知識,繼續學習。

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Visit the National Museum for Glimpses of the Culture and History

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The National Museum or Muzium Negara is located in Kuala Lumpur and is one of the most popular places to visit in Malaysia no matter where within the country a person’s final destination is. This particular museum focuses on history as well as culture and as such, it has become a part of the national identity over the years.

The National Museum was opened in August in 1963 and was inspired by the national identity. It is located on the site of a previous museum, the Selangor Museum which existed from 1889 to 1945.

Every aspect of the museum is eye-catching from its contents to the building itself. The building has a Minangkabau-style roof as well as two large front murals that were created using Italian mosaic glass. When you visit this item on your list of things to do in Kuala Lumpur, you will instantly notice these large mosaics that give you a glimpse into life in Malaysia. The building itself is designed to include 26 concrete columns in the design of a traditional Malay palace. The columns include 13 in the eastern wing and 13 in the western with each of these reflecting the fact that Malaysia is made up of 13 states. Each of these states offers places to visit in Kuala Lumpur and beyond.

Organization

There are four major galleries within the National Museum in Kuala Lumpur and they are Early History, Malay Kingdoms, Colonial Area, and Malaysia Today. Together these exhibits work to cover the entire history of the area with a great deal of emphasis on the culture as well.

The museum is also divided by topic including the Cultures Exhibitions, Faces of Malaysia, Natural History, and a grouping of weapons, music, and ceramics. The excellent organization of the museum allows you to easily decide whether you want to see the whole thing or focus on a particular topic. If you are simply overwhelmed, you can even take a free tour led by a volunteer guide who is knowledgeable about all of the exhibits and artifacts. Despite being a volunteer, the tour guide will make sure that you understand why this museum is one of the most interesting places in Malaysia.

Immediately outside of the Muzium Negara you will find the Malay World Ethnology Museum and the Orang Asli Craft Museum which are smaller, but free to visit. The National Museum itself also hosts an additional outdoor exhibit that rotates. Outside you can find exhibits that include traditional as well as modern transportation as the items displayed are too large to fit inside.

Arriving

If you simply look at a map, you may be tempted to go to KL Sentral Station in order to get to the National Museum but doing this will leave you to cross many highways. Instead, you should either take a taxi or take advantage of the hop-on-hop-off bus. Another option is to use the walkway that crosses the highway to the south of Lake Gardens.

During your visit to the National Museum in Kuala Lumpur, keep in mind that this museum shows the culture as well as the history of Malaysia. The objects and information displayed has shaped the culture of the country and as such it is important to be respectful of them, even items that seem unusual to you. By entering with an open mind, you can learn a great deal about the county which is why the National Museum is perhaps one of the most important tourist attractions in Malaysia.

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What Amazing Gifts Do Malaysian Officials Receive? Visit Perdana Gallery in Langkawi

places to visit in Malaysia, where to go in Malaysia, things to do in Malaysia, what to do in Malaysia, tourist attractions in Malaysia, interesting places in Malaysia, things to do in Penang, what to do in Penang, where to go in Penang, things to do in Kuala Lumpur, what to do in Kuala Lumpur, where to go in Kuala Lumpur Found several kilometers to the north of Kuah, the Perdana Gallery in Langkawi is also known as the Galeria Perdana. This gallery showcases a unique collection of gifts and awards that the former Prime Minister, Dr. Mahathir Mohamad received throughout the course of his career. With is incredible variety of items, this is considered one of the most interesting places in Malaysia by locals and visitors alike.

The Perdana Gallery is one of the top places to visit in Langkawi for history lovers. The gallery was first formed in 1995 and includes three connected buildings within a larger area surrounded by large recreational areas and gardens.

Former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir bin Mohamad is responsible for the creation of the gallery. He did so during his time in this role as he wanted to create a place where the people of Malaysia could see the various gifts, souvenirs, and awards him and his wife received from Malaysians, statesmen, and world leaders. The then Prime Minister felt that each of these gifts and awards belonged to the country as a whole and therefore decided to make them accessible in what would become one of the key tourist attractions in Malaysia.

If you decide to visit the Perdana Gallery, you should have a bit more background information about the area.

Building Structure

As you enter the Galeria Perdana, you will be able to purchase a ticket at the reception counter. Once you get inside the main gallery, be sure to look up at the ceiling dome. Here you will find intricate work and detail as well as a precious chandelier. While you walk throughout other areas of the gallery, be sure to admire the ceilings in those rooms as well as many are high and hand-painted.

Collections

To maintain its organization, the Perdana Gallery is divided into several different sections based on the type of gift, souvenir, or award. The first section includes materials made with lacquer, crystal, wood, or leather in addition to stone objects and musical instruments. The second section includes plaques, ceramics, weaponry, games, textiles, and Islamic art. One section is entirely dedicated to automobiles while another has pewter, brass, copper, and silver.

This organization system means that out of the places to visit in Langkawi, the Perdana Gallery is perhaps one of the easiest to navigate, especially for those with a particular goal in mind.

There are many unique objects within the 5,333 square meters occupied by the museum and the intricate gardens. One of the highlights is the F1 racing cars that were given as gifts with another being the Wood Carving Room which contains Malay wooden architecture.

Additional Areas

Although still considered to be a part of the Perdana Gallery, the Reading Room contains reference material. If you would like to relax after your visit of the gallery, you can head to the Green House which is outdoors and contains numerous plants in a controlled environment.

Important Information

To get to the gallery, you can travel 11 kilometers north of Kuah until you reach Mukim Air Hangat. In fact, the Perdana Gallery is fairly close to the Langkawi Bird Paradise, so when you pass that attraction, you will know to be on the lookout for the gallery. Around the gallery is a great deal of greenery with paved trails for walking. You can even get a snack in a nearby café and reminisce about the places to visit in Malaysia that you have seen on your trip.

During your visit, remember that each of the objects within the Perdana Gallery holds significance for Malaysia. Respect the items by not touching them unless specifically told you can do so and take the same care with the surrounding gardens.

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兰卡威热井温泉

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马来西亚兰卡威是个度假天堂,每年吸引国内外游客不计其数。兰卡威景点都是上天赐予的自然美景,配合传奇传说,让它更让人神往。到兰卡威旅游上山下海玩了好几天,是不是也会有些疲倦?除了去做水疗,有没有想过可以在兰卡威泡温泉呢?毕竟在常年如夏的马来西亚泡温泉好像不是主流,所以兰卡威攻略也很少提及这个景点,但无疑泡温泉有助消除疲劳放松精神。那么今天就说说这个兰卡威不算主流的景点–热井温泉村(Air Hangat Village)

热井温泉村距离Kuah市以北14公里处,是马来西亚少见的温泉地带之一。其特别之处是在于这里除了常见淡水温泉,也有在世界极为少见的咸水温泉。除了马来西亚以外,就只可以在其他的三个国家内找到,是非常罕有的自然之宝。

为了吸引游客,热井温泉进行了为时三年的大翻修工程,建立园景式的温泉村。这座温泉公园内设有多个小亭子, 每做小亭子内都有冒出源源不绝温泉水的小井,游人可以围坐在亭子内享受温泉泡脚。这是最基本的享受。还有一些池子也有温泉水冒出来,这些小池子是供游人免费浸浴的。当然,最高级的的享受是温泉按摩池。这个隐私空间可以接受预订,每间私人浴室是在马币100-150之间,可供7至8人使用,最适合一家大小或者是想要有私密空间的人使用。

这里的泉眼分作三层,最深入园区的泉眼的水是最热的。而盐矿温泉的疗效最好,它拥有丰富的矿物质,对关节疼痛、痛风及皮肤病有特别的疗效。因此,经常见到走累了的游人会围坐在小井泡脚,舒缓脚步的疲劳。而且,除了私用的按摩浴池,其他的都是免费使用的。然而,要知道使用者付费,当然是对享受有要求,按摩池的水不是普通的淡水温泉,而是较为珍贵的盐矿温泉。试想想让这么稀罕的温泉水浸泡全身,怎能不充满力量呢?

关于这个温泉也是有传说的。传说兰卡威岛上很久很久以前住着两家巨人,这两家巨人虽然是冤家但是互相的儿女却喜欢上了对方。两人两情相悦,谈婚论嫁,可是两家的冤家家长却老谈不拢,甚至到了最后还大打出手,热汤锅、热水壶的全拿来互砸。结果呢?一碗热酱汁洒在的地方变成了Kuah镇(Kuah,马来语有酱汁的意思);另一过热水就砸在了热井温泉村这里形成了温泉。然而我们当然知道,这个传说只是传说,这温泉的形成之是因为机缘巧合造成的地理现象。但是这样的传说,其实也为这个地方增添了一点趣味和色彩。试想想看着远山泡脚的时候想像着两巨人的斗争的画面,何尝不是旅途中的一点乐趣?

生态旅游提倡爱护环境及珍惜资源,我们鼓励游人在前往自然景点时,维护自然生态,不制造垃圾,不伤害生物。对于兰卡威而言,一草一木都是宝,请协助在地人维护这些宝,让更多人也能享受这些宝给予的好处。

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馬來西亞蘭卡威是個度假天堂,每年吸引國內外遊客不計其數。蘭卡威景點都是上天賜予的自然美景,配合傳奇傳說,讓它更讓人神往。到蘭卡威旅游上山下海玩了好幾天,是不是也會有些疲倦?除了去做水療,有沒有想過可以在蘭卡威泡溫泉呢?畢竟在常年如夏的馬來西亞泡溫泉好像不是主流,所以蘭卡威攻略也很少提及這個景點,但無疑泡溫泉有助消除疲勞放鬆精神。那麼今天就說說這個蘭卡威不算主流的景點–熱井溫泉村(Air Hangat Village)

熱井溫泉村距離Kuah市以北14公里處,是馬來西亞少見的溫泉地帶之一。其特別之處是在於這裡除了常見淡水溫泉,也有在世界極為少見的鹹水溫泉。除了馬來西亞以外,就只可以在其他的三個國家內找到,是非常罕有的自然之寶。

為了吸引遊客,熱井溫泉進行了為時三年的大翻修工程,建立園景式的溫泉村。這座溫泉公園內設有多個小亭子, 每做小亭子內都有冒出源源不絕溫泉水的小井,遊人可以圍坐在亭子內享受溫泉泡腳。這是最基本的享受。還有一些池子也有溫泉水冒出來,這些小池子是供遊人免費浸浴的。當然,最高級的的享受是溫泉按摩池。這個隱私空間可以接受預訂,每間私人浴室是在馬幣100-150之間,可供7至8人使用,最適合一家大小或者是想要有私密空間的人使用。

這裡的泉眼分作三層,最深入園區的泉眼的水是最熱的。而鹽礦溫泉的療效最好,它擁有豐富的礦物質,對關節疼痛、痛風及皮膚病有特別的療效。因此,經常見到走累了的遊人會圍坐在小井泡腳,舒緩腳步的疲勞。而且,除了私用的按摩浴池,其他的都是免費使用的。然而,要知道使用者付費,當然是對享受有要求,按摩池的水不是普通的淡水溫泉,而是較為珍貴的鹽礦溫泉。試想想讓這麼稀罕的溫泉水浸泡全身,怎能不充滿力量呢?

關於這個溫泉也是有傳說的。傳說蘭卡威島上很久很久以前住著兩家巨人,這兩家巨人雖然是冤家但是互相的兒女卻喜歡上了對方。兩人兩情相悅,談婚論嫁,可是兩家的冤家家長卻老談不攏,甚至到了最後還大打出手,熱湯鍋、熱水壺的全拿來互砸。結果呢?一碗熱醬汁灑在的地方變成了Kuah鎮(Kuah,馬來語有醬汁的意思);另一過熱水就砸在了熱井溫泉村這裡形成了溫泉。然而我們當然知道,這個傳說只是傳說,這溫泉的形成之是因為機緣巧合造成的地理現象。但是這樣的傳說,其實也為這個地方增添了一點趣味和色彩。試想想看著遠山泡腳的時候想像著兩巨人的鬥爭的畫面,何嘗不是旅途中的一點樂趣?

生態旅遊提倡愛護環境及珍惜資源,我們鼓勵遊人在前往自然景點時,維護自然生態,不製造垃圾,不傷害生物。對於蘭卡威而言,一草一木都是寶,請協助在地人維護這些寶,讓更多人也能享受這些寶給予的好處。

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